| Sep 12, 2014
| 7:15 AM
In a letter to his father, a 25-year-old Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart declared: "I pay no attention whatever to anybody's praise or blame. … I simply follow my own feelings."
This self-confidence is just one of the revered composer's traits explored...
| Sep 13, 2014
For the past 12 years, the name Chesapeake Shakespeare Company has been most associated with its outdoor productions in summer and fall, reached by trekking up a hill to the rustic ruins of Patapsco Female Institute Historic Park in Ellicott City....
| May 27, 2014
| 11:03 AM
As in any major city, Baltimore and its bars benefit from a hot ticket.
Whether it is the Orioles' opening day or a Justin Timberlake and Jay Z concert downtown, these events rarely fail to draw large crowds. In the process, many attendees find time...
| Jan 10, 2014
| 7:27 AM
On Jan. 14, 2013, a crowd gathered for a ribbon-cutting ceremony on West Fayette Street at the site of what had been the Empire Theatre a century earlier. With a restored, glistening facade and entirely new interior, the venue officially opened as the...
| Jan 13, 2014
| 7:06 AM
We can’t choose our siblings. But, if we’re lucky, we never want to lose the ties that bind us, even when they hurt a little. Or a lot.
That’s one of the things learned by the three Magrath sisters of Hazlehurst, Miss., over the course...
| Jan 17, 2014
| 6:03 AM
"Stones in His Pockets," a play about an American film company invading a community in rural Ireland, has more than a dozen characters, but only two actors. That means a lot of quick switches between genders, ages and, above all, accents.
| Jan 18, 2014
| 8:27 AM
Single Carrot Theatre, the zesty venture by a bunch of buddies from the University of Colorado who decided to cultivate a company in Baltimore, now has something it has long desired — a permanent roof over its head.
This week's inauguration of a...
| Apr 20, 2014
| 4:30 PM
During a rather frantic Hollywood party one night in 1933, a film director pontificates on the heavily-laden-with-historic-woe type of actors he wants to portray the slaves in his new antebellum epic.
A black maid named Vera Stark, eager to get into...
| Apr 12, 2014
A voice called out, "Cameras ready."
Another voice responded, "Sound."
Then a third: "Action."
With that, the Everyman Theatre Film Studios came to life one recent morning. OK, not a real film studio, but awfully close. An upstairs space at Everyman'...
| Mar 28, 2014
| 6:07 AM
Over the past decade or so, Baltimore has experienced a boom in small theater companies founded by young college grads dedicated to producing adventurous, contemporary plays. The boom continues.
Making its debut this week is the Interrobang Theatre...
| Mar 26, 2014
| 2:34 PM
Nancy P. Cooke, who worked for many years in real estate sales for Chase, Fitzgerald and Co. Inc. and was an active outdoorswoman, died March 7 of cancer at her Roland Park Place home. She was 87.
"Nancy was a very special person, a great friend and a...