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Marching On

Marching On

On a recent summer morning, this tiny town was jolted from stillness when the syncopated rhythms played on drums by black boys and men rumbled through its streets. The drummers marched and sweated, their white shakos insufficient shields from the oppressive heat. In front of them, a group of female...

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  • Baltimore-made art to be displayed on White House lawn

    Baltimore-made art to be displayed on White House lawn

    A Baltimore-made work of art will be headed for the White House Monday. On Sunday, “Mythbusters” co-host Adam Savage, Robert W. Deutsch Fellow Jen Schachter and youth from the Digital Harbor Foundation will put the finishing touches on a 7-foot custom-made interactive art installation before sending...

  • A lively 'Carmina Burana' from the BSO, colorful vocal forces

    A lively 'Carmina Burana' from the BSO, colorful vocal forces

    Carl Orff's exuberant cantata "Carmina Burana" has pretty much held the public enthralled since its premiere in 1937. That the first audience happened to be in Nazi Germany gives some of us pause — eminent musicologist Richard Taruskin once referred to the piece as "the original 'Springtime for...

  • Station North Arts & Entertainment District names new executive director

    Station North Arts & Entertainment District names new executive director

    Elissa Blount Moorhead has been named executive director and chief creative officer of the Station North Arts & Entertainment District. Blount Moorhead starts on the job Oct. 25. She succeeds Ben Stone, who resigned last spring to take a job in Washington after five years running the nonprofit...

  • Hit musical 'Jersey Boys' makes energetic return to Hippodrome

    Hit musical 'Jersey Boys' makes energetic return to Hippodrome

    Working its way back to the Hippodrome Theatre for the third time in five years, the touring production of "Jersey Boys" again delivers a satisfying combination of hit parade and eventful backstory about Frankie Valli and the Four Seasons. Although "Jersey Boys" will finally say "Bye Bye Baby" to...

  • A solid 'Othello' from Chesapeake Shakespeare

    A solid 'Othello' from Chesapeake Shakespeare

    In a world hardly lacking for villains or villainous motivations, Shakespeare's "Othello" retains its ability to confront and stir. Time has not dulled this tale of a small-minded man who topples a better, braver fellow by unleashing that most debilitating of human emotions — jealousy. That the...

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