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  • Belated report on a rewarding weekend of classical concerts

    Belated report on a rewarding weekend of classical concerts
    The weekend just gone by was filled with worthwhile performances. But, given one thing and another (especially a trip to New York for "The Death of Klinghoffer"), I didn't get around to filing a report. So, just for the record, here goes:
  • Baltimore blacksmith shop to run nonprofit museum

    Baltimore blacksmith shop to run nonprofit museum
    Sparks started flying at the blacksmith shop on West Saratoga Street when James Madison was president of the United States, and a crew there is still on the job, now operating in a hybrid historical museum and working business. The folks who run G. Krug...

    Pasadena boy greeted a future saint when Pope John Paul II visited in 1995

    Pasadena boy greeted a future saint when Pope John Paul II visited in 1995
    Minutes from meeting Pope John Paul II in 1995, Justin Farinelli of Pasadena had one fear racing through his mind. "I didn't want to drop the flowers," he recalled last week with a laugh. "They were almost as big as I was." Farinelli, 9 years old at...

    Leaders gather for Maryland Day to celebrate state's 380th year

    Leaders gather for Maryland Day to celebrate state's 380th year
    When Tuesday's Maryland Day ceremony was relocated to the Baltimore Basilica because of the snow, several speakers noted the significance of the location. As the first Catholic cathedral in the country, in a state with a history of religious tolerance,...

    From the Basilica to the Vatican

    From the Basilica to the Vatican
    The call came to Baltimore's Basilica several weeks ago: President Barack Obama needed a gift to bring to Pope Francis on his coming visit to the Vatican. Might the basilica, the first Catholic cathedral in the U.S., have something? From a former crypt,...