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  • Look out, 'Dracula' is in your neck of the woods [Review]

    Look out, 'Dracula' is in your neck of the woods [Review]
    "Dracula" seems right at home among the ruins of the Patapsco Female Institute high above Ellicott City. Thanks to the Chesapeake Shakespeare Company's outdoor staging, the vampire has taken up residence at this wooded site. It makes for the perfect...
  • HallowRead: New book convention calls Ellicott City home

    HallowRead: New book convention calls Ellicott City home
    Authors and fans of novels of the spooky variety will gather in Historic Ellicott City this month for a new “mini-convention” dubbed HallowRead. Organized by author Rachel Rawlings, of Aberdeen, the event is designed to appeal to authors and...
  • Reader takes umbrage with lack of ridicule of Shakespeare's play [Letter]

    I kept reading the Howard County Times' review of Chesapeake Shakespeare Company's production of "Taming of the Shrew" waiting for the punch line. Just like the production, which I saw with my family on June 23, I waited patiently through all the...
  • Centennial High trumpet players go for baroque [Ellicott City]

    Do you know what a baroque trumpet is? Recently, Brandon Portnoff told me all about the instrument. As a member of the Centennial High School baroque trumpet ensemble — likely the only high school group of its kind — he know all about the bass...
  • Annapolis Shakespeare Company has 'Much Ado' with time travel

    Annapolis Shakespeare Company has 'Much Ado' with time travel
    Annapolis Shakespeare Company founder and artistic director Sally Boyett-D'Angelo is having a busy summer. She's presenting classic theater outdoors with weekly productions of Moliere's 17th-century comedy "Tartuffe" on Tuesdays at the Reynolds Tavern...
  • Obama has failed the nation

    Obama has failed the nation
    President Barack Obama should be ridiculed for his failure to do what he was hired to do — create jobs and lead the country out of its present mess which has gotten worse under his watch ("A minimum step forward," July 30). Instead, he chooses...
  • Music and masterful performances add up to 'Much Ado'

    Music and masterful performances add up to 'Much Ado'
    Annapolis Shakespeare Company's "Much Ado About Nothing" merits much ado about something — a masterfully crafted show by a young troupe under the direction of Sally Boyett-D'Angelo. Company founder and director Boyett-D'Angelo has set the Bard's...
  • This 'Taming of the Shew' is untamed entertainment [Review]

    This 'Taming of the Shew' is untamed entertainment [Review]
    The battle of the sexes isn't pretty, but it's pretty funny in Shakespeare's "Taming of the Shrew." This bawdy comedy is receiving a suitably silly outdoor production by Chesapeake Shakespeare Company at Patapsco Female Institute Historic Park in Ellicott...
  • Summertime and the living is busy [Havre de Grace]

    Happy summer, dear readers! Summer officially began with the summer solstice today (Friday) at 2:46 a.m. in Havre de Grace (and all along the East Coast, USA, of course). Visit Susquehanna State Park or the North Park – Joe K. Trail for a little...
  • Get out the vote for paint company beautification campaign [Mostly Main Street]

    Get out the vote for paint company beautification campaign [Mostly Main Street]
    Benjamin Moore Paint is conducting a "Main Street Matters" campaign to revitalize 20 Main Streets across the country. Ellicott City's Main Street is one of the nominees. Go to http://www.paintwhatmatters.com and click on the state of Maryland on the...
  • Reviewing 'All the Great Books' in 98 minutes

    If you've simply been too busy to read all of the world's great literature, the Columbia Festival of the Arts has got a time-saving program for you. When the three-member Reduced Shakespeare Company performs "All the Great Books (abridged)" on Saturday,...
  • Above the river Patapsco, an engaging 'Antony and Cleopatra'

    Above the river Patapsco, an engaging 'Antony and Cleopatra'
    Shakespeare's "Antony and Cleopatra" is a funny sort of tragedy. Although its martial and amorous complications have deadly consequences, this play has a lot of jokes along the way. Indeed, the snake that the Egyptian queen uses to kill herself is...