Raising the Roof!

The pep band, front, attepmts to distract an opposing player taking a free-throw shot. (Donald “Mutt” Meritt)

Maryland fans are known for being enthusiastic. No group drives the electric atmosphere at a home game more than the University of Maryland Pep Band. Forty-five minutes before tip-off, at every men’s and women’s home basketball game, the band is ready to entertain the crowd with a binder full of popular tunes and an unwavering… Read More

Sniffing Out a Rat

The notions of power, motivation, guilt and innocence are challenged in ‘Hamlyn,’ now playing at Fells Point Corner Theatre. (Photos Provided)

Spanish playwright Juan Antonio Mayorga’s “Hamlyn,” translated by David Johnston and directed at the intimate Fells Point Corner Theatre by Barry Feinstein, confronts the ideas of motivation and power and challenges the notions of guilt and innocence, and the thin veil that can sometimes shroud both, rendering them indecipherable at face value. The play is… Read More

Behind The Scenes Terps support staff are part of the team

Video coordinator Jonathan Trock stays focused on the action during a recent game.
(Gary Trock)

The Terps’ basketball student managers, in their red-collared Under Armour shirts tucked into black pants, Gatorade bottles and towels at the ready, work hard to make sure that the team can focus on playing, at home and away. Head student manager Benjamin Eidelberg of Pikesville is in charge of making things run. Whether it’s putting… Read More

Spring into Performing Arts Baltimore’s hot performing arts scene warms up the start of the spring season

Amy Herzog (Photo provided)

The Jewish community will take an active role in the Baltimore County Dance Celebration, Feb. 1 to March 9, when the Gordon Center of Performing Arts plays host to many events including four major performances, dance workshops, seminars and smaller ensemble and solo performances. “We are thrilled to shine a spotlight on dance this February… Read More

Jewish Women Persevere Behind the Camera 2014 was a good year for female filmmakers

“Ida” is an Academy Award front-runner.

Surpassing $3 million in box office receipts, writer-director Gillian Robespierre’s feature debut “Obvious Child” was one of the surprise indie hits of last year. Not bad for a low-budget movie about a struggling New York Jewish comic (played by Jenny Slate) who mines her awkward personal life — including the decision to have an abortion… Read More

Jerry Coleman Diary of a Ravens beat reporter

Jerry Coleman says, “Getting to know the athletes, the coaches and members of the Ravens and Orioles front office as people and not just someone you see on TV,” is his favorite part of the job.

For most fans, spending every day at the Baltimore Ravens Under Armor Performance Center in Owning Mills watching the team practices would be a dream job. As the Ravens beat reporter for WJZ-FM 105.7 The Fan, that is just what Jerry Coleman does everyday during the season. But the job isn’t all glamour. “I get… Read More

Holiday Lessons Keeping the old while bringing in the new

Some things never change, and I’m so glad. From the mouth-watering brisket at Edmart Deli to Rosendorf’s challahs, most Baltimore Jews go back to their traditional buying habits, even if they had indulged in “new” cuisine over the New Year. I spend my food shopping days purposely seeking out new things. But I forgot the… Read More