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  • Vinny Vegas tames the 'Whale'

    Vinny Vegas tames the 'Whale'
    Names are not what they seem for the Baltimore rock quintet Vinny Vegas. Start with the band's name: It is not the alter ego of lead singer Scott Siskind, but rather an obscure reference to a professional wrestler from the early '90s. Then there's the...
  • Brandy headlines Baltimore's African American Festival

    Brandy headlines Baltimore's African American Festival
    The comeback narrative is well-trodden pop-music territory: Disappear from public consciousness once the hits stop coming, toil away in the studio quietly for an extended period and then surprise everyone with a major splash of new material. In the rare...
  • Michael Hersch's first opera an unconventional take on life and death

    Michael Hersch's first opera an unconventional take on life and death
    Michael Hersch composes music of sobering complexity -- lots of jagged melodic lines, thorny harmonies, quick-shifting rhythms. But even at its densest, his intense work communicates in a way that can make a listener feel privy to Hersch's innermost...
  • 'So You Think You Can Dance' recap, Atlanta auditions

    'So You Think You Can Dance' recap, Atlanta auditions
    Here we are in Atlanta. You can tell the auditions were in winter, as there is only a narrow window for wearing scarves in Georgia. Joining Nigel Lythgoe and Mary Murphy is Lil Buck, a Memphis-based dancer known for a style called "jookin." Mariah...
  • Eric Hutchinson added to Silopanna Music Festival lineup

    Eric Hutchinson added to Silopanna Music Festival lineup
    UPDATE: Singer/songwriter Eric Hutchinson, who grew up in Takoma Park and released his latest album ("Pure Fiction") in April, has been named the final addition to the Silopanna Music Festival lineup. ------ Get ready, Anne Arundel County Fairgrounds,...
  • Long Reach students write graduation anthem

    Long Reach students write graduation anthem
    For Long Reach High School students, Pomp and Circumstance wasn't the only graduation anthem on their minds last week. Thanks to a group of five seniors, Long Reach's Class of 2014 had a graduation theme written by their classmates. "It was a coming-...
  • 'Sister Act' brings nuns and disco together

    'Sister Act' brings nuns and disco together
    Singing nuns have always proved irresistible. There was the Belgian sensation who made "Dominique" a chart-topper in the 1960s, Today, there's Sister Cristina Scuccia, the Sicilian star of Italian TV and YouTube who belts out Alicia Keys songs, and...
  • 'Sister Act' lifts the spirit at the Hippodrome

    'Sister Act' lifts the spirit at the Hippodrome
    The timing couldn't be better. Just as "Sister Act," the musical based on the hit movie from 1992, rolled into Baltimore with habits flying and vocal cords pumping, Sister Cristina Scuccia was getting ready to win the "The Voice of Italy" TV competition...
  • Affecting pairing of Adams, Beethoven from the Baltimore Symphony

    Affecting pairing of Adams, Beethoven from the Baltimore Symphony
    A year after 9/11, the New York Philharmonic premiered "On the Transmigration of Souls," a reflective work for chorus and orchestra by John Adams that incorporates words and phrases from messages posted near the site of the World Trade Center, from...
  • After 50 years, Md. Youth Symphony Orchestra founder steps down

    After 50 years, Md. Youth Symphony Orchestra founder steps down
    Angelo Gatto spoke softly and carried a small baton, but the slender 92-year-old conductor had no trouble getting respect from the musicians of the Maryland Youth Symphony Orchestra rehearsing for Saturday's milestone concert. The milestone is Gatto's...
  • Award-winning young quartet serves up classics

    If the Wasmuth Quartet is not a familiar name, that's precisely the reason why the Candlelight Concert Society is presenting this young chamber music ensemble on Sunday, June 15, at 3:30 p.m. at Howard Community College's Smith Theatre. This season-...
  • Benefit of community bands is not just for music lovers [Eagle Archives]

    Benefit of community bands is not just for music lovers [Eagle Archives]
    Even as spring struggled to get to its feet one Sunday afternoon last month, a nostalgic audience was marching down memory lane, led by members and guests of the William F. Myers' Sons Band and the heart-warming sounds that have been produced by community...