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The greatest commencement address ever is now more than three decades old. And it's safe to say it will never be surpassed or even equaled. It belongs to the ages. In 1979, its author summed up the condition of modern man by noting that, quote, more than...
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Sun ReporterHometown: College Park Current members: Nick Hitchens, vocals; Jared Rosenbaum, keyboards; Tony Amoyal, guitar; Randy Coleman, bass guitar; Adam Soffrin, drums; Jason Budman, percussion; Mike Martin, baritone sax; Mario D'Ambrosio, tenor sax; Daniel...
Baltimoresun.com StaffComplete list of nominees in 108 categories announced Thursday for the 48th annual Grammy Awards, to be presented Feb. 8 in Los Angeles: 1. Record of the Year "We Belong Together," Mariah Carey "Feel Good Inc.," Gorillaz featuring De La Soul "Boulevard...
Sun Pop Music Critic1972. Terrorists took hostages at the Munich Olympics. The Watergate scandal broke and the Vietnam War was coming to a close. In pop, Curtis Mayfield, Marvin Gaye, Carole King and Stevie Wonder all dropped masterpieces - Superfly, What's Going On,...
AUSTIN, Texas -- On the last night of this year's South by Southwest music festival -- when many attendees were probably thinking about spending the next several weeks lying down in a quiet room -- Prince threw a party that nobody wanted to leave....
RedEye special contributor***1/2 (out of four) When you're in love, there's no way to look cool. In theory, love's a graceful, sophisticated experience, but in practice it's full of silly pet names and stupid inside jokes – things that make the other person laugh and...
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Was Aretha Franklin's concert at Harrison Opera House in Norfolk on Saturday a triumphant romp through R&B history or an expensive disappointment? That depends, I suppose, on your expectations. Franklin, 70, brought a big band to Norfolk. There were...
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RedEye Sound BoardCody Chesnutt believes in taking his time. He earned widespread critical praise for his first album, the lo-fi, double disc “The Headphone Masterpiece” in 2002, when Chesnutt also lent his voice to the Roots’ “The Seed 2.0”-...
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For Lupe Fiasco, it was in some ways a heartbreaking year. In an interview last summer with MTV he broke down as he watched a 2006 video of himself and friends in his old West Side neighborhood, the laughter and easy camaraderie undercut by the...
After a hearty "1, 2, 3, 4!" Bruce Springsteen and the E Street Band dived into "Land of Hope of Dreams," in which the rocker opened "121212: The Concert for Sandy Relief" on an inspiring note, singing: Leave behind your sorrows Let this day be the last...
Meshell Ndegeocello's place in pop culture has shrunk since her mid-'90s days on MTV. But her talent has only grown. In October the New York-based singer-bassist released the stunningly beautiful "Pour Une Âme Souveraine," a collection of songs written or...
Luck: The Complete First Season HBO, $59.99; Blu-ray, $79.98 The HBO horse-racing drama "Luck" was canceled after several animals died during the course of the production — which is unfortunate because of the loss of the horses and the loss of...
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