Hanna Olivegren, 2015 For international art transplant Hanna Olivegren, the journey to Baltimore began with a melody in her head. The 28-year-old musician was volunteering at a music festival near Stockholm when she met Baltimore-based artist Asa Osborne. “I really liked his energy, and I wanted to hear his music,” …Read More »
Art Transplant: The Performance Poet Southern-born Sharea Harris raises her voice for change in Baltimore.
Sharea Harris, 2012 “The amount of black artists in Baltimore is fucking fantastic,” says Sharea Harris, 29, a poet and recent graduate of the University of Baltimore’s MFA program in creative writing and publishing arts. “It’s amazing. And I feel very lucky to be part of that, to know that …Read More »
Linda Franklin likes old Industrial Era cities. When, in 1993, she decided to move from New York, where she’d lived as an artist for nearly 25 years, to be closer to her Charlottesville-based parents, her choices were Richmond, Philadelphia and Baltimore. She chose Baltimore because of its eccentric reputation. “I …Read More »
Football, food, festivals…this weekend is one for the books! THURSDAY 8 Event: STYLE’s Little Italy Happy Hour It’s not too late to join the STYLE staff for happy hour at the Kohler showroom in Little Italy. Enjoy food from local restaurants, sip on a complimentary glass of prosecco and enter …Read More »
You know you’ve made it as a writer when you go perusing the Craigslist writing gigs section late at night. There you’ll find a veritable smorgasbord of non-paying jobs, “marketing” start-ups, and kids looking for help on term papers. It’s like the Algonquin Roundtable, but with a better chance for …Read More »
Going Public Two artists bring the private lives of the LGBTQ community to light—and prove they’re just as boring as everyone else. Here’s why that’s a good thing.
“The truth of the matter is, a lot of us are living very mundane, familiar lives,” Rahne Alexander says, her hands wrapped around an Americano at Station North’s BAMF Cafe. “My life is just my life, but I see every moment of it as a potential for activism. I call …Read More »
You have a whole extra day this weekend, Baltimore—don’t waste it. THURSDAY 1 Dance: (end of) Summer Shorts Enjoy bite-sized choreography as various dancers and ensembles present their brief takes on the night’s theme. Tickets: $12-$15. 7:30 p.m. at Creative Alliance. FRIDAY 2 Festival: Baltimore Comic Con It’s that time …Read More »
Tucked away inconspicuously in the southeastern corner of Pennsylvania, a shiitake’s throw from Philadelphia, lies the town of Kennett Square, the self-proclaimed Mushroom Capital of the World. Kennett Square, however, has the bona fides to back up its boast, annually cranking out 404 million pounds of white buttons, portobellos and …Read More »
It was my phone, of course, that first notified me today of Gene Wilder’s death. As a lover of many of his films (and his marriage to Gilda Radner being personal #relationshipgoals), I found myself a bit despondent. His most iconic role is likely that of the title character in “Willy Wonka and …Read More »
Classically Hip? As the Baltimore Symphony Orchestra marks their milestone 100th this year, they aim to reach a broader audience through newer music and fresh ideas.
Packed with refined revelers celebrating beneath a canopy of gold balloons, Meyerhoff Symphony Hall fairly glittered this past February. The attendees, however, had not gathered for merely another performance of works by Beethoven or Brahms or Dvorák by the Baltimore Symphony Orchestra. They had gathered, rather, to commemorate the BSO’s …Read More »