| Jan 18, 2013
| 5:59 AM
Not sure what's better -- the auditions or the nutty antics between Nicki Minaj and Mariah Carey? Regardless of which, this season has proven to be very entertaining so far.
Auditions were held in the Windy City -- the same town that gave us Jennifer...
| May 14, 2013
| 2:14 PM
Angie Miller and her steely-eyed focus transmitted into the homes of 10-plus million American Idol viewers won her 50,000 followers in the Twitterverse the week of the show's Top 10 reveal -- nearly 18,000 more social media fans than her next highest...
| Mar 26, 2013
| 5:43 AM
When the floor of the Recher Theatre was still filled with pool tables and high-top tables, a local cover band named Plunge was among the first bands to perform as the club transitioned to a music venue in 1999.
After Mike Ruocco, a former member of...
| 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...
| Mar 10, 2014
| 8:08 AM
March 10, 2014 - Burbank, CA - Multi-platinum, Grammy-nominated bands Goo Goo Dolls and Daughtry will hit the road in June for an extensive summer amphitheatre and arena tour. Also on the bill, performing an acoustic set, are...
| Feb 6, 2014
If you're still suffering from holidays hangover, brace yourself: Universal Studios' Mardi Gras is back, and it's bigger.
This year's celebration, starting Saturday, runs on 20 select nights spread over four months — from before Valentine's Day...
| Feb 19, 2014
| 1:09 PM
This week, “American Idol” continued its bid to win back viewers' hearts with yet another jolt to its format.
Billed as "Rush Week," the high-stakes round started the season's live shows, and was the first time finalists would sing for...
| Jan 23, 2014
| 2:31 PM
Those looking for evidence that commercial rock 'n' roll music as we have known it — the kind featuring an electric guitarist — is in a coma need only examine a few recent incidents for proof.
Most prominently, the major nominations for...
| Feb 9, 2014
| 4:32 PM
It looks like "American Idol" is bringing back some of its more successful alumni back into the fold to help out the new crop of talent in Season 13, with Chris Daughtry and Adam Lambert stepping in as mentors....
| Feb 19, 2014
| 8:53 AM
The transition in each "American Idol" season from the recorded, edited shows — auditions, Hollywood Week and the like — to the live shows is always a little jarring, sort of like stepping off a moving sidewalk onto stationary ground. It can...
| Feb 20, 2014
| 8:43 AM
The second night of "American Idol's" Rush Week, on which 15 male contestants showed up ready to sing, though only 10 would be invited to do so, went much more smoothly than the first. Of course, it wasn't a terribly high bar to surmount.
Like the women...
| Nov 27, 2013
| 12:30 PM
Lacking any serious competition, Eminem's "The Marshall Mathers LP 2" bounced back to No. 1 on the U.S. album chart after ceding the position to Lady Gaga in last week's frame.
The rapper's Interscope album reclaimed the top rung with a 120,000-copy...