| Sep 11, 2012
| 5:30 PM
Baltimore's historical preservation commission on Tuesday officially disapproved of demolishing the Morris A. Mechanic Theatre.
The vote by the Commission for Historical and Architectural Preservation, or CHAP, means the city's Department of Housing...
| Feb 29, 2012
| 12:57 PM
Baltimore City officials will start a long-planned, $2 million demolition of a skywalk over Baltimore Street at Hopkins Plaza as part of an effort to make downtown plazas more inviting and to attract office and retail tenants.
The project, funded by...
| Jul 31, 2011
Walid Hajj is happy he followed his instincts and bought an incomplete condo redevelopment in Baltimore's Mount Vernon neighborhood last fall.
Within three days of advertising the building's 13 newly redeveloped apartments this month, Hajj had rented all...
| Nov 21, 2011
| 12:27 PM
It takes a Big Band sound to battle the disco, punk, thrash rock, heavy metal and country-pop now dominating national soundtracks.
But that's exactly what the Zim Zemarel Band has done in the greater Baltimore area for the better part of 50 years.
| Dec 14, 2011
| 3:43 PM
Orem "Jerry" Wahl, the co-owner of a Mount Vernon framing shop who was a theater first-nighter, died of a heart attack Saturday at Johns Hopkins Hospital. He was 73.
Pat Moran, a friend and film casting agent, said he was stricken while in the lobby of...
| Aug 27, 2012
| 3:35 PM
Baltimore's Commission for Historical and Architectural Preservation decided not to vote on the ouster of the commission's executive director Monday.
During a closed-door meeting, the commission opted not to take a vote on the removal of Kathleen Kotarba...
| Aug 2, 2012
| 6:00 PM
An informational meeting held Thursday for Baltimore officials to review the initial design of a mixed-use development planned for the site of the Morris A. Mechanic Theatre ended with impassioned comments about the proposed demolition of the...
| Aug 10, 2012
| 4:46 PM
A decade after graduating from Baltimore’s Gilman School, some alumni might be vaulting up the ladder in careers as executives or politicians. But Brian Sher, Class of ‘86, was looking at the lowest rung — starting out as a trainee in...
| May 1, 2012
| 4:02 PM
A developer has filed for a permit to demolish theMorris A. Mechanic Theatre, a decades-old venue that has sat unused for eight years in the heart of downtown Baltimore, and replace it with a $150 million-to-$200 million mixed-use development.
| Jun 16, 2003
"Hairspray" will go down in theater history as the quintessential Broadway success story.
The production, based on Baltimorean John Waters' 1988 cult movie, focuses on a tubby teenager who wins her way onto a local TV show in 1962 and integrates the...
| Sep 12, 2002
The new theater season marks milestone anniversaries for two Baltimore theaters. Center Stage turns 40, and Arena Players, billed as "the nation's oldest continuously operating African-American theater," turns 50.
The fare at both is eclectic, and,...
| Feb 9, 2004
First of two parts
The curtain goes up Tuesday night at the Hippodrome Theatre at the France-Merrick Performing Arts Center in downtown Baltimore.
While the 2,286 guests on hand for the opening night gala premiere of the mega-Tony Award-winning...