| Nov 20, 2011
| 4:23 PM
With Thanksgiving still three days away, Christmas songs have been playing non-stop (literally) at Lehigh Valley variety radio station WLEV-FM 100.7. Actually, the songs have been playing that way for more than a week now, since Veterans Day – less....
| Oct 10, 2010
Few people can get away with telling an anecdote about being on safari in Africa and make it sound like a trip to the supermarket.
But for Elton John, that's precisely how and where he became inspired to call his keyboard-playing pal Leon Russell after...
| Mar 24, 2011
| 5:50 PM
Families gathered early Thursday at Top of the World Elementary to hear second- and third-graders sing during the annual Young America Sings program.
The kids gathered in rows on stage — decked out in red, white and blue — as parents and...
| May 11, 2011
| 4:14 PM
It's not often that you get to speak with a musical legend as lasting and impactful as Herb Alpert. Given that he will be performing May 20 in our backyard at the Renée and Henry Segerstrom Concert Hall in Costa Mesa, I thought you might enjoy this....
| Jul 14, 2010
| 7:33 PM
CORONA DEL MAR — Frank and Nancie Carpenter's house, just blocks from Corona del Mar High School, has become a revolving door for children whose biological parents find themselves in a bind.
Take Juan and Demi, infants whose young mother is...
| Jul 25, 2010
Standing in a forest of sinuous, black totems spiraling into the lofty heights of the main room at Ace Gallery Beverly Hills, Herb Alpert is surrounded by an art form he has practiced for the last two decades — sculpture. By his account and that...
| Aug 5, 2010
| 1:53 PM
On July 2, Wei-Shen Chin sold his home at 2207 Lakeside Drive in Orlando, Fla., to Eugene and Tanya Carpenter. The Carpenters bought the home for $922,000.
Wei-Shen Chin, a physician at Medical Center Radiology Group in Orlando, Fla., practices...
| Jan 28, 2011
When a record label's female vocal groups include the Supremes and Martha and the Vandellas, it's easy to see why the Marvelettes are often relegated to footnote status. But the Detroit group has a unique distinction in the saga of Motown Records —...
| Feb 21, 2011
| 3:54 PM
Tuesday, Feb.15, 7 a.m.: I wake up with a head full of goo and the telltale body aches that instantly let me know that a cold has invited itself into my body for a few days. I roll over with a nasal grunt, pull the covers over...
| Aug 14, 2011
| 6:54 PM
Area residents who witnessed the Indiana State Fair stage collapse first-hand spoke with palpable shock and sadness Sunday.
Saturday night’s collapse claimed the lives of five people, including Tammy Vandam, 42, of Wanatah.
And among the dozens...
| Oct 19, 2011
| 1:48 PM
While the racing world watched in awe Sunday, Heather Carpenter was waiting in the pits to rush to her husband's side.
"My initial reaction was, like it always is, is everyone okay," Carpenter said.
Carpenter said she knew early on her husband Ed...
| Sep 4, 2011
| 3:17 PM
Buddy came in second in the howling contest Sunday at the Washington County Agricultural Education Center, but it’s the basset hound’s other skill that might lead hosts to padlock the fridge.
He can open the refrigerator.