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


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.

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


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

Josh Kohn (Photo by David Stuck)

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

Her Signature Piece Agnieszka Kurant and the art of what’s missing

Agnieszka Kurant’s “The End of 
Signature” is an ode to the 
disappearing art of handwriting and will be visible at night. .

NEW YORK — On June 5, Agnieszka Kurant will become one of only a handful of artists to have their work adorn the famous curved facade of the Solomon R. Guggenheim Museum. Kurant’s “The End of Signature,” a neon white projection created from the actual signatures of museum visitors with the help of a computer… Read More

Green and Healthy How to tweak your spring salads


The new food movement/trend is eating well and healthy to look and feel better. And what better time than spring to jump-start lighter, delicious eating. From blueberries and strawberries to asparagus and spinach, good choices can improve moods for all ages. Local fresh foods really are healthier. You will enjoy higher nutrient levels because they… Read More

Midlife Health Clinics allow for whole health approach to women’s care


Younger women typically rely on their gynecologist as their only physician, says Dr. Katharine Taber, director of the Women’s Wellness Center at Northwest Hospital, “but at midlife that really changes.” A single doctor can’t realistically provide all of the specialized services needed for midlife health, she explains, but women’s clinics have a network of expertise… Read More