A visit on the first full day of operations at the MGM National Harbor made it easy to see where its $1.4 billion budget went: Celebrity chef-run restaurants, plush spa and salon, designer shopping and, yes, gambling.
Bob Dylan became the first person in the 115-year history of the award to win a Nobel for songwriting, and, said the Swedish Academy in the announcement: "For having created new poetic expressions within the great American song tradition." Let the scholars and professional poets throw themselves from the tower on this news, which came like a new morning of delight: fresh, charming and, like the man who received it, stunning though not wholly unexpected.
When JD's Smokehouse departed from Canton Square last year, we were equal parts disappointed yet hopeful. On the one hand, JD's had fulfilled a niche market serving reasonably priced barbecue and burgers that could be washed down with a craft brew from its hefty list. It was a go-to for watching the Ravens on Sundays or soaking up suds after bar-hopping. On the other hand, the place had become disorganized, with a menu inconsistent with what was actually being made in the kitchen and a space
Victoria Vox, who will perform Saturday, April 18, at the Carroll Arts Center in Westminster, has been playing guitar for many years while studying songwriting, but once she picked up the ukulele, it unlocked new forms of creativity for her.
This week 17 years ago, singer George Michael reveals he is gay during a CNN interview, the cast of "Seinfeld" filmed the series' final episodes (which aired in May), "City of Angels" topped the box office and the following songs were the most popular in the United States, according to Billboard's Hot 100 chart archive.
This week 53 years ago, Bob Dylan's self titled debut album was released (he'd release the song "Blowin' in the Wind" the following year), the first Taco Bell was opened in Downey, Calif., the musical "State Fair" was the No. 1 film at the box office, and the following songs were the most popular in the United States, according to Billboard's Hot 100 chart archive.
Dan Deacon first heard the term "stress addiction" a few years ago, and the Baltimore-based experimental-pop artist wondered aloud if it applied to his own life. Nearby, the former Ponytail drummer Jeremy Hyman looked back in disbelief.
Nancy Huber spoke Wednesday night, two days after her eldest son was found dead in his college dorm Monday morning, Baltimore police and university officials said. Jeremy Huber, a 6-foot-1, 205-pound defenseman from Las Vegas, was 18.
Ralph V. Marchetti, a veteran city public school educator who was also a familiar presence at Camden Yards where he had ushered for two decades, died Dec. 18 at his Overlea home of heart failure. He was 65.
Nepal House will open Sunday in the Mount Vernon space that housed the Indian restaurant Mughal Garden. Ryleigh's Oyster Mount Vernon will open Tuesday in the Cathedral Street space across from Joseph Meyerhoff Symphony Hall where Mari Luna closed back in January.
Albert Asbury "Ab" Logan, a retired Boys' Latin School teacher who worked in Baltimore neighborhood organizing in the 1970s, died of cancer Aug. 25 at Johns Hopkins Hospital. The Cockeysville resident was 70.