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Staff WriterVictoria Jolson - SoFlo socialite and Al Jolson daughter-in-law - will be at a book signing of her memoir "Beneath the Laughter." The book follows her rise from The Deep South to London to Manhattan to Beverly Hills and her friendship with celebs...
Lynda Dresher's mother always told her, "You're never too old to reinvent yourself." So it's no wonder that, now 60, she is leaving Congregation B'nai Torah in Highland Park, where she has served as cantor for 11 years, to begin training to become the...
Tags: Joan Baez, Music, Family, Human Interest, Judaism
The Top Five Winter concert Chambersburg Area High School concert band presents a diverse program on Thursday, Feb. 28, including sea chanties, a French tone poem and and a Russian patriotic piece. Doors open 6:45 p.m., concert 7:30 p.m. Chambersburg...
email@example.comA Greencastle tradition continues Thursday as the Rescue Hose Co. kicks off three nights of hilarity and song with its annual minstrel show. This year’s show, “An Al Jolson Minstrel,” will be held Thursday, Friday and Saturday at 7:...
1. Another season of 'Think Theater' On Tuesday, Feb. 26 at 7 p.m., Contemporary American Theater Festival Producing Director Ed Herendeen, pictured, and special guests, Joey Collins and Joey Parsons will announce the five plays to be presented July 5 to...
Tags: Arts and Culture
Staff WriterAl Jolson can still pack them in the theater, 86 years after ushering in "the talkies" and 63 years after his death. At least that's the idea with the tribute by The Broward County Film Society (also called FLiFF) to the man billed as "The World’s...
They were the swinging, sassy voice of the homefront for U.S. service personnel overseas during World War II, singing catchy hit tunes such as "Boogie Woogie Bugle Boy" and "Rum and Coca Cola" that delighted Americans and catapulted the Andrews Sisters to...
Tags: Benny Goodman, Music, Bing Crosby, Toronto Star, Rex Reed
As Sir Robin carols merrily to King Arthur in Monty Python's Spamalot, "In any great adventure, if you don't want to lose...you won't succeed on Broadway if you don't have any Jews." Eric Idle's cheeky lyric, which unfailingly generated knowing...
Chicago Tribune reportersThe presidential campaigns of Barack Obama and Mitt Romney have pledged not to run political ads Sept. 11, out of respect for the terrorism victims. Which means there are 64 other days when you can count on being deluged with ads before Election Day. 1...
Rescue Hose Co. No. 1 Inc. of Greencastle announces its 78th Hobo Minstrels season for 2013 with chorus practice beginning on Sunday, Jan. 6. Anyone wishing to volunteer and sing in the chorus should come to the first practice at the fire station...
The "Unhappy Halloween, Hon" (Nov. 3) commentary by Michael Cross-Barnet was a scream. Like a Holy Roman emperor or a demented totalitarian dictator, it dictated what was appropriate free speech for all times and all places. It also chastised the owner of...
Tags: Halloween, Holidays, Cafe Hon, Politics, Career and Workplace
Are hip-hop artists such as Flavor Flav and Lil Wayne the new generation of black minstrels -- the African American jesters who used to entertain audiences with cartoonish, racially stereotypical shtick before the collapse of the Jim Crow South?...
Tags: Nicki Minaj, Book, Nas, Slavery, Social Issues
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