June 14, 2013 |
THE JERSEY SHORE isn't only "Stronger than the Storm," it's merry as Margaritaville. Jimmy Buffett will replace the gulls on the sand with Parrotheads when he performs this Saturday as part of a free concert on the beach outside of the Resorts Casino Hotel on North Carolina Avenue. Yes, he's going to DO A.C. The concert is scheduled to begin at 1 p.m. at the Boardwalk, and will also feature performances by pop royalty trio Wilson Phillips , plus Andy Grammer and Mac McAnally . The event page states that Buffett will make a special appearance sometime during McAnally's set, which begins at 4 p.m. Resorts opened Buffett's Margaritaville, a 40,000-square-foot restaurant and entertainment complex, on Memorial Day weekend.
April 1, 2013 |
Ann Richards is stalking me. Yes, I'm referring to the silver-tongued former governor of Texas. The politician who once said about women: "If you give us the chance, we can perform. After all, Ginger Rogers did everything that Fred Astaire did. She just did it backwards and in high heels. " She once said of fellow Texan George H.W. Bush: "Poor George, he can't help it. He was born with a silver foot in his mouth. " I know what you're thinking. Didn't she pass? Indeed she did, back in 2006, but that doesn't seem to be stopping her. She's been after me since March 4, when I was in New York City and thought I'd check on ticket price and availability for a new, one-woman Broadway show called Ann , starring Holland Taylor, at the Vivian Beaumont Theater.
January 7, 2000 |
There are some women whose lives are so interesting and entertaining we could listen to them talk for hours - and then there are the rest of us. Mary Tyler Moore, Lesley Stahl, Coretta Scott King, Ann Richards and Anna Quindlen surely belong to the first group. The rest of us can hear them speak - and even ask a few questions - when they appear at Wilmington's Playhouse Theater as part of a women's lecture series. "Unique Lives & Experiences" kicks off Jan. 19 with Mary Tyler Moore; Lesley Stahl, cohost of 60 Minutes, follows on Feb. 22; Coretta Scott King, widow of the late Rev. Dr. Martin Luther King Jr., on March 15; former Texas Gov. Ann Richards on April 12; and novelist and Pulitzer Prize-winning columnist Anna Quindlen on May 24. The series is sold by subscription only, with prices for the five lectures at $189 and $229 until Jan. 15, when they rise to $209 and $249 (for balcony and orchestra, respectively)
February 15, 1995 |
Dale Evans' hubby, Roy Rogers, 83, was hit with chest pains during church services Sunday and has since been under observation, first at St. Mary Desert Hospital in Apple Valley, now at Loma Linda University Medical Center, where he was moved Monday. HOLLYWOOD BABES No way will Sharon Stone let Madonna plant a big one on her. "Not in this lifetime," the 37-year-old star of "The Quick and the Dead" told Esquire when she heard about the pop-star's desire to bless her with a kiss.
January 27, 1995 |
ROAD TO RECOGNITION PAVED WITH GOLDEN POTHOLES Renaming a San Francisco street for labor organizer Cesar Chavez was a popular idea until transportation officials gave the city a bill for a whopping $900,000. The city was thinking more like $20,000, which is how much was budgeted to rename Army Street. The problem is that Army Street runs under a state highway and an interstate. The change would affect 24 signs, and 15 would have to be replaced to accommodate the longer name of Cesar Chavez Street.
January 27, 1995 |
Local morning radio sports yakker Angelo Cataldi has done everything but put his name on a five-year-contract (long-term for a biz that is so fickle) with WIP, according to station general manager Butch Forster, who sounds real happy about the deal, but declined to say what the contract will cost. He's also feeling chipper about signing local comic and impersonator Joe Conklin "through '96. " The morning team - which includes Tony Bruno and Al Morganti, Forster says, is holding its own in the time slot - coming in No. 2 for male audience between 18 and 49. But older guys tune in, too - just after Conklin did his Arlen Specter imitation, the senator himself called to say, "This is the real Arlen Specter.
January 12, 1995 |
Ave atque vale, Miz Ann. Hail and farewell, Gov. Richards. Adios, Annie. Keep your wagon between the ditches. May your days be full of laughter. Good on ya. Ann Richards' electoral loss to George Dubya Bush will keep political scientists studying for years. By all the conventional measures, she should have walked back into office. Her approval rating was and is over 60 percent - practically golden. The state's economy is ginnin', crime rates are down, school scores are up, she never raised taxes and never had a scandal.
November 9, 1994 |
The sons of former President George Bush fared differently in their gubernatorial campaigns yesterday, with George W. Bush winning in Texas and Jeb Bush losing a squeaker in Florida. George W. Bush, the former President's eldest son, borrowed on his famous name and the lessons of his father's 1992 presidential defeat to unseat Texas' most popular governor in decades. Overcoming detractors' claims that only his lineage made him a serious candidate, Bush, 48, swept Democratic Gov. Ann Richards from office yesterday, becoming only the second Republican to be elected Texas governor since Reconstruction.
July 7, 1994 |
It's not true that ostriches put their heads in the sand. It is true, though, that certain politicians do. Take, for example, the response to remarks made recently by Texas Gov. Ann Richards. For telling teenage girls not to rely entirely on a man for their livelihood, George W. Bush, her Republican opponent and a son of the former president, blasted her as anti- family. It seems the males of the Bush family carry a gene for mindless sanctimony. Speaking to the 50th anniversary meeting of Texas' Girls State, Richards had some Dutch Aunt suggestions: "I cannot tell you what a pitfall it is to count on Prince Charming to make you feel better about yourself and take care of you. Prince Charming may be driving a Honda and telling you you have no equal, but that's not going to do much good when you've got kids and a mortgage.
March 9, 1994 |
AUSTIN BUSH'S SON WINS GOP GUV NOD Democratic Gov. Ann Richards won nomination for a second term yesterday and will face Republican George W. Bush, a son of the president she once mocked. With 30 percent of the vote counted, Richards had 325,942 votes or 77 percent, to 98,303 votes or 23 percent for Gary Espinosa, who said he ran for religious reasons. Bush had 170,246 votes or 93 percent to 13,328 votes or 7 percent for demolition contractor Ray Hollis. Bush said there was no question Richards was "a very popular person, someone who's got some of the funniest one-liners in history.