| Sep 10, 2012
| 6:52 AM
PETOSKEY -- Virginia Crouse's life came to a conclusion last week, but her decades of philanthropy left many Northern Michigan and Northwest Ohio institutions with reminders of her.
Throughout her 93 years, Crouse lived in Lima, Ohio -- where she died...
| Sep 26, 2012
| 4:29 PM
When Rodgers and Hammerstein's musical version of "Cinderella" made its debut on television back in 1957 (with Julie Andrews, fresh from "My Fair Lady," in the title role), it became the most widely viewed program in the history of the medium. And every...
| Feb 15, 2012
| 5:42 AM
Oprah Winfrey had her favorite restaurants where she and her A-list guests would dine during “The Oprah Winfrey Show’s” run in Chicago, including RL and Table Fifty-Two, and now it appears Rosie O’Donnell has her own favorites...
| Aug 20, 2012
| 12:58 PM
LOS ANGELES (AP) — Phyllis Diller, the housewife turned humorist who aimed some of her sharpest barbs at herself, punctuating her jokes with her trademark cackle, died Monday morning in her Los Angeles home at age 95.
"She died peacefully in her...
| Apr 19, 2012
| 12:31 AM
When I worked in radio years ago, I had friends with bands always bugging me to play their music on the air. They didn’t realize the big system in place that has record labels dictating what songs radio stations can play, and all that other...
| Nov 19, 2012
| 11:58 PM
As you know, the U.S. recognizes a Thanksgiving tradition whereby the president gets to free the White House turkey from being cooked. Dozens of economic advisers have been known to run for the exits fearing their name will be called in place of the...
| Dec 5, 2012
| 4:04 AM
HOLLYWOOD, Calif. -- If theres anything Tinseltown excels at, its turning a ho-hum event into a made-for-TV spectacle. Witness the razzle-dazzle that unfolds each time the Hollywood sign gets a fresh coat of paint.
Its not written off as routine...
| Dec 14, 2011
| 4:24 PM
Encore, one of the Starz premium channels, will air "Method to the Madness of Jerry Lewis" an original documentary about the comedian produced and directed by Parkland graduate Gregg Barson at 8 p.m. Saturday, Dec. 17. Barson was the only......
| May 13, 2011
The last Pirates of the Caribbean had the fellas looking for the Fountain of Youth.
In the new documentary How Do I Live Forever, filmmaker Mark Wexler does the same thing. He visits countries that have a longer life span, and in what will be everyones...
| Nov 13, 2011
| 4:22 PM
Behind the scenes of the doo-wop show at The Maryland Theatre on Oct. 28, the staff and volunteers were marking a milestone of sorts, ushering in the end of an era.
Mevis Shatzer, who served as house manager for 23 of the 27 years she volunteered at...
| Dec 2, 2011
| 12:29 PM
You've probably seen Del Casher, sporting a yachtsman's cap as he cruises around town in his fire-engine-red sedan, and never given him a second look. But the 73-year-old musician, who operates a sound studio on Magnolia Boulevard in Burbank, is one of...