January 15, 2007
Beverleigh B. Cochrane, a volunteer at the Baltimore Museum of Art who championed historic preservation, died of pneumonia Wednesday at Greater Baltimore Medical Center. She was 84. Beverleigh Jane Boulogne was born in Tulsa, Okla., and was a graduate of the University of Missouri. In 1944, she married Noel Blair Hunter Cochrane, a member of the Royal Air Force stationed in Ontario. After World War II, the couple settled in the Poplar Hill area of Baltimore. He founded and operated two companies that sold industrial equipment.
June 16, 2005
You're biting into a California roll, anticipating what you'll eat next from the $26.95 brunch buffet at Perry's, and, suddenly, loud music blares and lip-synching drag queens surround your table, urging your friend to take off his shirt. It is not an ordinary brunch, but Adams Morgan is not an ordinary neighborhood. The Washington hot spot is best known for its nightlife (think 20-somethings flooding the streets in a drunken stupor amid a string of bars), but the eclectic neighborhood is also a great place to spend an afternoon walking, shopping and eating.
December 9, 2004
Otherworldly drawings Colorful, almost cartoon-like, drawings by Nelson Aldin are worth a look at Gallery ID8 in Fells Point. The works have a playful Dr. Seuss quality -- otherworldly creatures crawl across a plain, men roller-skate with trees sprouting from the tops of their heads, anglers wander around an open space with fish dangling from their lines. It is fun, wild stuff. The show, Mirth and Madness, will be up through Dec. 26. Gallery ID8 is at 2007 Fleet St. Hours are 5 p.m.-10 p.m. Fridays; noon-9 p.m. Saturdays; 2 p.m.-8 p.m. Sundays.
March 28, 2004
Budget director of county to speak at chamber luncheon The Carroll County Chamber of Commerce will hold a member luncheon at noon April 8 at Martin's Westminster. Ted Zaleski, the county's budget director, will discuss the fiscal 2005 budget. The cost is $18, and reservations are required by Thursday. Information: 410-848-9050. Resource center offers programs for job seekers The Carroll County Business & Employment Resource Center offers workshops and programs to help people searching for a job or a new career.
March 21, 2004
If Williamsburg, Va. is the place to learn about Colonial America and New Orleans is identified by its French Quarter, how should Baltimore be known? As the quintessential 19th-century American city, according to a growing contingent of local scholars and cultural leaders. After all, they argue, Baltimore is a treasure trove of 19th-century art and history. Consider: The city was the birthplace of American railroading. It boasts the first Roman Catholic cathedral in America, the mother church of American Methodism, the first monument to George Washington.
June 24, 2002
AMONG THE Baltimore Museum of Art's holdings is a photograph of a crowded Tokyo street. The camera lens is trained on three women, each illuminated by a garish light, which raises the question: Is this a candid shot of hurried shoppers or a staged theatrical still? The work of Philip-Lorca diCorcia exemplifies a trend in contemporary photography that explores the relationship between fiction and reality. He was at the top of curator Darsie Alexander's "must have" list to enhance the museum's collection.