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  • From Rabbit Ears To HDTV: Boomers Have Seen It All

    We watch television differently now. We watch what we want when we want. We are no longer slaves to some network's schedule. We all have cable. Granted, most of cable's hundreds of channel offerings are not of interest, but as highly skilled operators...
  • The Long-Forgotten Proto-Punk Band Death Gets Rediscovered and Rejuvenated

    The Long-Forgotten Proto-Punk Band Death Gets Rediscovered and Rejuvenated
    In an age when bands with names like the Butthole Surfers, Fucked Up, and even (sorry) Anal Cunt have, to varying degrees, achieved a measure of success, media attention and even radio play, it's hard to imagine that a talented and energetic band could be...
  • 'Boardwalk Empire's' Vincent Piazza Closes Deal to Join 'Jersey Boys'

    "Boardwalk Empire" actor Vincent Piazza has closed a deal to join the cast of Warner Bros. "Jersey Boys." Director Clint Eastwood and producer Graham King have always liked Piazza for the role of Tommy Devito and offered him the role a couple weeks back,...
  • Beatles Promoter Sid Bernstein Dies at 95

    Sid Bernstein, the promoter who brought the Beatles to Carnegie Hall in New York City just as their fame exploded in the U.S., has died. He was 95. Bernstein's daughter, Casey Deutsch, said her father died in his sleep Wednesday morning of natural...
  • Kumar Pallana dies at 94; character actor discovered by Wes Anderson

    Kumar Pallana dies at 94; character actor discovered by Wes Anderson
    Before Wes Anderson directed his first feature film, he'd hang out at an eclectic coffee shop in Dallas where he met a 70-something yoga teacher — Kumar Pallana — who was like a one-man Ed Sullivan variety show. To entertain customers in the...
  • Death of a forever-young pop idol

    Davy Jones died. I didn't think that was possible. If there was ever a forever-young pop idol, "Davy" was it. Boyish-faced, long-haired, short, thin, British accent, always goofing around with the other Monkees, singing bubble-gum music and making...
  • Greg Schwem: One wrong turn from changing history

    Pope Francis recently completed his first international trip, a weeklong jaunt to Brazil that included adulation, spirituality and, if you were the pontiff's chauffeur, utter embarrassment. Francis' driver, you may have heard, took a wrong turn while...
  • Clint Eastwood and Graham King Eye Cast for 'Jersey Boys' (EXCLUSIVE)

    After going through several hoops to get the adaptation of the Broadway musical "Jersey Boys" off the ground, Graham King and Warner Bros. look as if they are getting closer to a start date. Broadway stars John Lloyd Young, Erich Bergen, Michael...
  • The Improv Celebrates 50 Years of Great Standup

    It's been said that at the root of all great comedy lies anger and resentment, and judging from the first meeting of longtime Improv partners Budd Friedman and Mark Lonow, perhaps that maxim applies to great comedy businesses as well. Having recently...
  • On Theater: 'Birdie' soars above second-act woes

    On Theater: 'Birdie' soars above second-act woes
    Those whose memories stretch back to the teenage female angst of 1957, when Uncle Sam finally caught up to Elvis Presley, will particularly appreciate the revival of the musical "Bye Bye Birdie," now on stage for the second time in recent history at the...
  • Rare Beatles photos go on display in New Mexico

    Rare Beatles photos go on display in New Mexico
    David Mapes loves the photograph in a very “Yesterday” kind of way. The image’s composition is a dreamy and moody black-and-white and it shows Beatles drummer Ringo Starr just days after the band’s 1964 appearance on the "Ed...
  • Bill Murray, dressed as Liberace, celebrates 20 years of 'Late Show'

    Bill Murray, dressed as Liberace, celebrates 20 years of 'Late Show'
    It's been 20 years and 3,901 episodes since "Late Show with David Letterman" premiered on CBS in 1993. To celebrate the milestone on Thursday, Letterman invited his very first guest, Bill Murray, whom he praised as "the gold standard in American comedy,"...