Maria Luisa Thomas, a community volunteer recalled for her fashion sense and musical style, died of complications from flu and pneumonia Jan. 28 at Seasons Hospice at Sinai Hospital. The Greenspring Valley resident was 86.
The choirs from Baltimore's Krieger Schechter Day School and the Cardinal Sheehan Catholic School sang together on Martin Luther King Day on "The View." The Jewish and Catholic schools were brought together by an enterprising middle school student.
Jay Hackett’s introduction to music came in the third grade by way of the violin. He would confidently stand on top of the wooden kitchen table in his family home in West Friendship and perform for his family. Hackett, 27, is now a rapper who spends his nights performing across the area.