| Dec 29, 2013
| 3:00 AM
Just when it seems that the high-speed connective power of social media has been harnessed mainly to bully and harass and to coalesce hate, there comes the evolved flash mob.
What began a decade ago as a sudden public gathering to perform a pointless...
| Dec 30, 2013
| 5:58 AM
Students at Centennial High School, in Ellicott City, are embracing the old-fashioned as they sing to bring smiles to the faces of the area elderly.
Vintage Voices is a student-group founded last year by senior Becky Goodridge as part of her work...
| Dec 14, 2013
| 5:08 PM
The world's best banjo player of the past year lives in a log cabin about 40 miles from Baltimore.
On a recent Wednesday afternoon, 55-year-old Mike Munford sat on a couch in his living room in Glen Rock, Pa. He held his favorite banjo, a Gibson five-...
| Oct 30, 2013
| 3:20 AM
If you want to tune into what America was like on the home front during World War II, "The 1940's Radio Hour" is a nostalgic musical revue that's bursting with songs from that era.
This Silhouette Stages production transforms the stage at the Slayton...
| Oct 30, 2013
| 9:44 AM
Last weekend saw two more entries in Baltimore's 2013-14 music season, each yielding rewards.
Saturday night at the Gordon Center, Concert Artists of Baltimore offered an unusual pairing -- Schubert on the first half, Rachmaninoff and Prokofiev on the...
| Oct 31, 2013
| 12:45 PM
Brandon Dial has a big hook to fill. The River Hill High School senior is playing Captain Hook, one the most infamous villains in children's literature, in the school's musical performance of "Peter Pan" that opens Friday, Nov. 1.
Physically, he fits...
| Nov 2, 2013
On the night of Nov. 9, 1938, a well-orchestrated anti-Jewish pogrom erupted throughout Germany and Austria. Synagogues, businesses and homes were attacked, lives were lost. The vicious destruction continued into a second night.
The amount of broken...
| Nov 4, 2013
| 3:15 AM
It takes seven people to make Dragon come to life. The love of Donkey's life took Alexandra Ward, 17, three months to create, a lot of trial and error and a failed first attempt.
Total appearances for the 25-foot long puppet during Liberty High School's...
| Nov 4, 2013
| 2:22 PM
After less than a month, Pro Musica Rara is halfway through its 2013-14 season. So you'd better be paying attention or you might miss the other half, which would be a pity, since the early music group is in fine fettle these days. (The remaining...
| Dec 20, 2013
| 3:20 PM
The arts world tends to think in terms of September-to-June seasons, rather than calendar years, but it's still fun to look back on the past 12 months and relive the performances that offered extra satisfaction.
Although I may have missed some great...
| Nov 5, 2013
| 10:06 AM
DOWNLOAD: Abdu Ali, "Push + Slay"
Sitting outside a Mid-Town Belvedere coffee shop on a warm October afternoon, Abdu Ali Eaton was dressed a lot like his music sounds. He wore beat-to-hell pink-and-yellow Adidas high-tops, black sweatpants that...
| Nov 6, 2013
| 9:09 AM
Ed Schrader's Music Beat, the Baltimore post-punk duo of Ed Schrader and Devlin Rice, has signed to Nashville's Infinity Cat Recordings, according to Schrader. The band signed a two-album deal last month, and the first release — titled "Party Jail"...