Abdu Ali, recording artist At 24, the nationally touring UB grad already has two mixtapes under his belt. Influenced by Baltimore club music, his funky, chaotic, danceable jams mixed with rap and punk sound unlike anything else you’ve heard. “I have a lot of energy and I’m not shy about …Read More »
Danny Gavigan, actor at Everyman Theatre Everyman’s brand-new company member (and soon-to-be heartthrob) splits his time between Charm City and Los Angeles. Gavigan is excited to play Hollywood star “Jake” in Theresa Rebeck’s three-person play, “The Understudy” in September. “One of my all-time favorite rants is in this play—about relationships …Read More »
Joe Riggs, mentalist Move over, Benedict Cumberbatch. There’s a new Sherlock Holmes in town and his name is Joe Riggs. The internationally known mentalist and deductionist, influenced by Sir Arthur Conan Doyle’s famous consulting detective, has a knack for reading people just by looking at them. Essentially, lying to Riggs …Read More »
Lila (Farrar, Straus and Giroux), Marilynne Robinson’s fourth novel, tells the sweeping story of her eponymous (and utterly complex) protagonist’s hardscrabble childhood and unusual courtship to a much older man. Why readers enthusiastically await the October release: Robinson’s first book, “Housekeeping,” (1980) remains a critical darling, while her “Gilead” (2004) …Read More »
Fred Bronstein, Dean, Peabody Institute of the Johns Hopkins University With past stints as president of the St. Louis, Dallas and Omaha symphonies, the talented pianist and educator seeks to establish Peabody as a national voice for music advocacy. Last great books he read: “My Nine Lives” by Leon Fleisher …Read More »
The People’s Photographer: Martha Cooper Faking It: Hannah Brancato & Rebecca Nagle Expect the Unexpected: Jeffrey Kent & Jeanine Turner Putting Down Roots: Ian Gallanar Spontaneous Combustion: Baltimore Improv Group Ones To Watch Soul Siren: Katrina Ford The Cat’s Pajamas: Bosley Brown The Jazz Singer: Molly Ringwald Ones To …Read More »
98,000. THAT’S HOW MANY PEOPLE follow Martha Cooper on Instagram. A 2013 retrospective of her work titled “Street Signs” at the Palazzo Incontro in Rome drew lines stretching around the block. “In all my years in Rome I’ve never seen an exhibition more crowded,” wrote photo historian Jessica Stewart. A …Read More »
The Jazz Singer We caught up with Molly Ringwald to ask about her first jazz CD, her international tour (coming to Baltimore!) and what it was like working with beloved Brat Pack film director John Hughes.
By the age of 3, you were already performing on stage with your dad. Do you remember those days? Very well. All my earliest memories tend to be focused around music and singing. I really thought for most of my childhood that’s what I was going to do when I grew …Read More »
The Cat’s Pajamas We asked soul sensation Bosley Brown to shed the '60s slim-cut suit and stage persona—and reveal what really motivates him to get out of bed in the morning.
STYLE: Tell me something totally uncool about you. Bosley Brown: I learned early on that I can’t try to look sexy. I did that for my driver’s license and I look like a serial killer. What was “Baby Bosley” like at Gilman? A wallflower. I’m shocked. You’re such a showman. …Read More »
Until last year, Thomas Dolby had never spent much time in Baltimore. But when his “Invisible Lighthouse” tour brought him through Charm City, he decided to have dinner at a restaurant by the harbor, followed by a sunset stroll down the cobblestone streets of Fells Point. “I was really enamored …Read More »