| Nov 23, 2013
The performing arts scene is revved up for another holiday season.
In addition to the usual flurry of such perennial favorites as Handel's "Messiah" and Tchaikovsky's "The Nutcracker," this year's lineup gains fresh spice from several new-to-Baltimore...
| Nov 27, 2013
| 2:00 PM
The holiday season, which is mostly to say the Christmas season, has already begun on television; indeed, if you measure the holiday by Hallmark Channel or Lifetime, it has been going on all month. And it's not going to get any less cheery and joyful...
| Nov 27, 2013
| 10:56 AM
Here's something you may not know about Bill Cosby.
"He orders lunch for everyone," Robert Townsend said when I reached him in Los Angeles by phone. "Usually somebody like a production assistant does that. But he will call the restaurant himself and...
| Dec 6, 2013
| 2:08 PM
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This week's TV Movies
The finish line is in sight on the...
| Dec 10, 2013
| 4:30 PM
NBC has declared that Thursday's airing of "The Sound of Music Live!" was such a ratings success that it needs an encore: The net will re-air the musical event at 8 p.m. Saturday, Dec. 14.
The original airing drew a 4.6 rating in adults 18-49 and 18.6...
| Dec 10, 2013
| 6:30 PM
I am a purist at holiday time. That means I always have the final say when choosing the family Christmas tree, always carve the holiday bird and always stand on a rickety ladder while hanging lights from front yard trees as neighbors watch from their...
| Dec 12, 2013
| 8:00 AM
Cinefamily's 24 Hour Holiday Telethon at the Silent Movie Theatre isn't your parents' fundraiser. It's not airing on television and celebrities won't be staffing the phone lines.
But the telethon, which begins Saturday at 1 p.m. and concludes Sunday...
| Mar 18, 2014
| 6:15 AM
Diva Rule No. 1: Know how to make a big entrance. Diva Rule No. 2: Know how to make a big exit.
Diva Rule No. 3: Do these things as often as humanly possible.
The return earlier this month of ABC's "Once Upon a Time" marked the end of the midseason...
| Feb 20, 2014
| 1:30 PM
Propaganda today has a nasty connotation; it suggests something cheesy, manipulative, in the service of a dishonorable cause.
During World War II, however, cinematic propaganda became an elevated art, practiced with unusual expertise by five great...
| Feb 4, 2014
| 8:30 AM
The walls of his rustic chic home, tucked away on a quiet wooded street in Studio City, are graced with framed black-and-white photographs of gorgeous leading men from a bygone era: Cary Grant, Clark Gable, Gregory Peck and Paul Newman, among them. In his...
| Feb 14, 2014
| 12:00 PM
The parrot wasn't talking.
"I'm teaching her to say, 'I miss Mace,''' said Mace Neufeld, who at 85 reckons the bird, whose name is Margie, will outlast him.
With no words of affection forthcoming, Neufeld, a New Yorker who landed in Beverly Hills back...