Jerry Herman, Conjurer of Dolly, Mame and Albin

December 30, 2019

Who else but Herman managed to put on the stage the flesh and blood personas, dressed like brassy Roman candles, to belt out songs that have become standards? 

Russell Baker and Other Recent Losses

January 31, 2019

If Baker was one of the more prominent losses suffered by the rest of us this month, it was not as if death was taking a holiday. All kinds of people and some noted animals died.

Channing: The One and Only Dolly

January 17, 2019

Legendary actress Carol Channing died on Jan. 15 at her home in Rancho Mirage, in California, not many days removed from hitting 98.