February 18, 2019

He describes it as “the best role” of his career. Yet actor William Daniels, whose portrayal of John Adams in both the Broadway and movie versions of 1776 – the Tony Award-winning musical about the signing of the Declaration of Independence – left an indelible mark on...

February 18, 2019

Anyone who fights for the future, Ayn Rand once observed, lives in it today.  If his career in show business has proved anything, it’s that award-winning producer Joseph Stern is indeed a fighter.

 Once dubbed the “pugnacious conscience of L.A. theater,” by the Los Ange...

February 18, 2019

How does a man who grew up on the outskirts of Boston wind up playing in a Beatles tribute band right around the time this nation celebrates its independence from the British? Stoneham’s Paul F. Perry has a direct answer to that question, albeit a good-humored one. Mor...

July 28, 2018

Left-handed pitcher made his big debut three weeks after his high school graduation, but being part of a financially troubled organization, his development didn't go as planned. More...

June 30, 2018

“Without heroes,” wrote the great 20th Century American Jewish author Bernard Malamud, “we are all plain people, and don’t know how far we can go.”

June 30, 2018

This might be the 40th anniversary of man’s first lunar landing but, if the truth be told, it was a beagle who beat Neil Armstrong and Buzz Aldrin to the moon’s surface some four months earlier.

June 30, 2018

On one occasion, my wife asked me to go to the mall. “Please pick up a Mei Tai for the baby.”

Why would a newborn need to drink a cocktail at such a young age, I wondered to myself?

Only later, after I was thoroughly embarrassed, did I learn that...

November 8, 2017

Peter Edmund Martin was born 133 years ago this month in Wallaceburg, Ontario. Twenty-one years later, in 1903, he was hired as the fifth employee of a new start-up – the Ford Motor Company.


Five years later, in 1908, Martin and a colleague, Charles Sorenson, were tabb...

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