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Cole Porter

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  • Good riddance to a disappointing year

    Good riddance to a disappointing year
    Dear Year 2011: Goodbye and good riddance. Don't let the door hit you in the behind on your way out. Or, rather, let it hit you. You deserve it. How bad have you been? Let me count the ways: •The economy has been a nightmare. For all the new...
  • On Theater: 'Can-Can' kicks up its heels at Playhouse

    Cole Porter wrote a plethora of hit songs in his day and also found time to score several Broadway shows, such as "Anything Goes" and "Kiss Me, Kate," which have been revived locally on occasion. One Porter musical that's been absent from local stages is...
  • Senior travel: 'Is the drinking water safe in Bongo Bongo?'

    Senior travel: 'Is the drinking water safe in Bongo Bongo?'
    Prospective travelers to that fictitious country and many real ones often ask that question, with good reason. A slip as minor as a sip of tap water in Mexico can lead to days of misery. On the other hand, bottled water often costs more than wine, so...
  • Columbia Arts Council offering art camp through Aug. 19

    Listings are accepted on a space-available basis. Events must be open to the public, and priority will be given to those in Howard County. Items typically appear two weeks prior to the date included in the listing if sent far enough in advance. Deadline...
  • Why we love torch songs

    Why we love torch songs
    We’ve all been there: She (he) doesn’t know you exist. She (he) dumped you for someone else. She (he) ruined your life (or at least a few months of it). The experience is universal, but the ability to articulate it is more elusive –...
  • Music's literary side

    Music's literary side
    During the Los Angeles Times Festival of Books, singer-songwriter Joe Henry participated in a panel on the connection between music and the written word. For our summer reading issue, we asked Henry to elaborate on this question and to write about how...
  • 'Avenue Q' can really grow on you

    'Avenue Q' can really grow on you
    SAN DIEGO — If the words "Children's Television Workshop" light up old neural centers in your brain, consider yourself in the right demographic for "Avenue Q," the diverting Tony-winning musical that lends a new twist to the familiar "Sesame Street"...
  • TV exec turns back the clock to stage '9 to 5'

    TV exec turns back the clock to stage '9 to 5'
    In many ways, the first act of "9 to 5: The Musical" played out 35 years ago at a Catholic high school in a small Midwestern city better known for churning out screws than producing titans of stage and screen. Surrounded by cornfields, the middle-class...
  • The accordion holds a lofty place

    The accordion holds a lofty place
    MOST people think of the accordion, if they think of it at all, as a social instrument, wheezing out polkas and folk tunes. The sound of it brings to mind French cafes, Mexican plazas, German beer gardens, Argentine nightclubs. Nick Ariondo, perhaps the...
  • Amy Gerstler's message: Be not afraid

    Amy Gerstler's message: Be not afraid
    It's not unusual for Amy Gerstler to trip down the street from her house to mine bearing gifts: a ripe avocado, a jar of martini olives, an article of interest, a plastic Cupid the length of my thumbnail. Today, she meets me outside with a book she...
  • Cesare Siepi dies at 87; Italian bass singer known for roles as Don Giovanni, Figaro

    Cesare Siepi dies at 87; Italian bass singer known for roles as Don Giovanni, Figaro
    Cesare Siepi, the celebrated Italian bass singer who won over audiences worldwide in signature roles such as Don Giovanni and Figaro in "The Marriage of Figaro," has died. He was 87. The opera singer died Monday at Piedmont Hospital in Atlanta, said...