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  • Museum wallows in the porcine (we think) glory of Spam

    Museum wallows in the porcine (we think) glory of Spam
    AUSTIN, Minn. — When you've never tasted Spam, there's only one way to prepare for the Spam Museum: Eat Spam. And the places to do that in this town of 25,000 are plenty. Steve's serves Spam pizza. Johnny's Main Event offers a Spam Reuben. Kenny'...
  • Aaron Ruben dies at 95; 'Andy Griffith' producer was an advocate for needy children

    Aaron Ruben dies at 95; 'Andy Griffith' producer was an advocate for needy children
    Aaron Ruben, a comedy writer, producer and director whose five-decade career included producing "The Andy Griffith Show" for the first five seasons and creating the spinoff series "Gomer Pyle, U.S.M.C.," has died. He was 95. Ruben, who devoted much of...
  • Anne Roberts Nelson dies at 86; CBS television executive

    Anne Roberts Nelson, a pioneering television executive with CBS who negotiated contracts for long-running hits such as "I Love Lucy" and "Gunsmoke," has died. She was 86. Nelson, who was hired in 1945 and was the longest-serving CBS employee, with 64...
  • Tooting the Horn for `All-Girl' Band Leader, 101

    Indomitable saxophonist Peggy Gilbert got the beat back in the 1920s, when Louis Armstrong, Jelly Roll Morton, Duke Ellington and the Kansas City Nighthawks were wowing Jazz Age dance crowds. She was still blowing a hot tenor sax in 1981 on Johnny...
  • Los Angeles Comedy Festival begins tonight

    Los Angeles Comedy Festival begins tonight
    Funny doesn't discriminate. At least, that's the philosophy that prompted Lawrin Goulston Salazar and her husband to launch the Los Angeles Comedy Festival last year. The "all-inclusive" biannual event is a sort of comedy smorgasbord featuring improv,...
  • A Kinder, Simpler Time Dept.: Your Movie Columnist

     
    Nov. 7, 1944: Gracie Allen performs her new work, “Concerto for Index Finger.” Some of Charles Laughton’s recordings of the Bible are too hot to handle or at least they're too hot for Decca. Yes, you can find the record on EBay. At least the...
  • Big shows coming to new venue

    Big shows coming to new venue
    Long runs of two long-awaited shows - Baltimore's first engagement of Andrew Lloyd Webber's The Phantom of the Opera and the Mid-Atlantic premiere of Disney's The Lion King - will highlight a musical-laden 2004-2005 subscription season at the Hippodrome...
  • Bradbury's home planet is Waukegan

    Ray Bradbury was born in Waukegan, but he never grew up. In his heart and in his work, the 72-year-old dean of American science fiction and fantasy writers is still the wildly imaginative boy who spent hours reading and dreaming in the local library;...