| Sep 1, 2011
| 9:13 AM
As we bid farewell to the Summer of Swelter, it's a grand time for pulling up the appointment app on your smart phone (or pulling out the day planner, if you're a traditionalist) and setting aside some play dates with the hottest shows in town.
| Sep 20, 2011
| 1:56 PM
As word began spreading Tuesday that the beloved movie "Diner" was being rejiggered as a Broadway show — with Sheryl Crow music, no less — the mood of the people could best be summed up with a universal head scratch.
Even in a world...
| Nov 2, 2011
| 11:31 AM
”Anything goes” says it all when speaking and writing about New York City. It is indeed a special place. If Chicago is the city of big shoulders, then New York City is the city of big — everything imaginable.
My wife, Marilyn, her...
| Nov 4, 2011
Character actor in dozens of TV, film projects
Sid Melton, 94, a character actor perhaps best known for his roles in the hit television shows "Green Acres" and "The Danny Thomas Show," died of pneumonia Wednesday at Providence St. Joseph...
| Nov 6, 2011
Bernard G. Sarnat
Beverly Hills plastic surgeon, research scientist
Dr. Bernard G. Sarnat, 99, a Beverly Hills plastic surgeon and research scientist who advanced the study of facial deformities, died of respiratory failure Oct. 21 in Los Angeles, his...
| Nov 23, 2011
| 7:48 AM
It's not quite accurate to describe Dexter Romweber as a rockabilly hero from the days of old. Romweber, formerly the leader of the band Flat Duo Jets, came along in the 1980s when the sounds of Eddie Cochrane and Jerry Lee Lewis had been around for three...
| Jan 14, 2013
| 8:38 PM
Jimmy O'Neill, an Oklahoman barely out of his teens when he became Los Angeles' top-rated radio deejay and only 24 when he catapulted to national celebrity as the host of "Shindig!," one of the earliest rock 'n' roll shows on prime-time television, died...
| Dec 17, 2012
| 11:09 AM
There are plenty of postseason awards in NASCAR, so I figure why not add my two cents worth. But you know me, I can't just give out the "best driver" or "comeback awards", that is boring. So with out further ado, time to give out the "Backstretchies."...
| Jan 1, 2013
| 3:55 AM
UConn grad James Barry will play rocker Carl Perkins in the national tour of "Million Dollar Quartet" when it plays Harttford's Bushnell Center for the Performing Arts Jan. 8 to 13.
Barry, a grad of UConn's graduate drama program, was also in the...
| Aug 23, 2012
| 8:22 PM
The 13th annual Elvis Festival, themed the "Magic of Elvis," will honor the king of rock 'n' roll Sunday at the Orange County Market Place in Costa Mesa.
California's only Elvis festival will commemorate the 35th anniversary of Elvis Presley's death,...
| May 22, 2012
| 10:36 AM
This episode begins with Emily meeting for “girl talk” with her best “gal pals.” She mentions that all her friends are the mothers of her daughter’s playmates. Can’t Emily form meaning relationships by herself?