June 25, 1988 |
Legendary blues guitarist B.B. King performs last night at the Academy of Music, as the third annual Mellon Jazz Festival moves into its last two days, with performances scheduled at various sites today and tomorrow.
March 31, 2000 |
On the outside, it has all the charm of a Depression-era train station. Inside, it indeed seems like a quaint relic from another time. But 73 years after it opened, the Palestra still rocks. The old gym on the Penn campus has hosted more games, more visiting teams and more NCAA tournament games than any other facility. When the fans are roaring and the bands are playing, it still is the best place anywhere to see college hoops. No human being can honestly and emphatically say how he or she would react to a crisis.
July 23, 1992 |
There's no house band, no purple velvet drapes, and few of the other expected trappings of a late-night talk show. Instead, Comedy Central's "Night After Night" is a comedy-centered talk show in its simplest form, a low-key alternative for viewers drained by the hyperactivity of Jay Leno's and Arsenio Hall's nightly productions. Comedian Allan Havey, the tall, cynical and curious star of "Night After Night," hosts from what appears to be a small office tucked away in the cable channel's New York headquarters.
March 1, 1988 |
It is a cold Monday night in late January, and what had started out reluctantly as a blizzard has now turned into an icy rain, affording the cars traveling the back roads of Bristol about as much traction as loose change on a marble floor. The groups of teenagers who usually loiter around the front door at the Grundy Recreation Center skating rink on Jefferson Street have been driven inside by the squall. Even the parking lot at the Easy Pieces go-go lounge on Route 413 is half-empty tonight.
September 14, 2010
10 tonight CHANNEL 3 Luminaries such as Anna Wintour (right), editor-in-chief at Vogue , prepare for the event that celebrates fashion worldwide. The one-hour special also tracks the night itself as it unfolds around the globe.
May 10, 1986 |
The actual time and date of the Soviet nuclear accident in Chernobyl has finally been revealed by the Soviet government and it might be the most useful information about the dangers of using nuclear power. It occurred on Saturday, April 26, at l:23 a.m. For in looking at 12 accidents in American plants, I find that eight of them occurred at night, including the most famous one at Three Mile Island, which erupted at 12:30 a.m. on a Wednesday night in 1979. Another three accidents occurred on Friday night and one on Saturday night.
May 22, 1992 |
For 30 years, he sent a nation off to bed, and last night he made his final appearance with guests - in this case jousting with the machine-gun wit of Robin Williams and playing off the brassiness of onetime bathhouse singer Bette Midler. It took two minutes 15 seconds, and countless pleadings from Johnny Carson for the crowd in NBC's Studio One to sit down and stop cheering last night. Midler warbled a letter she had written titled "Dear Mr. Carson," and ended the show by lovingly singing "One More for My Baby" to a misty-eyed Carson.
May 23, 2003
like the zombies in "Night of the Living Dead" - trek to the polls in lockstep to pull the necessary levers and push the necessary buttons to re-elect the usual suspects who are slowly but inevitably destroying the city. The voters are to the city what the carpenters union is to the Convention Center. The voters keep re-electing the very people who are putting their power-driven egos ahead of improving the city, while the carpenters union would rather destroy the Convention Center than give up their own power-driven ego trip.
July 22, 2002 |
Alicia Keys is hardly the first artist to make rich, substantive music before age 21. It's only against the backdrop of today's pop wasteland that she comes as such a revelation. Friday night at the Tweeter Center, the multiple Grammy winner showed where her real gift lies. With the professionalism of a veteran, she was both ringmaster and leading lady, effortlessly guiding band and audience through her tapestry of moods and styles. In front of a sizable, rain-soaked crowd at the mostly open-air venue, Keys made live performance mean more than performing songs live.
February 24, 1991 |
Freeze Twin Peaks' three young lovelies at the Roadhouse under the evil eye of the murderous Windom Earle. Freeze the gorgeous John Justice Wheeler (those lips!, those lids!) in his room at the Great Northern, plotting his next move in the conquest of luscious Audrey "I'm only 18" Horne. Freeze Norma's sister, Annie, riding that bus back to Twin Peaks from the convent. ABC has sent Under Cover and Twin Peaks, its 9 and 10 o'clock Saturday- night dramas, off to indefinite hiatus, a place that can be more frightening in the minds of TV producers than any - in this dimension or another - that exists in the twisted town of Twin Peaks.