November 8, 1990
"Treasures of the Jewish Museum," an exhibit of Judaic art from the Jewish Museum in New York, usually lives up to its billing. There are indeed many cleverly crafted and quite beautiful objects in this show at the Baltimore Museum of Art.But the general organization of the exhibit often leaves a lot to be desired. Although one may come away better informed about certain aspects of Jewish ritual and the accompanying ceremonial objects, one may also come away with many unanswered questions about stylistic traits of Judaic art.It's inevitable that a modestly scaled exhibit spanning so many centuries and so many countries would not be able to elucidate every stylistic variation, but this exhibit doesn't make enough of an effort.
December 22, 2005
HOLIDAY MIRACLE ON 34TH STREET So you need a little Christmas right this very minute? Then head straight to Hampden for its annual "Miracle on 34th Street" display. This year, as in years past, neighbors at nearly every rowhouse in the 700 block of 34th Street have festively decorated their homes (roofs, doors, windows, steps, patios) and their yards with lights, figurines, unusual objects, trains and more. Some 10,000 lights line the street, with lights even strung from one side of 34th to the other, for a tunnel-of-light effect.
April 1, 2004
Easter egg hunt Take your Easter basket and wear your silliest Easter costume to the Easter egg hunt at the Baltimore Conservatory in Druid Hill Park on Sunday. The event will feature egg hunts for ages 7 and younger, a hat and costume contest, a costume parade, crafts, games, face-painting, a petting zoo and visits with the Easter Bunny. Potted plants and Easter lilies will be for sale, and refreshments will be available. All children must be accompanied by an adult for all events. A hat and costume contest is to begin at 1 p.m. for ages 3 and younger.
March 20, 2008
Back Door Slam The lowdown -- Home to little more than 80,000 people, the Isle of Man is not known for producing musicians. But from this island nestled in the Irish Sea comes the Back Door Slam. With a sound inspired by B.B. King and Eric Clapton, these bluesmen jam at the 8x10 on Wednesday. If you go -- Doors open at 7 p.m. Tickets are $10. The 8x10 is at 10 E. Cross St. Call 410-625-2000 or go to the8x10.com. March on Stage The lowdown -- March On Stage is a series of concerts started by the Hard Rock Cafe that aims to bring local bands and communities together to benefit charities.
August 20, 2009
Icelandair moves regional offices from Columbia Icelandair, the national carrier of Iceland, said Wednesday it has relocated its North American headquarters from Columbia to Quincy, Mass. The move comes two years after the carrier announced it was canceling its flights from BWI Marshall Airport. The airline did not return calls so it is unclear how many jobs will be relocating. - Andrea K. Walker Jewish Museum of Md. buys land for expansion Baltimore's Corned Beef Row appears to be losing a deli and gaining a larger museum.
November 16, 2008
Construction to begin on offices near APG 1 Construction will start tomorrow on an 84,000-square-foot office building near Aberdeen Proving Ground. The building off Route 22 will be the first structure in the North Gate Business Park at APG. The office park is being marketed to defense contractors and other companies. Lorraine Mirabella MTA considers reducing service from Harford, Cecil 2 Faced with declining revenues, the Maryland Transit Administration is considering cost-cutting reductions in service from Harford and Cecil counties to Baltimore beginning early next year.
March 10, 2003
Life was tough 3,900 years ago. Back in biblical times there were no homebuilders. No television sets. No grocery stores. This was the message for about 300 children who gathered yesterday at the Jewish Museum of Maryland on Lloyd Street for the opening of From Tent to Temple: Life in the Ancient Near East, an interactive exhibit for youngsters. "People had to hunt for their own food, make their own shelters and protect themselves," said 11-year-old Dena Lehmann of Baltimore. "It was really hard for them to eat."