Award winner author, D. Watkins, is out with a new book, We Speak for Ourselves: A Word from Forgotten Black America. He speaks to Booknotes.
International, Grammy-nominated, celebrated and yet-to-be celebrated artists will converge on Havre de Grace for the inaugural jazz and blues fest from June 7-9. Singer-committee director, Suzanne Chadwick, has more.
Ever wondered about the provenance of the famous Earl of Oxford’s March by the Elizabethan composer, William Byrd? He wrote it for the 17th Earl of Oxford, Edward de Vere, about whom I got some inside information when I visited my ailing sister in England last month. Evidently, the research bug hasn’t left me since […]
The Mitchell Gallery on the campus of St. Johns College in Annapolis is presenting their Bi-Annual Juried Exhibition: Image & Imagination. Here is the gallery’s Art Educator, Lucinda Edinberg.
The BSO’s OrchKids, modeled after Venezuela’s El Sistema, is hosting a concert as the capstone to a day of fundraising on May 16. Here is the Executive Director of OrchKids, Raquel Whiting Gilmer.
Poet and essayist, Lia Purpura, has come out with a new essay collection from Sarabande Books. She is our guest this month.
The Music Series at St David’s in Roland Park is closing this season’s First Friday Concert Series with their current Ensemble in Residence, the Washington Cornett & Sackbutt Ensemble. Director of the series, Douglas Buchanan, and Director of the ensemble, Michael Holmes, came to talk about the concert.
The Clipper Mill String Quartet, made up of musicians from the BSO and Peabody, will play a trio of quartets at St. John’s Church northwest of Baltimore city on Sunday. Artistic Director of the Music in the Valley Concert Series, Benjamin Buchanan, and cellist, Daniel Levitov, have details. […]
My publisher at Green Writers Press is floating the idea of printing Old New Worlds on hemp—and my instinctive response of “oo!” has quickly turned to Google. “Hemp hurds are favorable in comparison with those used with pulp wood.” – Jason L. Merrill, U.S. Department of Agriculture chief scientist in 1916 So what on earth is […]
The CityLit Project, whose mission is to create enthusiasm for literary arts in Baltimore and throughout Maryland, is presetnting its 16th CityLit Festival this month. Writer and Board Member, Lisa Lance, has more.