| May 7, 2012
| 4:27 PM
The Chesapeake Shakespeare Company, best known for its summer productions outdoors on the hilltop grounds of the 19th-century Patapsco Female Institute in Ellicott City, has purchased a historic site for its second home — the 1885 Mercantile Trust &...
| May 11, 2012
| 8:49 AM
Fans of Club Dubai, the upscale nightclub located downtown, have the rest of the year to enjoy its bottle service, pristine white couches and other swanky accommodations. But on Jan. 1, Dubai’s lease will end and so will its run at the historic...
| Aug 24, 2011
| 11:53 AM
Theater audiences are typically faced with no-no's before the action starts — no recording devices of any kind, no picture-taking.
Things are a little different at performances of "Bump," a dark comedy currently receiving its premiere production...
| May 19, 2012
100 Years Ago
Battle for academics
From a 20-year look back column in the Times (1892):
"At the City election the citizens Law and Order ticket had a walk over. Edward Norris was elected Mayor. Also, councilmen, William T. McCauley, William F....
| May 19, 2012
| 2:23 PM
Visitors to Baltimore's downtown on summer weekends will see up to 50 additional police officers, a show of force aimed at preventing a repeat of St. Patrick's Day, when hundreds of youths battled and a tourist was beaten — scenes the mayor...
| Feb 24, 2012
Sunday, Feb. 26
Genealogy Dwight Parker will give a presentation "Tracing your Slave Ancestors" at 3 p.m. at the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints, 4100 St. Johns Lane in Ellicott City. Parker will talk about how he researched his ancestors...
| May 26, 2012
| 11:12 AM
Vincent Lancisi stands in a pile of rubble sweating under his hard hat, while all around him — board by board, pipe by pipe and hammer blow by hammer blow — a theater is taking shape.
It's still nearly eight months until the opening of...
| Jun 2, 2012
Now in its tenth year, Ellicott City's Chesapeake Shakespeare Company in the Ruins will soon begin another summer season offering one the most unique theater experiences in the area.
Located in an open-air theater set amongst the backdrop of the historic...
| Jun 4, 2012
| 12:48 PM
This year marks the 35th anniversary of the Columbia Festival of the Arts. This popular annual Howard County event showcases music, dance, theater, visual arts, film and outdoor activities for the entire family. The event runs from June 15 through June...
| Jun 7, 2012
| 9:19 AM
Artists tend to work quietly in their studios, but eventually they emerge to exhibit their work in art galleries. Some Howard County artists only have to make a very short indoor walk from studio to gallery for the "Resident Visual Artists Exhibit 2012"...
| Jun 13, 2012
Happy summer, dear readers!
Summer officially begins with the summer solstice on June 21 at 2:46 a.m. in Havre de Grace (and all along the East Coast, USA, of course). I double dare you to stay awake and welcome summer's arrival. Visit Susquehanna...
| Feb 27, 2012
| 12:28 PM
Shakespeare's drama "The Merchant of Venice" is one of his trickiest plays to stage, because its central character, a Jewish merchant named Shylock, seemingly embodies anti-semitic stereotypes. It's not an easy play to sit through for anybody who...