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Sun ReporterCab Calloway, the swing-era singer, actor and bandleader who soared to national popularity in the '30s and '40s on the strength of such hits as "Minnie the Moocher" and "It Ain't Necessarily So," has died at the age of 86. The Baltimore-bred musician...
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Sun ReporterWebb's rhythms got crowds moving and shaking Baltimore drummer became jazz legend -------------------- When Chick Webb - the nationally famous swing-era jazz drummer whose "Stompin' at the Savoy" was defined by long and furious riffs that drove crowds...
REGINA Wright Bruce arrives from a distance of 42 years. She wears a smile of spiritual wonder. She stands in this throng of delighted people at the grand opening of the Reginald F. Lewis Museum of Maryland African American History and Culture, and her...
Special to Baltimoresun.comDid you know Tori Amos received a citation from the Mayor of Baltimore for a song about the 1980 Orioles? Or, that before Tupac Shakur was "West Coast," he was "East Coast" and a student at the Baltimore School of the Arts? Baltimore has been home to a...
Special To The SunTry to peg the character of U Street, the revitalized and once-again trendy corridor in Northwest D.C., and you may have to check your watch. That's because this urban renaissance district has two distinct personalities, as different as night and day....
Special to Baltimoresun.comWhile you may be coming to Maryland to earn your fame and fortune, the majority of the Free State natives listed below took their talents elsewhere. The exceptions are marked with asterisks. Actors/actresses Bess Armstrong, John Astin, John Wilkes Booth,...
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Baltimoresun.com StaffEric P. Grubman simply couldn't compete with the nearby drilling. "Going forward ...," he began at a news conference earlier today announcing the festivities surrounding Tuesday's opening of the $62 million Hippodrome Performing Arts Center on the west...
Sun StaffNext month, Charles McDaniels will graduate from Frederick Douglass High School, the alma mater of civil rights attorney and former Supreme Court Justice Thurgood Marshall. McDaniels' graduation date will come 50 years and a month after Marshall, then...
Staff WriterAl Jolson can still pack them in the theater, 86 years after ushering in "the talkies" and 63 years after his death. At least that's the idea with the tribute by The Broward County Film Society (also called FLiFF) to the man billed as "The World’s...
No high school in America did more to shape the sound of jazz than a magnificent edifice at 49th Street and Wabash Avenue, on the South Side of Chicago. Singer-pianist Nat "King" Cole, master vocalist Johnny Hartman, piano whiz Dorothy Donegan and...
Channel Guide MagazineHere are some of the notable new and returning TV specials, documentaries and movies airing in celebration of Black History Month 2013. All times are Eastern. Programming is subject to change; check back regularly for additions and updates. American...
It’s not easy to outdo Kirk Franklin. A major presence in gospel music since the mid 1990s, Franklin is known for his intensity on stage. He doesn’t sing a lot, but as a bandleader in the old-school Cab Calloway mode he does pretty much...
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