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LAT WofF 20100708

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  • Leslie Uggams Starring As Mama Rose In Connecticut Repertory Theatre's 'Gypsy'

    Leslie Uggams Starring As Mama Rose In Connecticut Repertory Theatre's 'Gypsy'
    Leslie Uggams is used to taking on roles that, in a different era, no one would expect an African-American actress to take on. She's played Dolly Levi in "Hello, Dolly!" Reno Sweeney in "Anything Goes", Sally Bowles in "Cabaret," and Maria Callas in...
  • Cast headed by Leslie Uggams puts together CRT production of 'Gypsy'

    Cast headed by Leslie Uggams puts together CRT production of 'Gypsy'
    Leslie Uggams was the first African American to star in a regular television series. Soon, she'll debut as the first African Amercian actress to play the role of Mama Rose, a role often referred to as the King Lear of musical theater. As a teen, Uggams...
  • Jerry Vale, singer who topped the charts in 1950s and '60s, dies at 83

    Jerry Vale, singer who topped the charts in 1950s and '60s, dies at 83
    Jerry Vale, a smooth-voiced singer who reached the top of the pop charts in the 1950s and '60s with his interpretations of romantic ballads, died Sunday at his home in Palm Desert. He was 83. Vale's attorney, Harold J. Levy, confirmed his death after...
  • Globe-Trotting Tony Bennett Shows No Signs Of Slowing Down

    Globe-Trotting Tony Bennett Shows No Signs Of Slowing Down
    Although he's enjoyed a Midas touch with his many mega-hit recordings; has won a warehouse full of critical plaudits and prestigious commendations, including Grammy, Emmy and NEA awards;  and sung duets with everyone from Lady Gaga to Amy Winehouse,...
  • Tony- and Emmy-winning 'Roots' actress coming to Easton's State Theatre

     
    A Tony- and Emmy Award-winning singer and actress best known for her role in the groundbreaking 1970s mini-series “Roots” is coming to Easton’s State Theater, it was just announced. Leslie Uggams has replaced Faith Prince for the...
  • A Documentary About the Life and Music of Doc Pomus Plays at The Avon Theatre

    A Documentary About the Life and Music of Doc Pomus Plays at The Avon Theatre
    It’s one of the enduring mysteries of pop music. How something so slight and disposable, a three-minute tune — songs written about fleeting and often trivial teenage emotions — can still somehow be so long-lasting and deep. Doc Pomus,...
  • Patti Page dies at 85; singer helped widen country music audience

    Patti Page dies at 85; singer helped widen country music audience
    Patti Page, the Oklahoma-born pop singer whose gossamer voice on "The Tennessee Waltz," "The Doggie in the Window" and other 1950s hits offered a soothing counterpart to the revolutionary new sound of rock 'n' roll, died New Year's Day in Encinitas,...
  • Twelve Great Connecticut Local Band Christmas Songs

    - The Gravel Pit, Sucking on a Holiday Treat. An avowed tribute to the bubblegum pop of The Archies (who didn’t release their own Christmas album until just a few years ago), this mid-‘90s pop confection arrived as The Gravel Pit was...
  • PIX11 Yule Log to Air on Christmas Day -- and Watch Out For Other WPIX Holiday Traditions

    PIX11 Yule Log to Air on Christmas Day -- and Watch Out For Other WPIX Holiday Traditions
    It wouldn't be a holiday in New York without the PIX11 Yule Log! The Yule Log, the famous film loop of a burning log in a hearth, has warmed the hearts of` viewers since it debuted on PIX in 1966. To celebrate the fabled fire stick's 46th anniversary,...
  • Mitch Miller dies at 99; musical innovator and host of 'Sing Along With Mitch'

    Mitch Miller dies at 99; musical innovator and host of 'Sing Along With Mitch'
    Mitch Miller, who helped shape musical tastes in the 1950s and early '60s as the head of the popular music division at Columbia Records and hosted the hit "Sing Along With Mitch" TV show in the early '60s while becoming one of the era's most...
  • Original TV Yule Log still burning after 45 years

     
    The other day, we told you about the Yule Log that has been produced by iN DEMAND for VOD cable viewers in the last decade or so. But the famous televised Yule Log that started it all on WPIX in New York in 1966 is also still burning strong on many...
  • Iggy Pop interview: Playing with the Stooges is like being beaten up by a middle-aged gang

     
    Iggy Pop and James Williamson in London, 1972. (Courtesy of Columbia Records) When Iggy Pop and the Stooges played their final concert in 1974, Pop was knocked cold by a bottle hurled from a hostile audience. The band disintegrated amid......