| Feb 4, 2013
| 9:30 AM
More than 300 students from drama classes around Harford County gathered in the Amoss Center at Harford Technical High School Jan. 30 for the annual HCPS Dramafest.
This event, sponsored through the school system's English/Language Arts Department,...
| Apr 4, 2013
| 7:10 AM
The middle of the week was so exciting that I forgot all about Midweek Madness, making your favorite blog featurette in all the world a wee bit late. Do forgive.
Since Placido Domingto is in the news these days -- he has been at the Met, performing in...
| Jun 4, 2012
| 5:39 AM
She isn't quite 5 feet tall, but Kristin Chenoweth has achieved uncommon stature in show business, thanks to consistently sizzling performances on Broadway, including an indelible portrayal of Glinda in "Wicked"that earned her a Tony nomination, and...
| Feb 17, 2012
| 1:25 PM
The new Disney presentation, "The Secret World of Arrietty," an animated feature from Studio Ghibli, promises to give new life to a classic children's book series that dates back to the early 1950s.
The movie is adapted from Mary Norton's "The Borrowers,...
| Sep 8, 2011
| 11:17 AM
In live theater, self-consciousness is contagious. When it begins in the text, the playwright gives it to the director, the director passes it to the actors, and the actors infect the audience. An hour or so after the curtain rises, everyone is...
| Oct 11, 2011
| 12:43 PM
With a few shards of glass, tile and other discarded bits, Loring Cornish can re-create his world into a shimmering mosaic wonderland.
After growing up in Reservoir Hill and studying at Morgan State University, he has established himself as an artist,...
| Jul 23, 2008
| 1:29 PM
A moment of silence, please, for comedic actor Harvey Korman, who died yesterday at age 81. I spent most of last night on YouTube, checking out old clips of his appearances with Tim Conway on The Carol Burnett Show. When......
| Apr 29, 2004
In sweeps, size matters. The ratings periods are all about drawing the biggest crowds to shows hyped as events.
Although few programs warrant the buildup, broadcast executives merrily brag about their results anyway. Ultimately, the four-week sweeps...
| Jun 22, 2014
| 4:25 PM
Anybody with a microphone seemed eager to commemorate some milestone or another at the opening night concert at the Hollywood Bowl.
The actress Taraji P. Henson told the crowd that the Hollywood Bowl Hall of Fame -- which inducted Kristin Chenoweth, the...
| Mar 27, 2013
Fay Kanin, an Oscar-nominated screenwriter for the 1958 Clark Gable-Doris Day comedy "Teacher's Pet" and former president of the Academy of Motion Picture Arts and Sciences, died Wednesday. She was 95.
In a writing career that spanned more than four...
| Jan 4, 2013
| 4:33 PM
Insane City by Dave Barry (Putnam) The Pulitzer Prize-winning humorist's first solo adult novel in more than a decade is a typically absurdist comic story about everything — and then some — that goes wrong for Seth and his friends en...
| Mar 25, 2013
| 10:00 AM
The program schedule for the Los Angeles Times Festival of Books was released Monday morning. The schedule, which is online, includes the complete list of author appearances and special events during the Festival of Books, April 20-21, on the campus of...