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Baltimore's book festival got here first. Organizers of the 16th annual Baltimore Book Festival, which opens Friday, say they aren't fazed that a larger, glitzier, more star-studded event is being held on the exact same weekend just 40 miles to the...
With his gig at the Steppenwolf Theatre now seemingly an annual event, Tony Fitzpatrick is taking on the air of Garrison Keillor, and his motley crew of sidekicks is looking a bit like a cut-rate cast of "Prairie Home Companion." As seen from the back...
Great variety and a sparkling array of internationally-known entertainers mark the inaugural season of the EKU Center for the Arts at Eastern Kentucky University in Richmond.The new, state-of-the-art, 2,100-seat Grand Hall, the largest venue in Central...
Tags: Arts and Culture, Willie Nelson, Theater, Colin Mochrie, Sports
Bravo, fat lady. Or rather, bravo, "World of Opera," the public radio show that brought a measure of sanity to the drama surrounding Lisa Simeone, the Baltimore-based public radio host who landed in a controversy over media bias last week over her...
Tom Keith, who created an astounding array of captivating, hilarious, bawdy sounds and voices as longtime master of radio sound effects for Garrison Keillor's nationally syndicated "A Prairie Home Companion," has died. He was 64. Keith, who also co-...
Tags: Heart Attack, Robert Altman, Concerts, Radio, Entertainment
Like Garrison Keillor, whose column used to appear in The Sun, Dan Rodricks underestimates the power of the tea party in American politics ("Question for tea party: What now?" Aug. 4). He should have read John Malagrin's letter right across the fold ("Tea...
The music in “Church Basement Ladies” is pre-recorded, and all the characters wear microphones. When the musical numbers begin, the singing is so loud and clear that it almost sounds like the ladies are lip-syncing. But a spokesman for...
Poetry makes nothing happen. So saidW.H. Auden. Who never lived in Chicago. Or knew Don Share. Share is the senior editor of Poetry magazine, the venerable Chicago-based literary institution. It turns 100 next year and has seen far more than nothing...
Nation NowMark Twain, who had arguably one of the sharpest tongues in literary history, is celebrated with a wide-angle Google Doodle on Wednesday showing Tom Sawyer and a young companion he's duped into whitewashing a picket fence....
Culture MonsterL.A. playwright Ken LaZebnick tackles autism and romance in `On the Spectrum,' premiering Saturday in Minneapolis. Its Nov. 22 performance can be seen live over the Internet....
Pop & HissA series in Sunday Calendar about what Times writers & contributors are listening to right now... In this year that Mark Twain, the quintessential American novelist, humorist and rabble-rouser, has undergone a spike in popularity thanks to the publication...
The TV Guy - Orlando SentinelThe show had surprises. Republican presidential candidate Jon Hunstman visited "Weekend Update." Paul Rudd popped in on the Kissing Family. Another bonus: Florence + the Machine was the capable music guest....
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