| Aug 20, 2014
| 8:22 AM
A daily diary, chocolate rainbow cake and a gift basket with skin care products were just some of the $1,300 in gifts Mayor Stephanie Rawlings-Blake claimed on her 2013 ethics forms, according to a review of the filings.
The most expensive of the 31...
| Aug 19, 2014
| 3:48 PM
A one-of-a-kind oboe belonging to a musician with the Baltimore Symphony Orchestra was reportedly stolen outside a Montreal hotel Tuesday morning. With the BSO season starting in less than a month, she’s anxious to get it back.
“We all are...
| Aug 18, 2014
| 9:53 AM
Get ready for some seriously cheap entertainment.
Free Fall Baltimore, the city's annual nod to its budget-conscious fans of culture, will return for its ninth installment in October. Scores of museums, entertainment venues, cultural organizations and...
| Aug 18, 2014
| 9:38 AM
Music's communicative power — "such sweet compulsion," Milton called it — has been known to change lives. Hearing the right piece at the right time can make a person start to think and feel differently, maybe start down a new path.
| Aug 15, 2014
| 2:18 PM
Singer-songwriter Melissa Etheridge, country legend Kenny Rogers and rock group Train were added on Friday to the talent lineup for Sept. 13's Star-Spangled Spectacular concert at Pier Six Pavilion. Also just announced: singer Jordin Sparks will join John...
| Aug 12, 2014
| 2:02 PM
Lester J. Bartholomew, a retired tax accountant, died Saturday at the Presbyterian Home of Maryland in Towson of complications from a fall. He was 100.
Lester John Bartholomew was born in Reading, Pa., and later moved with his family to Laurel. He...
| Aug 8, 2014
| 8:00 AM
Over the years, John Von Paris and the Savage-based moving company he now heads have had their share of Orioles' highlights.
Among the highlights were innumerable Orioles games spanning several decades as season-ticket holders; helping dozens of O's...
| Aug 6, 2014
| 4:05 AM
The Mad Decent Block Party concert at the Merriweather Post this past weekend made news, but not for good reasons. It is sad to hear about two young people dying of drug overdoses, 20 other people taken to the hospital suspected of drug over-dosing, 50...
| Jul 7, 2014
| 2:29 PM
Patricia Wright, a retired college librarian and music aficionado, died of a pulmonary embolism Friday at Greater Baltimore Medical Center. The Towson resident was 79.
Born Patricia Smith in Thayer, Mo., she was the daughter of Dr. Elmer O. Smith, a...
| Jul 9, 2014
| 8:09 AM
The Baltimore Symphony Orchestra has appointed Markus Stenz as principal guest conductor for a three-year term commencing with the 2015-2016 season. The German conductor, who is principal conductor of the Netherlands Radio Philharmonic Orchestra, made a...
| Jul 9, 2014
| 2:32 PM
Elliott A. Brager, an attorney who was an accomplished fundraiser for HIV treatment and research, died of heart failure Monday at his Mount Washington home. He was 72.
Born in Baltimore and raised in the Park Heights area, he was the son of Philip...
| Jul 12, 2014
The worlds of pop and classical music do not meet all that often — or all that well, as a rule — but certain artists have proved quite adept at bridging the gap. Ben Folds is one of them.
The Winston-Salem, N.C.-born, Nashville-based...