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Till Fellner to replace Nelson Freire in Shriver Hall season finale
BaltimoreSun.com / Thu, 5 May 2016 07:37:00 PDT

Austrian pianist Till Fellner will step in for Brazilian pianist Nelson Freire when Shriver Hall Concert Series presents the final event of its 50th anniversary season on Sunday.

The 71-year-old Freire has cancelled his North American tour, which was to have included Baltimore. No reason has been...


With True Laurels magazine, local writer debuts love letter to Baltimore music and culture
BaltimoreSun.com / Thu, 5 May 2016 15:04:00 PDT

Baltimore artists and photographers are regularly drawn to the city’s vacant houses. They can represent grit, perseverance, bureaucratic failures and countless other symbols applicable to a city with its fair share of problems. 

But Lawrence Burney, who grew up in East Baltimore around these uninhabitable...


BSO to premiere work honoring Baltimore philanthropists
BaltimoreSun.com / Thu, 5 May 2016 00:00:00 PDT

Titles don't always tell the whole story.

Take "Abstractions," for example. There are actually lots of specifics behind this orchestral piece by Anna Clyne, which the Baltimore Symphony Orchestra will premiere this weekend as part of a program celebrating women in music.

The London-born, New York-based...


Attorney: Prince arranged to meet addiction doctor
BaltimoreSun.com / Wed, 4 May 2016 18:20:00 PDT

In his final weeks, Prince hid signs of trouble from his fans, stonewalling reports of an overdose that required an emergency plane landing and making a brief public appearance to reassure them. But privately, the superstar was in crisis, seeking help from a prominent addiction expert that ultimately...


Janet Jackson releases video for ‘Dammn, Baby,’ fueling speculation that she’s expecting
BaltimoreSun.com / Thu, 5 May 2016 12:26:00 PDT

Janet Jackson released a new music video late Wednesday that played into rumors she and husband Wissam Al Mana are expecting a child. "Dammn, Baby" is the third single from her most recent release, "Unbreakable."

Missy Elliot, who was featured on "BURNITUP!," another track from Jackson's 2015 album...


Superchunk founder Mac McCaughan goes back to the ‘80s
BaltimoreSun.com / Wed, 4 May 2016 07:56:00 PDT

When Mac McCaughan DJs, he makes sure to have a New Order single in hand.

Whether it’s “Temptation” or “Bizarre Love Triangle” — or hits from other '80s influences like Cocteau Twins, Echo and the Bunnymen, or The Cure — songs from that time period affect listeners, even those who weren’t alive...


Afeni Shakur, mother of slain rapper Tupac, dies at 69
BaltimoreSun.com / Tue, 3 May 2016 09:55:00 PDT

Afeni Shakur Davis, the mother of slain rapper Tupac Shakur, died in her Bay Area home Monday night, sheriff’s officials said.

A family friend called 911 at 9:34 p.m. to Shakur Davis' home in Sausalito after she was experienced “physical distress,” according to the Marin County Sheriff’s Office....


Most Tony nominations ever: How does ‘Hamilton’ stack up to history?
BaltimoreSun.com / Tue, 3 May 2016 10:00:00 PDT
Just how tall do the record-breaking 16 Tony nominations racked up by "Hamilton" on Tuesday stand up in Broadway history? Here's a rundown of a dozen other productions with the most Tony nominations, according to the American Theatre Wing: Matthew Broderick, left and Nathan Lane in "The Producers"...

Oprah Winfrey will star in ‘Henrietta Lacks’ movie, but who will play Rebecca Skloot?
BaltimoreSun.com / Wed, 4 May 2016 07:00:00 PDT

When it was announced this week that Oprah Winfrey will star in the film adaptation of Rebecca Skloot's "The Immortal Life of Henrietta Lacks," much of the Internet could barely contain its glee.

The news, first reported by Deadline, was particularly sweet to fans of Skloot's 2010 book about Lacks,...


Rusty Scupper remains pricey but satisfying under latest chef
BaltimoreSun.com / Thu, 5 May 2016 06:49:00 PDT

This may be one of the priciest restaurant views in Baltimore, albeit one of the most stunning vistas of the Inner Harbor and the city skyline.

The soaring windows at the Rusty Scupper, a restaurant mainstay since 1982, provide a mesmerizing look at luxury boats, the Domino Sugars sign, and the...


Ellicott City’s Uma Uma serves flavor-packed ramen
BaltimoreSun.com / Wed, 4 May 2016 13:49:00 PDT

Uma Uma is Japanese baby talk for “yum yum.” It’s also the name of a new Ellicott City restaurant specializing in ramen.

“I wanted to do something unique,” said owner Emily Kim about the catchy name. “I wanted people to ask about it.”

Uma Uma opened in late December with a grand opening on Jan....


‘Captain America: Civil War’ review: Satisfying superheroism
BaltimoreSun.com / Tue, 3 May 2016 03:00:00 PDT

The solemn, wrecking-ball mediocrity that was "Batman v Superman: Dawn of Justice" made either too much or not enough of its key themes: collateral damage; vigilante excess and the ethics of peacekeeping through extreme force; and, more to the marketing point, the bloodsport appeal of should-be...


Ekiben shines with its fresh take on Asian fusion in Fells Point
BaltimoreSun.com / Wed, 4 May 2016 12:32:00 PDT

It sounds like the beginning of a sitcom: Three guys meet at college and start cooking together.

Three University of Maryland Baltimore County graduates, who enjoy putting twists on Asian comfort food, turned a hobby into a business, eventually serving their fare at the Fells Point Farmers' Market.

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