| Jul 18, 2014
| 3:52 PM
After spending a few hours inside the former Centre Theatre on North Avenue, I had no trouble envisioning its dazzling future. What had been a partially roofless, water-saturated spongy mess of wet plaster is now thoroughly cleaned, a shell full of...
| Jul 16, 2014
| 8:13 AM
This weekend, Artscape (you know, just "America's largest free art festival") will bring an abundance of color and quirkiness to Baltimore for the 33rd year. The annual festival will entertain over 350,000 attendees with a slate of free performances,...
| Jun 23, 2014
| 4:08 PM
Developers are set to receive tax credits designed to spur the construction of new apartments and homes in Baltimore under legislation the City Council approved Monday.
The tax credits, which received no opposition from the council, are part of a plan by...
| Jun 23, 2014
| 5:43 PM
Officials with the financially troubled People's Community Health Centers say they are trying to keep their doors open — even as other clinics are preparing to absorb their patients.
At a small midday rally Monday in Brooklyn Park, Dr. Carlos...
| Jun 24, 2014
| 12:40 PM
When Baltimore's government, colleges, businesses, non-profits, arts institutions and citizens work together, the city's future comes into more distinct focus. It is a future where creativity and innovation are competitive advantages, where our culture...
| Jun 25, 2014
| 8:44 AM
Names are not what they seem for the Baltimore rock quintet Vinny Vegas. Start with the band's name: It is not the alter ego of lead singer Scott Siskind, but rather an obscure reference to a professional wrestler from the early '90s.
Then there's the...
| Jun 29, 2014
| 4:54 PM
Alice Johnson noticed the checker boards that recently popped up behind her house, a neat brick rowhouse in the Barclay neighborhood of Baltimore.
"People will definitely use them," she said. "I play. I wish I could play chess, too."
She should have...
| Jun 30, 2014
| 5:16 PM
The financially troubled People's Community Health Centers closed its five clinics serving low-income Marylanders on Monday.
The organization had announced plans to shut the doors at the end of June, though as recently as last week officials were...
| Jul 1, 2014
| 11:15 AM
Five community art projects, including a sculptural weather station featuring a giant pig, a children's garden full of upward-growing, kinetic "sculptures" and Baltimore's tallest mural, will begin transforming some of Baltimore's underused public...
| Jul 2, 2014
| 10:18 AM
I returned to my old community of West Baltimore, under the shadow of Bon Secours Hospital near the intersection of West Fayette and North Payson streets, to visit a native I had not seen for three decades. David Brown, who lived across the alley from...
| Jul 8, 2014
| 5:03 PM
A listless west-side block of downtown Baltimore will undergo an energetic makeover if an idea generated by DIY-style theater troupes and local developer Winstead "Ted" Rouse comes to fruition.
Their plan, submitted earlier this year when the...