| Jan 15, 2013
| 11:15 AM
Growing up in Rocky Mount, Va., Myxolydia Tyler loved watching local theater company Jack Tale Players. "I was in awe of how they told stories, and then I saw 'A Raisin in the Sun' on a high school theater trip, and that began my love affair with theater....
| Jan 17, 2013
| 5:34 AM
Oh, "American Idol" Season 12. Where else would the show premiere but in "The City That Never Sleeps," and New York offered up its biggest and brightest budding stars.
Enter the judges: Randy Jackson, country heartthrob Keith Urban and the two "ladies"...
| Mar 19, 2012
| 4:33 PM
It's a post-apocalyptic world where teens from across the continent have to hunt one another down in a televised spectacle that's mandatory viewing for the masses.
Sounds like"American Idol,"but actually, it's"The Hunger Games"— the popular book...
| Mar 27, 2012
| 5:16 PM
The nine young adult performers who participated in the Howard County Arts Council's Rising Star competition all deserve to be considered winners, but only one of them went home with the $5,000 first prize. It was awarded to Samantha McEwen at the 15th...
| Apr 12, 2012
| 2:20 PM
Atlantic City, N.J.
Guests can make reservations for overnight stays at the new Revel beachfront destination on the Atlantic City Boardwalk. The 20-acre, $2.4 billion casino resort is open for an eight-week preview through May 24. Guests can enjoy...
| Mar 22, 2012
| 11:48 AM
Four vocalists, three instrumentalists, two dancers. That's the field competing this year for the title of Howard County's Rising Star, an honor bestowed annually at the "Celebration of the Arts in Howard County." This year's gala, Saturday, March 24 in...
| Dec 28, 2011
| 1:09 PM
It has been a great first few months for b's TV Lust blog. You've responded enthusiastically to our array of TV recaps. So enthusiastically, in fact, that we're expanding our coverage.
On TV Lust, you've been able to spend the week catching up on shows...
| Sep 9, 2012
| 1:56 PM
Christiane Amanpour was spotted Friday by our own Hilary Phelps at Bar Boulud, a restaurant near Lincoln Center frequented by New York Fashion Week attendees. The veteran journo was eating soup and sipping on what appeared to be a pink grapefruit...
| Jun 15, 2012
| 2:54 PM
It's entirely possible that one of the august and influential guest curators for "Public Property," the summer exhibit opening Sunday at the Walters Art Museum, was none other than your plumber. Ditto for your postal carrier and your daughter's softball...
| Oct 15, 2012
| 3:06 PM
"I wasn't sure if I was going to make it through the first audition," said Kiessence Polk, smiling on a stage overlooking the downtown Columbia lakefront Sunday afternoon.
Polk, a 17-year-old senior at Long Reach High School, had just been named the...
| Jan 16, 2012
| 10:13 AM
Plan your week with our guide to everything going on through 1/22.
MOVIES OPENING (Friday)
A Dangerous Method
Extremely Loud & Incredibly Close
Alcatraz (series premiere; 8 p.m.; Fox)
| Oct 16, 2012
| 10:11 AM
Oh boy. Tonight's the night we get Paula Abdul as a guest judge. She always annoyed me on American Idol - will I find her less tiresome here? I don't doubt her credibility, she's arguably more a dancer than a singer.
During the staircase introductions:...