| 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...
| 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 15, 2013
| 3:47 PM
Hurry up and finish, willya?
That's becoming almost a rallying cry on the Baltimore arts and entertainment scene, as filmgoers, theater lovers, lounge lizards, even merry-go-round riders wait eagerly for new and refurbished venues to open.
| 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...
| Feb 14, 2013
| 3:45 AM
Chesapeake Shakespeare Company is following through on the Bard's famous statement that all the world is a stage. As if it weren't enough that this Ellicott City-based theater company already uses various Howard County sites for its indoor productions,...
| Jan 29, 2013
| 11:29 AM
Many English words derive from Latin. Others from Spanish, American Indian, Norwegian. You name a country, an English word probably came from there. But in the grand history of William Shakespeare, some words are invented by brilliant minds. Derrick E....
| Feb 1, 2013
Recycling mattresses and box springs
The Department of Public Works has announced that beginning Monday, Feb. 4, residents may drop off mattresses and box springs of all sizes at the Alpha Ridge Landfill in Marriottsville for recycling. Items must be dry...
| Mar 11, 2013
| 9:24 AM
For his first full season as Center Stage artistic director, Kwame Kwei-Armah focused on works that could spark conversation about a variety of heady issues. Midway through that season, he has unveiled a very different theme for the next one.
| Mar 12, 2013
| 8:33 AM
The Chesapeake Shakespeare Company's future move to downtown Baltimore got a sizable financial boost from the Abell Foundation, which gave the organization $250,000.
The money is for the renovation of the classic Mercantile Trust and Deposit Company...