| Jun 29, 2014
| 6:44 AM
Some 30 artists set up their easels all over Annapolis this past week, from quiet back alleys to the lawn of the Maryland State House. Intrigued local residents stopped to chat or simply stare.
"Need a model in the picture?" one man shouted from...
| Apr 17, 2014
| 5:07 PM
Lawyers argued for almost two hours Thursday whether the skinny, hollow-cheeked young man from Ellicott City sitting in court was a dangerous al-Qaida plotter or a kid with undiagnosed psychological problems who was led astray by a cabal of bumbling...
| Apr 23, 2014
| 6:27 AM
Gov. Martin O'Malley left Tuesday for a five-day trip to Europe that includes a "congressional pilgrimage" to northern Ireland and a conference in Amsterdam.
The governor, whose Irish heritage inspired his Celtic rock band and his taste in poetry,...
| Apr 28, 2014
| 7:54 PM
He had us rapt from the first note of "Largo al factotum" from Rossini's "The Barber of Seville." Hidden in the wings of the Smith Theatre, we first heard the baritone sing the familiar "Figaro, Figaro" before we actually saw Steven Eddy, one of two...
| Mar 24, 2014
| 12:24 PM
For Colm Toibin, the world is full of echoes — ancient stories from different traditions that speak of parents, children and the divine.
He sensed the reverberations every time he thought of his childhood in County Wexford, Ireland, where he was...
| Mar 30, 2014
| 6:58 AM
Inside the main studio at the Teelin School of Irish Dance, the fiberglass heels and toes of step-dancing shoes pack a thunderous wallop as they pound the floor in precise rhythm.
With motionless arms and erect upper bodies buoyed by high kicks and...
| Apr 8, 2014
| 11:16 AM
Claddagh Pub and Restaurant, the popular Canton favorite, is opening a new location near Ocean City just in time for summer.
Paul Cuda, Claddagh’s general manager, says if construction permits, the bar hopes to open its second outlet in May at...
| Apr 13, 2014
| 5:16 AM
In recent years, Maryland has seen many local banks acquired by out-of-state rivals. A little over a decade ago, the state had 139 banks based here, with 20 of them separately chartered affiliates of Mercantile-Safe Deposit & Trust Co., according to the...
| Jan 17, 2014
| 6:03 AM
"Stones in His Pockets," a play about an American film company invading a community in rural Ireland, has more than a dozen characters, but only two actors. That means a lot of quick switches between genders, ages and, above all, accents.
| Jan 24, 2014
| 3:55 PM
No one can beat the Irish when it comes to spinning a yarn. And when they weave threads of satire and bittersweetness in between the humor, we’re talking a little bit of verbal heaven.
"Stones in His Pockets" is a cool example. The witty work from...
| Feb 10, 2014
| 6:30 AM
An Annapolis teenager who suffered a gunshot wound to the foot in January had previously attempted to shoot his alleged assailant but missed, police said.
And despite not hitting his target, he currently faces more serious charges than the other accused...
| Feb 26, 2014
| 3:00 AM
Colin Cassady held his violin, ready to take the stage. Only, Cassady is a member of the Baltimore Irish Music Ensemble, and in the world of Irish music, it's not a violin. It's a fiddle.
So Cassady, 16, a Towson resident and junior at Calvert Hall...