Arts & Life

Museum exhibit examines relationship of Jews and blacks in 1930s Deep South
BY Ron Snyder
January 18, 2013

National Museum of American Jewish History CEO Ivy Barsky said it’s not often that there is a Holocaust story with a happy ending. But that is exactly what will be on display for the next six months at the Philadelphia museum’s latest exhibit, “Beyond Swastika and Jim Crow: Jewish Refugee Scholars At Black Colleges.” The CONTINUE »

Pikesville senior amasses decades of poetry into published work
BY David Snyder
January 18, 2013

Over the course of his 93 years, Dr. Morris Roseman has observed situations and gone through experiences that sparked him to sum up what he’s seen or felt via poetry. However, it was only three years ago that Roseman, a retired clinical psychologist, decided that compiling his vast array of poems would make for one CONTINUE »

Joshua Nelson sings ‘kosher’ gospel
BY Simone Ellin
January 18, 2013

Educators and clergy at Beth El Congregation are gearing up for a visit from a very special guest. In recognition of Martin Luther King Jr. Day, the synagogue will host the Prince of Kosher Gospel, Joshua Nelson, and his five-piece band for a concert on Saturday, Jan. 19.  Nelson, an African-American and a Jew, has CONTINUE »

Baltimore gem finds new home
BY Simone Ellin
January 11, 2013

On the day after he earned his Master of Fine Arts degree from Catholic University in 1988, Vincent M. Lancisi moved to Baltimore to start Everyman Theatre. “I knew I wanted to start a small regional theater with a company of actors who lived in the community. I feel that actors shouldn’t have to go CONTINUE »

BY Kid Weather App offers teaching tool for youngsters
January 4, 2013

Justin Berk has gained a considerable following during his more than a decade as a meteorologist in the Baltimore region. That following has grown in recent years, as Berk quickly learned how to reach out to an ever-expanding audience via social media. It was the desire to explore social- media opportunities more that eventually led CONTINUE »