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Chris Kaltenbach

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Chris Kaltenbach is a native of Baltimore, a graduate of Loyola University Maryland and a three-decade veteran of The Sun; he covers Baltimore arts and entertainment, with an emphasis on film and pop culture. His work has been recognized by the Washington-Baltimore Newspaper and the National Association of Secondary School Principals. He teaches film at Harford Community College. His favorite movie is “King Kong,” his favorite band is the Rolling Stones, and he believes that life begins anew on Orioles’ Opening Day.

Recent Articles

  • Demolition work at Mayfair Theatre to begin today

    Demolition work at Mayfair Theatre to begin today

    Partial demolition of the 112-year-old Mayfair Theatre, a Howard Street landmark with roots that date back to the 1870s, is scheduled to begin today. "Deconstruction of the south wall" is set to begin today, Tania Baker, director of communications for Baltimore Housing, said in an email. Westbound...

  • Name to know: Josh Kohn, performance director

    Name to know: Josh Kohn, performance director

    As part of The Baltimore Sun's Fall Arts Guide, reporters and critics picked 10 up-and-comers whose names you should get to know. See the full list here.  Josh Kohn, 35, performance director, Creative Alliance Josh Kohn, who succeeded Creative Alliance co-founder Megan Hamilton as a director of...

  • Name to know: Michael Faulkner, filmmaker

    Name to know: Michael Faulkner, filmmaker

    As part of The Baltimore Sun's Fall Arts Guide, reporters and critics picked 10 up-and-comers whose names you should get to know. See the full list here.  Michael Faulkner, 45, filmmaker Still photography had long been Michael Faulkner's hobby. But that was before he heard that Baltimore beatboxer...

  • Baltimore Comic Con, Bad Boy Family Reunion Tour and more of the top events this week

    Baltimore Comic Con, Bad Boy Family Reunion Tour and more of the top events this week

    Baltimore Comic Con Reading comic books. Collecting comic books. Dressing like you're a character in the comic books. Yep, it'll be all comics all the time this weekend, as the 17th annual Baltimore Comic Con brings Batman, Iron Man, Wonder Woman and all their fans to the convention center, 1 W....

  • Lewis Museum names executive director, Wanda Draper

    Lewis Museum names executive director, Wanda Draper

    The Reginald F. Lewis Museum of Maryland African American History & Culture has named Wanda Q. Draper its new executive director. A veteran communications professional in Baltimore, she's arriving as the 11-year-old museum seems in many ways reinvigorated — in the wake of the death of Freddie Gray,...

  • Best bets: Film

    Best bets: Film

    'Multiple Maniacs' Unfiltered, unrestrained John Waters — the best kind! The happily unregenerate director's 1970 opus, in which Divine serves as ringleader for a touring "Cavalcade of Perversion" and gets molested by a 15-foot lobster for her troubles, has been restored to its full glory. Ah, this...

  • Maryland State Fair: Old favorites, new twists not to miss this year

    Maryland State Fair: Old favorites, new twists not to miss this year

    The folks at the Maryland State Fair are putting on their show for the 135th time this year, and they've gotten pretty good at it. For generations of Marylanders, a summer pilgrimage to Timonium has been an annual tradition — a sure way to have fun, eat well (not always healthily, but well) and...

  • The Maryland State Fair, Brian Wilson and more of the top Baltimore-area events this week

    The Maryland State Fair, Brian Wilson and more of the top Baltimore-area events this week

    Maryland State Fair Welcome to the joys and marvels of the Maryland State Fair, for the 135th time showcasing the Free State's greatest vegetables, finest farm animals, loudest carnival barkers (seems like it, at least), funnest rides and all those other earmarks of summer. Nowhere else this week...

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