| Dec 4, 2012
| 10:39 AM
When a new performance concept succeeds impressively enough, invariably a sequel (or two) is demanded — a concept illustrated by such projects as "Greater Tuna," "Nunsense" and "The Marvelous Wonderettes."
To that list — and vaulting to...
| Apr 19, 2012
Dick Clark, the youthful-looking television personality who literally introduced rock 'n' roll to much of the nation on "American Bandstand" and for four decades was the first and last voice many Americans heard each year with his New Year's Eve...
| Jul 13, 2012
Maria Cole, the widow of music legend Nat King Cole and the mother of singer Natalie Cole whose own singing career included a stint as vocalist for Duke Ellington's orchestra in the mid-1940s, has died. She was 89.
Cole died Tuesday at a hospice in...
| Aug 21, 2012
She was a self-described "cartoon," a zany housewife-turned-comedian with an electrified hairdo who broke into the male-dominated world of stand-up comedy in the 1950s with an outlandish wardrobe and a barrage of self-deprecating jokes punctuated by her...
| 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...
| 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...
| Sep 8, 2010
| 4:35 PM
The Beatles' nation-rocking U.S. television performances in 1964 and 1965 have resurfaced this week in a new DVD package,âThe 4 Complete Ed Sullivan Shows Starring the Beatles,â providing a look not just at the groupâs American breakthrough, but...
| Jul 31, 2011
| 9:36 PM
"The Ed Sullivan Comedy Special" on PBS will explore timeless comedy and famous comedians...
| Aug 1, 2011
| 4:36 PM
Ken Burns talks about his new documentary "Prohibition" and HBO's acclaimed "Boardwalk Empire," which takes place during the Prohibition era....
| Aug 4, 2011
| 4:36 PM
KOCE-TV expands its lineup of children's programs. KOCE-TV calls itself PBS SoCal....
| Aug 23, 2011
| 4:36 PM
David Letterman jokes about the death threats made against him by a Muslim extremist....