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  • Businesses offer holiday trimmings Dec. 7-9

    Niche, 14 S. Third St., offers a two-course tasting all day Dec. 7. Choose an appetizer and entrée or entrée and dessert for $32/person. Gibby's Wine Den, 1772 Randall Road, will be offering Twilight Tasting, tasting holiday favorite wines and...
  • If Charles Dickens lived in Pennsylvania …

    If Charles Dickens lived in Pennsylvania …
    I actually had ideas for two columns last week about Gov. Tom Corbett. What can I say? He's inspiring. One of them ran Saturday. Here's the other: Gov. Tom Corbett spooned out a bit of gruel. A single candle by his chair provided the only light in the...
  • South Florida theaters break out the tinsel

    South Florida theaters break out the tinsel
    South Florida stages are extra bright this time of year with illumination from Christmas lights. Here’s a roundup of theatrical holiday happenings. “It’s A Fabulous Life” Nov. 28 – Dec. 2 A gay musical take on “...
  • Review: 'Devine Intervention' shows there's life in afterlife

    Review: 'Devine Intervention' shows there's life in afterlife
    In Martha Brockenbrough's heaven, old people show too much leg playing leap frog, and the church choir covers classic rock. Clearly, Brockenbrough is not a follower of the New Testament. That's good news for heathen readers who will delight in the...
  • Will Rhys Stars as Scrooge -- And More -- At the Kate

    Will Rhys Stars as Scrooge -- And More -- At the Kate
    Veteran Broadway actor Will Rhys plays Scrooge in a one-man stage stage adaptation of Charles Dickens' "A Christmas Carol" at the Katharine Hepburn Cultural Arts Center in Old Saybrook, playing Dec. 19 at 7:30 p.m Rhys adapted the stage piece and...
  • Friends of the Libraries: A buck a bag of books

    A two-day book sale is coming up this weekend at the Costa Mesa/Donald Dungan Library. On Saturday, the sale begins at 9 a.m. and goes until 3 p.m. Most books will be $1 or less. On Sunday, the sale goes from noon to 3 p.m. and — what many people...
  • Book a fitting holiday gift for your children

    Book a fitting holiday gift for your children
    Books for children and teens are not Snuggies. One size doesn't fit all. So when choosing books for young readers this holiday season, it helps to know their style. Maybe he likes roomy epic fantasy novels he can get lost in, whereas she prefers the...
  • Gayle on the Go for Sunday, Dec. 2

    Sunday @ 10am 22nd Winter Fantasy Sawdust Art Festival 935 Laguna Canyon Road Laguna Beach 949 494 3030 www.sawdustartfestival.org There are signs of the season! Searching for unusual holiday gifts? You can find them at the Winter Wonderland created at...
  • Theater review: 'The Farndale Avenue... Christmas Carol'

    Theater review: 'The Farndale Avenue... Christmas Carol'
    Christmas is a time for nostalgia — and good will — so maybe we should cut the Orlando Shakespeare Theater's current holiday comedy some slack. After all, it's full of old jokes, old visual gags and old comedy set-ups. Even the premise...
  • Obama's sanctimony proves who the real Scrooge is

    Obama's sanctimony proves who the real Scrooge is
    As right as Dickens. That's what President Barack Obama suggested about his tax plan when he recently used "A Christmas Carol" by Charles Dickens to frame his case for rate increases. A "Scrooge Christmas" is what the country will get if lawmakers won't...
  • Singing aside, Light Opera Works' 'Oliver' is wanting

    Singing aside, Light Opera Works' 'Oliver' is wanting
    It's tough to go wrong with “Oliver” at the holidays. You've got tousle-haired urchins, pathos, Fagin, melodrama and power ballads — orchestrated with a whiff of the sounds of Dusty Springfield's Swingin' London — and a...
  • A few new notes in this 'Carol'

    A few new notes in this 'Carol'
    Audiences may notice a few new things in this year's production of Charles Dickens' "A Christmas Carol" at South Coast Repertory, but director John-David Keller promises there are no drastic changes. "We can tweak it. We can't change it," said Keller,...