| Oct 24, 2013
| 12:10 PM
Ballet Theatre of Maryland's artistic director, Dianna Cuatto, has opened the 31st season for the state's premier professional ballet company with a proven winner, "Beauty and the Beast."
Cuatto's choreography, combining romantic elements of Jean...
| Nov 2, 2013
In John Logan's heralded play "Red," the brilliant, suffered-no-fools painter Mark Rothko doesn't have much patience for his new assistant, Ken.
"You have a lot to learn, young man," the artist says. "Philosophy. Theology. Literature. Poetry. Drama....
| Dec 16, 2013
| 11:24 AM
Season's greetings to all South Laurel/Montpelier residents! Council member Mary Lehman, who represents District 1 on the Prince George's County Council, hosted a rousing kickoff of the holiday with her third annual Senior Appreciation Breakfast for...
| Dec 11, 2013
| 2:30 AM
Visitors to Fallston High School, as well as the students and staff who are there every day, are being treated to the sight of a student-designed and fabricated mosaic installed at the entrance to the school's main office.
The mosaic, which was...
| Dec 14, 2013
| 5:08 PM
This winter, Baltimore is shaping up to be a place where talk is cheap — and enlightening.
Two new free speaker series are in the works: The Contemporary museum will present artists with national reputations talking about their creative process....
| Dec 7, 2013
| 6:59 PM
One hundred years ago, Bohemian-born William Oktavec, a butcher by trade and a would-be artist, arrived in Baltimore from New York with his wife and young son. He set up a grocery shop at the corner of North Collington and Ashland avenues in the area...
| Dec 7, 2013
| 8:01 AM
Executive producer Frank Rich says Stephen Sondheim made just one demand before he gave his blessing to the film “Six by Sondheim,” which premieres Monday night at 9 on HBO.
“Just don’t do the same old, same old,” Rich...
| Dec 4, 2013
| 1:03 PM
Arthur Lee Shreve Waxter, a Towson and Bolton Hill real estate developer who was a former Maryland Arts Council chairman, died of cancer Sunday at Talbot Hospice House in Easton. The longtime Roland Park resident was 87.
Born in Baltimore and raised...
| Oct 23, 2013
| 9:35 AM
Humble plywood becomes something exalted at the hands of David Knopp.
The sculptor and craftsman (he accepts both labels) who builds his creations in the garage studio next to his house in the Idlewylde neighborhood in Towson, said plywood inspires...
| Oct 5, 2013
Henry Walters and J.P. Morgan were frenemies.
Both were the sons of powerful fathers. They didn't come into their own until they reached middle age, when they were widely acknowledged as two of the premier financiers of the Gilded Age. Both displayed an...
| Oct 4, 2013
| 7:40 AM
Ceramic artist Brian Beckenheimer admits that after owning As the Wheel Turns, a store in Harborplace for 27 years, and doing art shows for 34 years, "I was totally burned out."
He sold his house in Owings Mills last year and took the year off, moving...
| Sep 26, 2013
| 1:02 PM
On a corner in a quiet Ellicott City neighborhood is the ranch-style home of Michael and Kathleen Van Meter. Snuggled into a third of an acre of tall elm trees, the brick house neatly meets the aspirations for any young couple weary of renting and ready...