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  • Center Stage to premiere musical about Bob Marley by Kwame Kwei-Armah

    Center Stage to premiere musical about Bob Marley by Kwame Kwei-Armah
    When Center Stage announced its 2014-2015 season months ago, there was one TBA on the schedule. The company announced Tuesday that the missing piece is the world premiere of "Marley," a musical about the Jamaican reggae sensation Bob Marley, written and...
  • 'Sunday in the Park with George' gets rewarding revival from Signature Theatre

    'Sunday in the Park with George' gets rewarding revival from Signature Theatre
    Has any creator in the realm of musical theater ever considered each syllable of text, each note and harmonic turn as deeply as Stephen Sondheim? His intense focus, his drive to find and express inner truths about the complexities of life, art and heart...
  • For these musicians, a fateful first listen

    For these musicians, a fateful first listen
    Music's communicative power — "such sweet compulsion," Milton called it — has been known to change lives. Hearing the right piece at the right time can make a person start to think and feel differently, maybe start down a new path. In a...
  • Baltimore native Kevin Liles is a big hit in music and beyond

    Baltimore native Kevin Liles is a big hit in music and beyond
    NEW YORK CITY— Kevin Liles is riding high. On a bright August afternoon, the Baltimore-born entertainment mogul is ensconced 35 stories above midtown Manhattan, enjoying lunch at one of the city's most exclusive hotels, the Mandarin Oriental....
  • Datebook

    Sunday, Aug. 17 Summer concert The Shamrogues perform at 5 p.m. at Historic London Town and Gardens, 839 Londontown Road in Edgewater. Free admission; suggested donation of $10. Bring blankets and lawn chairs and enjoy the gardens while listening to...
  • Annapolis Summer garden embraces the bright side of 'Spamalot'

    Annapolis Summer garden embraces the bright side of 'Spamalot'
    Annapolis Summer Garden Theatre is capping its season with "Monty Python's Spamalot" an irreverent retelling of the quest for the Holy Grail. The silliness of "Spamalot" is totally at home in Summer Garden's outdoor theater, where a lively cast delivers...
  • The downside of ending electronic dance music concerts [Letter]

    In the second most dangerous city in the country, your letter writers should not be too concerned with kids doing drugs ("After deaths at Merriweather, Moonrise Festival should be canceled," Aug. 7). Their concern is admirable, but if you were to cancel...
  • After deaths following Merriweather concert, dance music festival bans bracelets some say are linked to drug culture

    After deaths following Merriweather concert, dance music festival bans bracelets some say are linked to drug culture
    Following the deaths of two concert goers in Columbia earlier this month, promoters of a traveling music festival have banned a number of items including bright, decorative, chunky bracelets known as "kandi," which is popular among electronic dance...
  • 'Harm reduction' approach key to preventing deaths at electronic dance music events [Letter]

    'Harm reduction' approach key to preventing deaths at electronic dance music events [Letter]
    Thank you for your insightful editorial on August 5th, advocating for a harm reduction approach to drug use at electronic dance music (EDM) events ("High risk high," Aug. 5). As the mother of a college student who died of a heat stroke last summer after...
  • Songwriter keeps many balls in the air

    Songwriter keeps many balls in the air
    In that she's actually making a living as a songwriter and performer in Nashville, Sara Beck has beaten the odds. In her latest pursuits, however, one might think she's pressing her luck. Beck, the first-time mother of a not-quite-2-year-old daughter,...
  • Turnout for Catonsville's Frederick Road Fridays concert series grows

    Turnout for Catonsville's Frederick Road Fridays concert series grows
    With a lower turnout due to the threat of rain, a crowd just shy of 1,000 packed the parking lot at the Mews on Mellor for a recent Frederick Road Fridays event, which has seen its greatest attendance since it began in 2008. That a count of more than...
  • At Moonrise Festival, Kaskade and Bassnectar live up to headliner status

    At Moonrise Festival, Kaskade and Bassnectar live up to headliner status
    This past weekend, the security check-lines for the inaugural Moonrise Festival — which took place on Saturday and Sunday at Pimlico Race Course — looked like a sea of tie-dye, furry boots, baggy pants and T-shirts emblazoned with various DJ...