Choral group for older adults is seeking singers 55 and older in the Baltimore and Columbia areas; no past experience required

The Encore Chorale of Columbia performing in a holiday concert this past December. Photo by E. David Luria.

Annapolis-based nonprofit Encore Creativity for Older Adults, the country’s largest choral organization for adults 55 and older, is looking for new singers to join their Baltimore and Columbia groups.

Baltimore Fashion Week returns for 15th season on Aug. 13-21

Models showcase designer Damien Lee’s collection during a runway show at Baltimore Fashion Week in 2021. Photos by Kevin Higgins (Perimeter Photos) & JDH Photos.

Nate Couser first began designing jewelry after his therapist suggested he harness his creativity as an outlet for the grief he felt following his grandmother’s murder.

Over 15 years later, Couser now owns VashtiBlue Jewelry Studio and will debut his work at Baltimore Fashion Week after working behind the scenes for several years.

The 15th season of Baltimore Fashion Week, now called the Shows at BFW, kicks off this Saturday, Aug. 13.

Dam Jam to teach about Baltimore’s drinking water system at Lake Montebello on Saturday

Photo courtesy of Live Baltimore

Learn about the Baltimore region’s drinking water system while enjoying Lake Montebello this weekend at Dam Jam 2022, hosted by the city’s public works department.

Here’s how tech enabled historical preservation in the Smithsonian’s Searchable Museum

Screenshot from the Searchable Museum depicting an Afro-American Newspaper cutter. (Screenshot by

Civic tech isn’t just about making the trains run on time through machine learning or AI. It can also involve creative ways for taxpayers to visit the museums they fund any time they want.

The Smithsonian’s National Museum of African American History and Culture is always one click away thanks to The Searchable Museum — a platform created in collaboration with Baltimore-based digital services firm Fearless.

Video of the Week: History of Edmondson Village Shopping Center

“[The Edmondson Village Shopping Center] was such a beautiful place, especially at night when the stores were lit up and the signs were lit up,” says lifelong Edmondson Village community member Lashelle Bynum. Screenshot from video by Baltimore Heritage.

As more Americans were able to afford cars in the 1940s, developers Joseph and Jacob Meyerhoff set out to create a shopping center that people could drive to.

Hot Plate: Water Song at R. House, wine dinners at The Milton Inn & Gramercy Mansion, summer menus and more

Local, late-summer peaches are popping up on menus all over town this week.

From French wines to locally-grown peaches, this week the Baltimore food world is full of flavor. Here’s a look at what’s coming up:

Baltimore County spends millions to revive downtown Essex

Baltimore County Executive Johnny Olszewski describes plans for downtown Essex. Photo by John Lee/WYPR.

Essex, the waterfront community on Baltimore County’s east side, has been declining for years. Steel manufacturing jobs vanished after Bethlehem Steel shut down in 2003, but some aerospace players are still active in the region. It is struggling with one of the highest crime rates in the county.