| Sep 25, 2011
| 6:48 PM
A preview of "The War of 1812," a documentary scheduled to debut on PBS next month, will be held in Baltimore Monday night at Landmark Theatres Harbor East Cinema.
The film, is produced by WNED-TV, a public television station in Buffalo, and Florentine...
| Dec 3, 2011
A bevy of Santas will not tap-dance their way into Rockette-style formations onstage to help the Baltimore Symphony Orchestra celebrate the Christmas season this year.
That cute tradition, and the rest of the Holiday Spectacular presented by the BSO...
| Sep 29, 2011
| 12:51 PM
Nora Lee Scanlan, a retired Howard County public school guidance counselor and newspaper columnist, died Sept. 22 of breast cancer at Gilchrist Hospice Care in Columbia.
She was 71.
Born in Seattle and raised in St. Paul, Minn., Ms. Scanlan was a 1958...
| Sep 27, 2011
| 1:23 PM
Check out these great getaways for the fall, including a mouthwatering weekend at the NYC Food Film Festival and a "Dirty Dancing" themed stay at Mountain Lake Hotel.
If you can't afford the trip to Munich to toss...
| Oct 12, 2011
| 4:19 PM
A 13-year-old Romesh Vance sat on a Baltimore carousel eight years ago, spinning slowly as he predicted his future.
"I think all our lives [are] going to be bad now," he said.
The statement was captured on camera by the documentary filmmakers...
| Oct 13, 2011
| 11:49 AM
Despite its promotion by The Sun last week, the recent PBS television program about the War of 1812 once again ignored the Battle of North Point, which was fought in 1814 around the area of what is now Dundalk-Edgemere. This seemed like a deliberate...
| Jun 30, 2012
Matters of faith continue to divide people in dreadful ways, but there has always been at least one thing that religions have in common — the urge to express belief through art.
That's a point driven home in a sumptuous 90-minute documentary by...
| Oct 14, 2011
| 7:30 AM
The Public Broadcasting Service recently presented a two-hour documentary on the War of 1812, the so-called "forgotten war." Well, they forgot to include the Battle of North Point, one of the few land battles the Americans won against the British....
| Jul 13, 2012
| 5:48 AM
Blame it on Lawrence Welk.
If you're unfamiliar with that name, members of the American Accordionists' Association will give you an extra-warm welcome to their festival in Baltimore this week.
Accordionists in this country have long struggled with the...
| Oct 26, 2011
| 10:09 AM
A recent letter to the Sun by Martin K. Van Horn ("PBS documentary on War of 1812 was flawed," Oct. 14) and an article by Fred Rasmussen ("War of 1812 turned at North Point," Oct. 23) complained that PBS's documentary on the War of 1812 failed to cover...
| Nov 5, 2011
| 9:22 AM
Andy Rooney, whose CBS career spans the entire post-war history of network news, died Friday as a result of complications following minor surgery, the network announced.
A mainstay of Sunday night viewing for millions of Americans, the 92-year-old Rooney...
| Aug 27, 2012
| 6:02 AM
Forget the broadcast networks of ABC, NBC and CBS.
And forget PBS, too, unless you are part of the minority that doesn't have cable or online access. Public television simply doesn't have the resources any longer to do any kind of original, first-rate...