| Sep 18, 2014
| 11:32 AM
During this week 27 years ago, the second NFL player strike began, Bruce Willis won his first Emmy (for "Moonlighting") and the following songs were the most popular in America, according to Billboard's Hot 100 chart archive.
10. "U Got the Look," the...
| Mar 27, 2014
| 4:09 PM
Ozzy Osbourne has endorsed soda, a cellphone and even imitation butter spread. But one product the Prince of Darkness apparently does not approve of is Ozzy, the Belgian-style strong pale ale made by the Baltimore-based company The Brewer's Art.
| Dec 2, 2013
| 3:25 PM
Jonathan W. "JP" Pine Jr., a longtime editor at Lippincott Williams & Wilkins/Wolters Kluwer Health who had been active in several patriotic organizations, died Thursday of lymphoma at the National Institutes of Health in Bethesda.
The Roland Park...
| Nov 14, 2013
| 4:08 PM
There's a boogie board in his basement, a mountain bike in the garage and a black lab named Jake at the back door, begging for a five-mile walk. At 69, Elmer Collett doesn't want for things to do.
A pile of firewood needs splitting, the motors on both...
| Dec 10, 2012
| 12:07 PM
Some might see an odd destiny — if not exactly Jerry Garcia’s “long strange trip” — in the formation of the 3-year-old Jazz Docs band.
Its five members form a sort of Venn diagram — with Ellicott City dentist Hank...
| Sep 13, 2014
| 1:28 PM
Kudos to ArtsQuest for bringing back Splintered Sunlight, a Grateful Dead tribute band, to the Levitt Pavilion on Sept. 4. The size of the crowd, of all ages, proves once again that the music of Jerry Garcia is the ultimate celebration of life. At a...
| Sep 8, 2014
| 8:35 AM
MAROON 5 V (222 Records/Interscope, 3 1/2 stars)
After the commercially successful but artistically empty Overexposed, Maroon 5 gets their mojo back on V. The band is hitting on all cylinders on this more organic album. It opens with the strong, springy,...
| Sep 6, 2014
| 10:00 AM
Warning: The Grateful Dead is the focus of this story, so there will certainly be skeptics from the outset. After all, the San Francisco band, with its extended improvised excursions, is as polarizing a group as there ever has been.
Those not already...
| Sep 2, 2014
| 9:30 AM
The roots of bluegrass music in Connecticut run deeper than you'd expect.
There's an active bluegrass association (ctbluegrass.org) that provides all the details: local and regional bands, upcoming concerts, jam sessions — even rules on how to jam...
| Aug 6, 2014
More Musikfest musings at the festival’s halfway point. Noise bleedover There has been a noise conflict between Musikfest’s Steel Stage and Americaplatz at Levitt Pavilion (and the Musikfest Café) ever since the festival’s South...
| Aug 12, 2014
| 10:45 PM
The Sports Xchange
By Dave Del Grande, The Sports Xchange
White Sox 3, Giants 2 (10 innings)
SAN FRANCISCO -- Second baseman Gordon Beckham singled home Moises Sierra with two outs in the top of the 10th inning Tuesday night, rallying the Chicago White...
| Aug 7, 2014
| 7:32 AM
Poland has had a productive film industry for decades, but a troubled one. Many early films were destroyed during the Nazi occupation. Afterward, during the Communist era, many films were made, but it was rare to see them outside of Poland.