August 21, 1995
Washington - As the nation marks the 75th anniversary of women's right to vote, the Capitol's only monument to the suffrage movement will stay where it has been for 74 years: behind a pillar, a floor beneath the building's most famous gallery. Women's groups tried again this year to have the statue of Susan B. Anthony, Lucretia Mott and Elizabeth Cady Stanton moved upstairs from the crypt, a ground floor display area, to the Rotunda, the Capitol's largest room.The Rotunda now features only statues of men, including George Washington, Abraham Lincoln, slain civil rights leader Martin Luther King Jr. and Roger Williams, founder of Rhode Island.
April 3, 2014
I read the article on the front page of Maryland Business section about the planned CineBistro at the Rotunda ( "Moviegoing adds luxury," April 1). Imagine the traffic on 41st Street that a seven-screen multiplex would bring! The dinner and a movie concept? The sounds of dishes clinking, forks stabbing, the melange of fragrances from the "chef inspired" menu assaulting the moviegoer's senses - and cocktails, a great idea for keeping the chit chat down during a screening. Leather chairs and swing away tables?
January 5, 1996
"The Postman," the top-grossing foreign film of 1995, has been released in over 250 theaters -- including The Rotunda -- the widest release ever for a foreign-language movie."The Postman" ("Il Postino") featured Phillipe Noiret as the Chilean poet Pablo Neruda, who achieved a touching relationship with his illiterate postman (Massimo Troisi).The movie has showed up on many end-of-year best-film lists. Miramax is spending money in Los Angeles to push for a Best Picture nomination for "The Postman.
December 12, 1997
The public can enjoy refreshments and see artwork from around the state at a holiday open house at the governor's mansion Sunday.Festivities begin at 12: 15 p.m. with a ceremony in the State House rotunda and continue from 1 p.m. to 4 p.m. at Government House, the governor's official residence next door to the Capitol.Gov. Parris N. Glendening, his wife, Frances Hughes Glendening, and Lt. Gov. Kathleen Kennedy Townsend will greet visitors.Pub Date: 12/12/97
June 11, 2004
WASHINGTON -- A weeklong ritual of national mourning and remembrance concludes today when President Bush and other world leaders offer final farewells to Ronald Reagan at a ceremony at Washington's National Cathedral, before the former president's remains are returned to California for a burial at sunset. As Reagan's body lay in state in the Rotunda yesterday, tens of thousands of mourners from around the country streamed through the Capitol to pay their respects. Among them was Bush, who returned early from an international summit in Sea Island, Ga., to visit the casket yesterday evening.
February 24, 1997
WASHINGTON -- So now we know. The answer to Freud's famous question -- ''What does a woman want?'' -- is: An NTC unattractive statue in the Capitol Rotunda.Of course, not all American women have been heard from. There probably are some in, say, Boise, and maybe others in Muncie, who are unaware that the dignity of their sex is implicated in the controversy about what to do with the cumbersome sculpture of three suffragettes. But this city always echoes with the voices of individuals purporting to speak for people they have not actually consulted.
September 25, 2002
REOPENING A spruced-up movie theater at the Rotunda has to be good news for film buffs, the neighborhood and the community at large. But is it a good investment for the city? After some tough questions, Baltimore officials believe that it is. The city, through its development arm, has agreed to guarantee half of a $1.2 million bank loan to Tom Kiefaber to renovate and reopen the Rotunda theater and, through its operation, help shore up Mr. Kiefaber's historic movie palace, the Senator.
March 6, 1997
After his memorable play on the biggest stage in American sports, Antonio Freeman was asked what he would do next.Go home to Baltimore, he said.Yesterday, Freeman, the Green Bay Packers receiver whose 81-yard touchdown reception was the longest play from scrimmage in Super Bowl history, enjoyed a hero's welcome in his hometown.Mayor Kurt L. Schmoke arranged a tribute at City Hall and declared it "Antonio Freeman Day."Cheerleaders from Poly, where Freeman's football jersey is retired, chanted, "Yeah, Buttons!"
October 9, 1997
Imagine an audience that walks, makes noise, distracts the performer and then walks away. That was Mark Simons' audience yesterday in the rotunda of City Hall, where he performed classical guitar pieces. Every plink-plink-plink of Simons' six-string guitar had to compete with clanging keys, clopping shoes and the not-so-hushed chatter of people walking by."It's a very delicate instrument with limited dynamic range," Simons said of his guitar. He said that playing under such circumstances was "a challenge to the concentration."
March 10, 2005
Look for reviews in tomorrow's Today section. The Chorus Gerard Jugnot is a music teacher who restores the souls of boarding-school students by forming them into a choir. PG-13. Rotunda exclusive. Hostage Bruce Willis stars as a police negotiator who takes a small-town police-chief job - only to find himself in an even more horrifying hostage crisis. R. Nobody Knows This Japanese release tells the fact-inspired story of four children who fend for themselves after their mother abandons them.