Last Build Date: Thu, 29 Sep 2016 13:49:46 -0400Copyright: ©2016 Baltimore Sun
Wed, 28 Sep 2016 11:42:00 PDT
Horse Lords, the instrumental rock quartet from Baltimore, loosely formed as something of a joke band — a young group simply learning to cover the Can song “Halleluwah“ for a 2010 Artscape performance.
A lot can change in a short period. Fast-forward to April, when the band received a glowing review...(image)
Thu, 29 Sep 2016 07:10:00 PDT
Working its way back to the Hippodrome Theatre for the third time in five years, the touring production of "Jersey Boys" again delivers a satisfying combination of hit parade and eventful backstory about Frankie Valli and the Four Seasons.
Although "Jersey Boys" will finally say "Bye Bye Baby"...(image)
Wed, 28 Sep 2016 12:10:00 PDT
Geared up in a red and black suit and shimmering armor, Josh Brown grips his medieval weapon of choice with one hand as he steps toward his opponent in the sand-covered arena.
He swings the bola, sending a heavy, metal sphere chained to a handle toward his enemy. He misses and dodges his enemy's...(image)
Thu, 29 Sep 2016 07:30:00 PDT
The staff is happy that chef Chad Wells has taken over the direction of Victoria Gastro Pub's kitchen. On a recent visit, our waiter assured us that we could expect a new experience.
The Columbia restaurant's menu has definitely been energized by Wells, who started there in July after leaving Alewife...(image)
Wed, 28 Sep 2016 14:01:00 PDT
Iron Rooster, a popular breakfast spot known for its homemade pop-tarts, is opening a restaurant in Hunt Valley.
The restaurant is moving into the space previously occupied by Joe's Crab Shack, at 50 Shawan Road. Owner Kyle Algaze is aiming to have the restaurant open by mid-November, following...(image)
Thu, 29 Sep 2016 03:00:00 PDT
Bel Air's South Main Street will be closed between Churchville Road and Courtland Street, starting Friday evening through early Saturday morning, for the shooting of television program scenes.
Those scenes will be for the Netflix drama "House of Cards," according to Bel Air town leaders.
Wed, 28 Sep 2016 08:52:00 PDT
Last year, Dennis Kistner came face-to-face with a dilemma many new parents know all too well: He was tired of reading the same stories to his son, Little Dennis.
“We always read the same ones,” Kistner, a Dundalk native, said last week inside the Canton bar he manages, Mahaffey’s Pub. “Some books...(image)
Wed, 28 Sep 2016 10:20:00 PDT
Wayward Southern Bar and Kitchen takes the bar part of its name seriously with three bars and 12 TVs. But it pays attention to the food part of its moniker, too, with a focus on causal Southern cuisine.
The Federal Hill space has reinvented itself from the days when it was kicking it up with country...(image)
Tue, 27 Sep 2016 11:02:00 PDT
Move over, crab cakes. There's a new favorite in town: shrimp and grits.
It might seem like blasphemy in a city hard-wired to love the blue crustacean. But the classic Southern dish is on menus everywhere these days.
Will Sterling, the owner of Saturday Morning Cafe near the Inner Harbor and who...(image)
Thu, 29 Sep 2016 06:23:00 PDT
Before we get into this week’s full recap of "Empire," let’s all take a moment and admire the gold revolver. You know the one that Lucious sent Cookie as part of her 1,001 love gifts? Yea … I totally get why you kept it girl, but that better come to use this season since you ended up keeping it....(image)
Thu, 29 Sep 2016 06:03:00 PDT
It’s Day 5, and the Gen Xers are having trouble making fire. And although David survived last week’s Tribal Council, it seems his days are numbered. So he decides to try to make fire to make himself more valuable to his tribe. It works, but we’ll see if it helps.
According to Chris, it doesn't....(image)
Thu, 29 Sep 2016 05:15:00 PDT
"American Horror Story: My Roanoke Nightmare" expanded its scope beyond a simple haunted house tale this week. The supposed “documentary” seems to be adding increasingly fantastical elements to its story, and this week we get a some psychic, some revisionist American history and what appears to...(image)
Wed, 28 Sep 2016 14:44:00 PDT
The Navy announced Wednesday that it plans to send five ships to Baltimore to take part in Fleet Week next month — a cruiser, a destroyer, two transport ships and the new stealth ship USS Zumwalt.
