| Jun 8, 2013
UPDATE: This just in on June 13, 2013: Marni Nixon has had to cancel her scheduled appearance with the Baltimore Symphony this week due to what a press release from the orchestra describes as "a sudden temporary illness." Read more on the Artsmash blog....
| Sep 24, 2012
| 1:33 PM
Leonard Bernstein, the brilliant American conductor and composer, did not just wear his heart on his sleeve. All his worries were clearly exposed as well.
This comes through in many of his compositions, where there's a palpable sense of struggle —...
| Sep 22, 2012
| 11:49 AM
The annual Primetime Emmy Awards is a good place to catch a glimpse of beloved TV stars, the latest fashion trends and, hopefully, see your favorite show rake in those golden statues.
Julie Ter Borg, a mom and a Bel Air resident, will be tuning in Sunday...
| May 14, 2013
| 4:53 AM
Company's coming to Pimlico Race Course.
For the throngs expected at Saturday's Preakness, the hospitality team at Pimlico Race Course is bringing in 7,000 pounds of crab meat and 3,000 pounds of aged tenderloin. Did someone remember to get ice? Yes:...
| May 3, 2013
| 7:34 AM
The Baltimore School for the Arts can boast its first nomination for a Tony Award -- thanks to graduate Shalita Grant, whose debut Broadway bow has won her a nod for Best Featured Actress in a Play.
"Graduates have been nominated for Grammys and Emmy...
| Apr 18, 2013
| 2:26 PM
Rarely does a literary classic transfer from page to stage as eloquently as Jane Austen's "Pride and Prejudice" does in the current production by the Annapolis Shakespeare Company at Bowie Playhouse.
Everything works beautifully, beginning with Jon...
| Apr 18, 2013
| 9:51 AM
According to an old song, there’s a broken heart for every light on Broadway.
There’s also a lot of humor to be mined from all that disappointment, all those shattered dreams littering the theater industry, where producers scramble for...
| Apr 25, 2013
| 12:36 PM
Bay Theatre Company in Annapolis caps its 2012-2013 season with Arthur Miller's "The Price," a play that may be among the lesser-known of his works but nonetheless strikes a nerve with contemporary audiences.
Miller's rarely staged, insightful play...
| Apr 26, 2013
| 5:56 PM
"Top Chef" host Tom Colicchio stopped by Heavy Seas Alehouse on Friday afternoon with his new fishing buddy, the actor Josh Charles.
The news of Colicchio's visit was circulated on social media by Heavy Seas executive chef Matt Seeber, who was the...
| Apr 9, 2013
| 9:17 AM
Powerful, intense and haunting best describes Venus Theatre's "Following Sarah," a play that follows five female cross-country runners at a prestigious boarding school as they try to deal with a major, life-changing event.
The play, Venus Theatre's...
| Jun 26, 2013
| 5:33 AM
This past weekend in Fairhaven, Mass., I had a chance to catch Mick Foley doing standup comedy.
I have seen him before, at "The Improv" after Summerslam 2012 in Toronto, and at other places. This is the sixth time I have seen his act. Each time after...
| Apr 12, 2013
| 12:14 PM
"Deep" and "sitcom" are not words often used in the same sentence.
But a visit to the "VEEP" soundstage in Columbia gave a glimpse of the larger cultural power of this savvy satire from HBO, returning for its second season Sunday night. I also came away...