| Oct 25, 2012
| 2:28 PM
Columbia Pro Cantare opens its 36th season with a choral blast when it does Carl Orff's "Carmina Burana" on Saturday, Oct. 27, at 8 p.m., at Jim Rouse Theatre at Wilde Lake High School. It's such a popular piece of classical music that audiences seemingly...
| Apr 20, 2012
| 3:41 PM
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,...
| Dec 5, 2012
| 8:15 AM
Former Gov. Robert L. Ehrlich Jr.'s column on French economic policy is unfairly critical of a great nation that perhaps has contributed more to the world's culture — in literature, music, philosophy and art — than any other country on earth...
| Dec 7, 2012
| 10:58 AM
When author Margaret Meacham was a little girl, she let her imagination soar while perched high in the branches of a buckeye tree in her family's Pittsburgh backyard.
Now, half a century after those leafy daydreams, the 60-year-old Meacham is a popular...
| Nov 15, 2012
| 1:04 PM
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...
| Feb 11, 2011
| 11:39 AM
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...
| Aug 4, 2011
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,...
| Sep 6, 2011
| 9:32 AM
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...
| Dec 5, 2011
| 11:56 AM
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.
| Dec 7, 2011
| 12:28 PM
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...
| Sep 27, 2011
| 2:53 PM
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....
| Jul 27, 2011
| 6:29 AM
"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...