Dead Men Can Tell Tales

Posted on March 22nd, 2019
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Dawn broke in a cloudless sky over Sun Valley, Idaho on July 2, 1961.  A warm, crystalline day lay ahead for the pristine Sawtooth Mountain community. Inside the back bedroom on the second floor of his rustic, hunting lodge of a home, Ernest Hemingway rose quietly. In his blue pajamas, colorful red Italian bathrobe and […]

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Yes, A Broken Heart Can Be Fatal

Posted on March 14th, 2019
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The story of Will and Judy Webb was recently featured on national newscasts. Not because of any explosion on social media, but due to the simple way they died — together, holding hands right up until the end. The two met when they were both 14. A few years later, Will joined the Army and served […]

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When Death Kick Starts a Career

Posted on March 8th, 2019
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A poignant, unexpected or a tragic death of an artist — singer, actor, or author — often generates a fresh career appraisal.  New attention, ironically, can translate into big profits that might not have ordinarily been forthcoming. The acidic quote that death is a “good career move” originated with the passing of Elvis Presley at […]

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The Dead Speak: Lost Graves, Identity Theft

Posted on March 1st, 2019
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A mid-nineteenth historian, whose name is long lost, once remarked that the best way to understand a community is to go to the local cemetery. The true fabric of any society is written on the tombstones: long and short lives, triumph, tragedy, even missing chapters, it’s all there in one sprawling historical account. The most […]

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Carol Channing’s Cathedrals of Imagination

Posted on February 22nd, 2019
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It’s just been confirmed that on March 23, 2019, the McCallum Theater in Palm Desert, California will host a gala tribute to Carol Channing with a program of special performances and testimonials. The question is whether Channing, who died on January 15th at the age of 97 in the Palm Springs area, will have a […]

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