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  • Make it a double with Pink Martini and the von Trapps

    Make it a double with Pink Martini and the von Trapps
    By the time the von Trapp children met Pink Martini founder Thomas Lauderdale, the great-grandchildren of the real-life Captain and Maria von Trapp had sung "The Sound of Music" on Broadway, played with the Boston Pops Orchestra and performed on "The...
  • Tribune to launch app for audio streaming of news

    SAN FRANCISCO — Tribune Co., looking to bolster readership, is wading into growing competition for the time and attention of people who consume news on mobile devices. Tribune said it is rolling out a free mobile app Thursday that lets...
  • For a dying wordsmith, some lovingly crafted lines

    LOS OSOS, Calif. — He led an active electronic life, so the cyber silence was ominous. No emails. No posts to any of the thousand-plus friends on Facebook. When word finally surfaced, it wasn't from him. "If you have noticed Jim's absence from...
  • Tribune Digital Unit Launches Streaming-Audio News App with Robot and Human Voices

    Ready for a computer to deliver you a daily radio newscast? Tribune Digital Ventures, the technology arm of Tribune Co., has launched Newsbeat, a news-aggregation app that sifts through around 7,000 stories per day from newspapers -- including Tribune'...
  • Datebook

    Sunday, March 23 Artful event Art Fest at the Maryland Hall for the Creative Arts, 801 Chase St., Annapolis, will be held 1 p.m. to 4 p.m. Demonstrations, hands-on activities, gallery events and mini performances. Information: 410-263-5544. Maryland Day...
  • 'This American Life' Loses Public Radio Distributor

    After 17 years, Public Radio International announced today that it will end distribution of one of its most popular shows, "This American Life." The Ira Glass-hosted program, which has been distributed by PRI since 1997, has a weekly audience of 2.2...
  • '60 Minutes' Producer Adrian Taylor Dies at 60

    TV news producer Adrian "Clem" Taylor, who recently won a Peabody Award for his "60 Minutes" segment about an improbable orchestra in the heart of the Congo, died Friday at age 60. Taylor had been battling pancreatic cancer since May 2013. He died at...
  • The attack on the disabled buried in the president's new budget

    The attack on the disabled buried in the president's new budget
    Wouldn't you know it: Just as social insurance advocates were breathing a sigh of relief that President Obama had dropped the obnoxious chained-CPI idea from his proposed budget, he sneaked another noxious idea into it. This one undermines the Social...
  • Ira Glass: This American Live

    Ira Glass: This American Live
    The difference between Ira Glass' NPR broadcast "This American Life" and his one-man stage show, "Reinventing Radio: An Evening With Ira Glass," is the presence of a live audience, an intimate setting and an iPad. That's about it. The wry, quizzical...
  • Kathleen DeSales Nolan, PR executive

    Kathleen DeSales Nolan, PR executive
    Kathleen DeSales Nolan, a public relations executive who headed communications for Constellation Energy, died of melanoma March 2 at her Ellicott City home. She was 64. "There was never a communications challenge that Kathy couldn't handle," said...
  • Wes Anderson: 12 Fun Facts About His Movies

    It's no secret that Wes Anderson jam packs his films with Easter eggs that make watching his pics akin to embarking on a scavenger hunt. Just like you can discover something new with each viewing, there's still much to learn about the enigmatic director...