How Oscar-nominated actress Kathleen Turner came to play Scrooge at Ivoryton Playhouse

Kathleen Turner (Picture courtesy of Ivoryton Playhouse)

Turner is reprising the role, which she took on 2015 as part of the radio-drama-style piece that Elliott Forrest conceived nearly a decade ago.




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Welcome to Golden Arches National Park

A new plan to bring in food trucks, offer Amazon deliveries and expand Wi-Fi service at national parks has one major problem: It doesn’t go far enough.


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