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Writer and arts critic Terry Teachout first encountered jazz great Louis Armstrong on "The Ed Sullivan Show" — thanks to his mother. It was the mid-1960s, and Armstrong was singing "Hello, Dolly!" He recalls: "My mom called me in and said, 'This...
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...
Singer Melanie Brown, also known as Scary Spice from her days with the Spice Girls, has purchased a gated home in the San Fernando Valley area for about $3.15 million. The country French-style house has five bedrooms and eight bathrooms in more than 8,...
A Hollywood Hills home once owned by actress Dorothy Dandridge is on the market at $3,495,000. The restored 1926 Mediterranean has three bedrooms and five bathrooms in 4,368 square feet. Three terraces with city views provide space for entertaining....
Special to the TribuneThis story was first published in the Tribune on May 22, 2011. The voice is softer now but as affable and entertaining as ever. Moose Skowron still has many, many tales to tell. Like the night Marilyn Monroe was flirting -- only not with Skowron, nor...
David Frye, whose impressions of Presidents Richard Nixon and Lyndon Johnson and other prominent political figures vaulted him to popularity in the 1960s and '70s, has died. He was 77. Frye died Monday of cardiopulmonary arrest at his Las Vegas home,...
Tags: Johnny Carson, Human Interest, Politics, Gerald Ford, Las Vegas
Brand XApple has a big announcement (aren't they all?) scheduled for Tuesday morning -- and according to the Wall Street Journal, that announcement will be the arrival of the Fab Four in the iTunes store. The Beatles' catalog, which underwent a handsome...
Hank Jones, whose extraordinary combination of versatility, craftsmanship and creativity during his nearly eight-decade career earned him the reputation as a jazz pianist's pianist, has died. He was 91. Jones died Sunday at Calvary Hospital in New York...
Glenn Sundby, who learned to perform handstands and other acrobatic moves on Santa Monica's Muscle Beach in the 1930s and went on to co-found USA Gymnastics and establish the International Gymnastics Hall of Fame, has died. He was 87. Sundby died...
Tags: Baptist, Travel, Christianity, Death, Gymnastics
Special to The TimesThere's a wonderful scene in "La Vie en Rose," the new film biography of Edith Piaf, in which the raw, young singer is being tutored on how to hold her hands and move her arms while singing. It's a thrilling how-she-came-to-be moment for fans of the...
Page Cavanaugh, a veteran pianist-singer whose trio was a popular nightclub and recording group in the late 1940s and '50s and who became one of Southern California's most enduring lounge jazz artists, has died. He was 86. Cavanaugh, who also was a...
Primal rock and blues musician Bo Diddley, who helped cast the sonic template of rock more than 50 years ago with a signature syncopated rhythm that became universally recognized as "the Bo Diddley beat," died Monday. He was 79. Diddley died of heart...
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