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  • En la TV: Magic City retrata auge y decadencia de Miami

    <b>En la TV:</b> Magic City retrata auge y decadencia de Miami
    Después que Fidel Castro llegó al poder, miles de cubanos se refugiaron en Miami cambiando la ciudad para siempre. Tomando este hecho histórico como punto de partida, la nueva serie de televisión Magic City muestra cómo este lugar se convirtió en un...
  • "Palace Council,' by Stephen L. Carter

    It's no surprise that in "Palace Council," the third of Stephen L. Carter's fables about black America's upper crust, success depends not on what you know but whom. With the right connections—along with the right bloodlines and education—a...
  • Leslie Uggams puts her own stamp on Lena Horne in 'Stormy Weather'

    Leslie Uggams puts her own stamp on Lena Horne in 'Stormy Weather'
    Leslie Uggams and Lena Horne have crossed paths only a few times. But Uggams feels that the force and power of the iconic singer have always been a part of her. "Lena was a goddess in my house -- my mother played her records all the time, and I was...
  • Janelle Monae in Wondaland

    Janelle Monae in Wondaland
    — Janelle Monáe's feet moved in S curves as her band laid down a backbeat in the converted garage that acts as a music room inside Wondaland, the brick house that serves as her Atlanta headquarters. The singer watched herself in a wall of mirrors as...
  • Lena Horne | 1917-2010

    Lena Horne | 1917-2010
  • Jack Lawrence dies at 96; songwriter did lyrics for 'Tenderly' and 'Beyond the Sea'

    Jack Lawrence, a songwriter who wrote the lyrics for hits such as "All or Nothing at All," "Tenderly" and "Beyond the Sea," has died. He was 96. Lawrence, who fractured his pelvic bone in a fall in his Redding, Conn., home Friday, died of complications...
  • Ricardo Montalban dies at 88; 'Fantasy Island' actor

    Ricardo Montalban dies at 88; 'Fantasy Island' actor
    Ricardo Montalban, the suave leading man who was one of the first Mexican-born actors to make it big in Hollywood and who was best known for his role as Mr. Roarke on TV's "Fantasy Island," has died. He was 88. Montalban died Wednesday morning at his Los...
  • Lena Horne biography tells of a star shaped by rejection, racism

    Lena Horne biography tells of a star shaped by rejection, racism
    According to James Gavin's new biography, "Stormy Weather: The Life of Lena Horne," the legendary singer-actress was never comfortable being an icon. "As I say in the introduction of my book, icons are not allowed to be human beings," explains Gavin, a...
  • Ernest 'Brownie' Brown dies at 93; part of Cook and Brown tap dancing duo

    Ernest 'Brownie' Brown dies at 93; part of Cook and Brown tap dancing duo
    Ernest "Brownie" Brown, a legendary tap dancer who was part of the Cook and Brown duo and the traveling Copasetics dance troupe, has died in suburban Chicago. He was 93. Brown died Friday at a nursing home in Burbank, Ill., according to Scott Stearns,...
  • Pasadena Playhouse will close Feb. 7

    Pasadena Playhouse will close Feb. 7
    The Pasadena Playhouse will close Feb. 7 after the final performance of its current show, "Camelot," as leaders of the 90-year-old landmark theater search for ways out of serious financial difficulties. Among the options they are considering is a...
  • Being McQueen for a day

    Being McQueen for a day
    Monterey, Calif. For sale: 1963 Ferrari 250 GT Berlinetta Lusso, 56,000-plus original miles, once owned by Steve McQueen, perfect condition, brown. Brown? "It's not my favorite color," admits Mike Regalia, the Thousand Oaks auto restorer whose car is...
  • The Dunbar in South L.A., once a landmark, has lost its beat

    The Dunbar in South L.A., once a landmark, has lost its beat
    In 1957, Jimmy Steward graduated from high school in El Dorado, Ark., which had piney woods and pretty promenades left over from an oil boom, but no jobs to speak of. Like many others, he looked west for work, and landed in South Los Angeles, where,...