| Nov 1, 2011
| 8:49 AM
Pianist Brian Ganz will return to his hometown of Columbia to once again perform at the Sundays at Three chamber music concert series this Sunday, Nov. 6, p.m., at Christ Episcopal Church, located at 6800 Oakland Mills Road.
Ganz is now based...
| Jan 26, 2012
| 11:14 AM
Through March 25, Toby's Dinner Theatre of Columbia is offering a stunning production of "The King and I," which tells the story of an English widow and the king of Siam finding mutual respect and affection despite their different cultures.
| Jan 31, 2012
| 4:29 PM
Looking to shake those winter blahs? One sure way is to "whistle a happy tune."
That's the prescription, anyway, once provided by Oscar Hammerstein II and being filled again now by "The King and I" at Toby's Dinner Theatre of Columbia.
| Feb 13, 2004
Are you having a few film buffs over for an Oscar party? Would you like to impress them with your uncanny knowledge of Oscar trivia? Here are a few fun facts about the annual ceremony to sprinkle in amid the overdone musical numbers and the nominees for...
| Jul 19, 2012
| 8:30 PM
Musical theater connoisseurs who had hoped to see "Stephen Sondheim: In Conversation" last October filled the Renée and Henry Segerstrom Concert Hall in Costa Mesa on July 13 for the rescheduled event.
Previously, the legendary Broadway composer and...
| Feb 17, 2012
| 10:46 AM
It's impossible to review the touring production of "South Pacific," now in the Loop, without a little history of personal frustration. The story begins in 2008 in New York's Lincoln Center and ends with my walk down the aisle of the Cadillac Palace...
| Nov 8, 2010
Stately and rumpled, Stephen Sondheim descended from an upper floor of his elegant East Side townhouse and submitted to the interview as though it were a necessary barber shop shave. He's used to these intrusions — the artist obliged to natter on...
| Nov 28, 2010
Finishing the Hat
Collected Lyrics (1954-1981) With Attendant Comments, Principles, Heresies, Grudges, Whines and Anecdotes
Alfred A. Knopf: 480 pp., $39.95.
The essential qualities of Stephen Sondheim's artistic temperament —...
| Jul 25, 2010
Of the following fabled songwriting teams of the 20th century, which won three Oscars, garnered eight Oscar nominations, but never won a Tony?
A) Richard Rodgers and Oscar Hammerstein II.
B) George and Ira Gershwin.
C) Alan Jay Lerner and Frederick...
| Feb 24, 2012
| 4:34 PM
Conceived 70 years ago, Park La Brea has managed to remain relevant in a city that seems to grow ever-young....
| Nov 17, 2011
| 4:33 PM
The National Music Publishers Assn. on Thursday released the terms of its legal settlement with YouTube, urging its members to sign on to a licensing deal that sprung out of the agreement....
| Aug 3, 2010
| 4:32 AM
The Drury Lane Theatre in Oakbrook Terrace has announced its 2011 season, to be dominated by classic musicals: âAidaâ: The Elton John and Tim Rice pop musical will be directed and choreographed by Jim Corti (March 23 to May 29).......