February 23, 2007
The Maryland attorney general's office is investigating several complaints against Baltimore-based Baci Management alleging failure to refund money paid for tickets to canceledshows that it had booked at the Lyric Opera House. Four of the five touring shows booked by Baci at the Lyric since October have been canceled, resulting in a loss of revenue for the 112-year-old theater on Mount Royal Avenue, which is operated by the nonprofit Lyric Foundation, and bringing complaints from ticket buyers.
March 29, 2007
The court-appointed bankruptcy trustee and the lawyer representing Baci Management Inc. - the company that stranded hundreds of patrons when shows failed to arrive at the Lyric House Opera - offered ticketholders some hope yesterday. Baci and its Baltimore entity, Performing Arts Productions, which booked a subscription series at the Lyric, filed two bankruptcy petitions last week in Maryland federal court. Bankruptcy trustee George W. Liebmann said there are roughly 300 consumer deposit claims (primarily from ticketholders)
February 19, 2007
The Lyric Opera House, one of Baltimore's premier theatrical venues, has fallen dark for several weeks this season as four of its five national touring shows have been canceled. The no-shows, which include Elton John's Aida, have left patrons with useless tickets and the building's management scrambling to recoup losses. The Lyric, which also is the home of the Baltimore Opera Company, hosts a subscription series of touring shows that are booked by Performing Arts Productions, part of the Baltimore-based company Baci Management.
May 15, 2007
Sit tight. That's the advice Rick Wiles said he got when Baltimore-based Baci Management Inc. began canceling shows scheduled at the Lyric Opera House last year, leaving the 47-year-old city resident holding a season's worth of unusable tickets that cost $351.25. It started with Casablanca vanishing in a fog in October, then On Golden Pond washing out in November. At the time, Baci promised to replace both shows with Sweet Charity tickets at the Warner Theatre in Washington. So Wiles patiently waited.
January 3, 2007
Anybody who flew over the holidays - as well as during the last few months - is all too well-acquainted with the rule that carry-on liquids must be in 3-ounce or smaller containers. So, what was with some travelers who entered their plane at Baltimore-Washington International Thurgood Marshall Airport carrying two bottles of wine? Believe it or not, it's a new perk, courtesy of an airport restaurant, Baci Bar & Grill. The restaurateur behind the program believes it may be a first in the country.
September 23, 2006
Designations Janice L. Biennas and Nicholas Macechko, vice presidents of M&T Bank, were designated as certified financial planners by the Certified Financial Planner Board of Standards. Expansion Competitive Power Ventures, based in Silver Spring, has expanded its power project development activities to California and other western states and named Brian Kunz to head the West Coast office. Foundations The CCBC Foundation, which coordinates fundraising initiatives for the Community College of Baltimore County, named Thomas B. Corey to its board of directors.