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  • 5 favorite yuletide cultural monuments: a canonical list

    5 favorite yuletide cultural monuments: a canonical list
    A personal list, for sharing. You won't find the movies "It's a Wonderful Life" or "A Christmas Story," neither of which I've ever been able to sit through, on this short list. The first I find hopelessly saccharine. As for the second, though as a boy I was a fan of Jean Shepherd's monologues on WOR radio, this movie based on his work just doesn't sing for me.
  • A trio of new-to-Baltimore stage shows take the spotlight this holiday season

    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...

    Friday's TV Highlights: 'Haven' on Syfy

    Friday's TV Highlights: 'Haven' on Syfy
    Customized TV Listings are available here: Click here to download TV listings for the week of Dec. 8 - 14, 2013 in PDF format This week's TV Movies     --------------------   SERIES Styled to Rock The designers create...

    On Theater: 'Christmas' evokes cozy memories

    On Theater: 'Christmas' evokes cozy memories
    Back in 1951, Gene Kelly and director Vincente Minnelli put together a movie composed entirely of George Gershwin music. The result, "An American in Paris," won the Oscar for Best Picture of that year. Three years later, Hollywood took another shot at...

    Liza Minnelli and Lorna Luft -- together again for the first time in 20 years!

    "SISTERS, SISTERS/There were never such devoted sisters, " So went the Irving Berlin song, delivered in the movie "White Christmas" by Rosemary Clooney and Vera-Ellen (And later reprised in the same film -- by Danny Kaye and Bing Crosby!) SPEAKING of...