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"I Am Divine," a documentary on the life and career of Baltimore's favorite home-grown drag queen, was to make its debut Saturday night at the South by Southwest arts festival in Austin, Texas. Director Jeffrey Schwarz, interviewed for SXSW's online...
At age 50, she's still big and beautiful. Beginning this year, Perry Hall High School will mark a half-century of existence with celebratory events stretching 14 months. "It's going to be a party," Principal George Roberts said. The scope of the...
Judge Elsbeth Levy Bothe, a well-known former criminal defense attorney who served on the Baltimore Circuit Court for nearly two decades and had a taste for the macabre, died Wednesday at her Homeland residence of complications from a stroke she had...
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"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,...
Frankly fake but authentically Baltimore, the Formstone that swaths many a rowhouse may seem low-brow or even tacky to some. But should it be illegal? A proposed overhaul of the Baltimore's zoning code would do just that, banning the faux stone...
Parker Brightman, of Bel Air, has been living a double life. By day, he is a 10-year-old student like many others at Hickory Elementary School. But when he's not in school, Parker has been traveling, trying to find work as an actor. He has pursued...
The Baltimore SunIt was the Orioles’ final regular-season series in Tampa Bay -- three October games that preceded the team’s first trip to the playoffs in 15 years -- and I was sitting in Orioles manager Buck Showalter’s office in the visiting clubhouse...
Season's greetings, hon! Hard to believe 2012 is almost over. You know us — busy, busy! If we weren't opening a Ripley's "Odditorium," we were putting historic landmarks up for sale. When we weren't helping John Waters hitchhike across the country,...
Harvey G. Alexander, who founded and served as executive director of the Baltimore Film Festival and also read poetry on WBJC-FM, died Nov. 23 of pulmonary edema at Franklin Square Medical Center. He was 77. "I first got to know him in 1964 at Martick'...
I was fooled by the summer calm of old Lutherville, the Victorian village in Baltimore County that hides behind York Road, the Beltway and Interstate 83. On a cloudy morning, Lutherville's timeless homes seemed to be enjoying a July holiday, with abundant...
Hampden Hi-Fi wrapped up its Roosevelt Park outdoor concert series last Friday, July 27, with what looked to be one of the biggest crowds of its eight-week run, despite the heat. And while nothing official has been announced, here's hoping organizers...
In 1987, The Sun's editorial board decided to bestow upon the Johns Hopkins University's then-president, Steven Muller, a newly created award: Marylander of the Year. The distinction was meant to honor the person who "contributed the most to Baltimore and...
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