Baltimore Sun photographer Kim Hairston spent the week at Pimlico Race Course covering the horses preparing for this weekend’s Preakness Stakes. Here are some of our favorite outtakes.
Sunday Silence might have lacked pedigree, some would say, but in 1989 he had the Cinderella story, he was the winning underdog who went on to be one of America’s greatest racehorses, and he’d probably even be a card-carrying member of today’s 99%, if he were still alive.
Today’s proposals aren’t like the old days. So it should be no surprise that when a boy wants to propose to his best girl, he might want to pop the question with a little pizzazz. Enter Albert Smith and his flash mob marriage proposal.
Turf Valley in Ellicott City hosted its fifth annual Preakness Celebration Balloon Festival from May 10-12. Patuxent photographer Sarah Pastrana got an early look Thursday morning, while Brian Krista came out at night to see the balloons light up the sky for the evening glow. Videographer Jon Sham took video from the morning event as well.
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As we approach Mother’s Day weekend, I’ve compiled a collection of women whose motherhood has become a part of their celebrity, in addition to those who have become celebrities because they are mothers. This is by no means a definitive list of celebrity moms but merely an observation of motherhood and fame as seen through the collective eye of American pop culture.
Season four of Rupaul’s ultimate drag queen competition came to an end last week, with RuPaul crowning the fierce shock queen Sharon Needles as America’s Next Drag Superstar. Currently on her Everyday is Halloween tour, Needles stopped by this month’s Deep in the Game party at Club Hippo. Baltimore-based photographer Jen Mizgata was there to capture the style, the glam and the fearsome kids that came out to play at night.
Twin blasts by suicide car bombers killed 55 people and wounded hundreds of others on Thursday in Damascus during morning rush hour traffic, according to the Syrian Arab News Agency. The UN observer chief appealed for help to put an end to the bloodshed that has ravaged the country of Syria.
After Adolf Hitler’s suicide on April 30, 1945, the occupying German armies began surrendering in Europe and the former Soviet Union. Ultimately, Germany signed an unconditional surrender, signaling the defeat of the Nazi Germany regime. VE Day (Victory in Europe) is commonly celebrated on May 8, while the countries of the former Soviet Union celebrate the day on May 9.
The following compilation includes scenes from, and revolving around, Victory Day across the ocean.