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February 19, 2010 |
Kathryn Grayson, an MGM singing star in the 1940s and early '50s in musicals such as "Anchors Aweigh," "Kiss Me Kate" and "Show Boat," has died. She was 88. Grayson died Wednesday of natural causes at her home in Los Angeles, said publicist Dale Olson. A dark-haired beauty with a heart-shaped face and a brilliant coloratura voice, Grayson signed with MGM as a teenager and made her screen debut in "Andy Hardy's Private Secretary," starring Mickey Rooney, in 1941. She went on to appear opposite Frank Sinatra and Gene Kelly in "Anchors Aweigh," Kelly in "Thousands Cheer," Sinatra in "The Kissing Bandit," Mario Lanza in "The Toast of New Orleans," Howard Keel in "Show Boat," "Lovely to Look At" and "Kiss Me Kate," and Gordon MacRae in "The Desert Song," among other musicals.
September 18, 2009 |
The spring/summer 2010 men's collections presented during New York Fashion Week didn't break much new ground compared with what was shown on the runways of Milan and Paris this summer, but designers did give the men's wardrobe of a year hence some tweaks as they, like their European counterparts, cut back on the spectacle and focused on showing a wider array of wearable pieces. Blue men group The biggest carry-over from Europe was the range of blue hues that covered the catwalk, from a pale peaceful shade evoking notions of the sky to vibrant cobalts and oil slick shades, with nearly every shade in between.
July 17, 2008 |
Barack Obama's trip to Europe and the Middle East, seen as crucial to burnish his foreign policy bona fides, will play out before big audiences. All three television network anchors plan to interview the Democratic presidential candidate during the tour. Political analysts see the combined audience of 20 million as a potential boon to Obama, but also a bust if he makes any major missteps.
July 13, 2003 |
The ship's whistle blared and warplanes streaked overhead Saturday as the Navy commissioned its newest aircraft carrier, the Ronald Reagan, and former First Lady Nancy Reagan told the crew to "bring her to life." The carrier, nearly 1,100 feet long and standing 20 stories above the waterline, is the first to be named for a living president. The flight deck covers 4.5 acres. The former president, 92 and ailing with Alzheimer's disease, didn't attend the ceremony at Norfolk Naval Station.
February 24, 2002 |
There's gold in them thar ports! Or so it might seem, judging by the gold rush of cruise ships heading for Alaska this summer, including the largest vessel ever. For cruisers it means more choices and, in many cases, more competitive fares. Although Alaska cruising has been growing in recent years, the Sept. 11 attacks sent new ships into the market as some cruise lines decided to pull back from Europe this summer and redeploy to domestic destinations that some U.S. travelers perceive as safer.
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May 26, 2001 |
News, weather and bloopers: Continuing my series on local TV news, I phoned Jess Marlow to see if he could remember any classic boo-boos. Marlow, who co-hosts KCET's "Life and Times Tonight," told me about a humorous moment from his days as an anchor at KNBC-TV Channel 4. One night, consumer affairs reporter David Horowitz delivered what was (or seemed like) a very long segment on a rather dry subject.