Eartha Kitt, Holmes Passes Away


Clint Holmes's return to the music scene in New York this week took a turn sad. Her mother, Audrey, a British opera singer met and married jazz singer Eddie Holmes, died Wednesday in a hospice in Las Vegas. She was 96th

His son, who was in New York for the opening of its three-week race, "Remembering Bobby Short," received the word of his death a few hours before going on stage at the Cafe Carlyle, a mythical place in the Hotel Carlyle . Short died in 2005 at the age of 80 years.

A memorial will be in Las Vegas next month, said Mr. Holmes.

His mother often took part in exhibitions and was a dear Holmes, "fans of his show-stopping release of George Gershwin's" Summertime. "He would bring him and ask him if he wanted to sing, and he knocked out of the park every time.

During dinner at the Carlyle, on Monday, Holmes said his mother was in serious condition.

He shared a touching story that his family had just passed along. Brittany Holmes daughter was visiting her grandmother, who had recently lost consciousness.

"Brittany kept her son nearly 4 ½ months of mom, and she opened her eyes, saw him and sang," said Holmes, who held a smartphone at our table to share a picture of the tender moment.

Tribute Holmes a Court, the iconic cabaret singer who performed more than 35 years at the Carlyle, is the first tribute in his room, a comfortable 70-seat where Eartha Kitt performs often.

Woody Allen, his clarinet with a jazz band participated in the night and our party.

Holmes was recently named an artist residency Smith Center, which opens early next year.

GET THE EYES OF EVIL

Al Davis collected three Super Bowl rings force against us-them mentality, he preached the Raiders.

Sometimes the suspicion stiff competition from the legendary coach of the NFL and owner of tour psychotic paranoia.

Orange County Register sports columnist Mark Whicker included this anecdote in a column in this week's Davis, who died Saturday at age 82: "In 1990, Davis joined the Mile High box press the stadium and saw Norma Clarke Denver Rocky Mountain News.

"Davis did not know that Clarke used the requirement of eye patch.

"'Who is that (guy)?" Davis atomized. "What (the hell) is that (the boy) doing?"

"He immediately thought Clarke was ridiculing the logo of the Raiders."

Scene and heard

Best selling author Todd Wilbur of Summerlin, which plays in the new Country Music Television show "Top Secret Recipe," the title of his book recreates the Cinnabon cinnamon in the second episode tonight at 21:00

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Observations

Singer Nick Lachey, declined requests for images of women admirers to Surrender Nightclub (Encore) on Wednesday. He married Vanessa Minnelli in July. Previously, he dined at Nove Italian (Palm) with colleagues from 98 Degrees, 's brother, Drew Lachey, Jeff Timmons and Justin Jeffri.

Motto

"Herman Cain was the second in most national polls, behind Mitt Romney. Apparently, his message of" less government, more patches "was well received." - Jimmy Kimmel