Arts & Life

100314_altina_sm
Documentary provides close-up look of stunningly accomplished life
BY Tom Tugend/JTA
October 2, 2014

LOS ANGELES — Ambitious girls of yore looking for role models among successful and accomplished women might turn to scientist Marie Curie, aviation pioneer Amelia Earhart or first lady Eleanor Roosevelt, a social justice champion. And then there was Altina Schinasi, the subject of a new documentary feature, “Altina,” directed by her filmmaker grandson Peter CONTINUE »

091914_film-sm
After 70-plus plays, Israel Horovitz makes his film debut
BY Michael Fox
October 2, 2014

A robust 75, the award-winning playwright, theater director and screenwriter Israel Horovitz nonetheless isn’t in the market for a new career. Too bad, for his moving debut as a filmmaker, “My Old Lady,” is a rewarding, beautifully acted story of adults overcoming loneliness and bitterness. “  Sidney Lumet once said to CONTINUE »

091914_charmery-sm
The Hampden ice cream shop and Federal Hill restaurant combine their cuisine for a special sundae
BY Marc Shapiro
October 2, 2014

Hampden handcrafted ice cream shop The Charmery is no stranger to unusual ice cream flavors. Old Bay Caramel, Cheesecake with Graham Cracker Swirl, Chinese Food and a Movie (which features buttered popcorn and chocolate covered fortune cookies) and Mango Lassi have graced the menu, which is constantly changing. “My friends and employees are used to CONTINUE »

100314_frozen_sm
Disney’s wildly popular ‘Frozen’ comes to town
BY Allie Freedman
October 2, 2014

Baltimore just got a lot cooler. The Snow Queen is coming to town. “Disney on Ice: Frozen,” an adaptation of  the highest-grossing animated movie of all time, will be at Royal Farms Arena from Oct. 29 to Nov. 2. Among those most excited to bring the Academy Award-winning retelling of the Hans Christian Anderson’s “The CONTINUE »

100314_orioles_rally_sm
October 2, 2014

More than 300 people participated in an Orioles rally at Stevenson University as part of the team’s “We Won’t Stop” campaign on Monday. The event featured former Oriole Scott McGregor, the Oriole Bird and trivia with signed memorabilia as prizes.CONTINUE »