Coming Together LGBT discussion at Enoch Pratt led by change-makers

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Yitz Jordan, whose stage name is Y-love, has seen hate, prejudice and racism throughout his life, but when he and several other LGBT activists shared their stories in Baltimore on July 21, the negative wasn’t the focus of their discussion. “Taking a negative and making it a learning experience,” said Jordan, “[People have heard] a… Read More

Believing in Baltimore City students express feelings about unrest with help from renowned musicians

From left: Believe in Music students Caprice Martin, Taniyah Kutcherman, Yamaudi Pinder and Amira Winchester. (J.M. Giordano)

When Baltimore City saw riots and looting following the death of Freddie Gray in April, Believe in Music founder Kenny Liner was scared for his students and spent the night fighting the urge to hop in his car to make sure they all were OK. The Living Classrooms program, which aims to uplift Baltimore’s inner… Read More

Charm City Theaters Sun photographer captures history, images of Baltimore’s theaters

Amy Davis (photo by Justin Katz)

About 140 people filled the Jewish Museum of Maryland on July  12 to hear Amy Davis, full-time staff photographer at the Baltimore Sun, discuss her new book “Flickering Treasures: Rediscovering Baltimore’s Forgotten Movie Theaters.” Many of Davis’ photos are on display at the “Cinema Judaica” exhibit, which illustrates how films countered America’s isolationist mind frame… Read More

Spirituality in Art ‘Underground’ artist finds inspiration in Jewish mysticism

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LONDON — The underside of one of London’s busiest train stations is an unlikely place to find a room full of Kabbalistic imagery. Yet, located under Waterloo station, south of the River Thames, is Gallery 223, now showing the works of artist Simone Krok, whose main inspiration comes from the Kabbalah. Taking center stage in… Read More

The Many Lives of Arnold Clapman Renaissance man reconnects to Judaism in Baltimore as he continues lifetime of making music, art

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Five years ago, Arnold David Clapman came to Baltimore, as he said, with his tail between his legs. His marriage had ended, as did his many art classes — which during his 25 years in California included teaching at-risk youth and incarcerated men — when funding dried up. California just didn’t feel like home anymore…. Read More

A Musical Summer

Merriweather Post Pavilion in Columbia hosts a diversity of musical acts and festivals this summer.
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This summer, Baltimore residents can catch jam bands, pop-punk heroes, classic rock icons, alternative rock giants, comedy, orchestral performances and a variety of up-and-comers at the region’s various outdoor venues. “There’s nothing like seeing a concert outdoors,” said Toby Blumenthal, director of rentals and presentations at the Joseph Meyerhoff Symphony Hall. “That’s what summer’s all… Read More

A Philharmonic Journey Huberman’s music comes to Gordon Center to mark 70th anniversary of WWII

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Last Sunday, attendees at the Gordon Center for Performing Arts in Owings Mills were transported back to the days of World War II, but in a manner that no one has done before. To mark the 70th anniversary of the war’s end, Sundays at Three Sinfonia performed selections by Polish-Jewish violinist Bronislaw Huberman in a… Read More

Forging a New Vision Josh Kohn embraces new role as performance director at Creative Alliance

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Less than a week before heading to China for a tour sponsored by the New Orleans-based public radio show “American Routes,” the Chinese government clamped down on all outdoor festivals. Club appearances with audiences greater than 600 people were canceled too. With three ensembles — Treme Brass Band, Los Tex Maniacs and Wylie and the… Read More