Despite the economy, the local arts scene keeps thriving, generating excellent work, a calendar full of can't-miss events, and even a few genius ideas — like OrchKids.
It wasn’t that long ago——just over three years, actually——that the Baltimore Opera Company folded after the economy tanked and many observers (us included) wondered if it was a harbinger of more to...
The “Highway to Nowhere” cuts a wide path through West Baltimore, six lanes across and little more than a mile long. The notorious stretch of Route 40 was once part of a grand plan for an east-west...
We talk to Animal Collective’s Brian Weitz (Geologist) about reconvening with his old Park School friends to record a new album and embark on a fall tour.
The band returned to Baltimore to write material for the new disc. Why did you do that and how’d it go?We’ve been living in different cities and, for the past few records, we’ve been putting together...
Downtown gets its own outdoor music festival.
Sure, there are plenty of music festivals around Maryland. But on September 15, we’ll have one right in our own backyard: the Charm City Music Festival.
“I’ve been a promoter here for 15 years and...
Dan Deacon - America (Domino), Height With Friends - Rock and Roll (Friends/Cold Rhymes)
Dan Deacon - America (Domino)
I’ve long maintained that Deacon is a natural link between Baltimore’s indie rock/club culture and the classical-music scene at the Meyerhoff, and this disc furthers...
A new Highlandtown studio teaches circus performance.
With Cirque du Soleil in town this month, you might be wondering, “How in the hell do they do that?” Well, you can find out at local studio Charm City Movement Arts (CCMA), which offers circus...
A local group of performers redefines the rock opera.
The term rock opera usually conjures up images of earnest classic rock pieces like The Who’s Tommy or Pink Floyd’s The Wall.
But the performers in Baltimore Rock Opera Society—with amusing acronym...
<p>An unlikely partnership produces a street-art spectacle to lure visitors to Station North.</p>
Startling images have been popping up on buildings around Station North. Seemingly overnight, bold stripes and peculiar geometric shapes cover a wall overlooking the parking lot across from The...
<p>A Hampden gallery proves hippie posters are works of art.</p>
Mesmerized, Glen Trosch gazed at—and on some level into—a Grateful Dead concert poster.
To Trosch, then a 20-year-old Baltimorean in San Francisco to see his favorite band perform on New Year’s Eve...
<p>A new erotic novel is sweeping up Baltimore Women</p>
Ah, the beauty of e-readers: The person sitting next to you could be scrolling through anything: a crime novel, a recipe book, or the latest in erotica fiction.
The latter is certainly the case with...