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Lineups announced for 2015 Moonrise Festival

Bassnectar and Above & Beyond will headline this year’s second Moonrise Festival, a celebration of electronic dance music slated for Aug. 8 and 9 at Pimlico Race Course.

Bassnectar, the stage name for DJ and performer Lorin Ashton, will perform Friday, Aug. 8. The London-based Above & Beyond will perform on Saturday, Aug. 9.

Some 40 other acts are scheduled to perform during the two-day festival. Tickets, priced at $149.50-$225, may be purchased through the festival’s website,

Other acts scheduled for this year's Moonrise Festival include Big Gigantic, Datsik, Dillon Francis, Die Antwoord, The Glitch Mob, Porter Robinson and Zeds Dead.

The Moonrise Festival began last year and was billed as a successor to the popular Starscape Festival, which had run for several years at Fort Armistead Park. Following safety problems at the 2012 Starscape event, including overcrowding and drug overdoses, city officials told organizers they could no longer use Fort Armistead Park.


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'Survivor' finale recap, 'It's a Fickle, Fickle Game'

We start out tonight with Jeff, live in Los Angeles; social media; voting for next season, hashtag blah blah blah.

Let’s get on with this finale -- it’s two hours long.

But I spoke too soon, because it seems we’re going to recap the whole season, explaining the whole White Collar, Blue Collar and No Collar thing again, but this time with a sweetheart edit for the Blue Collar tribe. No Collar also went to Tribal Council a lot.

Mike screwed up by being a jerk at the auction and pissed off his whole alliance, but then he won Immunity a bunch of times, so he was OK. Will was a jerk, Dan spouted off a lot and and Mike made a new alliance with Carolyn

At the most recent tribal council, Dan tried to use his two-vote advantage to get rid of Carolyn, but she had an Immunity Idol that she’d been keeping under wraps. It was awesome to watch. Bye Dan!

So now we’re left with Sierra, Will, Carolyn, Rodney and Mike. Sierra is a non-entity, Will is a loudmouth who sucks at challenges, Carolyn is a real...

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HBO sets Aug. 16 debut for David Simon miniseries

HBO today announced an Aug. 16 debut date for "Show Me a Hero," a six-hour mini-series written and produced by David Simon and William Zorzi and directed and produced by Paul Haggis.

Simon and Zorzi are former Sun reporters.

Here's the release from HBO:

            Your readers may be interested to know that part one of the exclusive HBO miniseries SHOW ME A HERO debuts SUNDAY, AUG. 16 (9:00-10:00 p.m. ET/PT).

            From creator David Simon (HBO’s “Treme” and “The Wire”) and director Paul Haggis (“Crash”), and based on the nonfiction book of the same name by Lisa Belkin, this six-part miniseries explores notions of home, race and community through the lives of elected officials, bureaucrats, activists and ordinary citizens in Yonkers, NY.

            In an America generations removed from the greatest civil rights struggles of the 1960s, the young mayor (Oscar Isaac) of a mid-sized American city is faced with a federal court order that says he must build a small number of low-income...

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The O.C., from A to Z

Whether it's your second trip to Ocean City or your 82nd, much of the beach town's charm is in the familiar. Everyone loves to revisit their favorite restaurants and shops and reminisce about how they spent their summers as children.

But sometimes, that old routine, however lovable, needs a bit of refreshment. Fortunately, there are plenty of new things happening in Ocean City this summer, from brand new camps and roller coasters to new digs for old favorites.

From A to Z, here's what's new at the beach in 2015:


This year, Ocean City's beach was named the 25th best beach in the U.S. in TripAdvisor's listing of the Top 25 Traveler's Choice Beaches. The travel website's users praised OC's cleanliness, space and fun, family-friendly culture.

Big-time brewing

Over the past few years, craft breweries have popped up all over the Ocean City area, making local beer a big deal at the beach. From the boardwalk to points north and west, the beach offers tons of options for beer-lovers, including...

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Ocean City summer events


Ravens Beach Bash. Fans can join players, mascots, cheerleaders and more as the team turns beachtown into Ravenstown, May 28-30. Activities include flag football, tailgating, a bonfire and more. The action is headquartered at the Clarion Resort Fontainebleau Hotel, 10100 Coastal Highway. Info: or 410-524-3535.

Council of Baltimore Ravens Roosts parade. The Council of Baltimore Ravens Roosts, a group of more than 50 Ravens fan clubs in the Mid-Atlantic region, will hold their annual parade on May 30. The two-hour parade will feature Ravens players and cheerleaders, bands, floats and mascots. Event will begin at 10 a.m. and run along Baltimore Avenue, from 19th Street to 26th Street. Free. Info: or 443-619-5130.

OC Beach Lights. On Sunday nights, May 24-Sept. 6, see an 8-minute laser light show that fills the sky with special effects, music and fireworks — all visible from the boardwalk. A special patriotic show kicks off the summer season on the Saturday...

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Getting a thrill out of Ocean City

Some people go to Ocean City to relax. They plop their chairs or blankets on the warm sand. They read a book or perhaps drift off for a nap, lulled by the shrieks of seagulls, the lapping of waves, the laughter of children.

But for the past four years, thousands of visitors have been drawn to Ocean City by the excitement and exhilaration of the Dew Tour, a multi-day event celebrating extreme sports. Organizers announced earlier this year that the Dew will not return to the Maryladnd beach this summer, putting a bummer in the plans of many adventure lovers.

Yet Ocean City can still deliver serious adrenaline-fueled thrills. This long, narrow strip of land, with the ocean on one side and the Assawoman Bay on the other, has become an adventure destination. Visitors can bounce over the waves on Jet Skis and speedboats, or take to the air for parasailing and skydiving. Ocean City's roller coasters, skateboard park and go-kart tracks are ready for another summer of fun.

Here are just a few ideas...

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