Pirates of Penzance goes adrift at Toby’s

By: Michael Toscano
Posted on: August 01, 2014

A recent Sunday matinee performance of Gilbert & Sullivan’s The Pirates of Penzance at Toby’s Dinner Theatre of Columbia probably did not convince many of the kids in the audience to become fans of light opera or satire.It’s not because their doting parents and grandparents did not try; there were quite a few pre-teens in attendance, evidenced by the number of... READ MORE

Arts award winner has a song in his heart

By: Jennifer Waldera
Posted on: July 31, 2014

“I nearly fell off my seat when the Governor’s office called,” said Eugene Langbehn, recalling the moment he learned he was to be presented with the Maryland Department of Aging’s Performance Arts Award.The award is given annually as part of the Governor’s Leadership in Aging Awards, which honor Marylanders age 60 and older for excellence in various categories, ... READ MORE

Celebrate summer with outdoor concerts

By: Lydia Kremer
Posted on: July 14, 2014

What says summertime fun better than breaking bread with friends or family while enjoying live musical performances in a scenic outdoor setting? Southern California offers an array of opportunities to celebrate summertime at several outdoor concerts around the region, some are even free.Within a short drive from the Coachella Valley you can enjoy a quintessential summertime experience... READ MORE

A D-Day eyewitness returns to Normandy

By: Paul Roberts
Posted on: July 08, 2014

It’s hard to believe, but 70 years ago, on a dreary June morning, I watched a glider troop regiment slowly file out of their barracks onto the airstrip at Ramsbury, England, loaded with the paraphernalia of war. They entered their assigned gliders for a final trip into the hell that was to become their home for the next month, fighting in the fields of Normandy.I was there in 1944,... READ MORE

Lion King still the crown of live theatre

By: Michael Toscano
Posted on: July 05, 2014

There’s a double dose of magic with The Lion King, evident in the national touring company of the Broadway mega-smash now settled in at the Kennedy Center’s Opera House for a nine-week summertime run.Most of us are aware of the magic of the story and the spectacular staging that brings it to life. The coming-of-age tale set to African rhythms has become part of America’s... READ MORE

Free outdoor music and movies begin

By: Robert Friedman
Posted on: July 02, 2014

Summertime, and the outdoor movies and concerts are free —at least many of them around Howard County.While most of these events will take place in Columbia and Ellicott City, the communities of Cooksville and Highland, among others, are also slated for free entertainment under the stars.On tap for the hopefully soft summer nights are movies for adults, movies for kids, and jazz, rock, ... READ MORE