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  • Appreciating Sid Caesar, the real father of TV sketch comedy

    Appreciating Sid Caesar, the real father of TV sketch comedy
    By now you probably know that comedian Sid Caesar died today at the age of 91. But judging by the paper-thin pieces I have been seeing on the web this afternoon, I am guessing many readers might not understand how seminal he was to the history of...
  • U.S. House of Cards lacks soul [Commentary]

    U.S. House of Cards lacks soul [Commentary]
    In the original 1990's British version of "House of Cards," Francis Urquhart (Ian Richardson) is a conservative ideological extremist who rises through the political ranks by defeating one starry-eyed opponent after another. He is a cold-blooded...
  • Sinclair earnings drop as broadcaster pays off debt

    Sinclair earnings drop as broadcaster pays off debt
    Sinclair Broadcast Group Inc. capped a year of strong broadcast revenue growth and station acquisitions with a 33 percent jump in fourth-quarter sales but a drop in profit as the Hunt Valley company paid off debt. The broadcaster reported income of $2....
  • River Hill High theater team readies March show [Clarksville]

    The River Hill Theatre Arts Department is diligently working on its March production of the musical comedy, "The Drowsy Chaperone." You can support the group by attending a performance next month, but you can also support the group now. Subway in...
  • Farmers and sportsmen thrived in Harford

    Our recent column about "Night Gunners" in this part of Harford County has brought back memories among those who can still remember their very popular sport of "gunning" for ducks along our waterways. These very cold winter mornings remind us of...
  • Baltimore writer's research filled with 'Soul'

    Baltimore writer's research filled with 'Soul'
    Some show up with pie or casserole, but Baltimore writer Ericka Blount Danois was told to bring her recently purchased "Best of Soul Train" DVDs to her family's Thanksgiving dinner in 2009. When Todd Steven Burroughs, her Morgan State University...
  • Pamela A. Hall, radio program director

    Pamela A. Hall, radio program director
    Pamela Audrey Hall, a former radio station program director who was active nationally in jazz and contemporary gospel music circles, died of cancer Jan. 21 at St. Agnes Hospital. She was 57 and lived in Ellicott City. She was named Black Radio's Music...
  • A dazzling 'Importance of Being Earnest' from Shakespeare Theatre Company

    A dazzling 'Importance of Being Earnest' from Shakespeare Theatre Company
    Not to put too fine a point on it, "The Importance of Being Earnest" is the greatest comedy in the English language. If you harbor any doubt about that, you might want to consider therapy. Better yet, just head to the Shakespeare Theatre Company in...
  • Under Armour vaults to bigger playing field with Notre Dame, Naval Academy deals

    Under Armour vaults to bigger playing field with Notre Dame, Naval Academy deals
    Under Armour took on Nike and Adidas — and won. Beating out much bigger rivals to partner with the University of Notre Dame and its athletic teams catapulted the Baltimore-based sports brand onto an elite playing field, marketing experts say....
  • Columbia mall shooting story offers revealing look at local, cable TV news

    Columbia mall shooting story offers revealing look at local, cable TV news
    All the TV stations in Baltimore say they’re the ones to turn to for breaking news. Coverage of a shooting Saturday morning at the Mall in Columbia that left three dead put those promises to the test in a major way. Not everyone passed. The...
  • Musicals to dominate Hippodrome's 2014-15 season

    Musicals to dominate Hippodrome's 2014-15 season
    The 2014-2015 lineup presented by Broadway Across America at the Hippodrome does not boast blockbusters on the order of this season's "The Book of Mormon." But it will offer several recent Tony Award winners, a couple of dirty dancers and a famous...
  • From 'Salinger' to 'Mitt' and 'Chicagoland,' TV rediscovering documentaries

    From 'Salinger' to 'Mitt' and 'Chicagoland,' TV rediscovering documentaries
    Documentaries were supposed to be a dying genre -- and living proof that we were becoming dumber as a nation. Reality TV is cheaper and easier to make. And who has time for lengthy, in-depth explorations of anything any more in the age of Twitter? Docs...