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Meet Meatball

October, 2017 Volume 5, Issue 4 Dear Reader, He may be my favorite actor… Appearing in Baltimore Center Stage‘s newest production, Shakespeare in Love, meet Meatball, the Chihuahua! Don’t let that face fool you -Meatball is a Serious Method Actor. Meatball plays the role of Spot, and if you remember from the Oscar-winning movie starring […]

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Transformative Art for Troubled Times

Dear Reader,   A painstaking work of devotion “Orb of the Empire,” Johann Leonhard Tauber, 1752, Thin paper mounted on board, The Walters Art Museum, W.728   Now on view at The Walters Art Museum is a treasure chest of an exhibit, tucked in an alcove within the Rye to Raphael Galleries, which showcases “spiritual medicine” […]

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A Mount Vernon Staycation

August, 2017 Volume 5, Issue 2 Dear Reader, The Beautiful Hotel Indigo, courtesy of the hotel Greetings from the ‘other side’ — I want to thank you for your well wishes as I underwent major surgery earlier this year. It has taken a while, but I’m happy to say I’m back on track! Perhaps my […]

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New Developments at Grace & St. Peter’s Church

January, 2017 Volume 5, Issue 1 Dear Reader, Grace & St. Peter’s Amidst all the buzz and new construction along Park Ave., one of the city’s oldest most established parishes is also seeing changes. Grace & St. Peter’s Church, located at Park and Monument Streets, encompasses nearly an entire block with its grade school, The […]

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Welcome Home, Center Stage!

December, 2016 Volume 4, Issue 7 Dear Reader, ‘Tis the most glorious season of the year for our Mount Vernon Cultural District! Our neighborhood is the setting for two special happenings this month: The first is Downtown Partnership’s Annual Monument Lighting Ceremony, which takes place tomorrow beginning at 5 pm (details are below). And Center […]

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Princes, Philosophers, Angels & Saints

“Tapestry with Narcissus at the fountain,” ca. 1500, Museum of Fine Arts, Boston, Charles Potter Kling Fund, IL.2016.35.1 November, 2016 Volume 4, Issue 6 Dear Reader, Trumpeting Angel, 14th century, Museum of Fine Arts, Boston, William Francis Warden Fund, A Feast for the Senses: Art & Experience in Medieval Europe highlights items from The Walters Art […]

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Old Makes New, Again & Again

  Old Makes New, Again & Again   Summer, 2016 Volume 4, Issue 5 “Colossal Head in the Guise of Hercules,” Venetian, 2nd century, reworked 14th century, The Walters Art Museum, 27.533 Dear Reader, “Waste Not: The Art of Medieval Recycling,” a remarkable new exhibit at The Walters Art Museum, demonstrates a very ancient practice. […]

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A Standout Performance

April/May, 2016Volume 4, Issue 4 From left: Brian Marable (Sly), Sarah Nealis (Caroline), Amari Cheaton (Lank), and Michelle Wilson (Chelle) in Center Stage’s production of Detroit ’67 Dear Reader, Sometimes, the best way to understand history is by telling a story. Center Stage has hit another home run with their latest theatrical production, Detroit ’67, […]

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Fabulous Finds at The Walters

March, 2016Volume 4, Issue 3 Dear Reader, “Saint George Slaying the Dragon from the Porto San Giorgio Altarpiece,” Carlo Crivelli. 1470. The weather could not be more perfect today, which was a far cry from the snowy morning visit I made to the Walters Art Museum last week. But two new exhibits there are worth […]

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Celebrating Baltimore’s War Effort

February, 2016Volume 4, Issue 1 Dear Reader, It’s hard to believe but just seventy years ago, the surrender of Germany and Japan marked the official end to World War II. Baltimore played a vital role in the wartime manufacturing effort, and The Young Defenders of the Maryland Historical Society wish to pay homage to this […]

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