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100 things every Marylander must do at least once

There are some things you have to see or do for yourself at least once -- and Maryland has no shortage of them. Start checking things off your list. These are in no particular order, so get creative with your agenda. Keep in mind: Many of these recommendations are seasonal. Check websites. Find...

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  • Play about Donny Hathaway will return to Center Stage

    Play about Donny Hathaway will return to Center Stage

    "Twisted Melodies," a one-man play about the difficult life of soul artist Donny Hathaway, was such a hit with audiences last year at Baltimore Center Stage that its run was extended. If you missed it, or want to experience it again, another chance is coming. The play, written and superbly performed...

  • BSO's second New Music Festival to offer another colorful mix of works by living composers

    BSO's second New Music Festival to offer another colorful mix of works by living composers

    With warm weather, many an orchestra slips into a mode of super-popular classics (Tchaikovsky’s “1812 Overture” is a given) and other lighter fare. Although the Baltimore Symphony Orchestra certainly offers its share of this kind of programming — it will perform the soundtrack to a Harry Potter...

  • In Washington debut, ‘Hamilton’ feels freshly relevant

    In Washington debut, ‘Hamilton’ feels freshly relevant

    Complaints and taunts aimed at immigrants. A sex scandal involving a high government official. Intense partisan bickering fueled by short-fused tempers. Tired of being bombarded with all those current, terribly distressing issues? Head to the Kennedy Center Opera House, where the superb national...

  • The Walters' renovated Mount Vernon mansion is a work of art in itself

    The Walters' renovated Mount Vernon mansion is a work of art in itself

    The 19th-century mansion at 1 W. Mount Vernon Place that is part of the Walters Art Museum resembles a giant white wedding cake. The three-story home rises in visible layers, and the roofline is topped with frosting-like dollops of plaster. Inside, the curved stairway designed by Charles A. Platt...

  • For author Michael Chabon, fatherhood is his driving passion

    For author Michael Chabon, fatherhood is his driving passion

    First born was Sophie, who is 23. Then came Zeke , Ida-Rose and finally, 15-year-old Abe — two boys and two girls who share a family obsession with the cult British sci-fi television show “Doctor Who” and the confidence to develop idiosyncratic sartorial styles. But the four siblings differ in...

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