Fleet week begins on Oct. 10 and people will have a chance to clamber aboard the ships. Some 3,100...(image)
Tue, 27 Sep 2016 11:39:00 PDT
UPDATE: Nielsen says the TV audience for Monday's debate was 84 million. There were also 17.1 million Twitter interactions related to the debates from 2.7 people in the U.S., according to the audience measurement service.
The previous record for a debate was 80.6 million for the 1980 debate between...(image)
Wed, 28 Sep 2016 06:08:00 PDT
Because of Erin Andrews' absence, Kym (Johnson) Herjavec is co-hosting "Dancing With the Stars" with Tom Bergeron on Tuesday night. There's also a slew of musical performers lined up.
Just to remind you, the following six couples have immunity tonight based on last night's "faceoff" dances: Jana...(image)
Mon, 26 Sep 2016 21:17:00 PDT
In TV terms, Donald Trump had a pretty bad night. He lost to Hillary Clinton on several levels in their first debate Monday with millions of undecided voters watching.
He started out strong - and looked for about 20 minutes like he was going to do the two things everyone said he had to: seem presidential...(image)
Tue, 27 Sep 2016 14:42:00 PDT
The Horseshoe Casino Baltimore is holding an eating competition on Wednesday to celebrate its newest dining option.
The South Baltimore casino will host a doughnut eating contest at 1 p.m. on the 14Forty stage. The contest coincides with the launch of B'more Chicken & Donuts, a new vendor at the...(image)
Tue, 27 Sep 2016 07:48:00 PDT
In a world hardly lacking for villains or villainous motivations, Shakespeare's "Othello" retains its ability to confront and stir.
Time has not dulled this tale of a small-minded man who topples a better, braver fellow by unleashing that most debilitating of human emotions — jealousy. That the...(image)
Wed, 28 Sep 2016 07:12:00 PDT
After last week’s premiere episode of "This is Us," one may have been fooled into thinking that everything was going to be perfect growing up as a member of Jack and Rebecca’s family of five. But we quickly learn that this definitely isn’t the case.
Eight years on from the end of the last episode,...(image)
Wed, 28 Sep 2016 06:15:00 PDT
Amy Schumer is the most dangerous celebrity on the internet — and not just because of her no-holds-barred personality.
Intel Security announced Wednesday that the actress-comedian topped its 10th annual list of the most dangerous celebrities online.
A search for the "Trainwreck" and "Inside Amy...(image)
Mon, 26 Sep 2016 12:50:00 PDT
If you feel like your head is going to explode with all the hype, spin and madness surrounding Monday night’s debate, check out Frontline’s “The Choice” on Tuesday night for some much needed clarity on Hillary Clinton and Donald Trump.
Frontline, the public television series that embodies some...(image)
Wed, 28 Sep 2016 07:22:00 PDT
Alexander Hamilton is coming to "Saturday Night Live."
NBC said Wednesday that Lin-Manuel Miranda will host "SNL" on Oct. 8. Miranda created and starred in the Broadway sensation about the first U.S. treasury secretary.
Twenty One Pilots duo Tyler Joseph and Josh Dun will be the show's musical...(image)
Mon, 26 Sep 2016 05:30:00 PDT
OpenTable is piloting a new feature that allows restaurants to showcase daily specials on their page, and Baltimore diners will be the first to try it.
The San Francisco-based company, which allows diners to make restaurant reservations online and through its mobile app, is rolling out a feature...(image)
Sat, 24 Sep 2016 12:14:06 PDT
Monday night's presidential debate between Hillary Clinton and Donald Trump is expected to make television history with the largest audience ever for such an event — exceeding the 80 million in 1980 for Ronald Reagan and Jimmy Carter.
But the TV screen might not be the one that matters most as voters...(image)
Sun, 25 Sep 2016 09:34:00 PDT
Los Angeles rapper The Game went to a block party in West Baltimore’s Gilmor Homes this weekend — and handed out $100 bills to kids in the public housing project, according to his posts on Instagram and Facebook.
