Besides honoring veterans of the local arts scene, the Howard County Arts Council's Celebration of the Arts at Howard Community College's Smith Theatre on March 23 also honors young performers who are just starting out. Its Rising Stars Emerging Performing Artist Award Competition is for performing artists between the ages of 18 and 35. This year there are 10 contestants competing for a cash prize of $5,000.
Isidor Saslav, a former Baltimore Symphony Orchestra concert master and Peabody Institute violin teacher, died of complications of cancer Jan. 26 at a hospital in Tyler, Texas. The former Mount Washington resident was 74.
Fourteen-year-old Caitlyn Fernandes of Dayton has dreams of one day being an actress, but when she landed a role in a television special that will air this week on Maryland Public Television, it wasn't the bright lights that attracted her attention. It was the dolphins.
Bona fide dancer and Bel Air hometown girl Shelby Kolar is going one step further and fulfilling her dream of performing in the legendary ballet "The Nutcracker" with the Baltimore School for the Arts.
Some were first timers. Others old hats. Under Baltimore's Washington Monument Thursday night, thousands gathered for the city's 41st monument lighting for carols, food truck carry-out and a bit of light-hearted — if jam-packed — holiday camaraderie.
A group of actors and actresses from Baltimore School for the Arts put on a set of short plays about the War of 1812 to the middle school students at St. Paul's School for Girls Tuesday, including one written by St. Paul's School for Girls theater teacher Natalie Pilcher.
Seawall Development Co. has launched Miller's Square, a project to gut, rehab and sell abandoned houses in Remington for teachers and police officers to get them to stay in Baltimore. The houses sell for $150,000 to $200,000 and are laden with financial incentives. The company has sold its first house and is holding an open house Sept. 23 to tell the community more about its plans.
Musicians have been tuning up and are ready to perform for you during a classical music season that heats up as the weather cools down. There's a lot going on, so you may want to make some musical notations of your own as you plan your cultural calendar.
As the Baltimore school system prepares to implement a more stringent, nationwide curriculum next year, sample evaluations of more than two dozen schools show that many are struggling with how to effectively teach children.