Across Baltimore, colleges and universities are working to revitalize the neighborhoods surrounding campuses – pushing development in dilapidated areas, advising community projects and organizing programs to improve education, health care and even housing for nearby residents.
John Travolta knew what he wanted to do with the role of Edna Turnblad, the zaftig housewife at the center of "Hairspray." The movie's producers, however, weren't so sure. Especially when he insisted on using a Bawlamer accent.
If you love movies, you'll feel like a kid set loose in a candy store when the 14th annual Maryland Film Festival screens 40 feature films and 50 short films May 3-6 on all five screens at the Charles Theatre and also on the single screen at the Maryland Institute College of Art's Brown Center.
The Maryland Film Festival and a development partner would operate a year-round film, video and live music center in the now-shuttered Parkway Theatre under one of three proposals to restore the theater and other properties.