| Aug 29, 2013
| 11:49 AM
Harry Blumenthal, a Jewish refugee from Nazi Germany who became an engineer and an ardent opera fan, died Aug. 12 of a stroke at the Broadmead retirement community. He was 89.
The son of shopkeepers, Harry Blumenthal was born in Limburg, Germany, and was...
| Aug 28, 2013
| 7:06 AM
Sometimes, it takes only a single element to elevate a new bar from "perfectly fine but forgettable" to something exciting and memorable.
On a recent Saturday night at Tavern on the Hill, the new restaurant and bar that replaced Howard's of Mount Vernon...
| Sep 4, 2013
| 3:05 AM
Growing up in Howard County, Caroline Bowman often fantasized about what it would be like to star in a Broadway musical.
On an October afternoon in Manhattan in 2011, she came one step closer to finding out.
"My cellphone rang and it was the casting...
| Jul 22, 2013
| 5:25 AM
On a recent cold and foggy Sunday morning in Nantucket, I decided that, no, I wouldn't be going to the beach. I wouldn't be riding the bike I'd lugged to the island, or taking the run I'd envisioned. For the third day in a row, my vacation plans were...
| Jul 25, 2013
| 9:20 AM
Jason Odell Williams doesn't yet know if he'll attend the 65th Emmy Awards on Sept. 22 or even for sure if he'll receive his own golden statuette.
When the Columbia native got a text message July 18 from an executive producer of National Geographic...
| Dec 4, 2012
| 9:41 AM
Sometime this week, a van from Elkridge-based DH Moving and Storage with two shipments for Massachusetts will make a detour delivery to a small beach community in New Jersey.
Inside more than 100 boxes to be dropped off in Keansburg, across from...
| May 14, 2013
| 7:50 PM
As the five young writers sat with bated breath, Pulitzer Prize-winning Washington Post book critic Michael Dirda told them that a life of wordsmithing would bring them pain.
One of them would soon win the nation's most lucrative literary award, the...
| May 15, 2013
| 8:50 AM
As a Broadway musical with a Latin beat, "In the Heights" rises pretty high. Set in the Manhattan neighborhood of Washington Heights, it fuses the traditional sound of Latin music with contemporary hip-hop energy. The vibrant result makes for a lively...
| Nov 28, 2012
| 11:47 AM
Thank you, Al Capone. Fortunately for me, one of your worst decisions has resulted in one of the best ones I've made in recent months: ordering the Weeping Cherry from -- wait for it, wait for it … -- Bad Decisions in Fells Point.
| May 3, 2013
| 3:53 PM
Maryland tapped the nonprofit Seedco to help implement health care reform despite a $1.7 million settlement the agency agreed to in December to resolve a federal fraud suit.
The U.S. government sued the agency, saying it defrauded a federal employment...
| Apr 25, 2013
| 12:36 PM
Bay Theatre Company in Annapolis caps its 2012-2013 season with Arthur Miller's "The Price," a play that may be among the lesser-known of his works but nonetheless strikes a nerve with contemporary audiences.
Miller's rarely staged, insightful play...
| Jun 27, 2013
| 10:00 AM
The Greater Catonsville Chamber of Commerce's Frederick Road Fridays Summer Concert Series continues June 28 with Appaloosa taking the stage at the Mews on Mellor Avenue, a block from the series' previous location on Egges Lane at Frederick Road.