| Mar 8, 2014
A down-to-earth guy from a working-class city is determined to succeed in a tough business. Punching above his weight, he beats the odds and makes it into the ring, cheered on by a crowd that includes a woman who shares his modest roots and encourages his...
| Jan 27, 2014
| 5:37 AM
The 2014-2015 lineup presented by Broadway Across America at the Hippodrome does not boast blockbusters on the order of this season's "The Book of Mormon." But it will offer several recent Tony Award winners, a couple of dirty dancers and a famous...
| Nov 26, 2013
| 6:00 AM
If you like musicals packed with songs delivered by a vibrant cast boasting a certified star at the helm, all surrounded by cool stagecraft, then hasten to the National Theatre for the pre-Broadway tryout of “If/Then.”
If you’re more...
| Sep 30, 2013
| 10:55 AM
Smiling, Christina Denny took the stage with the 52 other hopefuls in preparation for the Miss America competition earlier this month.
Flanked by towering entrants, the 5-foot-6-inch Owings Mills native performed fast-paced choreography with precision....
| Sep 16, 2013
| 4:23 PM
Miss Maryland Christina Denny is proud of her Top 10 finish at last night's Miss America Pageant in Atlantic City, where she was among the finalists who participated in talent, evening gown and swimsuit categories.
"I was just so excited," Denny...
| Sep 4, 2013
| 3:05 AM
Growing up in Howard County, Caroline Bowman often fantasized about what it would be like to star in a Broadway musical.
On an October afternoon in Manhattan in 2011, she came one step closer to finding out.
"My cellphone rang and it was the casting...
| Jul 18, 2013
| 10:40 AM
At age 22, Colin Parker is obsessed with storybook characters. He also spends most of his waking hours thinking about a green-skinned ogre and his wise-cracking donkey sidekick, as well as a diminutive lord who yearns to be king.
Parker, a 2009...
| Mar 19, 2013
| 8:20 AM
Besides honoring veterans of the local arts scene, the Howard County Arts Council's Celebration of the Arts at Howard Community College's Smith Theatre on Saturday, March 23, also honors young performers who are just starting out. Its Rising Stars...
| Apr 4, 2012
| 6:11 AM
In 2003, the twice-Oscar-nominated actor Ed Norton, known for his intensity in films including “Fight Club” and “The Incredible Hulk,” sat down for an interview with James Lipton, host of the Bravo television show “Inside the...
| Nov 10, 2012
| 11:08 AM
Patty Snodgrass had qualified to run in her first New York City Marathon three years ago, but injuries derailed the retired U.S. Treasury Department employee from fulfilling that dream. She was going to use what is essentially a rain check from the New...
| Oct 5, 2012
| 4:30 AM
She emerged from the womb "like a froggy, ferny cabbage." Some folks never did get over the shock of seeing the artichoke-colored baby, who grew up to be a fearsome threat to a girl from Kansas ... and her little dog, too.
That green-skinned character...
| Nov 2, 2012
| 12:24 PM
It turns out Mary Alice Yeskey of Charm City Cakes is a big "musical theater nerd."
The "Ace of Cakes" star had stars in her eyes on Thursday when she presented the company of "Wicked" with an "Ozmopolitan" cake before Thursday night's performance at the...