| Jan 29, 2012
| 1:26 PM
Calvert Hall's Vocal Program will travel to New York City, April 11-15, to perform an afternoon concert at St. Paul's Chapel at Ground Zero and in a festival chorus at Carnegie Hall.
The choir will have a performance and clinic with Dr. David DeVenney,...
| Oct 18, 2012
| 1:17 PM
Shirley Reingold, who managed the early R&B vocal group The Orioles and wrote their 1948 hit song "It's Too Soon to Know," died of heart disease Oct. 10 at Aventura Hospital in Aventura, Fla. The native Baltimorean was 89.
She was known professionally as...
| Oct 29, 2012
| 8:16 AM
Barbara Cook approaches a song from the inside out, judging the weight of each measure, the point behind each word in a lyric. So when she sings, she starts from a place where there's nothing but truth. No artifice, no exaggeration, no self-aggrandizing...
| Aug 22, 2012
| 4:22 AM
Dan Deacon is obsessed with the apocalypse.
From a dilapidated couch in his Station North practice space, the city's most well known electronic musician and composer quickly rattles off grim crises: the United States' "growing military stronghold," drone...
| May 30, 2012
You probably categorize your life by the milestone events that have occurred. I like to call mine "Chuck's Great Adventure: XYZ."
It wasn't always this way. I remember the time I was sent on an overseas assignment when I was in the Air Force. It was more...
| May 31, 2012
| 6:54 AM
Late last night, Baltimore noise-maestro Dan Deacon took to Twitter to point fans to "Lots," the first song from his forthcoming album, "America," due Aug. 28 on Domino.
Deacon, the most recognizable face of Baltimore's Wham City art collective, has been...
| Sep 4, 2012
| 3:10 PM
Dust off the tuxedos, pull out the pearls and get ready to celebrate a new dance season with anniversaries, reunions, holiday performances and a masked ball here in Howard County.
Around this time of year, Kathi Ferguson puts on a seasonal dance show for...
| Jul 13, 2012
| 5:48 AM
Blame it on Lawrence Welk.
If you're unfamiliar with that name, members of the American Accordionists' Association will give you an extra-warm welcome to their festival in Baltimore this week.
Accordionists in this country have long struggled with the...
| Mar 24, 2011
| 1:17 PM
John Darnielle moved for the first time in seven years last summer. His moves are unique, not just because they're rare, but because they typically precipitate a new musical direction.
"For me moving, is always a big opportunity. It's just a enough of...
| Oct 3, 2011
| 5:35 PM
Stop scheduling fundraising events and benefits on Saturday night.
Especially stop scheduling food-focused fundraising events that require the presence of restaurant staff and chefs on a Saturday night. But I want the symphony, the museums and the...
| Sep 29, 2011
| 11:32 AM
Three years ago, the Mendelssohn Piano Trio opened the season for Columbia's Sundays at Three chamber music series. The group's performance went over so well that the series decided to have them back again to open this year's season opener on Oct. 2.
| Nov 11, 2011
At the age of 16, a French villager named Jeanne d'Arc responded to what she said were the voices of saints, exhorting her to take up arms against English invaders. Dressed in male clothing, she led troops to victory in battle after battle before being...