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Cheers! Original Sloppy Joe's Bar Reopens in Havana

Posted: 04/14/2013 - Reopened Friday after a nearly 50-year hiatus and is sure to quickly become a must-see for tourists eager to drink in the flavor of Havana's freewheeling past...One photo shows Ernest Hemingway, Noel Coward and Sir Alec Guinness when the latter was in town to film "Our Man In Havana" whose author ...Graham Greene wrote: "No Havana resident ever went to Sloppy Joe's because it was the rendezvous of tourists."..the same joint where everyone from Frank Sinatra and Ava Gardner to Nat King Cole and Ted Williams once wet their whistles...

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Regional News: Carnival Refuses to Reimburse US for Disabled Ship

Posted: 04/14/2013 - Pilot OK after crashing small plane in Ala. lake... Ala trying to regulate payday loan and pawn industries... Carnival: No reimbursement to US for disabled ship... Once-captive panther adjusting to life in the wild... Women deny hiding gun seized in Ga. baby killing... Goats in Athens...

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This Date Apr 14 in History and Entertainment

Posted: 04/14/2013 - Today is Sunday, April 14, the 104th day of 2013. There are 261 days left in the year. Today's Highlight in History: On April 14, 1865, President Abraham Lincoln was assassinated by John Wilkes Booth during a performance of "Our American Cousin" at Ford's Theater in Washington. April 14, 1912, the British liner RMS Titanic collided with an iceberg in the North Atlantic at 11:40 p.m. ship's time and began sinking. (The ship went under two hours and 40 minutes later with the loss of 1,514 lives.)

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This Day in Entertainment History: Television in 1927; Iraq in 2003

Posted: 04/07/2013 - On Apr 7 - In 1927, the image and voice of Commerce Secretary Herbert Hoover were transmitted live from Washington to New York in the first successful long-distance demonstration of television. In 2003, U.S. troops in more than 100 U.S. armored vehicles rumbled through downtown Baghdad, seizing one of Saddam Hussein's opulent palaces and toppling a 40-foot statue of the Iraqi ruler. In 2012, CBS newsman Mike Wallace, 93, died in New Canann, Conn... Actor Jackie Chan is 59.

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This Date Mar 24 in History & Entertainment: G.I. Elvis

Posted: 03/24/2013 - On March 24 - In 1958, Elvis Presley was inducted into the Army in Memphis, Tennessee. He was discharged in 1960. In 1997, singer Harold Melvin of Harold Melvin and the Blue Notes died in his sleep at his home in Philadelphia. He was 57.

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Entertainment History: Bee Gees Make American Debut in 1968

Posted: 03/17/2013 - On March 17, 1962, the band Blues Incorporated played its first gig in London. At various times, the band included future Rolling Stones members Mick Jagger and Charlie Watts. Another member was Jack Bruce, who later became the bassist for Cream... Singer-songwriter John Sebastian of the Lovin' Spoonful is 69...Actor Gary Sinise (sih-NEES') is 58...

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Entertainment History for March 10

Updated: 03/10/2013 - On March 10 - In 1988, pop singer Andy Gibb died of a heart condition in Oxford, England. Gibb was 30....In 1998, actor Lloyd Bridges died of natural causes at his home in Los Angeles. He was 85...Actor Chuck Norris is 73...Actress Sharon Stone is 55...Singer Carrie Underwood ("American Idol") is 30...

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Entertainment History for March 3

Posted: 03/03/2013 - On March 3, 1931, Cab Calloway recorded "Minnie the Moocher." It was the first jazz album to sell a million copies.

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This Date Feb 24 in History & Entertainment: Animal Hair Toothbrush Era Ends

Posted: 02/24/2013 - On Feb. 24, 1868, the U.S. House of Representatives impeached President Andrew Johnson following his attempted dismissal of Secretary of War Edwin M. Stanton; Johnson was later acquitted by the Senate... In 1938, the first nylon bristle toothbrush, manufactured by DuPont under the name "Dr. West's Miracle Toothbrush," went on sale. (Previously, toothbrush bristles were made from animal hair.)... Jimi Hendrix Experience Breaks Up...

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