| Jul 28, 2013
Most people know John McDaniel as the genial Grammy and Emmy Award-winning music director who led the band during the six years of TV"s "The Rosie O'Donnell Show" starting in the mid-'90s.
But McDaniel is also a composer, conductor, arranger,...
| Jul 5, 2013
| 7:00 AM
In "The Way, Way Back," which arrives in theaters Friday, much of the action unfolds at the Water Wizz Water Park, where 14-year-old Duncan (Liam James) finds escape from the pains of seeing his mom (Toni Collette) being wooed by a car salesman (Steve...
| Jul 7, 2013
| 7:26 AM
Erin Paxton, a rising senior at Severna Park High School, had never attended the Baltimore Symphony Orchestra's annual Fourth of July concert and fireworks show. But for this year's celebration, she was the center of attention.
Paxton, 17, was chosen to...
| Jul 5, 2013
| 5:30 AM
The conflict between mods and rockers, two warring factions of youth culture in Britain circa 1965, previously served as the backdrop for a terrifically gritty film, "Quadrophenia," based on the Who's concept album.
Now the same conflict is the milieu...
| Feb 7, 2013
| 4:15 PM
The chanteuse Josephine Baker was the toast of Paris during the Roaring '20s and 1930s. She was exotic. She was sultry. She was chic. She was the highest-paid pre-World War II entertainer in Europe.
She was, above all else, sui generis.
Her life is...
| Feb 8, 2013
| 11:07 AM
If such golden oldies as "Maniac," "I Love Rock 'n' Roll" and, of course, "Flashdance… What a Feeling" still run through your head, there's a show heading to Baltimore ready to scoop you up in a wave of feel-good nostalgia.
Those songs played...
| Jan 24, 2013
| 1:04 PM
It's one of the most iconic movies in American cinema history, despite its running time of less than one minute.
In the film, four animated concession items — a candy bar, some popcorn, a box of candy and a soft drink — march up a movie...
| Jan 17, 2013
| 4:06 PM
"Legally Blonde: The Musical" proves to be an ideal production for Children's Theatre of Annapolis, following the troupe's promise to provide professional on-stage opportunities for young performers.
In its second main stage play of the 2012-2013 season,...
| Dec 5, 2012
| 2:22 PM
As Mariah Carey and the Roots proved on "Late Night With Jimmy Fallon" on Tuesday night, very occasionally an original Christmas song can deliver as much cheer as one of the old standbys.
But most of the time? Not so much.
Take, for example, "I...
| Nov 8, 2012
| 10:49 AM
The Park Avenue Players, Laguna Beach High School's dramatic acting group, is performing "Grease" this weekend to kick off their 20th anniversary season.
Performances will be at 7:30 p.m. Friday and Saturday and 2:30 p.m. Sunday. Tickets can be purchased...
| Nov 10, 2012
| 6:57 PM
A slimmed-down Edna Turnblad shared the stage with her creator, John Waters, last night, much to the delight of scores of star-crazed fans.
Well, it wasn't exactly Edna, the zaftig stage mom from Waters' "Hairspray," who took to the stage at the Maryland...