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OFFBEAT: 'Jersey Boys' and Frankie Valli both Las Vegas legends

OFFBEAT: 'Jersey Boys' and Frankie Valli both Las Vegas legends

Phil Potempa's daily entertainment news column.

September 08, 2013 12:00 am
First Lady Mamie Eisenhower with UPS Reporter Helen Thomas in 1959

First Lady Mamie Eisenhower with UPS Reporter Helen Thomas in 1959

First Lady Mamie Eisenhower samples a piece of birthday cake, decorated to recreate a newspaper front page, with reporter Helen Thomas, at a reception in October 1959 hosted by the Women's National Press Club to mark the 40th anniversary of the organization, which Thomas, at the time, lead a…

July 23, 2013 12:00 am
Rudy Clay

Rudy Clay

Joe Jackson, father of the late Michael Jackson, second from right, joined Mayor Rudy Clay, far right in honor of what would have been Michael's 53rd birthday. The senior Jackson cut the 360 degree cake made by Sugarbuds in Toronto that featured images from Michael's career.

June 04, 2013 6:43 pm
Pat Boone Celebrating 75th Birthday

Pat Boone Celebrating 75th Birthday

Singer Pat Boone is shown celebrating his 75th birthday with cake at his office in Beverly Hills on June 1, 2009.

May 10, 2013 12:00 am
OFFBEAT: Frankie Valli honored with star on Las Vegas' Walk of Stars

OFFBEAT: Frankie Valli honored with star on Las Vegas' Walk of Stars

Phil Potempa's daily entertainment news column.

March 23, 2013 12:00 am Photos

Photos

Celebrate St. Patrick's Day with Flavorful Green Treats

Celebrate St. Patrick's Day with Flavorful Green Treats

St. Patrick's Day is the perfect occasion to have fun in the kitchen with the color and flavor of the holiday - vivid green and refreshing peppermint.

February 28, 2013 12:00 am
Last Andrews Sister, Patty, dead at 94

Last Andrews Sister, Patty, dead at 94

The Andrews Sisters are shown announcing in June 1956 that they are reuniting with a "bury-the-hatchet cake" three years after dissolving their act. they are Maxene, from left, Patty and LaVerne.

February 04, 2013 12:00 am
Taste of Belgium: Real old world crepes and waffles

Taste of Belgium: Real old world crepes and waffles

Here in the exhibition kitchen at the Taste of Belgium, Jean-François Flechet's restaurant located in Over the Rhine, the historic German neighborhood of downtown Cincinnati, kitchen staff pour thin batter over crepe makers.

January 22, 2013 12:00 am

Things I learned from the Cake Boss

Here’s what I learned about Buddy Valastro, aka the Cake Boss: The first is that he’s warm and witty, the second he can whip up a multi-course dinner in an amazingly short period of time and the third is he doesn’t measure.

January 03, 2013 12:00 am
High schooler sees her future in cake baking

High schooler sees her future in cake baking

Lauren Seim can't remember the first time she baked a cake, but she has known for awhile that she wants to go to culinary school and open her own bakery.

December 10, 2012 12:00 am Photos

Photos

Another Hanukkah Story: The widow and the cheese

Another Hanukkah Story: The widow and the cheese

Everyone knows (or at least every Jew knows) the story of Hanukkah's origins, the story of how just a tiny amount of oil miraculously burned for eight days.

November 19, 2012 9:00 am
Let them eat (Sam's) cake

Let them eat (Sam's) cake

MUNSTER | Munster Education Foundation recently received a $1,000 grant from Sam's Club.

November 25, 2011 12:00 am
Joe Jackson returns to music club where it all began

Joe Jackson returns to music club where it all began

The corner of Jackson Street and 23rd Avenue was the scene of a celebration Monday night as Joe Jackson, father of the late Michael Jackson, joined Mayor Rudy Clay in honor of what would have been Michael's 53rd birthday.

August 29, 2011 8:25 pm
Joe Jackson returns to music club where it all began

Joe Jackson returns to music club where it all began

Joe Jackson, father of the late Michael Jackson, second from right, joined Mayor Rudy Clay, far right, in honor of what would have been Michael's 53rd birthday. Joe Jackson cut the cake, which featured images from Michael's career.

August 29, 2011 8:25 pm
Cake Portrait honoring Leonardo da Vinci's Painting

Cake Portrait honoring Leonardo da Vinci's Painting

A stacked cake displaying Leonardo da Vinci's famed Madonna and Child painting, created with a scanning process of carefully placed sugar, was one of the winning pastries saluting the artist at an event honoring his 559th birthday on April 15, 2011.

April 20, 2011 12:00 am
The buzz on urban beekeeping: Chicago high-rise buildings are home to active hives flowing with honey

The buzz on urban beekeeping: Chicago high-rise buildings are home to active hives flowing with honey

Last month, when Irene and Thomas Renwald of Munster read about a seminar in downtown Chicago on the hobby of "urban beekeeping," their curiosity prompted them to attend.

March 09, 2011 12:00 am Photos

Photos

The buzz on urban beekeeping: Chicago high-rises are home to hives flowing with honey

The buzz on urban beekeeping: Chicago high-rises are home to hives flowing with honey

Last month, when Irene and Thomas Renwald of Munster read about a seminar in downtown Chicago on the hobby of "urban beekeeping," their curiosity prompted them to attend.

March 09, 2011 12:00 am Photos

Photos

Betty Crocker Nameless Cake

Betty Crocker Nameless Cake

A Betty Crocker recipe for a "Nameless Cake," published in 1938 and showcased as a contest promotion, remained a favorite for more than 70 years for Janet Krygoski of East Chicago.

February 23, 2011 12:00 am
Baby Cake

Baby Cake

Comedienne Fanny Brice is shown in character as Baby Snooks in this 1946 publicity photo promoting her “7th Birthday.”

February 05, 2011 12:00 am
Sharon's Cakes

Sharon's Cakes

Sharon Komes, owner of Sharon's Custom Designed Cakes, works with Taleyah Lumas, 12, right, of Evergreen Park, Ill., and Kailyn Santos, 11, left, of Blue Island, Ill., during a kids cake decorating class at Komes' business in Crete.

January 26, 2011 12:00 pm
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