Shanghai was a haven for Jews fleeing pogroms and white Russians escaping the aftermath of the October Revolution. It was a magnet for the jazzman, the political dissident, the homosexual and anyone else liable to be crushed under the heavy boot of fascism in Japan. All came to Shanghai for the freedom of its International … Continue reading Looking for Shanghai Lil: the Cliffside Club at sixty.
Image copyright Le Caveau de la Huchett Image caption The Cavern was inspired by a Paris jazz club Peter Morris was a friend of the club’s first owner, Alan Sytner, who modelled the basement venue on Le Caveau de la Huchette – a jazz place he’d seen in Paris. He recalled how they were drinking … Continue reading The helter skelter story of the Cavern Club – BBC News →
(CNN)Donald Glover is going to be the mane event in Disney’s live-action version of “The Lion King.” And he’ll be joined by an actor whose voice is as legendary as they come. Glover has been cast as Simba in the studio’s new take on the 1994 animated classic. James Earl Jones has also come aboard … Continue reading Donald Glover, James Earl Jones cast in Disney’s live-action “Lion King” →
(CNN)Not long ago, it was hard to imagine downtown Los Angeles as anything more than a gritty, rundown neighborhood. Dilapidated abandoned structures made up the fabric of the region, which consists of 16 districts and spans 5.84 square miles (15 square kilometers). Come night time, the streets were deserted as the workforce, from industries as … Continue reading How downtown Los Angeles made a stunning comeback →
Washington (CNN)The Justice Department announced Thursday that it was charging a Navy commander in a bribery scandal that has engulfed 17 Navy personnel, including a one-star Navy admiral. Cmdr. Mario Herrera, 48, is accused of accepting bribes from Leonard Francis, the former CEO of Singapore-based defense contractor Glenn Defense Marine Asia (GDMA). The complaint alleges … Continue reading Navy commander charged in long-running scandal →
A source said: “She’s fragile but she doesn’t show it. It can’t be easy for her. She just wants to get her career going again, change people’s perception of her and move on.” Mischa had police called to her house back in late January when she was seen going on a weird rant about the … Continue reading Mischa Barton Wants To ‘Move On’ Following String Of Bizarre Incidents →
Golf is an exciting game. People who have never tried golf can never judge what joy and excitement lies beneath a swing of the club. A perfect game of golf highly depends on the choice of a golf club. It is hard to determine which club would best suit a golfer but there is such … Continue reading Golf Clubs →
(CNN)Darren Criss is reuniting with “Glee” creator Ryan Murphy. Criss has been tapped to star in the third installment of Murphy’s FX anthology, “Versace: American Crime Story,” the network confirmed to CNN. Criss will play Andrew Cunanan, the man who killed famed fashion designer Gianni Versace on the steps of Versace’s Miami home in 1997.
It’s estimated world wide there are 61.1 million golfers with 26.2 million in just the US alone. That means a lot of courses and many of us working on improving our game. But for the majority of us golf season is only from April to October. Otherwise the weather is too cold, rainy or snowy. … Continue reading Golf Cages: Clean The Garage So You Can Practice Anytime →
Patrick Swayze was more than a triple threat. He could do it all: sing, dance, act, do gymnastics, fly planes, keep a steady marriage until the day he died, and be an international sex symbol. Patrick was born in Houston on August 18, 1952. His mother, Patsy Yvonne Helen, was a choreographer, dancer, and dance … Continue reading 10 Surprising Things You Never Knew About The Late Patrick Swayze →