Big Band & Swing News

Godfrey Star Julius La Rosa Dies

(05/15/16) Julius La Rosa, a pop singer best-known for hits which included “Eh, Cumpari,”, and whose firing live on the air by Arthur Godfrey in 1953 overshadowed his successes that followed, has died. He was 86. His death was confirmed Saturday by his daughter, Maria La Rosa Smith, of Ridgefield, Conneticuit, and Joe Charapata of … Continue reading Godfrey Star Julius La Rosa Dies

Salute to San Francisco’s famed “Forbidden City” Night Club

Celebrating a period when a night out on the town was a rich issue and when dress, drinks, design and music all had a one of a kind style, the yearly “Art Deco Preservation Ball” in San Francisco always guarantees a night harkening back to a more joyous and impressive time. Introduced by the Art … Continue reading Salute to San Francisco’s famed “Forbidden City” Night Club