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Musical version of ‘A Christmas Story’ provides pleasant diversion at Hippodrome
BaltimoreSun.com / Fri, 9 Dec 2016 06:01:00 PST

Those who anticipate Christmas and its promised mounds of presents as if it were the most important, incredible, life-changing day of the year — or those who can still remember being that young and innocent — should find it worthwhile visiting the Hippodrome Theatre this weekend. That's where "A...


As artists vacate shuttered Bell Foundry, questions swirl around building’s condition - and its futu
BaltimoreSun.com / Tue, 6 Dec 2016 17:54:00 PST

The mass eviction of artists from a warehouse in Baltimore's Station North Arts District stoked a national debate about the safety of the arrangements between landlords and local artists intent on maintaining affordable spaces for the creative class.

It raised questions about who is responsible...


Peabody partners with Young Audiences to reach Baltimore schools
BaltimoreSun.com / Thu, 8 Dec 2016 06:32:00 PST

The latest evidence of how Peabody Institute dean Fred Bronstein has steered the conservatory toward the community surrounding it: The Maryland chapter of Young Audiences, the national arts education advocate, is collaborating with Peabody to bring instrumental and vocal music to 181 city schools,...


As artists vacate shuttered Bell Foundry, questions swirl around building’s condition - and its futu
BaltimoreSun.com / Tue, 6 Dec 2016 17:54:00 PST

The mass eviction of artists from a warehouse in Baltimore's Station North Arts District stoked a national debate about the safety of the arrangements between landlords and local artists intent on maintaining affordable spaces for the creative class.

It raised questions about who is responsible...


Baltimore-linked books that just might make page-turning gifts
BaltimoreSun.com / Fri, 9 Dec 2016 16:35:00 PST

There are books that we don't choose to read as much as we get stalked by them. Certain titles practically fling themselves off the shelves and into our outspread hands, where they recline suggestively and ruffle their pages. Open one at random, read a line or two, and suddenly, it's five hours...


Artists picked for Light City 2017’s Neighborhood Lights celebration
BaltimoreSun.com / Wed, 7 Dec 2016 13:43:00 PST

The artists who will design installations for the 2017 Neighborhood Lights celebration, designed to spread the energy of spring's Light City festival throughout the city, were announced Wednesday by the Baltimore Office of Promotion and the Arts.

Eight are scheduled -- an increase from this year's...


As artists vacate shuttered Bell Foundry, questions swirl around building’s condition - and its futu
BaltimoreSun.com / Tue, 6 Dec 2016 17:54:00 PST

The mass eviction of artists from a warehouse in Baltimore's Station North Arts District stoked a national debate about the safety of the arrangements between landlords and local artists intent on maintaining affordable spaces for the creative class.

It raised questions about who is responsible...


A Civil War granddaughter encounters rare image of grandfather at Evergreen Museum
BaltimoreSun.com / Fri, 9 Dec 2016 16:21:00 PST

Hours before the exhibit opens at the Evergreen Museum and Library, Johns Hopkins University alumna Vanessa Tall Bryant walks past penciled, life-size portraits of black Civil War soldiers, each stoic and dressed in blue uniforms decorated with gold buttons. The Nashville resident passes a painting...


Great books to give kids this holiday season
BaltimoreSun.com / Fri, 9 Dec 2016 17:34:00 PST

It's always a great time to give a book to a kid.

Scads of academic studies show that every book in a child's house improves their future academic success. And there's nothing better than watching a kid unwrap a gift and then spend half the afternoon reading it.

Here are a few recent books that...


Bell Foundry benefit show with Dan Deacon, Abdu Ali to take place at Metro Gallery next week
BaltimoreSun.com / Wed, 7 Dec 2016 09:48:00 PST

The Baltimore music community is rallying around the Bell Foundry and its recently evicted tenants with “A Benefit for the Bell,” a show at Metro Gallery on Dec. 13. All proceeds will be donated to the online fundraising campaign intended to support the tenants.

Presented by rapper DDm and Abdu...


At Ellicott City’s Syriana Gallery, an immigrant shares the beautiful side of a war-torn country
BaltimoreSun.com / Wed, 7 Dec 2016 10:59:00 PST

Khaldoun “K” Alghatrif may be considered one lucky guy.

The 32-year-old, who left his native Syria over a dozen years ago, was living in Qatar and working in human resources.

His wife, Rasha, an elementary school teacher, received a green card through the State Department’s Diversity Immigrant...


Five and Dime Ale House a fit in Hampden
BaltimoreSun.com / Wed, 7 Dec 2016 14:15:00 PST

Five and Dime Ale House, one of Hampden's newest restaurants, gives a nod with its name to the building's past life as a variety store. But that's about the only connection. Inside, It's been transformed into a neighborhood tavern with good food and a fun vibe.

The pub benefits from being owned...


‘Office Christmas Party’ review: T.J. Miller, Kate McKinnon bring raunchy holiday cheer
BaltimoreSun.com / Thu, 8 Dec 2016 09:02:00 PST

When it comes to big, brassy studio comedies, a filmmaker can do worse than to gather the brightest, funniest stars, situate them in an odd, yet relatable situation and let 'em rip. That's exactly what directors Josh Gordon and Will Speck do with "Office Christmas Party," the delightfully debauched...


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