| Jul 4, 2010
I'm standing on a slice of paradise in Crete. The sun is burning down out of a blue sky, the sandy beach beneath my feet is stretching to crystal-clear sea, but terror is numbing my senses. Kayak instructor Russ is explaining that we're going to capsize...
| Mar 23, 2011
| 11:57 AM
Some neighborhood schools would be consolidated and some charter or magnet schools given more space in a cost-saving measure being considered by Chicago Public Schools, interim CEO Terry Mazany announced today.
“It's no secret that Chicago has a...
| Dec 1, 2010
"The Nutcracker" is often the usual Christmas classic, but locals know another story: "The Snow Queen."
California Contemporary Ballet will perform Hans Christian Andersen's fairy tale of good prevailing over evil Dec. 17 to 19. The story tells of two...
| Dec 8, 2010
During a holiday season that is being tempered by grim economic concerns, Hans Christian Andersen's fairy tale, "The Little Match Girl," touched the heart of Burbank choreographer Natasha Middleton.
As the artistic director of Media City Ballet,...
| May 3, 2011
| 2:31 PM
My kids are young adults now, but I remember what it was like taking them to Europe at various ages. When they were in their single digits, our trips were consumed with basic survival issues, such as eating and sleeping. By the time they entered their...
| Aug 2, 2010
| 5:34 PM
Eastbluff Elementary School is holding its eighth annual summer musical Tuesday through Friday.
This year's theatrical production will be "Honk, Jr.!," a musical adaptation of Hans Christian Andersen's "The Ugly Duckling."
Show times are at 7 p.m....
| Oct 21, 2010
| 9:27 AM
Rachel Corn and the Mystery of Cabin 13: Help a young girl and her brother solve the mysteries of a gold-hunting ghost, midnight digging and a crazy bug girl at band camp.: through Dec. 4; 2 p.m. Fri. - Sat., Fri.; $10; $5 for kids under 12; The...
| Jan 26, 2011
| 1:57 PM
Cold as ice? Nah.
The Chambersburg Ballet Theatre is taking its IceFest performance under the sea, and they're hoping to make a big splash.
The youth ballet company and school will present "The Little Mermaid" at The Capitol Theatre on Saturday, Jan....
| Feb 17, 2011
| 7:27 PM
Somewhere "up there" Hans Christian Andersen probably is looking down at South Coast Repertory's latest Theater for Young Audiences production and musing, "This seems vaguely familiar."
The show in question is "Lucky Duck," a satirical treatise on...
| Jul 18, 2011
| 1:15 PM
German media mogul
Leo Kirch, 84, who turned his one-man film distribution company into Germany's second-biggest media business before losing control of it after a gamble on pay television, died Thursday in Munich. His family did not give...
| Jul 13, 2011
| 10:39 AM
Pittsburgh Zoo Safari
Somerset County’s 4th annual Pittsburgh Zoo Safari, 5 to 9 p.m. Aug. 3. Zoo admission free with wristband. Bus transportation from Somerset, Meyersdale and Berlin is optional. Tickets available at Somerset County Chamber,...
| Nov 15, 2011
| 2:41 PM
By Anne Ursu
Walden Pond Press, $16.99, ages 10-14
For the young reader who knows the territory of fantasy — whether it's Hans Christian Andersen or the Grimms — journeying along with fifth-grader Hazel is resonant. It's a tough...