| 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...
| Dec 5, 2012
| 10:20 AM
Tonight, we celebrate the season with the lighting of Baltimore's Washington Monument. But unless we take needed action, we are at risk of losing this festive tradition — along with one of our city's most iconic landmarks.
Sadly, the monument...
| 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 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...
| Mar 28, 2013
| 11:55 AM
The Baltimore Symphony Orchestra is launching a Music Box Series, designed for the 6-month- to 3-year-old set.
BSO vice president of education Carol Bogash calls the project “the final piece in the BSO’s educational framework” and...
| Dec 6, 2012
| 6:38 PM
Some were first-timers, others veterans. Under Baltimore's Washington Monument Thursday night, thousands gathered for carols, food truck carryout and a bit of light-hearted — if jam-packed — holiday camaraderie.
At the 41st annual lighting...
| Oct 10, 2012
| 8:42 AM
When a group of actors and actresses from Baltimore School for the Arts performed a set of short plays about the War of 1812 for the middle school students at St. Paul's School for Girls on Oct. 9, the event was also a showcase for one of the play's...
| Oct 29, 2012
| 1:22 PM
From Michael Cross-Barnet: Show of hands, please: How many of you progressive-minded parents out there think it’s OK to force a child to take music lessons against his or her will?
I’m guessing not too many. Maybe 10 or 15 percent?
| Mar 19, 2013
| 8:20 AM
Besides honoring veterans of the local arts scene, the Howard County Arts Council's Celebration of the Arts at Howard Community College's Smith Theatre on Saturday, March 23, also honors young performers who are just starting out. Its Rising Stars...