Arts & Life

Comedian brings passion for his homeland to Baltimore show
BY Allie Freedman
October 29, 2014

Comedian Benji Lovitt’s job is to make Jewish people around the world laugh. Making aliyah in 2006, the 40-year-old Dallas native now finds humor in his homeland. Touring the United States until Nov. 15, he will be entertaining crowds at Jewish community centers, synagogues and Jewish federations. He will be performing at the Suburban Orthodox CONTINUE »

Stuart Weitzman exec to appear at Associated Women’s event
BY Simone Ellin
October 29, 2014

It’s no secret that many women — and even some men — have been known to lose their heads over gorgeous footwear. Ever wonder what it would be like to be married to a man who makes high-end shoes for a living? When she headlines The Associated Women’s Fall Event, “One Sole Can Make a CONTINUE »

Hoops guru David Thorpe connects with players on, off the court
BY Hillel Kuttler/JTA
October 29, 2014

Rodney Glasgow catches a pass, pivots, takes one dribble and lays the ball in the basket. David Thorpe, Glasgow’s coach and trainer for a couple of weeks this summer, steps in to offer some pointers, instructing the former Virginia Military Institute guard to look up after making the catch and how to keep opponents from CONTINUE »

Stan is still ‘the man’ when it comes to Baltimore sports
BY Jim Williams
October 23, 2014

Long before there were fan-related sports websites such as Bleacher Report, SB Nation, Rant Sports and Fansided, there was PressBox. For more than 31 years Baltimore sports fans have known and loved Stan “The Fan” Charles, a true Charm City icon. Charles was a local radio personality who also penned a weekly sports column for CONTINUE »

Baltimore Rock Opera Society premieres ‘Electric Pharaoh’ this weekend
BY Marc Shapiro
October 16, 2014

An ambitious show calls for ambitious materials: LED lights, wigs, foam armor, bicycle tubes, belly-dancing outfits and telescoping wooden columns. There were no creative limitations in creating a futuristic sci-fi world, where electricity is currency and an oppressive pharaoh keeps the people deeply divided into two classes — the upper-class “luxies” and the lower-class “dimmers.” CONTINUE »