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June 23, 1995 | Dennis Hunt
Always the silky crooner, Damone had a way with a ballad, but usually sounded stiff and dry on up-tempo songs. On this early-'60s collection, he does his usual smooth job on ballads like "Laura" and "Poinciana" but, surprisingly, really shines on the up-tempo material, particularly "Change Partners" and the album's best track--"Little Girl," backed by Billy May's orchestra.
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August 3, 2010 | By Dennis McLellan, Los Angeles Times
Mitch Miller, who helped shape musical tastes in the 1950s and early '60s as the head of the popular music division at Columbia Records and hosted the hit "Sing Along With Mitch" TV show in the early '60s while becoming one of the era's most commercially successful recording artists, has died. He was 99. Miller died Saturday after a short illness at Lenox Hill Hospital in New York City, said his daughter, Margaret Miller Reuther. A top oboist and English horn player who joined the CBS Symphony Orchestra in the 1930s and later recorded with legendary conductor Leopold Stokowski, Miller wound up his more than seven-decade musical career guest conducting symphony orchestras around the world.
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March 12, 1991 | DIANNE KLEIN
Ms Klein, I thought your column on Vic Damone and Diahann Carroll was, to say the least, quite insulting to the singers. . . . You don't care for Damone and Carroll? So why did you go to their concert? Or did you attend? If you did go, why did you wait so long to drool your bile because they did appear? I know the Damone-Carroll type of singing is no longer popular. But at least they do not scream at the audience through monstrous amplification systems.
ENTERTAINMENT
June 23, 1995 | Dennis Hunt
Always the silky crooner, Damone had a way with a ballad, but usually sounded stiff and dry on up-tempo songs. On this early-'60s collection, he does his usual smooth job on ballads like "Laura" and "Poinciana" but, surprisingly, really shines on the up-tempo material, particularly "Change Partners" and the album's best track--"Little Girl," backed by Billy May's orchestra.
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January 27, 1989 | LEONARD FEATHER
The careers of Vic Damone and Diahann Carroll were joined when they were married Jan. 3, 1987, in Las Vegas. It was the fourth marriage for both; they were each twice divorced and once widowed. "It's such a comfortable relationship," said the amiable, elegant Carroll. "We are both from a New York background; both very family oriented. I guess I'm a little more driven than Damone, but working together is a great experience." "It's true," said the man Carroll usually refers to by his last name.
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August 2, 2010 | By Dennis McLellan, Los Angeles Times
Mitch Miller, who helped shape musical tastes in the 1950s and early '60s as the head of the popular music division at Columbia Records and hosted the hit "Sing Along With Mitch" TV show in the early '60s while becoming one of the era's most commercially successful recording artists, has died. He was 99. Miller died Saturday after a short illness at Lenox Hill Hospital in New York City, said his daughter, Margaret Miller Reuther. A top oboist and English horn player who joined the CBS Symphony Orchestra in the 1930s and later recorded with legendary conductor Leopold Stokowski, Miller wound up his more than seven-decade musical career guest conducting symphony orchestras around the world.
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April 3, 1991 | ALEENE MacMINN, Arts and entertainment reports from The Times, national and international news services and the nation's press
Splitsville: Singers Diahann Carroll and Vic Damone have filed for a legal separation. They were married in January, 1987. . . . Actor Nick Nolte and his wife of seven years, Rebecca, have filed for divorce in what was described as a friendly split.
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December 29, 1995
Marilyn Morrison Doff, 66, hostess at her father's famed Hollywood nightclub, the Mocambo. Once labeled one of Hollywood's golden girls by Life magazine, the daughter of Charlie Morrison virtually grew up in the Mocambo, befriending its famous performers, including Frank Sinatra, Milton Berle, Lena Horne and Vic Damone. She had her own weekly radio show for a time in Palm Springs.
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March 9, 1987 | Associated Press
The White House paid tribute to songwriters Richard Rodgers and Lorenz Hart on Sunday as part of its continuing series of programs on American music. "You've done great credit to a great song-writing duo," President Reagan told entertainers Marvin Hamlisch, Liza Minnelli, Vic Damone and Bobby Short after an hourlong performance taped for presentation March 25 on PBS. First Lady Nancy Reagan introduced the performances before about 200 people in the East Room of the White House.
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May 18, 1996
Al Berkman, 82, producer, author, musician, arranger and vocal coach for such singers as Eddie Fisher, Vic Damone and Linda Ronstadt. During the 1930s, Berkman played clarinet and saxophone with big bands and then became an arranger for Sammy Kaye, Cab Calloway and others. During World War II, he produced variety shows for military personnel, earning public praise from Eleanor Roosevelt.
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March 12, 1991 | DIANNE KLEIN
Ms Klein, I thought your column on Vic Damone and Diahann Carroll was, to say the least, quite insulting to the singers. . . . You don't care for Damone and Carroll? So why did you go to their concert? Or did you attend? If you did go, why did you wait so long to drool your bile because they did appear? I know the Damone-Carroll type of singing is no longer popular. But at least they do not scream at the audience through monstrous amplification systems.
ENTERTAINMENT
January 27, 1989 | LEONARD FEATHER
The careers of Vic Damone and Diahann Carroll were joined when they were married Jan. 3, 1987, in Las Vegas. It was the fourth marriage for both; they were each twice divorced and once widowed. "It's such a comfortable relationship," said the amiable, elegant Carroll. "We are both from a New York background; both very family oriented. I guess I'm a little more driven than Damone, but working together is a great experience." "It's true," said the man Carroll usually refers to by his last name.
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