'Jersey Boys," fun in Fells Point, street art in Little Italy and lots of free stuff -- this week in Baltimore arts
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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

  • Family-friendly 'Kiddie Flamingos' keeps anarchic spirit of Waters original

    Family-friendly 'Kiddie Flamingos' keeps anarchic spirit of Waters original

    What if you not only made John Waters' proudly X-rated "Pink Flamingos" kid-friendly, but actually cast preteens in the roles of the defensively filthy Babs Johnson, the perverse Connie and Raymond Marble, and the egg-static Edie the Egg Lady? You'd get a performance just a tad less disgusting,...

  • David Simon tweets the n-word, a firestorm ensues

    David Simon tweets the n-word, a firestorm ensues

    Writer/producer David Simon is taking considerable heat online for using the N-word in a sarcastic tweet about a town hall meeting on black issues that aired on Fox News, featuring Donald Trump and with Sean Hannity as host. “Hannity my n---a!” Simon tweeted on Monday. “If they couldn’t get a Ta-Nehisi...

  • Baltimore Book Festival, Mike Rowe and more top Baltimore-area events this week

    Baltimore Book Festival, Mike Rowe and more top Baltimore-area events this week

    Baltimore Book Festival Being in the word business, we love books. And we bet you do, too. They're handy, attractive, durable, filled with all sorts of wonderful ideas. This weekend, Baltimore celebrates the bibliophiles among us, bringing together authors and the magical words they produce with...

  • Hampdenfest, Maroon 5 and more of the top Baltimore-area events this week

    Hampdenfest, Maroon 5 and more of the top Baltimore-area events this week

    Hampdenfest Four blocks of arts and crafts vendors, three stages filled with live music, neighborhood merchants offering all sorts of cool stuff, food to eat of every sort — oh, and, of course, a pie-eating contest and the not-quite-glamorous (but always stupendous) toilet bowl race. Yes, it must...

  • John Waters' 'Multiple Maniacs': perverted, sacrilegious and looking better than ever

    John Waters' 'Multiple Maniacs': perverted, sacrilegious and looking better than ever

    The world would never be the same. The year was 1970. Richard Nixon was in the White House, the Vietnam War was raging. Woodstock had played out the previous year as one of the era's finest moments, Altamont as one of its darkest. The Orioles, with Frank and Brooks Robinson, were the best team...

  • The players of 'Multiple Maniacs'

    The players of 'Multiple Maniacs'

    John Waters, 70, has written and directed 10 movies since "Multiple Maniacs," the most recent being "A Dirty Shame" (2004). In 2002, a musical version of his 1988 film "Hairspray" opened on Broadway and went on to win eight Tonys. He is also an artist, author and frequent TV presence. "Kiddie Flamingos,"...

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