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As is so often the case, I have absolutely no idea why I sat down at the computer or what I was looking for on You Tube but by a sublimely divine accident, I somehow came upon this clip with Dinah, Bing, Phil Harris and Pat Boone. I’ve never seen this before unless I saw […]

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Today marks another centennial celebration – the one for the beautiful and talented Alice Faye, star of stage, screen and radio and even a little TV. Faye was featured in many 20th Century Fox musicals back in the 1930s and 1940s along with Betty Grable, John Payne, Cesar Romero, Don Ameche and a host of […]

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The other night my daughter and I sat down to watch Disney’s animated feature film version of that oft-told tale “Robin Hood.” I always thought the film had come out in 1975 because I seemed to remember it was the last Disney film my dad and I saw together at the theater and he died […]

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It’s “Musical Friday” but we start this edition off in a rather odd setting: the golf course. I just read on Facebook that this weekend is the AT&T Classic which used to be known as the Bing Crosby Pro-Am which used to be known as The Crosby Clambake. I clearly recall watching this golf tournament […]

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I woke up this morning with the theme from the old TV show “Alice” running through my brain? I have no idea why this is but when you’re a classic TV/movie addict like I am, this just happens sometimes. You just saw (one of) the YouTube videos of the Alice theme song. However, when I […]

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Here’s one of my all-time favorite Sammy Cahn lyrics which, I suppose, I could say about almost every Sammy Cahn song ever. I remembered this song very clearly from my youth when I used to watch The Crosby Clambake from Pebble Beach every February. That golf tournament is a big reason why as an eight-year-old […]

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I was sorry to hear this morning of the passing of Andy Williams. one of the great American crooners. According to reports, he’d been battling bladder cancer for almost a year. I never followed Andy Williams the way I did Frank Sinatra, Perry Como, Mel Torme or Ella Fitzgerald. He was the All-American, apple pie […]

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