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Academy Awards

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  • 'Sister Act' brings nuns and disco together

    'Sister Act' brings nuns and disco together
    Singing nuns have always proved irresistible. There was the Belgian sensation who made "Dominique" a chart-topper in the 1960s, Today, there's Sister Cristina Scuccia, the Sicilian star of Italian TV and YouTube who belts out Alicia Keys songs, and...
  • Recognizing good work [Commentary]

    Recognizing good work [Commentary]
    My husband the sportswriter received an award last week from the American Association of Orthopedic Surgeons for a meticulously reported story on the surgery that repaired Minnesota Vikings running back Adrian Peterson's devastating knee injury. Talk...
  • Getting the 'get' [Commentary]

    Getting the 'get' [Commentary]
    In the highly competitive news business in this ultra-political town, a constant battle goes on among reporters to obtain interviews with the most knowledgeable governmental insiders from the White House to Congress. This is particularly so among...
  • Biggest wedding fashion trends of 2014

    Biggest wedding fashion trends of 2014
    Long gone are the days that brides have to follow the rules and make their way down the aisle wearing a stark white wedding gown. Today, brides have options, and the biggest trend option this year is color. "Brides who want a gown that is different...
  • Entertainment at the Grange Hall wows the public in 1890 [History Matters]

    April 1965 Splendor in Howard County "The Spring Flower Show Many Splendored Thing: " 'A Many Splendored Thing' has been chosen the theme of the 1965 Howard County Spring flower show. Presented by the eight garden clubs of the county, the show...
  • BSO offers tribute to Marvin Hamlisch

    BSO offers tribute to Marvin Hamlisch
    Orchestras these days like to put titles on programs, which usually means a dash of the cute, the trite or the hyperbolic. But the title given to the Baltimore Symphony Orchestra's SuperPops offering this weekend strikes just the right note —...
  • In odd twist, Oscar nomination rescinded for song sung by Maryland native

    In odd twist, Oscar nomination rescinded for song sung by Maryland native
    Oscar watchers were surprised when "Alone Yet Not Alone," the theme from a little-known Christian movie of the same name was nominated for best original song.  Now, in a surprising twist, the Academy of Motion Picture Arts and Sciences is revoking the...
  • Red carpet report: Q&A with E! News anchor Giuliana Rancic

    Red carpet report: Q&A with E! News anchor Giuliana Rancic
    Giuliana Rancic is a red carpet warrior. For the past 12 years, she's interviewed almost every celebrity as they've headed to the Academy Awards ceremony. And her fans have noticed. When Rancic joined E! News as a correspondent in 2002 and then became...
  • Backstage highlights from the 2014 Academy Awards

    Backstage highlights from the 2014 Academy Awards
    Some final tidbits from backstage at the Oscars 2014: -- Spike Jonze, clutching his Original Screenplay Oscar for “Her,” said he wasn’t necessarily foretelling the future with his film about a lonely man who falls in love and carries...
  • Timonium native Ricky Van Veen engaged to 'Girls' star Allison Williams

    Timonium native Ricky Van Veen engaged to 'Girls' star Allison Williams
    Ricky Van Veen, a Timonium native who founded collegehumor.com, is engaged to actress Allison Williams. Williams, who plays Marnie on the HBO series "Girls," sported her engagement ring for the first time Sunday at an Oscars party hosted by Vanity Fair....
  • Capt. Kirk beams into Baltimore

    Capt. Kirk beams into Baltimore
    For years, William Shatner wanted no part of the convention scene, had no desire to appear in front of the Trekkies, fanboys and obsessive sci-fi geeks who all craved a piece of Capt. James Tiberius Kirk. "That's very true," says Shatner, whose stance...
  • Movie, TV business decamping from Hollywood

    Movie, TV business decamping from Hollywood
    How much longer can Hollywood claim to be the movie capital of the world? Can the California legislature reverse the slide of film production away from Los Angeles simply by enhancing tax credits for the movie and TV industry or, one day, will the...