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  • Classic Hollywood: Dean Martin does TV his way

    Classic Hollywood: Dean Martin does TV his way
    Dean Martin didn't have any interest in doing a weekly musical-variety series when NBC approached him in 1965.
  • Vestiges of Las Vegas' glory days

    Vestiges of Las Vegas' glory days
    Like residents in many cities, longtime Las Vegans long for what's long gone — the days when a young Wayne Newton crooned "Danke Schoen" and dealers knew players by their first names. "It was better in the old days when the mob was still here,"...

    Fantasy

    Fantasy
      Longevity is no easy thing to achieve in Las Vegas. One minute you’re hot and the next you’re history. So it says a lot that “Fantasy,” the adult revue at Luxor, is still going gangbusters after 11 years. “Fantasy”...

    Fayrene 'Faye' Treadwell dies at 84; former Drifters manager

    Fayrene 'Faye' Treadwell dies at 84; former Drifters manager
    Fayrene "Faye" Treadwell, the former manager of the Drifters who won a longtime legal battle to stop promoters from infringing on the classic rhythm-and-blues vocal group's trademark name, has died. She was 84. Treadwell, one of the first female...

    Edna Aliewine dies at 90; Watts community activist founded Christmas parade

    Edna Aliewine dies at 90; Watts community activist founded Christmas parade
    Edna Aliewine, a small woman who left a large imprint on South Los Angeles as founder of the Watts/Willowbrook Christmas Parade and co-creator of the Watts walk of fame, died at her home Tuesday. She was 90 and had lymphoma, her family said. The longtime...