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  • 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...
  • 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...
  • 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...
  • 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...
  • 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....
  • J.K. Rowling to release Harry Potter stories each day until Christmas

    J.K. Rowling to release Harry Potter stories each day until Christmas
    It's going to be a magical Christmas, after all. J.K. Rowling will release 12 Harry Potter short stories this month in celebration of the 12 days of Christmas, The Telegraph reports. At least one of the stories will reportedly focus on Harry's nemesis...
  • 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...
  • U. of I. experts recommend best children's books

     U. of I. experts recommend best children's books
    Kate Quealy-Gainer frequently gets asked about her favorite children's books, particularly this time of year. That's what happens when you work at the Center for Children's Books at the University of Illinois, where she helps review about 1,000 new...
  • 'Guardians' is another marvel of movie entertainment

    Guardians of the Galaxy Disney/Buena Vista, $29.99; Blu-ray, $39.99 Available on VOD Tuesday When Marvel Studios announced plans to make a movie about the obscure super-team "Guardians of the Galaxy," the project seemed like one for hardcore...
  • 'Book of Strange New Things' exudes considerable charm

    "The Book of Strange New Things" by Michel Faber; Hogarth (512 pages, $28) I would almost like to say, "Read this book," and leave it with that. Because its charms, and they are considerable, are so tied with discovering what the heck is going on. That...