| Mar 3, 2012
A man in a media dream-team marriage supports his wife during her breast cancer, then nearly buckles after her death. That's the reality-saturated plot of Michael Tucker's novel, "After Annie."
Tucker and his wife, Jill Eikenberry, became advocates for...
| Aug 2, 2011
| 11:11 AM
The Annapolis Shakespeare Company has grown from a small workshop taught by Sally Boyett-D'Angelo in summer 2009 into a thriving young company that is already a full member of this county's established nonprofit performing-arts community.
| Mar 8, 2009
M any an opera plot is set in motion by a wicked curse that generates terrible heartache and loss. These days, it looks as if the real world of opera has been hit with a curse every bit as pernicious.
Although orchestras, art museums, theater troupes and...
| Jan 8, 2009
Moments after Joe Biden is sworn in as vice president of the United States on the West Front of the Capitol and just before Barack Obama takes his oath as president, four classical musicians will perform a work created by John Williams for the history-...
| Sep 7, 2003
When architect Hugh Hardy first stepped inside Baltimore's long-dormant Hippodrome Theatre five years ago, he didn't see the broken lights, the worn-out seats, the water-damaged plaster in the ceiling.
He saw instead a once-lavish space in which...
| Jul 22, 2014
| 11:44 AM
This fall, PBS will keep Friday nights hopping with Tony Bennett, Lady Gaga, Matthew McConaughey, Jeff Bridges, Nathan Lane, Michael Feinstein, Emma Thompson, "Sweeney Todd," "Porgy and Bess" and "Cats."
The PBS Arts Fall Festival will offer 11 weekly...
| Jul 22, 2014
| 11:57 AM
In September 1990, a Los Angeles Times headline declared, "Irvine Barclay Theatre Debuts on Schedule, on Budget and on Solid Ground."
Schedule, budget and solid ground. Yep, that's about a day's work for Douglas Rankin.
The president of the venue on...
| Jul 21, 2014
| 1:19 PM
Alejandro Gonzalez Inarritu's "Birdman or the Unexpected Virtue of Ignorance" will alight on the New York Film Festival as the closing selection, the Film Society of Lincoln Center announced Monday.
The black comedy, which stars Michael Keaton as a...
| Jul 19, 2014
| 3:26 PM
Riegelsville has a population of fewer than 900 but nestled in the teeny Bucks Country community is a world-class operation.
The father/son team of John Poole and John Poole Jr. run Corinth Films, a distributor of classic cinema and new theatrical...
| Jul 17, 2014
| 10:05 AM
Editor's note: Broadway actress and singer Elaine Stritch, 89, died on Thursday, July 17, at her home in Birmingham, Mich. (Story and photos here.) Following is an interview by Hartford Courant theater critic Frank Rizzo from 2008.
Elaine Stritch is...
| Jul 15, 2014
| 4:18 PM
The nominations for the 35th News and Documentary Emmy Awards were announced on Tuesday, and PBS led the pack with the most overall nominations. Public television received 43 nominations for 13 programs. However, "60 Minutes" on CBS was the single...
| Jul 16, 2014
| 9:21 AM
Cruise passengers can enjoy a slice of the Big Apple, New York City, both as a port of call as an embarkation/disembarkation port on a variety of voyages including Canada and New England itineraries and some Caribbean and trans-Atlantic crossings.