| Dec 25, 2011
Irving Berlin wrote "White Christmas," one of the biggest-selling songs of all time, with tongue planted firmly in cheek. Although the wistful tune soothed homesick soldiers in such God-awful places as Guadalcanal more than half a century ago, and no...
| Jan 11, 2012
5:30 - 9 a.m. Bill Leff in for Jonathon Brandmeier
5:38am Join Bill Leff as he broadcasts from Cafe con Leche in Logan Square as part of the Hometown Voices Tour.
9 a.m. - 12 p.m. Mike McConnell
10:05am Why do people choose Coke over Pepsi or...
| Apr 6, 2012
| 8:26 AM
The word "legend" is as overused in the entertainment world as "diva" and "superstar."
But in Liza Minnelli's case, it really is apt. Not only does the songstress have four Tony Awards, two Golden Globes, an Emmy and a special "Legends" Grammy, but she...
| Apr 6, 2012
| 3:48 PM
Meet another member of South Florida's many-sided faith community. This week we're talking with the Rev. George Pulos of Gloria Dei Lutheran Church, Davie.
Q: How do you prepare for Easter?
A: One, I get a lot of rest (laughs). It's a very busy time....
| Feb 23, 2012
| 6:00 AM
Tommy Femia is a man. Let's get that out of the way up front. But his imitation of Judy Garland's voice and mannerisms is pretty spot on. He'll be at the Bijou Theatre Friday night accompanied by his musical director, Connecticut native David Maiocco,...
| Feb 16, 2012
Although she was an Oscar-nominated songwriter, Dory Previn was better known for ballads that spoke to wounded souls. A gifted lyricist, she mined her traumatic childhood and later mental illness to write confessional songs that found an audience —...
| Feb 9, 2012
| 8:29 AM
Karine Vanasse was a child lip-syncing to Celine Dion when she knew she belonged onstage.
As the crew adjusts the lights on the set of ABC's "Pan Am," Vanasse recalls realizing that Dion's voice may have been a bit overpowering to be coming out of a...
| Feb 29, 2012
| 4:10 PM
GRIFFITH PARK, Calif. (KTLA) -- A memorial service for actress and dancer Zina Bethune will be held next week.
Zina Feeley, who went by her maiden name, Bethune, was struck and killed February 12 while trying to help an injured animal in Griffith Park....
| Jan 25, 2012
Dick Tufeld, a longtime radio and TV announcer who intoned "Danger, Will Robinson!" as the voice of the Robot in the 1960s science-fiction TV series "Lost in Space," has died. He was 85.
Tufeld died Sunday at his home in Studio City while watching the...
| Nov 29, 2012
| 9:36 AM
When Madeleine Barker's fellow cast members handed her the Oscar in the Claire Trevor Theatre, she felt excited for herself and a little sad for Judy Garland.
Barker, who plays Garland in UC Irvine's upcoming musical "Tinseltown Christmas," had been...
| Dec 11, 2012
| 9:13 PM
It's a label Liza Minnelli cherishes, and one she's never fully understood.
"Gay icon." Ask her to explain it, and she'll come up empty.
On Google, Minnelli's name alongside that two-word phrase cues up 117,000 results. When she performed back east...