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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 [...]

06/30/2014

Director/producer Clint Eastwood attends the premiere of Warner Bros. "Jersey Boys" during the 2014 Los Angeles Film Festival at Regal Cinemas L.A. Live, June 19, 2014 in Los Angeles, California.  Photo:  ROBYN BECK/AFP/Getty Image

‘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 [...]

06/20/2014

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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 [...]

06/16/2014

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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 [...]

05/27/2014

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Godzilla Returns: Friend Or Foe?

There have been 28 films about the monster ‘Godzilla’, dating back to 1954.  The foreboding giant was a Japanese post nuclear hybrid of ancient dinosaur, ‘Moby Dick’ and  ‘King Kong’. Over the years, ‘Godzilla’ was [...]

05/12/2014

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Darlene Love: Not A Back-up Singer Anymore

She was born in Hawthorne, and raised in South Los Angeles. The daughter of a minister with the voice of a nightingale, she is singer/actress Darlene Love. Sometimes it takes a very long time to [...]

05/12/2014

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Jerry Lewis: Still Crazy After All These Years

I was fortunate to be part of what he called “a very motley group,” as the ageless Jerry Lewis did something last weekend that I actually thought he had done before I was born.  Jerry [...]

04/18/2014

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‘Transcendence': A Journey To The Inner Limits ?

‘Outer Limits’ was one of my favorite Sci-Fi tv shows. Transcendence, the new Johnny Depp film takes you to the ‘inner limits’ of……his mind, and your computer. I must warn Johnny Depp fans, that you [...]

04/17/2014

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Bill Dudley Headed to 5th Annual TCM Fest

Film fans of all ages from all over the globe will be walking on the very same concrete that Marilyn Monroe, Charlie Chaplin and Frank Sinatra once did . Old Hollywood comes alive this weekend [...]

04/11/2014

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Ron Howard: His Long Career Bridges the Gap Between Classic Hollywood and Today

His career started when he was 18 months old. His dad Rance Howard, was (and still is) a working actor at age 85. Ron was featured in two of televisions biggest hit shows of all [...]

04/08/2014

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