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Chad Heslup high-tailed it up to Minneapolis a few years ago, to continue to develop his connections with that city's entrenched independent hip-hop scene, but his roots as a rapper are in Chicago, where he began. He returns to the city this weekend to...
Tags: Music Theater, Arts and Culture, Fine Artists, Len Bias, Artists
'Epic' Rating: PG for mild action, some scary images and brief rude language Summary: A young human is drawn into the struggle between the forces of life and decay in a forest inhabited by Leaf Men (and women) sprites and reptilian bog dwellers. Kid...
Early in "Oklahoma!" the 1943 masterpiece by Richard Rodgers and Oscar Hammerstein II now at the Lyric Opera of Chicago, the traveling peddler Ali Hakim asks the naive young farm girl Laurey Williams if she wants something. He means trinkets from his...
"Epic," which features the voice of Allentown's Amanda Seyfried, began its journey to the big screen courtesy of director Chris Wedge, the filmmaker who directed "Ice Age" and co-founded Blue Sky animation. A few years ago, Wedge and author William Joyce...
When Doors keyboardist Ray Manzarek died Monday, he left behind a musical legacy that included 15 singles that made Billboard's hot 100 list, including the songs "Light My Fire," "Waiting for the Sun," "Touch Me," "Riders on the Storm," and "People Are...
Tags: Google+, Fiction, Jim Morrison, Heroin, The Doors (music group)
Lyric Opera Baltimore is wrapping up its comfort-food season with Verdi’s stirring drama of love, nastiness and misplaced loyalties, “Rigoletto.” The staging looked a little square and economical Friday night at the Modell Performing...
Tags: Arts and Culture
Five hundred middle schoolers recently packed an overheated Northwood School gymnasium in Highland Park for a poetry slam, an all-school competition of hip-hop style poetry readings emceed by a Puerto Rican spoken-word poet, Pinqy Ring. Eighth-grader...
Tags: Students, Northwood, Teaching and Learning
The Rohrersville Cornet Band of Washington County will open its 277th season Sunday, May 19. The spring concert in the band hall on Main Street in Rohrersville will begin at 3 p.m. Holly Feather will direct the band as it performs concert favorites...
Rock songwriters have long had love-hate relationships with their cities of origin. A browse through the lyrics of Paul Simon ("Nothing but the dead and dying back in my little town"), Bruce Springsteen ("Now Main Street's whitewashed windows and vacant...
firstname.lastname@example.orgSome closed their eyes, as though depicting on a canvas in their own minds the words that escaped a deep, gentle voice. Others bowed their heads, as if to let the words wash over them, saturating their skin. Such was the scene at the Washington County...
No one dreams of being a book reviewer when he grows up. You might dream of writing poems or novels or essays or even, if you are perennially picked last for teams in gym class, literary criticism (“We don't want Robbins, you can have an extra...
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