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  • Young sword swallower in spotlight of free Ripley event

    Young sword swallower in spotlight of free Ripley event
    Sixteen-year-old Haley Hall knows she must concentrate, must be careful. That’s the life of a sword swallower, even one who’s not yet earned her high school diploma.
  • Ripley's to salute sword swallowers

    Ripley's to salute sword swallowers
    The Ripley's Believe It or Not attraction on International Drive will participate in World Sword Swallower's Day again. Free lump-in-throat feats will be attempted Feb. 28 by a handful of swallowers, including Dan Meyer, co-founder of Sword Swallower'...

    Holiday lights, carol singers and other things that I like

     Holiday lights, carol singers and other things that I like
    Every now and then I make a list of things I've liked lately. Here's one for the end of another fleeting year. 1. Holiday lights This is the season when gaudy passes for beautiful, and nothing's more delightfully gaudy than a spectacle of holiday...

    Battle of the bands

    Two musical worlds will collide this weekend. Concert Artists of Baltimore, a valued contributor to the area's classical scene for 28 years, will team up with the Baltimore Rock Opera Society for a program billed as "Convergence Maximus." It could also...

    Gerald Wilson dies at 96; multifaceted jazz musician

    Gerald Wilson dies at 96; multifaceted jazz musician
    Gerald Wilson, a bandleader, trumpeter, composer, arranger and educator whose multifaceted career reached from the swing era of the 1930s to the diverse jazz sounds of the 21st century, has died. He was 96. Wilson, who had been in declining health, died...