Last Build Date: Fri, 24 Mar 2017 00:27:32 -0400Copyright: ©2017 Baltimore Sun
Thu, 23 Mar 2017 11:56:00 PDTWorks in painting, photography and video span period ranging from the mid-20th century to today(image)
Wed, 22 Mar 2017 07:07:00 PDT
By the age of 25, he had cut his first solo album. A couple years later, he had a major hit and a Grammy for his duet with Roberta Flack, "Where Is the Love?"
But on Jan. 13, 1979, Donny Hathaway died on a New York City sidewalk after falling 15 stories from his hotel room. He was 33.
Wed, 22 Mar 2017 10:06:00 PDT
The Baltimore Speakers Series, presented by Stevenson University, returns this October with another season of personalities and international notables, including former British Prime Minister David Cameron, astronaut Mark Kelly, and Jane Pauley, anchor of CBS' "Sunday Morning," according to a recent...(image)
Wed, 22 Mar 2017 09:49:00 PDT
The famed Cone sisters of Baltimore, pioneering collectors of modern art in the early 20th century, will be brought to life in the world premiere of Susan McCully's "All She Must Possess" during the 25th anniversary season of Rep Stage.
That 2017-2018 season will also be the company's first under...(image)
Tue, 21 Mar 2017 04:00:00 PDT
A familiar voice in Catonsville is one step closer to stardom.
Julia Tucker, a 25-year-old Catonsville resident, sang on the upcoming original Broadway cast recording of "Natasha, Pierre, and the Great Comet of 1812," an adaptation of a portion of Leo Tolstoy's book, "War and Peace."
Mon, 20 Mar 2017 06:08:00 PDT
From depictions of a a flooded Bush White House after Hurricane Katrina to clever illustrations of Russian President Vladimir Putin and President Donald Trump's relationship, award-winning illustrator Barry Blitt is widely known for his politcal commentary through imagery. This April, the cartoonist...(image)
Sat, 18 Mar 2017 21:15:00 PDT
A new hip-hop narration for Saint-Saens' "Carnival of the Animals" and a salute to revered choreographer George Balanchine — with help from one of his prized dancers — are some of the ways the Baltimore Symphony Orchestra plans to embrace various genres during its 2017-2018 season.The underlying...(image)
Fri, 17 Mar 2017 15:47:00 PDT
With all the talk about a certain border wall and a certain country paying for it, the arrival of Everyman Theatre's production of "Los Otros" ("The Others") this week looks extra timely.
The 2012 musical, in an extensively revised version commissioned by Everyman, looks at the lives of two Southern...(image)
Sat, 18 Mar 2017 12:49:39 PDT
For someone whose entire life is devoted to creating, looking at, writing about and showcasing visual images, Baltimore journalist Cara Ober expresses an opinion that surprises even her.
"I think I like artists better than I like art," says Ober, the founder of the BmoreArt website and magazine,...(image)
Thu, 16 Mar 2017 17:11:00 PDT
Baltimore-based Wide Angle Youth Media receives only about 2 percent of its budget from the federal government, but that doesn't mean officials there were alarmed any less by the news that President Donald Trump is looking to slash federal arts programs.
The loss of federal funding could be just...(image)
Mon, 13 Mar 2017 10:40:00 PDT
Chimamanda Ngozi Adichie, the Nigerian novelist and outspoken feminist, drew criticism from transgender activists after suggesting that the experiences of transgender women are different from women whose gender was assigned female at birth.
Adichie, known for her novels “Half of a Yellow Sun” and...(image)
Thu, 16 Mar 2017 11:42:00 PDT
The Baltimore Rock Opera Society has released a compilation of their greatest hits in hopes of finding their “forever home.”
The edgy and eccentric music and performance group, also known as BROS, was displaced from the Bell Foundry in December, after a complaint led city officials to close the...(image)
Wed, 15 Mar 2017 08:30:00 PDT
"Future Cities: Baltimore," a symposium bringing together representatives from diverse fields, will be held this evening inside the one of the most famous retail landmarks of Baltimore's past -- the Palace building of the old Hutzler Brothers department store.
The symposium — moderated by Michael...(image)
Tue, 14 Mar 2017 10:13:00 PDT
The photographer Devin Allen -- who in less than two years has become one of Baltimore's best-known and well-liked native sons -- is about to publish a book of photographs of his city.
"A Beautiful Ghetto" will be published June 13 by Haymarket Books, an independent firm based in Chicago that specializes...(image)
Thu, 16 Mar 2017 12:56:48 PDT
You might not agree with George Bernard Shaw's well-quoted claim that Shakespeare's "The Taming of the Shrew" represents "one vile insult to womanhood and manhood from the first word to the last." But you could still find yourself squirming at some lines and incidents in the play.
