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  • Pacifica concert is the Candlelight prescription

    Pacifica concert is the Candlelight prescription
    Classical music is said to soothe the soul, but can it calm an upset stomach? Ellicott City resident Dr. Christopher Shih, a gastroenterologist who plays a little piano on the side, is likely to make listeners feel better when he appears as a guest artist for the Pacifica Quartet concert on Saturday, April 14 at 8 p.m. at Howard Community College's Smith Theatre.
  • Blockbusters from the BSO

    It is possible to quibble with the idea of cramming three blockbuster works into a single program, but the Baltimore Symphony Orchestra carries it off. Ravel's "Bolero," that brilliant study in rhythmic and melodic reiteration, not to mention crescendo,...

    Ellicott City doctor finds keys to success as Van Cliburn amateur piano champ

    Ellicott City doctor finds keys to success as Van Cliburn amateur piano champ
    In the living room of his Ellicott City home, Christopher Shih sits with his legs curled beneath him on a beige leather love seat. Relaxed in a pair of shorts and a T-shirt, he speaks humbly of his accomplishments as an amateur pianist. In the kitchen...

    Jasper Johns is first studio artist in 34 years to receive Presidential Medal of Freedom

     
    Obama to confer 2011 Presidential Medal of Freedom on Tuesday; arts honorees are Yo-Yo Ma and Jasper Johns, the first visual artist to win since 1977.

    Harper Lee to receive National Medal of Arts

     
    The new National Medal of Arts & Humanities Medal honorees include writers Harper Lee, Joyce Carol Oates, Philip Roth and poets Donald Hall and Wendell Berry.