The “Hate It Or Love It” rapper posted a photo of himself, surrounded by “my #Bodymore...(image)
Tue, 27 Sep 2016 10:50:00 PDT
Gotham is at war with itself. Good versus bad, bad versus bad. But even in times of intense hostility, violent uprising and destruction, there are moments of celebrating creation.
“The opposite of war isn’t peace … it’s creation!” playwright John Larson said in his hit ‘90s musical “Rent.” And...(image)
Tue, 27 Sep 2016 08:45:00 PDT
Because of the presidential debate, Monday night's "Dancing With the Stars" show has to get through 12 couples in only one hour. I have no idea how they're going to manage this. It doesn't help that there's no audio at the beginning of the show and no closed captioning either. So Tom's explaining...(image)
Fri, 23 Sep 2016 17:47:57 PDT
When the new National Museum of African American History and Culture opens Saturday on the National Mall, a century after it was first proposed, it will be greeted by an outpouring of joy.
The gleaming bronze behemoth standing out amid a phalanx of white marble will be dedicated by President Barack...(image)
Sat, 24 Sep 2016 00:00:00 PDT
Free Fall Baltimore
The perfect month for Baltimore culturistas on a budget, Free Fall Baltimore, running through October, offers entry to scores of the city's museums, performance venues and other cultural installations, and it doesn't cost a dime. More than 200 events and activities in all. Opening...(image)
Mon, 26 Sep 2016 03:00:00 PDT
A Bel Air native is returning to Main Street with a third site for his La Cakerie bakery, known for winning the Food Network's "Cake Wars" and conquering several other dessert-based shows.
Jason Hisley said he expects La Cakerie to open in the location of what had been The Jaded Bean, at 22 S....(image)
Fri, 23 Sep 2016 15:55:49 PDT
The first piece Derek Waters ever staged for what would become "Drunk History" involved Alexander Hamilton. The scenario featured Mark Gagliardi, a friend of Waters, recounting the duel between Hamilton and Aaron Burr — with a little help from a bottle of scotch.
Waters, a Lutherville native, will...(image)
Fri, 23 Sep 2016 16:13:23 PDT
In Baltimore, the streets are brimming with untold stories, and Aaron Henkin and Wendel Patrick, producers of the WYPR documentary series "Out of the Blocks," have been on a quest to give residents and business owners a chance to share them, block by block.
With the slogan "One hour of radio. One...(image)
Fri, 23 Sep 2016 13:55:00 PDT
Robert "Chef Stew" Stewart, a Food Network alum and Baltimore native, is working to transform a Baltimore warehouse into a free teaching kitchen and, ultimately, a space for local residents to learn trades beyond cooking.
Stewart aims to raise $30,000 to make his vision — Transition Kitchen — a...(image)
Thu, 22 Sep 2016 09:06:00 PDT
On the presidential campaign trail, Rachel Platten's "Fight Song" became a bit of a joke after it appeared in heavy rotation at Hillary Clinton's rallies.
But for Maria Dennis, the anthem may never get old.
And I don't really care if nobody else believes
'Cause I've still got a lot of fight left...(image)
Wed, 21 Sep 2016 21:00:00 PDT
Joyce J. Scott was in no mood for a prank phone call a few weeks ago.
The Baltimore-born artist, known for creating intricate, often provocative jewelry and beaded sculptures, was coping with acute sciatica. Unable to lie down, she tried to get some sleep while seated at a desk, her head resting...(image)
Fri, 23 Sep 2016 12:43:00 PDT
The historic Montgomery Ward Warehouse in South Baltimore will host a free indoor art festival this November.
Artomatic@Baltimore will host hundreds of art exhibitions for six weeks starting Nov. 4, according to a recent new release.
The Artomatic art festival, which was first hosted in Washington...(image)
Fri, 23 Sep 2016 11:16:00 PDT
“I never wanted to be a star,” Yusuf Islam sang Thursday evening at the Kennedy Center. “I never wanted to travel far.”
The irony is that Islam’s Washington performance, a more or less chronological review of his songbook, curated and annotated by the singer-songwriter, was all about his journey...(image)
Thu, 22 Sep 2016 15:06:00 PDT
Oprah Winfrey and the film crew for "The Immortal Life of Henrietta Lacks" got their Baltimore seafood fix last night with an order of crabcakes from Pappas Seafood Co.
