Nearly a year of construction and renovation come to an end this Valentine’s Day weekend when Torrent Lounge, the nightclub replacing the Recher Theatre on York Road in Towson, opens to provide a thumping heartbeat for Baltimore’s electronic music scene. Read more here, and see BSMG photographer Jen Rynda’s photos and video below.
Sochi Olympics Day 8: Evgeni Plushenko retires after withdrawing from Olympics, US crushes Slovakia in men’s hockey
International Olympic Committee President Thomas Bach said a track worker was hit by bobsled in Sochi and suffered a broken leg and ‘maybe a concussion,’ the U.S. has swept the podium in men’s slopestyle skiing, China’s Zhang Hong gets country its first ever gold in speed skating with a win in women’s 1.000-meter event and Russian figure skater Evgeni Plushenko has retired after withdrawing from 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.
They pushed, shoved and jawed at each other after whistles as arch-rivals will do and when the dust settled, the Canadians had skated to a hard-fought 3-2 victory over the Americans in women’s hockey. In other sports, Tina Maze and Dominique Gisin tied for gold medal in women’s downhill, a first in Olympics history. Tobias Wendl and Tobias Arlt of Germany won gold in men’s doubles luge.
Children in grades 1-8 read to the cats as a way to improve their reading skills and gain confidence, A flock of migrating starlings is seen as they perform their traditional dance fly before landing to sleep, and two albino alligators, the result of a captive breeding program which protect endangered species.
Lyudmila Frolova, 74, was relocated three years ago from her old home near the sea to her current home further inland in order to make way for the construction of the Olympic site. She says she is happy with her new home, an upgrade from her previous one, but regrets that because of the difficulty she faces in walking, and the greater distance, she can no longer walk to the sea.
Reuters photographer Eric Gaillard visited Frolova’s home and Archpriest Georgy Efimo, who also lost his church to make way for the construction of the Olympic site.
Sochi Olympics Day 6: Shaun White lands in 4th place in halfpipe, Erin Hamlin 1st-ever American to medal in singles luge
Shaun White declared the Sochi halfpipe nightmare over after opening his bid for a third straight Olympic title by storming into the final with the best score in qualifying on Tuesday. But that wasn’t enough to secure a medal, making this the first Winter Olympics since 1998 that an American does not win gold in men’s snowboard halfpipe.
Feb. 11 Daily Brief: Shirley Temple Black dies, Obama meets with French president, a devastating fire
Shirley Temple Black dies at 85, President Barack Obama meets with French President Francois Hollande at the White House, a fire in Dhaka consumed more than 200 shanties, and more in today’s daily brief.
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.
Pedigree pooches and their handlers have taken over Madison Square Garden and Pier 92 and 94 in New York City for the 138th Annual Westminster Kennel Club Dog Show.