At the corner of Montague and Court Streets in Brooklyn, in the ghostly quiet of last Sunday morning, I stood outside a glass-fronted bank and gazed up, to a spot in the air where Branch Rickey offered Jackie Robinson a contract with the Dodgers organization 67 summers ago.
Iggy Pop has announced a new album of mostly French covers set for May 9.
A few years ago a group of us were having dinner at a steakhouse, and among the people at the table were the terrific sports columnist Mike Downey and his wife, Gail Martin. The manager of the place came over to say hello; introductions were made.
Invincible. Untouchable. Irresistible. Unique.
Some people are so big during their lives, even death doesn't seem to entirely take them away.
CNN gets an exclusive peek at auction items linked to Michael Jackson, Ringo Starr, Springsteen and Sinatra.
Over the weekend that is the second anniversary of his death, Michael Jackson's fans can bid on items the singer wore during career milestones: the sparkling shirt from when he unveiled the moonwalk on television, the leather jacket from when he filmed the world-renowned "Thriller" video and the wig from when he announced his comeback concert series This Is It.
U.S. Army Chief of Staff Gen. Martin Dempsey is doing his best to avoid reporters since word leaked that he is the president's top choice to be the next chairman of the Joint Chiefs of Staff.
Graciousness can pay priceless dividends.
Spears serves as a bridesmaid as her assistant Brett Miller ties the knot in Miami
2010 has been, to quote Frank Sinatra, a very good year for the markets.
Remember when your high school summer reading list included "Atticus," "Fiesta," and "The Last Man in Europe?" You will once you see what these books were renamed before they hit bookshelves.
"We're all praying for him," a woman identifying herself as his aunt tells PEOPLE
1. The NAFTA debate between Al Gore and Ross Perot -- It's an obvious choice for me. It changed history. Bill Clinton called the next day to say that NAFTA never would have passed without that show. So all things considered, I chose this for its impact and importance -- it had the largest viewership in cable history at the time. So that's why it's my number one.
For a few days there, it looked as if the typographical error was finally going to get its moment in the sun.
There's a name for what ails you, and it's called "luxury guilt." Even if you can afford to travel, you reason, isn't it wrong to indulge when times are so tough? Well, if you haven't been swayed by the open-your-wallet, shorten-the-recession argument, how about this one: You may be missing a rare chance to visit some of the finest hotels on the planet at prices you aren't likely to see over the next decade. The deals now are better than in the aftermath of the Asian economic crisis, 9/11, or SARS, says Jan Freitag, vice president of Smith Travel Research, making travel to just about any place in the world from 30% to 50% more affordable than last year. One note: If you don't find these rates on the hotel website, call to book.
Don Hewitt created a remarkable system to get the best stories on the air.
The Rock of Ages star says his appearance on the hit show helped rock get respect
Eddie: You can't compare Mathis to Sinatra. There's no way. No way. They're in totally different leagues.
She would come walking across the lawn just after sunrise.
"Are you ready? Are you ready? Let's get it on!" screams the guy at the podium. It feels like fight night, and while this isn't a boxing match, people aren't pulling punches, either.
Landing a job is the aim of the Long Island Breakfast Club but its approach is unconventional. Christine Romans reports.
Wilkinson will have to choose between her new husband Hank Baskett and Playboy chief Hugh Hefner
Could Joe Jonas, Justin Timberlake, Johnny Depp, Leonardo DiCaprio or Robert Pattinson be a big screen Ol' Blue Eyes?
The home life Diana Krall shares with husband (and fellow musical brain) Elvis Costello and their 2-year-old twin boys is a little nutty.
Jazz musician Diana Krall talks to CNN's Shanon Cook about the bossa nova spin on her new album, "Quiet Nights."
It's naptime in the manger. The rosy porcelain baby is sleeping quietly beside his mother, who dozes on her back on the barn floor, despite her permanent bent-kneed posture and a broken-off right hand.
If there's one thing Quincy Jones can't stand, it's people without a sense of history.