Winfrey, who has been seen around the city filming the HBO movie, ordered 175 crabcakes and salad from the Parkville-based seafood...(image)
Fri, 23 Sep 2016 08:56:00 PDT
Legend has it that 11-time NBA champion Bill Russell would work himself into such knots that he would vomit before big games. Given Russell’s achievements, his pregame queasiness took on the air of intensity and not fear. There is a moment in Fox’s new sports drama "Pitch" that showcases a less...(image)
Thu, 22 Sep 2016 08:05:00 PDT
A sense of lethargy hangs uneasily over the lumbering new version of "The Magnificent Seven." Despite its sturdy plot, seasoned director and capable cast toplined by Denzel Washington, Chris Pratt and Ethan Hawke, it arrives in a comatose state, a film unlikely to arouse passions one way or another....(image)
Thu, 22 Sep 2016 04:46:00 PDT
A culinary journey to another country is always exciting, especially when you only have to drive to Pikesville, where the new Inka Grill Fusion promises an exploration of Peruvian foods.
The menu, in the capable hands of executive chef Michael Ciuffardi Macky, teases adventurous palates with items...(image)
Wed, 21 Sep 2016 10:45:00 PDT
At a science fiction and fantasy conference last year in Seattle, Bella La Blanc performed a “Game of Thrones”-inspired burlesque act.
She made one fan, for sure — the series’ author, George R.R. Martin, who was in the audience. Soon after, he invited La Blanc’s tribute troupe — “Burlesque is Coming”...(image)
Wed, 21 Sep 2016 08:51:00 PDT
If fall’s arrival this week couldn’t come soon enough, you’re not alone — local beer-makers relish a new season, because it’s a time to debut new beers.
From commemorating the opening of a taproom to a brew looking to make a positive impact on local agriculture, the local beer scene has interesting...(image)
Fri, 23 Sep 2016 11:32:00 PDT
Kristina Esfandiari loves the people who listen to her music. But when she was writing “Uncontrollable,” the debut LP from her solo vehicle, Miserable, she wasn’t thinking about them.
“I really wasn’t expecting people to like it at all,” Esfandiari, 28, said over the phone from Nashville, Tenn....(image)
Thu, 22 Sep 2016 10:58:00 PDT
Starlite Diner has opened its doors to the public at Belvedere Square.
The restaurant, housed in the former Shoo-Fly Diner Space, is open for lunch and dinner, and will add breakfast service next week.
Owner Leonard Clarke, who previously owned Red Maple in Mount Vernon, renovated and refurbished...(image)
Tue, 20 Sep 2016 15:30:00 PDT
Allergic to gluten, soy, grains and dairy, Debbi Ascher was having trouble finding snacks that fit her diet and weren't loaded with refined sugar. So she made her own.
It has been three years since Ascher and Jen Burnstein, friends and Gaithersburg residents, created the CharmedBar, a fruit-and-nut...(image)
Thu, 22 Sep 2016 06:51:00 PDT
And we’re back! "Empire" is back for Season 3 and, oh boy, is it a doozey. This week is no light-hearted affair with very few (if any) laugh-out-loud moments. After a summer off, the show dives right into the drama.
First, arguably the most GASP-worthy moment arrives when we finally find out who...(image)
Thu, 22 Sep 2016 05:01:00 PDT
A group of Baltimore coffee pros are starting an organization that will encourage local baristas to take their latte art and brewing skills to the next level.
David Anderson, previously the coffee director at Artifact Coffee and Woodberry Kitchen, teamed up with a few other leaders in Baltimore...(image)
Thu, 22 Sep 2016 00:00:00 PDT
What if you not only made John Waters' proudly X-rated "Pink Flamingos" kid-friendly, but actually cast preteens in the roles of the defensively filthy Babs Johnson, the perverse Connie and Raymond Marble, and the egg-static Edie the Egg Lady?
You'd get a performance just a tad less disgusting,...(image)
Wed, 21 Sep 2016 06:49:00 PDT
If you're walking around town within the next day or so, you might see a famous former Baltimore resident in her old stomping grounds.
