| Jun 11, 2014
| 5:58 AM
When Cassadee Pope introduced herself to America — at least the segment that watches reality singing competitions — two years ago on NBC's “The Voice,” she sang Natalie Imbruglia's hit, “Torn,” to a huge ovation.
| Jun 6, 2014
| 3:59 PM
The conventional wisdom says everything on network TV is in decline.
Network news is a dinosaur crawling to the boneyard. The networks don’t have one drama that can start to compete with cable or Netflix. And I dare you to name six sitcoms that you...
| Jun 12, 2014
| 11:44 AM
The word ballet conjures up images of tutus and ballet flats, but the men on this ballet fusion dance company prove that ballet can be more than productions of "Swan Lake."
Starring on the June 17 episode of “America’s Got Talent” is a...
| Jun 27, 2014
| 3:15 AM
Most people are likely to associate a cappella singing with an old-fashioned barbershop quartet, but the concluding event at this year's Columbia Festival of the Arts uses unaccompanied voices in a different way.
Billed as the first professional country...
| Jul 3, 2014
| 3:18 PM
The grisly discovery Monday of the bodies of three Israeli teens who had been abducted June 12 as they hitchhiked home from a West Bank settlement yeshiva set off a week of mounting violence in the region.
Israel blamed Hamas and promised and delivered...
| Jun 6, 2014
| 2:15 PM
The 27th annual Columbia Festival of the Arts brings eclectic entertainment to Howard County from June 13 to 28. This year's edition also has a thematic title, "Bringing It Home," that calls attention to the festival's hometown status.
There are at least...
| Jun 27, 2014
| 12:34 PM
In the middle of July 1992, Bill Clinton accepted the democratic nomination for president, the TV show "Melrose Place" premiered on Fox and America loved the following songs, via Billboard's Hot 100 chart archive.
10. "Just Another Day," Jon...
| Jun 14, 2014
| 3:00 AM
I expected nothing but effusive praise from major media for Hillary Clinton's new book, "Hard Choices," much like the mass exaltation they showered on Barack Obama, America's first African-American president.
Initially that seemed where the reviews were...
| Jun 15, 2014
| 6:52 AM
Mayor Stephanie Rawlings-Blake joined Ravens players Jacoby Jones and Justin Tucker and crowds of local children for a workout at M&T Bank Stadium on Sunday – and it was broadcast on national television.
The crowd was challenged to run up and down...
| Jul 11, 2014
| 2:42 PM
Laurel officials remain concerned about the state of the Laurel Boys and Girls Club following an intensive special work session Thursday with the club’s current president.
The meeting, held at the Laurel Municipal Center, was called by the...
| Jul 12, 2014
The worlds of pop and classical music do not meet all that often — or all that well, as a rule — but certain artists have proved quite adept at bridging the gap. Ben Folds is one of them.
The Winston-Salem, N.C.-born, Nashville-based...
| Jun 7, 2014
| 5:05 AM
ELMONT, N.Y. — There's an old saying in horse racing that all men are equal on the turf and under it.
Put another way, this sport confounds sheiks and scions of American dynasties who drop millions of dollars in futile efforts to breed a...