March 10, 2006
SILENTS AT THE CREATIVE ALLIANCE -- "Silent Sounds," a series of vintage silent films shown with live musical accompaniment, kicks off at the Creative Alliance tonight with Frank Peregini's Scar of Shame (1927), a drama that examines the role of social class within the African-American community. The film was the first produced by the Colored Players Film Corp. of Philadelphia. Saxophonist and band leader Carl Grubbs will perform his jazz-inspired score for the film. Showtime is 8 p.m. at the old Patterson Theatre, 3134 Eastern Ave. in Highlandtown.
March 30, 2004
HARTFORD, Conn. - Connecticut now stands alone in women's college basketball history. The Huskies reached an unprecedented fifth consecutive Final Four last night with a 66-49 victory over Penn State in the NCAA tournament East Regional final at the Civic Center. The streak started in Philadelphia with the 2000 championship. It was a crowning moment for senior Diana Taurasi, one of the best to ever play the women's game. The East Regional's Most Outstanding Player scored 27 points, including six in a 9-0 run that helped the second-seeded Huskies (29-4)
July 24, 2003
In Ellicott City, where the past is regularly documented with exhibits, events and "living history" participants in period dress, a new walking tour reveals some overlooked workers, property owners and entrepreneurs - all of them women. "I'm a little more interested in the ladies," said Adele Air, historic sites programs coordinator for the county Department of Recreation and Parks and leader of the tour. "They don't get recognition off the bat." Air has offered the Women of Ellicott Mills tour - which uses the town's former name - since March.
February 16, 2003
Jennifer Weeks Sekowski of Forest Hill has accomplished what few have by their early 30s: She has made breakthrough discoveries in science, won numerous awards and has a loving family. And because of her many accomplishments, she has been selected to be a speaker at the 19th annual Women's History Month luncheon March 2 in Edgewood. "I feel really blessed," she said. "I've been able to accomplish everything that I wanted." It was at college that her interest in science flourished. She attended University of Pennsylvania, where she studied neuroscience and did some research.
November 3, 2002
Every so often a show comes along that makes you remember why art is such a vital part of the human experience. The big Judy Chicago retrospective at the National Museum of Women in the Arts in Washington is such a show. If you see nothing else this season, don't miss this one. Chicago almost single-handedly invented feminist art in the 1970s; before her, there were plenty of women artists, but they were stuck in the same situation as women pianists then, for whom the highest praise was the backhanded compliment, "She plays like a man."
March 7, 2002
They are women you know, or should know. Women of courage, intelligence, vision - "she-roes" who have broken ground and, occasionally, the rules, to make this world a better - or at least more interesting - place. We celebrate their achievements throughout March - National Women's History Month. The seed for the celebration was planted back in 1978, when a group of teachers in Sonoma County, Calif., set aside a week to recognize women's history. Three years later, Barbara Mikulski (then a Maryland congresswoman)