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  • Liberty ship sets sail for the 1940s

    Liberty ship sets sail for the 1940s
    The last time Donald Halverson was on a Liberty ship, he was heading across the Atlantic Ocean, a fresh-faced draftee who would spend the next 21/2 years fighting his way across Germany, France, Italy and North Africa during World War II.
  • Still jazzing it up at 99

    Still jazzing it up at 99
    Anyone who watched entertainment reels in the 1930s and '40s might know Viola Smith. A musical pioneer, she was one of the first female professional drummers, gaining popularity during World War II. On Friday, her past performances played in black and...

    Still keeping time at 100

    Still keeping time at 100
    Viola Smith pulled up to her 100th birthday party in a pedi-cab and entered, appropriately, to a drumroll. As one of the first mainstream female drummers, Smith was a pioneer for women in music who earned her fame during World War II, a breakthrough...

    Ebert and Siskel: Partners shared unique relationship

    This is a feature story from 1999. At the time, Sid Smith was a Tribune Arts Critic.   On the day of Gene Siskel's funeral, Time magazine film critic Richard Schickel suggested that the on-air chemistry between Siskel and Roger Ebert defied analysis....

    'The Abbott and Costello Show: Hit the Road'

    'The Abbott and Costello Show: Hit the Road'
    After they'd pretty much had their heyday in movies, Bud Abbott and Lou Costello took their comedy act to television in a syndicated series that cast them as actors always looking for their next gig. Several episodes are compiled in this release, which...