| Aug 22, 2013
| 2:40 PM
EUSTIS — In "Li'l Women: A Rap Musical," the familiar characters based on Louisa May Alcott's 19th-century classic novel wear costumes of the period in front of traditional scenery, speaking in the language of the day.
Then the cast breaks into...
| Apr 3, 2013
| 9:23 AM
A few years ago, the Newport Theatre Arts Center produced Donald Margulies' "Sight Unseen," a play about a famous artist returning to his roots that had premiered at South Coast Repertory.
Currently, NTAC is offering Margulies' "Brooklyn Boy,"...
| Apr 20, 2013
| 6:30 AM
A ruthlessly self-aware political wife reconsidering her choices. A sensual socialite facing down an oppressive age with informed good humor. A group of young women so busy defying social expectations they've forgotten to have any of their own. A...
| May 11, 2013
| 2:24 PM
They filed in the lobby of Martin's Valley Mansion in Cockeysville, some ramrod straight, others on canes and bent over walkers.
They came poised to crack open fragrant memories of their days at School No. 59, more intimately known as Louisa May...
| Oct 18, 2013
| 8:30 PM
Sony Pictures has set up a new adaptation of "Little Women," bringing on Olivia Milch to pen the script.
Denise Di Novi and Robin Swicord are producing the latest version of Louisa May Alcott's classic novel about four sisters growing up after the...
| Apr 15, 2012
The Rev. Dorris D. Alcott, a retired Unitarian Universalist minister who had been director of religious education at Towson Unitarian Universalist Church, died April 3 of heart failure at Oak Crest Village retirement community.
The former longtime...
| Dec 16, 2011
| 4:45 PM
At the end of this year, we stop to recognize the wonderful work put out by authors living in or originally from Chicago and the surrounding suburbs. Here is the list of our favorite titles from 2011:
"The Year We Left Home" by Jean Thompson
| Feb 27, 2012
| 10:07 PM
Margaret E. Yaffe, one of the Enoch Pratt Free Library's oldest cardholders who was also a longtime active member of the Friends of the Enoch Pratt Free Library, died Feb. 18 of multiple organ failure at Gilchrist Hospice in Towson.
The Howard Park...
| Aug 14, 2012
| 8:45 AM
From Burbank to Peotone and from Joliet to Chicago Heights, these Southland suburbs offer a wide range of ethnic specialties, American classics, contemporary fare and one-of-a-kind offerings ready for the tasting. And, there's a bit of history thrown in...
| Aug 14, 2012
| 8:49 AM
This list is not all-inclusive.
Doubletree Hotel, 5000 W. 127th St., Alsip, 708-272-4223
Open all day to accommodate hotel patrons and the public, Allgauer's is casual yet sophisticated and with recent renovations it's...
| Sep 13, 2012
| 2:38 PM
Last Friday Book Club
We became known as the Last Friday Book Club because we meet on the last Friday of the month at the Huntley Public Library.
We have one rule: no food or drink. This rule was broken when we read "Chocolat," by Joanne Harris, and...