| Jul 29, 2010
| 11:09 AM
Seventeen years ago, when Eva Franchi began annual concerts honoring her husband, the elegant Italian tenor Sergio Franchi, her grief after her husband's death from cancer in 1990 was still fresh. The last thing on her mind was a dress code.
| Aug 22, 2010
Michael Been, a singer, songwriter, guitarist and founding member of the Northern California modern rock band the Call, which broke out with the 1983 MTV hit "The Walls Came Down," has died. He was 60.
Been (pronounced Bean) died Thursday after suffering...
| Jan 18, 2011
| 9:54 PM
Just the name, “Forever Plaid,” implies something timeless, something valuable and something very silly. It also means a special kind of loyalty, if only to a particular fabric pattern. The Glendale Centre Theatre’s production of “...
| Jan 19, 2011
Don Kirshner, the veteran music mogul who shepherded songs from a monstrously talented stable of young writers to the top of the pop charts in the 1960s, launched the career of the Monkees and then became a familiar face to millions of rock fans as...
| Jan 9, 2011
| 8:11 PM
More than 70 people on Sunday found themselves at a point in time when rock ’n’ roll was arriving in the United States.
The performers at the time included artists like Bill Haley, Jerry Lee Lewis and Buddy Holly, and their influence was...
| Jul 14, 2011
| 6:36 PM
The Ed Sullivan Theater, where David Letterman films his late night talk show, has been busier than usual.
This week, a second attempted break-in left window panes of the front doors shattered.
New York police say 42-year-old, Alvin Moore, threw a...
| Apr 15, 2011
| 1:30 AM
Current prices are recorded from antiques shows, flea markets, sales and auctions throughout the United States. Prices vary in different locations because of local economic conditions.
Airplane whistle, makes a sirenlike whirl, propeller twirls, red and...
| Apr 21, 2011
| 6:57 PM
The musical "Forever Plaid," now stirring nostalgia at the Costa Mesa Playhouse has been around for a while — with two previous productions in Costa Mesa alone — but it's still well worth a visit, especially if those "moments to remember" were...
| May 18, 2011
| 8:45 PM
Comedian Bill Skiles, one half of the Skiles and Henderson comedic team with Newport-Mesa roots who went on to appear on "The Ed Sullivan Show," "The Tonight Show" and other TV programs in the 1960s and 70s, has died. He was 79.
Skiles died of kidney...
| May 20, 2011
Bill Skiles, the wacky half of the Skiles and Henderson comedy duo, who entertained audiences for five decades with his sound effects, mimicry and improvised musical instruments, died Monday at his home in St. Cloud, Fla. He was 79.
The cause was...
| May 23, 2011
During her heyday in the 1940s and '50s, dimple-cheeked Monica Lewis was known as "America's Singing Sweetheart": She warbled such chart-topping hits as "Autumn Leaves, "I Wish You Love" and "Put the Blame on Mame" and starred on the radio on such...
| Jun 26, 2011
| 12:01 PM
“Kithe Brewster is to the best dressed list, what Henry Ford was to the automobile.”
- Camilla Morton, British Vogue
Fashion Editor and Celebrity Stylist Kithe Brewster has cultivated a fiercely loyal following among celebrities, fashion...