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The chanteuse Josephine Baker was the toast of Paris during the Roaring '20s and 1930s. She was exotic. She was sultry. She was chic. She was the highest-paid pre-World War II entertainer in Europe. She was, above all else, sui generis. Her life is...
The choice of Brian McKnight for headliner at Artscape is not the only poor decision made by the Baltimore Office of Promotion and the Arts ("X-rated songs by Artscape headliner stir controversy," July 19). They also nearly eliminated jazz from the...
A large swath of downtown Baltimore's west side would become the city's third state-designated arts and entertainment district, and the state's 20th, if Maryland economic development officials approve a city application designed to strengthen the area....
Sun Theater CriticTicket sales for the 14-week run of The Lion King that ended Sunday at the Hippodrome Theatre totaled more than $15 million, and the show was seen by nearly 230,000 people, according to figures released yesterday by the Hippodrome Foundation and Clear...
Sun ReporterEubie Blake Feb. 7, 1883 - Feb. 12, 1983 James Hubert "Eubie" Blake was born in Baltimore on Feb. 7, 1883. He was the son of former slaves John Summer Blake and Emily. "I'm proud of my heritage," Blake said. "I want everybody to know that I came from...
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Special to baltimoresun.comOne of Baltimore's greatest havens for fine art, music, architecture, history and all other aesthetic delights is Mount Vernon. Just north of downtown, the neighborhood is a thriving cultural center and an intrinsic element making up Baltimore's diverse...
Special to Baltimoresun.comDid you know Tori Amos received a citation from the Mayor of Baltimore for a song about the 1980 Orioles? Or, that before Tupac Shakur was "West Coast," he was "East Coast" and a student at the Baltimore School of the Arts? Baltimore has been home to a...
Special to Baltimoresun.comWhile you may be coming to Maryland to earn your fame and fortune, the majority of the Free State natives listed below took their talents elsewhere. The exceptions are marked with asterisks. Actors/actresses Bess Armstrong, John Astin, John Wilkes Booth,...
Where: 847 N. Howard St. When: 7 p.m.-9 p.m. today Why: See a performance by the Return to Goree African Dance Company and hear live jazz at the Eubie Blake Center's Joy of Kwanzaa celebration. The event features traditional Kwanzaa activities -...
Sun Theater CriticFirst things first: The name is pronounced "DU-wayne." Actor Eric Anthony - the only bona fide Baltimore native in the cast of Hairspray, the hit Broadway musical set in 1960s Baltimore - is discussing the fictitious biography he has invented for his...
Sun StaffVerna L. Jones overwhelmed incumbent Clarence M. Mitchell IV in the Democratic primary race for the state Senate in the city's 44th legislative district. With all the votes tabulated, Jones, a first-term delegate, scored better than a 2-to-1 victory over...
Any president's second term offers another shot at fulfilling dreams that got away the first time around. So while President Barack Obama is strategizing on immigration, unemployment, the deficit and, oh yes, the fiscal cliff, I'd like to add one more...
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