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  • Appreciating Sid Caesar, the real father of TV sketch comedy

    Appreciating Sid Caesar, the real father of TV sketch comedy
    By now you probably know that comedian Sid Caesar died today at the age of 91.
  • Fanciful storm appellations

    Yesterday, I sent this message to the newsroom staff: We will not be using the word “Frankenstorm” in coverage of Hurricane Sandy, because the term trivializes a serious and potentially deadly event. It’s acceptable in direct quotes, but...

    'The Producers' scores high by aiming low

    'The Producers' scores high by aiming low
    Mel Brooks' "The Producers" is a good show about a bad show. Based on his own 1968 movie, this Tony Award-winning 2001 Broadway musical remains as cheerfully vulgar as ever in the entertaining production by Silhouette Stages. Where appalling taste is...

    Howard County Briefs

    'Godspell' Wilde Lake High School's theater department will present the musical based on the Gospel of Matthew at 7 p.m. Thursday-Saturday, March 7-9, at the Jim Rouse Theatre, 5460 Trumpeter Road in Columbia. Tickets are $12. Information: 410-313-6965....

    In 'Monty Python's Spamalot,' Wilde Lake graduate Adam Grabau finds a role he loves

    In 'Monty Python's Spamalot,' Wilde Lake graduate Adam Grabau finds a role he loves
    Adam Grabau's life may have turned out much differently if redistricting in Columbia hadn't prompted his transfer from Atholton High School. "I was in their JROTC program and I was pretty gung-ho about the military," the Howard County native says. "After...