| Sep 18, 2012
| 8:21 AM
An affordable-housing developer's ongoing efforts to keep teachers from leaving Baltimore reached a new milestone Sunday, Sept. 16, as Sean Flanigan, 36, proudly showed off a vacant, rundown row house in Remington.
The now-gutted house will be fixed up...
| Sep 13, 2012
| 4:32 PM
You might call Tracie Thoms a triple-triple threat: The Baltimore native sings, dances and acts, and her career encompasses film, television and theater.
Introduced to acting and television at an early age — her father, Donald Thoms, is a...
| Aug 10, 2012
| 3:58 PM
Margaret H. "Maggie" Rittler, an educator whose lifelong dream was teaching special-education students, died Aug. 3 of an aneurysm while on vacation on Cape Cod.
The Cockeysville resident was 44.
Mrs. Rittler was stricken while attending a movie and was...
| Jun 29, 2013
They were sprawled on their backs all over the floor, holding their stomachs and emitting a chorus of deep wails and moans.
It could have been mistaken for a mass outbreak of food poisoning, but these kids were merely going through vocal exercises,...
| Jun 25, 2013
| 3:48 PM
Catonsville resident Aidan Callahan was one of five students from two Baltimore County magnet high schools who produced movies that premiered at the second annual Baltimore High School Film Festival June 6 at the Charles Theater.
Callahan, a student...
| 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...
| Feb 17, 2013
| 5:59 PM
Fourteen-year-old Caitlyn Fernandes of Dayton has dreams of one day being an actress, but when she landed a role in a television special that will air this week on Maryland Public Television, it wasn't the bright lights that attracted her attention. It...
| Feb 28, 2013
| 11:05 AM
Isidor Saslav, a former Baltimore Symphony Orchestra concertmaster and Peabody Institute violin teacher, died of complications from cancer Jan. 26 at a hospital in Tyler, Texas. The former Mount Washington resident was 74.
Born in Jerusalem, he moved...
| Feb 19, 2013
| 5:50 PM
Disco was long dead when Charles Village neighbors Rebecca Bruce and Halle Van der Gaag were raising their children in the late 1990s.
At the time, the Goucher College graduates were young mothers looking for a way to raise money to build playgrounds at...
| Jan 22, 2013
| 5:33 AM
"Hairspray" is the product that just keeps giving.
In 1988, John Waters added indelibly to his in-a-class-by-itself filmography with this tale of youth, love, race relations, and irrepressible dancing in early-1960s Baltimore. Fourteen years later,...
| 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...