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'Finding Neverland' heads to Baltimore with vintage message, new Hook

No less an expert on youth and adventure than Mark Twain loved J. M. Barrie’s play “Peter Pan, or The Boy Who Wouldn't Grow Up,” declaring it to be “a great and refining and uplifting benefaction to this sordid and money-mad age.” That assessment was made a century ago, but ...

Wilde Lake High teacher to test knowledge on 'Jeopardy' Friday

Wilde Lake High School biology teacher Brittany Franckowiak will test her knowledge on “Jeopardy” tonight at 7:30 p.m on WJLA-TV. The 29-year-old city of Laurel resident will face contestants Pat McNamee, a certified public accountant from McLean, Va., and Lisa Evans, an office manager ...

Pitbull considering opening Baltimore charter school

The rapper Pitbull may open a charter school in Baltimore. WBFF-TV reported on Wednesday the rapper says an application for opening SLAM Academy will be submitted soon, and that the school could open by September 2018. Sports Leadership & Management schools exist nationwide, including in...

Woodberry Kitchen chef Lou Sumpter among Eater's Young Guns 2017 winners

Woodberry Kitchen’s chef de cuisine is one to watch, according to Eater’s latest picks for its annual Young Guns list. Lou Sumpter was named one of 17 restaurant professionals on Eater’s Young Guns 2017 list, an annual compilation of culinary industry rising stars who are either under ...

When ‘Jaws’ took a bite out of the summer of 1975

The film “Jaws” landed in the early days of the summer of 1975 and it was all anyone talked about. In describing “Jaws,” The Sun’s film critic, R. H. Gardner, wrote on June 23, 1975, “For nerve-racking suspense sustained over a long period of time, even the final scenes ...

'Fargo' Season 3 finale recap: A mostly satisfying, but ambiguous ending

Season 3 of “Fargo” came to a satisfying and poignant close with its finale episode, “Somebody to Love.” Justice is exacted, stories are told, death is doled and we get a frustratingly ambiguous, yet narratively inevitable ending. The episode begins with Gloria Burgle submitting ...

Patsy Cline's spirit comes to Annapolis for a 'Closer Walk' at Infinity Theater

Infinity Theatre in Annapolis is opening its season with an engaging musical tribute in Dean Regan's "A Closer Walk With Patsy Cline." It was two seasons ago that Infinity presented, with great success, "Always … Patsy Cline," in which a fan tells Patsy's story. "Closer Walk" is more concert ...

6 ways to get the beach vacation experience without leaving the Baltimore area

Ah, Ocean City — sun, sand and all sorts of other things that make for a memorable summer. And less than three hours away. But maybe those three hours are a little more than you want to spend en route to your summer fun. Maybe you want to enjoy the pleasures of O.C. right now, without having ...

'Love Warrior' author Glennon Doyle Melton in sold out show in Annapolis

When was the last time a talk by a writer sold out weeks in advance? It happened when blogger and bestselling author Glennon Doyle Melton appeared last year at Woods Memorial Church in Severna Park, that's when. Now, she's back June 30 to talk about her new book "Love Warrior" at Maryland Hall...

How to get the beach vacation experience without leaving the Baltimore area

Ah, Ocean City — sun, sand and all sorts of other things that make for a memorable summer. And less than three hours away. But maybe those three hours are a little more than you want to spend en route to your summer fun. Maybe you want to enjoy the pleasures of O.C. right now, without having ...

Playing 'Joshua Tree,' U2 makes the past relevant at FedEx Field

This was a cool way for U2 to start its show at FedEx Field in Landover on Tuesday: The recorded music faded, the lights went down and Larry Mullen Jr. appeared on the broad, empty stage in the northwest end zone, before a giant screen showing a single Joshua Tree. He strode down a walkway to the...

Johns Hopkins doctor to compete on NBC's 'The Wall'

Aaryn Hammond never saw herself as the game show type. The 27-year-old Baltimore resident admits she’d tossed the notion around with her father, Milton Harrison, while growing up, but the idea of competing for prizes on TV was just a joke the two shared, nothing more. That is, until ...

Plantbar opening at Harbor Point

Plantbar, a juice bar in Belvedere Square Market, is opening a second location in Harbor Point this fall. The juice bar is leasing space at the Exelon tower at 1308 Point St. across from Harbor Point’s Central Plaza. Plantbar serves made-to-order and cold-pressed, bottled juices; smoothies ...