Oprah Winfrey has been spotted around the city this week while filming HBO movie "The Immortal Life of Henrietta Lacks."
The film, adapted from Rebecca Skloot’s...(image)
Tue, 20 Sep 2016 11:55:00 PDT
Ruby 8 Noodles and Sushi's McHenry Row space in Locust Point has previously housed two other Asian restaurants. So owner Chil Chong worries that diners won't realize his place isn't the same as the now-closed Umi Sake and Red Parrot Asian Bistro.
"It's completely different," he said.
Tue, 20 Sep 2016 09:25:00 PDT
You can take in a whole lot more than a play this season at Everyman Theatre, which seems to have developed quite an appetite for offering extras to its patrons.
The company introduced a dessert bar on opening night earlier this month. Now comes word of a party nights and new dinner-and-show package....(image)
Wed, 21 Sep 2016 07:01:00 PDT
Now, look, I sometimes miss the "Dancing With the Stars" results shows because I feel that eliminations are a little rushed when they're the same night as the competition. But I don't miss two-hour results shows.
The biggest news of the night is that Maks has shaved off his beard. This pleases...(image)
Tue, 20 Sep 2016 13:03:00 PDT
Angelina Jolie Pitt has filed for divorce from Brad Pitt, bringing an end to what began as the world's most tabloid headline-generating romance before morphing into a star-studded engine of family and philanthropy.
Jolie Pitt, 41, cited "irreconcilable difference" in divorce papers filed Monday...(image)
Wed, 21 Sep 2016 08:24:00 PDT
"This Is Us" is a new dramedy from Dan Fogelman, the writer of "Crazy, Stupid, Love," or, as I know him, the creator of "Galavant," a criminally under-watched comedy that was unceremoniously axed by NBC after two seasons of midseason glory (Seriously people, fire up the Hulu machine and watch it...(image)
Mon, 19 Sep 2016 14:56:00 PDT
Heading into his senior year at the University of Vermont in 2008, Chad Brodsky didn't have a summer internship, so he created a business instead. Dressed in German lederhosen, Brodsky walked the busy streets of Burlington, Vt., convincing strangers to hop into his van to take tours of local breweries....(image)
Mon, 19 Sep 2016 12:23:00 PDT
A local dessert peddler is teaming up with a pair of ice cream makers from Philadelphia to open a stall serving sweets and teas at the forthcoming R. House food hall.Krystal Mack, who owns the local dessert mobiles PieCycle and KarmaPop, is partnering with Philadelphia-based Little Baby's to open...(image)
Mon, 19 Sep 2016 09:22:00 PDT
Celebrities continue to flock to Annapolis native Christian Siriano for their red carpet looks; nine to be exact from last night’s Primetime Emmy Awards in Los Angeles.
Siriano, the colorful designer and arguably the most successful winner in the history of “Project Runway,” once again showed that...(image)
Mon, 19 Sep 2016 12:13:00 PDT
As caterer Charles Levine prepares to open his first restaurant, Citron, in a Pikesville shopping center, he’s also building an adjacent venue that will provide additional dining and event space.
Citron, at Quarry Lake at Greenspring, is on pace to open in November. And it will be followed in January...(image)
Mon, 19 Sep 2016 12:50:00 PDT
Baltimore native and best-selling author Wes Moore will host a new hour-long monthly program called “Future City” on Baltimore’s NPR news station WYPR 88.1 FM beginning this Wednesday.
Moore, a veteran who also founded BridgeEdU, a program that helps transition high school students into college,...(image)
Sun, 18 Sep 2016 20:15:00 PDT
Thanks to O.J. Simpson, the 68th Primetime Emmy Awards partied like it was 1995.
“The People v. O.J. Simpson: American Crime Story,” the FX limited series that dramatized the sensational murder case and trial that divided a nation more than two decades ago, became the most celebrated program of...(image)
Mon, 19 Sep 2016 09:57:00 PDT
Judging by the bottom line, the Baltimore Symphony Orchestra's 2016-2017 season-opening gala Saturday night was an unqualified success. The event raised a little over $1 million.
That total includes about $40,000 raised during the concert portion of the evening. Audience members were encouraged...(image)
Tue, 20 Sep 2016 08:03:00 PDT
Gotham’s still a mess, just as we left it at the end of Season 2.
