| Feb 28, 2014
| 6:58 PM
You could make a plausible argument that '80s pop star Thomas Dolby has been blinded with science.
Since he was a teen, Dolby, now 55, has looked for ways to blend technology with sound — whether that meant writing a quirky synthpop anthem that...
| Feb 19, 2014
| 3:30 PM
After 15 years at the Charles Theatre, the Maryland Film Festival will be moving into new digs in May.
The operators of the Charles, James “Buzz” Cusack and his daughter, Kathleen Cusack Lyon, chose not to rent their five-screen facility...
| Feb 21, 2014
| 4:57 PM
A leading Democratic lawmaker says the O'Malley administration isn't doing enough to keep the popular Netflix drama "House of Cards" in Maryland.
State Sen. Edward J. Kasemeyer, chairman of the Budget and Taxation Committee, has introduced a bill that...
| Jun 15, 2013
| 3:47 PM
Hurry up and finish, willya?
That's becoming almost a rallying cry on the Baltimore arts and entertainment scene, as filmgoers, theater lovers, lounge lizards, even merry-go-round riders wait eagerly for new and refurbished venues to open.
| Jan 10, 2013
| 8:01 AM
Local film fans may have a leg up on the competition when it comes to their Oscar pools, thanks to the folks at the Maryland Film Festival and Chesapeake Film Festival.
"Beasts of the Southern Wild," which enjoyed a long run at The Charles Theatre last...
| Mar 8, 2013
| 2:20 PM
"I Am Divine," a documentary on the life and career of Baltimore's favorite home-grown drag queen, was to make its debut Saturday night at the South by Southwest arts festival in Austin, Texas.
Director Jeffrey Schwarz, interviewed for SXSW's online...
| Oct 29, 2012
| 10:51 AM
Three decades and more than 25 films into his directing career, and Barry Levinson is still mining his hometown for movie ideas.
But his latest film, a horror-mystery about a murderous parasite let loose in the Chesapeake Bay, is about as far removed...
| Oct 29, 2012
| 8:56 AM
The following cancellations and closures have been announced in anticipation of severe weather conditions from Hurricane Sandy:
* Public schools are closed in Baltimore and in Anne Arundel, Baltimore, Carroll, Harford and Howard counties,...
| Nov 5, 2012
| 7:32 AM
John Travolta knew what he wanted to do with the role of Edna Turnblad, the zaftig housewife at the center of "Hairspray." The movie's producers, however, weren't so sure.
Especially when he insisted on using a Bawlamer accent.
"I got fought on it, by...
| Nov 10, 2012
| 6:57 PM
A slimmed-down Edna Turnblad shared the stage with her creator, John Waters, last night, much to the delight of scores of star-crazed fans.
Well, it wasn't exactly Edna, the zaftig stage mom from Waters' "Hairspray," who took to the stage at the Maryland...
| Nov 19, 2012
| 6:02 AM
Downloading movies and watching them on a computer is not for George Figgs, who has spent the better part of three decades affording Baltimore cinephiles the chance to experience films the way God intended — in the dark, projected onto a bigger-...