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  • J. Ernest Green's 'Voices of Light' resonate brilliantly

    J. Ernest Green's 'Voices of Light' resonate brilliantly
    J. Ernest Green's masterful conducting of the Annapolis Chorale, Chamber Orchestra and soloists in two performances of Richard Einhorn's "Voices of Light," an oratorio set to Carl Dreyer's 1928 silent film "The Passion of Joan of Arc," brought a unique...
  • Walters welcomes heavenly bodies

    Walters welcomes heavenly bodies
    To understand the appeal of sacred relics, which have caused wars and attracted devout pilgrims for nearly a millennium, look no further than Babe Ruth's bat. Baseball fans in Baltimore forked over $10 last week to hold the Sultan of Swat's 32-ounce club...
  • 'Les Miz School Edition' goes to head of its class

    'Les Miz School Edition' goes to head of its class
    Families that grew up with musical theater over the last 25 years will instantly recognize the face on the large banner over the doors at the Laurel Mill Playhouse. It is Emile Bayard's illustration of the waif Cosette from Victor Hugo's French novel,...
  • Centerstage gets a fresh start with a topical lineup

    Centerstage gets a fresh start with a topical lineup
    The big news in Baltimore theater this season is the arrival of British-born Kwame Kwei-Armah, who is taking the helm as the new artistic director of Centerstage (700 N. Calvert St., 410-332-0033). Kwei-Armah, who replaces Irene Lewis, has said he's...
  • 'Help' yourself to some rich cinema soul food

    'Help' yourself to some rich cinema soul food
    Nothing leaves movie-lovers feeling more nourished and content than a good drama. Watching a finely observed human struggle played out on screen is like cinema soul food, providing sustenance through its vital new connection to the world. Indeed, the...
  • 'Hugo': Giving cinema's birth a welcome rewinder

    'Hugo': Giving cinema's birth a welcome rewinder
    Martin Scorsese has made so many provocative movies over the decades that probably the only way left for him to shock an audience was to make a children's film. Yes, "Hugo" is rated PG. It's also in 3-D, meaning that this Christmas release delivers the...
  • Waxing poetic: Words front and center at Waverly Library

    Waxing poetic: Words front and center at Waverly Library
    The Waverly Library came alive with the power of poetry Sept. 24. It was one of hundreds of sites worldwide where poets convened simultaneously in hundred of events in 450 cities and 95 countries to promote environmental, social and political change....
  • Good read on pi day

    Good read on pi day
    I must have a bit of math-nerd in me, because of all the poems I ever was taught in school, one of the few that stayed with me was a humorous French ditty about pi. The number of letters in each word conformed to the results for pi, which is the ratio...
  • Catonsville artist and language teacher uses paint to express herself

    Catonsville artist and language teacher uses paint to express herself
    "Do what you love and do not worry too much about the rest." That personal motto is evident from the moment a visitor steps into Carla Cerrato's house in Catonsville. Bold reds, silky blues, light greens and pinks dance in big splotches and swirls of...
  • The French (and Spanish) connection

    The French (and Spanish) connection
    Drew Wall, a junior at Atholton High School, says a curious thing happened after he visited Spain in a student exchange program last summer: He found himself automatically translating a popular song that got stuck in his head into Spanish. The...
  • Elinora Bowdoin Bolton, French teacher

    Elinora Bowdoin Bolton, French teacher
    Elinora Bowdoin Bolton, a former French teacher who had been a celebrated 1940s women's tennis player, died of heart failure in her sleep Tuesday at the Keswick Multicare Center. The former Howard County resident was 93. Family members said she was...
  • Celebrating a world of diversity at Hammond High

    There's a hallway in Hammond High School lined with 56 flags, one for every country represented in the school's student body, which is one of the most diverse in the county. It was those countries, races and ethnicities that were celebrated Tuesday,...