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  • Wedded: Tiane Johnson and Charles Austin

    Wedded: Tiane Johnson and Charles Austin
    Date: March 23 Her story: Tiane Johnson, 32, grew up in Washington. She attended Goucher College in Towson, where she received a bachelor's degree in communications, and then graduated with a master's degree in broadcast journalism from the University...
  • Eastern Shore native is Sophie Kerr Prize winner

    Eastern Shore native is Sophie Kerr Prize winner
    Growing up on the Eastern Shore afforded Alex Stinton plenty to describe. The subjects surrounded him: the sounds, the wildlife, the water. The boy who grew up reading in the bayfront community of Wittman, and later dug into William Wordsworth, has...
  • Hollis Pruitt's poetic legacy to Hampton Roads

    Hollis Pruitt's poetic legacy to Hampton Roads
    The Hampton Roads writing community is mourning the loss of local poet and educator Hollis E. Pruitt who died on April 14. Pruitt, a native of Mississippi but long-time Hampton Roads resident, served in the U.S. Army and earned a bachelor's degree in...
  • Celebrate Poem in Your Pocket Day

    Celebrate Poem in Your Pocket Day
    The month-long celebration of poetry continues across the nation with Thursday's Poem in Your Pocket Day. The Academy of American Poets shares several suggestions, like those below, found on the Academy's website here: - Post pocket-sized verses in...
  • Hampton Roads: Books for Moms

     Hampton Roads: Books for Moms
    Mother's Day is only a few days away. If your mom (or the special mom figure in your life) is a reader, why not consider a book as a gift? And don't forget to arrange for her to have some reading time to go with it. Here are a few new titles that might...
  • A new opera takes shape behind scenes at the Lyric

    A new opera takes shape behind scenes at the Lyric
    No one expects the course of creating a brand-new opera to run absolutely smoothly, any more than the course of true love. Four hundred years of operatic history suggest it seldom does. But the gestation of "Bel Canto," an operatic adaptation of Ann...
  • James Baldwin, poet? But of course.

    [This story has been corrected. See bottom of post for details.] National Poetry Month is almost over, but we’d be remiss to overlook “Jimmy’s Blues and Other Poems” by James Baldwin (Beacon: 94 pp., $16 paper), which collects...
  • Street artist Jay Shells returns to L.A. with @TheRapQuotes

    Street artist Jay Shells returns to L.A. with @TheRapQuotes
    On this warm Easter Sunday morning, New York street artist Jason Shelowitz (a.k.a. Jay Shells) is on the streets of Inglewood. He pulls over his rented silver Chevy at the bustling intersection of Imperial Highway and Western Avenue, hip-hop prattling...
  • Drama League Awards Go Broad with Crowded List of 2014 Nominations

    A whopping seven Broadway musicals and two Off Broadway tuners will compete for the single 2013-14 Drama League Award for musical, one of only five competitive award categories packed with nominees that also include actors Michelle Williams, Denzel...
  • Jai-Alai Magazine scores No. 6

    Jai-Alai Magazine scores No. 6
    One of the few literary magazines in Miami has been given a death sentence. Jai-Alai Magazine started in the spring of 2011 with Issue No. 10, and its publisher is counting down to the final issue, Issue No. 1, set to be published in the fall of 2015....
  • New tenor star Stephen Costello to perform in concert for Lyric Opera Baltimore

    New tenor star Stephen Costello to perform in concert for Lyric Opera Baltimore
    UPDATE: Since I posted this story on Tuesday, word has come that the 'Toujours L'Amour' concert scheduled for Friday has been postponed because Stephen Costello has a 'bad flu.' Lyric Opera Baltimore artistic director James Harp says the event may be...