An anklet decorated with bells jingles as Priyanka Jayanti, a dancer with the Laurel-based Jayamangala School of Dance, stamps her bare feet. The jingling grows louder as Jayanti, 20, quickly leaps toward her fellow dancers, sweeping her arms into the air and extending her fingers toward the ceiling. Jayanti is rehearsing “Prayer to the Sun God,” one of the dances she and nine other Jayamangala dancers will perform Saturday at the Atlas Intersections Festival, an annual arts festival in Washington, D.C., with more than 100 performing groups.
The Desert Cafe, in Baltimore’s Mount Washington Village, has had some tough years with business, hit hard by the economy, competition and a lack of nearby parking. But owner Blake Wollman is also the proprietor of The Wild Pea Hummous, which has only managed to grow in that time. The photos here show the cafe – empty at lunch time on a recent Friday – and the bustling office space where Wollman and his team make and package all of their hummus varieties.
Erin Coyne, a 13-year-old from Westminster in Carroll County, has been figure skating for five years and hopes to compete one day at a high level, or even possibly the Winter Olympics.
A sinkhole collapsed part of the National Corvette Museum in Bowling Green, Ky., swallowing 8 cars including a ’62 Black Corvette, a PPG Pace Car, a Ruby Red 40th anniversary Corvette and other anniversary vehicles. In November, a building had partially collapsed over a sinkhole at Summer Bay Resort near Disney World in Clermont, Florida. The 40 to 60 foot sinkhole opened up under the resort building reportedly beginning late August 11 into early August 12. To explore this geological phenomenon, we took a look at some of the more notable sinkholes to form worldwide, as well as a few that made headlines in Maryland in the last 10 years.
Driving on I-95 just north of the Fort McHenry Tunnel, you cannot help but notice the grinning, mustachioed cartoon character that appears to be winking at you. Though National Bohemian hasn’t brewed its beer at the intersection of O’Donnell and Conkling for 35-plus years, the company’s iconic mascot remains a ubiquitous reminder of this city’s industrial past.
Area gearheads can pore over hundreds of cars of every size, shape and sticker price at the annual showcase this weekend. Runs through Sunday at the Baltimore Convention Center, 1 W. Pratt St. Hours are 10 a.m.-10 p.m. Friday and Saturday, 10 a.m.-7 p.m. Sunday. Tickets are $5-$12, with kids 6 and under admitted free today and Saturday, and kids 12 and under admitted free Sunday. Information: motortrendautoshows.com/baltimore.
Amy Davis has been a staff photographer at The Baltimore Sun since 1987. Her versatility with the camera is obvious in the wide variety of topics she has covered for The Sun. One thing is very evident as you view her work, her empathy for her subjects and her ability to portray their lives.
You wouldn’t know it by the character he played on HBO’s ‘The Sopranos’, Uncle Junior Soprano — who was prone to profanity, ire and general contempt for those around him – but actor Dominic Chianese has a passion for bringing music and art to the elderly.
From Howard County to Baltimore County to Harford County, photographers for the Baltimore Sun’s community papers cover many high school sporting events each week. Here is a roundup of some of the best sports action shots from the week of Saturday, Jan. 25 through Friday, Jan. 31.
Baltimore born-and-raised photographer Shawn Hubbard has been a team photographer for the Ravens for the past seven seasons. Here’s a look into how it all started, a look at some behind-the-scenes with the Ravens shots, and a few of his favorite prime-time and sometimes emotional Ravens moments.