Creativity is thriving in Baltimore! This afternoon, the Baker Artist Awards named 31 uniquely talented local artists as finalists for the 2017 awards. The picks were based on their respective specialties, such as literature, music, film, visual arts, interdisciplinary arts or performance. Chosen for their exemplary vision and skills, the …Read More »
In the restaurant business, there are front-of-house guys, then there are kitchen guys,” says designer Patrick Sutton, 54. He’s sitting at the dining room table he bought at a Paris flea market. It’s a gray day, but the light in his place is ethereal. The table in his dining area …Read More »
For Carol Warner, owner of Draycott Gardens, the adage “bloom where you’re planted” literally rings true. On 10 acres given to her by her parents—part of the Upperco farm where she was raised—Warner has developed a series of outstanding gardens featuring irises, multiple varieties of which she sells via her …Read More »
Pregnant Possibility Women and couples struggling with infertility get to experience pregnancy and childbirth, thanks to donated embryos.
When his wife, Pamela, 41, was pregnant, Travis Bishop, 46, liked to have some fun when people congratulated them. “I would say, very deadpan, ‘It’s not mine,’” he says. Pause. “Then, ‘It’s not hers, either.’” This is the way the Bishops of Rockville, who are both in the Navy, …Read More »
Maybe Ann Hirsch’s art should come with an NSFW (not safe for work) warning. I speak from experience—watching her video performance piece “Semiotics of the Camwhore” in my office cubicle made me feel a bit self-conscious. But to Hirsch’s credit, I couldn’t look away from the video’s comedic/brainy bedroom scene, …Read More »
Maryland is not a blue state. And for a budding band of entrepreneurs, that’s a very good thing. No, we’re not talking politics here, but vexillology—the study of flags. We’re one of only four U.S. states whose flags don’t include the color blue. Our jaunty banner with the red, white, …Read More »
Mind Your Manners Jack Pinder and his band bring queer experience to the Baltimore rock scene...but don't expect a Trans 101 lecture.
For Jack Pinder, frontman and guitarist of Baltimore indie rock power trio Manners Manners, queer identity is inseparable from songwriting. “My songs are personal,” he says. “They’re about me and I’m very gay, so most of the songs are gonna have something gay in them.” But acknowledging that, Pinder feels …Read More »
What do cheerleaders, custom cakes and the BMA have in common? Usually, not much. But this Saturday, Icing Smiles, a local nonprofit that specializes in delicious treats, is teaming up with Baltimore Ravens Cheerleaders, Cakes 2-A-T and Nielsen-Massey Vanillas, a family-owned vanilla company, to host their annual Baltimore Buttercream Ball. …Read More »
THURSDAY 16 Music: Lincoln Portrait The Baltimore Symphony Orchestra salutes Abraham Lincoln, mere days after his birthday, by presenting Aaron Copland’s emotionally potent Lincoln Portrait, corraling Center Stage Artistic Director Kwame Kwei-Armah to provide the work’s stirring narration. Also on the program: Dvořák’s “Cello Concerto” (with soloist Johannes Moser), Samuel …Read More »
Visit Baltimore Hosts First-Ever Legends & Legacies Jubilee The free Feb. 18 event will honor Baltimore's rich African-American cultural heritage.
“In recognizing the humanity of our fellow beings, we pay ourselves the highest tribute,” said Thurgood Marshall, a native Baltimorean and the first American-American justice to serve on the Supreme Court. This Black History Month, Baltimore will honor Justice Marshall and other members of the African-American community during its first-ever …Read More »