| Oct 6, 2011
Carla Du Pree remembers it well.
It was a day like any other, and she decided to make her monthly excursion to Columbia's Second Edition Books and Music, the 16-year-old independent used book store located on the east side of town.
Rummaging through the...
| Oct 7, 2011
| 1:19 PM
“This is Boot Camp,” (Night Two). That’s what Steve Jones was supposed to say. I had DVRed ‘The X Factor’ because of a dinner date and when I finally got around to watching it, I discovered that I missed nothing but a...
| Oct 8, 2011
| 5:36 PM
Stretched across the front lawn of the Western Maryland Hospital Center was a 480-foot bra rope.
The "Chicken Dance" blared.
People costumed as outlandish characters — including a portly, coconut-clad Hawaiian woman, a madcap clown, a farmer and a...
| Oct 16, 2011
Comic actor Ben Stiller and his actress wife, Christine Taylor, have sold part of their compound in the Hollywood Hills for $7,325,000, public records show.
The entire property, listed at $12.5 million two years ago, included two houses and a one-bedroom...
| Oct 13, 2011
| 5:00 PM
Brigitte Bardot, Sean Connery, Frank Sinatra, Steve McQueen, George Harrison, Gene Hackman, James Garner, Eminem, Peter Jennings, Jerry Lewis and Wayne Turner.
Wayne Turner grew up and still lives in Shannondale in the mountainous area...
| Oct 13, 2011
| 8:46 PM
Larry Zarian — a former mayor and the first Armenian American to be elected to the Glendale City Council — died of blood cancer Thursday at Glendale Adventist Medical Center.
His family said in a statement that Zarian — who also had...
| Oct 14, 2011
| 12:32 PM
‘The X Factor’ is starting to weed out the novelty acts and provide more audibly pleasing performances from week to week. However, there are still some possibly tone deaf acts still remaining who need to go as soon as possible.
| May 12, 2011
Singer was Welk 'Champagne Lady'
Norma Zimmer, 87, the "Champagne Lady" of television's "The Lawrence Welk Show" and a studio singer, died Tuesday at her home in Brea. Her son, Larry, did not give the cause of death.
Zimmer performed on...
| Dec 12, 2011
If you’ve seen Gary Oldman play Sid Vicious (“Sid and Nancy”), Lee Harvey Oswald (“JFK”) or Dracula (“Dracula”), you know Gary can be scary. In fact, “Scary Gary” was reportedly his on-set nickname...
| Dec 14, 2011
Bert Schneider, the iconoclastic producer behind a trio of influential movies — "Easy Rider," "Five Easy Pieces" and "The Last Picture Show" — that captured the rootlessness and discontent of the late 1960s and '70s and became symbols of a new...
| Dec 22, 2011
| 3:04 PM
We generally like our music uplifting, but for local musicians sometimes life gets in the way.
Whether it's the piano player at French 75 or the reggae-fueled singer at Mozambique, the glamour of playing night after night takes its toll.