Bel Air Festival of the Arts comes to Shamrock Park this Sunday

One of my favorite festivals is coming up this Sunday: The Bel Air Festival of the Arts. Most of the art on my walls has come from this festival, which features fine artists from...

Biebermania at the state fair: It was insanity, but my daughter loved it

It...was...insane.Yes, of course, the Justin Bieber concert at the Maryland State Fair yesterday was fun and my 7-year-old loved it. But when it came to getting there, it was mayhem. We arrived at the...

Bieber fever has hit Timonium with long early morning lines for tonight’s concert

It's 11 hours until concert time, but the Justin Bieber contagion has already taken hold of the Timonium Fairgrounds. I'm hearing on Twitter that the line to get bracelets that will determine how close...

Justin Bieber’s DJ is from Bel Air

If you haven't seen it already, today's Baltimore Sun includes an interview with Justin Bieber's DJ Tay James, who grew up here in Bel Air. If you're going to the Justin Bieber concert at...

Surviving Justin Bieber’s Maryland State Fair concert

I don’t know if Justin Bieber gets butterflies, but I know I’m getting pretty nervous about his concert at the Maryland State Fair Sunday. I am one of the crazy people who bought the...

John Carroll High School graduate to release his first CD of original music Saturday...

John Carroll High School graduate Benny Clough is releasing his first CD of original folk, rock & blues Saturday (July 17) during his 6 p.m. to 9 p.m. performance on the deck of the...

See bands from all over the state play at 2010 Maryland Community Band Day...

If you like band music, then Sunday June 13 is your lucky day. Community bands from all over Maryland will converge at Bel Air's Shamrock Park amphitheater and play throughout the day. Our local...

Bel Air author Bobbie Hinman’s newest fairy book will have kids giggling before they...

I just noticed that Bel Air author Bobbie Hinman's newest fairy book is due out next month. Following the success of her books "The Knot Fairy," "The Sock Fairy" and "The Belly Button Fairy," her...

Talk Maryland crime throughout history with author Ed Okonowicz at Edgewood library Thursday evening

Come discuss Maryland crime from colonial times through the modern era with Ed Okonowicz, author of "True Crime Maryland: The State's Most Notorious Criminal Cases" this Thursday at 6:30 p.m. at the...

BANV’s brush with fame and more fame

We just got back from Washington where my husband (an actual member of the mainstream media) and I attended the White House Correspondents' Dinner. We had tickets at table 182 and figured we'd be...