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  • Thomas Berger dies at 89; eclectic novelist wrote 'Little Big Man'

    Thomas Berger dies at 89; eclectic novelist wrote 'Little Big Man'
    Thomas Berger, the witty and eclectic novelist who reimagined the American West in the historical yarn "Little Big Man" and mastered genres ranging from detective stories to domestic farce, has died. He was 89 and had been in failing health. A...
  • Steve Martin brings banjo and laughs to the Hollywood Bowl

    Steve Martin brings banjo and laughs to the Hollywood Bowl
    The show started with a bang and ended with a bigger bang. In between, there were salutes to veterans, classic American marches, bales of lively bluegrass music and lots and lots of laughs. Emphasis on lots and lots. Steve Martin and the Steep Canyon...
  • Don't quote me on that — unless I said it

     Don't quote me on that — unless I said it
    "You learn to be your best self by sometimes being your worst self." Who said that first? As far as I know, I did, and I said it for the first time Tuesday, the day I decided to run a little experiment in misattribution in the quote-happy land of...
  • Richard 'Dickie' Jones, Voice of Disney's Pinocchio, Dies at 87

    Voice actor Richard Percy "Dickie" Jones died July 7 in his Northridge, Calif., home of apparent natural causes, although he had suffered an earlier fall. He was 87. The Texas-born Jones began as a child actor and maintained his career into his 30s,...
  • Melon Patch Players stage 'The Apple Tree,' consisting of three playlets

    Melon Patch Players stage 'The Apple Tree,' consisting of three playlets
    LEESBURG — The three playlets that make up the musical "The Apple Tree" have the same theme: Be careful what you wish for. "The Apple Tree," which includes versions of Mark Twain's "The Diary of Adam and Eve," Frank R. Stockton's "The Lady or...
  • Nader Signed Pelto's Petition To Get On Ballot

    HARTFORD — Ralph Nader, the country's most famous consumer advocate, has been blamed by some Democrats for peeling away votes from then-Vice President Al Gore and throwing the 2000 presidential election to Republican George W. Bush. Some...
  • Memorial bench project honors Linthicum historian

    Memorial bench project honors Linthicum historian
    When a 60-year-old amateur historian died in February, dozens of Linthicum Heights residents decided they wanted to do something to remember the man who remembered and preserved the history of their community. Oscar "Skip" Booth was a local librarian,...
  • Japan's Studio Ghibli Envisages Short Break, not Imminent Closure

    TOKYO -- Veteran Studio Ghibli producer Toshio Suzuki discussed the famed animation house's future in a documentary broadcast by the TBS network on its "Jonetsu Tairiku" program on Sunday evening. Suzuki talked about the need for "big changes in all...
  • Chamber Players to shine spotlight on U.S. composers

    The Lakeside Chamber Players will celebrate American Artists Month by presenting "Concert Americana" featuring the music of such American composers as George Gershwin, Samuel Barber and Leonard Bernstein. The event is the group's second concert of the...
  • This school year, raise grades with online learning tools

    This school year, raise grades with online learning tools
    Unfortunately, the pace of classroom learning can’t be tailored to every student’s individual needs -- particularly these days, as class sizes are growing and funding for special enrichment programs becomes limited. In fact, at least 35 states...
  • Hartford's Wadsworth Tavern: A 19th Century Reality Show

    Hartford's Wadsworth Tavern: A 19th Century Reality Show
    You’d have to figure a sitcom set in Hartford in the late-19th century would pick Mark Twain’s house on Farmington Avenue as a setting. But a reality show? No question, that’s the Wadsworth Tavern on the corner of Prospect and Albany...