LAS VEGAS (AP) — Sammy Shore, an actor and standup comedian who co-founded the Comedy Store, died Saturday. He was 92.
Through a spokeswoman, Shore's family said he died at his Las Vegas...
Historic Moulin Rouge site in Vegas going back up for sale
LAS VEGAS (AP) — The historic site of the first racially integrated casino in Las Vegas is again headed for sale after a developer failed to meet a financial deadline.
Court-appointed receiver Kevin Hanchett told the Las Vegas Review-Journal on Thursday that he set a Jan. 15 deadline for offers to purchase the neglected property once home to the Moulin Rouge.
Old cabins demolished at Lake Tahoe’s Cal Neva Lodge
INCLINE VILLAGE, Nev. (AP) — Work crews are demolishing some of the old cabins at the historic Cal Neva (NEE'-vuh) Lodge at Lake Tahoe due to fire and safety concerns.
Andy Chapman, CEO and president of the Incline Village Crystal Bay Visitors Bureau, says the new owners who bought the property on the California-Nevada line in January eventually intend to re-open it as a hotel-casino.
TAHOE CITY, Calif. (AP) — A golf course at Lake Tahoe is celebrating its centennial with 50-cent green fees through the weekend.
The Tahoe City Golf Course originally was called Tahoe Tavern Links when it became the first to open in the area in 1918.
The nine-hole layout in Tahoe City on the northwest shore of the lake later became a favorite for Hollywood entertainers when they performed in the area, including Sammy Davis Jr., Frank Sinatra, Dean Martin, Bob Hope and Bing Crosby
1965 to 1973: Three times a legendary entertainer charmed Northeast Pennsylvania.
Over eight years, Rat Pack member Sammy Davis Jr. made a trio of visits to the area, starting with a show held April 25, 1965, at Scranton’s Catholic Youth Center.
Must List: ‘Pod Save America’ transmits from Houston and Michaelangelo’s art visits the MFAH
Cirque du Soleil visits Houston without its tent this week, with an "arena" version
of a show and an abbreviated run of just six performances. But there's great allure
in its "Corteo" production. The name means "cortege" in Italian, and this joyful
show is a fever dream with a big human heart that involves aerialists on massive
chandeliers and acrobats who bounce higher on their beds than most kids can imagine.
Tragedy turns Michigan man into activist
BATTLE CREEK, Mich. (AP) — Trent Buckner was funny and talkative and he never made it to his 14th birthday.
In 1987, just a few days before Thanksgiving, someone shot the Southwestern Junior High eighth-grader with a small-caliber handgun and stabbed him several times in the back as he was on his way to return pop bottles to a store near his home.
The teenager's body was found on the Conrail tracks west of Kendall Street.
Sammy Davis Jr. was a lifelong sponge; he absorbed technique and turned it into artistry.
He could dance, he could sing, he could play instruments, he could act. He could even do impressions. A charter member of the swinging Rat Pack in the early '60s as well as a civil rights activist (Martin Luther King Jr. was a fan), he was the coolest of the cool.
Sword-swallower who once ran museum called Freakatorium dies
NEW YORK (AP) — Johnny Fox, a sword-swallowing magician who presented his quirky art form to enthusiastic audiences around the world, has died.
The 64-year-old had been battling cancer and died Sunday at a home in Maryland, according to close friend Barbara Calvert. He passed away peacefully, with a smile, while surrounded by loved ones who gave him a standing ovation, she said.
Frank Sinatra’s prime years as a singer were long behind him when Eliot Weisman managed his career. Yet even into his 70s “the Voice” could deliver what fans wanted or were willing to settle for. The challenge Weisman soon faced was how to showcase the best of a septuagenarian Sinatra while playing down the ravages of time and handling the unexpected — like Golda Meir’s Uzi.
Book Review: ‘Way It Was’ taps aging Sinatra’s highs,
"The Way It Was: My Life with Frank Sinatra" (Hachette Books), by Eliot Weisman and Jennifer Valoppi
Frank Sinatra's prime years as a singer were long behind him when Eliot Weisman managed his career. Yet even into his 70s "the Voice" could deliver what fans wanted or were willing to settle for. The challenge Weisman soon faced was how to showcase the best of a septuagenarian Sinatra while playing down the ravages of time and handling the unexpected — like Golda Meir's Uzi.
111-year-old Golden Gate hotel reopens after expansion
LAS VEGAS (AP) — The 111-year-old Golden Gate hotel-casino on Fremont Street has reopened after an expansion project that reflects the resurgence under way in downtown Las Vegas.
City officials and hotel-casino executives on Friday officially marked the reopening of the property famous for hosting the likes of Frank Sinatra, Sammy Davis Jr. and Dean Martin.
Tony-winning gospel singer Linda Hopkins dies at 92
Actress and gospel singer Linda Hopkins, who won a Tony Award in 1972 for the musical "Inner City," died Monday in Milwaukee, Wisconsin, according to her great-niece Hazel Lindsey. She was 92.
Inspired by blues singer Bessie Smith, Hopkins wrote and starred in 1974's one-woman musical "Me and Bessie," and was later nominated for a Tony for musical "Black and Blue."
Smart Rating: 66.39Genre: dramaStarring: Sammy Davis Jr., Louis Armstrong, Ossie Davis"A Man Called Adam" tells the story of a tormented jazz trumpeter (Sammy Davis Jr.) and his struggles in life.Note: Freeman appears in an uncredited role as "Party Guest."
Bill Cosby has returned to social media and is checking his old friends. Cosby, who is facing numerous sexual misconduct accusations, several lawsuits, problems with his health and a criminal trial on sexual assault in Pennsylvania, has decided to go on the offensive. Beginning with the 2017 Rev. Martin Luther King Jr. holiday, Cosby’s Twitter feed began to post trailblazing African-American figures in history. This happened almost a month after the African-American-owned digital channel Bounce...
In 1933, Sammy Davis Jr., then 7 years old, played a kid who dreamed of the presidency in the movie short “Rufus Jones for President.” That was just the start of a long list of black presidents, some of whom beat Barack Obama to the Oval Office.
- The Spokesman-ReviewVentriloquist Terry Fator to perform at Northern Quest on FridayApril 29, 2019
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- The Times-TribuneTime Warp 1973: Biggest Stars Of The '70s Turn Out For Inaugural Pocono State FairJuly 18, 2018
CROMWELL — Maybe it was the fact that he was sleeping in his old room, back in his old hometown. It was like being a kid again, remembering the times when golf was just a smoldering ember inside of J.J. Henry, when he’d take some old, sawed-down irons and hit ball after ball after ball off the sand dunes behind his parents’ house on Fairfield Beach Road.
He was back in Fairfield, back on familiar ground. It was relaxing. It was empowering.