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Frank Sinatra threatened to kill director Robert Aldrich

Mon, 27 Mar 2017 04:57:27 GMT

'I ought to have you decapitated and buried in the f***ing desert': How Frank Sinatra threatened to have director Robert Aldrich murdered on set of Rat Pack comedy '4 for Texas' The singer is seen on the set of '4 for Texas,' the Rat Pack comedy director Robert Aldrich filmed after 'Baby Jane' He is seen making a number of demands in relation to his costume with Aldrich, who tries to get through to the star Sinatra eventually screams at Aldrich on the set: 'I ought to have you decapitated and buried in the f***ing desert' He then storms off set and does not show up when next due to appear on camera, having flown to New York In the wake of the critical praise and box office success of 'Whatever Happened to Baby Jane,' director Robert Aldrich took on an even more ambitious project with '4 for Texas.'




Kincardine Summer Music Festival celebrates 20 years

Mon, 27 Mar 2017 00:36:37 GMT

"It doesn't seem like 20 years," said music festival secretary John Schnarr. "Time flies when you're having fun."




In 'Masterworks,' Orlando Ballet mostly gives 3 masters their due

Sat, 25 Mar 2017 07:21:33 GMT

Save the best for last, is how the expression goes - but Friday the Orlando Ballet brought the best out first. The ballet is presenting "Masterworks" this weekend at downtown Orlando's Dr. Phillips Center for the Performing Arts.




SiteOne Landscape Supply Names Michael J. Grebe to Its Board of Directors

Fri, 24 Mar 2017 21:02:09 GMT

Mr. Grebe was also appointed to serve on the company's Audit Committee effective April 28, 2017. Following his appointment to the board, the company has ten directors, five of whom are independent.




Dylan covers Sinatra with grace, suppleness and a bit of tedium on new three-disc album, "Triplicate"

Fri, 24 Mar 2017 16:37:31 GMT

The idea of Bob Dylan becoming the keeper of Frank Sinatra's flame would have seemed preposterous 50 years ago. Dylan was revolutionizing songwriting in a torrent of words back then, instantly making the classics sung by Sinatra another generation's music.




When Dylan met Sinatra, Cory Booker sets Newark date - The NJ Breakroom

Fri, 24 Mar 2017 16:37:30 GMT

Bob Dylan was downright chatty in a new interview. He talked about his recent albums of 'standards' and an encounter with NJ's own Frank Sinatra .




Ella by Starlight

Fri, 24 Mar 2017 14:22:15 GMT

"Ella Fitzgerald is the only performer with whom I've ever worked who made me nervous," Frank Sinatra admitted in a 1959 interview. "Because I try to work up to what she does.




UAE Minister of State addresses need for sustainable water management

Fri, 24 Mar 2017 09:51:07 GMT

Dr Rashid Ahmad Bin Fahd , Minister of State and Chairman of the Board of the Emirates Authority for Standardisation and Metrology , has stressed that the UAE is constantly striving to achieve the highest standards of sustainability in water security and balance the demand between water sources, especially while suffering from scarcity as a result of limited natural fresh water supplies, reduced average rainfall and high temperatures. In his speech, on the occasion of World Water Day on March 22, he said that ESMA realises the difficulty of the issue of drinking water supply levels and its production in the country.




Kevin McNeely, still in the film festival spotlight

Fri, 24 Mar 2017 05:45:26 GMT

The Sonoma International Film Festival's executive director Kevin McNeely at the Sebastiani Theatre, a prominent venue for films during the five-day festival. Diehard friends: McNeely and Willis have been buddies since meeting on the set of Frank Sinatra's 'The First Deadly Sin' in 1980.




Jazz: Elvis's treasure chestnut

Fri, 24 Mar 2017 01:36:33 GMT

One would hardly think of Elvis Presley as a jazz artist. Yes, he was the undisputed King and, back in the day, just one swivel of Elvis the Pelvis's hips could push hundreds of young girls to the verge of hysteria.




Tony Bennett's Daughter Antonia Bennett to Make Cafe Carlyle Debut This Spring

Thu, 23 Mar 2017 21:07:51 GMT

Antonia Bennett , daughter of legendary singer Tony Bennett , has been performing alongside her father since she could walk and talk. Some of her early performances were shared with legendary American icons such as Rosemary Clooney , Count Basie , Regis Philbin , and Don Rickles .




Recent Brooklyn history influenced pop music and created new icons

Thu, 23 Mar 2017 16:30:41 GMT

At the time, songs about Brooklyn were scarce, although some achieved fame over the years. Now that Brooklyn has become a cachet, an opera of them could be written instead of just a single aria.




In rare interview, Bob Dylan holds forth on Frank Sinatra, Joan Baez, his hair and Minnesota

Thu, 23 Mar 2017 12:02:21 GMT

An old rock-and-roll legend has it that Bob Dylan and George Harrison were supposed to record with Elvis Presley, but The King was a no-show. As Dylan tells it, though, Presley "did show up, it was us that didn't."




Vanessa Sonon, Rick Faugno and Lauren Gire rehearse for "My Way: A...

Thu, 23 Mar 2017 05:14:19 GMT

Vanessa Sonon, Rick Faugno and Lauren Gire rehearse for "My Way: A Musical Tribute to Frank Sinatra" at Ivoryton Playhouse. Vanessa Sonon, Rick Faugno and Lauren Gire rehearse for "My Way: A Musical Tribute to Frank Sinatra" at Ivoryton Playhouse.




My Way: A Musical Tribute to Frank Sinatra' at Ivoryton

Thu, 23 Mar 2017 05:14:18 GMT

Vanessa Sonon, Rick Faugno and Lauren Gire rehearse for "My Way: A Musical Tribute to Frank Sinatra" at Ivoryton Playhouse. Vanessa Sonon, Rick Faugno and Lauren Gire rehearse for "My Way: A Musical Tribute to Frank Sinatra" at Ivoryton Playhouse.




Laguna Playhouse to Honor Local Art Heroes Suzanne & James Mellor at 2017 Gala

Wed, 22 Mar 2017 22:14:45 GMT

On Saturday, April 29, 2017 Laguna Playhouse will host its annual Gala at the Island Hotel in Newport Beach honoring longtime supporters of Laguna Playhouse and the arts, Suzanne and James Mellor . Suzanne and James have supported Laguna Playhouse for more than two decades.




Danny Tyree: Happy 75th Birthday To Capitol Records

Wed, 22 Mar 2017 17:35:44 GMT

In the peak years of my scouring yard sales and junk shops for second-hand, dollar-bin vinyl record albums, I didn't really focus on company labels. I paid more attention to genres and artists.