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  • Famed pianist Ohlsson plays Russian masters with ASO

    Pianist Garrick Ohlsson is a big guy, not just in the classical music world, but also literally. Six feet 4 inches tall and massive in build, he looks like he could take a 9-foot concert grand in a fair fight. But if you want to hear a Chopin scherzo or...
  • Communing with the dead through song [Commentary]

    Communing with the dead through song [Commentary]
    That blue-sky September day 13 years ago was so sorrowful, so beyond the reach of words, we name it only with a number: 9/11. Some may recall that out of the grief-stunned silence of those first following days, someone suggested broadcasting Mozart's...
  • Vice President Biden coming to Baltimore for 'Star-Spangled 200'

    Vice President Biden coming to Baltimore for 'Star-Spangled 200'
    Vice President Joe Biden will be in town this weekend, to help Baltimore celebrate its “Star-Spangled Banner” bicentennial. The vice president, who hails from neighboring Delaware, will be at Fort McHenry Saturday night to deliver remarks...
  • 'Banner' a hit song with staying power

    'Banner' a hit song with staying power
    The sight that stirred Francis Scott Key on the morning of Sept. 14, 1814, from the deck of a ship on the Patapsco River, not only gave proof of the country's ability to survive a war with Britain. It also generated the verses that, set to a song of...
  • Columbia Orchestra tuning up for new season

    Columbia Orchestra tuning up for new season
    The Columbia Orchestra's upcoming 37th season promises to bring a range of classical music to the Jim Rouse Theatre at Wilde Lake. If some of the selections will be familiar to almost everybody, other pieces will provide an education for your ears....
  • Crofton jazz guitarist Lagana releases 3rd album

    Crofton jazz guitarist Lagana releases 3rd album
    Tom Lagana says he's not a piano man but you'd never be able to tell. With the windows of his home opened, the soft sounds of Lagana's piano welcomed passerbys in his Crofton neighborhood on a recent afternoon. Lagana played violin in fourth grade,...
  • Cordelia D. Oliver, educator

    Cordelia D. Oliver, educator
    Cordelia D. Oliver, a retired Baltimore public schools educator who was one of the first African-American docents at the Baltimore Museum of Art, died Aug. 4 at Gilchrist Hospice care in Towson of complications from a stroke. She was 92. "Cordelia was a...
  • Baltimore mayor reports $1,300 in gifts

    Baltimore mayor reports $1,300 in gifts
    Topping the list of the most expensive gifts Mayor Stephanie Rawlings-Blake received last year is a $150 umbrella from Raindrops, a designer company that features chic rain gear with lacy pagodas, pinstripe ruffles and can-can parasols. The mayor's...
  • Mayor Rawlings-Blake reports $1,300 in gifts

    Mayor Rawlings-Blake reports $1,300 in gifts
    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...
  • One-of-a-kind oboe belonging to BSO musician stolen

    One-of-a-kind oboe belonging to BSO musician stolen
    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...
  • Lineup for Free Fall Baltimore 2014 announced

    Lineup for Free Fall Baltimore 2014 announced
    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...
  • For these musicians, a fateful first listen

    For these musicians, a fateful first listen
    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. In a...