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  • Dance Review: Alvin Ailey American Dance Theater at the Dorothy Chandler Pavilion

     
    Chris Pasles reviews the Alvin Ailey American Dance Theater at the Dorothy Chandler Pavilion...
  • Found on EBay – Frank Sinatra

     
    A 33 rpm album of the audio from an uncompleted animated feature of “Finian’s Rainbow,” featuring Frank Sinatra, Ella Fitzgerald and Louis Armstrong, has been listed on EBay. According to The Times’ clips, this project was begun by...
  • 'Jazz: The Smithsonian Anthology' unrivaled in quality and detail. Allentown natives featured.

     
    By Steve Siegel Special to The Morning Call “JAZZ: The Smithsonian Anthology” Smithsonian Folkways Singer Mel Torme once commented that both jazz and love are easy to experience, yet are the hardest two things to describe. With jazz, the...
  • Bill Cosby, jazz connoisseur

     
    The Playboy Jazz Festival emcee mentions George Benson, Thelonious Monk and Etta James as being among those who really got to him....
  • Five Awesome Things To Do Today (Saturday, 6/18)

    Five Awesome Things To Do Today (Saturday, 6/18)
    The weekend is here! Here’s five things to do today. If you’re up bright and early, the Maritime Aquarium (not to be confused with the Mystic Aquarium) is hosting behind-the-scenes tours of the aquarium’s operations, at 8:15 a.m. You...
  • In The Arts

    Saxophonist Woodard to perform The Jazz Wednesdays Summer Series will present Rickey Woodard and his quintet from 6 to 8 p.m. Wednesday at Hotel Laguna, 425 S. Coast Hwy. The show is sponsored by Laguna Beach Live. Born in Nashville, Woodard has...
  • The 1930s: Tourists arrive and the population doubles, despite hardships

    The busted land boom gave Fort Lauderdale an early taste of the Great Depression years before the rest of the country experienced it. But the city's main draw, its waterways, proved an economic lifeline. While not yet a regular port of call for passenger...
  • From the Back Pew: Obits are good reads

    From the Back Pew: Obits are good reads
    This may seem odd to some people, but I like reading obituaries. I find them fascinating. Sometimes I just skim through the professionally written ones — those of people you may or may not know who have a claim to fame, people such as Frances...
  • Making one of the Gipper

    Making one of the Gipper
    BALBOA ISLAND — An African man peers from one side of her bed and an African woman stares from the other. Miriam Baker, the Balboa Island artist who will sculpt Newport Beach's Ronald Reagan statue, lives among her works. She admires people's...
  • Talent contest picks local winners

    Talent contest picks local winners
    Two sisters came out on top as Hollywood producers, vocal teachers and local community members scouted foothill teens for pure talent and charm at a talent contest on Sunday. Sisters Sara and Mimi Klein shared first-place honors. The Marlborough High...
  • Comments & Curiosities: Lesser-known New Year's plans

    "Maybe it's much too early in the game. Ah, but I thought I'd ask you just the same, what are you doing New Year's – New Year's Eve?" I didn't write that. Frank Loesser did, in 1947. A boatload of people have sung it, but I'd say it's a tie for...
  • Theater Review: Everything's coming up Merman at Playhouse

    Of all the since-departed celebrities who've shown up to entertain at the Laguna Playhouse recently (George Gershwin, Ella Fitzgerald), none shines brighter than the queen of Broadway herself, Miss Ethel Merman. "Ethel Merman's Broadway," a one-woman...