| Oct 22, 2012
| 6:38 PM
The Baltimore Civic Center opened on Oct. 23, 1962, with the hometown debut of the Baltimore Clippers hockey team. This week, it celebrates the beginning of its 50th year with nine performances of "Disney on Ice."
In between, the arena has hosted the...
| Feb 24, 2013
| 4:00 AM
"The first kick I took was when I hit the ground." -- Bruce Springsteen, "Born in the USA."
So now, Jonah has received a lesson in How Things Are. He is 19 months old.
Sitting on his mother's lap on a recent Delta Airlines flight on approach to...
| Apr 14, 2013
| 4:00 AM
There are many things to say about Brad Paisley's new song.
The country music giant is under fire for "Accidental Racist," about a Starbucks employee who objects to Mr. Paisley's Confederate battle flag shirt. The song, Mr. Paisley's attempt to...
| Sep 9, 2012
| 3:00 AM
— Let's talk about the other speech.
No, not Bill Clinton's 48-minute stemwinder to the Democratic National Convention on Wednesday night that was so mesmerizing even Republicans praised it. Instead, let's offer a little nod of affirmation for...
| Jul 2, 2013
| 5:47 PM
Ticketmaster and other ticket sellers could add unlimited fees to the price of admission for concerts and sporting events under legislation approved by a key City Council committee on Tuesday.
The committee gutted a bill that sought to limit...
| Jul 5, 2013
| 10:00 AM
Frank Remesch, general manager of 1st Mariner Arena, suggests that Bruce Springsteen may skip Baltimore because of limits on convenience fees ("Ticketmaster fees could be unlimited with proposed law," July 3).
Mr. Springsteen has played Baltimore...
| Jul 21, 2012
Robert F. "Hop" Crooks, a retired Social Security Administration computer programmer, died Monday of complications from a massive epileptic seizure at Marshall Medical Center in Placerville, Calif.
The longtime Oella and Catonsville resident was 65....
| Jul 23, 2012
| 10:11 AM
After performing a free acoustic set at Fells Point's Sound Garden record store on Friday, New Jersey-based quartet the Gaslight Anthem performed to a sold-out crowd at Washington's U Street Music Hall. Intern Jake Fewster had this report:
The U Street...
| Jul 30, 2012
| 9:11 AM
For Towson rock musician Mike Ruocco, there's only one thing to do when your next list of upcoming tour dates is announced: You see when you're coming home.
"When you tour as extensively as I've done over the past 10 or so years, and you see the...
| Jul 13, 2012
| 5:48 AM
Blame it on Lawrence Welk.
If you're unfamiliar with that name, members of the American Accordionists' Association will give you an extra-warm welcome to their festival in Baltimore this week.
Accordionists in this country have long struggled with the...
| Jan 13, 2013
| 4:00 AM
I suddenly find myself concerned about my blackness.
It had never occurred to me to worry about it before. Then came the incident last month on ESPN's "First Take" program that initially got commentator Rob Parker suspended and then, last week, fired...
| Jan 11, 2013
| 7:39 PM
Bruce Springsteen's "Glory Days" boomed across a sea of purple, as several hundred Baltimore Ravens fans of all ages shimmied and shook and exchanged high-fives inside Looney's Pub North in Bel Air late Friday afternoon.
And there wasn't even a game yet!...