The only difference is our supposed hero Jim Gordon has taken a step back from trying to save the city. Since we last saw Jim, he’s quit the police force and become a bounty hunter, meaning he gets to beat up and arrest baddies and...(image)
Sat, 17 Sep 2016 08:01:00 PDT
— Up, up, up visitors walk, out of the darkness and into the light.
About sixty percent of the vast new National Museum of African American History and Culture, which opens Saturday, is underground.
Partly, that's to comply with height restrictions imposed on structures built on the National Mall,...(image)
Tue, 20 Sep 2016 06:24:00 PDT
"Dancing With the Stars" this week starts with footage we didn't see on last week's show of the protestors that went after Ryan Lochte.
Monday night's episode is TV theme song night, so the credits reflect the shows each star will be dancing to. Some of them I recognize right away, and then we...(image)
Sun, 18 Sep 2016 00:00:00 PDT
Almost every week, you can find Vernon Miller eating gumbo and drinking a cold stout at McGarvey's Saloon & Oyster Bar.
Miller was at McGarvey's for its opening more than 40 years ago, and ever since he has been coming there for lunch twice a week.
When he opens the wooden door, he sees someone...(image)
Sun, 18 Sep 2016 06:00:00 PDT
Baltimore Book Festival
Being in the word business, we love books. And we bet you do, too. They're handy, attractive, durable, filled with all sorts of wonderful ideas. This weekend, Baltimore celebrates the bibliophiles among us, bringing together authors and the magical words they produce with...(image)
Mon, 19 Sep 2016 03:00:00 PDT
Football Sundays are considered a weekly holiday for waitress Kim Dickinson, who has served at Ellicott City's Double T Diner since 2000. Although the local restaurant isn't actually closed, Dickinson says she tosses some Baltimore Ravens flair into the dining atmosphere every game day to celebrate....(image)
Mon, 19 Sep 2016 05:11:00 PDT
Families, young people and the artistically inclined filled the grounds of Bel Air's Shamrock Park and the surrounding streets to check out several hundred creative vendors for the town's 51st annual Festival for the Arts on Sunday.
Some mused the day may have brought a somewhat thinner crowd this...(image)
Fri, 16 Sep 2016 15:38:00 PDT
Politicians, pundits and protesters have had much to say about the deaths of young black men in Baltimore and other cities. Saturday night at Morgan State University, musicians will address the issue.
"Mother's Lament," a work for soprano, chorus and orchestra created by two Morgan faculty members,...(image)
Fri, 16 Sep 2016 05:42:00 PDT
A 70-year-old reality TV star running for president shared a sketchy two-page health summary with a doctor-host on a syndicated daytime show and had the gall to boast of his transparency compared to that of his opponent.
His 68-year-old opponent, meanwhile, kept a diagnosis of pneumonia secret...(image)
Fri, 16 Sep 2016 14:52:38 PDT
Isis King was all but done with reality shows after her appearance on "America's Next Top Model: All Stars."
The Prince George's County native was tired of the social media attacks telling her to die, threatening to kill her or saying she would burn in hell because of her transgender identity.
Thu, 15 Sep 2016 16:04:00 PDT
A line of around 200 colorful "Hairspray" hopefuls wrapped around the Hippodrome Theatre on Thursday morning, each waiting for a chance to be a part of a live televised production of the Broadway musical based on the 1988 John Waters film.
NBC was hosting auditions for "Hairspray Live," offering...(image)
Fri, 16 Sep 2016 07:49:00 PDT
Wearing a trim, businesslike suit and allowing a trim, businesslike trace of a smile to cross her face, Juliana Smithton launches into a sales pitch for a new drug at a convention of neurologists in the Virgin Islands. A few weak jokes, some slick visual illustrations — all is going routinely for...(image)
Thu, 15 Sep 2016 10:08:00 PDT
Bombay Blue's in Glen Burnie has gotten some good buzz, but we were still surprised by the caliber of the Indian food on a recent visit — and the size of the place.
