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  • Ginny Mancini gives back to the music that nurtured her

     Ginny Mancini gives back to the music that nurtured her
    Ginny Mancini gets lots of solicitations delivered to her Westwood home, thanks to her many decades of philanthropy. But regrettably, she said, she can't answer every plea for help. She's 90 years old, after all, and everyone has to slow down at some point.
  • In days after D-Day, Lehigh Valley prayed

    This article was originally published in June 1994 for the 50th anniversary of D-Day. At 12:32 a.m. on June 6, 1944, the sixth year of World War II, most  residents of the Lehigh Valley were probably sleeping, or trying to sleep. At the...

    'Star Wars' Musical Supervisor Lionel Newman Gets Fox Building in his Name

    Building 222 at 20th Century-Fox will be named after longtime Fox music executive Lionel Newman at a dedication ceremony on Nov. 21 at the Pico lot. Composer John Williams, who worked with Newman during the 1960s and 1970s -- first on such TV series as...

    Mickey Rooney Appreciation: Noir Films Showed He Was More Than a Teen Star

    From 1937 to 1946, Mickey Rooney played clean-cut, wide-eyed Midwestern teenager Andy Hardy 15 times in a series of films that proved instrumental (along with his Judy Garland musicals) in making him one of the most popular movie stars of his era. They...

    Blame or thank Jimmy Webb for that song

    Blame or thank Jimmy Webb for that song
    To tweak a time-honored line from Charles Dickens, it's the best of songs and the worst of songs. Pop music is full of love-it-or-hate-it milestones, but perhaps no work has inspired more polarized reactions than "MacArthur Park," the seven-minute mini-...