From what Laura Evans has been told, she has been attending Kennedy Krieger Institute's Festival of Trees every year since she was in a stroller. A holiday tradition for her family, the Catonsville resident thought the festival, with its collection of Christmas trees, wreaths and gingerbread houses, was "a magical place."
It was annoying enough when Harry Potter and Twilight books were split into two movies -- a blatant attempt to squeeze more money out of feverish fans -- but now "The Hobbit" is going to be split into three movies.
Nik Wallenda, a seventh-generation member of the Flying Wallenda family, plans to walk a high wire above Baltimore's Inner Harbor on May 9. The stunt will promote a new Ripley's Believe It or Not odditorium and is his last performance before a June 15 walk across Niagara Falls
Millions are braced for the opening of "Hunger Games," the latest young adult book series to become runaway hit and then a movie and, it's looking like, a cultural phenomenon on the likes of "Harry Potter." Tickets to a number of the shows in the Baltimore area are already long gone.
The book trilogy by Suzanne Collins and the "Hunger Games" movie, which opens at the end of this week, seems to have the same kind of mass appeal among young adult consumers that fueled the success of the "Harry Potter" and "Twilight."