Rat Pack-ish: Chris Walden Big Band at The Wallis
by kirk silsbee
Chris Walden is the most ubiquitous musician you’ve never heard of, but whom you’ve heard everywhere. He’s one of the busiest of the current Hollywood composer-arrangers, and just a sampling of his recent album credits includes Michael Bublé, Jessie J., Michael Bolton, and Celine Dion. His film and TV writing is voluminous (your kids hear ...
A clown’s artifacts live on: Jerry Lewis
Our friends at Julien’s Auctions will auction more property from the Estate of Jerry Lewis now through July 9. The on-line auction includes over 300 lots of personal and career memorabilia ranging from awards, clothes, art, movie ephemera and much more. Collectors will have the opportunity to bid on a wide range of items including ...
When Martin met Lewis
… hair was king. The story of this wildly successful comedy pairing — their youthful energy reenforced by Brylcreem — will be told in film clips, home movies, and kinescopes in the opening program of MoMA’s upcoming Jerry Lewis retrospective. photo courtesy Bob Furmanek The Birth of Martin and Lewis | The Museum of Modern ...
Tracey Davis lovingly honors father, Sammy Davis Jr.
“It’s been a rough day … a little up and down,” admitted Tracey Davis, her eyes welling slightly with tears as she spoke to a gathered group last night at Larry Edmunds Bookshop about her new book “Sammy Davis, Jr.: A Personal Journey With My Father.” Her high emotion was somewhat atypical for an author ...
Culture clash: Dino & the Stones
From “Life” by Keith Richards (Little, Brown, 2010) page 151: “The first show we ever did in America was at the Swing Auditorium in San Bernardino, California. Bobby Goldsboro … was on the show, and the Chiffons. But earlier, we’d had the experience of Dean Martin introducing us at the taping of the Hollywood Palace TV show. ...
Ailey-ites embrace their inner meshuggenah in “Minus 16” 1
I’ve seen Israeli choreographer Ohad Naharin’s “Minus 16,” in its various bits and pieces, components and rehashes, on Batsheva Dance Company (his home base), Cedar Lake Contemporary Ballet, and most recently on a gang of Cal Arts dance students. But what a wild trip, tonight in Costa Mesa, watching Alvin Ailey American Dance Theater try ...