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Guys and Dolls

Posted by on Feb 24, 2015 in Featured, Theater | Comments Off on Guys and Dolls

First of all, it has some of the best names in the history of American musical theater, including Sky Masterson, Nathan Detroit, and the...

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Teen Idols

Posted by on Nov 15, 2012 in Featured, Music | Comments Off on Teen Idols

In his song “The Boy in the Bubble,” Paul Simon reminded us: “Every generation throws a hero up the pop charts.”...

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Phil Hartman

Posted by on Jun 25, 2012 in Actor, Featured | Comments Off on Phil Hartman

For eight seasons, Phil Hartman was Mr. Versatility on Saturday Night Live. Just think of some of the parts he played – Eugene, the...

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Film: From Here to Eternity

Posted by on Jul 14, 2011 in Film | Comments Off on Film: From Here to Eternity

What does it take for a movie to rise above an enjoyable diversion for a couple of hours and achieve status as a classic? A great story, of...

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Music: Tommy Dorsey

Posted by on Jul 6, 2011 in Music | 1 comment

America has produced some great American pop and rock performers. I’ve paid tribute to some of them here: Tom Petty, The Rascals,...

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Film: The Philadelphia Story

Posted by on May 24, 2011 in Film | Comments Off on Film: The Philadelphia Story

This movie starred Cary Grant, Katharine Hepburn, and Jimmy Stewart. Really, do I need to say anything else? Could that incredible cast...

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Holiday: "Have Yourself a Merry Little Christmas"

Posted by on Dec 16, 2010 in Holiday | 4 comments

“Have Yourself a Merry Little Christmas” is one of the relatively few Christmas songs¬† to have their genesis in films or on...

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Person: Edward R. Murrow

Posted by on Mar 11, 2010 in People | Comments Off on Person: Edward R. Murrow

Had Adolph Hitler not chosen to subjugate England during the blitz of 1939, Edward R. Murrow might be just another forgotten wartime...

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Music: The Rat Pack

Posted by on Nov 29, 2009 in Music | Comments Off on Music: The Rat Pack

They called themselves “The Summit” or “The Clan.” Everyone else called them something else – The Rat...

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Actress: Grace Kelly

Posted by on Aug 30, 2009 in Actor | 1 comment

There have been lots of beautiful women in Hollywood history who made great movie posters. Grace Kelly was a beautiful woman who actually...

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