| Sep 29, 2012
Celebrated poet and author Nikki Giovanni helps to expand and enrich young minds in Blacksburg, where she's a professor of English at Virginia Tech. Still, she's not exactly cloistered in her mountain-top, ivory tower. She gets around.
Giovanni, who grew...
| Jul 15, 2012
| 1:05 AM
Hot Springs: Sherman John Syljuberget was born Dec. 27, 1930, in Selby to Carl and Rose (Ochsner) Syljuberget.
Sherman passed away at age 81 on Dec. 31, 2011, in Hot Springs.
As the owner of Bates Clothing Store throughout most of the 1960s and 1970s,...
| Feb 6, 2012
| 11:14 AM
2 stars (out of 4)
On his first album since 2007, “Kisses on the Bottom” (Hear Music), Paul McCartney tosses his dinner jacket over his shoulder and takes a casual stroll down Tin Pan Alley, revisiting songs his father used to play on the...
| Feb 9, 2012
| 2:37 PM
As Councilwoman Elizabeth Pearson has often said, "There is never a dull moment in Laguna Beach. If you can't find a nonprofit to support or an event to attend, you are not paying attention."
Never truer than last weekend.
On Feb. 3, No Square Theatre...
| Feb 8, 2012
| 4:45 PM
Valentine's Day is coming in a few days, and I'm cruising the stores in La Cañada, looking for appropriate cards for my valentine.
While I thumb through the selection of large, heart-shaped cards, I think about the girls in my youth I considered to be my...
| Feb 9, 2012
| 2:36 PM
Garden Club Meets
The next meeting of the Laguna Beach Garden Club will also include a Valentine's silent auction and an exchange session for gardening secrets, where members and guests can discuss their successes in the garden. The meeting...
| Feb 20, 2012
| 7:23 AM
The Chicago Jazz Philharmonic (CJP), in partnership with the Auditorium Theatre of Roosevelt University, continues its 2011-2012 concert season at the Auditorium Theater of Roosevelt University on Saturday, March 31, at 8:00pm with, "Through Ella's Eyes ...
| Feb 27, 2012
| 4:54 PM
"Hoe Emma Hoe" — slaves' work song, 1800s
"Kind Hearted Woman Blues" — Robert Johnson, recorded 1936
"Heartbreak Hotel" — Elvis Presley, recorded 1956
"Let's Call the Whole Thing Off" — Ella Fitzgerald and Louis Armstrong,...
| Aug 6, 2012
| 10:03 AM
MÉXICO, DF .- A 50 años de su muerte, ocurrida el 5 de agosto de 1962, Marilyn Monroe sigue siendo una de las estrellas más poderosas de Hollywood.
Tan sólo el año pasado, la actriz ocupó el tercer puesto de la lista anual de Forbes de las celebridades...
| May 2, 2012
| 7:06 PM
Ser músico en Miami, siempre se ha dicho, es una proeza. Pero para los integrantes de la banda de rock Roky Sofi, afortunadamente, la historia ha sido otra.
"Miami se conoce por la música latina, y eso no es nuestro género, pero también encuentro que...
| Mar 8, 2012
| 10:47 AM
Who knew that Baltimore had such happy feet?
Three icons of tap dance who were famous nationwide — known colloquially as Baby Laurence, Buster Brown and Hawk — were born in Charm City and first perfected the "shim sham" and "cramp roll" and...