The Signal

Format: 2014-07-28

  Kate Pratt is a transplant coordinator and a certified eye bank technician.  She shared this recollection in front of a live audience at a Stoop event titled, “Haunted:  Stories of ghosts, regrets, and things from the past that won’t stay in the past.”  Here’s Kate Pratt…

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  Here’s a story from the “Haunted” Stoop event about a Baltimore police officer’s first official night on the job.  Officer Edward Doyle-Gillespie stepped to the microphone and told this tale…

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  Back in 2004, on Halloween, we invited a talented local performer to join us for a special reading of Poe’s most famous poem.  Every Halloween since, we’ve made a tradition of unleashing this diabolical archival recording, and this week we’re happy to summon it forth from the crypt once again.  Ladies and gentlemen:  Tony Tsendeas reading “The Raven.”

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  Old folk tunes sometimes get treated with kid gloves by overly-reverent players who are careful to perform them just as they were played generations ago.  There’s some historical value in this delicate approach.  But if you ask Tomas Drgon of Orchester Prazevica, the alternative is a lot more fun.  The Czech-born band-leader visitis with Signal producer Aaron Henkin…

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  The ancient Greeks prayed to the muses for creative inspiration.  (They also practiced alchemy and believed the human body was made of four humors.)  And while our understanding of science has become more refined over the millennia, the source of creativity is as mysterious to us today as it was in the age of mythical gods and goddesses.

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  Ptolemy Slocum takes the stage at The Windup Space to share a story about the trouble with good intentions, at the Stoop Storytelling event, “Dating Tales:  Stories of Meeting Cute, Failed Fix-ups, and Other Romantic Misadventures.”  

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  Moira Egan is an award-winning poet, a longtime Signal contributor, and an accomplished literary translator.  She’s also 50 years old and increasingly fussy about the thermostat.  Her poetry collection, Hot Flash Sonnets, gives a lyrically graceful, honest, and witty treatment to a subject that’s usually discussed in hushed tones and only among select company.

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  The novel, These Days, takes us back to mid-1970’s Baltimore and into the life of teenager Becky Schelling.  Her father has packed up and left town without a trace, abandoning his daughter to an unaffectionate step-mom.  Looking to fill a father-shaped void in her life, Becky meets a charismatic and manipulative older man, Lenny Moss.

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  Photographer Harry Connolly stood up in front of the parishioners at St. Leo the Great Church in Baltimore’s Little Italy, and he nervously introduced himself.

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  Baltimore Fishbowl columnist Marion Winik shares a fond remembrance of writer and journalist Dudley Clendinen.  

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