Andy Warhol: another 15 minutes of fame

By: Carol Sorgen

There’s still time to catch the Andy Warhol exhibition at the Baltimore Museum of Art (BMA), and it’s well worth the visit. On view through Jan. 9, the exhibition features more than 50 works the legendary Pop artist painted during the last decade of his life. Warhol died in 1987.Having once declared that “painting is old-fashioned,” Warhol returned to the medium in... READ MORE

Elaine Stritch returns to Broadway at 85

By: Mark Kennedy

Elaine Stritch wants to tell an embarrassing story. And when Elaine Stritch wants to tell a story, you listen.“I have no secrets,” the 85-year-old Broadway legend said by way of introduction. She is sitting at a makeup table getting her eyes done a few hours before a performance of A Little Night Music at New York City’s Walter Kerr Theatre.A few days ago, Stritch begins,... READ MORE

Comedy/drama pits hope vs. resignation

By: Michael Toscano

The work of playwright Tracy Letts is subversively complex. And with his latest work, Superior Donuts, now onstage at Studio Theatre, he proves himself stylistically adept, as well.All of us who thoroughly enjoyed his scathingly witty August: Osage County, the Pulitzer Prize and Tony Award (best play) winner that came to the Kennedy Center last year, might have thought we had a handle on... READ MORE

The stars shine in Olney’s delightful Annie

By: Barbara Ruben

The sun may have set on the "Little Orphan Annie" comic strip when it appeared in newspapers for the final time last summer, but the spunky carrot-topped urchin still shines on stage at Olney Theatre.The ever-optimistic musical about Annie, her dog Sandy and her bald benefactor Daddy Warbucks is proving to be almost as popular here as it was when it premiered on Broadway in 1977... READ MORE

Holiday happenings to enjoy around town

By: Carol Sorgen

Whether you celebrate Christmas, Chanukah, Kwanzaa or the winter solstice, ‘tis the season to enjoy the festivities that come along this time of year. Here’s our annual round-up of selected holiday doings in the area.Nov. 26 to 28The annual three-day Kennedy Krieger Festival of Trees is a wonderland of one-of-a-kind decorated trees, fairyland forests, gingerbread towns and toy... READ MORE

Artist explores geographic inspirations

By: Carol Sorgen

Michael Economos has been a painting and drawing professor at Maryland Institute College of Art (MICA) for the past 46 years. Now 74, his own art is being spotlighted in a solo show, “The New York Years Versus the Maryland Years.”For 10 years, Economos commuted from New York City to Baltimore to teach at MICA. Then, in 1974, he moved to Maryland.The exhibition examines ... READ MORE