| Sep 30, 2014
| 11:30 AM
It's movie night and we're still minus our regular theme song. I'm bitter.
There's popcorn throwing and an opening dance number with a couple of Marilyn Monroe references: The iconic dress over the exhaust grate from "The Seven Year Itch" and the pink...
| Sep 29, 2014
| 3:16 PM
How much do you know about the week's new events? Or the geography of the Middle East? Or Batman movies?
Coleman Anderson and his partner, Andrew Schuster, are betting a few hundred thousand of their investors' dollars that whatever you know, you'll want...
| Sep 26, 2014
| 6:34 AM
Laurel resident and second-generation Howard County firefighter Richard Blankenship is living his best nightmare and taking everyone along that he can.
"I've always been a big haunt fanatic," Blankenship said.
Since high school — when he and...
| Sep 23, 2014
| 6:50 AM
Nice guys always finish last, and it's especially true in Fox's new take on the Batman series, "Gotham."
Set before Bruce Wayne dons his cape and cowl, "Gotham" spares no time in setting up Jim Gordon (played by the forever-gloomy Ben McKenzie) as its...
| Sep 18, 2014
| 4:32 PM
Vivienne Shub, who played eccentric personalities as she delighted Baltimore theater audiences during a long and lauded run here, died of heart failure Thursday morning at the Edenwald retirement community in Towson. The former Liberty Heights resident...
| Sep 13, 2014
Actress Lana Wood had been quietly sending out her autograph for years, answering letters from her fans. But then a stranger made her think that maybe there was a better way.
"A gentleman called me and said he was an autograph dealer," Wood says over...
| Sep 12, 2014
| 7:15 AM
In a letter to his father, a 25-year-old Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart declared: "I pay no attention whatever to anybody's praise or blame. … I simply follow my own feelings."
This self-confidence is just one of the revered composer's traits explored...
| Sep 11, 2014
| 9:39 AM
In an age when no cinematic product seems safe from being targeted for a theatrical make-over, and when so few of these movies-turned-musicals end up having much substance to offer, "Once" impresses all the more.
This modest-scaled work, now getting...
| Sep 11, 2014
| 8:51 AM
Usually a whirling dervish of energy and conversation, Nancy Garfinkel paused for a moment when asked for her title as related to the lifelong learning program she oversees called Food For Thought : Lectures To Nourish Your Mind.
"I'm the owner,...
| Sep 10, 2014
| 2:32 PM
If it weren't for some spontaneous decision making, the Los Angeles alternative rock band Grouplove might not exist.
“We never thought we'd all get together and form a band,” guitarist and lead singer Christian Zucconi said on the phone last...
| Sep 9, 2014
| 1:26 PM
The makers of "House of Cards" don't show their hand often, but Aberdeen officials were tipped off that the hit Netflix is being filmed in their city at least part of this week.
The show was expected to be filmed at the Bernard J. Tobin American Legion...
| Sep 9, 2014
| 6:08 AM
Big-bucks movies -- "Sister Act," "Ghost," "Flashdance," "Dirty Dancing," to name a few -- get turned into stage musicals with some frequency. Indie films form a smaller screen-to-boards subset. Of these, "Once," based on the minuscule-budget, shot-in-17-...