I have a confession. As a music style, heavy metal has completely passed me by. I don't understand it. I'm not even sure I want to. "Bring your daughter to the slaughter," bellows Iron Maiden's Bruce Dickinson. Why would I want to do that? Why would I want to listen to anyone even suggesting I do that?
There comes a time in every free-wheeling, fun-having relationship where a lady has to suck it up, buckle down and meet the people who spawned her beloved.
A comedy team starring a DuPont marketing manager and an insurance salesman? It will never work.
The hip hop impresario, who recently had surgery to repair his right rotator cuff, takes on the legendary crooner in a new ad
A young man I know, still in love with his girlfriend, tried to go along with her plea to remain friends after she told him that she wanted the freedom to see other men.
Jo Stafford, the honey-voiced band singer who starred in radio and television and sold more than 25 million records with her ballads and folks songs, has died. She was 90
They played with Frank Sinatra, the Beach Boys, the Mamas and the Papas, the Monkees, and countless others on chart-topping and Grammy-winning hits. But for all their success, the Wrecking Crew may have well been the invisible people.
Graffiti-style malt liquor ads are drawing fire from parents and anti-blight advocates in a city known for its colorful murals
Rebecca Dolgin of The Knot gives ideas for cutting wedding costs.
Michelle Cottle, 38, of Westchester, New York, always dreamed of an elegant wedding.
The cost of mailing a letter goes up a penny to 42 cents on Monday, the latest in what are expected to be annual price adjustments by the Postal Service.
The 22-year-old at the center of the governor scandal has two songs on the Web
"I just don't want to be thought of as a monster," the 22-year-old tells a newspaper
Here's a look at some of the best performances from last night's Grammy Awards.
As depressing as it may seem, it is not an unusual story. A young, talented actor who seems to have the world at their feet is discovered dead from an apparent overdose.
Some historians credit Republican President Warren G. Harding with running the first campaign that made use of celebrity endorsement.
Joey Bishop, the deadpan comic with the catchphrase "Son of a gun!" – and the last surviving member of Frank Sinatra's swinging '60s "Rat Pack" – has died. He was 89.
Joey Bishop, the stone-faced comedian who found success in nightclubs, television and movies but became most famous as a member of Frank Sinatra's Rat Pack, has died at 89.
Joey Bishop, the stone-faced comedian who found success in nightclubs, television and movies but became most famous as a member of Frank Sinatra's Rat Pack, has died at 89
The question isn't whether to go swimming, but which pool to choose.
Kate Betts attends the fashion designer's elegant 40th-anniversary celebration in New York's Central Park
Oceans 13, the third installment from Clooney's crew, is limp, by-the-numbers movie-making
There's only one place you'll find Frank Sinatra offering Thai takeout and the return of the Elephant Man. Manchester United may be the champion of England, but make the most noise for your hosts, Team Limey ...
Almost from the start of his broadcast career in 1957, Larry King has been asking questions, to everybody from the person next door to the man in the White House.
Larger-than-life developer, reality-television star, one-time presidential candidate - Donald Trump has done almost everything over his 60 years. A workingman's plutocrat, Trump survived near-bankr...
Slip out of the dry desert heat into the breezy lobby of the Del Marcos Hotel, and there to greet you from behind the orange-topped registration desk is none other than Ol' Blue Eyes himself, looking quite debonair. Not literally, of course. But the Warhol-ish painting certainly evokes the proper dooby-dooby-do era.
Ron Howard had an interesting point.
More than half a century after his first appearance at the Palladium and eight years after his death, Frank Sinatra has made a hi-tech return to the London stage.
$25 a day plus expenses. That's what Sam Spade (Humphrey Bogart) charged to do detective work in 1941's "The Maltese Falcon."
Delving into a well-stocked drinks cabinet can unearth all kinds of treasures, from the kind of exquisite French brandies favored by doomed aristocrats, to vodkas strong enough to fuel industrial lawnmowers.
Maybe it's the facility with language, or the practice at telling tall tales. One way or another, a career as a rapper sure seems to prepare MCs for starring roles in movies that earn big box office bucks and-quite often-raves from critics.
