January 2, 2013
Though he confidently calls his act "intelligently warped," Mike Storck wasn't always sure a comedian's life was for him. He bounced between several jobs before realizing stand-up was his "true calling. " "I've been able to turn my love of laughter into a full-time career," said the 36-year-old Parkville resident. He's been on the road for 10 years, touring across the United States and Canada, and his last gig is five shows Thursday through Saturday at Magooby's Joke House in Timonium.
November 27, 2012
Billy Woodward is living his dream. He has performed in Japan, toured Memphis, and has recorded in Sun Studios, Elvis Presley's original recording studio. For Woodward, Presley has always been a musical influence. "I was immediately drawn to his raw performance style," the 30-year-old St. Leonard native said. "He had an incredible hunger that translated in the way he sang. " His band, Billy Woodward and the Senders, was created through Craigslist and has opened for Fitz and the Tantrums and G. Love.
September 8, 2011
Like many watching television the other night, my first reaction to the University of Maryland's new football uniforms was "OMG. " What the heck are they wearing and who spilled the paint? But as the younger people around me started talking about how cool they are, I started to think about it more. If it's all about recruiting, why not? We of the older generation need to grow up. After all, would you rather make a fashion statement like the Cleveland Browns? M. Kurland
November 18, 2007
New shows -- The Howard County Arts Council is presenting two shows at Howard County Center for the Arts: Art HoCo 2007, showing 51 works by 43 Howard County artists, is in Gallery I; Fashion Statement, three-dimensional works by Donna McCullough and Althea Murphy-Price, is in Gallery II, to Dec. 14. The piece above is from Fashion Statement. A reception is planned from 6 p.m. to 8 p.m. Nov. 30 during the center's open house and holiday sale. Regular hours are 10 a.m. to 8 p.m. Monday through Friday, 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. Saturday and noon to 4 p.m. Sunday.
July 31, 2006
NATIONAL Asylum rates vary widely Immigration judges vary sharply in their willingness to grant asylum to foreigners seeking to live in the United States, with denial rates ranging from 10 percent to more than 98 percent, according to researchers who reviewed federal figures. pg 3a Women plan ordination A dozen women will participate in a ceremony today in which eight will proclaim themselves as priests and four as deacons. The ceremony won't be recognized by the Catholic Church, which has a 2,000-year tradition of all-male priesthood.
July 8, 2006
If you found Elsie Pope's gloves, please return them. Not that you have much chance: She lost them about 10 years ago. But she remembers them fondly, and if you think that's a bit over the top, you're probably not a gardener. Gardeners love their gloves, and once they find a pair they like, it's like finding the perfect mate. As with love, though, nothing's guaranteed. Gloves wander off. They wear out. They disappear forever. "It's always the one-glove syndrome," says Deborah Carr, a member of the Horticultural Art Society in Colorado Springs, Colo.