| Nov 24, 2011
| 6:01 AM
Toby's Dinner Theatre of Columbia is offering what has become a seasonal favorite — Irving Berlin's "White Christmas, The Musical" in evening and matinee performances through Jan. 8.
Not just another holiday show, "White Christmas, The Musical"...
| Nov 30, 2011
| 12:37 PM
"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....
| Dec 14, 2011
| 5:44 AM
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?' "...
| Dec 15, 2011
| 9:11 AM
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...
| Dec 25, 2011
Irving Berlin wrote "White Christmas," one of the biggest-selling songs of all time, with tongue planted firmly in cheek. Although the wistful tune soothed homesick soldiers in such God-awful places as Guadalcanal more than half a century ago, and no...
| Nov 13, 2009
| 4:22 PM
Well kids, I'm Kevin Van Valkenburg, sports writer in my spare time, but Project Runway blogger at heart. And as my favorite cheesy Swedish heavy metal band, Europe, would say...It's the final countdown! (Da da da daaaaa! Da da da......
| Sep 30, 2013
| 6:30 AM
Dear Fellow Fan,
It was wholly a pleasure to get your video of Kate Smith singing "God Bless America" as only she could -- and did. It rekindled childhood memories of listening to the Kate Smith radio show every schoolday morning at 9 in Miss Hinkle's...
| Dec 30, 2012
| 12:10 PM
Sir Richard Rodney Bennett, a prolific British composer, arranger and pianist whose film scores were nominated three times for Academy Awards, has died in New York City. He was 76.
Bennett died Dec. 24 after a brief illness, his publisher Novello & Co...
| Nov 5, 2012
| 9:08 AM
The Evanston-based Light Opera Works has announced its 2013 season of shows.
For its summer season at Cahn Auditorium on the campus of Northwestern University, Light Opera Works will stage W.S. Gilbert and Arthur Sullivan's "H.M.S. Pinafore" (opening...
| Aug 21, 2012
| 7:30 AM
Apparently confronted by a plethora of riches in the past season of Chicago theater, the Joseph Jefferson Awards Committee offered up not the traditional four or five nominees one finds at the Tony Awards, for instance, but a bevy of nominees for its...
| Dec 7, 2012
| 4:26 AM
In the late 1950s and early ’60s, Neil Sedaka was a teen idol, singing pop hits such as “Oh! Carol,” “Calendar Girl” and “Happy Birthday Sweet 16.” Fifteen years later, in the mid-1970s, he re-emerged as an...
| Dec 6, 2012
Festival in Lights — Friday, Dec. 7, 4 p.m. to 6:30 p.m. Memorial Park, 1301 Foothill Blvd. The La Cañada Flintridge Chamber of Commerce and Community Assn. presents the 18th annual Festival in Lights featuring Mr. and Mrs. Santa Claus,...