| Feb 19, 2014
| 3:05 AM
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....
| Feb 20, 2014
| 1:48 PM
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...
| Feb 21, 2014
| 7:04 AM
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,...
| Feb 21, 2014
| 3:22 PM
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...
| Feb 25, 2014
| 5:02 AM
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...
| Feb 27, 2014
| 12:53 PM
The 79-year-old Handel Choir of Baltimore has made a point of honoring its namesake every year with a performance of the oratorio "Messiah." But on Saturday at Old St. Paul's, the chorus will focus on the "Baltimore" portion of its name with a concert...
| Nov 26, 2013
| 6:00 AM
If you like musicals packed with songs delivered by a vibrant cast boasting a certified star at the helm, all surrounded by cool stagecraft, then hasten to the National Theatre for the pre-Broadway tryout of “If/Then.”
If you’re more...
| Nov 27, 2013
| 12:45 PM
How successful is Colonial Players' current production of "Annie?" Well, after the first weekend, available seats for this heart-warming family-friendly show were all but sold out — including a recently added matinee performance on Sunday, Dec. 8....
| Nov 30, 2013
| 8:44 AM
In two decades of covering David Simon’s television career, one thing I can say with absolute certainty is that he was never boring or predictable.
And he came through again last week in an interview that I had imagined as a simple Q&A advancing...
| Dec 2, 2013
| 5:58 AM
It's difficult to predict whether the audience or the 60 cast members will get a bigger kick out of the three performances of "Babes in Toyland" on Saturday, Dec. 7, and Sunday, Dec. 8.
For 48 years, the Baltimore Actors' Theatre has welcomed the...
| Dec 5, 2013
| 7:10 AM
The Columbia Orchestra celebrates great music at every concert, but its upcoming program also offers another cause for celebration. Music director Jason Love observes his 15th anniversary leading the group with a program called "The Maestro's Anniversary"...
| Dec 5, 2013
| 10:11 AM
Women of Faith Christmas — Second annual event hosted by Hope Baptist Church, simulcast from Dallas, Texas, Friday, Dec. 6 at 8 p.m., at 8801 Stephens Road. Doors open at 7 p.m. Simulcast includes speakers Sheila Welsh, Lisa Harper, Max Lucado, Rick...