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  • Season of 'Nutcracker,' 'Messiah' starts early

    Season of 'Nutcracker,' 'Messiah' starts early
    The holiday season wouldn't be the holiday season without colorful music and dance events. And, just as department stores break out the Christmas decorations earlier and earlier, some performing arts organizations get into the swing before Thanksgiving....
  • Kevin Spacey brings star power to 'House of Cards'

    Kevin Spacey brings star power to 'House of Cards'
    It was a steamy weeknight in July on Centre Street, and the extras in black tie were flagging. The $100 million series "House of Cards" was prepping a crowd scene outside the Peabody Institute, across from the Midtown BBQ & Brew. For more than two hours,...
  • You'd have to be a Scrooge not to like 'A Christmas Carol' at Toby's

    You'd have to be a Scrooge not to like 'A Christmas Carol' at Toby's
    One thing that Ebenezer Scrooge does not get is a good night's sleep. That's because pesky ghosts keep appearing with reminders that he needs to reconsider his grumpy life. Ever since Charles Dickens wrote "A Christmas Carol" in 1843, audiences have...
  • Toby's of Columbia's 'A Christmas Carol' is rich with holiday cheer

    Toby's of Columbia's 'A Christmas Carol' is rich with holiday cheer
    A favorite holiday tradition has come to Toby's Dinner Theatre of Columbia for the first time in a musical production of Charles Dickens' "A Christmas Carol." Toby's has chosen the version by Oscar-winning composer Alan Menken, known for his work in...
  • In a word: sobriquet

    Each week The Sun's John McIntyre presents a moderately obscure but evocative word with which you may not be familiar — another brick to add to the wall of your working vocabulary. This week's word: SOBRIQUET Adam started us in the naming...
  • 'A Christmas Carol' ends Palmer's 32-year run at Stevens Forest

    'A Christmas Carol' ends Palmer's 32-year run at Stevens Forest
    For 32 years, Barry Palmer has directed the musical at Stevens Forest Elementary School in Columbia. Now, the curtain is closing on the physical education teacher's career — he plans to retire at the end of the school year — and Palmer...
  • In a word: frowzy

    Each week The Sun's John McIntyre presents a moderately obscure but evocative word with which you may not be acquainted, another brick to add to the wall of your working vocabulary. This week's word: FROWZY Arising obscurely in British regional...
  • A 'classical revolution' is spreading in Baltimore

    A 'classical revolution' is spreading in Baltimore
    It was a quiet night for a revolution. People at the bar in Joe Squared Station North sat huddled over drinks and conversations. Folks occasionally strolled in to pick up pizza orders or headed to dining tables in the back. Few even glanced at the...
  • A Cerberus Carol?

    A Cerberus Carol?
    Paging Mr. Fezziwig. One might get the notion that Charles Dickens' good-hearted fictional employer was back in business after the announcement this week by a private equity firm, Cerberus Capital Management, that it intends to sell Freedom Group Inc.,...
  • Yes on Questions 1 and 2

    The general public has never been especially fond of lawyers or judges. When Gallup polls Americans asking what professions they view favorably and which they view negatively, the lawyers get a thumbs down every time — although, on the bright side,...
  • Arts, crafts and a multicultural parade

    Washington ZooLights Spend the holidays with some furry creatures and scaly critters at ZooLights, which features animal sculptures composed of environmentally friendly lights. Animal houses will stay open during this seasonal event, and gingerbread...
  • 'The Voice' recap: Episode 3, Gaithersburg's Erin Willet joins Team Blake

    'The Voice' recap: Episode 3, Gaithersburg's Erin Willet joins Team Blake
    Another week of blind auditions on NBC’s “The Voice,” and another two hours to boil down into a single blog post. A nice change of pace this week for the audience: Instead of clipped montages of contestants who didn’t make the...