Remembering Stan Lee

”Excelsior!” Today comic book idol and 'real-life superhero' Stan Lee passed away at age 95. Stan Lee is known for his comic book writing, he co-created fictional characters including Spider-Man, the Hulk, Doctor Strange, the Fantastic Four, Daredevil, Black Panther, the X-Men, Ant-Man, Iron Man, and Thor. He pioneered a more complex approach to writing [...]

November 12th, 2018|News|

Remembering Burt Reynolds

”My movies were the kind they show in prisons and airplanes, because nobody can leave.” Today actor Burt Reynolds passed away at the age of 82. Enduring, strong-featured, and cheerful star of US cinema, Burt Reynolds started off in T.V. westerns in the '60s. He then carved his name into '70s and '80s popular culture [...]

September 6th, 2018|News|

Aretha Franklin Dies at Age 76

"Being a singer is a natural gift. It means I'm using to the highest degree possible the gift that God gave me to use. I'm happy with that." Today singer Aretha Franklin, 'The Queen of Soul', passed away at the age of 76. She has left us with a legacy we will never forget. Globe [...]

August 16th, 2018|News|

Nelson Mandela: Celebrating The 100th Anniversary

"I learned that courage was not the absence of fear, but the triumph over it. The brave man is not he who does not feel afraid, but he who conquers that fear." 100 years ago today, Nelson Mandela, who is remembered around the world as a symbol of peace and freedom, was born. Mandela was a [...]

July 18th, 2018|News|

Remembering Billie Holiday

"Don't threaten me with love, baby. Let's just go walking in the rain." Remembering American jazz musician and singer-songwriter Billie Holiday. With a career spanning nearly thirty years, she was nicknamed "Lady Day" by her friend and music partner Lester Young. This fun image features the singer smiling with her head thrown back, enjoying performing [...]

July 17th, 2018|News|

Happy Birthday, Ringo Starr

Happy birthday, Ringo Starr! Ringo Starr is an English musician, songwriter, singer, and actor who gained worldwide fame as the drummer for the Beatles. He occasionally sang lead vocals, usually for one song on an album, including "With a Little Help from My Friends", "Yellow Submarine", "Good Night", and their cover of "Act Naturally". He [...]

July 7th, 2018|News|

Today in Music: Elvis

Today in Music Today in 1954, Working together for the first time in a recording studio with Scotty Moore and Bill Black, Elvis Presley fools around during a break with an up-tempo version of 'That's All Right.' Producer Sam Phillips has them repeat the jam and records it. It became Presley's first release on Sun [...]

July 5th, 2018|News|

Today in Film: Blade Runner, Harrison Ford

Today in Film Today in 1982 "Blade Runner", directed by Ridley Scott, starring Harrison Ford and Rutger Hauer, is released. This stunning image of Harrison Ford was taken by Globe photographer Jay Thompson. Jay Thompson specialized in publicity photos of stage plays in the Los Angeles area. He was also known for his portraits of [...]

June 25th, 2018|News|

Today in Music: Fleetwood Mac

Today in Music Today in 1977, Fleetwood Mac went to No.1 on the US singles chart with 'Dreams', the group's first and only US No.1, was also a No.24 in the UK. Stevie Nicks has stated she wrote the song at the Record Plant studio in Sausalito, California, in about 10 minutes. Fleetwood Mac is [...]

June 18th, 2018|News|

Happy Birthday, Gene Wilder

"I've had a very good life and a very good career. I have no regrets." Happy birthday to the late and great American actor, Gene Wilder. Wilder is best known for his portrayal of Willy Wonka in "Willy Wonka & the Chocolate Factory" (1971) and for his four films with "Richard Pryor: Silver Streak", "Stir [...]

June 11th, 2018|News|