Peabody Dance Institute plans centennial

By: Carol Sorgen

If you ever attended dance classes at the Peabody Dance Institute, Artistic Director Carol Bartlett wants to hear from you. In 2014, the institute will mark its centennial anniversary, making it one of the oldest ongoing dance programs in the United States, and Bartlett is hoping to locate as many past Peabody dance students as possible to mark the historic celebration.In preparation... READ MORE

Pro Cantare chorus celebrates 35 years

By: Robert Friedman

From NASA scientists to high flying corporate executives, and from people in their 70s to teenagers, more than 100 Howard County residents of all ages and backgrounds meet weekly to raise their voices together in song.The highly acclaimed Columbia singing group called Pro Cantare was founded 35 years ago by Howard County resident Frances Motyca Dawson, who has directed it ever since.... READ MORE

Celebrations of fashion, food and wine

By: Connie George

Host of the Food Network's "Will Work for Food," and a previous finalist on "The Next Food Network Star," Adam Gertler will visit the Food & Wine Festival to demonstrate his skills at 2:15 p.m., Sunday, March 25, on the Big White Tent's Garden West Stage.High style for people — and even their pooches — and the finest in food and wine will all be ... READ MORE

Sex, lies and humor in Husbands and Lovers

By: Robert Friedman

Lies, deceit and duplicity — all those emotional contortions that create a faux fidelity between men and women in and out of love — get a wry and witty workout in a dozen vignettes by the Hungarian writer Ferenc Molnar. His Husbands & Lovers is being presented by the Washington Stage Guild through March 18.Judging by the playwright’s perception, the Central... READ MORE

Gem of a museum brims with nostalgia

By: Carol Sorgen

Geppi’s Entertainment MuseumPhoto courtesy of Geppi’s Entertainment Museum  When a museum has the word “entertainment” in its name, it has a lot to live up to.But Geppi’s Entertainment Museum (or GEM, as it’s known to its enthusiastic staff) lives up to both its name and nickname. It’s a thoroughly entertaining homage to pop culture —... READ MORE

King and I at Toby’s is like an old friend

By: Michael Toscano

When attending the production of an old-time classic — especially an enduring show such as The King and I, which has long-since blossomed beyond Broadway into popular culture — a reviewer can be forgiven for hoping to see the director tweak familiar material to bring out some new facet or to make the show speak with a new voice.But what director Shawn Kettering and his fully... READ MORE