Frank Sinatra

FILE - In this May 18, 1977 file photo, performer Frank Sinatra appears on the stage of the Westchester Premier Theater in Tarrytown, N.Y., during the opening night of his act with Dean Martin. (AP Photo/Ray Stubblebine, file)

Sinatra’s first license fetches $15K at auction

TRENTON, N.J. (AP) — Frank Sinatra’s first New Jersey driver’s license has sold for $15,757 at auction. The yellowed, text-only 1934 license was issued, typo and all, to Francis Sintra, 841 Garden Street, Hoboken, New […]

06/27/2014

Ronan Farrow, Special Adviser to the Secretary of State for Global Youth Issues. (AP Photo/United Nations Foundation, Gary He, File)

MSNBC hires Mia Farrow’s son Ronan for show

NEW YORK (AP) — A book deal, tabloid attention and now a new television show — it’s a busy time in the public eye for 25-year-old Ronan Farrow. MSNBC announced Wednesday that it had hired […]

10/16/2013

Singer Bobby "Blue" Bland (AP Photo)

Blues singer Bobby ‘Blue’ Bland dies at 83

GRENADA, Miss. (AP) — Bobby “Blue” Bland, a distinguished singer who blended Southern blues and soul in songs such as “Turn on Your Love Light” and “Further On Up the Road,” died Sunday. He was […]

06/23/2013

Actress Gina Lollobrigida (AP Photo)

At actress’s Geneva jewel auction, $3M for 1 gem

GENEVA (AP) — Sotheby’s has auctioned off jewels belonging to actress Gina Lollobrigida, fetching just under $3 million for a fancy yellow diamond once owned by a shah of Persia. The auction house said the […]

05/14/2013

Gibson Amphitheatre (Photo credit: Gibson Amphitheatre)

LA’s storied Gibson Amphitheatre closing in Sept.

LOS ANGELES (AP) — Live Nation announced Wednesday that a landmark Los Angeles music venue where Bob Marley, Johnny Cash and Frank Sinatra performed will close its doors this fall.

04/24/2013

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Phil Ramone, Grammy-winning producer, dead at 72

NEW YORK (AP) – Phil Ramone, the masterful Grammy Award-winning engineer, arranger and producer whose platinum touch included recordings with Ray Charles, Billy Joel and Paul Simon, has died at 72.

03/30/2013

Library of Congress

Library of Congress has plan for saving recordings

WASHINGTON (AP) — The Library of Congress unveiled an extensive nationwide plan to help preserve recorded sound to guard against losing historic recordings as has happened with those by George Gershwin, Frank Sinatra and Judy Garland.

02/13/2013

'Moon River' crooner Andy Williams dies at age 84

ST. LOUIS (AP) – With a string of gold albums, a hit TV series and the signature “Moon River,” Andy Williams was a voice of the 1960s, although not the `60s we usually hear about. […]

09/26/2012

Nominees named for Pop Hall of Fame coming to Pa.

CANONSBURG, Pa. (AP) – The American Pop Music Hall of Fame won’t be open until next summer, but the first round of nominees to be inducted into the western Pennsylvania-based hall has been announced. The […]

09/17/2012

N. Korea TV shows 'Rocky' clips, plays 'My Way'

(AP) – North Korea is tapping into some American-style movie inspiration by showing the film icon Rocky Balboa pounding his Soviet rival. State TV on Wednesday ran taped footage of young leader Kim Jong Un […]

07/11/2012

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