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By Greg Tasker and Greg Tasker,Western Maryland Bureau of The Sun | April 9, 1995
HAGERSTOWN -- The Maryland Theater, which dates to the days of vaudeville and silent movies, is on solid financial ground after nearly closing its doors more than a year ago because of money woes."
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By John-John Williams IV, The Baltimore Sun | March 17, 2013
Dorothy I. Levin, a longtime Columbia resident who was known for her colorful personality and lively parties for members of the burgeoning dinner theater scene in Maryland, died Monday in her home after a lengthy battle with Alzheimer's disease. She was 86. The daughter of an Irish immigrant father who owned a paint store, the former Dorothy Cowley was raised in the Bronx borough of New York City. When her father died, she was left at age 16 to care for her ailing mother while attending high school.
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By Greg Tasker and Greg Tasker,Western Maryland Bureau of The Sun | February 13, 1994
HAGERSTOWN -- Bob Hope, Jay Leno and Johnny Carson have made 'em laugh here. Entertainers such as Crystal Gayle, Anne Murray, B. B. King and the Temptations are among those who have sent crowds away humming."
BUSINESS
By Lorraine Mirabella, The Baltimore Sun | September 28, 2010
The historic Congress Hotel on Baltimore's west side, built in 1905 as one of the grande dames of city hotels and converted to housing nearly a decade ago, sold at a foreclosure auction Tuesday for $2.35 million. The renovated 36-unit apartment building was bought back by its lender, Congress Financial LLC. That entity is made up of "investors with significant local ties," said Y. Jeffrey Spatz, an attorney representing the winning bidder at the auction outside the Clarence M. Mitchell Jr. Courthouse.
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By Lorraine Mirabella, The Baltimore Sun | September 28, 2010
The historic Congress Hotel on Baltimore's west side, built in 1905 as one of the grande dames of city hotels and converted to housing nearly a decade ago, sold at a foreclosure auction Tuesday for $2.35 million. The renovated 36-unit apartment building was bought back by its lender, Congress Financial LLC. That entity is made up of "investors with significant local ties," said Y. Jeffrey Spatz, an attorney representing the winning bidder at the auction outside the Clarence M. Mitchell Jr. Courthouse.
FEATURES
By Sandra Crockett | February 13, 1994
Harold Greenwald's stage presenceSo just how important is theater to Harold Greenwald?"I would almost rather do theater than eat -- almost," says Mr. Greenwald, who turns 83 this week.For about 35 years, Mr. Greenwald's "real" job was a high school history teacher at Baltimore City College. In his spare time, though, he wrote articles and sold ads for playbills, the informational pamphlets distributed at theaters.Mr. Greenwald retired in 1971. He retired from teaching, that is. He still contributes to playbills for the Morris A. Mechanic and Lyric theaters, including writing the "Curtain Going Up" column.
FEATURES
By Stephen Wigler THEATER The love of money | January 18, 1992
MUSICPianist to perform LisztDaniel Blumenthal ranks among the best French pianists, and his Liszt playing is particularly prized. Tomorrow at 3 p.m. he will join the Maryland Symphony Orchestra and its music director, Barry Tuckwell, in works by that composer and by George Gershwin. The concert will take place in Hagerstown's Maryland Theater (21 S. Potomac St.) Call (301) 790-2000 for details.Moliere's comedy classic, "The Miser," with a new translation by Albert Bermel, is currently on stage at the Vagabond Theatre.
NEWS
By Gilbert A. Lewthwaite and Gilbert A. Lewthwaite,Washington Bureau | November 1, 1993
WASHINGTON -- It has cast a glow on Baltimore burlesque shows, shone down upon Methodist worshipers, and thrown light on the nation's lawmakers. But now the chandelier with such a radiant past has a distinctly dim future.Its 148 lamps and 14,500 crystals that first twinkled in the long-gone Maryland Theater on West Franklin Street are out of place in the Small Rotunda of the Senate wing of the august U.S. Capitol, according to no less an authority than George White, architect of the Capitol.
ENTERTAINMENT
By MICHAEL BARNETT and MICHAEL BARNETT,SUN REPORTER | February 16, 2006
When local theater director Brian Best asked friend and Broadway star Steve Blanchard to perform in his directorial debut, he was half kidding. Luckily for Best, Blanchard wasn't joking when he said yes. Blanchard, a former Charles County resident, will make his return to local theater in a performance of Johnny Guitar, a stage re-enactment of the 1954 film starring Joan Crawford. Blanchard will play Johnny, a stage role that he originated. The Shadow Block production of Johnny Guitar begins today and runs through March 4 at the Drama Learning Center.
