Arts & Life Features

Piano prodigy to open Gordon Center’s 19th Season
BY Simone Ellin
September 18, 2013

Ethan Bortnick is short in stature, but tall on talent. The 12-year-old musician will wow audiences at the Gordon Center For Performing Arts, when he opens the venue’s fall 2013 season — its 19th — on Oct. 12. Although his father and manager, Gene Bortnick, said the family doesn’t think of Ethan as a prodigy, CONTINUE »

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Cheder Chabad brings 8th Day to town for chol hamoed Sukkot concert
BY Maayan Jaffe
September 18, 2013

“Our music is very influenced and inspired by the idea that every person has their own special note to play in this world, and we plan to get everyone excited and involved in the show, from the front row to the back,” said Bentzi Marcus, whose Jewish rock band, 8th Day, will hit Jewish Baltimore CONTINUE »

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BY Maayan Jaffe
September 4, 2013

IMPACT, a unique and site-specific public art program developed to extend contemporary art to communities in the greater Baltimore area, opened last week at the Rosenbloom Owings Mills Jewish Community Center. A public reception was held from 5 to 7 p.m. on Aug. 29. A local artist collective, Global Humanity Now, has beenselected for this CONTINUE »

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BY Maayan Jaffe
August 29, 2013

Beth Tfiloh Community Theatre just closed a performance of “The Mystery of Edwin Drood,” a Tony Award-winning, solve-it-yourself musical comedy. The four performances took place on Aug. 18, 20, 22 and 25. “The Mystery” is based on an unfinished novel by Charles Dickens and introduces eight suspects, each with his or her own conniving motive. CONTINUE »

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Granddaughter is inspiration for grandmother’s prize-winning needlework
BY Simone Ellin
August 29, 2013

“Had it not been for my granddaughter, I wouldn’t be here today,” said Ellen S. Federoff, 63, of Randallstown. “I died two years ago,” she said. “My heart stopped, my kidneys failed, and I was in a coma. People told me that while I was in a coma, my daughter, Rose, was there. She took CONTINUE »