Since its London debut in 1999, Mamma Mia! has been a well-loved celebration of family, fun and, of course, the music of ABBA. Now, seventeen years later, the jukebox musical’s stateside run is coming to an end with a nationwide farewell tour. In advance of the tour’s weekend stop at …Read More »
Steal of the Month: Va-Va-Va-AVAM! The American Visionary Art Museum is, to artistically inclined buyers, what Filene’s Basement is to your Aunt Fran!
Cultured capitalists, now hear this! There is no better, more affordable, more miraculously neat and quirky—and aesthetically satisfying—shopping than the ferociously full-bodied, entirely intoxicating stock at the American Visionary Art Museum gift shop, run by the total sweetheart Ted Frankel (who gave me the members’ discount when I holiday-pillaged a …Read More »
Taste the World at Baltimore Restaurant Week From Latin America to Lebanon, there's plenty to explore Jan. 13-22.
Take your palate on an international journey during Baltimore’s Winter Restaurant Week (Jan. 13-22) with a little help from Visit Baltimore. Italy (miles saved: 4,452): Baltimore’s Little Italy draws visitors with its aroma of home-style Italian dishes from numerous restaurants, bakeries and delis lining the historic streets. Here, wandering is …Read More »
If you’re any bit a pop culture enthusiast, you’ve probably dreamed of attending the Golden Globes—donning your finest, rubbing elbows with celebrities, tearing up during award speeches and simply enjoying the spectacle. For local artist Douglas Heifetz, that dream is all but reality. Though he won’t attend this weekend’s awards …Read More »
An Die Musik is starting the New Year off with a bang—or, rather, some soulful strumming. With the help of local artist Deena Margolis, the venue will kick off its new singer-songwriter concert series, Folkal Point Concerts, on Jan. 7 with a performance by John Shock and Paul Margolis (Deena’s …Read More »
First Times: Mouth to Mouth Read a special web addition to our Jan/Feb issue's "First Times" feature.
Every summer my friend Mary Anne invited me on vacation to the Outer Banks with her and her parents, who drove their camper to the beach campground and partied for a week. She was an only child while I was one of five; life with Mary Anne’s family, even in …Read More »
“For those of you of weaker constitution, for those of you who may be faint of heart,” the black-clad chorus of A Gentleman’s Guide to Murder warns in the show’s opening number, “this is a tale of revenge and retribution—so if you’re smart, before we start, you’d best depart.” Well, …Read More »
On a Compassionate Track: Local Business Goes Above and Beyond for a Neighbor The Pinehurst Wine Shoppe pays it forward.
Eleven-year-old Burke Manuel loves trains—really loves them. So much so, in fact, that last year his parents took him to visit nearby Pinehurst Wine Shoppe’s Christmas train display nearly every day. Soon, the young rail buff caught the attention of the shop’s owners, Gordy McNamara and Bob Schindler. “He just …Read More »
Hello loves. Happy Fiesta of Our Lady of Guadalupe, St. Lucia Day, Hanukkah, Christmas, Boxing Day, Kwanzaa, Omisoka, Yule, and Saturnalia! December is full of celebration and spreading kindness; indulge. I’d like to focus on men in this column. I work with a lot of young men at my day …Read More »
Center Stage Receives $50k Grant The National Endowment of the Arts grant will support the spring production of "Jazz."
Center Stage recently received just about the best holiday gift they could have asked for: $50,000. Announced Dec. 15, the well-timed grant came from the National Endowment for the Arts as part of its 2017 funding announcement. The grant will support “the world premiere of ‘Jazz,’ a new play written …Read More »