June 19, 2012
To an extent, I agree with the stance of "if you don't want to hear the music, don't live next door to Merriweather. " The fact is, however, that we don't live next door to Merriweather and we still hear the music. We live in Owen Brown, and our house is about 1.5 miles from Merriweather as the crow (or bass percussion) flies. For the entire concert season, we are definitely hearing the Merriweather merriment. We don't hear the crowds or the people, and the lyrics are definitely not distinguishable; we hear the bass and some of the music.
October 15, 1998
Many musicians believe that their live show should be an exact representation of what they've put on their album, but not Andreas Vollenweider.On his new album, "Kryptos," the Swiss composer performs in a variety of settings, accompanied at various points by bandoleon (an Argentine accordion), shakuhachi (a Japanese flute) and full orchestra. But when he performs those pieces on the road, he'll be playing entirely as a solo artist, using his harp, guitar, piano, saxophone and an assortment of electronic gadgets.
June 2, 1999
Editor's note: Misunderstanding his wife's instructions, an old man sets out for a party with a door on his back.This is the story of an old man in a little village who was good at working in the garden, but terrible at listening to his wife.On Saturday, while he was giving their dog, Coco, a bath on the porch, his wife came out of the house dressed in her best clothes. She was off to her comadre's for a barbecue."I don't want you to be late, viejo," she warned."I won't," he promised. "Just let me finish here."
January 15, 1995
The Door opens at 9 a.m., but it never really closes."It's a full-time job," said Joe Ehrmann. He's the former Baltimore Colt whose playing field has moved to the streets of East Baltimore, where drugs and guns compete with him for the future of Baltimore's children. But this story, at his request, is not about Joe Ehrmann. He wants you to know about The Door, not the man who opened it.The Door provides the young people in this neighborhood with the academic and spiritual means to make it in the world.
December 21, 1990
THIS IS A faith ministry:Operating expenses have doubled in the last year. The gas and electric bill is $1,000 a month. Four employees have not received their past month's paycheck. It's the holiday season. Donations are down. The country is bracing for an economic skid.And you're talking about expanding your 13,000-square-foot building. You're talking about removing standing water from the basement to use that space. You're talking about creating new programs. You're talking growth at a time when the world all around you is screaming recession.
March 14, 1994
A friend of Roland E. Slaysman says Baltimore's dean of locksmithing would be a millionaire if he charged his clients by the hour.The 77-year-old mechanical specialist walks into his back yard workshop and a few days later emerges with a perfectly functioning replica 1770 door lock for some stately mansion. He does take time off to eat and sleep, but he doesn't sit still much.Slaysman is the man that experts call on for advice on restoring or making the locks for some of Maryland's architectural treasures -- such places as the Paca and Carroll houses in Annapolis, the B&O Railroad Station in Ellicott City (oldest in the nation)