Posts Tagged ‘holidays’
‘Tis The Season!
If you’re anything like me, you’re wondering “how on Earth is it December already?” Time waits for no one and Hampton National Historic Site is getting ready for the holidays. Recently, I chatted with Gayle Economos about Hampton’s 2022 holiday celebration and the site’s ongoing commitment to telling the stories of all people who lived […]
Dealing with anxiety and stress at the holidays
This time of year, many people experience cultural pressure to be “merry” all the time even if life isn’t going so well for them or they have difficult memories of holidays past. Recently, I spoke with Alexandra Wykowski, Associate Director of Clinical Services at Behavioral Health System Baltimore, about the reasons people may struggle with […]
Home for the Holidays – and Potentially Missing Ten Million Dollars!
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 […]
A Musical Message of Peace
The holiday season is almost upon us, so of course that means choral concerts, especially Handel’s Messiah. Recently, I spoke with Columbia Pro Cantare’s Executive Director, Elladean Brigham, about the group’s upcoming performance of the famous work as well as their Chamber Chorus seasonal offering, A Christmas Noel.
Hallelujah! The BSO is Recording Messiah!
The Baltimore Symphony Orchestra and Concert Artists of Baltimore Symphonic Chorale are presenting their annual performances of Handel’s Messiah December 2-4, with concerts at both the Meyerhoff and Strathmore. Maestro Edward Polochick has conducted Messiah with the BSO since 1982, and I’ve had the privilege and pleasure of singing it with him many times since […]
A “Heifetz Band” of alumni all-stars
The Heifetz International Music Institute, with its training method designed to unlock and express the emotional power of classical music, is giving a Holiday Homecoming Concert on the eve of its 20th anniversary. Here is the institute’s founder and artistic director:
Happy New Year!
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 […]
Holidays are what (and when) you make them
Happy Thanksgiving! If you’ve had WBJC on since 10 this morning (and of course, I hope you have) you might have noticed that I’m working. If a holiday falls on a weekday, I’ll be here unless I ask for vacation time in advance, and you know what? That doesn’t bother me one bit. Many people […]
Top 5 – Halloween Candy
I’ll fully admit it: Halloween is my favorite holiday! To me, it’s the culmination of Fall… the leaves have changed, the air is crisp and the costume is on! My mother used to sew my costumes from scratch and my fave for several years in a row was the devil costume complete with my face […]
As the cicada choruses begin to vie with each other, it’s an indication that we have reached the dog days of summer. One of the things I love about living in America is how clearly demarcated the seasons are: the vibrant fall, the Christmas card snow scenes of winter, the rejuvenation of spring, and then […]