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Editorial Roundup: Illinois

Nov. 29, 2022 07:17 AM EST

Chicago Tribune. November 22, 2022. Editorial: How casinos broke their promises to the struggling downtowns of Illinois Back in 1992, William Weidner, then president of Hollywood Casino of Aurora Inc., set out to Springfield to kill then-Mayor Richard M. Daley’s...

Borscht Belt comedian Freddie Roman dies at age 85

Nov. 27, 2022 18:40 PM EST

Comedian Freddie Roman, the former dean of The Friars Club and a staple of the Catskills comedy scene, has died. He was 85. Roman died Saturday afternoon at Bethesda Hospital in Boynton Beach, Florida, his booking agent and friend Alison Chaplin said Sunday. His daughter told the...

George Lois, icon of ads and magazine covers, dead at 91

Nov. 19, 2022 22:06 PM EST

NEW YORK (AP) — George Lois, the hard-selling, charismatic advertising man and designer who fashioned some of the most daring magazine images of the 1960s and popularized such catchphrases and brand names as “I Want My MTV” and “Lean Cuisine,” has died. He was 91. Lois'...

Miami Beach hotel that hosted JFK, Beatles imploded

Nov. 13, 2022 11:52 AM EST

MIAMI BEACH, Fla. (AP) — A once-luxurious Miami Beach hotel that hosted the Beatles and President John F. Kennedy during its 1960s heyday was imploded Sunday after falling into disrepair and abandonment in recent years. The 17-story Deauville Hotel fell into itself after a series...

Review: Movie fans will roar, growl over ’50 MGM Films’ book

Nov. 07, 2022 12:51 PM EST

“The 50 MGM Films that Transformed Hollywood: Triumphs, Blockbusters, and Fiascos,” by Steven Bingen (Lyons Press) The title of film historian Steven Bingen’s new book is reminiscent of B-movie trailers of the 1950s that breathlessly hype “The Most Important Picture of the...

'America's Got Talent' winner Murphy sets holiday concerts

Nov. 07, 2022 04:24 AM EST

LOGAN, W.Va. (AP) — “America’s Got Talent” winner Landau Eugene Murphy Jr. is performing a dozen holiday concerts around West Virginia next month. The Home for the Holidays Tour includes 11 shows that are open to the public. The tour starts Dec. 3 in Clarksburg. Ticket prices...

Phillies hire DJs for live show during World Series BP

Nov. 01, 2022 20:18 PM EDT

PHILADELPHIA (AP) — The Philadelphia Phillies are keeping the hits coming at this World Series. On the scoreboard — and from Billboard. While Kyle Schwarber and the NL champion Phillies took batting practice ahead of Game 3 on Tuesday night, Mr Hollywood DJ and DJ...

'Oldies but Goodies': Longtime radio DJ Art Laboe dies at 97

Oct. 11, 2022 17:10 PM EDT

LOS ANGELES (AP) — Art Laboe, the pioneering radio DJ who read heartfelt song dedications to generations of loyal listeners and was credited with helping end segregation in Southern California during an eight-decade broadcast career, has died. He was 97. Laboe died Friday night at...

Henry Silva, known for many tough-guy roles, dies at 95

Sep. 17, 2022 20:04 PM EDT

NEW YORK (AP) — Henry Silva, a prolific character actor best known for playing villains and tough guys in “The Manchurian Candidate,” “Ocean's Eleven” and other films, has died at age 95. Silva's son Scott Silva told Variety that his father died Wednesday of natural causes...