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  • PBS makes great television out of Baltimore's 'Star-Spangled' concert

    PBS makes great television out of Baltimore's 'Star-Spangled' concert
    "Great Performances," the PBS showcase of American performing arts, came to town for the Star-Spangled Spectacular concert at Pier Six Saturday night and showed how to make great, live television. On paper, the lineup of talent for the concert...
  • Orioles' Chris Davis suspended 25 games after testing positive for amphetamine

    Orioles' Chris Davis suspended 25 games after testing positive for amphetamine
    Orioles infielder Chris Davis, Major League Baseball's most prodigious home run hitter last season and an outspoken opponent of performing-enhancing drugs, was suspended for 25 games Friday by the league for testing positive for the drug Adderall. It...
  • Star-Spangled Spectacular concert at Pier Six features BSO, diverse lineup

    Star-Spangled Spectacular concert at Pier Six features BSO, diverse lineup
    Far from the smoothest production imaginable, and a little too reminiscent of a typical, lightweight PBS fundraiser, the "Star-Spangled Spectacular" concert Saturday night at Pier Six nonetheless delivered a decent level of entertainment for a sizable,...
  • [UPDATE] CBS 'Thursday Night Football' draws 20.8 million in premiere

    [UPDATE] CBS 'Thursday Night Football' draws 20.8 million in premiere
    [UPDATE] The premiere of CBS "Thursday Night Football" drew an average audience 20.8 million viewers making it the second highest rated show on TV behind only NBC's "Sunday Night Football." The size of that audience for the Ravens 26-6 win over the...
  • Star chefs lay it on the table at Horseshoe Casino Baltimore

    Star chefs lay it on the table at Horseshoe Casino Baltimore
    You can thank Wolfgang Puck. The era of good casino dining is generally traced back to 1992, when the Los Angeles-based chef opened a version of his famed Hollywood restaurant, Spago, at Caesars Palace in Las Vegas. From then on, you didn't have to...
  • Remembering the Joan Rivers who broke down TV barriers for women [Appreciation]

    Remembering the Joan Rivers who broke down TV barriers for women [Appreciation]
    I hope those who know Joan Rivers only from her work the last couple of decades on shows like “Fashion Police” will take the time to read some of the appreciations that talk about who she used to be. Rivers, who died Thursday at age 81 after...
  • 'Drugs, Inc.' look at heroin in Baltimore substitutes reality TV for documentary filmmaking

     'Drugs, Inc.' look at heroin in Baltimore substitutes reality TV for documentary filmmaking
    I took a deep dive last week into Baltimore’s drug scene. And when I finally came up for air, I had a newfound clarity on the city’s troubled TV image and the line between responsible documentary filmmaking and exploitative reality television....
  • Sinclair Broadcast to buy Las Vegas NBC station for $120 million

    Sinclair Broadcast to buy Las Vegas NBC station for $120 million
    Sinclair Broadcast Group Inc. has agreed to acquire NBC affiliate KSNV in Las Vegas for $120 million, the Hunt Valley-based broadcaster said Wednesday. The purchase from Intermountain West is expected to close in the first quarter of 2015. The...
  • TV time is now my time [Commentary]

    TV time is now my time [Commentary]
    If you are looking for me, I will be binge-watching English mysteries. Miss Marple, Poirot, Midsomer Murders, Endeavour, Inspector Morse. If someone is murdered in England, I am there. There is nothing more soothing than the breezy, blossomy English...
  • Chelsea Clinton declares victory and moves on from TV embarrassment at NBC

    Chelsea Clinton declares victory and moves on from TV embarrassment at NBC
    After playing at being a TV correspondent and doing some of the worst on-air network reporting I have seen in 30 years of writing about media, Chelsea Clinton is declaring victory and moving on, she told People magazine. Here's an indication of how...
  • Businesses anticipating major tourism boost from Star-Spangled Spectacular

    Businesses anticipating major tourism boost from Star-Spangled Spectacular
    As the nation's eyes turn to Baltimore for the bicentennial commemoration of the War of 1812 next week, city leaders hope to capitalize on what one official called "the largest tourism event in our city's history" and the chance to showcase the city in...
  • 'Uber' model appeals to pols [Commentary]

    'Uber' model appeals to pols [Commentary]
    Uber has pulled off what few others can these days: The beloved car service has united politicians of all persuasions. Republicans, Democrats and Libertarians are all vying to outdo each other in portraying the popular ride-sharing company and its...