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  • Westowne students perform black American culture dances

    Westowne students perform black American culture dances
    The culmination of several months work will be on display Friday when 19 students at Westowne Elementary School take the stage for 75-minute performance scheduled to begin at 10 a.m. Catonsville Middle school sixth-graders Ryan Ritzes and Luke Pound,...
  • Columbia Festival mines its silver anniversary

    Columbia Festival mines its silver anniversary
    More than 30,000 people are expected to converge on downtown Columbia from June 15-30 for the 25th annual Columbia Festival of the Arts. Most of them will be heading to see the free LakeFest events Friday through Sunday, while others will come during the...
  • Local doctor was classmate of Whitney Houston

    Local doctor was classmate of Whitney Houston
    It wasn't scandalous by tabloid standards, but it was a rebellious act for the young women at the Mount Saint Dominic Academy, a small all-girls Catholic high school in New Jersey. Whitney Houston, class of 1981, sometimes wore mismatched socks and rolled...
  • Like/Dislike: The Bellevederes, old-school cover band

    Like/Dislike: The Bellevederes, old-school cover band
    In a city where new bands pop up every week, you have to find a way to stand out — especially if you're a cover band. But for the Bellevederes, finding a niche in the old-school music scene seemed almost effortless. Wanting a name representing...
  • Lira and Rashida Jolley are setting the music world on fire

    Two singers I had never heard in concert performed in the area last month, and I was so glad I changed my plans at the last minute to go to the shows because they were amazing. One is South African singer Lira who performed at Ramshead in Annapolis...
  • 'Dancing with the Stars': Tuesday's results

     
    Tonight during Dancing with the Stars, I felt like I was watching American Idol. The show was jam-packed with singers; Aretha Franklin and John Legend performed. Also singing was Julianne Hough, and I have to say, I was impressed. She......
  • 'American Idol' heads to Louisville

     
    Boy, I hope tonight's American Idol is better than last night's. What a yawn-fest that was. We saw eight people, two of whom were pretty good and two of whom shouldn't have gotten through and three of whom were totally......
  • Kansas City, here 'American Idol' comes

     
    Before I get started with the coverage of tonight's American Idol, how about a little Wednesday-evening quarterbacking on last night's show?The big buzz today seemed to be all about Ryan Seacrest trying to high-five blind contestant Scott Macintyre....
  • 'American Idol': First 12 semifinalists perform

     
    Tonight, the first 12 of the 36 semifinalists on American Idol will take to the stage -- live! And sorry, y'all. Jamar Rogers is still not on the list of semifinalists, but he is in the audience. (There was a......
  • 'American Idol' recap: Top 10 women perform

     
    Tonight, the Top 10 women take to the stage on American Idol, and, as with the guys, I am hoping for some improvements over last week. Crystal Bowersox, who is out of the hospital and feeling OK, shares that she......
  • Empowerment Temple members make most of botched inauguration plans

    Mitzi McCain's huge hopes for Inauguration Day included a grand gospel brunch at a Washington hotel in the heart of Pennsylvania Avenue's pomp and pageantry. Jumbo television screens on three spacious levels would broadcast President Barack Obama's...
  • Obama takes his place in history

    Barack Obama took his place as the 44th president of the United States under a bright January sky yesterday, painting the dark national moment in unsparing terms and exhorting Americans to respond by taking greater responsibility for themselves, the...