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  • Happenstance Theater to make Baltimore debut

    Happenstance Theater to make Baltimore debut
    If you happen upon Happenstance Theater during the next few weeks, count on some good old-fashioned entertainment. The ensemble makes its local debut at the Baltimore Theatre Project with two family-friendly shows celebrating vintage circuses and clowns....
  • Lary Lewman, actor

    Lary Lewman, actor
    Lary Lewman, an actor who delighted baby boomers as television's Pete the Pirate and later became the recorded voice of national Democratic presidential campaign advertisements, died of complications for Parkinson's disease Thursday at his Clarksville...
  • Big shows coming to new venue

    Big shows coming to new venue
    Long runs of two long-awaited shows - Baltimore's first engagement of Andrew Lloyd Webber's The Phantom of the Opera and the Mid-Atlantic premiere of Disney's The Lion King - will highlight a musical-laden 2004-2005 subscription season at the Hippodrome...
  • Miller Symphony Hall in Allentown redoing its view from the top

     
    Several of the original narrow, wooden seats in the balcony at Allentown’s Miller Symphony Hall have a curious feature: wire racks underneath for men to store their hats. That was convenient shortly after the turn of the 20th century, when......
  • Luxury apartment tower planned at Columbia Square

    Luxury apartment tower planned at Columbia Square
    The 1950s television home of George Burns and Gracie Allen is getting a long-overdue upgrade as part of a $390-million development featuring a sleek new 20-story luxury apartment tower in the heart of Hollywood. The revival of the legendary headquarters...
  • Jack Benny was the everyman with uncanny timing

    Jack Benny was the everyman with uncanny timing
    Bob Hope was the wisecracker. Milton Berle was a clown. George Burns and Gracie Allen were farceurs of domestic life. And Jack Benny was the "Everyman" comedian. For nearly half-a-century, Benny kept audiences in stitches with his alter-ego of a vain...
  • Bawdy pleasures of vaudeville celebrated in Siskel fest

    Bawdy pleasures of vaudeville celebrated in Siskel fest
    On YouTube, the 21st century version of vaudeville, a mess of huge talents and no-talents, new faces and "New Faces of 1952" alike, fill out a single, enormous bill for our diversionary pleasure and advertisers' prospective profits. People used to go...
  • DVD Review: 'Halloween' is thin on extras but still shocking

    DVD Review: 'Halloween' is thin on extras but still shocking
    At the end of its initial run, back in 1978, John Carpenter's “Halloween” became the most profitable film of all time — not in absolute dollars, but in terms of return on investment. Its domestic gross was more than 100 times its cost....
  • Zachary Knighton, Steven Strait to Star in 'Hot' (EXCLUSIVE)

    Zachary Knighton ("Happy Endings") and Steven Strait ("Magic City") are heading for the apocalypse in "Hot," starring in the indie feature from Caliber Media and Glydascope Inc. Shoot is starting this week in Los Angeles. Victor Warren will make his...
  • Ebert and Siskel: Partners shared unique relationship

    This is a feature story from 1999. At the time, Sid Smith was a Tribune Arts Critic.   On the day of Gene Siskel's funeral, Time magazine film critic Richard Schickel suggested that the on-air chemistry between Siskel and Roger Ebert defied analysis....
  • 4/3-7/13 Eisemann Center Presents Say Goodnight Gracie

    organization: Eisemann Center Presents Say Goodnight Gracie date: 4/3-7/13 address: 2351 Performance Dr. Richardson, TX 75082 SAY GOODNIGHT GRACIE ViewPoint Bank Theatre Comedy Series Wed., Apr. 3, 2013 at 8:00 pm; Thu., Apr. 4, 2013 at 8:00 pm; Fri.,...
  • Sue Mengers dies at 79; top talent agent

    Sue Mengers dies at 79; top talent agent
    Sue Mengers, an unapologetically brash talent agent who blazed a path for women in Hollywood and represented some of its biggest stars, died Saturday night at her Beverly Hills home after a long illness. She was 79. For two decades, Mengers was one of...