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  • Sharon Randall: Remembering a Christmas that gave more than we received

    This is a Christmas story. I've told it before, but Christmas stories beg to be retold time and again, lest their truth be lost to anyone, especially the teller. Besides, Christmas stories are woven with a thread of magic that makes each new telling a...
  • Friday and Saturday: Crowded Kitchen's 'Tidings' at Zion's Reformed UCC

    Friday and Saturday: Crowded Kitchen's 'Tidings' at Zion's Reformed UCC
    If Christmas makes you feel somewhere between Santa and Scrooge, you might need some good tidings, like "Tidings: A Fractured Christmas Fable," presented by the Crowded Kitchen Players. This is the group's second show at Zion's Reformed UCC Church in...
  • Brisket, latkes and tzimmes: Hanukkah is here again

    It's all a matter of cause and effect. The cause is that in 164 BC, a group of Jews led by Judah Maccabee captured the former Jewish Temple in Jerusalem, which had been turned into a pagan shrine by brutal King Antiochus IV. The effect is that Jews...
  • Theme parks engage visitors through interactive technology

    It's no longer enough to entertain theme-park guests. You've got to make them part of the action. Interactive elements are becoming increasingly common and more sophisticated at theme parks. Visitors can use wands to light up hats and chandeliers,...
  • Nearly 100 years after Father Flanagan, Boys Town is still uplifting at-risk kids

    Nearly 100 years after Father Flanagan, Boys Town is still uplifting at-risk kids
    Surrounded by more Christmas decorations than they've ever seen, Bryan and Brandon Montayne are inside their new home trying to re-enact the lesson and the logo of Boys Town. On the logo is a picture of a boy carrying a younger boy on his back with the...
  • Learning Matters: Pageants can teach lessons outside of school

    Learning Matters: Pageants can teach lessons outside of school
    Last Saturday, I was at church for the opening rehearsal of the annual children’s Christmas pageant. I’ve spent the majority of my December Saturday mornings in this activity since our daughter’s first pageant appearance in the late...
  • Renee Rosen on 'What the Lady Wants'

    Renee Rosen on 'What the Lady Wants'
    As a little girl growing up in Akron, Ohio, Renée Rosen often visited Chicago with her mother, whose itinerary almost always included a stop at Marshall Field's. They would stroll the aisles, have lunch in the Walnut Room, and pick up a box of Frango...
  • Theater review: 'A Christmas Carol' from Orlando Shakespeare Theater

     Theater review: 'A Christmas Carol' from Orlando Shakespeare Theater
    The Ghost of Christmas Yet to Come knows how to make an entrance. In the Orlando Shakespeare Theater's production of "A Christmas Carol," devised by artistic director Jim Helsinger, the spectre looms mightily and mystically over Ebenezer Scrooge. Its...
  • Methodists resume series of Christmas sermons

    Pastor Elaine Cho continues her series of sermons about major players in the Christmas story during the 10:30 a.m. service this Sunday at La Cañada United Methodist Church. Child care and early elementary Sunday school are offered during the service....
  • Trans-Siberian Orchestra freshens its traveling spectacle

    Paul O'Neill, the creator, lyricist and composer behind the Trans-Siberian Orchestra, sees the group as having a little in common with Charles Dickens. "We never intended to do 'Christmas Eve and Other Stories' for 13 years in a row. It just kind of...
  • Crime Reporter To Talk At New Jewish Book Festival

    Crime Reporter To Talk At New Jewish Book Festival
    Hank Phillippi Ryan knows news, and she knows crime. As a longtime investigative reporter for Channel 7 news, the NBC affiliate in Boston, she has won 32 EMMYs, 12 Edward R. Murrow awards and many other honors. Ryan also is an author of award-winning...