Jack White donates $30K for Oklahoma house in ‘Outsiders’
TULSA, Okla. (AP) — Grammy winner Jack White is helping preserve a piece of 1980s movie history.
Management for the former White Stripes singer confirmed Friday he donated $30,000 to help restore a house in Tulsa, Oklahoma, that was featured in "The Outsiders."
‘Dirty Dancing: The Classic Story on Stage’ brings magical summer at Kellerman’s to life
Before seeing “Dirty Dancing: The Classic Story on Stage,” I knew but a few bits about the film.
I recognized “Nobody puts Baby in a corner” as being from “Dirty Dancing,” though I didn’t know the context behind the line, and I’ve seen countless recreations of the Patrick Swayze-Jennifer Grey lift.
Making the leap: Have the time of your life when ‘Dirty Dancing’ comes to the stage
“Dirty Dancing” came out shortly after I graduated from high school, and I have managed to live a full, invigorating adult life without ever actually seeing it.
Logan therapy dog, service animal wins high honors
LOGAN, Utah (AP) — Patrick is truly living a dog's life — the 7-year-old Doberman pinscher with the ink-black, soulful eyes is tenderly cared for in the home of Bob and Katie Elder of River Heights where he works as a service dog for Katie.
If that wasn't enough, Patrick is fawned over each week when he visits Logan Regional Hospital as a therapy dog. His quiet, gentle nature brings joy and comfort not only the patients there, but also the staff.
Whoopi Goldberg has joked about being visited by the ghost of Patrick Swayze.
The 'Ghost' actress was talking about working with her late co-star on Jerry Zucker's 1990 movie during an appearance at the upcoming Academy Museum of Motion Pictures in Los Angeles, as she looked at photos from her career, when a picture moved of its own accord.
Super Bowl 52 commercials: What was most memorable?
Super Bowl 52 commercials: What was most memorable?
CLEVELAND, Ohio – For the most part, the commercials that aired during Super Bowl 52 drew very few laugh-out-loud moments, but some resonated – for a variety of reasons. Here's a look at three that got their points or products across:
The Latest: Giants steal the show with “Dirty Dancing” ad
NEW YORK (AP) — The Latest on the ads of the 2018 Super Bowl (all times Eastern Time):
The Giants won the Super Bowl.
Not really, but Eli Manning and Odell Beckham Jr. stole the show with an NFL ad in which the two perform the choreography from the movie "Dirty Dancing" — complete with the iconic lift done by Patrick Swayze and Jennifer Grey.
The third-quarter ad was an instant social media hit. Twitter users said they had the time of their life.
Snapshot: OK, Patrick Swayze fans. Let’s get the references to that classic 1989 movie out of the way. A team of bouncers isn’t needed to maintain order at this Roadhouse in Kirby, and the bands don’t need a chicken wire cage to protect them from flying beer bottles. That being said, this is an establishment that feels more like you’re partying it up at your buddy Hank’s house rather than a full-fledged bar. And if you speed down FM 78 too quickly, it’s unlikely that the lone lighted arrow pointing into the parking lot will draw you in for a drink.
“Dirty Dancing” film fans are quick to embrace the stage version, which had a nice run at New Haven’s Shubert Theatre in april 2017. Many also will check out the latest stage version when it arrives for three performances at Oakdale Theatre Friday, Feb. 2, and Saturday, Feb. 3.
Gary Byrd was working as a bouncer at the Rhinestone Rangler nightclub in Beaumont two decades ago when he walked outside to check the parking lot.
Instantly, he sensed trouble.
He turned to the left, saw a group circling one man and knew he had to do something. He wasn't sure what.
"I just started running and I dove right over the top of them," said Byrd, 54. "I landed in the middle of them and stood up."
The poet urges us to “rage, rage against the dying of the light.” But just as Lee Hayden (Sam Elliott), a 71-year-old actor living off voice-over work in Los Angeles, finds out that he’s receiving a (OK, a bogus) Life Achievement award and has met a younger woman named Charlotte Dylan (a captivating Laura Prepon, “Orange Is the New Black”), he gets bad news from his doctor.
There's a new Baby at the Fort Wayne Children's Zoo.
Actually, there are two new zoo babies recently placed on exhibit for visitors to see at the popular Fort Wayne attraction.
But only one is named Baby : after the Jennifer Grey-portrayed character in the movie "Dirty Dancing."
Baby is a female de Brazza's monkey who got her name because her mom is very protective and tends to keep her baby in a corner, zoo officials say.
‘Dancing’ reboot never finds its feet: With little chemistry, maybe Baby should have been left alone in a 1987 corner
If we’ve learned anything from history, it’s that hard times call for easy, escapist entertainment. So musicals haters, brace yourselves.
Hot off the inescapable popularity of “La La Land” comes ABC’s “Dirty Dancing,” a musical reboot of the 1987 film starring Jennifer Grey and Patrick Swayze. (Not to be confused with the 2004 theatrical adaptation “Dirty Dancing — The Classic Story on Stage.”)
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In the interest of full disclosure, I’ll begin by saying that I am not a fan of the current trend of adapting beloved feature films and movie musicals for the stage and taking them on the road.
The cult classic “Love Jones?” Not good. ... So imagine my skepticism upon hearing the news that “Dirty Dancing,” one of my top 10 films of all time, was coming to Philadelphia.
It’s been 30 years since Patrick Swayze and Jennifer Grey got up on stage and amazed the crowd with their dance routine to the popular 1980s song “Time of My Life.”
With that in mind, the BrownsvilleLiteracyCenter is reliving the excitement of the 1987 film “Dirty Dancing” by making it the theme for this year’s Symphony in the Park: “Time of My Life.”
Items from Patrick Swayze’s New Mexico ranch up for sale
ALBUQUERQUE, N.M. (AP) — Several items from actor Patrick Swayze's estate will be auctioned off later this month, including property from his ranch in northern New Mexico.
The auction will be held on April 28 and April 29 in Los Angeles.
The items up for sale include the leather jacket Swayze wore in "Dirty Dancing," the surfboard he used in the 1991 film "Point Break" and clothing he wore in the 1990 movie "Ghost," which also starred Demi Moore and Whoopi Goldberg.
The late Patrick Swayze was ‘so supportive’ pf Jake Gyllenhaal
Jake Gyllenhaal felt the late Patrick Swayze was "so supportive" of him in 'Donnie Darko'.
The 36-year-old actor played the titular role in the 2001 fantasy drama alongside the movie legend - who tragically died in 2009 aged 57 - and the dark-haired hunk has gushed about the 'Dirty Dancing' star and has praised him for encouraging him during his early acting career.
Despite its name, there’s nothing “Dirty” about the iconic “movement” musical coming to New Haven’s Shubert Theatre for four performances. But be assured, there’s plenty of dancin’ and a lot of love.
That’s how Christopher Tierney describes “Dirty Dancing,” the phenomenally successful 1987 romantic movie-turned-stage-musical to be presented Friday through Sunday, April 7-9.
David Kimball, former Williams Center Cinema manager, returns to arthouse cinema in Tulsa
It doesn't take much effort for David Kimball to recall the heyday of the Williams Center Cinema, going back to his working there at age 16 in 1980.
"It was so exciting. It was so beautiful," he said of the experience at the 700-seat luxury theater inside downtown's Williams Center Forum, where "the ice rink was so busy, and there were the shops, and the Magic Pan for crepes....It was all great people-watching."