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2010-11-03 08:00:00

WOODLAND HILLS, Calif., Nov. 3, 2010 /PRNewswire/ -- Procter & Gamble Salon Professional, a division of The Procter & Gamble Company (P&G) (NYSE: PG), announces Sebastian Professional's collaboration with Sony Pictures' Burlesque, the highly-anticipated musical film starring Cher and Christina Aguilera, in theaters Nov. 24. Already a Hollywood movie set staple, Sebastian Professional Re-Shaper hairspray steps past the curtain and into the spotlight as the Official Hairspray of...

2010-07-02 07:35:00

SEATTLE, July 2 /PRNewswire/ -- Summer may be off to a slow start, but El Gaucho Seattle (http://www.elgaucho.com) is bringing the heat with sizzling, all-new burlesque shows. The brightest stars of the Seattle burlesque scene - Lily Verlaine, The Shanghai Pearl, Waxie Moon and Kitten LaRue - will grace El Gaucho's swanky Pampas Room in a seductive new series of nostalgic cabaret shows. They'll be joined onstage by several exciting special guests, like Miss Exotic World titleholders...

2009-07-21 06:40:00

TOCCOA, Ga., July 21 /PRNewswire/ -- Tommy Scott likes to tell the story of the time he met David Letterman, when the famous TV show host stormed off the stage because his own guest overshadowed him with his musical ramblings. Known for his rambling and roaming, this former Bluegrass artist could never plant his roots in one place, so for a while he traveled and played the guitar, and later, he traveled and sold a cure-all remedy known as snake oil. The now 92-year-old tells about his...

2009-07-18 23:21:12

A Charlotte, N.C., woman saus she paid $4,000 for a five-legged puppy to save it from a life on display in a sideshow featuring animal freaks. Allyson Siegel told The Charlotte Observer she plans to pay another $2,000 to have the dog's extra leg surgically amputated. The puppy, a Chihuahua-terrier mix now named Lilly, is about 6 weeks old. The owner, Calvin Owensby, a laid-off electrician who lives in Gastonia, had agreed to sell the puppy to John Strong, who runs a sideshow exhibit on Coney...

2009-01-15 06:02:00

LAS VEGAS, Jan. 15 /PRNewswire/ -- Les Folies Bergere, the classic Parisian revue, will end its nearly half-century run at the Tropicana Las Vegas on March 28, 2009. The show will continue its regular performance schedule for the remainder of the engagement. Folies Bergere opened on December 24, 1959 under Entertainment Director, Lou Walters -- father of news correspondent Barbara Walters -- and came direct from Paris to the Tropicana. The show has continued to entertain audiences...

2008-11-29 14:49:28

U.S. TV talk show host Rosie O'Donnell said low ratings for the first airing of her Rosie Live TV series marked the end of the variety show. The former co-host of The View said on her Web site that after a poor ratings performance this week of the new live NBC series, there will be no further episodes of Rosie, The Hollywood Reporter said Saturday. Despite featuring appearances by singers Alanis Morissette and Clay Aiken, along with actor Alec Baldwin, the show's first episode only garnered...

2008-11-19 09:22:21

Hollywood actor Alec Baldwin has signed on to appear on Rosie O'Donnell's upcoming variety special Rosie Live, NBC announced. The program is to be broadcast Nov. 26, live from New York's Little Shubert Theatre. Baldwin joins previously announced guest stars including Liza Minnelli, recording artists Ne-Yo and Alanis Morissette, and actress and comedienne Kathy Griffin. Baldwin's 30 Rock co-star Jane Krakowski is also set to appear on the special.

2008-11-13 21:00:10

Kathy Griffin and Jane Krakowski have agreed to perform on Rosie O'Donnell's upcoming U.S. television variety special, "Rosie Live," NBC said. The show is slated to air Nov. 26 live from New York's Little Shubert Theatre. Griffin and Krakowski join previously announced guest stars Ne-Yo and Alanis Morissette. Additional guests will be announced soon, NBC said. "O'Donnell will bring back the grand tradition of the variety show format to television, like such iconic series as 'The Carol...

2008-10-14 00:00:30

By Pat Craig Scenesters -- some off the late-night street, others in the employ and fresh from the wardrobe department of Teatro ZinZanni -- filled the tent lobby of the company's San Francisco Embarcadero venue Saturday. They were excited and a little edgy for something new to do after 11:30 p.m. Designed for a younger crowd, those not up for the early evening Teatro ZinZanni C-note-plus dinner and show, the experimental late- night show "Cabaret Lunatique" is looser, much bawdier, and...


Word of the Day
toccata
  • In music, a work for a keyboard-instrument, like the pianoforte or organ, originally intended to utilize and display varieties of touch: but the term has been extended so as to include many irregular works, similar to the prelude, the fantasia, and the improvisation.
This word is Italian in origin, coming from the feminine past participle of 'toccare,' to touch.
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