April 21, 2003
Jan Scott, 88, an art director and production designer whose 11 Emmy awards were the most won by a woman, died Thursday at her Hollywood Hills home. Ms. Scott was born in Carbondale, Ill., and grew up in Mississippi. She earned architecture and fine arts degrees at the University of Chicago. She also studied at the Art Institute there and later at the Massachusetts Institute of Technology. She got her start in production design as a carpenter and painter at the Metropolitan Opera in New York City.
October 15, 1998
Joseph Cates,74, a television and Broadway producer and the man who cast Art Carney in "The Honeymooners," died Saturday in New York of complications from leukemia.Mr. Cates, the father of actress Phoebe Cates, was a creator of one of television's first big game shows, "The $64,000 Question."He helped make television specials regular network features -- writing, producing and directing more than 1,000 of them.Richard Denning,85, a character actor in film and television perhaps best known for playing the governor in the television series "Hawaii Five-0," died Sunday in Escondido, Calif.
March 2, 1998
Kiddie rides, carnival games and educational and entertaining classes were among the offerings at two weekend festivals organized to help children -- and their parents -- beat the midwinter monotony of "nothing to do."The buildings at the Carroll County Agriculture Center in Westminster filled quickly yesterday afternoon as families turned out for the Westminster Jaycees Winter Carnival. The daybefore, nearly all the classes at the "Beat the Mid-Winter Blahs" seminar sponsored by the Carroll County 4-H program were over capacity -- 260 people registered for courses from "An Introduction to Veterinary Science" to "Make Your Own Pizza."
December 25, 1997
Kwanzaa celebrationTap your feet to the sounds of African rhythm Sunday at the Baltimore Museum of Art's Kwanzaa Family Celebration. Explore with the Joshua Johnson Council the ancient African influences found in today's African-American art.Join in the spirit of "kuumba" (creativity), and learn about quilting with Barbara Pietila, immerse yourself in the storytelling of dramatist Lois Wiley, put your hands together with the drum and dance circle led by Olufunmilayo Jomo and enjoy the soulful sounds of youth jazz bands from around the city.
December 14, 1997
The Walters Art Gallery will celebrate the reinstatement of Tuesday operation and free Saturday morning admission with a Winter Carnival for the whole family from 1: 30 p.m. to 4: 30 p.m. Dec. 30.The free carnival will include face painting, workshops and interactive tours. A performance by Kathleen Jacobs and Puppets will allow audience members to play the starring roles in "Creatures GREAT and small." After the show, children can create their own hand puppets and dragons and perform with them in theaters throughout the Renaissance Sculpture Court.
March 3, 1997
WHAT HAPPENS when the richest kid in town is kidnapped by a backward band of desperadoes, and no one wants to pay the ransom to get the rotten kid back?The answer may surprise you, but you won't hear it from me.You'll have to see the play, "The Ransom of Emily Jane," which opens at 7 p.m. Friday at Westminster High School. Other performances will be at 7 p.m. Saturday and Sunday."This is my first year to do this," said Thea Thomas, the director and an English teacher at Westminster High.Thomas said she has had a great time with the students and the play.