Today’s shiftless youngsters don’t get it

By: Bob Levey
Posted on: November 14, 2019

There are many ways for a 20th-century baby to feel his or her age: —When some youngster says he has just discovered this cool rock group called The Beatles. —When you realize that Watergate happened almost 50 years ago. —When your knees crack and clatter every time you stand up. —When you mention the unforgettable date of November 22, 1963 to an all-younger crowd and... READ MORE

At harvest season, books by and for cooks

By: Dinah Rokach
Posted on: November 13, 2019

For many of us, a printed recipe is handier than a mobile device in the kitchen, where food stains and splatters are ubiquitous. These cookbooks will help you prepare dishes to wow your guests this holiday season. Read the stories that accompany the recipes with relish. The Complete America’s Test Kitchen TV Show Cookbook 2001-2019: Every Recipe from the Hit TV Show with Product... READ MORE

Celebration of the Arts contest to return

By: Beacon Editors
Posted on: November 08, 2019

The Beacon Newspapers has announced that its popular amateur art competition for adults over 50, the Celebration of the Arts, will return in 2020. First launched in 2018, the Celebration of the Arts was inspired by moving stories from Beacon readers who have either turned to the arts for the first time in retirement, or have returned to an earlier passion for art later in life. The... READ MORE

Exhibit highlights Marian Anderson’s life

By: Barbara Trainin Blank
Posted on: November 07, 2019

Singer Marian Anderson is perhaps best remembered for her most famous performances. On April 9, 1939, because segregationist policies denied her access to the DAR’s Constitution Hall, Anderson sang at the Lincoln Memorial. She performed from the steps of the monument before an integrated audience of 75,000. In 1942, the DAR changed its policy and invited Anderson to sing at... READ MORE

Sophia Loren comes to town

By: Margaret Foster
Posted on: November 04, 2019

Take one look at Sophia Loren, who was born in 1934, and it’s clear she knows the secret of aging well. “There is a fountain of youth,” Loren once said. “It is your mind, your talents, the creativity you bring to your life and the lives of people you love. When you learn to tap this source, you will truly have defeated age.” Loren, 85, is still bringing her passionate... READ MORE

Howard County arts venues present a wide variety

By: Margaret Foster
Posted on: October 24, 2019

If you live in Howard County, there’s no need to drive to Baltimore or Washington, D.C. to hear top-quality classical music or see a play that ran on Broadway. For more than four decades, Howard County has been building a robust arts scene that rivals big-city venues. One mark of its progress will be the county’s new cultural arts center, whose construction is set to begin in the... READ MORE