| 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...
| 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.
| Dec 3, 2011
| 12:35 PM
Few films in movie history — and maybe no other film by a first-time writer-director — proved to be the breakthrough moment for as many talents as a made-in-Baltimore comedy-drama called "Diner."
Viewers still respond to all the people in it,...
| Dec 4, 2011
| 2:15 PM
Looking for something to do this week? Check out our list of everything going on from 12/5-12/11.
MOVIES OPENING (Friday; subject to change)
New Year’s Eve
The Young Turks (series debut; 7 p.m.; Current)
| Dec 11, 2011
| 10:33 AM
Sherry Korsover waited 51 years for her Forest Park High classmate, Barry Levinson, to sign her yearbook.
"I was so in love with you," she told a smiling Levinson Saturday night, as about 800 "Diner" fans came to Johns Hopkins University to celebrate the...
| Dec 13, 2011
| 2:30 PM
Werner's luncheonette, the downtown fixture that was a gathering spot for politicians and lawyers, will reopen under new ownership.
Werner's, which closed on April 15 after a 61-year run, has been sold to John Smoudianis, the owner of Never on Sunday,...
| Dec 15, 2011
| 11:15 AM
Regarding the celebration in Baltimore for Barry Levinson's movie "Diner," ("Cast members, director celebrate 'Diner's 30th," Dec. 12, I trust we will not be celebrating Mr. Levinson's "Homicide: Life on the Street."
Francis J. Gorman, Baltimore
| 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...
| 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...
| Jan 15, 2012
| 5:00 AM
Carl Sagan observed: "If you wish to make an apple pie from scratch, you must first invent the universe." And if you wish to comprehend the palpable dynamic that operates between Baltimore fans and their professional football team, you first have to...