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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...
  • 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...
  • Music review: Boston Pops from Festival of Orchestras

    Music review: Boston Pops from Festival of Orchestras
    Star power was the name of the game Friday night at the Festival of Orchestras' final concert of its 27th season. In the touring-orchestra world, the Boston Pops Esplanade Orchestra — known colloquially as "America's Orchestra" — is a top...
  • 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...
  • 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...
  • No day off for these thespians

    No day off for these thespians
    Newport Harbor High School was closed Monday in observance of Martin Luther King Jr. Day, but theatre arts students spent the afternoon in a dress rehearsal for their upcoming production of "Anything Goes," the Cole Porter musical. The show, directed...
  • Two-piano concert moves from smooth to sassy

    Duo piano teams, with two pianists at separate pianos, is a lost art, having languished out of sight for about a half-century. That may be changing if Jack Lantz and Kemp Smeal’s Sunday afternoon program at the La CaƱada Presbyterian Church...
  • "American Idol:" Lambert and the Staircase

     
    (Michael Becker, Fox) What more can be said about Adam Lambert's performance last night that hasn't already been said by 24 million viewers or by four exultant judges. It was one of the great "Idol" performances of the season.......
  • Live Nation jumps into the bidding for Warner Music Group

     
    Live Nation Entertainment Inc. has dived into the bidding for Warner Music Group, which now counts a dozen or more suitors....
  • Broadway takes the stage at Orlando Philharmonic’s annual springs concert

     
    The Orlando Philharmonic's annual concert at Sanlando Springs is fast approaching, and theater fans will find a lot to like: The theme is “Broadway Romance,” and two Broadway performers are on hand to provide vocals to the Philharmonic's...
  • An opportunity to hear the first American song

     
    It???s nothing new for contemporary singers to dig into the depths of the American Songbook for material. But what Thomas Hampson is up to might be considered a full-blown archeological excavation by comparison. The seminal baritone, who is in recital.......