Arts & Life

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After 70-plus plays, Israel Horovitz makes his film debut
BY Michael Fox
October 2, 2014

A robust 75, the award-winning playwright, theater director and screenwriter Israel Horovitz nonetheless isn’t in the market for a new career. Too bad, for his moving debut as a filmmaker, “My Old Lady,” is a rewarding, beautifully acted story of adults overcoming loneliness and bitterness. “  Sidney Lumet once said to CONTINUE »

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The Hampden ice cream shop and Federal Hill restaurant combine their cuisine for a special sundae
BY Marc Shapiro
October 2, 2014

Hampden handcrafted ice cream shop The Charmery is no stranger to unusual ice cream flavors. Old Bay Caramel, Cheesecake with Graham Cracker Swirl, Chinese Food and a Movie (which features buttered popcorn and chocolate covered fortune cookies) and Mango Lassi have graced the menu, which is constantly changing. “My friends and employees are used to CONTINUE »

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Disney’s wildly popular ‘Frozen’ comes to town
BY Allie Freedman
October 2, 2014

Baltimore just got a lot cooler. The Snow Queen is coming to town. “Disney on Ice: Frozen,” an adaptation of  the highest-grossing animated movie of all time, will be at Royal Farms Arena from Oct. 29 to Nov. 2. Among those most excited to bring the Academy Award-winning retelling of the Hans Christian Anderson’s “The CONTINUE »

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October 2, 2014

More than 300 people participated in an Orioles rally at Stevenson University as part of the team’s “We Won’t Stop” campaign on Monday. The event featured former Oriole Scott McGregor, the Oriole Bird and trivia with signed memorabilia as prizes.CONTINUE »

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Despite playoffs, this writer pencils in ‘faith’ as his leadoff hitter
BY Jim Williams
October 2, 2014

Jewish baseball fans, journalists, broadcasters and players face a very important decision this week. They must choose between baseball or attending Yom Kippur services. The Orioles won the American League East title and hosted the Detroit Tigers, winners of the Central Division, in the league’s Division Series opener on Oct. 2. Forty-three south, the Washington CONTINUE »