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Tuesday, May 7, 2013

To West Coconut Grove's Continued Health

May 6, 2013 - Community Health of South Florida cut the ribbon on its spanking new Coconut Grove Health Center.

It was quite the celebration at 3831 Grand Avenue in West Grove as a tent -- offering food and drink -- was set up on the patio outside the state-of-the-art facility. The CGHC will offer comprehensive medical care on a sliding scale based on income and need.

Sunday, May 5, 2013

The First Three Stooges ► Nostalgia Ain't What It Used To Be

Above: Larry, Moe and Curly, not necessarily in that order.
Dateline May 5, 1934 - The Three Stooges release their first short "Woman Haters" and nothing was ever the same again.

The Three Stooges made more than 190 two-reelers over a 26 year period, but they started in the knockabout world of Vaudeville. Ted Healy was already a hit in Vaudeville when, in 1922, he took on new actors for his stageshow. Among them was Moe Howard, a childhood friend that had appeared, briefly, in the earlier act Ted Healy and his Southern Gentlemen.

Moe's job was to act as an average audience member who is called onstage. Hilarity ensues. The showbiz term for this stock character was "stooge." Soon Shemp, who was Moe's real life brother, and Larry Fine joined the act. They appeared with Healy in one short, "Soup To Nuts." but after a dispute over the movie contract, Larry, Moe and Shemp went solo, or as solo as a trio can go. They also took with them some of the material they had performed with Healy.