| 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,...
| Jan 20, 2012
| 2:57 PM
It was the cellphone heard 'round the world.
A bouncy marimba ring tone on an iPhone erupted during the final soft, almost unbearably poignant minutes of Gustav Mahler's Symphony No. 9 at a recent New York Philharmonic concert in Lincoln Center.
| 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 16, 2011
| 7:29 PM
It's 3:37 p.m., and 2-year-old Hattie's right leg is covered in melted SpongeBob SquarePants. She came by the cartoon-shaped ice cream less than 10 minutes before at a roving stand near the intersection of Mount Royal and Lafayette avenues.
| Jul 9, 2011
| 11:26 AM
Kathy Hornig's "to do" list for the week includes closing down 12 of the busiest streets in Baltimore — Mount Royal Avenue, Charles Street, Cathedral Street and others — for most of a week.
She will oversee the installation of the more than...
| 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...
| Jul 26, 2011
| 9:19 AM
Otakon isn't the only place in Baltimore where Japanese culture is being celebrated this weekend. Want to take a break from Otakon for a little bit? Here are three events you might want to check out:
Sake The Fells Point bar Bad Decisions will be hosting...
| Jul 9, 2011
Of all the singers to hit the pop music scene in the past 25 years, k.d. lang continues to stand out.
There's the timbre of her voice, a sound remarkably dark and rich and deep. Then there's the technique, with its unfailing intonation and evenness of...
| 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...
| Sep 29, 2010
| 8:51 PM
Baltimore likes to bring new life to old buildings. That has happened at Dionysus.
Over the years, the rowhouse at 8 E. Preston St. has been home to many restaurants. Torremolinos, La Cantina and Center City Restaurant have occupied this spot just east...
| Sep 1, 2011
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