| Oct 10, 2013
| 10:40 AM
"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...
| Sep 16, 2013
| 12:19 PM
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...
| Jul 3, 2013
| 7:44 AM
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...
| Jul 24, 2013
| 1:55 AM
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...
| Jul 25, 2013
| 7:44 PM
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...
| Aug 2, 2013
| 5:30 AM
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...
| Aug 7, 2013
| 9:08 PM
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...
| Jun 28, 2013
| 3:45 AM
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...
| Jun 21, 2013
| 4:00 AM
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...
| Jun 19, 2013
| 6:05 AM
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...
| Jun 13, 2013
| 8:30 AM
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,...
| Jun 13, 2013
| 6:45 AM
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...