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  • PASSINGS

    Charles Ottaviano Owner of jazz nightclub in Van Nuys Charles Ottaviano, 66, whose intimate Van Nuys nightclub Charlie O’s developed a loyal following of jazz enthusiasts, died of a heart attack Monday at Northridge Hospital Medical Center, said...
  • Lena Horne dies at 92; singer and civil rights activist who broke barriers

    Lena Horne dies at 92; singer and civil rights activist who broke barriers
    Lena Horne, the silky-voiced singing legend who shattered Hollywood stereotypes of African Americans on screen in the 1940s as a symbol of glamour whose signature song was "Stormy Weather," died Sunday in New York City. She was 92 Horne died at New York-...
  • Claims to fame in Hampton Roads? Singer Pearl Bailey, actress Glenn Close and more

    She's from here? That's right here? They make those here? Yes, yes and yes. From Ella Fitzgerald to Williamsburg to Peace Frogs, we've got people, places and things worth talking about. PEOPLE Princess Pocahontas, Capt. John Smith and Chief Powhatan...
  • Blaming rap for social ills defies history, logicPopular music doesn't create reality, it reflects it

    Hip-hop has taken its lumps, but like any great fighter, it takes its punishment and keeps stepping forward. The latest round brings Bill Cosby and Alvin Poussaint into the ring, brandishing their book, "Come On People: On the Path From Victims to...
  • How to throw a unique holiday cocktail party

    How to throw a unique holiday cocktail party
    Holiday cocktail parties are simple. Invite friends. Decorate the house. Set out food and drink. The problem with simple parties, however, is that they're simply forgotten. This year, plan your holiday party with a theme and let it play out. Announce...
  • Mackenzie Roberts' Denver roost's got character—and a coal chute too

    If you're lucky, you know a house is meant for you the minute you walk into it. Count Mackenzie Roberts, the classically trained violist for The Flobots, one lucky rocker. When she first entered the three-bedroom Denver bungalow she returns to when not...
  • Hot new dining city: Cleveland?!

    Michael Ruhlman can come off as such a snob. In his latest book, the world-famous food writer insists that everybody should be using veal stock in their home kitchen. He advises all meat eaters to slaughter and eat their kill once in their lives. And...
  • Writers Guild Strikes Over TV Residuals

     
    So here???s how Times cartoonist Bruce Russell shows that an eagle represents Mexico. He gives it a cute little sombrero. The Writers Guild goes on strike over residuals on TV broadcasts of films released after 1948. The Knights of Columbus celebrate...
  • Box set review: Ella Fitzgerald's 'Twelve Nights in Hollywood'

     
    For a generation of listeners, the late Ella Fitzgerald exists perhaps as more of a concept than someone who was once a living human being. As the Beatles are to pop music, Fitzgerald is to jazz vocals, and the quality......
  • Hollywood Week Day 1: sudden death

     
    And there it is, "Idol" fans. Hollywood week is upon us with a new judge in the wings. Was Ellen DeGeneres' arrival slightly anti-climactic or did she provide enough comic relief to fill the void of unintentionally funny Paula Abdul? My full Ellen...
  • Jazz, Baby

    Jazz, Baby
    His magazine was approaching its fifth birthday, and Hugh Hefner wanted to celebrate in a big way. The founder of Playboy does not think small, so in August of 1959, he had George Wein—impresario of the Newport Jazz Festival—create a weekend of music....
  • ‘Ben-Hur’ Best Film of the Year

     
    Buster Keaton, who received an honorary award, poses as a waiter for a wary Walter Brennan, who probably expects Keaton to pull some prank. April 5, 1960: Despite the sweltering heat, a crowd gathers in bleachers outside the Pantages Theatre for the...