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With “Liz & Dick,” the Lindsay Lohan biopic of Elizabeth Taylor, airing Sunday



Published: Sat, November 24, 2012 @ 12:00 a.m.

With “Liz & Dick,” the Lindsay Lohan biopic of Elizabeth Taylor, airing Sunday (Lifetime at 9 p.m.), it’s appropriate to look at some of La Liz’s work on TV:

v “Malice in Wonderland” (1985): In this TV movie about the rivalry between legendary gossip columnists Louella Parsons and Hedda Hopper, Taylor played Parsons. (Jane Alexander was Hopper.)

v “North and South” (1985): In this star-stuffed Civil War miniseries, she played Madam Conti, the proprietor of a bordello.

v “Poker Alice” (1987): Taylor starred in the title role of this movie, playing a Boston-bred woman of means who ended up running a gambling hall and bordello (yes, again!) in the Old West of the 1870s.

v “The Simpsons” (1992): In one of the series’ most memorable episodes, Taylor voiced baby Maggie as she uttered her first word: “Daddy!”

v “These Old Broads” (2001): In her final TV movie, Taylor played a show-biz agent who attempts to reunite a once-famous trio of actresses (Debbie Reynolds, Shirley MacLaine, Joan Collins). (Reynolds’ daughter, Carrie Fisher, wrote the screenplay.)

LOCAL TOPICS ON TV

“Community Connection” (7 a.m. Sunday on 21 WFMJ-TV, and 10 a.m. Tuesday on Time Warner Cable community access channel): Mary Smith of the Mahoning Valley Epilepsy Fund will join host Madonna Chism Pinkard to offer support to individuals and families dealing with the disorder.

November is National Caregivers Awareness month. Dr. Angel Ricciulli of the Eastern Ohio Chiropractic Society will discuss the services available to the growing number of caregivers in the community.

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Chorus to present Handel’s ‘Messiah’

NEW CASTLE, pa.

The New Castle Music Club Chorus will present Handel’s “Messiah” at 3 p.m. Sunday in the Trinity Ministry Center of St. Jude’s Episcopal Church, corner of Mill and North streets. Admission is free but donations will be accepted. Kathryn Miller of North Lima, Ohio, will be the organ accompanist. Miller is an adjunct instructor at Youngstown State University in the choral department, and the organist/choir director at Westminster Presbyterian Church in Boardman, Ohio, and Congregation Rodef Sholom in Youngstown.

Holiday art classes

Salem

Daydreamers Art Studio, 127 Penn Ave., is offering holiday art classes through Dec. 15. Participants will create unique holiday projects to use as decorations or give as gifts. Projects range from ornaments and block-printed cards to fused glass jewelry and paintings on banners or canvas.

Projects are suitable for mixed age groups and adults, and are a nice way to spend time with family and friends. No experience or skill is necessary. Call 330-332-1760.


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