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New exhibition at AVAM highlights visionary greatness
BY Simone Ellin
October 9, 2014

Ever wonder where great ideas — truly inspired ideas that transport and transform the people who have them and their worlds — come from? Great ideas and the unusual visionaries who dream them up are the subject of a new exhibition that opened Oct. 4 at the American Visionary Art Museum. Described by AVAM’s founder CONTINUE »

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Despite playoffs, this writer pencils in ‘faith’ as his leadoff hitter
BY Jim Williams
October 2, 2014

Jewish baseball fans, journalists, broadcasters and players face a very important decision this week. They must choose between baseball or attending Yom Kippur services. The Orioles won the American League East title and hosted the Detroit Tigers, winners of the Central Division, in the league’s Division Series opener on Oct. 2. Forty-three south, the Washington CONTINUE »

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The JT looks at dating across the religious spectrum
BY Simone Ellin | Photos by David Stuck
August 7, 2014

After more than a decade of dating in Jewish Baltimore, Lauren Katz is feeling discouraged. The 30-year-old Owings Mills native has lived in Baltimore her whole life, not withstanding a few years away at college, and she’s had her fair share of experiences dating both Jews and non-Jews in the community. “I feel like I’ve CONTINUE »

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Toby Blumenthal discusses booking the Meyerhoff’s non-symphony shows, collaborations with popular musicians
BY Marc Shapiro | Photo by David Stuck
July 2, 2014

Long before he was booking A-list comedians and musicians at one of Baltimore’s premier venues, Toby Blumenthal could be spotted passing out flyers for upcoming concerts in Northern Virginia. But for Blumenthal, then a high school student, these weren’t just flyers. He knew that an agent who booked a tour for an artist connected with CONTINUE »

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Local actress punches through with coveted Broadway role
BY Simone Ellin
June 12, 2014

Margo Seibert was babysitting when she learned she had been chosen to play the role of Adrian in the first Broadway production of “Rocky,” a musical version of the 1976 Academy Award-winning film starring Sylvester Stallone, who co-authored the show’s libretto. “The director, Alex Timber, called and said, ‘We want you to have the role CONTINUE »