Archive for the ‘Interviews’ Category
Black and white, young and old, a group of women risk their personal identities to build a second family while creating a documentary-film across the inequities of their Baltimore City neighborhoods. Twelve years in the making, this powerful documentary is being shown at the 2021 Slamdance Film Festival, February 12-25. I spoke with Co-Producers, […]
The Spring 2021 semester for the Odyssey Program at Johns Hopkins University is underway, offering its wide range of topics from music to art to the natural world and beyond. I spoke to Director, Douglas Blackstone.
The early music group Quicksilver will be featured in a Shriver Hall Concert Series virtual performance at 5:30 PM on Sunday, available on demand for a week thereafter. Violinist and co-director JULIE ANDRIJESKI gave me some wonderful insights into this rarefied field.
2020 can’t stop Handel Choir from performing Messiah! This year, due to the pandemic, some of the performers will be live from Grace UMC in North Baltimore, and others have recorded from home. Brian Bartoldus talked with us over the phone about what to look forward to, which you can find on handelchoir.org.
Baltimore actress Kay-Megan Washington has scored something most performers only dream about – a major role in a movie! “The Christmas Lottery” begins airing on BET, BET Her, and streaming services on December 12. Ms. Washington is a fabulous singer-actress and I recently spoke with her about her role as the family matriarch as well […]
The McGill-McHale-trio—an intriguing combination of clarinet, flute, and piano—is presenting a virtual program of French and American works for the Shriver Hall Concert Series. It was my pleasure to speak by phone with flutist Demarre McGill.
Film critics like Leonard Maltin have agreed that the 1931 movie, “Frankenstein” has sorely lacked a music score. Then in 2001, composer and conductor Michael Shapiro was commissioned to write the first full music score for the 1931 horror classic directed by James Whale and starring Boris Karloff. Over the years, Shapiro has arranged the […]
Professional historians who choose to write about 2020 in the future won’t lack for material. However, the stories and artifacts of everyday people also tell important stories about life in a particular time. The Maryland Center for History and Culture has an ongoing project called “Collecting in Quarantine” that seeks to document the COVID-era experiences […]
From the San Francisco Conservatory, Garrick Ohlsson and Kirill Gerstein will present a two-piano virtual recital of Rachmaninov, Busoni, and Ravel for the Shriver Hall Concert Series on Sunday, November 8th. They give their insights into this more unusual repertoire.
The school year is underway and many families are struggling more than ever to provide their kids with the items they need to succeed in class. I spoke with Sharon Matthews, Founder and CEO of Wish List Depot, about how her organization seeks to help students in the Baltimore area.