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Tribune staff reporterThis one wasn't exactly like touring the entire United Kingdom in a motor coach, with overnight stops and pubs and bards and abbeys and castles along the way. This was 51 civilians, one driver, one tour director and one destination: Branson, Missouri....
Tags: Death, Advertising, Casino and Gambling, Dance, Restaurants
Special to the TribuneSurprising transformations are nothing new to pop music. Within a few years the Beatles went from mop-top teen idols to sullen psychedelic mystics, and Tom Waits stunned listeners when he swapped sentimental beatnik ballads for avant-garde surrealism....
Tags: Tom Waits, Popular Music (genre)
Chicago Tribune Movie Critic2 stars (out of 4) Neil Young's "Greendale" is an odd but sometimes lovable little mixture of great rock 'n' roll and charmingly primitive filmmaking. In 10 new Young songs, accompanied by images, the movie tells the story of a beleaguered all-American...
Tags: Eric Johnson, Death, Family, Bob Dylan, Chicago Tribune
Marie's Rip Tide Lounge 1745 W. Armitage Ave. 773-278-7317 Sights: With the exception of some '80s songs in the jukebox, a ceramic Spuds Mackenzie on the back bar and a Golden Tee video game, it seems little has changed at Marie's Rip Tide Lounge since...
Tags: Petula Clark, Gaming, Eartha Kitt, Entertainment, Bars and Clubs
Craig Kilborn is going "Old School" as he signs off after five years on "The Late Late Show." Kilborn's farewell episode, which airs Friday, will feature guest appearances from Will Ferrell and Vince Vaughn, zap2it.com reports, as well as actress...
The Boston GlobeAs dozens of comics descend on Boston for the Democratic National Convention this week, they arrive at a curious time: More than ever, political comedians are aligned with particular parties and specific candidates. In a business once proud to be driven...
Staff WriterJohn "Bradshaw" Layfield, whose villainous Texan TV persona is a cross between J.R. Ewing and Pat Buchanan, will visit the Republican Governors Association meeting Thursday to promote "Smackdown Your Vote." His cause is a nonpartisan initiative for the...
Staff WriterJohn "Bradshaw" Layfield, whose villainous Texan TV persona is a cross between J.R. Ewing and Pat Buchanan, will visit the Republican Governor's Association meeting next Thursday to promote "Smackdown Your Vote." His cause is a non-partisan political...
Las Vegas mainstay Wayne Newton, belting out his trademark version of "Danke Schoen," entertained troops during a recent trip to a U.S. base in Baghdad, the U.S. military said. Newton, along with special guests that included actor Rob Schneider and...
Times Staff WritersAfter eight years of exile and weeks of uncertainty, Republicans finally have something to celebrate as George W. Bush takes the oath as the nations 43rd president. But the four days of political pageantry that surround his ascension this week will be...
Times Staff Writer"Elf" is an example of the good things that can happen when hipsters do it on the square. The fable of what transpires when a young man raised by elves goes back to investigate his human roots, it manages to be both genuinely sweet and just a teensy bit...
Tags: Stan Laurel, Death, Peter Dinklage, Will Ferrell, Bob Newhart
LOS ANGELES - Wayne Newton says he won't need a panel of judges to decide the winner of his new talent contest, "The Entertainer," which debuts Sunday on E! Television Network. Newton is the only judge, but the 62-year-old singer promises that he won't...
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