Monthly Archives: July 2011

Celebrating the Piano Man

Two great pianists will get together Monday, August 29, at 6 p.m. in the foyer of the Glenn Gould Studio, inside the CBC building, 250 Front St. W., Toronto. That’s when the friends of Brian Vallee will gather for a memorial

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Remembering Brian Vallée

The digital readout on the phone said: “Vallée B.” In addition to everything else he’d accomplished, I told him, he had become a rap artist. He liked that idea. When he called, I knew it was time for my daily

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The Chicago Story

I met her in Detroit a long time ago at a party for author Harold Robbins. Michelle—although she called herself Mickie then—was one of the models hired for the occasion to promote Robbins as the real life incarnation of the irresistible stud he

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Here, Clinton

Everyone comments on his long floppy ears. His big soulful eyes give the impression he is not a happy camper, even though I believe he is happy. Certainly we bend over backwards to please him. He is the star of

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The Sanibel Sunset Detective Returns (Sort Of)

These days I’m obsessed with finishing my new novel, “The Sanibel Sunset Detective Returns.” My brother Ric got me into this a couple of years ago. He is the president of the Sanibel Island Chamber of Commerce. He introduced me

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