Bogart’s has experienced a life as real, as colorful, as downcast in
despair and as jubilant in triumph as any living, breathing human being.
Bogart’s is a tangible entity, with a personality as integral to the
shows it has hosted as any of the thousands of luminaries that have
graced its stage over the past four decades.
The nearly $2 million file-sharing fine leveled by a judge on behalf of the recording industry against a Minnesotan mother of four has been reduced 97 percent (to a still hefty $54,000) by a U.S. District Court judge who called the original fine "monstrous and shocking." (The woman reportedly "stole" 24 songs.)