Why Dark Side of the Moon? Why Baltimore? Why now?
Why Dark Side? It’s an album that still speaks to people and still feels emotionally relevant across the decades. For me as an improvising musician and arranger, it began haunting me in 2009,...
Kwame Kwei-Armah, artistic director Center Stage/playwright Beneatha’s Place.
Through June 16, Center Stage presents The Raisin Cycle—two plays (performed in rotating repertory) inspired by A Raisin in the Sun. The first, Clybourne Park, is a 2011 Pulitzer Prize-winning play...
Our full interview with the outgoing artistic director and conductor for Handel Choir of Baltimore.
You've been the Choir’s artistic director and conductor since 2004, what made you decide to leave now?
You know, I love Handel Choir and what a community chorus represents to its singers,...
Artist Scott Ponemone shows off his delightful Mt. Vernon home studio.
For Art’s Sake: I was looking for a house with room for an art studio and lots of light.
The Price Was Right: This house is an example of Italianate architecture built around 1855. I knew I wanted a...
Don’t look now, but a world-class opera singer is living in Baltimore.
The sounds of tuning violins, deliberate piano notes, and operatic singing bounce through the corridors of Peabody’s Leakin Hall on a Monday afternoon. The singing comes from a spacious, high-...
John Waters performs in the latest version of his cult classic.
The tagline for Hairspray could read something like, “Your favorite movie, now a musical, now a movie, now a . . . symphony concert?” That’s right, John Waters’s beloved 1988 film about racial...
A local artist takes Mr. Boh to a whole new level.
Carlos Vigil remembers growing up in Albuquerque, NM, and sketching his favorite doodle: basketballs. “I drew them on everything,” he says. “All the zeroes on my math homework were basketballs.”...
The museum’s renovated Contemporary Wing makes good use of local talent.
Kristen Hileman walks through The Baltimore Museum of Art’s Contemporary Wing, looking for signs of progress. The wing closed for extensive renovations almost two years ago, and, on this September...
Arrangements: Peabody Jazz Alumni
Gary Thomas has been director of Peabody’s jazz department for 10 years now, leading his students in the Peabody Improvisation and Multimedia Ensemble (PIME). In May...
A gallery defies the conventions of a typical art space.
Though Plywood, the new art gallery/event space in Belvedere Square, is right in our collective backyard, the idea for it was actually hatched overseas.
The gallery is the brainchild of Chris...