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  • Just-announced concerts

    KISS at the Verizon Center on Oct. 13. Buckcherry will be the opening act. Tickets go on sale Aug. 29. 410-547-7328 or ticketmaster.com. Bruce Hornsby and The Noisemakers with The Wood Brothers (featuring Chris Wood of Medeski, Martin and Wood) at the...
  • Talbot County grub and grit

     
    New York Times restaurant critic Sam Sifton fills today's review of a Greenwich Village restaurant with all sorts of Baltimore references, most related to The Wire.He mentions Wire characters Avon Barksdale and Stringer Bell. He ends the review by...
  • Baltimore perfect setting for 'He's Just Not That Into You'

    Baltimore perfect setting for 'He's Just Not That Into You'
    As far as the makers of He's Just Not That Into You are concerned, the biggest thing Baltimore had going for it - and the reason they set their movie here - is that it's not New York or Los Angeles or Chicago or any other big city where romantic...
  • Two Boots finding its footing

    Two Boots finding its footing
    Two Boots, the fun New York-based restaurant serving spicy Italian and Cajun food, has come to Baltimore. One location is open in Power Plant Live, across from Port Discovery, and the second is expected to open by December near the Maryland Institute...
  • Hey, Hon! It's John Waters

    BILLIE HOLIDAY called Baltimore a tough town. Frank Zappa moved away at the age of 10 and never came back. Edgar Allan Poe died here. John Wilkes Booth is buried here. But John Waters? John Waters, the one-time Pope of Trash, thrives on the place, and...
  • Tour guide adds dab of 'Hairspray' to her gift of gab

    Zippy Larson has always had a thing for obscure local history, but it's the act of sharing little-known facts with others that really gets her going. More than two decades have passed since she discovered this proclivity for dropping know- ledge, but the...
  • A new part, a brush with fame

    Aja Maria Johnson makes her Broadway debut Saturday in Hairspray. A month ago, the 12-year-old Baltimorean had never been to a Broadway show. Aja - who is dropping her last name and using only her first and middle names as her stage name - will be taking...
  • Actress takes heavy duty in stride

    A lot of overweight teens dream of losing weight and becoming stars. Nineteen-year-old Carly Jibson is rapidly achieving stardom - with the added bonus of being encouraged to keep her pleasingly round shape. Jibson heads the cast of the national...
  • 'Hairspray' may need one big fat trophy case

    NEW YORK - Hairspray was chosen best musical of the New York theater season and Take Me Out by Richard Greenberg was named best play in awards given Sunday by the Drama Desk, an organization of theater journalists and critics. Hairspray, based on the...
  • Baltimore's ambassador in 'Hairspray'

    First things first: The name is pronounced "DU-wayne." Actor Eric Anthony - the only bona fide Baltimore native in the cast of Hairspray, the hit Broadway musical set in 1960s Baltimore - is discussing the fictitious biography he has invented for his...
  • Vilanch might be next Edna Turnblad

    First there was Divine - the larger-than-life, cross-dressing star who created the role of Bawlamer matriarch Edna Turnblad in John Waters' 1988 movie Hairspray. Then Harvey Fierstein donned Edna's wig in the hit Broadway musical version. Now there's word...
  • 'Hairspray' is coming home, hon

    How do you bring Baltimore to Baltimore? With 10 semi-trailer trucks, 400 pairs of false eyelashes, six yards of feather boa trim, two mechanized rats and a lot of crossed fingers. Thirteen months after opening on Broadway and three months after winning...