'Transformers: The Last Knight' review: Fifth time's the charmless

Of course it’s not good. “Good” would only get in the way. The new "Transformers" movie sits right on the beam, qualitatively, with the previous three sequels . So be warned or be encouraged, depending on your allegiance to the earlier movies....

Kwame Kwei-Armah to step down as Center Stage artistic director next summer

Kwame Kwei-Armah, the adventurous artistic director of Baltimore Center Stage since 2011, will step down when his contract expires next summer, seven years after he started the job. “It was not an easy decision to make,” Kwei-Armah said. “I absolutely love Baltimore Center Stage and I ...

Group looking to open video-rental store in Baltimore surpasses Kickstarter goal

With more than 20 hours left as of Tuesday afternoon, a group of video enthusiasts have surpassed their $30,000 Kickstarter goal in hopes of opening a video store in Remington. The group, Baltimore Video Collective — BVC, for short — has plans to open the membership-based video-rental ...

Baltimore City Council adopts resolution asking state to stop Clayworks sale

The grassroots effort to prevent the board of Baltimore Clayworks from selling its Mount Washington buildings picked up fresh momentum Monday night when the Baltimore City Council approved Resolution 17-0030R: “For the purpose of requesting that the Governor of Maryland, and the Members of ...

Penguin Pils, collaborative beer from Brewer's Art and Maryland Zoo, gets canned distribution

It didn’t take long for Penguin Pils, a collaborative Baltimore beer between the Brewer’s Art and the Maryland Zoo, to find an audience after its debut last year. Given its popularity, the beer will become more widely available starting July 1, when Penguin Pils will begin distribution in ...

Boston's Restaurant & Sports Bar opens in Little Italy

Boston’s Restaurant & Sports Bar has opened its doors in Little Italy. The Canada-based chain specializes in pizza and offers a menu of more than 80 items, including burgers, sandwiches, wings and pasta. Boston’s 14 specialty pizzas include the Florentine (topped with spinach, artichokes, ...

Towson grad Kacy Catanzaro advances to city finals of 'American Ninja Warrior'

Towson alumna Kacy Catanzaro competed in the San Antonio qualifying round of American Ninja Warrior on Monday night's show.

Frederick breweries dedicate new beers to 'rock star' Comptroller Peter Franchot

Two Frederick beer companies will honor Comptroller Peter Franchot with special brews in appreciation of his vocal support of the local brewing industry during the General Assembly’s most recent session. Monocacy Brewing Company has created a beer called Saison du Franchot, while Barley and ...

Prodigy, half of rap duo Mobb Deep, dead at 42: publicist

Rapper Prodigy, a member of the New York hip-hop duo Mobb Deep, has died. He was 42. The rapper's publicist said in a statement Tuesday that Prodigy was hospitalized a few days ago in Las Vegas "for complications caused by a sickle cell anemia crisis." Prodigy has battled sickle cell since birth...

John Legend postpones tonight's Merriweather Post Pavilion show

Scheduled to perform tonight, John Legend postponed his performance at Merriweather Post Pavilion in Columbia due to illness, the R&B singer announced on Twitter. “I’ve gotten sick and need a few days to recover and rest my voice,” Legend wrote on the social-media website. ...

'The Bachelorette' recap: Lee spells trouble

This week’s episode of “The Bachelorette” starts with the reminder that Eric, a personal trainer who definitely chugs protein shakes while yelling “lower!” when making you do lunges, got the group date rose, but is so disliked by the rest of the cast that many of them told ...

A profound Beethoven 9th is Eschenbach's parting gift to NSO

Christoph Eschenbach received two thunderous responses Saturday night at the Kennedy Center Concert Hall, where he led his final performance as music director of the National Symphony Orchestra. The first ovation occurred before a note was sounded, when he walked onstage with Kennedy Center ...

Rapper The Game asks his fans to contribute to fundraiser for slain Baltimore dirt bike rider

When rapper The Game visited West Baltimore to film a music video last year, he gave a cameo to a young dirt bike rider named Sean Williams, who is seen zipping by while popping a wheelie. Williams, 18, was fatally shot Sunday night in West Baltimore, and The Game took to Instagram, where has 8...

