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  • Any other 'killer' Levinson project to be feted?

    Regarding the celebration in Baltimore for Barry Levinson's movie "Diner," ("Cast members, director celebrate 'Diner's 30th," Dec. 12, I trust we will not be celebrating Mr. Levinson's "Homicide: Life on the Street." Francis J. Gorman, Baltimore
  • Hopes rise for improvements after Ambassador Theater fire

    Hopes rise for improvements after Ambassador Theater fire
    Since its last movie screening in 1968, the historic Ambassador Theater in Howard Park has been a cosmetology school, a dance hall and a Baptist church — and in recent years a vacant shell. The Baltimore neighborhood's hopes for revitalization of...
  • BBC America's 'Copper' gets its leading man & more

    BBC America's 'Copper' gets its leading man & more
    Here's some news about a show I'm now even more excited to see: BBC America's original drama "Copper" has found its lead actors. Tom Weston-Jones, who has starred in "MI-5," will play Irish-American copper Kevin Corcoran in the series set in 1860s New...
  • Ravens give Baltimore reason to cheer

    Ravens give Baltimore reason to cheer
    Carl Sagan observed: "If you wish to make an apple pie from scratch, you must first invent the universe." And if you wish to comprehend the palpable dynamic that operates between Baltimore fans and their professional football team, you first have to...
  • Michael Tucker draws on family cancer crisis for new novel

    Michael Tucker draws on family cancer crisis for new novel
    A man in a media dream-team marriage supports his wife during her breast cancer, then nearly buckles after her death. That's the reality-saturated plot of Michael Tucker's novel, "After Annie." Tucker and his wife, Jill Eikenberry, became advocates for...
  • City looking for new partners to run the Hollywood Diner

    City looking for new partners to run the Hollywood Diner
    After a brief hiatus, the Hollywood Diner is back in business — but the city has other plans for the downtown eatery. Baltimore City, which owns the property, has terminated its lease with the Chesapeake Center for Youth Development, the...
  • Where to catch the premier of 'Diner' the musical

    Where to catch the premier of 'Diner' the musical
    We've got good news and bad news for those clamoring to see how the iconic Baltimore movie "Diner" is adapted into a musical. First the good news: The show's debut is set. It will open in San Francisco this fall. The less good news: Because of the...
  • Why San Francisco bested Baltimore for 'Diner' musical premier

    Why San Francisco bested Baltimore for 'Diner' musical premier
    News broke the other day that "Diner" the musical would premiere in San Francisco. The show's producers trumpeted the news with much fanfare, going on and on about their excitement to open the Barry Levinson/Sheryl Crow collaboration -- which is all...
  • BBC America sets Aug. 19 premiere for 'Copper'

    BBC America sets Aug. 19 premiere for 'Copper'
    BBC America has set an Aug. 19 premiere date for its first original drama series, "Copper." The 10-episode season was created by Tom Fontana ("Oz," "Homicide: Life on the Streets," "St. Elsewhere") and Will Rokos ("Monster's Ball," "Southland"). Barry...
  • 'Diner' to be turned into Broadway musical

    'Diner' to be turned into Broadway musical
    Another classic American film set in Baltimore is headed for Broadway, but unlike "Hairspray" this one may be a less obvious fit. Barry Levinson has adapted "Diner," his well-regarded 1982 movie, for the stage. With music and lyrics by rock singer-...
  • What they're saying about 'Diner: the Musical'

    What they're saying about 'Diner: the Musical'
    As word began spreading Tuesday that the beloved movie "Diner" was being rejiggered as a Broadway show — with Sheryl Crow music, no less — the mood of the people could best be summed up with a universal head scratch. Even in a world...