Mary Carole McCauley, The Baltimore Sun

Mary Carole McCauley

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Baltimore, MD, United States

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Recent articles by Mary:

'This is a collective experience’: How Baltimore’s creative class practices self-care during coronavirus pandemic

Members of Baltimore's culinary, literary and musical communities discuss their strategies for coping with the anxiety and uncertainty of this moment. → Read More

10 ways to help your kids through coronavirus fears using constructive play, from Baltimore’s cultural institutions

Experts say that constructive play can help relieve kids’ worries by providing a way for them to express their fears. → Read More

BSO seeks $15 million in public and private funds over next six years, proposes 52-week performing season

A state task force on Monday called for securing an additional $15 million in public and private funds through the next six years to restore the Baltimore Symphony Orchestra to fiscal health. → Read More

Alma Cocina Latina will open a second restaurant in the American Visionary Art Museum

The new restaurant will be called Cielo Verde, or Green Sky, and will take over the space formerly occupied by the vegetarian-centric Encantada. → Read More

‘Reading changed me’: Prisoners at Jessup inspired by books, from Obama to Outlander

Inside Jessup Correctional Institution's library, an unimposing, carpeted room with shelves that hold roughly 6,000 books and a circulation desk at the front. → Read More

A 19th-century book helped lay the foundation for gay rights. A Hopkins researcher just found a rare copy.

A curator at Johns Hopkins University recently stumbled across an extremely rare copy of the 19th-century essay by John Addington Symonds that helped lay the foundation for the modern gay rights movement. → Read More

Baltimore Museum of Art will only acquire works from women next year: ‘You have to do something radical’

The Baltimore Museum of Art will celebrate 2020 by adopting a daring new policy designed to reverse the art world’s historic marginalization of female artists. → Read More

How does Baltimore’s ’Dracula’ get so gruesome? Meet the people behind the stage show’s blood and gore

The “blood wrangler” for the Chesapeake Shakespeare Company’s production of 'Dracula' has spilled more plasma than Lestart de Lioncourt of “The Vampire Chronicles” and Edward Cullen of “The Twilight Saga” combined. Here's how she does it. → Read More

Baltimore Symphony names new board chair to replace Bozzuto, calls timing after labor dispute coincidental

Two days after the Baltimore Symphony Orchestra resolved a bitter labor dispute, the organization announced a critical change in leadership. → Read More

Baltimore Symphony Orchestra musicians reach tentative agreement with management, could perform Friday

The Baltimore Symphony Orchetra and its musicians announced Saturday that they have reached a tentative contract agreement that could return the performers to the stage at Joseph Meyerhoff Symphony Hall as early as next week. → Read More

Top Baltimore arts events for fall 2019

Figuring out how to budget your time and money for the Baltimore autumn concert season? We recommend the following. → Read More

The Ivy Bookshop moving from Baltimore County to larger space in city, but it’s only two blocks south

The Ivy Bookshop, an independent bookstore, will leave its location at 6080 Falls Road this spring and move two blocks south to the site of the former Divine Life Church. → Read More

How can orchestras like Baltimore’s be fixed? 5 things we can learn from problems at BSO and elsewhere.

Here are some common strategies from three symphonies that have come back from a brink similar to what the BSO faces. → Read More

Four shootings reported this weekend in Baltimore amid ceasefire call

Police on Friday were investigating a shooting in the 5200 block of York Road in North Baltimore. → Read More

‘It’s a knife fight.’ Here’s how 3 orchestras facing the same problems as the Baltimore Symphony bounced back

These musical organizations represent three of the great comeback stories among contemporary U.S. orchestras and, perhaps, lessons the BSO could learn. → Read More

Shaky BSO finances leave endowment chiefs skittish about forking over cash, pondering orchestra’s successor

Will the Baltimore Symphony Orchestra survive the summer in it’s current form? → Read More

Barbara Zirkin, a Stevenson University dean and online education pioneer, dies

Barbara Zirkin, a lifelong educator, a former associate dean of Stevenson University and an early developer of online learning programs, died June 20. → Read More

Here comes 'Hamilton': What you need know about the musical coming to Baltimore that took over the world

In keeping with “Hamilton’s” revolutionary spirit, below are the answers to 17.76 questions that will tell you everything you need to know about the musical. → Read More

Baltimore Symphony Orchestra, musicians endure first work stoppage in 31 years. But they're still talking.

Negotiations aimed at resolving the impasse between the Baltimore Symphony Orchestra and its musicians are quietly going on behind the scenes. → Read More

The BSO's financial situation was much worse than most people realized, documents and interviews reveal

Financial documents and interviews reveal that the Baltimore Symphony Orchestra’s efforts were predicated on the thinnest of margins and wishful thinking. → Read More