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  • FILE - In this May 18, 1977 file photo, performer Frank Sinatra appears on the stage of the Westchester Premier Theater in Tarrytown, N.Y., during the opening night of his act with Dean Martin. Sinatra's first New Jersey driver's license has sold for $15,757 at auction. The yellowed, text-only 1934 license was issued, typo and all, to Francis Sintra, 841 Garden Street, Hoboken, New Jersey. The license was signed by the then-19-year-old a year before Sinatra got his first big break in the music industry.  (AP Photo/Ray Stubblebine, file)

    Frank Sinatra's first license fetches $15K at auction

    Frank Sinatra's first New Jersey driver's license has sold for $15,757 at auction.

  • Funeral tunes that make me cry — for the wrong reason

    Now, I had to wonder, was I the wishful thinker? Had everyone else been spirited away in some kind of Secular Humanist Rapture, leaving me behind?

  • LETTER TO THE EDITOR: 'Mainstream' GOP picks spell disaster

    I think I finally understand why conservative commentator George Will promotes "mainstream" GOP presidential candidates such as former Florida Gov. Jeb Bush for 2016.

  • This photo provided by Quirk Books shows the cover of Carol Leifer's book, "How to Succeed in Business Without Really Crying." Leifer's memoir about work lessons she's learned, was published Tuesday, April 8, 2014, by Quirk Books. (AP Photo/Quirk Books)

    Comedian offers serious guide to career success

    Comedian and writer Carol Leifer has something serious to say in her new book, "How to Succeed in Business Without Really Crying."

  • FILE - In this May 27, 2000 file photo, Patrice Wymore, the widow of famed Hollywood star Errol Flynn, is pictured at her home in Port Antonio, Jamaica. The hollywood actress and cattle rancher, has died at her seaside home in northeastern Jamaica. She was 87.  (AP Photo/Collin Reid, File)

    Widow of Errol Flynn dies in Jamaica at age 87

    Patrice Wymore Flynn, a Hollywood actress and cattle rancher who was the widow of swashbuckling screen legend Errol Flynn, has died at her seaside home in northeastern Jamaica. She was 87.

  • Former TV Guide columnist Joe Finnigan dies

    Joe Finnigan, a veteran Hollywood reporter who chronicled the comings and goings of stars such as John Wayne, Frank Sinatra and even Lassie during a decades-long career, has died at age 88, his family said Thursday.

  • BOOK REVIEW: 'Ava Gardner'

    Ava Gardner was gorgeous. She was the green-eyed superstar of the 1940s and '50s. An Oscar-nominated actress and the ultimate glamour queen, she was irreverent, passionate, sexy, funny and candid, and she tore through Tinseltown leaving a legendary list of lovers and three husbands — Mickey Rooney, Artie Shaw and Frank Sinatra — in her wake.

  • Andy Williams' Navajo blankets set for NYC auction

    The late American crooner Andy Williams, famous for easy-listening hits such as "Moon River" and "The Most Wonderful Time of the Year" from his beloved Christmas TV specials, had a passion for Navajo blankets. He assembled a museum-quality collection that's slated to be auctioned for more than $1 million next year.

  • Kids play Mozart with violins made from garbage

    The sounds of a classical guitar come from two big jelly cans. Used X-rays serve as the skins of a thumping drum set. A battered aluminum salad bowl and strings tuned with forks from what must have been an elegant table make a violin. Bottle caps work perfectly well as keys for a saxophone.

  • Tom Cruise receives Friars Icon award in NY

    The Friars Club, best known for searing celebrity roasts, held the insults when it toasted Tom Cruise.

  • Big band singer Beryl Davis dies at 87 in Calif.

    British-born big band singer Beryl Davis, who made her U.S. debut on Bob Hope's radio show and later performed with Frank Sinatra and Benny Goodman, has died in Los Angeles at 87.

  • AP Newsbreak: Wayne Newton to open home to public

    Las Vegas icon Wayne Newton said a yearlong effort to turn his sprawling Sin City estate, Casa de Shenandoah, into a tourist destination is almost complete.

  • BOOK REVIEW: 'Lady Blue Eyes'

    Early autumn, 1972. We were on a winning swing through the West, with Vice President Spiro Agnew as the administration's chief campaigner and the McGovernites on the run, hammered by speeches on Sen. McGovern's consistent inconsistencies.

  • BOOK REVIEW: 'Good Stuff'

    The eponymous good stuff was the all-purpose term Jennifer Grant's father, Cary, used to describe all the nice things that make up what the French like to call "douceur de vie" - sweetness of life - and certainly her memory of life with this extraordinarily devoted father and unusually civil and civilized man is a lovely distillation of her halcyon childhood and youth.

  • Ol blue eyes' 'New York, New York' back at Belmont

    Sinatra is "king of the hill" again at the Belmont Stakes.

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