| May 9, 2012
| 2:57 PM
Betty G. Hocker, a retired Baltimore opera singer and composer who wrote the "Fort McHenry March" at the time of the nation's bicentennial, died Saturday of complications from dementia at Stella Maris Hospice.
The longtime Roland Park resident was 101....
| May 21, 2012
| 11:26 AM
Edwin Roger Fitzgerald, a retired professor had taught in the Johns Hopkins University's mechanics and materials department for nearly 40 years and whose hobby was farming, died May 11 of complications from a stroke at Gilchrist Hospice in Towson.
| Jun 3, 2012
| 3:36 PM
Even with the threat of tornadoes and severe weather, Harford Christian's 2012 Commencement carried on Friday evening with the largest graduating class in the school's history.
Kicking off the evening was senior Vincent Wilson, who gave the welcoming...
| Jun 9, 2012
Carl Leo Dietrich, who had been chairman of the music department at what is now McDaniel College and later was a founder of the Columbia Orchestra, died May 24 of a fall at his Naples, Fla., home.
The former Columbia resident was 85.
"His influence of...
| Jun 27, 2012
| 8:24 PM
Nora Ephron was really all about the food.
An acerbic observer of life whose wit translated so easily to the big screen, she was often as interested in the menu as she was in the script, and her appetite for moviemaking and crab cakes brought her to...
| Jul 1, 2012
| 2:02 PM
Martha Jane Schneider, a piano teacher and church organist who had been a longtime resident of Cambridge, died June 24 of pneumonia at an assisted-living facility in Clemmons, N.C.
She was 92.
The daughter of a banker and a homemaker, Martha Jane...
| Jul 8, 2012
| 2:00 PM
Growing up in East Baltimore, Maurice Harried bore witness to the effect that poverty, drug abuse and broken families had on his life and on the lives of other youths in his neighborhood.
"My grandmas raised me," says the 17-year-old, a recent graduate...
| Feb 2, 2012
European composers still tend to dominate most classical music programs in the United States, but the Columbia Orchestra makes a case for our country in a program titled "American Inspirations."
Some of that American music is freshly minted, too, in...
| Sep 27, 2012
| 11:09 AM
The One Maryland One Book program picks up steam this weekend, as the author of "The Cellist of Sarajevo" speaks the Baltimore Book Festival and makes other appearances around the state.
Steven Galloway's novel takes the reader to the city that was put...
| Jul 15, 2012
| 1:01 PM
Baltimore resident Amy Klosterman was a piano teacher at the Baltimore School for the Arts for 15 years, but her involvement with a youth band in Uganda started with a journey unrelated to music.
In the summer of 2007, she traveled to Uganda to do...
| Feb 7, 2012
| 2:44 PM
There's a lot you can do on Valentine's Day. There's the classic romantic dinner, the chocolate candy, the flowers.
There's crying as you watch "Love Actually" home alone (we've just heard about this one). How about a live serenade? The Valentonez are...
| Feb 26, 2012
| 1:13 PM
Gladys W. Winter, a homemaker and benefactor of several Baltimore cultural institutions, died Wednesday of emphysema at her home on Roland Mews in the Village of Cross Keys.
She was 88.
Gladys Woolford, the daughter of a banker and a homemaker, was born...