When Jonathan Larson’s smash-hit musical RENT made its Broadway debut twenty years ago, it wasn’t just the show’s spectacular score, poignant themes and sharp social commentary that took the world by storm. “Jonathan said to me, ‘I want the costumes to be groundbreaking in fashion, too,'” recalls Angela Wendt, the …Read More »
The Beat: Meet Fishbone’s Norwood Fisher The band's bassist talks new music, reunion and “Chim Chim.”
The mid-’90s were a turbulent time for Los Angeles-based band Fishbone. In the span of a couple years, guitarist Kendall Jones — sleep-deprived and drinking heavily — joined a cult-like religious group; keyboardist and trombonist Chris Dowd left soon after; and in 1995, the band that had been climbing the …Read More »
A Man’s Guide to Self-Care STYLE's feel-good guru interviews two men about their understanding of self-care.
Welcome to spring, readers. This might be a time to try something new, change up your recipes or simply just be outside a little bit more. I just signed up for a “circus arts” gym; I’m craving greens and ice cream (…separately), and I’ve opened my windows, even though it’s …Read More »
THURSDAY 23 Music: The Revivalists Adhering to a truth-in-advertising credo, The Revivalists concoct a potent brew that resurrects a handful of signature American musical genres: soul, folk, country and rock (Southern and otherwise). A year ago, Rolling Stone chose them as one of “10 Artists You Need to Know.” Here’s …Read More »
Day Trippin’: Catoctin Mountain Park & Downtown Frederick This duo is the stuff of daycation dreams.
Some things are just meant to go together: wine and chocolate, summer and sunshine, and this month, the perfect hiking spot and one of the coolest cities in the state. Located in North Central Maryland, Catoctin Mountain Park is just over an hour’s drive from the city—and a 15-minute drive …Read More »
“One day, true story, a friend of mine came into my home on a Sunday for Sunday dinner, and he said, ‘It smells like a WiseGuy’s kitchen in here!’ says comedian and chef Vincent Fiore. “And I said, ‘That’s what I want to do!’” Thus WiseGuy Kitchen was born. Founded …Read More »
Charm Kitty Cafe Charges Fur-ward With nearly $25k in donations, the cat cafe plans on opening this fall.
A little under three weeks ago, Charm Kitty Café, Baltimore’s first cat café, launched a Kickstarter campaign. And though the project’s initial goal was $5,000, seven days later, it had raised $20,000 from more than 400 backers. “Honestly, the best way to describe it is that I never felt so …Read More »
Stevenson University has announced that Elliot Hirshman, former provost at the University of Maryland, Baltimore County and current president of San Diego State University, will be its new president effective July 1. Hirshman, who was named to the position on March 8, comes back to the Baltimore area after nearly …Read More »
THURSDAY 16 Theater: Thursdays on Broadway Sit back, relax, and enjoy Motherhood Out Loud, a modern musical about the unpredictable nature of parenthood. Tickets: $10. 8 p.m. at the Vagabond Theatre. Film: The 36th Asbury Short Film Concert See the “world’s best short films” in this special screening session from …Read More »
Get ready, Baltimore—things are about to get a little loud. This weekend, the Hippodrome Theatre presents STOMP, the famed percussion/dance/musical show that’s as impressive as it is hard to describe. “How would I describe STOMP? It’s a musical show in which we use objects that one wouldn’t normally consider musical …Read More »