Leon Fleisher, a leading American pianist in the 1950s and early ’60s who was forced by an injury to his right hand to channel his career into conducting, teaching and mastering the left-hand repertoire, died in August at a nearby hospice.
Doors Open Baltimore is the free annual citywide festival of architecture and neighborhoods that invites thousands of people to explore the city and make meaningful connections to the built environment.
On May 6, Maryland recorded 28,163 coronavirus cases and as many as 1,437 deaths associated with the disease. But on that very same day, a healthy and joyful Sara Murnane marked her 90th birthday at her home on Park Avenue, looking out on a fountain that she cherishes.
In a city where homeless people, drug addicts and healthy young men with squeegees compete on corners everywhere for tips and attention, it is still jarring to this old man to see women among them – in the hot sun or rain, begging.