| Sep 30, 2013
| 1:26 PM
When renowned tenor Plácido Domingo was still a relatively unknown singer from Spain, he made his Los Angeles-area debut at the Music Center in 1967 in a touring series by the New York City Opera. His local debut included performances in "Don Rodrigo,"...
| Oct 4, 2013
| 7:54 AM
You have a Netflix queue, which you maintain, nurture, cull and arrange just so.
Therefore you curate movies.
You have iTunes playlists on your computer, each of which probably tells a kind of story. Therefore you curate music.
I don't have a...
| Oct 27, 2013
Jason Perkail of Baltimore and Dimitri Furman of Gaithersburg are audiophiles, former DJs with a passion for high fidelity. They never thought they'd be manufacturers.
But one led to the other. In the space of five whirlwind months, they designed a high-...
| Sep 19, 2013
| 11:28 AM
Chopin is free.
His freedom -- technically his music's freedom -- comes courtesy of composer Aaron Dunn’s Kickstarter campaign: Raise $75,000 to record the complete works of the 19th century Polish romantic composer and offer them on Dunn’...
| Nov 4, 2013
| 9:28 AM
Orlando singer-songwriter Beth McKee started her musical career in New Orleans and embeds the creative DNA of that destination into the albums that she has recorded here in recent years.
That catalog includes "I’m That Way" (2009), a well-received...
| Jul 10, 2013
| 7:40 PM
Charlie "Fruit Man" McLean has been "a-rabbing" in Baltimore for more than 40 years, and he still can't think of a better way to spend his time.
As a boy, he rode with the men who sold fresh produce in the streets from their brightly colored horse-drawn...
| Jul 11, 2013
| 12:22 PM
Hollywood’s elite have the Black List, which is made up of complete scripts that haven’t been turned into movies. Many popular films like “Juno” and “500 Days of Summer” have graced the Black List, before becoming...
| Jul 11, 2013
| 11:54 AM
These days, if you're a celebrity who wants $1 million to make a movie, you can just ask your fans. And Donald Trump.
Following Zach Braff, James Franco and a long list of other showbiz types, comedian Adam Carolla is trying to crowdfund his next...
| Jul 22, 2013
| 12:56 PM
Spike Lee was a pioneer in several ways when he started making movies in the 1980s. Now with a new Kickstarter campaign, he’s become the latest director to jump on the go-to vehicle for 21st century pioneers (and the occasional celebrity)....
| Jul 24, 2013
| 7:36 AM
Veronica Mars is closer to staging her comeback.
The movie spinoff of the teen television drama — which recently made waves in Hollywood after creator Rob Thomas launched the biggest film fundraising campaign in Kickstarter history —...
| Jul 30, 2013
| 12:21 PM
Lots of filmmakers want to jump from YouTube clips to regular movies and TV, but how many are doing so on the power of fart jokes?
"Dick Figures," an animated YouTube series featuring crude drawing and equally crude humor, has been made into a 73-...