| Nov 22, 2013
| 3:15 AM
In life and death, President John F. Kennedy, who was assassinated 50 years ago Friday, had numerous ties to Harford County, beyond the Northeastern Expressway that traverses the county and bears his name.
Kennedy campaigned in Harford when most local...
| Nov 16, 2013
| 5:21 AM
Seeing footage of CBS newsman Walter Cronkite, his voice catching as he announces Preisdent John F. Kennedy's death, sends a chill through Diane Scharper, a poet and author who teaches writing at Towson University.
"Even now, it brings tears to your...
| Nov 16, 2013
At the federal courthouse, a judge was swearing in 102 new citizens. In a downtown hotel, the Santa Claus Anonymous charity was having a luncheon. Races were underway at Pimlico, and a shift of Bethlehem Steel workers would soon clock out at Sparrows...
| Nov 18, 2013
| 1:56 PM
The other day (OK, it was last week -- your humble correspondent has been way behind on everything lately), Washington National Opera presented the premieres of three 20-minute pieces that as part of its second annual American Opera Initiative. I found...
| Nov 22, 2013
| 9:44 AM
Though my memories of the assassination of John F. Kennedy are vivid and have marked me, and I expect never to forget the terrible sound of those muffled drums in the funeral procession, I do not feel compelled to share the mundane circumstances of a...
| May 23, 2013
Although there's still a great deal to be learned about the scandals and controversies swirling around the White House like so many ominous dorsal fins in the surf, the nature of President Barack Obama's bind is becoming clear. The best defenses of his...
| Dec 7, 2012
| 2:50 AM
I had always wished that my great-grandmother, who lived in Maryland during the Civil War, had written some personal notes as to what it was like for her at the time. They would be especially interesting for us now. With that thought in mind, I wrote some...
| May 15, 2013
| 11:04 AM
Since "Nixon in China," the 1987 masterwork by John Adams that launched what some wag described as a new genre labeled "CNN Opera," contemporary events have been fairer game than ever for composers and librettists.
The list of newsy operas, which...
| May 8, 2013
| 1:38 PM
Fifty years later, the assassination of John F. Kennedy remains a galvanizing event, studied by serious scholars and conspiracy fringers with equal intensity.
People who were old enough in 1963 still remember everything about the news flash that...
| Mar 28, 2013
| 3:07 PM
In 1936, Clare Booth Luce surprised theatergoers with “The Women,” a snappy — and snapping — play about catty New York socialities and wannabes, performed by an all-female cast. Three decades later, Canadian playwright Michel...
| Sep 6, 2012
| 8:02 AM
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| Jul 3, 2012
| 10:57 AM
Andy Griffith, one of the stars who put CBS on top of the TV world in the 1960s with an easy-going but culturally-packed sitcom that ran for eight seasons during that stormy decade in American life, died Tuesday at 86 at his North Carolina home in Roanoke...