| Oct 28, 2011
| 10:56 AM
Proving it's impossible to keep a good Baltimore drag queen down, even one who's been dead for 23 years, Charm City's own Divine is back this week, in the pages of Entertainment Weekly. As part of its feature on comedian Melissa McCarthy,...
| Jul 3, 2012
| 8:55 AM
A fixture on the local nonprofit theater scene since 1975, the Howard County Summer Theatre does big musicals that involve lots of county residents both on the stage and in the audience.
That'll be the happy case when its production of "Hairspray"...
| Jul 11, 2012
| 5:48 AM
Could you imagine Bill Murray stopping by your Baltimore pad, carrying a "bottle of whine [sic] or vegetable tray"? Oh, to dream.
The humor site Super Official News announced that the actor is to embark on a six-week Party Crashing Tour, scheduled to...
| Jan 30, 2012
| 1:19 PM
Twelve years after drawing the ire of the Tuscany-Canterbury neighborhood for its last expansion, Calvert School is expanding again — but this time with more community support.
A campus master plan presented by the school's headmaster to the...
| 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,...