Baltimore’s music scene is more of a mindset than a specific sound—our musicians are fearless. A sense of community, enthusiasm and total lack of ego have brought notoriety to B’more’s bands. Each year brings new surprises, and in that spirit, here are three bands to watch. Stylistically, they couldn’t be …Read More »
Not Our Country “Home is the place where, when you have to go there, they have to take you in.” Robert Frost ~dedicated to poet friend Agnieszka Studzinska at Kingston University After I listen to her poems about forests in Poland, quiet and beautiful, and she listens to my rollicking …Read More »
The sound of several children simultaneously practicing instruments is not a sound most people find relaxing. But to Sarah Feiss, mother of three and Bryn Mawr School teacher, listening to the cacophonous strains of concertos or scales in the hallways of Johns Hopkins Peabody Conservatory’s Towson branch is one of …Read More »
Art and politics have always been intertwined in Baltimore and the 2016 national election was no exception—from viral Donald diss track “CIT4DT” by a group of Charm City teens to the infamous anti-Trump toilet found outside the AVAM. Amusing as these individual acts were, however, some of the most effective …Read More »
“All the world’s a stage,” the Bard famously tells us. Nowhere has that line been taken to heart and stage more fittingly than at the Single Carrot Theater, whose summer production of Promenade: Baltimore made unwitting players out of hundreds of men and women. You see, as playgoers turned up …Read More »
There is a moment at every KIX concert when the Maryland hard rock band’s singer, Steve Whiteman, pauses and hollers one word. The audience’s reaction is always the same. “All I have to do is say, ‘Hammerjacks’ and the crowd erupts,” he says. “Out of nowhere I’ll yell, ‘Hammerjacks!’ and …Read More »
“It’s safe, not sexy.” That’s how I lured a friend of mine to Arthur Murray’s Rodgers Forge studio, where I’d been taking classes. It wasn’t my first foray into dance instruction but Arthur Murray had surprised me. The men had surprised me. I had surprised me. In each class, there …Read More »
In the Margins Meet three women whose lives are devoted to improving the lot of Baltimore’s disenfranchised.
The Legislator: Robbyn Lewis “My starting point for everything I do is social justice,” says Robbyn Lewis, one of three state delegates representing Maryland’s 46th District. For her, “social justice” means advocating for public health and criminal justice reform and building a green community that everyone can enjoy. Home to …Read More »
When Baltimore developer Jim Rouse secretly started gobbling up thousands of acres of Howard County farmland in 1962, he was 48 years old and known nationally as a champion of urban renewal. He’d already developed the first enclosed shopping mall in the East, at Harundale in Glen Burnie, and …Read More »
Something Blue Some of the Baltimore area’s best wedding planners share their worst wedding-day disasters.
As anyone who’s ever planned a wedding knows, there’s a lot more to the perfect union than a few flowers and a beautiful venue. Sometimes, no matter how many hours of effort have gone into crafting the day of a bride’s dreams, things just fall apart—and spectacularly so. Here, some …Read More »