| May 20, 2011
| 2:51 PM
Medieval knights searching in all the wrong places for the Holy Grail, singing as they go, will help fuel the first full season in the Patricia and Arthur Modell Performing Arts Center at the Lyric. So will John Waters, Baltimore's champion of all...
| Jan 1, 2012
| 10:31 AM
When it comes to pinball, Washington's loss is Baltimore's gain.
The National Pinball Museum, unexpectedly and unceremoniously kicked out of its Georgetown location last summer, opens Jan. 14 next to Power Plant Live. Soon, in addition to checking out...
| Jan 12, 2012
| 9:09 AM
Baltimore QFest, one of two LGBT film festival set for 2012, will unspool June 21-24 at various locations throughout the city.
Organizers plan to show some 60 feature films, documentaries and shorts during the four-day festival. Where the films will be...
| Jul 20, 2011
| 4:00 AM
A moody tavern. An extraordinary cocktail. The easy lapping of bay water against the banks of the Inner Harbor. Duckpin lanes. Old Bay. Art in an otherwise empty storefront. For all of these things, and for so many more, people love Baltimore. People feel...
| Jul 26, 2011
| 8:58 AM
Watching "Hairspray" in a community theater ensures that every local joke will get a knowing laugh. Based on a John Waters movie, this Broadway musical has a lot of fun spoofing Baltimore circa 1962.
There are plenty of provincial laughs in the lively...
| Jul 25, 2011
| 1:52 PM
The lively new production of the Broadway musical “Hairspray” at Cockpit in Court Summer Theatre is another opportunity to consider the deep local roots of this show — and to ponder your preference for it in one medium or another.
| Aug 11, 2011
| 1:38 PM
Grace Arnold Nalls, a retired commercial artist and stage performer, died of congestive heart failure July 30 at Gilchrist Hospice Care in Towson. The Homeland resident was 82.
Born Grace Lucille Arnold in Baltimore and raised in Forest Park, she was a...
| Aug 11, 2011
| 3:09 PM
Annapolis Summer Garden caps a strong season with "Hairspray," John Waters' nostalgic tribute to 1960s Baltimore that is a perfect fit for outdoor August evenings at City Dock.
Based on Waters' 1988 film, the musical has won eight Tony awards,...
| Feb 19, 2012
| 8:30 AM
Kirk McEwen wasn't nervous when he entered the radio booth at Oriole Park last Saturday. The Sykesville resident had been behind a microphone a few thousand times during a long broadcasting career.
But this was different. McEwen was one of 25...
| Aug 29, 2011
| 9:50 PM
I am too tired to go crazy about this. And there really are so many hugely more important things going on the world practically every day.
I cannot let the addition of HLN host Nancy Grace to the lineup of ABC's "Dancing with the Stars" pass...
| Aug 31, 2011
| 6:05 PM
The new music venue in the Inner Harbor, Baltimore Soundstage, has scheduled its first show for September 6.
Big Sam's Funk Nation, a New Orleans funk band, will play the venue's soft opening. Edwin McCain is scheduled to play the day after. The...
| Sep 9, 2011
| 1:16 PM
Nearly a decade ago, Michael Patrick Flanagan Smith, a Frederick-born playwright, actor and musician who called Baltimore home for several years, began digging into the life of Woody Guthrie. The fruits of that exploration are now onstage in New York....