| Feb 14, 2014
| 1:15 PM
Mercedes C. Samborsky, a musician who changed careers later in life and became an attorney whose specialty was family law, died Jan. 31 of heart failure at MedStar Franklin Square Medical Center. She was 84.
"Mercedes was always very vigorous in...
| Jul 12, 2012
| 2:22 PM
Karen M. Liss Levin, a senior engineer for United Parcel Service who enjoyed playing the piano, died of cancer July 3 at Greater Baltimore Medical Center.
The longtime Timonium resident was 54.
Born and raised in Norwich, N.Y., Ms. Levin was a 1976...
| Nov 16, 2011
| 2:37 PM
An otherwise harmonious Board of Public Works meeting hit a dissonant note Wednesday when Maryland Comptroller Peter Franchot objected to a $553,264 purchase of 32 Steinway-designed pianos for a performing arts center scheduled to open next year at...
| Nov 17, 2011
| 1:03 PM
If nothing else, state Comptroller Peter Franchot's objection to Bowie State University's purchase of 32 new Steinway pianos for the $79 million new performing arts center it will open next year shows the state's top financial watchdog has a tin ear for...
| Jan 1, 2012
| 9:40 PM
This week’s episode is all over the place. We begin with Scott and his buddy “Chris” with a C, on their way to lunch. As they stroll, a fabulous $1.5 million grand piano catches Scott’s eye. He sees it as a symbol of wealth but...
| Feb 15, 2014
| 1:31 PM
A trio of talented singers will take the stage early next month when the Williamsburg Symphonia presents "Opera Highlights" at 8 p.m. Monday-Tuesday, March 3-4, in the Kimball Theatre on Merchants Square.
Bass Branch Fields, soprano Audrey Luna and...
| Sep 30, 2013
| 6:30 AM
Q: How can I find a home for a well-maintained circa 1920s upright piano? A local consignment shop was not interested at all. Several local churches have also turned it down. Any info?
A: In the past, churches were often eager to "adopt" unwanted pianos....
| Nov 25, 2013
| 2:05 PM
How much do people love Jony Ive's designs?
So much so that an aluminum desk co-designed by Apple's chief designer was auctioned off for $1.7 million.
Ive teamed up with fellow famed-designer Marc Newson to create special items for an auction to...
| Dec 1, 2013
| 11:52 AM
Apple Stores around the globe are sporting red versions of the company's logo Sunday in honor of World AIDS Day.
World AIDS Day is observed annually on Dec. 1 and is intended to draw awareness to the fight against HIV/AIDS.
Besides changing their...
| Sep 19, 2013
| 9:45 PM
Orange Coast College broke ground on its $35 million interdisciplinary complex this week, kicking off one of many major construction projects in the works at the campus.
The building, adjacent to the Adams Avenue parking lot, will open in fall 2015....
| Sep 26, 2013
| 11:21 AM
Orange Coast College will unveil its new 9-foot Steinway concert piano Oct. 5 during a special concert celebrating the $4.8-million renovation to its music department facilities.
Music professor Brian Gould will play Gershwin's "Concerto in F"...
| Aug 12, 2013
| 9:19 AM
Pianos seem to be popular on Wall Street, as two financial firms face off in their quests to acquire Steinway Musical Instruments Inc.
The Waltham, Mass. company — which in addition to its namesake pianos also makes Bach Stradivarius trumpets,...