The BSO maestra's new digs give her divine inspiration.
After living for nearly two years in a corporate rental apartment, BSO Music Director Marin Alsop wanted a place that felt like home.
"I wanted to have my own space," says Alsop, who also shares a...
So where, exactly, is the Frank Zappa monument going to go?
Both of Frank Zappa's grandfathers had close ties to the Baltimore waterfront. Just before World War I, one of them ran a barbershop near the old city fish market around Pier Five, while the other,...
Desiree Collins was just looking for an investment property—she found a treasure trove of local jazz history.
When Desiree Collins stepped into Benny Kearse's house in 2001, she wasn't looking for a piece of history. She was looking for an investment property. Kearse, who lived in the 2800 block of Brighton...
Amp museum pays homage to tubes, tweeters, and tone.
Somewhere here, amid the stacks of vintage Marshall amps, tweed-covered Fender cabinets, and dozens of off-brand amplifier oddities, is the sound heard in rock and roll heaven. The grungy treble of...
The ultimate hep cat swings into the 21st Century, with honors.
If Cab Calloway were still alive, he'd be 100 now. He'd be able to celebrate his centennial at this month's Artscape Festival during the second annual Cab Calloway Vocal Competition, created as a...
Jack Carneal's field recordings of Malian musicians have made him a reluctant world music entrepreneur.
Amid the agreeable mix of spirited ngoni plucking and syncopated karignan scraping on the second track of Bougouni Yaalali—a compilation of indigenous musicians recorded by Jack Carneal in the West...
Over the summer, local singer/guitarist Howard Markman was on his way to a teaching gig in Timonium when he noticed there was a new message on his cell phone. As he recalls, it went something like...
The lead singer of Celebration on alarming tattoos and marrying the guitarist.
She's been compared to Mick Jagger and Iggy Pop (we'd throw in a little Siouxsie Sioux) and her cabaret-punk band Celebration is having its moment, touring with the likes of Smashing Pumpkins and TV...
Since 1988, Michael Harrison has helped expand the scope and definition of opera in Baltimore.
As Michael Harrison, General Director of the Baltimore Opera Company, nears the beginning of his second full decade at the BOC's helm, he's successfully demolished the idea that opera means a...
Approximately 70,000 people over the course of two oppressively hot August days descended upon Pimlico for this annual two-day music extravaganza. They came to hear bands like Incubus, Beastie Boys...