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Judith Krummeck

Judith Krummeck

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Judith is WBJC's afternoon host. Her full bio can be read here.

Jan. 29 2013

Initiated

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My first brush with John Waters was when I was reading up about Baltimore in the USA Rough Guide prior to moving here in 1998, and came across his quote: I would never want to live anywhere but Baltimore. You can look far and wide, but you’ll never discover a stranger city with such extreme […]

Jan. 21 2013

Looks can be deceiving

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In high school, my geography mistress was the sweetest soul who managed to keep discipline just by her sheer good nature. She had a big heart, and physique to match. When she paced up and down the aisles between our desks, there was a tremor in the building. She was Wagnerian in her proportions. Imagine […]

Jan. 14 2013

A big week for Everyman

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Everyman Theatre, which has been a lynch pin in the Station North Arts and Entertainment District on Charles Street for almost two decades, has moved! This morning, at 10 o’clock, it was the ribbon cutting ceremony to mark the official public opening of the brand new Everyman, just around the corner from the Hippodrome on the […]

Jan. 06 2013

Our treasures

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I have become an MFA hermit, added to which as soon as the fall semester was over I got sick (you may have noticed my inadvertent James Morris impersonations on the air!) but I finally got to the BMA on this lovely sunny Sunday to see the new contemporary wing. Full disclosure: I am not […]

Jan. 02 2013

Happy New Year!

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I love the way we celebrate the New Year—and other festive occasions—with a happy accident. Sparkling wine came about when the wine was bottled too soon, before the fermentation process had been completed. Contrary to popular belief, the monk, Dom Perignon, didn’t invent champagne. He actually did his very best to rid ”the devil’s wine” of […]

Dec. 19 2012

Nutcracker collaboration

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The Baltimore Symphony (music), Baltimore School for the Arts (dancers), MICA (design), and the Modell Lyric (venue) are collaborating this weekend to present four performances of Tchaikovsky’s Nutcracker. Drosselmeyer, danced with aplomb for many years by Curt Decker, came into the studio to talk about it. Nutcracker collaboration Related posts: Riding the Tour du Port […]

Dec. 11 2012

‘Tis the Season

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The season of Christmas cheer has definitely arrived! We started playing Christmas music on WBJC today, and productions of The Nutcracker and Handel’s Messiah are proliferating. Melinda O’Neal came in to talk about the Handel Choir’s performances of their namesake’s great work. The Handel Choir’s Messiah Related posts: Halleluja! “Your voice is not an instrument, […]

Dec. 03 2012

Musical chairs

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When we celebrated the birthday of Romanian-born pianist, Radu Lupu, last week, I made the observation on the air that a number of pianists have idiosyncrasies, and Lupu’s mild and harmless one is to sit on a regular office chair when he is playing.                       […]

Nov. 27 2012

Paper vs. Electronic

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If you take the New York Times (as in subscribe to it or read it regularly) you may have noticed that the Book Review now includes a segment called By the Book, which features a Q&A with various writers. This week, it’s the American novelist and nonfiction writer, Anne Lamott, and my attention was caught […]

Nov. 14 2012

The indefatigable Valery Gergiev

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I came across this interview http://www.cbc.ca/news/arts/story/2012/11/12/f-valery-gergiev.html?cmp=rss that CBC news conducted with Valery Gergiev when he was in Canada  to give a performance with the Mariinsky Theatre Stradivarius Ensemble. With his indefatigable work ethic, juggling several full-time and guest conducting jobs, he has become the face of Russian classical music. So much so, that Russian officials are using […]

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