May 28, 2010
After critics flayed him for the swoony lyricism of "Ryan's Daughter," David Lean said he could have justified that film's picture-postcard love imagery by having a priest tell the heroine that she was "seeing the world through rose-colored glasses." And why not? A similar strategy had worked niftily for Lean before, in the elegant 1955 romance "Summertime," playing this weekend in a restored print at the Charles. In the opening scene, Lean depicts a single, 40ish woman, Jane Hudson ( Katharine Hepburn)
April 9, 2010
It's not uncommon for "American Idol" winners and finalists to sell countless albums after appearing on the show. But Katharine McPhee is one of a few "American Idol" contestants to break into film, TV and music alike. Besides releasing two albums, McPhee, 26, has appeared in "The House Bunny," "Community" and "CSI: NY." When she's not shooting the pilot for an NBC comedy called "The Pink House," McPhee is playing sporadic live shows — such as the Care For Kids Concert at Goucher College on Saturday.
September 5, 2009
Katharine Bissert Garber M-BM- A memorial service will be held at Granite Presbyterian Church, 10637 Old Court Road, Woodstock, Maryland at 1 P.M. on Friday September 18th.M-BM- In lieu of flowers, memorial contributions may be made to American Diabetes Association 1-800-342-2383. Arrangements entrusted to Maryland Cremation Services
December 31, 2007
On Friday, December 28, 2007, CARL JOSEPH AVARA, of Mechanicsburg, PA. Born January 12, 1941 in Baltimore, son of the late Simon and Angelina Diggerstein Avara. Husband of Tina L. Morelli Avara, father of Leigh Ann Fox of Portland, OR, Alessia Louise Avara at home. Preceded in death by first wife Kay Franklin Avara and brother Salvatore. Mass 10:30AM Thursday, St. Katharine Drexel Church, Mechanicsburg. Viewing 6 to 8PM Wednesday at Malpezzi Funeral Home, Mechanicsburg. For complete obit and to sign guest book visit www.malpezzifuneralhome.
December 9, 2007
Kate: The Woman Who Was Hepburn By William J. Mann William J. Mann devotes significant attention to Katharine Hepburn's rocky relationships with studios and with the press, revealing that the self-styled renegade wasn't above collaborating to shape her public image, and depicts her final decline into alcoholism and depression with sensitivity. This will surely be the definitive version of Hepburn's life for decades to come, as it is an outstanding example of painstaking research matched with splendid writing.