| Nov 21, 2011
| 12:27 PM
It takes a Big Band sound to battle the disco, punk, thrash rock, heavy metal and country-pop now dominating national soundtracks.
But that's exactly what the Zim Zemarel Band has done in the greater Baltimore area for the better part of 50 years.
| Dec 22, 2012
| 11:52 AM
Gertrude Brownstein, who worked for eight decades in grocery and department stores and later in a family-owned auction business, died of cancer Dec. 18 at Gilchrist Hospice Care in Towson. She was 100 and lived in Owings Mills.
Gertrude Fishbone was born...
| Jul 31, 2012
| 11:22 AM
The Toronto International Film Festival will debut genre movies from Barry Levinson, Rob Zombie and Martin McDonagh, among others, for the Midnight Madness portion of its festival, which runs from Sept. 6-16.
Programmed by TIFF's resident genre expert...
| Jul 31, 2012
| 1:03 PM
Ken Burns, Alex Gibney and Julien Temple headline the Toronto International Film Festival's documentary lineup this year, a program that also features work by Marina Zenovich and Matthew Cooke.
Fans of nonfiction film can take in movies on everything...
| Aug 19, 2012
| 5:58 AM
Barry Levinson and Tom Fontana, the executive producers of "Homicide: Life on the Street," return to prime time tonight on BBC America with "Copper," starring Tom Weston-Jones.
(That's Weston-Jones sitting with them in the picture above, taken in...
| Aug 19, 2012
| 5:21 PM
The New York City of 1864 in "Copper" rots with bank robberies, racism, police corruption, murders and economic dispair.
If you think about it, those problems still plague society today, making BBC America's original scripted series, from creators Tom...
| Mar 7, 2013
| 5:00 PM
After a two-year detour to New York City, the ceremony to announce the winner of the nation's most lucrative undergraduate literary award, the Sophie Kerr Prize, will be held in Baltimore this year.
The decision marks the second time in three years...
| Sep 17, 2012
| 5:15 AM
Baltimore's Pat Moran won an Emmy Award Saturday for casting on HBO's "Game Change."
It was the second for the woman who has cast virtually every major film and TV production done in Baltimore for the last 25 years. Moran was also nominated for her...
| Sep 28, 2012
| 10:54 AM
A personally distraught mid-19th-century New York investigator (played by Tom Weston-Jones) is the main character in this drama, from executive producers Tom Fontana and Barry Levinson, that's garnered a lot of attention from its BBC America run.
| May 17, 2012
| 3:12 PM
The coming of the Internet Age dramatically changed the world of criticism.
It used to be that anyone who had a fascination with the movies would wait until their newspaper, or some other print publication, decided to write about a new movie.
| Mar 22, 2013
| 1:17 PM
Executive producer Barry Levinson urges viewers to think of his HBO film "Phil Spector" as a two-person play —not a docudrama about the first murder trial of the rock producer.
"It really is a two-person piece," Levinson said in a telephone...