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  • 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...
  • Fairness for Eastern Shore chicken farmers

    Within the poultry industry, company dealings with the farmers they contract with have been one-sided for at least the past 20 years. It's been a long, hard battle for contract farmers to try to gain any fairness in that relationship; I can't count the...
  • With 'Jamesy Boy,' Annapolis brothers ready to take on Hollywood

    With 'Jamesy Boy,' Annapolis brothers ready to take on Hollywood
    Growing up in Annapolis, Tim and Trevor White were hardly inseparable. Each brother had his own set of friends and pursued his own interests: Trevor discovered a passion for film early on, while Tim seemed more adrift. But recently, a shared commitment...
  • Giving Steve Carell the boot in 'Crazy, Stupid, Love'

    Both have already given at "The Office," but Steve Carell and Jenna Fischer have more to offer movie-lovers in the digital domain this month. Carell's romantic comedy "Crazy, Stupid, Love" and Fischer's single-mom drama "A Little Help" arrive separately...
  • Breakouts

    Michael Fassbender, 'Shame' and 'A Dangerous Method' You likely first saw Michael Fassbender as the cheeky Lt. Archie Cox in "Inglorious Basterds" or as Erik Lehnsherr/Magneto in this summer's "X-Men: First Class." But it's the latter part of this year...
  • Catonsville resident closing out term as president of national group of audiologists and speech pathologists

    Catonsville resident closing out term as president of national group of audiologists and speech pathologists
    On Nov. 17, Paul Rao will stand at a podium in front of about 3,000 people in San Diego and give a 20-minute speech that signals the beginning of the end of his one-year term as president. The Catonsville resident said he won't have butterflies. Rao...
  • 'Diner' cast and crew re-uniting in Baltimore

    'Diner' cast and crew re-uniting in Baltimore
    Director Barry Levinson and cast members from his breakthrough 1982 hit "Diner" will re-unite in Baltimore next month for conversations and screenings in celebration of the film's 30th anniversary. The centerpiece of the celebration will be a Dec. 10...
  • Brian Sher's determined journey from the William Morris mailroom to 'Boss'

    Brian Sher's determined journey from the William Morris mailroom to 'Boss'
    A decade after graduating from Baltimore’s Gilman School, some alumni might be vaulting up the ladder in careers as executives or politicians. But Brian Sher, Class of ‘86, was looking at the lowest rung — starting out as a trainee in...
  • Angela Tiburzi, seamstress

    Angela Tiburzi, seamstress
    Angela Tiburzi, who made men's suits for four decades, died of cancer April 25 at the Stella Maris Hospice. She was 86 and lived in Rosedale. Born Angela DiMarco in Baltimore and raised on Highlandtown's Eaton Street, she attended Our Lady of Pompei...