Johnny Dark, who was the voice of WCAO radio during the rock-and-roll era of the 1960s and was master of ceremonies for the Beatles 1964 Baltimore appearance, died of complications of cancer and a blood clot early Thursday at the Johns Hopkins Hospital. The Reisterstown resident was 82.
What's in a name? Plenty, it turns out. Obviously, there are many reasons that cause people to change their names: Immigrants want to blend in, celebrities want to stand out, women want to get the same opportunities as men. Would Cary Grant and Tony Curtis still have been heart throbs as, respectively, Archibald Leach and Bernie Schwartz?
Not every play strives to deliver profound insights into the human condition. Marc Camoletti's "Boeing Boeing" only seeks to prove that the human condition is silly. Judging from the laughter at the Rep Stage production, the audience gets the point.