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  • BSO gala program includes rare Grofe score, unusual 'Rhapsody in Blue'

    BSO gala program includes rare Grofe score, unusual 'Rhapsody in Blue'
    The Baltimore Symphony Orchestra has been showing a lot of love for the bicentennial of the Battle of Baltimore and the poem Francis Scott Key was inspired to write after witnessing the bombardment of Fort McHenry. The BSO celebrated that anniversary...
  • Two centuries later, Battle of Caulk's Field brought to light

    Two centuries later, Battle of Caulk's Field brought to light
    — The Battle of Caulk's Field, the engagement at which the local soldiers of the Kent County militia stood up to the highly trained British Royal Navy and Marines, unfolded in the darkness of the early morning of Aug. 31, 1814. The only light came...
  • A rock opera interrupted [Commentary]

    A rock opera interrupted [Commentary]
    Editor's note: This op-ed has been updated to reflect the correct spelling of Billie Holiday's name. The Sun regrets the error.  I traveled back to my hometown of Baltimore last weekend to reprise my role as that important historical figure, The Devil,...
  • Businesses anticipating major tourism boost from Star-Spangled Spectacular

    Businesses anticipating major tourism boost from Star-Spangled Spectacular
    As the nation's eyes turn to Baltimore for the bicentennial commemoration of the War of 1812 next week, city leaders hope to capitalize on what one official called "the largest tourism event in our city's history" and the chance to showcase the city in...
  • Child migrants have put America under siege [Letter]

    Child migrants have put America under siege [Letter]
    The graffiti artists in Carroll County may be spelling-challenged but their message is clear ("Carroll's revealing 'illeagle' graffiti," July 15). Moreover that message is becoming clear all over the United States as we watch in horror what's...
  • Connecting With The Connecticut River In Cromwell

    In the early part of the 20th century, commerce started to turn away from the Connecticut River and focused on the ribbons of roads and highways that started to crisscross the state. Many towns and cities along the river followed suit and turned their...
  • Lehigh Valley tugboat is linked to only WWI attack on U.S. soil

    It was July 21, 1918 and World War I was in its final year. The Perth Amboy, a tugboat owned by the Lehigh Coal & Navigation Co., and four barges were traveling off the coast of Cape Cod when a German submarine surfaced. The U-boat attacked the...
  • Obama discusses crises with donors, tours Fort McHenry

    Obama discusses crises with donors, tours Fort McHenry
    President Barack Obama laid out a sobering view of the international crises that have beset his administration this year — and tried to make the case for returning Democrats to the Senate majority — at a small gathering of political donors...
  • O'Malley picks Battle of Baltimore over Iowa

    O'Malley picks Battle of Baltimore over Iowa
    Few political events in Iowa are more important to an aspiring Democratic presidential candidate than the Harkin Steak Fry. And this year's fundraiser — the 37th and final for retiring Sen. Tom Harkin — is drawing some of its biggest names...
  • Weather holds for a glimpse of the Blue Angels

    Weather holds for a glimpse of the Blue Angels
    The clouds didn't exactly part for the Blue Angels, but they lifted just enough Saturday afternoon, the rain stopped, and suddenly three F/A-18 Hornets soared past in tight formation over the southeast edge of the Inner Harbor — the show was on...
  • Hampton's Olde Wythe celebrates past with new book

    Hampton's Olde Wythe celebrates past with new book
    HAMPTON — Not many months after the Olde Wythe Neighborhood Association published its first history book in 2006, two of the authors met at dinner and started talking about writing a second. Yet even with the unveiling of that brand new volume...