| Sep 20, 2011
| 1:56 PM
As word began spreading Tuesday that the beloved movie "Diner" was being rejiggered as a Broadway show — with Sheryl Crow music, no less — the mood of the people could best be summed up with a universal head scratch.
Even in a world...
| Sep 22, 2011
Louis R. "Lou" Mills Jr., a nationally known and highly regarded recording engineer who was called "Baltimore's Godfather of Sound" and whose Cold Spring Lane studio was a destination for stars and musicians, died Friday of a heart attack at St. Joseph...
| Sep 27, 2011
| 7:43 AM
You'll laugh, you'll cry, but will you eat?
News came last week that a musical inspired by Barry Levinson's "Diner" is being prepped for Broadway. Meanwhile, the diner that Levinson used to film his 1982 breakthrough film was last seen tied to the...
| Jun 2, 2011
| 2:05 PM
Programming for open-air festivals is like programming for neighborhood theaters: You've got to know your audience. The Little Italy Outdoor Film Festival almost started a mini-riot one year when organizers decided not to open with "Moonstruck." Never...
| Mar 20, 2012
| 10:57 AM
We've got good news and bad news for those clamoring to see how the iconic Baltimore movie "Diner" is adapted into a musical.
First the good news: The show's debut is set.
It will open in San Francisco this fall.
The less good news: Because of the...
| Mar 23, 2012
| 8:15 AM
News broke the other day that "Diner" the musical would premiere in San Francisco.
The show's producers trumpeted the news with much fanfare, going on and on about their excitement to open the Barry Levinson/Sheryl Crow collaboration -- which is all...
| Apr 11, 2012
| 10:55 AM
The city is looking for someone to operate the Hollywood Diner. The comptroller's office has issued a formal request for a new operator of the property, made famous as a filming location for the Barry Levinson film "Diner."
Late last year, the city...
| Jun 7, 2011
| 11:08 AM
Jim Rouse's "festival market place" concept for the Inner Harbor, with retail pavilions and entertainment venues, brought with it the retail industry's pattern of re-branding and call for entertaining with ever new "attractions." This put the harbor...
| Jun 24, 2011
| 9:59 AM
BEST CELEBRITY: John Waters
Before "The Wire" made Baltimore the cultural proxy for dysfunctional locales, John Waters' sense of the absurd put our often-incorrigible and provincially original burg on the map with movies such as "Hairspray," "Polyester"...
| Nov 7, 2011
| 10:03 AM
Director Barry Levinson and cast members from his breakthrough 1982 hit "Diner" will re-unite in Baltimore next month for conversations and screenings in celebration of the film's 30th anniversary.
The centerpiece of the celebration will be a Dec. 10...
| Nov 21, 2011
| 12:25 PM
Leading up to the big Diner reunion on Dec. 10, The Charles is showing a retrospective of Barry Levinson's "Baltimore films." The screenings begin on Wednesday, Thanksgiving Eve, with "Avalon "(1990).
Ask 10 people what their favorite moment from the...
| Nov 21, 2011
| 12:27 PM
It takes a Big Band sound to battle the disco, punk, thrash rock, heavy metal and country-pop now dominating national soundtracks.
But that's exactly what the Zim Zemarel Band has done in the greater Baltimore area for the better part of 50 years.