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  • Theater review: 'Sense and Sensibility' from Orlando Shakespeare Theater

    Theater review: 'Sense and Sensibility' from Orlando Shakespeare Theater
    A pleasure of delving into a novel is getting to know its many characters, their quirks and their dreams. That makes adapting a novel for the stage, as Jon Jory has done with Jane Austen's "Sense and Sensibility," tricky business. The romantic drama...
  • Remy Bumppo announces 2013-14 slate

    Chicago's Remy Bumppo Theatre Company has announced its 2013-14 season. The ensemble based, Equity-affiliated company begins the year with the U.S. premiere of a new adaptation by Tim Luscombe of Jane Austen's "Northanger Abbey," slated for October.  In...
  • Miller: No clear winner in Oscar contest

    Miller: No clear winner in Oscar contest
    For some in Newport-Mesa, the 85th annual Academy Awards telecast may have prompted a three-word response: "Oh, hey, guys." Within minutes of the show's beginning, William Shatner, who recently brought his one-man show to the Segerstrom Center for the...
  • Chicago Improv Festival schedule includes TV funny folks

    Chicago Improv Festival schedule includes TV funny folks
    It's like stuffing a car full of clowns ... A carload of TV stars with Chicago ties are among the 765 artists set to make funny April 1-7 at the 16th annual Chicago Improv Festival. "I'm thrilled that Craig and I will finally get to make stuff up for...
  • Venturing beyond the Bard to Austen's 'Pride and Prejudice'

    Venturing beyond the Bard to Austen's 'Pride and Prejudice'
    With her latest production, Annapolis Shakespeare Company founder and artistic director Sally Boyett-D'Angelo is expanding the young company's horizons, both artistically and physically. At a recent rehearsal of Jon Jory's adaptation of Jane Austen's...
  • Dr. Moreland Perkins, philosophy professor

    Dr. Moreland Perkins, philosophy professor
    Dr. Moreland Perkins, a philosophy professor who taught at the University of Maryland, College Park and was also former mayor of Riverdale Park, died Nov. 7 of pneumonia at St. Joseph Medical Center. The Roland Park resident was 85. "Moreland was highly...
  • Kristen Stewart and Robert Pattinson walk 'Twilight' red carpet

    Kristen Stewart and Robert Pattinson walk 'Twilight' red carpet
    It may seem like "Twilight" is coming to a close -- what with thousands of fans descending upon Los Angeles Monday night for the premiere of the final film. But the journey isn't yet over for the stars of "The Twilight Saga: Breaking Dawn -- Part 2," who...
  • James Wood champions realism in new book of essays

    James Wood champions realism in new book of essays
    There's a certain type of reader — often also a writer, with a leaf-fring'd MFA — who has it all figured out. The realist novel is a scam, a factory producing cardboard imitations of bourgeois life. This is the person at the party who mentions...
  • Anniversary song tells of chorus's ability

    Anniversary song tells of chorus's ability
    When the Orange County Women's Chorus commissioned Kirke Mechem to compose a piece to celebrate their 15th anniversary, he gave them "We Can Sing That" — a song about how the choir can perform any kind of music effortlessly. If Mechem had titled...
  • 'Girls' recap, 'On All Fours'

    'Girls' recap, 'On All Fours'
    In which we watch everything start to unravel. Adam and Natalia’s relationship is going swimmingly. They have a lovely, tender first first-time-in-the-bedroom conversation wherein they are open and communicative and sweet. “I like how clear...
  • Kelly Clarkson bought Jane Austen's ring -- but can't bring it home

    Singer Kelly Clarkson, the first "American Idol" winner, bought a ring at auction that belonged to author Jane Austen, but the British government won't let her take the ring out of the country. The gold and turquoise ring cost the "Tie It Up" singer...