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Baltimore's Horse Lords confound expectations for a rock band

Horse Lords, the instrumental rock quartet from Baltimore, loosely formed as something of a joke band — a young group simply learning to cover the Can song “Halleluwah“ for a 2010 Artscape performance. A lot can change in a short period. Fast-forward to April, when the band received a glowing review...

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  • Stevie Wonder, Chaka Khan top Prince tribute show lineup

    Stevie Wonder, Chaka Khan top Prince tribute show lineup

    Stevie Wonder and members of Prince's inner circle will highlight a family-sanctioned Prince tribute concert in St. Paul on Oct. 13, organizers announced Thursday. Prince's family originally planned to hold the show at the new NFL stadium in his hometown of Minneapolis. However, organizers said...

  • 20 years after Tupac Shakur's death, remembering his Baltimore beginnings

    20 years after Tupac Shakur's death, remembering his Baltimore beginnings

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  • Comedian Kathleen Madigan is simply about the laughs

    Comedian Kathleen Madigan is simply about the laughs

    Don't expect comedian Kathleen Madigan to make a big entrance when she performs at the Modell Lyric on Saturday — or an exit for that matter. "I'm not really one of those people that needs to have a strong opener or a strong closer," she said on the phone last week. And when she's done performing,...

  • Baltimore Symphony Orchestra to perform pop-up concert at Penn Station today

    Baltimore Symphony Orchestra to perform pop-up concert at Penn Station today

    If you happen to be making your way through Penn Station at lunchtime today, you'll hear some orchestral music — and it won't be canned stuff coming over the PA system. Members of the Baltimore Symphony Orchestra and music director Marin Alsop are scheduled to do a surprise (oops — not a total...

  • New trailer for Tupac Shakur biopic 'All Eyez on Me' hits web

    New trailer for Tupac Shakur biopic 'All Eyez on Me' hits web

    Tupac Shakur, the legendary rapper and one of Baltimore School for the Arts’ most famous former students, died 20 years ago today in a Nevada hospital after a drive-by shooting. The unsolved homicide, which cut short an influential and promising life at 25, remains one of hip-hop’s darkest chapters...

  • Kanye West puts on energetic show at Verizon Center in D.C.

    Kanye West puts on energetic show at Verizon Center in D.C.

    At his Verizon Center show in Washington on Thursday night, Kanye West kept certain songs to brief snippets — “All Day,” “Mercy” — but made sure to perform all three verses of “Can’t Tell Me Nothing,” still one of his most anthemic and inspired songs in a catalog of many. Soon after, the 39-year-old...

  • Maxwell, Mary J. Blige joint tour to kick off in Baltimore

    Maxwell, Mary J. Blige joint tour to kick off in Baltimore

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  • BORNS is a mystery, and he prefers it that way

    BORNS is a mystery, and he prefers it that way

    There's a mysterious allure that's hard to pinpoint about BORNS, the vehicle for Los Angeles-based singer/songwriter Garrett Borns. Even Prince, a notoriously tough critic, named him a recent favorite last year, telling Entertainment Weekly, "I like that you can't tell what it's inspired by." For...

  • Baltimore rapper Young Moose pleads guilty to gun charge, could be out in 6-9 months

    Baltimore rapper Young Moose pleads guilty to gun charge, could be out in 6-9 months

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