| Jun 6, 2012
| 7:44 AM
The most famous piece of music about a conflict in 1812 has nothing to do with what is dubbed the second war of American independence.
That won't stop Tchaikovsky's "1812 Overture," with its famous bells and cannons, from being part of the "Star-Spangled...
| Mar 11, 2012
| 3:20 PM
Dr. Raymond L. Markley Jr., a retired Baltimore gynecologist whose specialty was female urology, died March 4 of pneumonia at Greater Baltimore Medical Center.
The former longtime Towson resident who was residing at Oak Crest Village, was 89.
The son of...
| Mar 20, 2012
| 11:09 AM
Seven years ago, Michael Shayte tested various brass and string instruments along with the rest of his fifth-grade class.
But only the trombone called to him.
"It just felt right when I started playing," he said, recalling that moment back in middle...
| Mar 26, 2012
| 6:15 AM
The Baltimore Symphony Orchestra will be jetting to the West Coast this week for a six-day, three-city tour — its first extended outing since Marin Alsop was named music director five years ago.
The tour, which begins Wednesday, opens with a...
| Apr 6, 2012
Sunday, April 8
'Next to Normal' Red Branch Theatre Company presents this rock musical about a family trying to take care of itself the best way it knows how through April 22 at the Drama Learning Center, 9130-I Red Branch Road in Columbia. Showtimes are...
| Apr 11, 2012
Dr. Ernst Friedrich Lepold Niedermeyer, who was a leading researcher, author, clinician and pioneer in the field of electroencephalogy and its use in epilepsy and other brain research, died Thursday of colon cancer at Gilchrist Hospice in Towson.
| Jan 2, 2012
| 4:47 PM
Baltimore was in danger of losing many of its most precious documents several years ago.
A rented building near Druid Hill Park that was used to house the city's historic archives failed to meet even minimal standards for proper records storage. It was...
| Dec 30, 2011
In the past 12 months, some especially high-energy creators have relocated from other metropolises and set up shop within city limits. While a scrappy inventiveness isn't new here — far from it — it could be that the city is reaching a...
| Jan 4, 2012
| 12:30 PM
Another pops program devoted to George Gershwin? Why not? This weekend's Gershwin feast being presented on the Baltimore Symphony Orchestra's SuperPops series will hardly be the last.
Nearly 75 years after his death at the age of 39, the composer's...
| Jan 12, 2012
| 10:25 AM
A tuxedo seems like the one sartorial item that Hahn-Bin might not wear when this 24-year-old violinist appears for the Candlelight Concert Society on Saturday, Jan. 14, at 8 p.m. in Howard Community College's Smith Theatre.
This hotshot performer...
| Jan 10, 2012
| 2:43 PM
Charles Orestus Smith, a retired CareFirst Medicare contractor who was an avid fan of the opera and symphony, died Jan. 3 of a heart attack at his home in the Northway Apartments in Guilford. He was 74.
Born in Baltimore and raised in Guilford, Mr. Smith...
| Jan 14, 2012
The classical music world, ever on the hunt for bright young stars with box office snap, still has some reliably surefire veterans. One of them is Itzhak Perlman, the most popular, widely recognized violinist since Heifetz.
Tickets for Perlman's guest...