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Thomas Dolby auctions off customized trailer to benefit Living Classrooms
BaltimoreSun.com / Fri, 23 Jun 2017 12:50:00 PDT

Looking for a traveling trailer that once doubled as a technology-driven recording studio — and want the purchase to benefit Baltimore students? You could be in luck, thanks to Thomas Dolby.

The multi-instrumentalist, author and Johns Hopkins professor is auctioning off his customized 2011 Camp-Inn...


At Backfin Blues: Creole de Graw, solid Louisiana-style fare—at a price
BaltimoreSun.com / Fri, 23 Jun 2017 07:47:00 PDT

After 10 years of running Backfin Blues Bar & Grill in Port Deposit, chef-owner Bob Steele was ready for another venture — this time, on the other side of the Susquehanna River.

He opened Backfin Blues: Creole de Graw in Havre de Grace last winter, featuring a cuisine he loves.

“Creole is one of...


Serenade festival celebrates JFK centennial by bringing together choral groups from around the world
BaltimoreSun.com / Fri, 23 Jun 2017 12:00:00 PDT

John F. Kennedy, born 100 years ago, left a sizable mark on culture and diplomacy in his few years as president.

“The life of the arts, far from being an interruption, a distraction in the life of a nation, is very close to the center of a nation’s purpose,” he said in 1962, “and is a test of the...


Elvis Costello earns trust while tinkering with old hits at Wolf Trap
BaltimoreSun.com / Fri, 23 Jun 2017 10:35:00 PDT

One of the many good things about seeing Elvis Costello perform is that he has never treated his songs as static works, locked in the time and place he produced them.

Throughout his 40-year career, he has turned his consistently sophisticated and adventurous compositions into great-sounding records....


‘Finding Neverland’ heads to Baltimore with vintage message, new Hook
BaltimoreSun.com / Fri, 23 Jun 2017 06:00:00 PDT

No less an expert on youth and adventure than Mark Twain loved J. M. Barrie’s play “Peter Pan, or The Boy Who Wouldn't Grow Up,” declaring it to be “a great and refining and uplifting benefaction to this sordid and money-mad age.”

That assessment was made a century ago, but the sordid, money-mad...


In Harford County, local art takes center stage in unexpected spots
BaltimoreSun.com / Fri, 23 Jun 2017 13:00:00 PDT

Every couple of months, the art in Peggy Leary’s dental office in Bel Air rotates and a new exhibit adorns the walls.

She never knows what to expect when the new art comes in, but it’s one of her favorite days in the office.

“We always run out to see the new art and it’s always a nice surprise,”...


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