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  • Jean Bartel dies at 87; Miss America 1943 pushed pageant to give scholarships

    Jean Bartel dies at 87; Miss America 1943 pushed pageant to give scholarships
    Jean Bartel, a former UCLA student who became Miss America of 1943 and was credited with selling $2.5 million in war bonds, has died. She was 87. Bartel died in her sleep Sunday at her Brentwood home, said actress Lee Meriwether, the 1955 Miss America...
  • Jerry Leiber dies at 78; lyricist in songwriting duo Leiber and Stoller

    Jerry Leiber dies at 78; lyricist in songwriting duo Leiber and Stoller
    Jerry Leiber, who with his songwriting partner, Mike Stoller, created a songbook that infused the rock 'n' roll scene of the 1950s and early '60s with energy and mischievous humor, has died. He was 78. Leiber, the words half of the duo, died Monday at...
  • Margaret Whiting dies at 86; pop singer mentored by Johnny Mercer

    Margaret Whiting dies at 86; pop singer mentored by Johnny Mercer
    Margaret Whiting, a pop singer for television, film, cabaret and Broadway whose recordings of such standards as "That Old Black Magic" and "Come Rain or Come Shine" sold millions of copies in the 1940s and '50s, has died. She was 86. Whiting died...
  • Senior travel: 'Is the drinking water safe in Bongo Bongo?'

    Senior travel: 'Is the drinking water safe in Bongo Bongo?'
    Prospective travelers to that fictitious country and many real ones often ask that question, with good reason. A slip as minor as a sip of tap water in Mexico can lead to days of misery. On the other hand, bottled water often costs more than wine, so...
  • Artlandia: A cultural getaway in Portland

    Artlandia: A cultural getaway in Portland
    PORTLAND, Ore. — With a new Mark Rothko retrospective (and some even more eye-catching surprises) at the Portland Art Museum, Portland has plenty of visual-arts stimulation to offer — as well as music, dance, theater, literary happenings and...
  • Classic Hollywood: Joel Grey looks back — and forward — at his career

    Classic Hollywood: Joel Grey looks back — and forward — at his career
    There was a time in 1965 when Joel Grey thought he would throw in the towel on show business. He wanted to be Laurence Olivier but instead he was doing a dreadful musical in Jones Beach, Long Island, called " Mardi Gras" with the June Taylor Dancers. "It...
  • A judgmental Randy Newman likes what he sees

    A judgmental Randy Newman likes what he sees
    In his songs, Randy Newman has invented enough characters to stock a season's worth of Broadway musicals. Regretful lovers. Scared school boys. Unreconstructed rednecks. Blissfully smug Angelenos. An oddly contemporary Karl Marx. And, of course, short...
  • 'Book of Mormon' big winner at Tonys

    'Book of Mormon' big winner at Tonys
    "The Book of Mormon," the exuberantly foul-mouthed hit show about comically mismatched missionaries in AIDS-ravaged Africa, won the award for best musical, along with eight other awards, and Nick Stafford's "War Horse," starring a life-size puppet of a...
  • Scene & Heard: 'A Night at Sardi's'

    Scene & Heard: 'A Night at Sardi's'
    The event was "A Night at Sardi's," and the honoree was Walt Disney Co. Chief Executive Robert Iger. The result? Event co-chairwoman Laurie Burrows Grad said the 19th annual event, founded in honor of her father, Broadway legend Abe Burrows, raised more...
  • Stephen Sondheim: Merrily he rolls along

    Stephen Sondheim: Merrily he rolls along
    Stately and rumpled, Stephen Sondheim descended from an upper floor of his elegant East Side townhouse and submitted to the interview as though it were a necessary barber shop shave. He's used to these intrusions — the artist obliged to natter on...
  • 'Anything Goes' revival coming to L.A. in late 2012

     
    The Tony-winning Broadway revival of "Anything Goes" will make its way to L.A. in late 2012 as part of a national tour, organizers have announced. The Cole Porter musical is scheduled to run at the Ahmanson Theatre in November and December 2012, though...