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Story | Aug 27, 2006Indomitable saxophonist Peggy Gilbert got the beat back in the 1920s, when Louis Armstrong, Jelly Roll Morton, Duke Ellington and the Kansas City Nighthawks were wowing Jazz Age dance crowds. She was still blowing a hot tenor sax in 1981 on Johnny...
Story | Nov 7, 2009 | 4:32 PMNov. 7, 1944: Gracie Allen performs her new work, âConcerto for Index Finger.â Some of Charles Laughtonâs recordings of the Bible are too hot to handle or at least they're too hot for Decca. Yes, you can find the record on EBay. At least the...
Story | Jun 20, 1993Ray Bradbury was born in Waukegan, but he never grew up. In his heart and in his work, the 72-year-old dean of American science fiction and fantasy writers is still the wildly imaginative boy who spent hours reading and dreaming in the local library;...