| Mar 16, 2012
| 9:00 AM
Next week, Ringling Bros. and Barnum & Bailey will return to Baltimore with Fully Charged!, the 141st edition of The Greatest Show On Earth. Everyone at Ringling Bros. takes great pride in presenting quality family entertainment to audiences in...
| Mar 22, 2012
105 years of shows.
90,000 pounds of elephants.
And a bunch of shoes, size 28EEEEE. For the clowns, of course.
When it comes to the Ringling Bros. and Barnum & Bailey circus, an entertainment extravaganza that routinely, without being challenged, bills...
| Mar 21, 2012
| 12:45 PM
"When entertaining, it is always best to have an elephant," said Phineas T. Barnum.
I watched the unloading of the animals the other night by the Ringling Brothers Circus in back of the B.&O. Railroad Museum. The elephants all seemed well fed and quite...
| Mar 21, 2012
| 9:27 AM
ON THE SITE...
Mega Millions jackpot climbs to $290M: The top prize remains available after Tuesday's drawing, in which a Marylander won a $250,000 purse. The next drawing will be held Friday.
Brady Anderson returns to the Orioles as a trainer: The...
| Mar 23, 2012
| 7:41 PM
He stands on a grassy slope, right arm extended upward with an alfalfa treat, addressing his 4-ton companion in the tones of a tender friend.
"You're a sweetie, aren't you? You're special," Mike McClure says. And Dolly plucks the treat from his hand,...
| Jan 11, 2012
| 6:01 PM
On a sunny Saturday afternoon, the basement of a Clarksville duplex reverberates with the sounds of "War Pigs" by Black Sabbath.
River Hill High School junior Ryan Peake, 16, pounds the drums. Jackson Feroe, 17, and Conor Davis, 18, both River Hill...
| Jan 12, 2012
| 3:22 PM
So far in 2012, Hampden has been a pretty crazy place.
What I mean is, right before I sat down to write this column, I was outside trying to take a picture of a clown. No, I don't mean some goofball, I literally mean a clown. As in party clown.
| Jan 13, 2012
| 5:47 PM
When Elton John played 1st Mariner Arena last year, his first Baltimore performance in more than a decade, more than 12,000 fans turned out.
Sade, opening her first American concert tour in just as many years, drew an audience just as big later in the...
| Jan 18, 2012
| 10:25 AM
A couple of controversial, Internet piracy bills in Congress have pit the tech industry against the music business, even independents.
In a statement sent out early Wednesday afternoon, A2IM, the largest trade organization of independent musicians and...
| Feb 3, 2012
The Jewish Federation's annual Purim Carnival, "Purim Palooza," will be held from 1 p.m. to 4 p.m. Sunday, March 4, at Reservoir High School, 11550 Scaggsville Road in Fulton. Adults ages 18 to 55 can get tested to determine whether they...
| May 24, 2012
| 4:29 AM
Long before the throngs of audience members generate "oohs" and "ahhs," the staff of the UniverSoul Circus begins to craft its unusual performances, spending months combing the globe for fresh acts.
The result includes performers such as the Shaolin Kung...
| Feb 16, 2012
| 10:23 AM
The Gryphon Trio will be thinking a lot about Beethoven when this Canadian ensemble performs locally for the Candlelight Concert Society Saturday, Feb. 18 at 8 p.m. at Howard Community College's Smith Theatre.
"We love Beethoven," cellist Roman Borys...