| May 1, 2013
| 2:25 AM
I really, really cherish reading with the boys, even though they have become voracious readers on their own. We started reading "classics" together when they were small: "Peter Pan", "Wind in the Willows" and "Stuart Little". In recent years, we were...
| Apr 6, 2014
Playwright Matthew Lopez knows the exact moment he got the theater bug — and he's got the picture to prove it.
A faded snapshot from 1980 shows a nearly 4-year-old boy in the Broadway dressing room of his aunt, actress Priscilla Lopez who was...
| Mar 9, 2014
| 2:36 PM
The new daily parade at Magic Kingdom has debuted, and it's stocked with dozens of Disney characters and a set of new detailed floats. Here are five thoughts we had while watching the parade come down Main Street.
1. "Wow, this thing is moving right...
| Jan 28, 2014
| 10:05 AM
It may have been under the cover of darkness, but if you were around Disney's Magic Kingdom this week, you might have caught a glimpse of a giant metal dragon or a flower garden and skeleton skull balancing a rainbow that holds a pirate ship.
| Jan 21, 2014
| 1:36 PM
Last week, Disney Parks released photos of the new Maleficent-themed float for its Festival of Fantasy Parade at Walt Disney World's Magic Kingdom.
Today, Disney released a behind-the-scenes look at Disney's latest parade, which will debut this spring...
| Feb 22, 2014
| 6:06 AM
Disney is putting the final touches on the new Festival of Fantasy Parade, which will debut in March at Fantasyland inside Walt Disney World's Magic Kingdom.
This week, Disney released a behind-the-scenes look at music of the parade.
| Feb 28, 2014
| 10:29 AM
Characters and situations from "Peter Pan" inspire this animated Disney tale, with Mae Whitman ("Parenthood") returning from past projects to voice Tinker Bell again.
However, the tale's central figure is Zarina, voiced by Christina Hendricks ("Mad Men"...
| Feb 20, 2014
| 5:40 AM
We are inching closer to a handful of new theme-park attractions in Central Florida. Although grand-opening dates have not been announced, we can still share progress reports on key additions expected to arrive in coming weeks and months.
| Feb 19, 2014
The show: “Peter and the Starcatcher” at Hartford’s Bushnell Center for the Performing Arts.
What makes it special?: The national tour of the family-friendly Broadway play (with a bit of music).
First impressions?: Man, 19 degrees is...
| Feb 15, 2014
| 1:31 PM
A trio of talented singers will take the stage early next month when the Williamsburg Symphonia presents "Opera Highlights" at 8 p.m. Monday-Tuesday, March 3-4, in the Kimball Theatre on Merchants Square.
Bass Branch Fields, soprano Audrey Luna and...
| Feb 10, 2014
| 12:47 PM
Patricia W. Waters, a homemaker, Anglophile and mother of filmmaker John Waters, died Saturday of complications from a fall and recent surgery at Gilchrist Hospice Care in Towson. She was 89.
"She was our matriarch. She was an unusually strong and...