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Anyone interested in time travel need not settle for an episode of “Dr. Who.” You can be whisked back to the 1950s in a flash just by catching the production of “Irving Berlin’s White Christmas” at the Kennedy Center. You...
Tags: Holidays, Rosemary Clooney, Bing Crosby, Music Industry, Theater
Some might see an odd destiny — if not exactly Jerry Garcia’s “long strange trip” — in the formation of the 3-year-old Jazz Docs band. Its five members form a sort of Venn diagram — with Ellicott City dentist Hank...
Toby's Dinner Theatre of Columbia often delivers the unexpected — even in a show called "Hot Nostalgia II," billed as "an original musical review." It's all that and more, featuring a kaleidoscope of musical moments from the 1920s through the...
Tags: The Beach Boys, Frank Sinatra, Bing Crosby, David James, Dance
The holiday season wouldn't be the holiday season without colorful music and dance events. And, just as department stores break out the Christmas decorations earlier and earlier, some performing arts organizations get into the swing before Thanksgiving....
"He's not so good in a crowd, but when you get him alone, you'd be surprised" -- Irving Berlin, "You'd Be Surprised" Nucky Thompson's new de facto mantra, "you can't be half a gangster," seems to be applying more and more to "Boardwalk Empire" as a show....
Sometimes it's the lyrics and not the music that set a song apart. For the Ellicott City-based ShowTime Singers, one of the most challenging musical numbers they've performed was "America the Beautiful" — when they sang it in Mandarin for a Chinese...
Tags: Clarksville, Festive Events, Concerts, Ellicott City, Sociology
In the 1962 Howard Lindsay-Russel Crouse-Irving Berlin Broadway musical, "Mr. President," one of the songs in the production is titled "The Secret Service," which begins, "The Secret Service makes me nervous ..." If allegations are true that at least...
"Irving Berlin's White Christmas" is a nostalgia-laced ticket to simpler times, so consider it a gift from Toby Orenstein to your family this holiday. Here is basically the same show and cast that had audiences at Toby's-Baltimore cheering back in 2009....
Tags: Paramount Pictures, Holidays, Rosemary Clooney, Theft, Concerts
Sol Goodman, a retired auto leasing and sales executive who wrote poetry that spoke of the joys of living in Baltimore, died of kidney failure Feb. 18 at Sunrise Senior Living in Pikesville. The longtime Mount Vernon resident was 88. Born in Baltimore...
It's the tale of famous gunslinger Annie Oakley and fellow sharpshooter Frank Butler. Putting aside their competitive differences, the two fall in love. "Annie Get Your Gun" first premiered on Broadway in 1946, with a major motion picture in 1950, then...
Tags: Holidays, Annie Oakley, Concerts, Teaching and Learning, Theater
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...
When Rabbi Susan Grossman's son was much younger, he noticed that a movie theater had put up a large Christmas tree and a comparably little menorah. "He turned to me and said, 'How come the tree is so big, and how come the menorah is so small?' "...
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