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  • 'Christmas Carol' classic brought to life by Pasadena Theatre Company

    It's time to kindle our Christmas spirits by catching a performance of Charles Dickens' "A Christmas Carol" — a classic that first appeared in 1843 and is now a perennial theater favorite each holiday season. Pasadena Theatre Company is renewing...
  • Former county historian turns to city's past in book of historical photos

    Former county historian turns to city's past in book of historical photos
    Long before Towson resident John McGrain became the historian for Baltimore County, he began taking photographs of Baltimore City. He took his first photo 65 years ago, said McGrain, who was the unofficial county historian for years before he became the...
  • BSO to premiere concert version of 'Christmas Carol'

    BSO to premiere concert version of 'Christmas Carol'
    Composer Bob Christianson is nothing if not versatile. He wrote a lot of pulsating music that accompanied episodes about several, um, energetic women in New York on the HBO series "Sex and the City." He has provided themes for Travel Channel's "Mysteries...
  • West Friendship: WF Elementary decks the halls with sing-a-long Dec. 23

    Deck the halls with boughs of holly. That's the resounding chorus which will be heard throughout West Friendship when the students and staff of West Friendship Elementary top off the holiday season with an all school sing-a-long Friday, Dec. 23 at 2:45 p....
  • Disgraced collector pleads guilty to stealing historical documents

    Disgraced collector pleads guilty to stealing historical documents
    Barry H. Landau, the once-esteemed collector of presidential memorabilia, admitted in federal court Tuesday that he stole thousands of documents regarded as cultural treasures from historical societies and libraries in Baltimore and up the East Coast....
  • Dickens featured on today's Google doodle

    Dickens featured on today's Google doodle
    Today's Google doodle honors Charles Dickens on his birthday. On the letters, you can see characters such as Tiny Tim of "A Christmas Carol" (one of my favorite works, in all forms, including the movie Scrooged and the Mr. Magoo cartoon). I always...
  • Why Google robots r dum

    Why Google robots r dum
    I generally like Google's search engine. Its doodles, including yesterday's noting Charles Dickens' birthday, are clever. And it corrects my sometimes aberrant spelling, in the most polite way. But Google sure can be frustrating sometimes. Like ysterday,...
  • Terrorist attacks bring out the good, the bad and the ugly in all of us

    "IT WAS THE best of times, it was the worst of times." Thus begins Charles Dickens' classic, A Tale of Two Cities. He could have been describing America since the horrible day of Sept. 11, 2001. Terrorist attacks on the World Trade Center twin towers and...
  • After summer of flops, a season of quality?

    Hail, hail, the "Gang"'s finally here. That would be "Gangs of New York", Martin Scorsese's long-awaited latest, an epic tale of love and loyalties, played out among the rival immigrant groups of 19th-century New York City. Not since "Titanic" has a film...
  • An eerie prison unlocks its famous history

    It was once the most famous prison in the world. Alexis de Tocqueville praised it; Charles Dickens hated it. Al Capone sat out a gang war there, partying with prison guards in a cell decorated with oil paintings and oriental rugs. Brad Pitt even went...
  • Stuart Freeborn dies at 98; 'Star Wars' makeup artist

    Stuart Freeborn dies at 98; 'Star Wars' makeup artist
    It was no accident that British makeup artist Stuart Freeborn resembled his most famous movie creation — Yoda, the wrinkled, ancient sage from the "Star Wars" films. "I looked at myself in the mirror and decided that I was comic, with all these...
  • Holiday Guide 2012: Dozens more concerts and 'Carols' for your Chicago December

    Love 'em or hate 'em, there's no avoiding the holidays, and that's true on local stages as well as the shopping malls. But even the Scroogiest of souls could find something to celebrate in the gifts of theater, dance, and music offered up this season by...