NEWS
By John-John Williams IV, The Baltimore Sun | March 17, 2013
Dorothy I. Levin, a longtime Columbia resident who was known for her colorful personality and lively parties for members of the burgeoning dinner theater scene in Maryland, died Monday in her home after a lengthy battle with Alzheimer's disease. She was 86. The daughter of an Irish immigrant father who owned a paint store, the former Dorothy Cowley was raised in the Bronx borough of New York City. When her father died, she was left at age 16 to care for her ailing mother while attending high school.
ENTERTAINMENT
By MICHAEL BARNETT and MICHAEL BARNETT,SUN REPORTER | February 16, 2006
When local theater director Brian Best asked friend and Broadway star Steve Blanchard to perform in his directorial debut, he was half kidding. Luckily for Best, Blanchard wasn't joking when he said yes. Blanchard, a former Charles County resident, will make his return to local theater in a performance of Johnny Guitar, a stage re-enactment of the 1954 film starring Joan Crawford. Blanchard will play Johnny, a stage role that he originated. The Shadow Block production of Johnny Guitar begins today and runs through March 4 at the Drama Learning Center.
NEWS
By Greg Tasker and Greg Tasker,Western Maryland Bureau of The Sun | April 9, 1995
HAGERSTOWN -- The Maryland Theater, which dates to the days of vaudeville and silent movies, is on solid financial ground after nearly closing its doors more than a year ago because of money woes."
FEATURES
By Sandra Crockett | February 13, 1994
Harold Greenwald's stage presenceSo just how important is theater to Harold Greenwald?"I would almost rather do theater than eat -- almost," says Mr. Greenwald, who turns 83 this week.For about 35 years, Mr. Greenwald's "real" job was a high school history teacher at Baltimore City College. In his spare time, though, he wrote articles and sold ads for playbills, the informational pamphlets distributed at theaters.Mr. Greenwald retired in 1971. He retired from teaching, that is. He still contributes to playbills for the Morris A. Mechanic and Lyric theaters, including writing the "Curtain Going Up" column.
NEWS
By Greg Tasker and Greg Tasker,Western Maryland Bureau of The Sun | February 13, 1994
HAGERSTOWN -- Bob Hope, Jay Leno and Johnny Carson have made 'em laugh here. Entertainers such as Crystal Gayle, Anne Murray, B. B. King and the Temptations are among those who have sent crowds away humming."
NEWS
By Gilbert A. Lewthwaite and Gilbert A. Lewthwaite,Washington Bureau | November 1, 1993
WASHINGTON -- It has cast a glow on Baltimore burlesque shows, shone down upon Methodist worshipers, and thrown light on the nation's lawmakers. But now the chandelier with such a radiant past has a distinctly dim future.Its 148 lamps and 14,500 crystals that first twinkled in the long-gone Maryland Theater on West Franklin Street are out of place in the Small Rotunda of the Senate wing of the august U.S. Capitol, according to no less an authority than George White, architect of the Capitol.
FEATURES
By Stephen Wigler THEATER The love of money | January 18, 1992
MUSICPianist to perform LisztDaniel Blumenthal ranks among the best French pianists, and his Liszt playing is particularly prized. Tomorrow at 3 p.m. he will join the Maryland Symphony Orchestra and its music director, Barry Tuckwell, in works by that composer and by George Gershwin. The concert will take place in Hagerstown's Maryland Theater (21 S. Potomac St.) Call (301) 790-2000 for details.Moliere's comedy classic, "The Miser," with a new translation by Albert Bermel, is currently on stage at the Vagabond Theatre.
ENTERTAINMENT
By J. Wynn Rousuck | July 25, 1999
Moss Hart's "Light Up the Sky" is the first touring production in Olney Theatre Center's history, and this glowing rendition of the 1948 backstage comedy does the Maryland theater proud. Though the play may not be as well-known as Hart's famous collaborations with George S. Kaufman ("You Can't Take It With You," "The Man Who Came to Dinner," etc.), this rollicking chronicle of an out-of-town tryout is a warm-hearted paean to what the playwright once called the "insidious lure" of the theater.
NEWS
October 1, 1993
"The Baltimore Waltz," a play by Paula Vogel, will open the Western Maryland College theater department's 1993-1994 season Oct. 9.This preview performance will begin at 8 p.m. on the Understage in Alumni Hall. It also will be presented at three performances Oct. 21-23."The Baltimore Waltz" relates the adventures of a man and his sister, a school teacher who has a fatal disease. They travel to Europe in search of a cure and one last stab at life. The absurdity of their situation is resolved only when one of them confronts an unexpected tragedy, leaving the audience dumbfounded.
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