Respect The Song

(Photos by Justin Tsucalas)

The music industry isn’t what it used to be. With an ever-increasing focus on digital platforms for everything from recording music to advertising live performances to engaging fans, all aspects of the industry have had to adapt to emerging trends and technology. The industry’s transition has had its up and downs, too. Making an album,… Read More

Do Your Homework

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Howard Ashkin carried insurance with the same company for more than 25 years. He started with car and renter’s insurance while in his 20s, then as life changed, he picked up the phone and called his broker to add new policies. “He had my history and I liked him,” said Ashkin, a Reisterstown resident. “It… Read More

Play With Your Food

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With a name like “Planet Egg,” it has got to be wacky and wonderful. The outlandish, other-worldly production from PuppetCinema, a company founded by Israeli puppeteer, actor and filmmaker Zvi Sahar, is headed for Baltimore’s Theatre Project from July 25 to 28. “I like to say that ‘Planet Egg’ is an amalgam of live puppetry,… Read More

The Circus Life

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Kaely Michels-Gualtieri’s mother, Dia Michels, jokes that her daughter somersaulted out of the womb. Now 23, Michels-Gualtieri soars 35 feet in the air from hanging ropes, self-designed trapezes and other assorted apparatus as an aerial performer in Cirque Italia. This family-friendly, modern European-style circus, which has been described as “Bellagio meets Broadway,” sets up its… Read More

Inspiration

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It’s a message ahavas Yisrael, love for a fellow Jew. It’s a call for action and a celebration of our actions. The second film by Rabbi Hanoch Teller, “Reb Elimelech and the Chasidic Legacy of Brotherhood,” is a 63-minute documentary detailing the rise of the Chassidic movement, the master Reb Elimelech M’Lizhensk and the outcome… Read More

OMG … What’s a Webinar?

Who says doctors don’t make house calls anymore? While it’s definitely not the same as decades ago when physicians often treated patients at home, there are still a lot of opportunities to learn about diseases and treatments in the comfort and privacy of your own house, office or other location. Here’s how. You may have… Read More

Farm Fresh

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The Maryland foodie’s hallmarks of summer used to be a proliferation of snowball stands, then tomato stands, then stands for silver queen corn. In the past few years, the demand for healthy, organic and local food has popularized a new culinary staple of summer in our state: the farmers’ market. It starts right now and… Read More

Simply Delicious

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Move over hamburgers. Out of the way, hot dogs. There is something new to bite into — and it has nothing to do with meat. Jennifer Polt, a stay-at-home mom who recently turned vegan, this summer debuted Sound Bites crackers and granola. Selling the product at the Towson farmers’ market on Allegheny Avenue from 10:45… Read More

Be Your Best Self

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For many, summertime conjures up images of long days basking in the sun, swimming in the pool and unwinding from the rigors of a hectic school year. It’s a time to recharge one’s batteries, to get in shape. But, said Amy Schwartz, fitness and wellness director at the Jewish Community Center of Greater Baltimore, although… Read More

Hot Diggity

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The Zoogurus, Lee and J.R. Bowling, owners of Zoogurus Pet Sitting Service, make sure many local dogs stay fit and cheerful. The sight of them walking down the street with their furry charges can’t help but bring a smile to the faces of neighborhood residents. Meet their pets! Learn how you can get a Zooguru… Read More