| Jul 31, 2014
| 9:04 AM
During the first week of August 42 years ago, a solar flare knocked out power in the United States, "Deliverance" was the top box-office draw, and the following songs were the most popular tunes according to Billboard's Hot 100 chart archive.
| Dec 25, 2012
| 3:04 PM
Justin Tucker's legs shook underneath him, and for a moment, he thought he might actually be nervous about kicking a field goal.
Then he realized, as he later told his father, that the movement didn't result from any internal tension but from 88,645...
| Oct 19, 2011
| 8:03 AM
I expected the worst from CNN's debate Tuesday when I saw John King interviewing Wayne Newton outside the hall during "John King USA."
I know Newton is Mr. Las Vegas, but I still wondered why anyone at CNN thinks it is a wise use of one of the best...
| Aug 9, 2012
| 12:13 PM
Everybody has a family member who, to put it politely, doesn't quite have both oars in the water and does the most inappropriate things while not knowing any better — like demanding a family photo at a funeral or calling a special session of the...
| Dec 7, 2009
| 4:22 AM
Here's Bucky on the finale of The Amazing Race:(Guest recapper’s note: My apology to Meghan Rickey—who I am pretty sure reads this blog every week—for misspelling her name in my recaps. “gh” is my least-favorite digraph in...
| Jun 17, 2004
DOVER, Del. -- At first glance, the exterior of Dover Downs doesn't exactly conjure more famous gambling venues such as Las Vegas or Atlantic City.
You won't find long stretches of glittering casinos, hotels and nightclubs. No excessive bright neon...
| Sep 3, 2014
| 7:15 AM
Jerry Lewis, Penn and Teller and Wayne Newton are among the stars who will gather this month in Las Vegas to celebrate Nevada’s 150 years of statehood.
In a run-up to the actual date -- Nevada became America’s 36th state on Oct. 31, 1864 --...
| Apr 26, 2014
| 4:10 AM
HARTFORD — Not many people would consider a 10-year prison sentence a solid career move. But William P. Grasso wasn't like most people.
In 1968 he was running dice games and hustling street loans for Ralph "Whitey" Tropiano, a mafia soldier from...
| Jun 20, 2014
| 3:52 PM
Mr. Las Vegas briefly became Mr. Chicago on Friday.
Wayne Newton visited WGN-TV in the morning and performed “Danke Schoen” on a boat on the Chicago River.
Later, Newton and a group of backup singers performed at the marquee outside...
| Mar 22, 2014
| 6:00 AM
LAS VEGAS — Britney Spears was barely 10 feet away from me, dancing a sexy routine to "Freakshow." She catches my eye and summons me closer to the stage from my seat in the audience. And no, this wasn't a dream.
It was at one of her recent shows...
| Mar 21, 2014
By the time the von Trapp children met Pink Martini founder Thomas Lauderdale, the great-grandchildren of the real-life Captain and Maria von Trapp had sung "The Sound of Music" on Broadway, played with the Boston Pops Orchestra and performed on "The...
| Jan 23, 2014
| 2:30 PM
Dr. Gerald Berke found out what R-E-S-P-E-C-T meant to him at the UCLA Head and Neck Surgery's 2014 Luminary Awards Wednesday night at the Beverly Wilshire Hotel.
Intro'd by the evening's host Wayne Newton, a UCLA gospel choir welcomed the crowd by...