| Dec 17, 2013
| 10:44 AM
Since graduating from the Curtis Institute of Music with a degree in conducting, Andrew Grams, now 36, has built quite a career for himself in the world of classical music.
The Severn native and Baltimore School for the Arts alum has traveled the...
| Dec 14, 2013
| 5:08 PM
This winter, Baltimore is shaping up to be a place where talk is cheap — and enlightening.
Two new free speaker series are in the works: The Contemporary museum will present artists with national reputations talking about their creative process....
| Dec 13, 2013
| 7:30 AM
It was the night of a monumental occasion and people were piling into Mount Vernon Place to watch the 43rd annual lighting of the Washington Monument.
I was there with six fine young people from Baltimore. Although they had lived in the city all their...
| Dec 3, 2013
| 5:26 AM
After an 18-month hiatus, the Contemporary Museum resurfaced Tuesday with a shortened name -- The Contemporary -- and a return to its original, nomadic model.
Founded in 1989 and "dedicated to redefining the concept of the museum," the organization...
| Nov 19, 2013
| 2:38 PM
Lynda Ames, a retired jewelry designer who later headed medical and other charity events, died of cancer Nov. 11 at Gilchrist Hospice Care in Towson. She was 74 and lived in Owings Mills.
Born Linda Thema Reubens in Baltimore, she was the daughter of Ben...
| Nov 2, 2013
In John Logan's heralded play "Red," the brilliant, suffered-no-fools painter Mark Rothko doesn't have much patience for his new assistant, Ken.
"You have a lot to learn, young man," the artist says. "Philosophy. Theology. Literature. Poetry. Drama....
| Oct 17, 2013
| 2:22 PM
After rolling out a four-phase, early-childhood education plan, Democratic gubernatorial candidate Del. Heather Mizeur addressed what she called the state's "sloppy transition" to the Common Core this year.
The Montgomery County delegate called the...
| Oct 14, 2013
| 7:50 AM
Jada Pinkett Smith sounds maybe a little jealous of her kids?
Not really. The Baltimore native is a good mom, and she's happy for the success 15-year-old Jaden and 12-year-old Willow (who turns 13 this month) are realizing. But maybe she can't help...
| Oct 11, 2013
| 1:47 PM
Lawrence Gilliard Jr. is going forward and moving back in big ways these days.
Sunday night, the 42-year-old actor who played D'Angelo Barksdale in "The Wire" debuts as the newest member of AMC's "The Walking Dead," as TV's most popular series with...
| Oct 11, 2013
| 2:02 PM
J. George Kropp, an educator whose career at Calvert Hall College High School teaching social studies and history spanned more than 50 years, died Sunday of non-Hodgkin's lymphoma at the University of Maryland St. Joseph Medical Center.
The longtime Loch...
| Sep 18, 2013
| 12:27 PM
The American Opera Initiative, a worthy project launched last year by Washington National Opera, will be back this season with more premieres.
Three 20-minute operas on American subjects, including a work by the Baltimore team of composer Joshua...