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Stories with person: Francis Ford Coppola
  • Alabama veteran recalls 'Soundtrack of the Vietnam War' 
    Updated: Nov-15-15 1:01 pm

    HUNSTVILLE, Alabama - The band's manager was a stripper from Saigon who went by the stage-name of Geri Vay. Dave Gallaher was an Air Force intelligence specialist from Atlanta serving in Vietnam from 1967 to 1968, and during his off-duty hours he played guitar in this stripper-managed band, named The Rotations because its lineup ebbed and flowed due to the servicemen in the group "rotating back home." The group played the soul and R&B hits from artists of the day. King Curtis. Junior Walker. The Temptations. "The band was originally to do a little bit of music before she did her strip show," Gallaher, now 69, recalls. "And it got to where the band was as big a demand as her show was so she figured she would get another band or two going that way and that's what she did."

  • Maurice Hines to bring his dance and singing musical to NY 
    Updated: Nov-11-15 1:22 pm

    NEW YORK - Maurice Hines' show that looks back at his life is tapping its way to New York.

  • Screenwriter for 'E.T.,' Melissa Mathison, dies at 65 story has photos
    Updated: Nov-05-15 12:46 pm

    LOS ANGELES - Melissa Mathison never wrote down to her audiences.