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  • Seems like everyone passes through Laurel, at one time or another [Commentary]

    From George Washington to George Wallace to the Astrodon johnstoni dinosaurs that roamed the wilds off Contee Road — no doubt killing time before the new Panera and Harris Teeter open in Laurel — it seems that Laurel has hosted virtually every...
  • Secrets of the Jersey shore

    Who knew the serene beaches in Cape May County, N.J. – The Jersey Cape — are laden with downy white sand that rivals the sugar-sand beaches on exotic tropical islands? You don't learn this stuff from watching Snooki and her gang, who hang...
  • New Jersey Beach Tour Celebrates '50s Motel Architecture

    New Jersey Beach Tour Celebrates '50s Motel Architecture
    WILDWOOD, N.J. — I expect Frankie and Annette to walk out of the Lollipop Motel. If you know who they are, you will know what I mean. If you are too young to remember them, you owe yourself a ride on a Doo Wop Back to the '50s tour, centered in...
  • Larry Scott dies at 75; champion bodybuilder

    Larry Scott wasn't exactly a 98-pound weakling — he weighed in at 120 — but his life changed forever after he ran across a stack of bodybuilding magazines in an Idaho city dump. The scrawny 16-year-old started working out in private, doing...
  • Armin van Buuren, Avicii tapped for Disney remix album

    Armin van Buuren, Avicii tapped for Disney remix album
    "Let It Go," the soaring showstopper from “Frozen,” has an unlikely remix coming out soon. The Academy Award-winning smash sung by Idina Menzel got a reworking by Dutch electronic dance music DJ Armin van Buuren. His remix is just one of...
  • Former teen idol Fabian defends Justin Bieber, but says he doesn't get Miley Cyrus

     
    Fabian Forte, who in the late 1950s and early ‘60s was a teen idol who had a half-dozen chart hits in a year, says teen idols haven’t changed much. He says current idol Justin Bieber, who is besieged of late......
  • Dick Dodd dies at 68; Mouseketeer and musician

    Dick Dodd dies at 68; Mouseketeer and musician
    Dick Dodd, a Mouseketeer on Disney's original "Mickey Mouse Club" who went on to become a surf music pioneer and a youth-quaking garage rock showman, died Friday in a Fountain Valley hospital, said his close friend, Tim Ferrill. Dodd was 68. Dodd...
  • Review: 'Vanya and Sonia and Masha and Spike' at Taper is a winner

     Review: 'Vanya and Sonia and Masha and Spike' at Taper is a winner
    Rarely has middle-aged despair over dashed dreams and squandered hopes been put to more hilarious effect than in "Vanya and Sonia and Masha and Spike," Christopher Durang's giddy farce on Chekhovian themes that won the Tony for best play last year....
  • Shirley Temple's mixed legacy for child actors

    By singing and dancing into the hearts of Depression-era America, Shirley Temple opened the door for hundreds of childhood performers to follow. Yet the realm of stardom in which those young stars now find themselves couldn't be more different than...
  • In the Pipeline: A fitting garage tribute to beloved musician

    In the Pipeline: A fitting garage tribute to beloved musician
    They all gathered in a Huntington Beach garage, which was fitting, given that they were honoring a garage band legend. On a chilly and rain-spattered morning, the men started in the kitchen, sharing stories about an old pal over pizza and beer. Then...
  • Remembrances 2013

     
    A look back and a final farewell to the notable entertainment celebrities who died in 2013. Cosmo Allegretti (b. 1927) (actor) Allegretti was an actor and puppeteer on Captain Kangaroo, working his way up from set painter. He made and voiced puppets,...
  • Brassy 'View' comedienne, classic pop singersto perform at Sands Bethlehem Event Center

     
    A brassy comedienne who has left “The View” and classic pop singers will perform at Sands Bethlehem Event Center, it has just been announced. J oy Behar, who won an Emmy Award during a 16-year run on the ABC-TV morning......