| Mar 23, 2013
The lone Union sentry stands atop Federal Hill, outlined against an ominous orange/red sky. In the distance, the tops of the Washington Monument and several spires rise above the city, as straight and determined as the rifle held in the soldier's left...
| Sep 14, 2013
| 9:31 AM
Pat Moran may very well have the coolest office in Baltimore.
Not that anyone should be surprised by that. Moran, who first gained fame (or should that be notoriety?) as one of John Waters' Dreamlanders, is an Emmy-winning casting director who has...
| Sep 17, 2013
| 8:15 PM
Eileen Abato, a retired department store fashion director who became an advocate for AIDS awareness, died of leukemia Thursday at the Gilchrist Hospice Care. The Towson resident was 69.
Born Eileen Mary Wible in a Philadelphia suburb, she grew up in...
| 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...
| Jul 24, 2013
| 5:21 AM
A moving truck was parked outside the headmaster's house as Andrew Holmgren started his new job as leader of the prestigious Calvert School on July 16.
"I'm a firm believer in doing things when you're ready," said Holmgren, 40, who is a headmaster for...
| Jul 29, 2013
| 1:54 PM
Donald L. Symington, a career feature actor whose classic patrician good looks earned him roles on Broadway and in movies, television, soap operas and regional theaters, died Wednesday of Parkinson's disease at Gilchrist Hospice Care in Towson.
| Jul 31, 2013
| 6:16 AM
Live music and the smell of Cuban beef stew filled the air in a hard-to-find Baltimore City park known as The Field, as several hundred people turned out July 26 for WAVEscape, Waverly's early version of National Night Out on Aug. 6.
"Look at these...
| Aug 18, 2013
The Advanced Placement data from high schools around Maryland show how great the academic divide is between the best students.
Students at the highest-performing high schools — from Dulaney High in Baltimore County to Severna Park in Anne...
| Jun 29, 2013
They were sprawled on their backs all over the floor, holding their stomachs and emitting a chorus of deep wails and moans.
It could have been mistaken for a mass outbreak of food poisoning, but these kids were merely going through vocal exercises,...
| Jun 10, 2013
| 1:08 PM
New operas don't often score knock-outs. But, if crowd response were the determining factor, "Approaching Ali" sure sounded like a champion Saturday night at the Kennedy Center, where Washington National Opera presented the premiere of this hour-long...
| Jun 1, 2013
In his typical rhyming style, Muhammad Ali might call it something like "a whopper of an opera."
The legendary boxer, who floated like a butterfly and stung like a bee, has inspired "Approaching Ali," a chamber opera with music by Carroll County...