| Jan 28, 2014
| 3:20 PM
Baltimore Symphony Orchestra music director Marin Alsop has canceled her scheduled appearances this week with the ensemble. Her mother, a cellist who spent several decades in the New York City Ballet Orchestra, died late last week in upstate New York at...
| Feb 5, 2014
| 10:39 AM
During the last decade, local, state and federal governments have sought to make smoking inconvenient by restricting where and when people can light up. They have made it more expensive by increasing taxes — to the point that a pack of cigarettes...
| Jan 28, 2014
| 10:52 AM
There's a scene in the first episode of the new web series "BFA" that quickly tells you this isn't another navel-gazer about life as a 20-something in New York or Los Angeles.
Our protagonists, a group of Baltimore actors who make up the fictional Stick...
| Feb 10, 2014
| 12:47 PM
Patricia W. Waters, a homemaker, Anglophile and mother of filmmaker John Waters, died Saturday of complications from a fall and recent surgery at Gilchrist Hospice Care in Towson. She was 89.
"She was our matriarch. She was an unusually strong and...
| Jan 27, 2014
| 1:31 PM
When James Rouse created Columbia nearly 50 years ago, he never imagined the Maryland town would be catapulted into the national consciousness as the site of the latest senseless shooting.
Unlike most postwar suburban communities, Columbia was planned, a...
| Jan 29, 2014
| 3:08 PM
Pamela Audrey Hall, a former radio station program director who was active nationally in jazz and contemporary gospel music circles, died of cancer Jan. 21 at St. Agnes Hospital. She was 57 and lived in Ellicott City.
She was named Black Radio's Music...
| Dec 29, 2013
| 6:17 AM
At 1:30 p.m. on a sunny December weekday, just down the hill from prestigious City College high school, shattered glass and blood stained the street.
Neighbors and passersby gathered on the fringes of the crime scene and watched as police officers began...
| Jan 16, 2014
| 11:02 AM
Beethoven was such a prolific composer that classical music organizations never run out of material when presenting all-Beethoven programs. Such concerts often focus on specific aspects of that great German composer's output.
This certainly will be the...
| Jan 16, 2014
| 10:45 AM
Monica Smothers, a Laurel native who caught the theater bug while a student at Laurel High, has one of three lead roles in a film that is opening Jan. 16 at the Avalon Theatre in Washington.
The film, "25 Years," is directed by Derek Gray, of Baltimore,...
| Jan 17, 2014
| 4:47 AM
Venture capital funds flooded into companies last year in the Baltimore-Washington corridor, more than doubling to $1.54 billion, according to a new report to be released Friday.
The region ranked fifth among those tracked — behind California's...
| Jan 18, 2014
| 5:00 AM
I have 300 years of family history in Central Maryland, Delaware and Pennsylvania. I lived in New York City for four years. Eileen Pollock is on target — Baltimore is the only large city Maryland has and should not be neglected ("Baltimore is no New...
| Jan 22, 2014
| 4:30 AM
Last year, Comedy Central delivered one of TV's most successful midseason series with "Inside Amy Schumer," starring Towson University grad and standup comedian Amy Schumer.
Wednesday night, the channel introduces another new series starring a Baltimore-...