June 26, 2010
When film star Robert Redford was starting the Sundance Festival in Utah in the late 1970s, there were times when he felt like a barker outside a seedy nightclub. "Sundance was a rocky road, and there were a lot of near-fatalities along the way," Redford told about 1,000 arts administrators who gathered in Baltimore this weekend for the half-century summit of the advocacy group Americans for the Arts. "When the festival started, it was just me and two other people. We had one theater, and I'd stand by the front door and urge people to give us a try. I felt like a man who works in a strip joint saying, 'Why don't you come on in?
June 18, 2009
Native Berry Festival: Berries, barbecue and bands abound at the Native Berry Festival in Herring Run Park. The festival, which runs noon to 5 p.m. Saturday, features a berry dessert contest conducted by celebrity judges, live music starting at 1:30 p.m., and plenty of crafts, food and beverages. Cherries, blackberries, blueberries, elderberries, mulberries, strawberries and serviceberries will be available. The event is free and open to the public but the dessert contest requires a small donation.
September 8, 2006
Doris W. Hofmeister, a retired Maryland National Bank employee who enjoyed cooking and baking, died of Alzheimer's disease Aug. 31 at an assisted-living facility in Tomball, Texas, where she had lived since 2004. She was 87. Anna Doris Wockenfuss was born and raised in Baltimore. She was a 1936 graduate of Western High School and earned a degree in art from the Maryland Institute College of Art. A longtime resident of Hillendale, she taught art in Baltimore public schools and at Gilman School.
July 12, 2006
ICAT Logistics breaks ground for building ICAT Logistics Inc. broke ground last month for its 20,646- square-foot building on Douglas Legum Drive in Elkridge. The company, near Baltimore-Washington International Thurgood Marshall Airport, provides expedited transportation and logistics services. The company, which has outgrown its quarters, organizes and guarantees delivery of critical freight such as medical products, rollouts for retailers, hazardous and biological waste, trade-show booths and displays, airplane engines, helicopter blades, automotive parts and other items.
July 10, 2002
Charles William Anderson, former Owings Mills High School art department chairman who built scenes for the movie Tin Men, died Saturday of cancer at his Randallstown home. He was 61. In his 36 years with the Baltimore County school system, he taught photography and art at Sparrows Point High School and at Owings Mills. "Charles always taught with a sense of humor. He made his students - and his fellow church members - laugh often," said Bonnie Green, a friend who is a retired assistant principal of Lockerman-Bundy Elementary School in Baltimore.
November 25, 2001
Many Marylanders know the cast by heart: The Meyerhoff is the home of Baltimore's symphony. Center Stage is a regional theater. The Mechanic presents Broadway-style shows, and the Lyric is for opera and touring productions. The Gilliam isn't yet such a household name, but it has the potential to be. "The Gilliam" is short for the James H. and Louise Hayley Gilliam Concert Hall. With 2,000 seats, it's the largest of several performing spaces inside the $40 million Carl J. Murphy Fine Arts Center that opens next month on the Morgan State University campus in northeast Baltimore.