| Jan 31, 2012
| 4:35 PM
When the Columbia-based theater company Silhouette Stages does a Cabaret Night several times a year at Slayton House, audiences know that the singing, dancing, stand-up comedy and magic acts establish a direct and casual connection with them.
| Feb 1, 2012
| 7:30 PM
As we head into the sixth audition city, one wonders, "When is the freakin' Hollywood round?"
Sorry to start on a negative note -- the auditions just seem never ending. What with the good ones just OK (I miss being blown away, i.e. Paris Bennett), and...
| Sep 12, 2012
| 9:11 AM
I typically try not to write about controversial or possibly upsetting topics in these columns simply because I feel like I do that enough in the other stories I write.
This time, however, what's been on my mind lately and what I actually want to talk...
| Sep 14, 2012
| 6:31 AM
Before we get going, here's a semi-spoiler alert: William Close and his earth harp did not win "America's Got Talent." I held off trying to predict winners the whole time I've been doing this and last night, I got a little confident, told everybody...
| Sep 20, 2012
| 11:39 AM
Looking out at a sea of law enforcement officials attending their second Harford County Sheriff's Office funeral in a week, Sheriff Jesse Bane wondered Wednesday about the toll their line of work takes on them and their loved ones.
"One only had to...
| Sep 26, 2012
| 10:15 AM
Lady Gaga was slammed on the internet this week after adding 25 pounds to her normally svelte figure and is fighting back by promoting people's right to a positive body self image.
The popular singer started a "Body Revolution" campaign on her website...
| Jul 19, 2012
| 4:38 AM
The first eliminations: 20 dancers enter, 16 leave -- or four dancers leave, however you'd like to put it.
The six dancers with the least support from the voting audience, will be at risk tonight. The judges will save one boy and one girl from the long...
| Feb 8, 2012
Welcome to the Adele show. Just as she dominated radio this past year, Adele will likely walk away with a handful of shiny gramophones on Sunday night (8 p.m., WJZ/CBS). But this is show business - there are no guarantees (except that host LL Cool J...
| Feb 13, 2012
| 7:23 PM
Another week of blind auditions on NBC’s “The Voice,” and another two hours to boil down into a single blog post. A nice change of pace this week for the audience: Instead of clipped montages of contestants who didn’t make the...
| Aug 1, 2012
| 3:01 AM
Friday night after Friday night, in the summer, they dance.
"They" can range anywhere from a dozen, as was the size of the group Friday, July 27, to nearly 50, and they dance under the People Tree, on the waterfront at Lake Kittamaqundi in Columbia.
| Aug 2, 2012
| 3:32 AM
Episode two starts off right to the point -- there will be no quickfire this week, we have no time for such nonsense! Right to the elimination challenge, which, if you watched last week's preview (or saw the title of this episode), is no surprise. ...
| Nov 5, 2012
| 5:28 PM
After months of being bombarded by slick advertising, celebrity endorsements and candidate pleas, Maryland voters will go to the polls today — in large numbers, according to one estimate — to have the final word.
At stake is the outcome of...