Child star Shirley Temple dies at 85

...draw from 1935 to 1938, a record no other child star has come near. She beat out such grown-ups as Clark Gable, Bing Crosby, Robert Taylor, Gary Cooper and Joan Crawford. In 1999, the American Film Institute ranking of the top 50 screen...

Travel: Rocking out in Seattle

...and independent, true revolutions in sound were born in the city ? the home of Nirvana, Soundgarden, Pearl Jam, Bing Crosby and Macklemore.Grunge is one of the city's claims to musical fame, but the musical history isn't entirely summed...

News comes in big, small doses each week

...today's Your Faith section. If your church isn't listed, let us know. An updated list will be in Tuesday's editions.Had we checked, I would have been warmer and drier, but left with no idea what Bing Crosby was singing about.

Kirby: Holiday spirit never makes it to the roads

...the best!"Pam Harmon writes, "My favorite Christmas song is The Little Drummer Boy/Peace on Earth duo sung by Bing Crosby and David Bowie. Who would have thought that two singers with such opposing styles would blend so beautifully? It...

Ex-House Speaker Foley dead

...pioneer stock on both sides of the family.His father, Ralph, was a beloved judge for decades and a school classmate of Bing Crosby's. Ralph Foley's father, Cornelius, brought the family to Spokane in 1907 with the Great Northern Railroad...

The best little golf and cocktail party ever

...Golden Isles Convention and Visitors Bureau.Some say the tournament's laid-back vibe is reminiscent to the old Bing Crosby Clambake at Pebble Beach ? sans the celebrities. Gainey believes it's becoming the Hilton Head of the fall."The...

Reaching for the Moon (1931)

Opens Friday, Apr 18, 2014 Synopsis: In this elaborate big-budget musical, a handsome businessman follows a beautiful woman aboard a luxury liner and begins to woo her. This doesn't set well with her fiance. Later the fellow learns of the stock market crash and develops a taste for booze. Romantic mayhem ensues until the inevitable happy ending. Look for a young Bing Crosby singing Irving Berlin's "Lower Than Lowdown," as part of the "Whiteman Rhythm Boys." ~ Sandra Brennan, Rovi Cast: Douglas Fairbanks, Bebe Daniels, Edward Everett Horton, Jack Mulhall, Claud Allister Movie Details Buy Tickets Movie Review

Andy Williams, 'Moon River' singer, dead at 84

...sportscaster named Ronald Reagan, who would later praise Williams as a "national treasure."The brothers joined Bing Crosby in recording the hit "Swinging on a Star" in 1944 for Crosby's film "Going My Way," and Andy, barely a teenager...

Ken Venturi, US Open champion and CBS analyst, dies

...Paul Open Invitational. Venturi won eight times over the next three years, including the Los Angeles Open and the Bing Crosby National Pro-Am at Pebble Beach, before injuries started to affect his game after nearly winning the 1960 Masters...

Bon Air, other hotels were hotspots of nightlife

...suddenly shut down. Eager guests filling the ballroom were not disappointed, however.Entertainer Phil Harris and one of Bing Crosby's sons jumped up on stage and performed an impromptu concert, Gambill said. Other guests started singing along and...