| Jan 22, 2010
Fifteen years ago, Andy Marchese's former students came from all parts of the country to march under the direction of their favorite band director one last time before he retired.
Photos were snapped, cards were delivered and alumni offered Marchese,...
| Nov 7, 2010
Its deep-throated engines temporarily squelched, the Thunderbird idles in the crystal-clear waters of Lake Tahoe, a few hundred yards offshore from Crystal Bay, Nev.
A rubber dinghy sidles up to the elegant 55-foot speedboat. Terry Clapham, one of the...
| Dec 4, 2010
Hillard "Hilly" Elkins, a talent manager and producer who brought the nude musical "Oh! Calcutta!" to Broadway and the 1960s counterculture tale "Alice's Restaurant" to the screen, died of a heart attack Wednesday at Olympia Medical Center in Los Angeles....
| May 6, 2011
Marian Mercer, a Tony-winning actress with a gift for comedy who was best known during a five-decade career for her television and stage work, which included a long-running performance in the 1969 Broadway hit "Promises, Promises," died April 27 in...
| Jul 25, 2010
Of the following fabled songwriting teams of the 20th century, which won three Oscars, garnered eight Oscar nominations, but never won a Tony?
A) Richard Rodgers and Oscar Hammerstein II.
B) George and Ira Gershwin.
C) Alan Jay Lerner and Frederick...
| Jul 30, 2010
Known as one of the most versatile performers of our time, the hilarious Tommy Davidson has made a name as a comedian, actor, singer, and musician. He is perhaps most recognized as an original cast member of hit TV series In Living Color. His...
| Jan 16, 2011
In the public eye, they lived a fantasy that mere mortals could only dream of. But between the ellipses of Rat Pack lore existed a carnival of leisure, stress, politics, starlets, heartache and happiness. For decades, some of the only photographic...
| Jan 26, 2011
Film producer and screenwriter
Bernd Eichinger, 61, a successful German film producer and screenwriter whose credits include the Oscar-nominated "Downfall" and "The Baader Meinhof Complex," died Monday night in Los Angeles after...
| Aug 26, 2010
George David Weiss, a prolific songwriter who co-wrote "Can't Help Falling in Love," "What a Wonderful World," "The Lion Sleeps Tonight" and many other pop hits, has died. He was 89.
Weiss, a former longtime president of the Songwriters Guild of America,...
| Jul 9, 2011
Edna Aliewine, a small woman who left a large imprint on South Los Angeles as founder of the Watts/Willowbrook Christmas Parade and co-creator of the Watts walk of fame, died at her home Tuesday. She was 90 and had lymphoma, her family said.
| Aug 30, 2011
| 12:31 PM
So, what exactly is a dude doing in a topless revue?
Getting a lot of laughs.
Sean E. Cooper is the resident funnyman and impressionist in “Fantasy” and one of Las Vegas’ best-kept secrets. Cooper’s impressions of Tina Turner,...