| Jun 7, 2013
| 8:22 PM
Edward Henry Weiss, a retired marketing executive who put the name Wacky Noodle on a children's flotation device used in swimming pools, died of a stroke Monday at the University of Maryland Medical Center. The Timonium resident was 74.
Born in Brooklyn,...
| Jun 1, 2013
John Williams has won just about everything there is to win in the music industry, including a slew of Grammys, Golden Globes, Emmys and no less than five Academy Awards — his record of 48 Oscar nominations is second only to Walt Disney.
| May 24, 2013
| 8:17 AM
If you missed Thursday night's Baltimore Symphony Orchestra concert at Meyerhoff Hall -- and, based on a glance around the room, a whole heckuva lot of you missed it -- there's another chance Friday (Strathmore gets the program Saturday). It's time well...
| 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...
| Oct 4, 2012
| 6:19 AM
You don't have to venture farther into the alphabet than the letter "B" to discover the bulk of the Columbia Orchestra's 35th season-opening concert on Saturday, Oct. 6, at 7:30 p.m. in Jim Rouse Theatre at Wilde Lake High School. Symphonic giants from...
| Oct 11, 2012
| 12:31 PM
Appropriately, given the prominent TV references, the Baltimore Symphony Orchestra opens its 2012-2013 SuperPops season this weekend with a rerun — a program called "The Golden Age of Black and White."
This celebration of 1950s television and...
| Oct 12, 2012
| 12:39 PM
Clarence Edward Beard, a retired Baltimore County public schools vocal music teacher, died of kidney failure Sept. 28 at his Pikesville home. He was 97.
Born in Westminster, he was raised on his parents' dairy farm. He was a 1932 graduate of...
| Oct 17, 2012
| 6:17 AM
This week, as in Halloween seasons of yore, a sinister, supernatural and mysteriously menacing traveling carnival — run by a character known as the Timoniac — is preparing to haunt the hills, hollows and backyards of historic Lutherville.
| Oct 19, 2012
| 12:01 PM
It was a quiet night for a revolution.
People at the bar in Joe Squared Station North sat huddled over drinks and conversations. Folks occasionally strolled in to pick up pizza orders or headed to dining tables in the back. Few even glanced at the...
| Oct 22, 2012
| 3:00 AM
A report last week that the Baltimore Symphony Orchestra is anticipating a deficit of $750,000 or more for the fiscal year that began in September is a reminder that the effects of the 2008 recession are still reverberating through the state's nonprofit...
| Oct 25, 2012
| 2:21 PM
Not everybody is watching football games on Sunday afternoon. Thank goodness that's the case for the classical music series Sundays at Three, which, true to its name, stands a sporting chance of attracting a nonsporting audience for its season-opening...
| Oct 25, 2012
| 2:28 PM
Columbia Pro Cantare opens its 36th season with a choral blast when it does Carl Orff's "Carmina Burana" on Saturday, Oct. 27, at 8 p.m., at Jim Rouse Theatre at Wilde Lake High School. It's such a popular piece of classical music that audiences seemingly...