The Charmery to open second ice cream shop at Union Collective complex

The Charmery, an ice cream shop in Hampden, has been named the next tenant of Union Collective, the forthcoming manufacturing and retail complex spearheaded by Union Craft Brewing in nearby Medfield. David and Laura Alima, owners of the Charmery, said they plan to open the 5,500-square-foot ...

Visit Baltimore launching summer 'Beverage Passport' promotion

Visit Baltimore is launching a program to encourage local residents and visitors to sip their way through the city’s bars, restaurants and breweries for discounts on drinks throughout the summer. The summer Baltimore Beverage Passport promotion runs July 5-Aug. 31, during which customers can ...

'Real Housewives of Potomac' recap: The Champagne room is open

We’re back for another “Real Housewives of Potomac” episode in Bermuda, and it’s full of high school drama. If you remember from last week’s episode, Karen arranged for Monique and Gizelle to go on a private sailboat trip in an effort to make the two of them get along. This ...

Kibitz Room deli opening in Pikesville

A Baltimore-area native is bringing his New Jersey deli home to Pikesville. Neil Parish is opening the Kibitz Room in the former Brooklyn Water Bagel Co. space at the Hooks Village mixed-use complex later this summer. It’s the second location for the deli, which also has a shop in Cherry ...

NBC News the star, not Megyn Kelly or Alex Jones

After more than a week of misguided talk about Megyn Kelly’s interview with Alex Jones as a kind of celebrity warfare, what really mattered Sunday night was the journalistic performance of NBC News. Not surprisingly, Jones came off looking bad. Kelly came off looking OK. But the real stars of ...

Baltimore dancer from 'Step' movie to audition on 'So You Think You Can Dance'

To Pigtown resident Blessin Giraldo, “step is life” — and she’s determined to let the world know. The Baltimore Leadership School for Young Women alumna, who is prominently featured in Owings Mills native Amanda Lipitz’s documentary “Step,” will take her rhythmic ...

The best Baltimore-area events this week: John Legend, Baltimore Dragon Boat Challenge and Latinofest

John Legend He’s won Grammys, an Oscar and a Tony. He’s sold a few zillion records, he’s one of the top R&B artists of his day and he’s married to Chrissy Teigen. Yeah, we’d say John Legend has done alright for himself. Tuesday night at Columbia’s Merriweather Post ...

BSO soars in season finale with Marin Alsop, Gil Shaham and a classical tribute to 'The Wire' theme song

Well-packed with crowd-pleasers, the Baltimore Symphony Orchestra’s final program of the season could have been just an autopilot affair, a safe way to wrap things up for subscribers until September. It turns out to be anything but routine. On Thursday night at Meyerhoff Symphony Hall, where ...

Jada Pinkett Smith takes issue with 'All Eyez On Me'

Jada Pinkett Smith is no fan of the way her friendship with Tupac Shakur is depicted in “All Eyez On Me.” The actress, a classmate of Shakur’s at the Baltimore School for the Arts from 1986-1988, took to Twitter Friday afternoon to take issue with the way their relationship is ...

Finalists for 2017 Sondheim Artscape Prize exhibited at the Walters

As usual, the annual exhibit of contenders for the $25,000 Janet and Walter Sondheim Artscape Prize contains a distinctive variety of artistic styles and statements. The 2017 finalists show, now on view at the Walters Art Museum, may not be quite as eye- or mind-grabbing as some previous ones ...

DuClaw Brewing celebrates Father's Day with new Dad Bod beer, party

It’s safe to say beer has helped to create plenty of “dad bods.” On Saturday, a Baltimore brewery will toast to fathers with a limited edition brew called — you guessed it — Dad Bod. From 11 a.m.-3 p.m. Saturday, DuClaw Brewing Company will host a “Father’s Day ...

Will Michael Phelps swim against a Great White during Discovery's Shark Week?

Judging by Discovery's latest news release, Michael Phelps will indeed swim against a shark: "The world's most decorated athlete takes on the ocean's most efficient predator: Phelps V Shark - the race is on!"

Oprah has 'Wonder Woman'-themed party with cake from Charm City Cakes

After the release of the blockbuster film “Wonder Woman,” starring actress Gal Gadot, many people are still on a superhero high — including Oprah Winfrey, who deemed it “Wonder Woman Day” at her house earlier this week and enlisted a locally founded bakery to help with the ...