Bill Dudley



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Oh Captain, My Captain : The Passing of one Of The All Time Greats

Robin Williams has left the building, and it is a very lonely building now without him. His quick wit, and lovable characters have entertained us since the late 1970’s when he first appeared on ‘Happy [...]


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Walt Disney’s Last Words: Kurt Russell ?

Movie mogul and television pioneer Walt Disney passed away  back in 1966. As you all know,Walt was an early creator of animation and children’s films, creating (and voicing) Mickey Mouse in 1927. Did you know [...]


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Bill Dudley Hosts Blue Jay Jazz Fest This Thursday Night

The legendary Poncho Sanchez hits the stage this Thursday night in a benefit concert for the Blue Jay Jazz Foundation. I will hosting for the second year in a row, a cool evening of Jazz under [...]


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Route 66: The Road and the Romance at The Autry Center

Summertime is the perfect time to cruise all or part of the 2,448 miles of cars, asphalt, gravel,gas stations, diners,motels, billboards, armadillos, small towns, big cities, roadside attractions,semi buried Cadillacs, and neon lights that we [...]


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Marvel Comic’s ‘Guardians Of The Galaxy’ Is Coming To The Big Screen This Week

The latest Marvel comics big screen release is coming this Friday. Guardians Of The Galaxy is not predicted to be a super hit like a Superman or a Batman film, but it is every minute as compelling and [...]


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The ‘Lowdown’ on Boz Scaggs At The Hollywood Bowl

Boz Scaggs hit ‘The Hollywood Bowl’ Wednesday night with some of his own classic hits and music from his recent John Mayer produced CD, ‘Memphis.’ Recorded in a mere 3 weeks at legendary Royal Studios [...]


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Remembering Bobby Womack With His Top 5 Songs

Though he spent many years in the Los Angeles area, Bobby Womack grew up in Cleveland. Originally a Gospel group, the five Womack Brothers were signed to Sam Cooke’s SAR Records in 1962. Sam was [...]


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‘Jersey Boys’ Come To The Big Screen

The surprisingly sordid story of the pop singing group ‘The Four Seasons’ has been tearing it up on (and off) Broadway for years. None other than Clint Eastwood tackled the very challenging directing chores for [...]


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Casey Kasem : A Great Voice Goes Silent

Casey Kasem was one of the very first voices I ever heard on the radio. I was a very young boy when Casey first joined the staff of KEWB in San Francisco/Oakland, sister station to [...]


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Piano Man Billy Joel Hits The Right Keys At Hollywood Bowl

All the searchlights were pointing to The Hollywood Bowl twice in the past week. They will do so again tonight as the elusive Billy Joel will once again perform the best of his 40 year [...]



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