Posts Tagged Holidays

Letterman pulls curtain on holiday tradition

In this Oct. 17, 2013 file photo, singer Darlene Love performs at the "Right To Rock Benefit" at Cipriani Wall Street in New York. Love will sing "Christmas (Baby Please Come Home)" for the 21st and final time on Letterman's annual holiday show. He's retiring from the "The Late Show with David Letterman" next May. (Photo by Greg Allen/Invision/AP, File)

NEW YORK (AP) — With the curtain soon to fall on David Letterman’s late-night television career, the end comes Friday for an odd and emotional holiday tradition that involves comic Jay Thomas, the Lone Ranger, a giant meatball and, most indelibly, singer Darlene Love.

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Cleaves helps sponsor gift packages for families

Juan Littlejohn, 11, and Eiamond Howell, 18, of the Boys and Girls Club of Greater Flint, dance during Mateen Cleaves' 1 Goal, 1 Passion: Hope for the Holidays Family Fest gift distribution party on Thursday, Dec. 11, 2014, at the club, in Flint, Mich. Area families, sponsored by nonprofits, received food gift baskets along with opportunities for counseling in finding jobs, securing health care and organizing financial skills. (AP Photo/The Flint, Erin Kirkland) LOCAL TELEVISION OUT; LOCAL INTERNET OUT

DETROIT (AP) — Several hundred Detroit families will receive holiday gift packages through an initiative headed by former Michigan State University basketball star Mateen Cleaves.

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