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  • Patty Andrews dies at 94; Andrews Sisters' last surviving member

    Patty Andrews dies at 94; Andrews Sisters' last surviving member
    They were the swinging, sassy voice of the homefront for U.S. service personnel overseas during World War II, singing catchy hit tunes such as "Boogie Woogie Bugle Boy" and "Rum and Coca Cola" that delighted Americans and catapulted the Andrews Sisters to the very top of the pop charts.
  • Review: 'Darkest America: Black Minstrelsy From Slavery to Hip-Hop'

    Review: 'Darkest America: Black Minstrelsy From Slavery to Hip-Hop'
    Are hip-hop artists such as Flavor Flav and Lil Wayne the new generation of black minstrels -- the African American jesters who used to entertain audiences with cartoonish, racially stereotypical shtick before the collapse of the Jim Crow South?...

    Theater review: ‘Hello! My Baby’ at the Rubicon Theatre

     
    Philip Brandes reviews Cheri Steinkellner's new Tin Pan Alley-themed jukebox musical, "Hello! My Baby" at the Rubicon Theatre.

    PASSINGS: Sybil Jason

    PASSINGS: Sybil Jason
    Sybil Jason, 83, a former child actress signed by the Warner Brothers Studio to rival Twentieth Century Fox star Shirley Temple, died Aug. 23 at her home in Northridge, her family announced. She had chronic obstructive pulmonary disease. Born in Cape...

    Critic's Notebook: Jerry Lewis walks alone

     
    So. Jerry Lewis is out as host of the Muscular Dystrophy Labor Day Telethon, which he had captained since 1966 (though he had hosted local telethons for the charity as far back as the early 1950s). Having announced that the...