Long a subject...(image)
Mon, 13 Mar 2017 21:00:00 PDT
Storytelling has been a constant in Wanda Draper’s life. The executive director of the Reginald F. Lewis Museum of Maryland African American History and Culture got her start in journalism and has since held various positions in communications. After graduating from the University of Maryland,...(image)
Sun, 12 Mar 2017 17:57:00 PDT
Finksburg photographer Tammy Thompson, who runs Passionate Portraits, was named Maryland Photographer of the Year at the Maryland Professional Photography Association's annual awards banquet, March 4. In addition to the award, she was also named Artist Photographer of the Year, and the first runner-up...(image)
Sun, 12 Mar 2017 17:51:00 PDT
More than 1,500 antique collectors from around the country converged in Essex Sunday for the Baltimore Antique Bottle Club's annual exhibition, which organizers billed as the world's largest, one-day antique bottle show.
Ancient beer, milk, wine, medicine and all manner of other glass bottles in...(image)
Fri, 10 Mar 2017 12:33:00 PST
Buried deep in the Enoch Pratt Free Library's archives, the literary magazine Chicory has been mostly forgotten. But the artwork, poetry and prose that fill the discontinued publication's pages address topics that still resonate: love, poverty, black pride, racial discrimination.
"If you look over...(image)
Fri, 10 Mar 2017 16:09:00 PST
It was the spring of 2011 when Alia Malek told her younger sister Rana the news: She was moving to Damascus. The Syrian uprising had just begun. People would be fleeing en masse. Yet Malek — a journalist, author and lawyer — would be flying in.
The prospect was worrisome. What if Malek was killed...(image)
Fri, 10 Mar 2017 08:42:00 PST
During four decades of digging into the life and work of British photography pioneer William Henry Fox Talbot, Baltimore-based scholar Larry Schaaf did not always encounter encouragement.
"I once got rejected for a grant," Schaaf says, "by someone who asked me, 'If this guy is so important, how...(image)
Fri, 10 Mar 2017 06:39:00 PST
One day before Tom Hall is to conduct his farewell concert after 35 years as music director of the Baltimore Choral Arts Society, the organization has named his successor.
Texas-born Anthony Blake Clark, 25, a conductor and composer who has worked extensively in the U.S. and Europe, will start...(image)
Mon, 6 Mar 2017 03:00:00 PSTGuild expected to seek designation in 2018(image)
Tue, 7 Mar 2017 14:57:00 PST
Center Stage has opened its spiffy new digs with such a vigorously acted, smoothly directed and vividly designed production of Mary Zimmerman's "The White Snake" that it seems ungrateful, at the very least, to express any reservations. So let's hold off for a moment before addressing this adaptation...(image)
Thu, 9 Mar 2017 08:38:00 PST
When Sophia Martinez decided last summer to start her own business featuring her artwork, she also decided she wanted to donate a portion of her proceeds to a good cause, like St. Jude Children's Research Hospital, a children's cancer hospital she and her family had supported in the past.
Sun, 5 Mar 2017 15:31:00 PST
Poet Gary Whitehead will come to McDaniel College this month for the school's 31st annual Bothe Poetry Reading. Whitehead, who is also an English teacher, is originally from Rhode Island, but currently lives in New York. He's in his 20th year teaching English and creative writing at Tenafly High...(image)
Fri, 3 Mar 2017 16:22:00 PST
The land here is so flat it takes hours for the sun to set. But when night finally falls, it's as swift, weighted and absolute as a blackout curtain.
Angela Crenshaw likes to imagine the young Harriet Tubman reveling in the glory of that sunset and finding in the blinding, golden bar of horizontal...(image)
Sat, 4 Mar 2017 17:43:00 PST
Carroll Live on Stage has been a county institution for more than three decades. Now, after 31 years and about 100 concerts, the organization is closing its doors after a final show at Westminster High School, March 18.
According to Paul Hastman, president of the group, the decision to dissolve...(image)
Sat, 4 Mar 2017 00:00:00 PST
During his years attending Park School, Charlie Hankin put his drawing skills to use. Sometimes benignly, as in a nuanced portrait of famed pianist Leon Fleisher. Sometimes provocatively — one cartoon depicted George W. Bush in a crude light.
"When you're a teenager, you just come off as sarcastic...(image)
Fri, 3 Mar 2017 07:32:00 PST
The season of transition for Baltimore Clayworks continues.
A few weeks after the organization, which provides studios, galleries and classrooms specializing in ceramics and pottery, announced that it would explore the sale of one or more of its Mount Washington buildings to erase debts, its top administrator...(image)
Thu, 2 Mar 2017 14:28:44 PST
The sleek national touring production of "The Bodyguard," now at the Hippodrome Theatre, might best be described as a Whitney Houston tribute concert disguised as a Broadway-aiming musical. With vibrant-voiced Deborah Cox leading that tribute, you've at least got a solid foundation.
Cox may not...(image)
Wed, 1 Mar 2017 11:40:00 PST
Bel Air author Richard Chizmar has teamed up with longtime friend and bestselling author Stephen King to publish a novella this May, according to a recent news release.
The book, entitled “Gwendy’s Button Box,” will revisit the fictional town of Castle Rock, Maine, the setting of a number of King's...(image)
Wed, 1 Mar 2017 09:22:00 PST
Two of the most anticipated events on the Baltimore theater calendar are musicals that will receive their world or area premieres in the weeks ahead. Here's the latest casting information on both:
Everyman Theatre will unveil the freshly reworked version of "Los Otros" with music by Michael John...(image)
Mon, 27 Feb 2017 15:58:00 PST
After 20 years of traveling and living outside of Baltimore, contemporary artist Matthew Gray has returned to his hometown with a fairly unique piece — a 10-foot tall, multicolored candy prism that sits among a dilapidated warehouse in East Baltimore.
