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  • A reunion to remember

    A reunion to remember
    It took 62 years to happen but the Class of 1949 of Havre de Grace Colored High School finally had an official reunion earlier this month. The reunion brought eight of the surviving members together at Bulle Rock's Red Room on Aug. 7. Pat Cole, whose...
  • Seniors' talents have Cow Palace shaking

    Seniors' talents have Cow Palace shaking
    One singer crooned like Sinatra. One twanged in true Conway Twitty style and another gave a credible gravel-voiced impression of Louis Armstrong. And, of course, an Elvis entered the Cow Palace at the Maryland State Fairgrounds in Timonium with a guitar...
  • Film helps African-Americans remember a lively Carr's Beach

    Film helps African-Americans remember a lively Carr's Beach
    Decades ago, a trip to segregated Ocean City presented far too many challenges for African-American families. Instead they went to a sandy peninsula near Annapolis, known as "the beach," for a day's outing. Carr's Beach — its proper name —...
  • Engaged: Emily Farbman and Ross Taylor

    Engaged: Emily Farbman and Ross Taylor
    Wedding Day: August 25, 2012 Her story: Emily Farbman, 25, grew up in Owings Mills. She lives in Canton and is in her fourth year of the audiology doctoral program at Towson University. Her father, Howard Farbman, is president of American Lumber Corp....
  • SONiA of Disappear Fear

    Hometown: Baltimore Current members: SONiA Rutstein Founded in: 1988 Style: Folk and acoustic pop Influenced by: Phil Ochs; Louis Armstrong, Stevie Wonder Notable: SONiA recently reconstituted her band Disappear Fear (same name, new members), and...
  • Teams in New Orleans begin their grisly search

    NEW ORLEANS -- Rescue teams searched swamped street after street, house to house yesterday for those still living in this devastated city, as the U.S. health and human services secretary estimated that Hurricane Katrina and the flood that followed...
  • Bush vows 'huge' aid effort in 2nd Gulf Coast visit

    NEW ORLEANS - As rescuers intensified their search yesterday for survivors and bodies in New Orleans and across the Gulf Coast, President Bush returned to the stricken area to thank relief workers and pledge a "huge effort" to help the region recover from...
  • Dave Brubeck: A jazz icon who reached a massive audience

    Dave Brubeck: A jazz icon who reached a massive audience
    Dave Brubeck changed the sound of jazz in profound ways, unexpectedly becoming something of a pop star in the process. Starting in the mid-1950s, in fact, he emerged as a symbol of jazz in America, and well beyond, gracing the cover of Time magazine...
  • Long Wharf's "Satchmo at the Waldorf" Extends Run

    Long Wharf's "Satchmo at the Waldorf" Extends Run
    New Haven's Long Wharf Theatre is extending its production of Terry Teachout's "Satchmo at the Waldorf." The one-actor show is directed by Gordon Edelstein, and stars John Douglas Thompson as legendary jazzman Louis Armstrong. The theater is extending...
  • Elections Throw Wrench In Some Theater Programming

    Elections Throw Wrench In Some Theater Programming
    For many Connecticut theatergoers, the best show around during a presidential election is not on local stages -- which may account for some disappointing box office figures when expectations were higher for some shows. "Whenever there's a national...
  • 'Satchmo At the Waldorf' A Solid, Engaging Portrait

    'Satchmo At the Waldorf' A Solid, Engaging Portrait
    The show: "Satchmo at the Waldorf" at New Haven's Long Wharf Theatre First impressions: "People don't know me," says John Douglas Thompson, giving a masterful performance, at the beginning of Wall Street Journal drama critic Terry Teachout's one-actor...
  • Dave Brubeck dies at 91; jazz legend

    Dave Brubeck dies at 91; jazz legend
    In the strait-laced Eisenhower 1950s, Dave Brubeck seemed, on one hand, deeply conventional. He didn't drink, smoke or take drugs. He favored expressions like "baloney!" and "you bet" over ruder alternatives. He had a prodigious work ethic that had been...