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  • Big shows coming to new venue

    Big shows coming to new venue
    Long runs of two long-awaited shows - Baltimore's first engagement of Andrew Lloyd Webber's The Phantom of the Opera and the Mid-Atlantic premiere of Disney's The Lion King - will highlight a musical-laden 2004-2005 subscription season at the Hippodrome Theatre. Four other large musicals are also part of the lineup, as well as Say Goodnight Gracie, a one-man show about George Burns, a performer who played the Hippodrome back in its vaudeville days.
  • Bawdy pleasures of vaudeville celebrated in Siskel fest

    Bawdy pleasures of vaudeville celebrated in Siskel fest
    On YouTube, the 21st century version of vaudeville, a mess of huge talents and no-talents, new faces and "New Faces of 1952" alike, fill out a single, enormous bill for our diversionary pleasure and advertisers' prospective profits. People used to go...

    Miller Symphony Hall in Allentown redoing its view from the top

     
    Several of the original narrow, wooden seats in the balcony at Allentown’s Miller Symphony Hall have a curious feature: wire racks underneath for men to store their hats. That was convenient shortly after the turn of the 20th century, when...

    A Kinder, Simpler Time Dept.: Your Movie Columnist

     
    Nov. 7, 1944: Gracie Allen performs her new work, “Concerto for Index Finger.” Some of Charles Laughton’s recordings of the Bible are too hot to handle or at least they're too hot for Decca. Yes, you can find the record on EBay. At least the...

    Jimmie Fidler in Hollywood, Sept. 15, 1941

     
    Sept. 15, 1941: Gracie Allen, pioneer. Typical of Miss Allen's resolute spirit is the campaign which she launched, following curtailment of Japanese silk imports, to persuade every Hollywood woman to buy a mulberry tree and a silk worm, Jimmie Fidler...