| Nov 4, 2012
| 12:05 PM
William E. Ferrell, a retired manufacturers' representative who earlier had been a patternmaker, ended his life Oct. 26.
The Parkville resident was 79.
"Lately, his health had declined precipitously and his passing came quickly," said a son, William R....
| Sep 21, 2012
| 1:32 PM
Hearing aids have improved the quality of many people's lives, but most users have learned they are less than ideal in noisy environments.
Going to the airport, store or doctor's office can be frustrating, said Dr. Frank R. Lin, a Johns Hopkins...
| Nov 8, 2012
| 3:15 PM
Let's go shopping!
Michael J. Lisicky, a Baltimore Symphony Orchestra oboist and noted chronicler of departed East Coast department stores, had a local hit three years ago with his book, "Hutzler's: Where Baltimore Shops."
Now he is taking us on another...
| Sep 4, 2012
| 3:11 PM
Musicians have been tuning up and are ready to perform for you during a classical music season that heats up as the weather cools down. There's a lot going on, so you may want to make some musical notations of your own as you plan your cultural calendar....
| Sep 7, 2012
| 1:48 PM
Charles "Chuck" Busnuk, a retired Maryland Department of Health and Mental Hygiene grants writer, died of cancer Aug. 31 at Gilchrist Hospice Care in Towson. He was 64 and lived in Canton.
Born in Baltimore and raised in Highlandtown, he was a 1966...
| Sep 8, 2012
| 7:42 PM
When Renee Fleming appears Sept. 15 with the Baltimore Symphony Orchestra for the BSO's Gala Celebration, the appeal will be both sound and sight. The world-renowned soprano is famous not just for her voice, but for her gowns, designed for her by the...
| 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...
| Nov 7, 2011
The Hippodrome Theatre is largely defined by marquee Broadway shows, from "The Lion King" to "South Pacific." But starting Monday, the theater aims to be a hub for local arts groups, becoming much more than just a stopping-off spot for touring artists and...
| Jul 15, 2011
With a kiddy Grand Prix race, a gathering of videogame programmers and artists, and plenty of hands-on arts and crafts, this year's Artscape will offer plenty of family-friendly activities.
In fact, Artscape director Kathy Hornig has made it a mission to...
| Mar 1, 2012
| 4:02 AM
Call it poetic injustice.
In 1928, Carl Theodor Dreyer made a movie called "The Passion of Joan of Arc," about the sainted maiden from Orleans who led French forces against the English and was burned at the stake for heresy in the 15th century. Shortly...
| 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...
| Jan 21, 2012
It is possible to quibble with the idea of cramming three blockbuster works into a single program, but the Baltimore Symphony Orchestra carries it off.
Ravel's "Bolero," that brilliant study in rhythmic and melodic reiteration, not to mention crescendo,...