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  • Touch a truck, explore wildlife this weekend in Laurel

    Catch one of only three performances of "The Vagina Monologues" this weekend, Friday, Oct. 12, 8 p.m.; Saturday, Oct. 13, 8 p.m.; and Sunday, Oct. 14, 2 p.m., at the Laurel Mill Playhouse, 508 Main St. This whirlwind tour of a forbidden zone is funny,...
  • Kennedy Center play explores racism and the Nat King Cole television show

    On Nov. 5, 1956, the American network television audience was graced with the soothing, rich and perfect-pitch baritone voice of one of the first African Americans to have his own variety series program. The "Nat King Cole Show" debuted that day on NBC at...
  • Perry Hall musician keeps Zim Zemarel's Big Band sound alive

     Perry Hall musician keeps Zim Zemarel's Big Band sound alive
    It takes a Big Band sound to battle the disco, punk, thrash rock, heavy metal and country-pop now dominating national soundtracks. But that's exactly what the Zim Zemarel Band has done in the greater Baltimore area for the better part of 50 years. And...
  • Ginny Mancini gives back to the music that nurtured her

     Ginny Mancini gives back to the music that nurtured her
    Ginny Mancini gets lots of solicitations delivered to her Westwood home, thanks to her many decades of philanthropy. But regrettably, she said, she can't answer every plea for help. She's 90 years old, after all, and everyone has to slow down at some...
  • In days after D-Day, Lehigh Valley prayed

    This article was originally published in June 1994 for the 50th anniversary of D-Day. At 12:32 a.m. on June 6, 1944, the sixth year of World War II, most  residents of the Lehigh Valley were probably sleeping, or trying to sleep. At the...
  • Mickey Rooney Appreciation: Noir Films Showed He Was More Than a Teen Star

    From 1937 to 1946, Mickey Rooney played clean-cut, wide-eyed Midwestern teenager Andy Hardy 15 times in a series of films that proved instrumental (along with his Judy Garland musicals) in making him one of the most popular movie stars of his era. They...
  • Blame or thank Jimmy Webb for that song

    Blame or thank Jimmy Webb for that song
    To tweak a time-honored line from Charles Dickens, it's the best of songs and the worst of songs. Pop music is full of love-it-or-hate-it milestones, but perhaps no work has inspired more polarized reactions than "MacArthur Park," the seven-minute mini-...
  • Pianist Mike Garson debuts 'Symphonic Suite for Healing'

    Pianist Mike Garson debuts 'Symphonic Suite for Healing'
    Mike Garson obviously takes the piano very seriously, but he can chuckle over some of the contradictory paths that a versatile mastery of the keys has led him down. Maybe the unlikeliest of all is the one he's embarking on Saturday at Segerstrom Concert...
  • 'Star Wars' Musical Supervisor Lionel Newman Gets Fox Building in his Name

    Building 222 at 20th Century-Fox will be named after longtime Fox music executive Lionel Newman at a dedication ceremony on Nov. 21 at the Pico lot. Composer John Williams, who worked with Newman during the 1960s and 1970s -- first on such TV series as...
  • Paul Smith dies at 91; jazz pianist, arranger, composer

    Paul Smith dies at 91; jazz pianist, arranger, composer
    Paul Smith, a jazz pianist, arranger-composer and music director for stars such as Sammy Davis Jr., Anita O'Day, Mel Torme, Ella Fitzgerald, Doris Day, the Andrews Sisters, Sarah Vaughan and Rosemary Clooney, has died. He was 91. Smith died of heart...
  • Reinhold Weege dies at 62; creator of TV hit 'Night Court'

    Reinhold Weege dies at 62; creator of TV hit 'Night Court'
    Reinhold Weege, who created the popular Emmy-winning sitcom "Night Court" about an often-anarchic, after-hours New York courtroom and its cast of memorably loony characters, has died. He was 62. Weege, who also wrote and co-produced the television...
  • 'Blue Jasmine': The strange history of the tune 'Blue Moon'

    'Blue Jasmine': The strange history of the tune 'Blue Moon'
    “Blue moon, You saw me standing alone Without a dream in my heart Without a love of my own” The Lorenz Hart-Richard Rodgers romantic standard “Blue Moon” plays a significant role in Woody Allen’s new drama “Blue...