| Jun 10, 2013
| 1:08 PM
New operas don't often score knock-outs. But, if crowd response were the determining factor, "Approaching Ali" sure sounded like a champion Saturday night at the Kennedy Center, where Washington National Opera presented the premiere of this hour-long...
| Jun 1, 2013
In his typical rhyming style, Muhammad Ali might call it something like "a whopper of an opera."
The legendary boxer, who floated like a butterfly and stung like a bee, has inspired "Approaching Ali," a chamber opera with music by Carroll County...
| Jan 6, 2013
| 1:28 PM
In a city of aging, closely built rowhouses, where officials estimate smoke detectors are sufficiently installed in only about half, knowledge of fires is prevalent, even among the youngest of residents.
Ask a group of elementary and middle schoolers...
| Dec 20, 2012
| 11:52 AM
Watching a performance of "The Nutcracker" during Christmastime is a dream come true for many aspiring ballerinas.
Bona fide dancer and Bel Air hometown girl Shelby Kolar is going one step further and fulfilling her dream of performing in the...
| Dec 12, 2012
| 9:13 AM
Americans think we live in a meritocracy where hard work can take you from rags to riches. Access to a great education can be an escape from the cyclical poverty found in Baltimore and other major cites. Attending an elite university is particularly...
| May 10, 2013
| 3:33 PM
When Christa Daring was a student, she rode a bus from her Waverly home and crossed North Avenue on her way to classes at the Baltimore School for the Arts.
"This was always oh-so no-man's land," she said of the commercial crosstown street that is...
| 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...
| May 3, 2013
| 4:38 PM
As many times as it rolls around, I never outgrow the FlowerMart, which opened Friday and runs through Saturday. It's held in May and timed to take advantage of the best part of Maryland's spring. Any event that draws so many families, especially babies...
| May 7, 2013
| 8:45 AM
Nora Worthington, the resident costumer for the Baltimore School for the Arts, has long loved the idea of dressing up and living the past. As a sixth-grader, she starred in Hampton Elementary School's Bicentennial production, and she visited her two...
| Apr 29, 2013
| 3:00 AM
Baltimore City school officials say the nearly $1.2 billion budget the system unveiled last week will fund a raft of new academic endeavors, among them a new team to upgrade instruction in the sciences to meet the higher standards of the new national...
| Apr 9, 2013
| 6:23 PM
A Baltimore City employee was killed Tuesday afternoon when police said a man veered off an interstate and sped onto downtown streets, flipping the car he was driving in front of City Hall.
Matthew Hersl, 45, was the victim, family and friends said....
| Apr 9, 2013
| 2:53 PM
A Baltimore city employee was killed Tuesday afternoon after a man veered off an interstate and sped onto downtown streets, flipping the car he was driving in front of City Hall, according to police and the victim's family.
Matthew Hersl, an employee...