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Academy Awards

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  • Senior briefs

    Trips for 2012 Members of the Annapolis Senior Activity Center can stop by the trip desk for a preview of 2012 outings and make reservations and deposits. Trips include "Journey of Hope" to Gettysburg, Pa., and a visit to Washington to see the cherry...
  • Oscar telecast averages fewer viewers than Grammy show at 39.3 million

    Oscar telecast averages fewer viewers than Grammy show at 39.3 million
      ABC is madly trying to spin the fast national ratings for last night's dreadful Oscar telecast. But this is all you need to know to cut through the bull: The Oscars, which used to be the biggest show-biz event by far on TV, finished second to the...
  • At 78, Joan Rivers connects with a new generation of fans

    At 78, Joan Rivers connects with a new generation of fans
    Joan Rivers is having a manicure and a pedicure in her hotel room while juggling a phone. "I'm in Indianapolis," she says. "I just learned how to spell it, and now I'm leaving. What a waste." This week, between gigs in Florida and Ohio, she'll stop by...
  • Duff Goldman baking cake for Uggie the dog

    Duff Goldman baking cake for Uggie the dog
    It's a moment every dog dreams about and Baltimore baker Duff Goldman is going to be an integral part of it. Uggie, the fetching Jack Russel who won hearts by stealing the show in last year's critically acclaimed movie"The Artist,"is getting his paw...
  • M-Edge launches new movie-themed iPad3 accessories

    M-Edge launches new movie-themed iPad3 accessories
    Just in time for the launch of the highly anticipated iPad3 and following the success of international hit "Girl With The Dragon Tattoo," Odenton-based M-Edge has channeled the feel of the Oscar-nominated movie through a line of protective covers inspired...
  • Joe Byrd, bassist

    Joe Byrd, a bassist who was best known for collaborations with his guitarist brother Charlie and who helped introduce bossa nova-inflected jazz to the United States, died March 6 at Anne Arundel Medical Center from injuries suffered in a car accident that...
  • 'House of Cards' brings Hollywood to Harford County

    'House of Cards' brings Hollywood to Harford County
    Being on TV is nothing new for Baltimore. Think of the recent political dramas like "Game Change" and "VEEP" or earlier crime shows like "Homicide" and"The Wire." But what's going on within a five-acre area of production offices and massive warehouses...
  • Kevin Costner forges new frontiers with Modern West

    Kevin Costner forges new frontiers with Modern West
    Kevin Costner, a superstar for two dozen years, hasn't had a big film hit in years. But overseas and out of camera sight, he's been renewing connections with international fans — as a singer. Releasing CDs in Europe while performing on three...
  • Centennial graduate returns to open for Kevin Costner band

    Centennial graduate returns to open for Kevin Costner band
    Sara Beck knows that people are curious. The Nashville based singer-songwriter, currently on tour with Kevin Costner's band Modern West, is used to being asked the question. "People want to know if he's actually any good," says Beck of the Oscar...
  • 'The Help' gets a big boost from Viola Davis

    'The Help' gets a big boost from Viola Davis
    A face can make a movie work. As a black maid employed by a white family in Mississippi in 1963, Viola Davis has such a quietly intense face that it says all that needs to be said in "The Help." Having grown up under Jim Crow laws, this maid named...
  • Video: 10 lessons learned from the 'J. Edgar' movie trailer

    Video: 10 lessons learned from the 'J. Edgar' movie trailer
    Clint Eastwood's latest film, "J. Edgar," due out Nov. 9, is a biopic on FBI director J. Edgar Hoover (played by Leonardo DiCaprio). Here's what the film's trailer revealed. 1. Leonardo DiCaprio loves him some accents: He's done Boston ("The Departed")...
  • Chinese ballet finds 'Art' on a more modern footing

    Chinese ballet finds 'Art' on a more modern footing
    Someone once said that ballet and modern dance would merge when a contemporary dancer donned toe shoes and ballerinas went barefoot. Well, that did happen in an Alvin Ailey piece years ago, and it was evident again last week in the dance kickoff of...