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The Baltimore SunThe wristband caught his attention several times throughout a typical day. If he took a shower, the blue silicone bracelet stayed on. When he had basketball practice or a game, he moved it from his wrist to his ankle. Pictures of red, yellow and blue...
In 2000, the British film "Billy Elliot" generated a flurry of admiration on both sides of the Atlantic. Something about this story of an 11-year-old boy, who decides to study ballet even as it makes him a major oddity in his northern England mining town,...
The Hippodrome Theatre is largely defined by marquee Broadway shows, from "The Lion King" to "South Pacific." But starting Monday, the theater aims to be a hub for local arts groups, becoming much more than just a stopping-off spot for touring artists and...
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When I was offered an interview with London-born and American-based singer and actress Paulette Ivory, I looked forward to talking to her for two reasons. At one point in her career, she appeared in one of my favorite British shows, "EastEnders," and she'...
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With a staging as intricate as "The Lion King," the right personnel have to be backstage making everything click into place night after night. Bruce Paul Reik, a Milwaukee native who calls Baltimore home, is one of the puppet assistants on the national...
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Students at the Catonsville Education Center are among those from four Baltimore County public schools who will get to see a performance of "Disney's The Lion King" for free at the Hippodrome Theater Dec. 8. In addition to seeing the musical, fourth-...
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With the broad appeal of a fast-food chain — 54 million people served in 14 countries on five continents — "The Lion King" enjoys a mighty status on Broadway, where it's the seventh-longest-running musical and has packed them in since 1997....
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It was a great experience being arts editor in Howard County the past 25 years. This was a dream job for a guy like me and I can't believe I'm walking away from it this week with nary a kick nor a scream. I'll always treasure the opportunities the job...
"The Lion King" still roars. This 1997 Broadway musical is still running in New York. A touring version was a box office smash during a 14-week run at Baltimore's Hippodrome Theatre in 2005 and now the musical has returned for a month-long stay. Judging...
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The message of "The Lion King" is so counter to what we hear all day in the mass media that it's hard to believe the movie ever found an audience: Live up to your father's standards. Assume responsibility for your actions. Quit wallowing in guilt and...
If you want to get folks fired up about Renaissance theater, poking fun at William Shakespeare is one way to do it. The Chesapeake Shakespeare Company is doing that now with the second half of its ninth summer season, the parody "The Complete Works of...
The Lebanon Daily StarIt is a commonplace of this broad land that it resides overseas as much as it does within the borders the French drew for it. Naturally, the expatriate condition is shared by Lebanon's artists. The prototype for the expatriate Levantine artist was...
Tags: Artists, Levant, Roger Allers, Literature, Lebanon
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