The dining room seats 175, with more room at the 40-foot-long bar. It's under the same roof as a La Fontaine Bleue events venue that...(image)
Thu, 15 Sep 2016 09:52:00 PDT
After years of fans crying foul, "The Americans" finally got some Emmy nomination love -- but can the FX Cold War drama actually win? Will anyone break the "Veep" stranglehold on the comedy categories? Could James Corden defeat John Oliver in battle of the talk show hosts?
Before the Emmy Awards...(image)
Fri, 16 Sep 2016 16:26:47 PDT
Johnny Dark was a radio force on WCAO during the coming of the age of rock 'n' roll, perhaps hitting his peak when he served as master of ceremonies for the Beatles' 1964 appearance at the Baltimore Civic Center.
For a generation of fans, he was the usher who brought them to rock's front row.
Thu, 15 Sep 2016 07:59:00 PDT
The greatest toilet racers in the world — mull over that phrase for a second or two — will gather Saturday for the right to earn a Golden Seat award for being the quickest commode on wheels.
Some 30 teams, ranging in size from two to seven people, are slated to compete for the fastest john to cover...(image)
Fri, 16 Sep 2016 06:24:00 PDT
Is fifth time the charm for 119 S. Main St.?
Brian Acquavella certainly believes so. The owner of Baltimore's Blue Agave Restaurante y Teguileria is set to open a new restaurant on the site of the now-closed Main Street Oyster House in downtown Bel Air.
Black Eyed Suzie's, which will offer "Maryland-influenced...(image)
Thu, 15 Sep 2016 11:30:00 PDT
Kim McGuire, who played the character known as "Hatchet-Face" in the John Waters film "Cry-Baby," has died. She was 60. Her husband, Gene Piotrowsky, confirmed his wife's death Thursday to The Associated Press. Piotrowsky said she died Wednesday at a Naples, Florida, hospital of complications from...(image)
Wed, 14 Sep 2016 12:05:00 PDT
Filming for the HBO film “The Immortal Life of Henrietta Lacks,” starring Oprah Winfrey, will be held in Baltimore next week, according to casting company Marinella Hume Casting's co-founder Bill Marinella.
Filming will take place from Sept. 20 to Sept. 22, according to the casting company, which...(image)
Thu, 15 Sep 2016 12:04:00 PDT
For most of the breweries pouring suds Saturday at the Annapolis Craft Beer and Music Festival — especially the newer and smaller ones — it's about spreading the news about their craft beers.
The festival at Navy-Marine Corps Stadium will be the fifth year for the celebrations of local brewed beer,...(image)
Thu, 15 Sep 2016 06:29:00 PDT
"Wait Until Dark" isn't a fool-proof thriller.
While the 1966 play by Frederick Knott contains ingredients for suspense — the central figure is a blind woman in Greenwich Village, N.Y., terrorized by men seeking a doll stuffed with a valuable commodity — there's the little matter of a Swiss cheese-like...(image)
Wed, 14 Sep 2016 09:29:00 PDT
With the Japanese-themed Azumi and the Mediterranean eatery Ouzo Bay, the local Atlas Restaurant Group has proved to have the quality and style to meet Harbor East's high-end expectations.
While its first two Baltimore properties are food-focused, Atlas' third — Loch Bar, located in the Four Seasons...(image)
Wed, 14 Sep 2016 13:19:00 PDT
Don't expect comedian Kathleen Madigan to make a big entrance when she performs at the Modell Lyric on Saturday — or an exit for that matter.
"I'm not really one of those people that needs to have a strong opener or a strong closer," she said on the phone last week. And when she's done performing,...(image)
Thu, 15 Sep 2016 07:08:00 PDT
Season 6 of "American Horror Story" is upon us and, honestly, things are kind of weird this year.
It’s the first time we know almost nothing about the new season going in. The show is premiering almost a month earlier than usual — in previous years, "AHS" has tended to bow closer to Halloween and...(image)
Thu, 15 Sep 2016 17:42:59 PDT
Legendary local radio broadcaster Johnny Dark has died.
Family members said Thursday morning that Dark had passed away due to cancer, ABC2 News reported. He was 82 years old.
