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  • Craig Noel dies at 94; founding director of San Diego's renowned Old Globe

    Craig Noel dies at 94; founding director of San Diego's renowned Old Globe
    Craig Noel, the founding director of San Diego's Old Globe who established a vital regional community theater that eventually became a Tony Award-winning font of dramatic productions bound for Broadway, has died. He was 94. Noel, who began his career...
  • J.D. Salinger dies at 91; reclusive author of 'The Catcher in the Rye'

    J.D. Salinger dies at 91; reclusive author of 'The Catcher in the Rye'
    After "The Catcher in the Rye" exploded onto the literary scene in 1951, author J.D. Salinger had what every writer yearns for -- money, fame and critical acclaim. "Catcher" became a touchstone for the teenage culture just emerging in post-World War II...
  • How 'Casablanca' beat nine other nominees to win best picture at the 1943 Oscars

     
    Before this year, the last time there were 10 best picture nominees at the Oscars was in 1943, when "Casablanca" won. On the Rotten Tomatoes ranking of all of the best picture winners at the Oscars, this year's champ, "The Hurt Locker," sits at No. 13...
  • Sing Along Master Mitch Miller Dies

    Sing Along Master Mitch Miller Dies
    NEW YORK -- Mitch Miller, the goateed Master of the Singalong, who became a hugely popular recording artist and an unlikely television star a half century ago by leading a choral group in familiar old songs and inviting people to sing along, died Saturday...
  • The Valley's Not So Civil War

    Ever since the twin towers came crashing down and the cloud of jihad fogged the land, the crop dusters swooping low over the San Joaquin Valley had taken on a new menace. Even here, tucked away in the farm fields of middle California, fear had settled...
  • Arena Players, Center Stage deserve to take bows

    The new theater season marks milestone anniversaries for two Baltimore theaters. Center Stage turns 40, and Arena Players, billed as "the nation's oldest continuously operating African-American theater," turns 50. The fare at both is eclectic, and,...