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Gene Cipriano, Famed Session Musician and Woodwind Player in Hollywood, Dies at 94

Gene Cipriano, the always busy woodwind player who soloed on tenor sax for Tony Curtis in Some Like It Hot and recorded with everyone from Miles Davis, Rosemary Clooney and Frank Sinatra to Glen Campbell, Paul McCartney and Olivia Newton-John, has died. He was 94. Cipriano died Nov. 12 of natural causes at his home […]

Budd Friedman, Founder of the Improv, Dies at 90

Budd Friedman, the comedy club pioneer who founded the original Improv in New York in 1963 and gave early career breaks to the likes of Jay Leno, Robert Klein, Bette Midler, Richard Pryor and Andy Kaufman, has died. He was 90.  Friedman died Saturday of heart failure at Cedars-Sinai Medical Center in Los Angeles, his […]

Barry Manilow to Miss ‘Harmony’ Off-Broadway Opening Night After Testing Positive for COVID-19

Barry Manilow will miss the opening night and New York debut of his and Bruce Sussman’s long-gestating musical Harmony after contracting COVID-19. The Grammy, Emmy and special Tony winner announced he would be absent from the evening event in a statement just hours before the performance Wednesday. “I am heartbroken to say that I have […]

Barry Manilow Isn’t Removing His Music From Spotify, Shuts Down Rumor

Barry Manilow has shut down rumors that he is pulling his music catalogue from Spotify following the high-profile departure of Neil Young from the streaming platform earlier this week. “I recently heard a rumor about me and Spotify,” the singer said in a statement Friday. “I don’t know where it started, but it didn’t start with […]

Recovery and Return: Events Thrive Despite Delta Variant Fears

Rising concerns over variants from delta to lambda may dominate the news, but beyond the headlines, signs of optimism abound. New York plants a flag for recovery efforts with “Homecoming Week,” scheduled for Aug. 14-22 and comprised of live concerts, outdoor screenings, public art displays and cultural activities. An exclamation point comes Aug. 21 at […]

Hollywood Bowl Opens for One Night to Host Richard Weitz’s Zoom Concert With Surprise Guests Billie Eilish, L.A. Mayor

Richard Weitz's pandemic concert series pushed past a new milestone over the weekend by raising north of $3 million, with Saturday's funds directed toward Youth Orchestra Los Angeles and No Kid Hungry.

Critic’s Notebook: Rosie O’Donnell’s Epic Love Affair With Broadway

A dizzying lineup of stage stars checked in from their kitchens, basements, living rooms and even one bathtub in an online benefit for The Actors Fund that stressed the importance of community during times of anxiety and isolation.

Barry Manilow Cancels Two Shows to Rest Vocal Cords

A message posted on his Facebook page said the singer was ordered to rest and he is "very sorry for any inconvenience this may cause."

Barry Manilow Breaks Silence on Sexuality, 40-Year Relationship With Manager Garry Kief

"I thought I would be disappointing [the fans] if they knew I was gay, so I never did anything," he says.

Barry Manilow Makes Surprise Return to Stage at Clive Davis’ Pre-Grammy Gala

The singer performs days after being hospitalized following emergency oral surgery.

Barry Manilow Rushed to Hospital, Reschedules Concerts

The 72-year-old singer flew back to Los Angeles due to "complications from emergency oral surgery" that he had on Monday.

Barry Manilow Secretly Married Manager Garry Kief (Report)

The musician reportedly was wed at his Palm Springs house last April.