| May 27, 2012
| 10:09 AM
If you’re going to try to sport a prize-winning beard, the best advice I’ve heard is to keep trying, no matter how itchy it gets. After a while, it grows on you.
And so it has been with John Myatt, who two years ago took his facial hair to...
| Jun 30, 2012
Anne Arundel Community College's Opera AACC caps its two-production season with Giuseppe Verdi's "La Traviata" for a bravura celebration of the company's 10th anniversary.
Serving as impresario of this production, founder and artistic director Douglas...
| Jul 28, 2011
Say you're a teenager. It's June and summer is ready to roll around. You have a few choices. You can get a summer job, spend your summer sleeping in late and hanging at the pool, or go right back into a school building and learn more.
| Jul 27, 2011
| 7:09 PM
Recipe packets line Paradise Canyon Elementary’s cafeteria counter and ingredients for almond cookies are prepped. Summer school students are coloring flags for display in Jamie Sennett’s Cooking Around the World class.
Students across campus...
| Mar 14, 2012
| 6:49 PM
It's hard to believe, but the first day of spring, March 20, is nearly here. We have already sprung an hour ahead and we are now thankfully into daylight saving time. I love having the sun shine later into the evening.
An afternoon performance of...
| May 15, 2011
The popularity of the movie "Water for Elephants" provides an excuse for this parade of powerful pachyderm facts:
1. African and Asian elephants are different species. The African savanna elephant is taller and heavier, has bigger ears and a concave...
| Nov 6, 2011
| 6:30 AM
Compass Rose Studio Theater is a new company that opened its first production in Eastport Shopping Center on Oct. 21. Running Thursdays to Sundays through Nov. 20 is the Pulitzer Prize-winning work "Lost in Yonkers."
A welcome addition to our area,...
| Apr 29, 2012
| 12:05 PM
Annapolis became a major cultural metropolis this month, thanks to the presentation of two musical masterworks — one by a major 19th-century symphony composer, the other by a major 19th-century opera composer. Both works, which premiered within 20...
| Apr 25, 2010
At a time when so much of our entertainment is recycled, reheated and "revived," we were more than interested in the Chicago Opera Theater's "Moses in Egypt."
It sounded like a terrifically lively show — parting of the Red Sea and all that —...
| May 10, 2009
In March, Xian Zhang made history: The Giuseppe Verdi Orchestra in Milan appointed the 35-year-old conductor to the position of music director, making her the first woman to earn that title with an Italian symphony orchestra. Pope Benedict XVI attended...
| Jul 27, 2009
Betty Allen, one of the first African American singers to reach prominence on the international opera stage, died June 22 of complications from kidney disease at a hospital in Valhalla, N.Y. She was 82.
If contralto Marian Anderson in the 1930s and 1940s...