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  • Proud to be a boomer

    By Pat Sierchio

    July 19, 2013 | 10:28 am

    Being a baby boomer is more than a statistic, it’s a state of mind. Boomers rock and everyone knows it. And by everyone I mean the baby boomers. We baby boomers tend to have a high opinion of ourselves, and there is plenty of evidence that supports that notion.

    We are the...

  • Jerry Leiber, 78, co-wrote “Hound Dog” and other hits

    August 23, 2011 | 11:12 am

    Jerry Leiber, who spoke Yiddish as his first language, was hounded by anti-Semites on the streets of Baltimore as a child, and became one of the creators of rock ‘n’ roll as half of the most celebrated songwriting duo of all time, died at 78 in Los Angeles.

    Leiber died Monday at a...

  • At the crossroads with Elvis

    By Tom Teicholz

    March 13, 2008 | 6:00 pm

    Elvis is back in the building.

    On March 14 at the Cinerama Dome, Elvis Presley will return one more time in a special 40th anniversary screening of the "Singer Presents Elvis" special from 1968, or "The Comeback Special" as it is more popularly known, as the kickoff event of the...

  • Jelvis bridges rhythm ‘n’ Jews

    By Jay Firestone

    December 6, 2007 | 7:00 pm

    He's appeared in numerous wedding photos. He's performed around the world, from divey bars to swanky casinos. He's even parachuted onto the Vegas Strip.

    Now prepare for Elvis to attempt his most outrageous and exotic performance yet -- lighting the Chanukah candles.

    Jelvis, the...