| Jun 25, 2014
| 8:44 AM
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...
| Jun 20, 2014
| 4:49 AM
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...
| Jun 20, 2014
| 9:54 AM
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...
| Jun 19, 2014
| 9:29 AM
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."
| Jun 4, 2014
| 10:08 AM
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,...
| Jun 3, 2014
| 11:55 AM
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-...
| Jun 2, 2014
| 12:27 PM
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...
| Jun 5, 2014
| 7:48 AM
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...
| Jun 7, 2014
| 3:43 AM
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...
| Jun 6, 2014
| 3:22 PM
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...
| Jun 6, 2014
| 1:14 PM
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.
| Jun 18, 2014
| 7:39 AM
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...