Throughout the history of stage and film, friendships between characters often become larger than life They’re classic bonds of camaraderie that have endured the tests of time. From the screen to the stage, through the generations, there have been memorable character friendships that have become synonymous with the show or play in which they’re portrayed.... Continue Reading →
ARTISTS WE LOVE: When Aretha Sang Opera At The Grammys
When you least expect it, great moments happen. This is one of those tales made that much greater because “the moment” involves Aretha Franklin. The year is 1998, the 40th Grammy® Awards at New York City’s majestic Radio City Music Hall. The evening was chockful of great performances, unexpected wins and unforeseen surprises, such as:... Continue Reading →
The Variety Show Is Dead! (Maybe) Long Live the Variety Show!
Ed Sullivan’s Toast of the Town. The Dean Martin Show. The Glen Campbell Goodtime Hour. The Bobby Darin Amusement Company. The Carol Burnett Show. Donny & Marie. The Gong Show. Hee Haw. https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=jenWdylTtzs For a happy century, “variety” endured as one of the very few entertainment genres to survive the arc from stage to screen,... Continue Reading →