| Apr 30, 2014
| 1:16 PM
LaVerne Kelly, a retired public schools music counselor, died of a lung ailment April 22 at her son's Baltimore home. The Columbia resident was 83.
Born LaVerne Beal Young in Sebrell, Va., she was the daughter of John P. Young and Leah Young, who was...
| May 2, 2014
| 11:48 AM
WTMD's First Thursdays concert last night -- the first of the season -- could be described in many ways, but "damp" comes to mind first. At 5:30 p.m., 90 minutes before the concert began at its new home (Canton Waterfront Park), rain interrupted what...
| May 3, 2014
If it wasn't for the large, well-equipped woodworking shop at the Broadmead retirement community in Cockeysville, Lawrence Schneider might never have embarked upon his third career as a sculptor.
But when Schneider moved into the Hunt Valley community...
| May 1, 2014
| 4:20 PM
The Anne Arundel Community College Symphony Orchestra continues to surpass audience expectations under music director and conductor Anna Binneweg, now in her eighth season at the college.
Having performed six concerts in its first European tour in...
| May 2, 2014
| 9:59 AM
Well, that was exhilarating. The Peabody Symphony Orchestra's concert Thursday night delivered some impressive sonic power, with the near-legendary Leon Fleisher providing the ignition.
Most celebrated as a pianist of uncommon insight, Fleisher began...
| May 3, 2014
The boy who never grew up, but learned how to fly, has fascinated children — and adults who still remember being young — since he first soared above a London stage in a hit play by J.M. Barrie in 1904.
More than a century later, audiences...
| Feb 6, 2014
| 6:46 AM
Former WWE diva and TNA knockout Mickie James will be appearing at the Maryland Championship Wrestling show in Joppa on Saturday night.
I had a chance to catch up with her and talk about what she's doing now, her time in TNA and WWE, what she thinks...
| Mar 21, 2014
| 5:58 AM
March 21 update: The Preakness InfieldFest's Jagermeister Stage will feature the San Diego rock veterans Switchfoot, country act Eli Young Band, classic rock-meets-country duo Sundy Best and the electronic dance music-leaning cover band Go Go Gadjet....
| Mar 19, 2014
| 7:00 AM
One evening my sister, Mary, called me, all excited about a news item she saw on ABC's World News with Diane Sawyer. Mary said that it was both sad and beautiful at the same time. The episode, in Sawyer's "America Strong" segment, was titled, "iPods...
| Mar 27, 2014
| 8:30 AM
Two musical theater triple-threats, two musicians, two classical vocalists and four dancers.
That's the field competing this year for the title of Rising Star, an honor bestowed annually at this Saturday evening's Celebration of the Arts. This gala...
| Jan 22, 2014
| 11:43 AM
Ordinarily, I would never think of being out on Sunday nights during "Downton Abbey" season, but I made an exception last weekend in order to catch an appealing program on the Chamber Music by Candlelight series at Second Presbyterian Church. (Of course,...
| Jan 24, 2014
Sunday, Jan. 26
Child care fair Howard County's Department of Citizen Services Preschool/Child Care Information Fair, "Children On Board," will be held from 1 p.m to 4 p.m. at Ten Oaks Ballroom, 5000 Signal Bell Lane in Clarksville. Admission is free,...