Bill Dudley

Lesley Gore: “It’s My Party” Turns 50

It was March 30th 1963, that 16 year-old Lesley Gore recorded one of the year’s biggest hit  songs, “It’s My Party (And I’ll Cry If I Want To).” Lesley isn’t crying anymore, and still happily performs her million selling song, most recently in Palm Springs. The 22nd season of “The Palm Spring Follies” just wrapped. […]


Quincy Jones: 50 Years of Rock n’ Roll

Adding to his many awards, as producer, arranger and giant of the music industry, Quincy Jones was just inducted into The Rock N’ Roll Hall Of Fame. We all know the many great accomplishments of Quincy Jones. I’m going to mention one you just may not know of. Quincy Jones was born in Chicago in […]


Rolling Stones: Still Rolling Strong After 50 Years

A sold out Staples Center on Monday night proved The Rolling Stones still pack a punch, albeit an expensive one. It was the final of four Southern California ’50 And Counting’ shows at major venues. Floor level seats ran about $600 for this one, that is for “legitimate” tickets. Some people actually only paid  $85, […]


The Mob Museum In Las Vegas Exhibits Both Cops And Robbers

The recently opened Mob Museum in Las Vegas is one of the most thorough and interesting exhibits I have ever seen.


‘Star Trek’: (A Giant Step) Into Darkness

“Star Trek Into Darkness” is one of the best ever.


Rita Hayworth as ‘Gilda’: You’d Swear It Was In Color

‘Gilda’ was the woman your mother warned you about, and the girl your father probably wanted to date. Actress Debra Winger was the host as ‘Gilda’ was screened at this year’s TCM Classic Film Festival. It was filmed in black and white shortly after World War II, but once you’ve seen it, you’d swear it […]


Elton John’s ‘Million Dollar Piano’ At Caesars Palace

Elton John spared no expense at re-creating the magic of his 45 year career for ‘The Million Dollar Piano’ show at Caesars. If you are an Elton John fan, don’t miss this show!


“Rain” The Ultimate Beatles Tribute Now At Pantages

The Beatles spoke for a generation, and they do it again in ‘Rain,’ all this week at The Pantages Theatre.


TCM Fest: It’s Still A ‘Mad Mad Mad Mad World’ 50 Years Later

Has it really been 50 years since Stanley Kramer made one of film history’s greatest comedies? Indeed it has, and Kramer did it on a dare.


TCM Fest: ‘Deliverance’ With Burt Reynolds, Jon Voight & Ned Beatty In Person

“Deliverance,” one of the most controversial and disturbing films of its time, still packs a punch 40 years later.




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