Archive for February 16th, 2015

GUITAR PROTOTYPE HEADED TO AUCTION

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Guernsey’s Auctions President Arlan Ettinger holds the ‘Black Beauty’, a
prototype made by Guitarist Les Paul.

 

The Les Paul prototype guitar that came to be known as ‘Black Beauty’ will be on
the auction block at Arader Galleries on Madison Avenue on Thursday, February
19, and could fetch over $2 million.

 

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SINGER LESLEY GORE HAS DIED AT 68

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Lesley Gore (Lesley Sue Goldstein) (May 2, 1946 — 16 Feb. 2015)

Gore died of cancer at New York-Presbyterian Hospital in Manhattan. She
recorded the pop hit “It’s My Party” at the age of 16 in 1963.

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FROM PDX METRO

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Presidents’ Day is a federal holiday held on the third Monday of February. It was 
originally established in 1885 in recognition of George Washington, and it is still
officially called “Washington’s Birthday” by the federal government. Traditionally celebrated on February 22, Washington’s actual birth date, the holiday became
known as Presidents’ Day after it was moved as part of 1971’s Uniform Monday
Holiday Act, an attempt to create more three-day weekends for the nation’s
workers.

While several states still have individual holidays honoring the birthdays of
Washington, Abraham Lincoln and other figures, Presidents’ Day is now
popularly viewed as a day to celebrate all U.S. presidents past and present.

 

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NEWSMAKERS ON THIS DAY

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POPULAR FRENCH ACTOR HAS DIED AT 93

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Louis Jourdan (born Louis Robert Gendre)
(June 19, 1921 – February 14, 2015)

LOS ANGELES (AP) –  Louis Jourdan, the Frenchman who starred
in "Gigi," ”Can-Can," ”Three Coins in the Fountain" and other
American movies, has died.

Jourdan’s biographer, Olivier Minne, said the actor died Saturday
at his home in Beverly Hills, likely of natural causes. Jourdan  had
succeeded Charles Boyer as Hollywood’s favorite French lover.

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