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Hysterical reports to the contrary, the most notable thing on "A Bigger Bang" isn't the Bush-bashing "Sweet Neo Con," an intentionally crude grinder with lyrics a little too 2003 to have much bite.
In an age of heated competition for guests, posh hotels often offer more than just a nice place for pampered travelers to lay down their weary bones.
Some record producers like to dominate a song, piling on the instruments, echo and sonic devices. Think of Phil Spector with his Wall of Sound, Trevor Horn piloting Frankie Goes to Hollywood or Max Martin's teenybopper confections, for example.
If you're looking for a gift with soul, no problem.
A small crowed gathered to watch a taping of CNN's "Crossfire" today at Sinatra Park. Even Old Blue Eyes himself was there, or rather a very convincing Frank Sinatra impersonator.
He played a number of notables -- David Letterman, Frank Sinatra -- on "Saturday Night Live" in the 1980s, but Joe Piscopo is now thinking of a completely different kind of role: governor.
Singapore Airlines has completed the world's longest commercial passenger flight, touching down in Newark, New Jersey after a flight of more than 18.5 hours from Singapore.
Backstage at the Hollywood Roosevelt snaps with energy as Michael BublÃ© delivers a preshow pep talk to his musicians: "Get wild, get crazy," he tells them on his CD/DVD release, "Come Fly With Me."
Hollywood has decided you can't have too much of a good thing, so a flood of remakes is set to jam the nation's multiplexes.
Frank Sinatra sang that love is better the second time around, and Wall Street must believe it. The same sector that just a few years ago broke investors' hearts and helped devastate their portfoli...
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It sounds like something you'd debate with your dorm buddies, scarfing down Cheetos: Is Gilligan's Island an apt metaphor for 20th-century America? In Gilligan's Wake (Picador), sure to be the seas...
Dashiell Hammett is no secret. He's the presence looming behind every noir crime novel published since 1930. Rather like Frank Sinatra, Hammett possessed an authentic American voice, and like Sinat...
It's an offer worthy of Mr. Roarke: Wyndham El San Juan Hotel & Casino, in Puerto Rico, has developed a three-night package in which you check in as a celebrity.
Nearly a year ago, FORTUNE created the e-50 index, a basket of stocks that we thought would serve as a proxy for the Internet economy. Sadly, we were right. The e-50 has exactly mirrored the rise a...
It's not hard to be a fan in Chicago. With the Bears (football), Blackhawks (ice hockey), Bulls (basketball), and Cubs and White Sox (baseball, of course), Chicago is the proverbial sports-crazed t...
Though you'd be hard-pressed to find it on Travelocity, there's one vacation package that allows participants to journey back in time. Men's Week at the Golden Door is a high-priced sleep-away camp...
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John F. Kennedy may not enjoy a reputation for fidelity, but when it came to his briefcase, his commitment knew no bounds. For evidence, look no further than the lone briefcase that he kept from th...
When Prudential Insurance bought $55 million in bonds in 1996 backed by David Bowie's recording sales, "Get a Piece of the Rock" took on new meaning. In six months, mutual fund managers, but not in...
DOES FRANK SINATRA OWN SHARES IN MUTUAL FUNDS? I confess I've been wondering, since every time I've heard him croon "It was a very good year" lately, I can't help but think he's describing 1995's f...
Most likely Frank Sinatra's "South of the Border" isn't the first tune that comes to mind when you think about retirement. But Mexico and a handful of other foreign havens have been attracting incr...
THERE's a musical management message in Frank Sinatra's bouncy 1959 1959 hit "High Hopes," wherein an industrious ant confounds the skeptics by moving an entire rubber tree plant. That could serve ...
SERIES E BONDS Q. I've accumulated about 65 Series E $50 savings bonds over the years through payroll deductions at work but don't know how much they're worth today. How does one compute the value ...
IN THE LOCAL audio store, customers listening to the 1812 Overture are scratching their heads. How can two little speakers the size of quart milk cartons fill the room with the thunder of cannons a...