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Morris A. Mechanic Theatre

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  • McKeldin Fountain, a threatened Baltimore landmark [Letter]

    McKeldin Fountain, a threatened Baltimore landmark [Letter]
    The wonderful McKeldin Fountain at Baltimore's Inner Harbor was running beautifully recently. The site was clean thanks to a team of workers, and there were several families there enjoying this important architectural landmark with its bridges,...
  • Thirty-story apartment building near downtown arena proposed

    Thirty-story apartment building near downtown arena proposed
    Owings Mills-based developer David S. Brown Enterprises Ltd. plans to construct a 30-story mixed-use building on West Baltimore Street on the eastern edge of the University of Maryland, Baltimore campus. A parking structure and four-story building would...
  • Thumbs down on MICA dorm

    Thumbs down on MICA dorm
    Those of us who own houses in Bolton Hill can't even paint our front doors without permission on color choice, and yet the Maryland Institute College of Art can build whatever it pleases ("With modern dorm on North Ave., MICA creates residential hub for...
  • Panel approves preliminary design of Exelon's proposed Harbor East headquarters

    Panel approves preliminary design of Exelon's proposed Harbor East headquarters
    Energy giant Exelon Corp.'s regional headquarters in Harbor Point would rise 23 stories and 350 feet, reshaping Baltimore's skyline with a futuristic glass tower, under a preliminary design approved Thursday by a city advisory panel. Approval of the...
  • John Travolta shares memories of 'Hairspray,' 'Pulp Fiction' and other films

    John Travolta shares memories of 'Hairspray,' 'Pulp Fiction' and other films
    A slimmed-down Edna Turnblad shared the stage with her creator, John Waters, last night, much to the delight of scores of star-crazed fans. Well, it wasn't exactly Edna, the zaftig stage mom from Waters' "Hairspray," who took to the stage at the Maryland...
  • Ethics oversight board hasn't met in years

    Baltimore's ethics director is in charge of advising elected officials and fielding constituent complaints about them. It's unclear, however, if anyone is overseeing him. A seven-member oversight panel, the Board of Legislative Reference, is...
  • Mayor says City Council should review ethics director

    Mayor Stephanie Rawlings-Blake said Wednesday the City Council should take the lead on evaluating the performance of the city's ethics director — not an oversight board on which she sits that hasn't met in years. "I really believe the City...
  • In memory of John Johansen, architect of the Mechanic

    John Johansen died on October 25. His name is virtually unknown in Baltimore, but his legacy is not. He was the architect of our Morris Mechanic Theater. Johansen was one of the Harvard Five, a group of young post World War II architects that included...
  • City ethics director does legal work on county zoning battle

    The director of Baltimore's ethics board — a full-time city employee — is performing legal work on behalf of developers embroiled in a zoning battle in Baltimore County. Avery Aisenstark, who is paid $94,000 as director of the city's...
  • When it comes to Baltimore, Travolta does it his way

    When it comes to Baltimore, Travolta does it his way
    John Travolta knew what he wanted to do with the role of Edna Turnblad, the zaftig housewife at the center of "Hairspray." The movie's producers, however, weren't so sure. Especially when he insisted on using a Bawlamer accent. "I got fought on it, by...
  • Common Cause questions city ethics director's fitness for job

    Common Cause Maryland questioned Friday whether the city's ethics board director is fit for the job after he acknowledged that he was performing legal work on behalf of developers with business interests in Baltimore. "This raises questions about his...
  • Aaron Margolis, attorney

    Aaron Margolis, attorney
    Aaron Margolis, an attorney active in Zionist organizations, died of complications of a pituitary adenoma Feb. 10 at the North Oaks Retirement Community. The former Northwest Baltimore resident was 87. Born in Baltimore, he was the son of Minnie and...