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The last 22 years have brought their fair share of monologues, skits, and television comedy, but the time has finally come for Jay Leno to make his final bow. The 63-year-old host of “The Tonight Show” will ride off into the sunset on Feb. 6, leaving behind a legacy that will last well beyond his years. Young “Late Show” host Jimmy Fallon is waiting in the “Tonight Show” bullpen, currently slated to take the reins of America’s number one talk show.
(StatePoint) Did you know some of today’s most celebrated holiday traditions began in the 1920s? This decade became well known as the golden era of celebration, revelry and joy.
(StatePoint) Thanksgiving traditionally marks the beginning of the holiday season. Ever since the Gimbel Brothers Department Store in Philadelphia put up the first Thanksgiving Day Parade in 1920, this decade became well known as the golden era of celebration, revelry and joy.
In recent years, there have been some really good Oscar hosts like Hugh Jackman, some acceptable hosts like John Stewart, some disappointing hosts like Steve Martin & Alec Baldwin, and some flat-out horrendous hosts like James Franco & Anne Hathaway. Despite the best efforts of some, none have come close to capturing the same wit, timing, and showmanship of reoccurring hosts like Bob Hope, Johnny Carson, or Billy Crystal. At the 85th Annual Academy Awards ceremony however, Seth MacFarlane of “Ted” and “Family Guy” emerged as the single most entertaining first-time Oscar host of the 21st century.
Billy Crystal proved earlier this year that he’s still more than capable of hosting an Oscar telecast. The question that remains is whether or not the 64-year-old comedic legend still has what it takes to carry a feature-length film.
A man glanced sheepishly at the tile in the front entryway of his Foothills home before opening his mouth to speak.
Randy Metcalf/The Explorer, Foothills resident Guy Porfirio talks about how he combined his son's and daughter's faces to create the face of a child in a book he illustrated.
Randy Metcalf/The Explorer, Gail Schlenk, who has been on every one of the group's trips over the past 13 years, smiles as she listens to illustrator Guy Porfirio speak.
Randy Metcalf/The Explorer, Guy Porfirio is probably best known for illustrating actor Billy Crystal's book "Grandpa's Little One."
Randy Metcalf/The Explorer, Children's book illustrator Guy Porfirio speaks to a tour group associated with the Mazza Museum in Ohio, which touts itself as the first and largest teaching museum dedicated to the art of children's book illustrations.