| Aug 29, 2012
| 7:44 AM
A quarter-century ago, when I began work on the copy desk of The Baltimore Sun, I was still a hard-edged prescriptivist (though not quite as great an insufferable usage snob as when I was a graduate student in English). I knew people who thought that...
| Jun 5, 2012
| 8:03 AM
London -- Queen Elizabeth II's Diamond Jubilee celebrations reached a climax Tuesday as she and other members of the royal family appeared on the balcony of Buckingham Palace for a flypast.
Aircraft from the Battle of Britain -- including Spitfires and a...
| Jul 11, 2012
| 10:15 AM
Li'l Kim is on the march and if you believe the state-run press, he's way cooler than his dad. To prove it, the twenty-nine-year-old supreme leader of North Korea has appointed a vice-marshall of the people's army to renovate the Mangyongdae Fun Fair...
| Sep 25, 2012
| 10:59 AM
Monty Alexander: One of the great jazz pianists of our time, Alexander delved into his Jamaican roots on last year’s glorious “Harlem-Kingston Express,” which was nominated for a Grammy Award as best reggae album. Beautiful Biscayne...
| Jul 27, 2012
| 4:32 AM
The Cockpit in Court Summer Theatre is in the midst of its 40th anniversary season, a significant milestone for a company that has tackled a sizable breadth of repertoire, from "Lysistrata" to "Hairspray," and maintained wallet-friendly ticket prices...
| Jul 26, 2012
| 9:57 AM
"The Second City's Girls' Night Out": Not to be confused with "Girls Night: The Musical," which just opened in the city. This Second City touring show is geared for the gentler sex — though anyone who has seen the work Second City's alumnae have...
| Jul 27, 2012
| 3:55 AM
Lyricist, singer and songwriter Johnny Mercer will receive a tribute in song next week at the Cabaret & Performance Conference at the Eugene O'Neill Theater Centerin Waterford.
“AC-CENT-TCHU-ATE THE POSITIVE”, A Johnny Mercer Celebration,"...
| Aug 7, 2012
| 2:41 PM
Marvin Hamlisch, who died Monday in Los Angeles at 68, was one of the most honored composers in the theater world, and one of the hardest working.
From his songs for "A Chorus Line," which opened in 1975 and ran on Broadway for close to 15 years, to...
| Aug 9, 2012
| 1:58 PM
The Marriott Theatre in Lincolnshire has announced its 2013 season of shows. The slate begins in January with the revue “Now & Forever: The Music of Andrew Lloyd Webber” (which contains songs from Lloyd Webber’s biggest hits,...
| Apr 16, 2012
| 1:41 PM
Chicago is to have a big new entertainment venue this summer — a 70-foot-tall, 22,000-square-foot tent that will seat as many as 2,500 patrons who will be served up a variety of populist live shows, including tributes to Elton John, Michael...
| Apr 17, 2012
A giant 70-foot tall and 22,000-square-foot tent will be the new entertainment venue in Chicago this summer.
The climate-controlled tent, named Riverfront Theatre, holds 2,500 patrons and will be located next to the Chicago Tribune Freedom Center, 650...