| Dec 19, 2011
| 1:03 PM
We might be amid the Holidaze, but area clubs and venues are still hosting concerts and dance parties. Luckily, some of the performers this week have non-traditional takes on Christmas. John Waters will tell you what not to do during the holidays at his...
| 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.
| 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...
| 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...
| Jun 10, 2011
| 7:15 AM
Shifting through kitschy clothing in Dreamland, the legendary John Waters Baltimore-inspired boutique in Hampden last week, New Mexico transplant and former Charm City resident Connie Murphy had a lot to say about the lingering controversy over the...
| Jun 13, 2011
| 5:46 AM
I seemed to have thrown a Starbucks barista for a loop a couple of weeks ago, when I asked for a slice of pound cake and a glass of skim milk. She asked her co-coffeemaker, "Can we do that?" The other replied, "I guess so."
"How much do we charge for the...
| Jun 16, 2011
| 5:48 PM
Expect an influx of starchily dressed and municipally minded visitors this weekend, as more than 1,100 elected officials and staff members from around the country descend on Baltimore for the U.S. Conference of Mayors.
They'll be chatting about...
| Jun 16, 2011
| 1:06 PM
The year 1962 might seem like it belongs to a distant era to adults these days. If you're a teenager, though, it's more like prehistoric times.
So learned director Stephanie Williams as she went about staging a revival of the musical "Hairspray," which...
| Jun 19, 2011
| 6:27 PM
As they have since they first hit town, the nation's mayors were treated to a first-class version of Baltimore Sunday evening — special light-rail cars that breezed past regular riders from downtown to the industrial-chic Clipper Mill complex, where...
| 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...
| Apr 21, 2012
| 3:57 PM
Michael Vincent Manieri, a Baltimore City firefighter and medic, died of heart disease Wednesday at St. Joseph Medical Center. He was 40 and lived in Towson.
Born in Baltimore and raised on Parklawn Avenue, he attended Shrine of the Little Flower...
| 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...