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  • Two for the show

    Two for the show
    The family that works on plays together, stays together. OK, so that's not exactly the old adage. But it might become a new one if the husband-and-wife acting team of Jason Odell Williams and Charlotte Cohn continue on the same artistic road they've been...
  • Baltimore County schools spent $5 million on textbooks, curriculum despite warnings

    Baltimore County schools spent $5 million on textbooks, curriculum despite warnings
    Baltimore County school leaders disregarded advice from state officials and forged ahead to overhaul the teaching of English, spending more than $5 million over the past few years to buy textbooks that mostly sit unused and to rewrite a curriculum that...
  • On 'Company Men': Losing their jobs wasn't the half of it

    On 'Company Men': Losing their jobs wasn't the half of it
    The arrival this week of the new Tommy Jones movie "Company Men" on DVD raises the question: Is there anything less entertaining than watching middle-aged men coming to terms with unemployment? How about following each step in the dissolution of a...
  • Performance Workshop gets new home, Artists' Initiative debuts

    Performance Workshop gets new home, Artists' Initiative debuts
    It's a big weekend for two organizations devoted to bringing more people into the local theater community. Performance Workshop Theatre, a nonprofit company and theater arts training school, just moved from its Federal Hill location to new digs in...
  • Michael Tucker draws on family cancer crisis for new novel

    Michael Tucker draws on family cancer crisis for new novel
    A man in a media dream-team marriage supports his wife during her breast cancer, then nearly buckles after her death. That's the reality-saturated plot of Michael Tucker's novel, "After Annie." Tucker and his wife, Jill Eikenberry, became advocates for...
  • Herman Maril: Baltimore artist painted what he saw

    Herman Maril: Baltimore artist painted what he saw
    Herman Maril had two worlds, and each provided him what something the other lacked. The artist, who was born in Baltimore in 1908 and died here in 1986, spent his life painting some of the grittier aspects of the city. Invariably, his astute and...
  • Theoni Aldredge dies at 78; costume designer

    Theoni Aldredge dies at 78; costume designer
    Theoni V. Aldredge, a preeminent costume designer in theater and film who created wardrobes for more than 300 productions over nearly 50 years, died Friday at a Connecticut hospice, said her husband, actor Tom Aldredge. She was 78. Know for her...
  • Heidi Helen Davis dies at 60; actress, acting teacher and stage director

    Heidi Helen Davis dies at 60; actress, acting teacher and stage director
    Heidi Helen Davis, an actress, acting teacher and stage director who had a long association with the Will Geer Theatricum Botanicum in Topanga Canyon, died Thursday at Cedars-Sinai Medical Center in Los Angeles, her family announced. She was 60 and had...
  • Ben Gazzara dies at 81; veteran actor of stage and screen

    Ben Gazzara dies at 81; veteran actor of stage and screen
    A New York native of Sicilian heritage, Ben Gazzara was a strongly masculine, subtly menacing screen presence with a gravelly voice that one writer described as "saloon-cured" and another said could strip paint at 50 paces. The veteran actor, who died...
  • 50 SHOWS FOR FALL

    50 SHOWS FOR FALL
    As we bid farewell to the Summer of Swelter, it's a grand time for pulling up the appointment app on your smart phone (or pulling out the day planner, if you're a traditionalist) and setting aside some play dates with the hottest shows in town. BIG DEALS...
  • On the eve the grand opening on Clark Street, 10 moments in Black Ensemble's 35-year history

    Most arts organizations have carefully worded mission statements, filled with arty buzzwords and forged by groups. Chicago's Black Ensemble Theater's mission statement was written by one woman and just gets right down to it: "to eradicate racism." Most...
  • The date from hell finally fires up 'Becky Shaw'

    The date from hell finally fires up 'Becky Shaw'
    Veterans of the mating wars will recognize the scene, from one agonizing side or another. There has been a single date — an awkward date that began with the tactless suggestion that the woman's dress resembled a birthday cake — but it...