| Oct 5, 2012
| 6:00 PM
Michael Burns Rafferty, who owned hardware businesses in Baltimore, died Sept. 28 of complications of Alzheimer's disease at Heatherwood Nursing and Rehabilitation Center in Newport, R.I. The former Guilford resident was 76.
Born in Providence, R.I.,...
| Apr 5, 2013
| 12:18 PM
If there is a single work that captures the essence of America in sound and movement, it's "Appalachian Spring," the ballet with music by Aaron Copland and choreography by Martha Graham that premiered in 1944 at the Library of Congress.
| Mar 9, 2013
Taiye Selasi's debut novel has been in publication for less than a week. But even before a single copy was sold, the glamorous 33-year-old was being hailed as the newest star of the literary world.
Selasi's publisher, The Penguin Group, is promoting...
| Mar 4, 2013
| 11:51 AM
A Johns Hopkins brain scientist is finding a neurological basis for a notion that many people believe intuitively — that music is as much a form of language as Spanish or French.
Charles Limb is one of just a handful of researchers worldwide...
| Mar 7, 2013
| 8:29 AM
Columbia Pro Cantare offers something old and something new for its next concert on Sunday, March 10, at 3 p.m. at First Evangelical Lutheran Church. There's a religious link of sorts between the old and new pieces, so having this concert take place in an...
| Feb 19, 2013
| 2:37 PM
Georg H.B. Luck, whose career teaching the classics at the Johns Hopkins University spanned two decades and included studying the role magic and witchcraft played in the theology and world of the ancient Greeks and Romans, died Sunday from complications...
| May 21, 2013
| 2:47 PM
Dr. Richard J. Bouchard, a retired cardiologist who played an instrumental role in the establishment of the cardiac catheterization laboratory at St. Agnes Hospital, died Saturday from non-Hodgkin's lymphoma at Stella Maris Hospice. The longtime...
| Feb 20, 2013
| 1:56 PM
William Deal Waxter III, a retired securities analyst and World War II veteran, died of a stroke Feb. 11 at Broadmead Retirement Community. The former Roland Park resident was 88.
Born in Baltimore and raised on Lombardy Place, he spent his summers at...
| Feb 20, 2013
| 6:24 PM
In naming Julia Marciari-Alexander as executive director on Wednesday, the Walters Art Museum board of directors entrusted one of Baltimore's most important arts institutions to a rising star — and signaled an emphasis on community engagement even...
| Feb 8, 2013
| 12:25 PM
Dr. William Dewey Blake, a retired University of Maryland School of Medicine professor who was chairman of the department of physiology, died of cancer Sunday at his Bath, Maine, home. The former Bolton Hill resident was 94.
Born in Summit, N.J., and...
| Nov 4, 2012
For Michael Meyerson, the Great Seal of the United States encapsulates the struggle over the relationship between religion and government that has become a defining characteristic of our nation.
The front of the seal, with its famous eagle, olive branch...
| Jan 22, 2013
The Rev. Eric W. Gritsch, a prominent Lutheran theologian, educator and author whose teaching career at the Lutheran Theological Seminary in Gettysburg, Pa., spanned more than three decades, died Dec. 29 at Johns Hopkins Bayview Medical Center of...