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.
I've never stopped feeling disappointed in the Baltimore School for the Arts. It behaved more like a private school — with the administration's loyalty to the institution, not the individual — than a public school that receives 70 percent of its operating budget from the city school system.
Congratulations to Ally Schito! The Centennial High School senior won a silver medal for her mixed media painting titled, "Adding a Dimension" in the renowned Scholastic Art and Writing competition, a national art contest sponsored by the Alliance for Young Artists and Writers.
The River Hill choir participated recently in the World Strides Heritage Festival at George Mason University along with students throughout the region from North Carolina to New York. Under the leadership of music teacher/choral director Amy T. Hairston, the students performed masterfully.
The sound of 150 children playing instruments — the violin, the trumpet, the oboe, the harp — spills out of every classroom, filling the air and remarkably transforming this elementary school in a raggedy neighborhood of West Baltimore into a music conservatory.
The members of the Jupiter String Quartet surely will be in harmonious alignment with each other when this chamber ensemble performs for Candlelight Concert Society on Saturday, Oct. 19 at 8 p.m. in Howard Community College's Smith Theatre.
You can expect the music to sound fresh during the Leipzig String Quartet's concert on Saturday, March 2, at 8 p.m., at Howard Community College's Smith Theatre. Like the sponsoring Candlelight Concert Society, this chamber music quartet often likes to introduce audiences to contemporary classical music.
Musical and cultural diversity are at the heart of what the Harlem Quartet is all about. This string ensemble brings an eclectic program to Columbia when it performs for the Candlelight Concert Society series on Saturday, Feb. 2 at 8 p.m. at Howard Community College's Smith Theatre.
Shirley Reingold, who wrote the 1948 hit song "It's Too Soon to Know" and managed the Orioles, an early rhythm-and-blues vocal group, died of heart disease Oct. 10 at Aventura Hospital in Aventura, Fla. The former Baltimorean was 89.