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  • 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,...
  • 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...
  • Suburban theater for the week of Nov. 23-29

    "Little Women": Ann Noble made her mark as a playwright with 1995's Irish family melodrama "And Neither Have I Wings to Fly." So it's fitting that she turns her hand to a beloved — if also decidedly melodramatic — American family novel in this...
  • On Theater: Another convert to SCR's 'Carol'

    On Theater: Another convert to SCR's 'Carol'
    After watching South Coast Repertory's "A Christmas Carol" usher in the holiday season for the past 32 years, it was singularly gratifying to see my (almost) 6-year-old granddaughter enraptured by her first visit to the local tradition. Little Riley...
  • Treat Chicago's homicide surge as an epidemic

    Treat Chicago's homicide surge as an epidemic
    For once, Chicago has beaten New York in a competition that the Windy City had no desire to win. Chicago ended 2012 with more homicides than New York. No one cheers for that. Chicago, with only a third of New York's population, ended 2012 with 506...
  • Winter agenda: Events for the season

    Winter agenda: Events for the season
    STAGE The Christmas Schooner Have yourself a City of Big Shoulders Christmas at the Mercury Theater, the current home of the beloved Chicago musical, “The Christmas Schooner.” Created by John Reeger and Julie Shannon, “Schooner”...
  • The Valley Line: The season of sweater weather and awards

    The Valley Line: The season of sweater weather and awards
    Brrrr, has it been cold enough for you? It has been teeth-chattering weather lately. Actually, I’d rather it be like this than have to deal with triple-digit heat. There is almost no limit to how many sweaters one can put on to warm up, but one...