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  • A rock opera interrupted [Commentary]

    A rock opera interrupted [Commentary]
    I traveled back to my hometown of Baltimore last weekend to reprise my role as that important historical figure, The Devil, in a rock opera about the Battle of Baltimore. This was the long-anticipated bicentennial performance of "1814!: The War of 1812 Rock Opera," a project some old friends of mine, Dave Israel and David Dudley, conceived in the bars of Fort Avenue back in 1992, before we had anything worse to do. They'd always envisioned mounting a spectacular, all-star production of the thing on the 200th anniversary of the bombardment of Fort McHenry, in the unimaginable science-fiction year of 2014.
  • A great weekend — if you were in the right place [Letter]

    A great weekend — if you were in the right place [Letter]
    Sunday was a beautiful day for enjoying the Star-Spangled Spectacular anniversary of our national anthem and the great battle waged against the British at Fort McHenry during the War of 1812 ("A spectacular weekend for Baltimore," Sept. 15). Tall ships,...

    Must a nation that survived fearsome wars be fearful now? [Letter]

    Must a nation that survived fearsome wars be fearful now? [Letter]
    We were in Baltimore the weekend of the bicentennial commemoration of the Star Spangled Banner ("A spectacular weekend for Baltimore," Sept. 15). Walking the breadth of the Inner Harbor, we wanted to travel the short distance to Fort McHenry where...

    Obama Should Have Been On National Anthem History Show

    Saturday night on National Public Television, I watched a wonderful program on the 200th anniversary of our national anthem, The Star Spangled Banner. Broadcast from Baltimore harbor, Fort McHenry, the program was awe inspiring. As such, many national...

    Now that Baltimore has celebrated the National Anthem, perhaps we can stop desecrating it at Orioles games [Letter]

    Now that Baltimore has celebrated the National Anthem, perhaps we can stop desecrating it at Orioles games [Letter]
    "The Star-Spangled Banner" is the national anthem of the United States. The lyrics come from "Defense of Fort McHenry," a poem written in 1814 by the 35-year-old lawyer and amateur poet Francis Scott Key after witnessing the bombardment of Fort McHenry by...