| Jul 25, 2013
| 3:08 PM
The Senator Theatre and its adjoining small-plates restaurant, Bar Zini, will be authorized to sell alcohol when it reopens in the coming months, after a Baltimore licensing board voted Thursday to approve its application.
The Rosebank theater, closed...
| Aug 12, 2013
| 4:34 PM
– In the heart of this historic Eastern Shore city, the effect of a state program that lends money to small businesses in struggling neighborhoods is easy to see.
There's Jimmy & Sook's restaurant with its award-winning crab cakes; My Favorite...
| Aug 19, 2013
| 4:56 PM
After 17 months and $3.5 million in construction, the renovated and expanded Senator Theatre will reopen Oct. 10 with a screening of John Waters’ “Hairspray” — 25 years after the original film had its premiere at the North...
| Sep 16, 2013
| 2:41 PM
Abraham "Al" Ackerman, who rose from selling eggs door to door to owning and operating a wholesale egg company, died Sept. 6 from complications of bladder cancer at his Pikesville home. He was 89.
The son of Russian immigrants, Abraham Ackerman was...
| Feb 10, 2014
| 10:19 AM
You might wonder what kind of relationship the creator of "Serial Mom" would have with his own mom.
It turns out John Waters shared an exceptionally close bond with his mother, Patricia Waters, who died Saturday at age 89.
Waters told me in the fall...
| Apr 18, 2014
| 10:34 AM
Men’s Journal magazine thinks very highly of Baltimore's Senator Theatre. It is included in its rundown of the world's top 20 movie theaters.
The Baltimore landmark has been around for 75 years and has hosted film premieres from native sons John...
| Jan 13, 2014
| 9:35 AM
Rebecca Jessop is the new Harford County Cultural Arts Board coordinator, the Department of Community Services announced.
Jessop discovered the arts in the early 1990s. She studied acting and was involved with Baltimore's thriving community theatres....
| Apr 9, 2014
| 1:06 PM
Next month's Maryland Film Festival will feature the local debut of "Ping Pong Summer," writer-director Michael Tully's coming-of-age tale set in Ocean City in the 1980s and starring Susan Sarandon, Lea Thompson, John Hannah and Amy Sedaris.
| Mar 31, 2014
| 5:46 PM
A powerful city senator has amended legislation in Annapolis to ban any new liquor licenses in a North Baltimore neighborhood — a move that is drawing criticism from opponents who say it should have been aired in public first.
State Sen. Joan...
| Jan 23, 2014
| 8:05 AM
Holding a 3-inch-tall Tolkien-inspired wizard named Schmandalf that she fashioned out of modeling clay, Olivia Hatcher set about the painstaking process of creating a stop-motion film for her summer camp class.
Using one of Maryvale Preparatory School&...
| Nov 6, 2013
| 4:29 PM
Former Senator Theatre owner Tom Kiefaber is accusing state Sen. Joan Carter Conway of assault after an incident last week that ended with him in handcuffs at the auction of his former home.
Kiefaber recorded a confrontation with the Baltimore...