| Nov 24, 2010
I like to think I celebrate Thanksgiving every day. I genuinely make a conscious effort to be grateful... but I'm human, and like most people I can take what I have for granted. However, acting as my own Gloria Allred for a moment, I can safely say my...
| Aug 14, 2011
"Workin' nine to five
What a way to make a livin'
Barely gettin' by
It's all takin' and no givin'
They just use your mind
And they never give you credit
It's enough to drive you
Crazy if you let it."
That's about as close as we got to a protest...
| Feb 12, 2012
| 2:06 PM
Whitney Houston was for nearly two decades the center of pop music, an inspiration to several generations of pop divas, from Mariah Carey to Beyonce, and countless “American Idol” contestants.
They heard in Houston an invitation to musical...
| Feb 13, 2012
| 11:18 AM
The Grammys cast aside their celebratory vibe Sunday to pay tribute to singer Whitney Houston, whose death over the weekend hung heavy over the 54th annual awards show.
Until Saturday, the pre-show drama had focused on Adele and how the six-time-...
| Aug 9, 2012
| 1:58 PM
The Marriott Theatre in Lincolnshire has announced its 2013 season of shows. The slate begins in January with the revue “Now & Forever: The Music of Andrew Lloyd Webber” (which contains songs from Lloyd Webber’s biggest hits,...
| Apr 24, 2012
| 7:15 PM
PIGEON FORGE, Tenn. — Given the well-grounded corporate nervousness of those in the leisure industry about being associated with any particular religious belief, it's unusual to approach a roller coaster and be greeted by a Bible verse.
| Mar 7, 2013
| 6:24 AM
When I was 5 years old, something just clicked.
I remember it clearly: It was a Saturday morning and I was sitting in my dad's chair in our basement family room. Cartoons were on the television, but I was more interested in the P.D. Eastman book, "Go...
| Feb 7, 2013
| 8:02 AM
On this topic, the legendary Paul McCartney was right on the money: There's no way that the world has had enough of silly love songs.
And what's wrong with that? Music won't add inches to your waistline, like a box of chocolates will. It won't wither...
| Jan 17, 2013
| 1:28 PM
A sampling of how it works for a rock 'n' roll band in middle age:
The bass player and drummer drive in for rehearsal from the suburbs where one of them is an interfaith counselor and the other, for a time, operated a fresh-bread franchise.
| Dec 16, 2012
Every once in a while in this job, you get to meet a person you cannot forget. You might not talk to them for years, but you don't forget them.
Right near the top of my list of people like that is Franco Ripple.
And the last time I really talked at...