| Jun 26, 2013
| 1:46 PM
Frank R. Palmer III, who rose from a plasterer to president of a Remington plastering and drywall firm, died June 18 from complications of lymphoma at Stella Maris Hospice. He was 90.
The son of a Baltimore Transit Co. streetcar motorman and a Hutzler'...
| Mar 20, 2013
| 8:10 AM
Humorist Dave Barry, historian Doris Kearns Goodwin and Apple co-founder Steve Wozniak are among those taking part in the 2013-2014 Baltimore Speakers Series.
The seven-speaker series, sponsored by Stevenson University, kicks off Sept. 30 with author...
| Mar 13, 2013
| 11:00 AM
Standup comedian and television auteur Louis C.K. announced on Twitter today that he will end his U.S. standup tour at Baltimore's Joseph Meyerhoff Symphony Hall on April 6.
Tickets are on sale now through the comedian's website. C.K. does not use...
| Mar 18, 2013
| 7:58 AM
When Meyerhoff Symphony Hall was built back in the early 1980s, there was space for a proper pipe organ to be installed, which would have made the facility even more valuable. Too bad there wasn’t any money.
Since then, the Baltimore Symphony...
| Jun 9, 2013
| 3:46 PM
When Tasha Wilkie helped out in the math department as an undergrad at Coppin State University, she dealt with some students who came in without basic skills. They didn't know their multiplication tables or how to work with fractions.
| Jun 8, 2013
UPDATE: This just in on June 13, 2013: Marni Nixon has had to cancel her scheduled appearance with the Baltimore Symphony this week due to what a press release from the orchestra describes as "a sudden temporary illness." Read more on the Artsmash blog....
| Jun 5, 2013
| 10:55 AM
Letting out roars that must have been audible in Ocean City, the capacity crowd at Meyerhoff Symphony Hall rewarded film composer John Williams with ovation after ovation Tuesday night, each louder than the one before.
It was an extraordinary and moving...
| 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 28, 2012
| 11:38 AM
Former President Bill Clinton will headline Stevenson University's just-announced speakers series.
He'll open the 2012-2013 series on Oct. 16 with a talk about the challenge of globalization.
Here's the rest of the university's lineup,...
| 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 16, 2012
| 7:33 PM
Former President Bill Clinton told a sold-out crowd in Baltimore on Tuesday that he is confident Washington will work quickly through the nation's looming fiscal crisis after the election despite predictions that partisanship will continue to leave the...
| Oct 29, 2012
| 8:16 AM
Barbara Cook approaches a song from the inside out, judging the weight of each measure, the point behind each word in a lyric. So when she sings, she starts from a place where there's nothing but truth. No artifice, no exaggeration, no self-aggrandizing...