| 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...
| 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...
| 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...
| 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...
| Nov 17, 2012
The holiday season wouldn't be the holiday season without colorful music and dance events.
And, just as department stores break out the Christmas decorations earlier and earlier, some performing arts organizations get into the swing before Thanksgiving....
| Oct 2, 2012
| 7:58 AM
Katye Byram, of Stevenson, was recently hired by Baltimore School for the Arts as Development Associate. Prior to BSA, Byram owned Winters Media Group, a printing company in New York City that specialized in marketing solutions. Byram has also served on...
| Apr 21, 2011
| 9:23 PM
From Faidley's at Lexington Market to the Washington Monument, from Camden Yards to the Inner Harbor, a motorcade will ferry the body of William Donald Schaefer on a two-hour farewell trip Monday afternoon through the hometown that he loved and led....
| Apr 25, 2011
| 3:50 PM
William Donald Schaefer — the former mayor, governor and comptroller who left an indelible mark on Baltimore — is back in the city for one last tour Monday afternoon.
His body was being driven by motorcade past old haunts and spots...