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  • A delicious serving of 'Spamalot' at Toby's of Columbia

    A delicious serving of 'Spamalot' at Toby's of Columbia
    Don't let it be forgot, At Toby's is a spot, For happy ever-laughter-ing, That is known as "Spamalot." OK, that's spun outrageously from "Camelot" lyricist Alan Jay Lerner, but the current production of "Spamalot" at Toby's Dinner Theatre of...
  • Still the sound of the future [Commentary]

    Still the sound of the future [Commentary]
    Sunday marks the 50th anniversary of The Beatles' official United States debut, when they first appeared on the Ed Sullivan Show — the country's most watched television program — and lit a generation on fire. By the end of 1964, John Lennon,...
  • Marin Alsop recalls parents' passion for music

    Marin Alsop recalls parents' passion for music
    The past few weeks have been rough on Marin Alsop. Late last month, the Baltimore Symphony Orchestra's music director gathered with family and friends in Saratoga Springs, N.Y., at the bedside of her mother. Ruth Alsop, whose career included playing...
  • Chorale for seniors 55 and older offers music, health benefits

    Chorale for seniors 55 and older offers music, health benefits
    The exercises were intended to open up the chest and diaphragm. Arms overhead, deep breaths in and out. Jaw loose, face loose. Next came voice exercises, the sopranos and altos, tenors and baritones going up and down the scales. On a rare balmy day in...
  • Call him what you want, Kanye West remains at music's forefront

    Call him what you want, Kanye West remains at music's forefront
    FRIDAY UPDATE: "The concert is still on! We will see you tonight!" reads the message on Baltimore Arena's website regarding tonight's Kanye West concert. The Yeezus show is on; check back tomorrow for my review. --------------- For the past decade, it...
  • Yuri Temirkanov and St. Petersburg Philharmonic in soaring concert at Strathmore

    Yuri Temirkanov and St. Petersburg Philharmonic in soaring concert at Strathmore
    The scary snow forecast was not enough to deter a decent-sized crowd from trekking to Strathmore Wednesday night for a concert by the St. Petersburg Philharmonic Orchestra led by its longtime music director Yuri Temirkanov. I, for one, would have risked...
  • My wish list for future Baltimore Symphony programming

    My wish list for future Baltimore Symphony programming
    The Baltimore Symphony Orchestra will be announcing its 2014-2015 season in a few weeks. As is the case every year, I am hoping for a whole bunch of surprises, a filling in of long-standing gaps in the BSO's repertoire. And, naturally, I am especially...
  • Sudden death of promising musician leaves Columbia family reeling

    Sudden death of promising musician leaves Columbia family reeling
    A Columbia family is still reeling from two devastating blows after learning of their 21-year-old son's sudden death in New York and discovering the theft of his prized electric guitar and other music gear from their home less than two weeks later....
  • Byrd's legacy of jazz continues to soar in Annapolis

    The beat goes on in 2014, at least when it comes to jazz in Annapolis provided by a program nurtured by Joe Byrd and, before that, by his brother, Charlie Byrd. A tradition set by those two will again draw major talent to Annapolis this year for a...
  • 'Star Trek' alum George Takei still stuns

    'Star Trek' alum George Takei still stuns
    George Takei, speaking by phone from his California home, cannot resist describing the un-wintry view from his window. "There's a flawless blue sky, golden sunshine and a green garden outside," the Los Angeles-born Takei says in his burnished baritone,...
  • PBS, Sting make 'Last Ship' into first-rate television tonight

    PBS, Sting make 'Last Ship' into first-rate television tonight
    PBS stays on a Friday-night arts-programming roll with a "Great Performances" concert staging of Sting's upcoming musical "The Last Ship." The musical, which opens in October on Broadway, is set in the working-class, shipyard world of Sting's...
  • 'Book of Mormon' packs fresh irreverence into traditional musical formula

    'Book of Mormon' packs fresh irreverence into traditional musical formula
    The curtain-raising scene of Jesus appearing "in ancient upstate New York" is the first little clue that "The Book of Mormon" is not your average Broadway musical. By the time the show ends, every politically incorrect button has been pushed, every...