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Linda Kellar seemed too young for dementia, the slow-forming disease that erodes the memories of people usually much older than the then-54-year-old housewife. But in 2009 that's what doctors found to be the cause of Kellar's severe agitation, memory...
Toby's Dinner Theatre of Columbia often delivers the unexpected — even in a show called "Hot Nostalgia II," billed as "an original musical review." It's all that and more, featuring a kaleidoscope of musical moments from the 1920s through the...
Shirley Reingold, who managed the early R&B vocal group The Orioles and wrote their 1948 hit song "It's Too Soon to Know," died of heart disease Oct. 10 at Aventura Hospital in Aventura, Fla. The native Baltimorean was 89. She was known professionally as...
The choice of Brian McKnight for headliner at Artscape is not the only poor decision made by the Baltimore Office of Promotion and the Arts ("X-rated songs by Artscape headliner stir controversy," July 19). They also nearly eliminated jazz from the...
Tags: Music, Artscape, Charles Street, Eubie Blake, Chick Webb
It isn't unusual for students to remember the impact a teacher had on them well into adulthood, but on Saturday, many students of former Baltimore music teacher Lucille Marcus Brooks had an unusual opportunity to tell her — more than a half-...
Seven decades later, retired Baltimore Circuit Judge Thomas Ward still remembers the details of his Baltimore Sun paper route, calling the Windsor Hills terrain "horrible." For $2.40 a week, 4 a.m. to 6:30 a.m., Monday through Saturday, he walked. His...
The Baltimore SunFrom Norman Rockwell and Leonard Bernstein to Baltimore's Cab Calloway, no one does biography like "American Masters" on PBS. I've been reviewing these superb productions for all of the 26 seasons that "American Masters" has been on the air, and have...
Who knew that Baltimore had such happy feet? Three icons of tap dance who were famous nationwide — known colloquially as Baby Laurence, Buster Brown and Hawk — were born in Charm City and first perfected the "shim sham" and "cramp roll" and...
It's not often in judging the biography of a great artist that you can just pick up the phone and call one of the people who knew him best — and remains a principal keeper of the historical flame. But that is exactly the case with Cab Calloway, the...
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"History is the greatest narrative," the Rev. Heber Brown III told more than 20 people in the pews Feb. 17 at Pleasant Hope Baptist Church. The church held a Black History Month event that was billed as "a celebration of north Baltimore's black history,"...
By day she is Lily Hindrew, but by night she is burlesque seductress Nona Narcisse. The 26-year-old from Santa Fe, N.M., is one of the producers of Slow Burn Burlesque, a professional dance and variety show based in New Orleans. Once a fashion student,...
Tags: Frank Sinatra, Al Pacino, Apple iPod, Ella Fitzgerald
It takes a Big Band sound to battle the disco, punk, thrash rock, heavy metal and country-pop now dominating national soundtracks. But that's exactly what the Zim Zemarel Band has done in the greater Baltimore area for the better part of 50 years. And...
Tags: Music, YouTube, Entertainment Events, Annapolis, Benny Goodman
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