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1914 Nov. 23 - The Hippodrome Theatre, designed by Thomas W. Lamb, opens with a vaudeville show featuring jugglers, comics and four elephants. The 3,000-seat theater, the city's largest, cost about $225,000. 1917 The Hippodrome becomes affiliated...
Sun StaffHoping to avoid a big hit to the state treasury, Gov. Robert L. Ehrlich Jr. is proposing to further rein in a popular program that has fueled a boom in the renovation of older buildings, mainly in Baltimore. Ehrlich's move to put a yearly limit on the...
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Sun StaffIf Raymond Book does his job just right, no one should know he did his job at all. At a crammed construction site wedged into downtown's west side, hulking cranes and other heavy machinery chip away at the aged exterior of the Hippodrome Performing...
Sun Architecture CriticWhen architect Hugh Hardy first stepped inside Baltimore's long-dormant Hippodrome Theatre five years ago, he didn't see the broken lights, the worn-out seats, the water-damaged plaster in the ceiling. He saw instead a once-lavish space in which...
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Sun StaffThey have spent $62 million of public and private money to transform the Hippodrome Theater from a decrepit hulk on downtown Baltimore's west side into the region's sparkling showcase for Broadway shows. But a month before actors take the stage for...
Sun StaffA Baltimore City Council hearing yesterday on a proposed ethics law that claims to be "raising the bar" on the conduct of elected and city officials was dominated by questions from council members about what free tickets they could accept. In the past...
Sun Architecture CriticThe show begins long before the curtain rises. That's all one needs to know to appreciate the dramatic transformation of Baltimore's Hippodrome Theatre, which reopens Tuesday after a $62 million restoration and modernization. The architects and artisans...
Sun Arts WriterWith its opening gala tonight, the $62 million France-Merrick Performing Arts Center isn't simply introducing the lovingly restored 1914 vaudeville palace at its center, the Hippodrome Theatre. It is also declaring its intention of making Baltimore once...
Sun StaffA proposal for a major convention hotel to be built adjacent to the Baltimore Convention Center - on a city-owned parking lot that has seen grand ideas come and go - is to be unveiled at a City Hall news conference today. Black Entertainment Television...
Places and prospects Housing How the housing sector will perform is critical to the area's economy. New homes drive demand for building materials such as lumber, siding, brick and Sheetrock, and fuel construction and supplier jobs. Consumers buying both...
Sun StaffHipp hipp hipp hooray. With spotlights, orchids, champagne and more than a little nostagia, Baltimore last night celebrated the rebirth of its beloved 1914 vaudeville palace, the Hippodrome Theatre. A well-heeled crowd of more than 2,200 plunked down...
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Sun ReporterEven as Donald Trump hovers like an overbearing fairy godmother around the newly crowned Miss USA 2005, who was spirited away yesterday to one of his New York lairs, the competition's spell has already begun to dissolve. Not only are the 50 other...
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