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  • Period pieces mark Mavor family's five decades in La Grange

    Period pieces mark Mavor family's five decades in La Grange
    Fans of TV's "Downton Abbey" will enjoy a peek at the Mavor Collection on display at the La Grange Area Historical Society through October. Period beaded dresses and accessories, pop-up valentines, school memorabilia and a carefully cataloged paper doll...
  • Surplus symbols: How many state bugs and beans do we need?

    Maine celebrates its Whoopie pies. North Carolinians proudly dance their Shag. In Kansas, even dirt is official: Harney silt loam is the state soil. So was it really out of line when a group of fourth graders asked their lawmakers last month to make...
  • National Recording Registry adds Joan Tower's 'Fanfares' conducted by Marin Alsop

    National Recording Registry adds Joan Tower's 'Fanfares' conducted by Marin Alsop
    Marin Alsop is on a roll this week.  The Baltimore Symphony music director received Harvard University's Luise Vosgerchian Teaching Award on Tuesday "for her innovative approach to programming and for her deep commitment to education and to the...
  • Mural helps put riverfront high-rise on the map

     Mural helps put riverfront high-rise on the map
    How do you put your building on the map? You put a map on the building, of course. A really big map. That's what you see at the once-forgettable 300 S. Wacker Drive office building, where a mega-mural map covers a formerly blank concrete wall along...
  • Kutztown new home of rare percussion instruments

    The marimba has an interesting history in which, oddly enough, Pennsylvania plays a major role. It is one of the oldest of musical instruments. There are records that the marimba existed in a much cruder form, as long ago as 2,000 B.C. Despite its...
  • 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. “If you are trying to focus on a bunch of different things at one...
  • 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...
  • Baltimore Rock Opera Society, Concert Artists of Baltimore converge for 'fun, crazy' event

    Baltimore Rock Opera Society, Concert Artists of Baltimore converge for 'fun, crazy' event
    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...
  • 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...