June 18, 2009
'King Lear': Tony Award-winning director Robert Falls revives his 2006 hit with Shakespeare Theatre Company star Stacy Keach as the lead in this Shakespeare masterpiece. A powerful drama about family and politics, this play is recommended for mature audiences. Shows run Thursday-Saturday at 8 p.m. and Sunday at 7:30 p.m. at Sidney Harman Hall, 610 F St. in Washington. Tickets are $20-$74.50. Go to shakespearetheatre.org. Elvis at the Ottobar: At first listen, singer/songwriter Elvis Perkins' new second album, Elvis Perkins in Dearland, sounds like a much happier effort than his debut album.
March 19, 1995
Near the end of his life, George A. Lucas -- a Baltimorean who spent five decades roaming the streets and studios of Paris in search of great art -- was haunted by one question: What would become of the nearly 19,000 prints, 300 paintings and 170 bronzes he had collected?The octogenarian art dealer needed to find a suitable home for his enormous collection, and he wanted to draft an airtight will to keep it out of the clutches of his French mistress' son. Messages scrawled on bits of paper found tucked into his diaries and ledgers -- "What to do with collection" -- reflect his growing fears.
October 12, 2011
Patricia Modell, a successful TV and film actress in the 1950s and '60s who became a well-known philanthropist in Baltimore with her husband, former Ravens owner Arthur Modell, died Wednesday at the age of 80. Mrs. Modell was admitted two weeks ago to Gilchrist Hospice, one of several local charitable organizations she had served as a board member and donor. Though the cause of death was not immediately known, she was hospitalized several months ago with pancreatitis and her health continued to decline.
May 3, 2013
The Patuxent Art League holds monthly classes for all levels of experience, taught by Frederick Schuler Briggs, of the Schuler School of Fine Arts, in Baltimore. Upcoming classes will be held Saturdays, May 11, June 8 and July 13, from 9:30 a.m. to 2:30 p.m. at the Maryland City at Russett Library, 3501 Russett Common. For information, call Rose Lomangino at 301-725-0386.
March 22, 1998
An article last week in the Howard County edition of The Sun incorrectly stated that arts organizations in Baltimore supported by the Howard County Arts Council would receive funds raised by the Celebration of the Arts in Howard County gala. The money will benefit only county arts organizations.The Sun regrets the error.Pub Date: 3/22/98
June 29, 2000
In the cool rooms of a library, far from the summer heat, children's imaginations catch fire and spread. Ideas burn through their minds and bodies and right out of their fingertips, leaving behind bright pages of color, expression-capturing masks and prancing puppets. This is the scene the Fells Point Creative Alliance hopes to re-create each summer at area libraries through its Open Minds program, a six-week session of free summer art classes for kids 8 to 12. Initially developed in 1996 to integrate arts in Baltimore's neighborhoods and supplement the art offerings in the city's public-school curriculum, the program later expanded to include reading.
April 27, 2014
Saturday night's UFC 172 set a record for the largest attendance for an event at Baltimore Arena at 13,485, Ultimate Fighting Championship president Dana White said after the card's conclusion. White said the $2.3 million gate ranked second in the building's 53-year history behind only a Rolling Stones concert. The numbers only supported what was obvious from the start of Saturday's fights -- Baltimore fully embraced the UFC's first visit here. White highlighted the fact that the seats were filled from the time the preliminary card began at 7:30 p.m. , which isn't the case in most cities.
February 19, 2004
City officials have reached a settlement with the Friends of School 33 that will allow the embattled arts center to remain open at its present South Baltimore location until 2006 and continue to spend funds raised by its present board. The agreement brings to an end a four-month struggle between the gallery's non-governing advisory board and the Baltimore Office of Promotion and Arts, which oversees the city-owned facility. The argument centered on control of $200,000, which had been raised by the board for the gallery.
October 12, 2008
Suzanne Elizabeth Waire, daughter of Mr. and Mrs. Douglas H. Waire, of Baldwin, Maryland, married Robert Anthony Mulqueen, son of Mr. Michael J. Mulqueen, Sr. and Ms. Lea A. Mulqueen, of Cockeysville, Maryland, on August 23, 2008. The couple married at St. John's Lutheran Church in Phoenix, Maryland with a reception following at Peerce's Landing in Phoenix, Maryland. Reverend Partee Boliek officiated the ceremony. Heather LaPointe served as matron of honor. Michael J. Mulqueen, Jr. served as best man. The bride is a graduate of Loch Raven High School and Loyola College in Maryland and manages a Special Investigative Unit for Allstate Insurance Company.
May 17, 2008
Awards *The Greater Baltimore Committee announced the presentation its Walter Sondheim Public Service Award to Eddie and Sylvia Brown for their contributions of more than $17 million over 14 years, mostly in support of education and the arts in Baltimore. The GBC also named Maryland Lt. Gov. Anthony G. Brown as recipient of its Regional Visionary Award for his work with the base realignment and closure agenda for the Baltimore region. Contracts *OPTIMUS Corp., based in Rockville, received a five-year blanket purchase contract to provide up to $100 million in information technology services to the National Information Technology Center and the National Information Systems Center of the National Park Service.