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On Feb. 25, 17-year-old Nathaniel Joseph Paradis earned the highest rank to be attained in the Boy Scouts of America. He became the 29th Eagle Scout of Boy Scout Troop 899 in Fallston. Nathaniel's Eagle Scout service project entailed leading interview...
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Frank Capra is best known for the three films for which he won the directing Oscar — 1934's "It Happened One Night," 1936's "Mr. Deeds Goes to Town" and 1938's "You Can't Take It With You" — and the ultimate Christmas flick, 1946's "It's a...
Organist and Hollywood historian Ben Model says silent films offer a cinematic experience like no other. "Silent films weren't designed or shot with the intention of being shown on anything but the big screen," he says. "If you watch them on a TV set or,...
The Library of Congress released today the list of speakers for the fall National Book Festival, and, as usual, the event is studded with prominent writers and poets. Among the headliners: Margaret Atwood, Baltimore's own Taylor Branch, Don DeLillo,...
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The Baltimore SunThe networks might be struggling on Sunday nights but not basic cable's the History Channel. The miniseries beat everything in sight Sunday night with record ratings for "The Bible." I think this quote from executive producers Roma Downey and Mark...
The White House said Monday that consumers should be able to unlock their smartphones, and that it would support legislation to make such adjustments legal. The Obama administration said consumers deserve the flexibility to unlock their smartphones as...
Book lovers in the Baltimore-Washington area should circle September on their calendars, to save dates for a pair of big festivals. The Library of Congress National Book Festival will be held Sept. 21 and 22 on the mall in Washington. The event always...
You can expect the music to sound fresh during the Leipzig String Quartet's concert on Saturday, March 2, at 8 p.m., in Howard Community College's Smith Theatre. Like the sponsoring Candlelight Concert Society, this chamber music quartet often likes to...
Tags: Arts and Culture, Siemens, Lincoln Center, Music, Music Industry
A spring break in the nation's capital is a rite of passage for some families, but if the airfare from the West Coast to the East has stretched your vacation budget, take heart. Many places are free, thanks to government funding (although the sequester...
Mary Pickford bobbed her hair on June 21, 1928. It made news worldwide. For she was "America's Sweetheart," and those signature golden curls symbolized an earlier, more innocent age when Pickford reigned as the most famous movie star in the world....
Stephen Wade's affection for the Chicago in which he grew up and that he left long ago is passionate and palpable in the introduction to his astonishing book, “The Beautiful Music All Around Us: Field Recordings and the American Experience.”...
If there is a single work that captures the essence of America in sound and movement, it's "Appalachian Spring," the ballet with music by Aaron Copland and choreography by Martha Graham that premiered in 1944 at the Library of Congress. Although the...
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