Gray created the sticky sculpture by cooking...(image)
Mon, 27 Feb 2017 09:22:00 PST(image)
Fri, 24 Feb 2017 11:02:00 PST
Nine upcoming projects from local artists will receive thousands of dollars from Johns Hopkins University’s Saul Zaentz Innovation Fund in Film and Media to help create documentaries, movies, TV series and more in Baltimore.
The fund will provide a total of $215,000 to those selected for its second...(image)
Fri, 24 Feb 2017 09:52:00 PST
Almost 25 years after moviegoers flocked to see Whitney Houston and Kevin Costner in the story of a pop music diva and the former Secret Service agent hired to protect her from a stalker, "The Bodyguard" is back, this time on the stage.
On Tuesday, the musical version of the 1992 hit film reaches...(image)
Wed, 22 Feb 2017 11:19:00 PST
For the past year, passersby could easily sense that a major transformation was underway on the 700 block of N. Calvert St. — workers coming and going; cranes delivering building supplies to an upper floor; tantalizing glimpses of a lobby-in-progress as boards gradually came off glass doors at...(image)
Thu, 23 Feb 2017 14:08:00 PST
The American Craft Show comes to the Baltimore this weekend, and several local artists will be exhibiting their work. Here's a look at some of their pieces.
The show runs 10 a.m.-8 p.m. Friday, 10 a.m.-6 p.m. Saturday, 11 a.m.-5 p.m. Sunday at the Baltimore Convention Center, 1 W. Pratt St. $14-$16...(image)
Thu, 23 Feb 2017 12:14:00 PST
Baltimore Center Stage managing director Michael Ross hopes theatergoers come hungry.
The Mount Vernon theater is set to unveil its $28 million makeover this weekend, and that will include new food and new places to eat. Flavor, the Mount Vernon restaurant opened by Julia and Vanna Belton in 2015,...(image)
Tue, 21 Feb 2017 20:48:00 PST
Artists Julie and Ken Girardini, of Sykesville, and Edward Kidera, of Woodbine, will join 650 of the best creators from across the country at the American Craft Show on Sunday. The nationwide juried show is held each year in Baltimore, and brings together the best craft creators, including ceramic...(image)
Tue, 21 Feb 2017 09:04:00 PST
More than two months after the Bell Foundry was shuttered due to safety violations, the Baltimore Rock Opera Society has returned to its rehearsal space in the Station North building after receiving permission from city agencies.
The production troupe held a general meeting Sunday on the building’s...(image)
Fri, 17 Feb 2017 19:38:24 PST
Republican Gov. Larry Hogan nominated prominent Baltimore author Wes Moore on Friday to the board that oversees the sprawling University System of Maryland.
Moore, 38, is a well-respected African-American writer, Army veteran and Rhodes Scholar who runs a company called BridgeEdU that helps universities...(image)
Fri, 17 Feb 2017 06:34:00 PST
After "A Day Without Immigrants" demonstrations to protest President Donald Trump's stance on immigration on Thursday, Baltimore's arts community is planning to keep the issue in the forefront.
Events are cropping up in the coming months that aim to spark dialogue and generate support for immigrants...(image)
Tue, 14 Feb 2017 12:11:00 PSTNearly three dozen Baltimore artists will receive 30-minute visits from two art world heavyweights in "Beyond the Frame"(image)
Wed, 15 Feb 2017 10:09:00 PSTSchool productions take months of planning, hours of rehearsals and nerves of steel before opening night(image)
Fri, 10 Feb 2017 13:55:00 PST
Baltimore's favorite bad boy, John Waters, has been selected to exhibit in the 2017 Venice Biennale — and the world's most august art show suddenly got a whole lot more fun.
Waters is one of 120 visual artists (and one of 23 who either was born in or worked in the U.S.) who was selected to be part...(image)
Sat, 11 Feb 2017 00:00:00 PST
The recording industry, long believed to be on its last legs, isn't quite done yet. For fresh evidence, consider these releases, which provide a vibrant aural sampling of what some Baltimore-connected classical and jazz artists have been up to lately.
LEONARD BERNSTEIN: Symphony Nos. 1 and 2. Baltimore...(image)
Tue, 7 Feb 2017 14:46:00 PST
Only Charles Dickens could send his characters careening through a veritable collision course of coincidences and make all of it seem perfectly plausible and inevitable, not to mention entertaining. He did so with particular flair in "Great Expectations," the novel that has come bounding impressively...(image)
Tue, 7 Feb 2017 12:24:00 PST
In an unusual move, Everyman Theatre has announced one of the works on its 2017-2018 lineup — David Henry Hwang's Tony Award-winning "M. Butterfly," which will launch the season in September. The remainder of the season will be unveiled in the spring.
It's turning out to be the autumn of "M. Butterfly."...(image)