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Single Carrot production features a trek through the streets, multiple plays, and an underwear-clad
BaltimoreSun.com / Thu, 27 Apr 2017 00:00:00 PDT

As part of its 10th-anniversary season, Single Carrot Theatre welcomes back alumni — only one original ensemble member remains after these 10 years — for a multi-location production billed as "A Short Reunion." It's not long on substance.

Various playwrights whose works have been staged by the...


Seven Baltimore artists named finalists for the 2017 Sondheim Artscape Prize
BaltimoreSun.com / Mon, 24 Apr 2017 12:51:00 PDT
A show of the finalists' artworks will open at the Walters Art Museum on June 17

Single Carrot production features a trek through the streets, multiple plays, and an underwear-clad
BaltimoreSun.com / Thu, 27 Apr 2017 00:00:00 PDT

As part of its 10th-anniversary season, Single Carrot Theatre welcomes back alumni — only one original ensemble member remains after these 10 years — for a multi-location production billed as "A Short Reunion." It's not long on substance.

Various playwrights whose works have been staged by the...


Defiant ex-top cop Ed Norris talks vindication, blames prosecutors ahead of ‘Way Down in the Hole’ b
BaltimoreSun.com / Wed, 26 Apr 2017 11:56:43 PDT

Edward T. Norris was unlike anything Baltimore had seen when he became the city's police commissioner in 2000. Shaped like a fire hydrant, the swashbuckling former New York police commander spoke bluntly and could be found as often on patrol as in headquarters.

Respected by the rank-and-file and...


Cartoonist Stephan Pastis to host first local signing at The Ivy for new book
BaltimoreSun.com / Wed, 26 Apr 2017 15:55:00 PDT

Stephan Pastis' cartoon strip "Pearls Before Swine" has been featured in The Baltimore Sun's Sunday section for over 10 years, depicting quick-witted and memorable characters like Rat, Goat and the ever-athirst Pig, each exploring a range of themes like modern technology, breakups, jobs and politics...


Susan Graham, Malcolm Martineau give brilliant recital at Shriver Hall
BaltimoreSun.com / Wed, 26 Apr 2017 06:56:00 PDT

Susan Graham's long, eventful career -- almost 30 years of valued performances in opera houses and concert halls around the world -- finally included a visit to Baltimore on Sunday evening. Her recital for the Shriver Hall Concert Series wasn't just well worth the wait. It was sensational.

The...


Whether you’re buying a bike or munching on pizza, Handlebar Cafe is sure to please
BaltimoreSun.com / Wed, 26 Apr 2017 15:33:00 PDT

There's a party going on at Handlebar Cafe in Fells Point, and you don't need a bicycle to join in the fun.

At the combo restaurant-bicycle shop, you can buy a bike, get one repaired or simply nosh on chef Chris Marquis' excellent pizzas and other fare.

On a recent late afternoon, the store's roll-up...


7 ways to experience Baltimore’s hip-hop scene, from rap battles to open mics
BaltimoreSun.com / Wed, 26 Apr 2017 11:15:00 PDT

On a recent Friday night in West Baltimore, T. McGuinness steps into the ring, ready for battle. The music cuts out; an attentive crowd encircles him and his opponent. There's no escape.

Then, McGuinness delivers his blow — unleashing a debilitating freestyle, furious and filled with superhero...


A modest staging of enduring musical ‘Fantasticks’ at Chesapeake Shakespeare Company
BaltimoreSun.com / Thu, 27 Apr 2017 00:00:00 PDT

Try to remember the first time you encountered "The Fantasticks," the world's longest-running musical. (The original 1960 off-Broadway production ran 42 years; the 2006 New York revival will finally close in June.)

For me, the introduction came through Barbra Streisand, who recorded three songs...


Charm City Bluegrass Festival grows from one-day event to year-round celebration of the genre
BaltimoreSun.com / Wed, 26 Apr 2017 11:10:00 PDT

While most attendees of the Charm City Bluegrass Festival arrive as full-fledged fans of the music, co-founder Phil Chorney still sees his fair share of conversion cases during the annual event.

“People often [wrongly] associate bluegrass with ‘The Beverly Hillbillies,’” Chorney said. “But coming...


‘They are not cutting ties:’ Dr. Luke rep responds to report producer and Sony Music have split
BaltimoreSun.com / Wed, 26 Apr 2017 08:25:00 PDT

Hit maker Dr. Luke is no longer chief executive of the label he founded under Sony Music in 2011, but sources indicate his relationship with the label hasn’t been completely severed.

On Tuesday, the Hollywood Reporter wrote that Sony had distanced itself from the producer, born Lukasz Gottwald,...


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