Baltimore’s park system is truly one of our city’s great assets.But those parks don’t come cheaply; as it is the city is barely able to keep up with maintenance. For a solution, we should look to Central Park.
Landscape architects John Charles Olmsted and Frederick Law Olmsted Jr., whose father is best known as the designer of Central Park, designed Baltimore's neighborhood of Roland Park to embrace the topography of the hills just to the east of the Jones Falls, following design principles set by Olmsted Sr.
Anne Arundel has major cause for celebration in the 50th season of our unique outdoor Annapolis Summer Garden Theatre. At the historic former colonial blacksmith shop at 143 Compromise Street, across from City Dock, the challenges of presenting 50 seasons under the stars have shaped this troupe's identity.
Maybe I live in a cocoon of some kind, but it seems to me that as terrible and unjust as it surely can be, the stigma of having been raped is hardly as deleterious to one's reputation as the stigma of being accused of being a rapist.
The Loper brothers of Bel Air sought a one-two finish at Oriole Park at Camden Yards Saturday. In the Fifth Annual KidsPeace Trick or Trot 5K, they finished just short of a brotherly sweep, however, with Alex Loper taking second place and Shawn, third.
Residents of Sudbrook Park are celebrating the community's 125th anniversary this week. It's been a quiet birthday party, in keeping with the neighborhood's subdued ways. A gathering was held on one of the neighborhood community triangle spaces where its curving streets bend.
Summer family fun is now served at Toby's Dinner Theater in Columbia in the form of Gilbert and Sullivan's ever-popular musical "The Pirates of Penzance," delivered by a lively cast of eager lads, comic swashbucklers and bumbling Bobbies - along with exuberant lissome lasses.
Mary Rodgers, the daughter of Broadway icon Richard Rodgers who found her own fame as composer of the 1959 musical "Once Upon a Mattress" and as the author of the body-shifting book "Freaky Friday," has died. She was 83.
On an average Wednesday, Thursday or Friday night year-round, the members of the precision and competition Hoppin' Hawks Jump Rope Club teams can be found at Prospect Mill Elementary School in Bel Air. These young people, who represent six middle schools, six high schools and one home school, can be found perfecting skills, developing routines and experimenting with new tricks
As the 16 jump rope athletes headed into their 12th lap around the quarter-mile track at Howard High School — their ropes twirling, whirring and slapping in rhythm — the head coach of the Kangaroo Kids was ecstatic
The six-headed design team includes London-based landscape designer Martha Schwartz, Scott Rykiel from the Baltimore-based landscape design firm Mahan & Rykiel, New York-based digital architect and artist Marc Fornes, Mimi Hoang and Eric Bunge of nArchitects in New York and acoustics engineer Raj Patel from the international engineering firm Arup.
Historians and architects have a $5 million plan to repair the pillar that was closed to the public three years ago for safety reasons. They expect it to reopen for tours — and a panoramic view of the city from 178 feet above Charles Street — for its bicentennial on Independence Day, 2015. By January, scaffolding will begin to enclose the monument for repairs from decades of water damage to the marble, stones and bricks..
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 show at Toby's Dinner Theatre of Columbia.
Decades ago developer James Rouse looked at a rundown industrial waterfront in downtown Baltimore and saw the makings of an attraction called Harborplace at the Inner Harbor. Now a former Rouse employee looks at an expanse of woods in downtown Columbia and sees the possibility of an "Inner Arbor."
The new CA Symphony Woods plan is much, much larger than the original plan approved by the Planning Board. Please do not let those who are mesmerized by the glossy pictures of possible (and expensive) new attractions drive us/CA deep into debt. Fostering the arts is important, but is Symphony Woods the best location for this support, given the scarcity of natural open space?
The Columbia Association unveiled a concept plan Friday for Symphony Woods Park that includes the construction of a headquarters, the relocation of Toby's Dinner Theatre and the creation of an "arts village."