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  • A murder mystery that just won't die

    A murder mystery that just won't die
    Sixty years ago, an extraordinary reign began in England, one that would provide the nation with a comforting measure of stability and continuity during some of the most tumultuous decades of the 20th century and right on into the far-from-placid 21st....
  • Russell Matthews, actor

    A faulty blackboard sealed Russell Matthew's acting fate. As he took the prop on stage during a skit, it immediately fell apart. "I took a chance to save face and ad-libbed a lament on the funding of our public school system," the Silver Spring...
  • Larry Hagman was a lot like the character he made famous, Belcamp woman says

    Larry Hagman was a lot like the character he made famous, Belcamp woman says
    In real life, Larry Hagman was a lot like his most famous television character, J.R. Ewing. "He was flirtatious, with a younger than reality attitude," Belcamp resident Mary Pohlig said. "It was interesting to see; he was similar to characters he...
  • Venturing beyond the Bard to Austen's 'Pride and Prejudice'

    Venturing beyond the Bard to Austen's 'Pride and Prejudice'
    With her latest production, Annapolis Shakespeare Company founder and artistic director Sally Boyett-D'Angelo is expanding the young company's horizons, both artistically and physically. At a recent rehearsal of Jon Jory's adaptation of Jane Austen's...
  • Marriottsville/Sykesville/Woodstock: Tragedy of 'Macbeth' will unfold at Marriotts Ridge

    Nearly 400 years before the publication of J.K. Rowling's first Harry Potter book, William Shakespeare spellbound audiences with another story about witches, prophecies, overarching ambition, madness and murder. "The Tragedy of Macbeth" portrays the...
  • In its 175th year, deep roots for Ellicott City's Emory United Methodist

     In its 175th year, deep roots for Ellicott City's Emory United Methodist
    On Nov. 27, 1837, eight months after Martin Van Buren, the 8th President of the United States, was sworn into office, a group of citizens gathered in the Union Meeting House adjacent to the mill in Oella. The citizens assembled to elect the first nine...
  • Eagle Archive: A New Windsor summer made glorious by William Shakespeare

    On the morning of Aug. 22, in 1485, a defining moment in English history took place with the death of Richard III in the Battle of Bosworth Field. This of course, leads us directly to the summer of 1938 at Blue Ridge College in New Windsor. Well, sorta-...
  • Ellicott City: Alpha Kappa Alpha's local chapter celebrating its 40th year

    Happy 40th anniversary to Alpha Kappa Alpha Sorority's Iota Lambda Omega Chapter. To mark this important occasion, the AKA Sorority is inviting the public to a celebration, the chapter's 40 Years of Timeless Service Luncheon, Saturday, Oct. 14, from 1 to...
  • It's the Ides of March; watch your back

     
    It’s the Ides of March. In ancient Rome, the “Ides” (or “Idus” in Latin) was the term used for the middle of the month. It applied to the 15th of March, May, July and October, and the 13th of the......
  • 'Our Town' finds new life under the open skies

    'Our Town' finds new life under the open skies
    The Chesapeake Shakespeare Company is always looking for intriguing ways to lure new audiences into exploring the classics. For the company's current production of Thornton Wilder's "Our Town," director Ian Gallanar is inviting patrons in as specters....
  • Raising a 'Bump' on stage at Theatre Project

    Raising a 'Bump' on stage at Theatre Project
    Theater audiences are typically faced with no-no's before the action starts — no recording devices of any kind, no picture-taking. Things are a little different at performances of "Bump," a dark comedy currently receiving its premiere production...
  • Red Branch Theatre sets sail for 'Island'

    Red Branch Theatre sets sail for 'Island'
    "This is my favorite show of all time, actually," said director Stephanie Williams about the new musical production she's overseeing for the Red Branch Theatre Company, "Once on This Island." Ironically enough, Williams wasn't even originally slated to...