Dark had been on the air in Maryland for more than 50 years, including 30 years at Baltimore's WCAO AM station. In 1964, Dark...(image)
Fri, 2 Sep 2016 03:00:00 PDT
Stupid as it sounds, we prejudge movies left and right, by the unreliable barometers of our choice. Good trailer? The Amy Adams alien invasion movie "Arrival" has one, yes. So does "La La Land," the latest from writer-director Damien Chazelle, if you're seduced by images of Ryan Gosling and Emma...(image)
Tue, 13 Sep 2016 14:32:00 PDT
With the craft-beer industry continuing to grow, plenty of aspiring brewers have fantasies of becoming the next upstart brand to take a big bite out of the market.
The four friends behind Suspended Brewing Company, a new business that signed a lease at 912 Washington Blvd. in Pigtown two weeks...(image)
Wed, 14 Sep 2016 13:47:00 PDT
WYPR's "Maryland Morning," originally hosted by radio host Sheilah Kast for nearly 10 years, will air for the last time Friday morning. But a new show will take its place.
Kast, who has hosted "Midday" for about 10 months, confirmed Wednesday that she will host a new show called "On the Record,"...(image)
Wed, 14 Sep 2016 11:15:00 PDT
The annual cultural gift known as Free Fall Baltimore, produced by the Baltimore Office of Promotion & The Arts, returns with more than 200 events during the month of October.
Free performances of music, theater and dance, as well as art exhibits, lectures and more, will be held throughout Baltimore....(image)
Tue, 13 Sep 2016 08:14:00 PDT
Legendary rapper Tupac Shakur died 20 years ago today, six days after being shot on the Las Vegas strip. Although his career was centered around the West Coast, Tupac spent a portion of his youth in Baltimore, where he attended Dunbar High School and Baltimore School for the Arts.
Wed, 14 Sep 2016 08:15:00 PDT
If you happen to be making your way through Penn Station at lunchtime today, you'll hear some orchestral music — and it won't be canned stuff coming over the PA system.
Members of the Baltimore Symphony Orchestra and music director Marin Alsop are scheduled to do a surprise (oops — not a total...(image)
Tue, 13 Sep 2016 08:55:00 PDT
Venezuelan chef Federico Tischler, most recently of Canton restaurant Alma Cocina Latina, will bring a dash of his country to the R. House food hall in Remington this fall.
Tischler is opening White Envelope, a modern arepas bar that will put a spin on the traditional Latin American comfort food,...(image)
Tue, 13 Sep 2016 10:19:00 PDT
The owners of Polenta Cafe in Hampden seem to know what they're doing.
They're capitalizing on several restaurant trends at their cozy BYOB cafe on The Avenue: America's continued love of Italian cuisine, an increased interest in gluten-free dishes, and a focus on a singular food.
As the name suggests,...(image)
Tue, 13 Sep 2016 05:52:00 PDT
Season 23 of "Dancing with the Stars" opens with a helicopter shot over Griffith Park Observatory that zooms in to reveal dancers on the top exterior levels of the building. Nice to see that 23 seasons in, they're still throwing some good production money at the show. Although, I will be mighty...(image)
Wed, 31 Aug 2016 10:13:00 PDT
"Hairspray Live" is about to get a little more Baltimore flavor.
NBC will host auditions for its live production of "Hairspray" — based on the 1988 John Waters movie — at the Hippodrome on Sept. 15, giving fans a chance to participate in a dance routine in the live musical.
Judging the performances...(image)
Tue, 13 Sep 2016 13:35:00 PDT
I am late getting to this because I was away yesterday, but I have to at least note Ohio University being so ashamed of its connection to former Fox News CEO Roger Ailes that it is taking a $500,000 hit so it can remove the alumnus' name from a newsroom at the campus.
Half a million dollars is...(image)
Tue, 13 Sep 2016 12:44:00 PDT
On the narrow streets of Fells Point, around the circles in Annapolis and lining the avenues of Mount Vernon, buildings erected in Maryland's earliest days still stand, giving locals and tourists alike the opportunity to imagine what life looked like here centuries ago.
But architecture tells only...(image)
Tue, 13 Sep 2016 09:16:00 PDT
Tupac Shakur, the legendary rapper and one of Baltimore School for the Arts’ most famous former students, died 20 years ago today in a Nevada hospital after a drive-by shooting. The unsolved homicide, which cut short an influential and promising life at 25, remains one of hip-hop’s darkest chapters...(image)