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  • Dan Deacon's Ottobar show a love letter to Baltimore's music scene

    Dan Deacon's Ottobar show a love letter to Baltimore's music scene
    If electronic musician Dan Deacon is anything, he is fiercely loyal to his adopted hometown of Baltimore. Last night's sold-out show at the Ottobar wasn't so much a coronation; that ship has long since sailed. Rather, its familiar dance party feel,...
  • Barack Obama and Sarah Palin: Whose endorsement carries the most clout with U.S. voters these days?

     
    Turns out, it's a mixed bag often with many taking an endorsement as proof they should vote for the other candidate....
  • 'America's Got Talent': Jackie Evancho loses to Michael Grimm but wins a duet with her idol

     
    We don't usually watch infomercials unless Billy Mays or the SlapChop guy are involved but we made an exception Wednesday for the finale of this season's "America's Got Talent." Stretched agonizingly over two hours, we endured random guest acts (the......
  • Billy Mays' autopsy shows he died of heart disease, coroner says

    Billy Mays, who elevated the art of the television sales spiel to a fevered pitch, apparently died of a heart attack, Florida authorities said this morning. Preliminary autopsy results show that Mays suffered from hypertensive heart disease, Hillsborough...
  • Billy Mays dies at 50; boisterous TV pitchman

    Billy Mays dies at 50; boisterous TV pitchman
    As elegies go, it wasn't W.H. Auden. But one had to imagine that Billy Mays, the booming TV infomercial pitchman, would have appreciated the YouTube comment that, despite its misspellings, merged a farewell with yet another testimonial for one of his many...
  • 'Pitchmen'

    'Pitchmen'
    Billy Mays and Anthony Sullivan sell things on television, famously. Mays, a burly man with a black beard and a voice that suggests incipient deafness, and could possibly cause it, is the more famous. But the cooler Sullivan -- who also produces and...
  • Does it Work: Jupiter Jack

    Does it Work: Jupiter Jack
  • Billy Mays' Family: Never Saw Signs of Drug Use

    Billy Mays' Family: Never Saw Signs of Drug Use
    TAMPA, Fla. -- The family of TV pitchman Billy Mays said they were never aware that he used cocaine or other non-prescription drugs before his death and they were considering whether to have an independent review of an official autopsy. The...
  • TV Pitchman Billy Mays Dead at 50

    The St. Petersburg Times reports: Tampa police say that television pitchman Billy Mays has died at age 50. Get the full story: tampabay.com
  • Commercial Pitchman, Billy Mays, dies at age 50

    Commercial Pitchman, Billy Mays, dies at age 50
    Informercial icon, Billy Mays, was found dead Sunday morning in his Florida home. According to the Associated Press, Mays, age 50, was pronounced dead at 7:45 a.m. after his wife, Deborah Mays, found him unresponsive in his bed. "Although Billy lived...
  • TV Pitchman Billy Mays Found Dead at Home

    TV Pitchman Billy Mays Found Dead at Home
    An autopsy is planned to determine what caused the death of TV pitchman Billy Mays at age 50. His wife found him unresponsive this morning in his Florida home. Deborah Mays told investigators her husband wasn't feeling well last night. Earlier, Mays...
  • Fair vendors remember Billy Mays

    Fair vendors remember Billy Mays
    He pitched products like Orange-Glo and Oxi-Clean, and for many Billy Mays was known as the father of the pitchman. He was found dead inside his home in Tampa, Florida. Some reports say that Mays may have hit his head while on a flight from Philadelphia...