| Jun 5, 2014
| 8:55 AM
The towns of Marriottsville, Sykesville and Woodstock all span the Patapsco River and thus are in two or more counties. Although this column focuses on Howard County, our day-to-day lives do not stop at the county line. Sometimes I like to include...
| Jun 4, 2014
| 10:08 AM
UPDATE: Singer/songwriter Eric Hutchinson, who grew up in Takoma Park and released his latest album ("Pure Fiction") in April, has been named the final addition to the Silopanna Music Festival lineup.
Get ready, Anne Arundel County Fairgrounds,...
| Jun 3, 2014
| 11:55 AM
For Long Reach High School students, Pomp and Circumstance wasn't the only graduation anthem on their minds last week.
Thanks to a group of five seniors, Long Reach's Class of 2014 had a graduation theme written by their classmates.
"It was a coming-...
| Jun 20, 2014
| 4:49 AM
The comeback narrative is well-trodden pop-music territory: Disappear from public consciousness once the hits stop coming, toil away in the studio quietly for an extended period and then surprise everyone with a major splash of new material.
In the rare...
| May 29, 2014
| 3:10 AM
Music is a big part of life at Clarksville Middle School, as well it should be in all our schools. Spring concerts reveal growth and accomplishments of the year. The orchestra concert was held on May 22. The CMS Chorus Spring Concert is set for May 29...
| May 25, 2014
| 2:45 AM
The strange journey of Dorothy, courtesy of a tornado, from Kansas to Oz was so indelibly committed to celluloid in 1939 that it might seem unnecessary — even a little sacrilegious — to transform the MGM classic into a stage show.
| May 15, 2014
| 8:38 AM
When eight organists from around the region gather at Grace United Methodist Church in Homeland for the 16th annual French Organ Marathon on Sunday, May 18, all of them will take a back seat to the star of the show — the organ.
It's a pipe organ...
| May 20, 2014
| 7:41 AM
It isn't news that Anthony McGill is a masterful clarinetist, but his recital Sunday evening for Music in the Valley still surprised. The pristine technique, the breadth of tone coloring, the expressive richness of phrasing -- all of these gifts...
| May 15, 2014
| 7:24 AM
(UPDATED 5/15 WITH PROBABLE CAUSE OF DEATH)
Dmitry Volkov, a promising Russian-born cellist who received an Artist Diploma from Peabody Conservatory last year, died on May 10 while visiting Baltimore. He was 26.
The cause of death appears to have been...
| May 14, 2014
| 9:40 AM
One hundred and three students from Long Reach High School were invited to Disney World to share their musical talents and enjoy the theme parks, as Laurie Lerman reports:
"The Long Reach High School Band, Orchestra and Choir were invited to Disney...
| May 12, 2014
| 9:15 AM
This summer, Laurel's teenage musicians will have an opportunity to share their talents with community members and industry professionals at the second annual Laurel Youth Music Showcase.
The showcase, an open mic concert series run jointly by the...
| May 12, 2014
| 3:50 AM
"The Fantasticks" is a musical that has a fantastic history. This boy-meets-girl musical first opened in New York City in 1960 and had a 42-year-long off-Broadway run. A revival opened in New York in 2006 and is still running. By way of its ongoing...