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  • Arbutus Library visitors find scavenger hunt a fun way to learn during Black History Month

    Arbutus Library visitors find scavenger hunt a fun way to learn during Black History Month
    It's a big area to search. As the second-newest branch of the Baltimore County Public Library, the Arbutus Library features 25,000 square feet of space for more 110,000 items, several meeting rooms and a large computer area, as well as areas for...
  • Songs for choreography by Westowne Elementary School students

    "Hoe Emma Hoe" — slaves' work song, 1800s "Kind Hearted Woman Blues" — Robert Johnson, recorded 1936 "Heartbreak Hotel" — Elvis Presley, recorded 1956 "Let's Call the Whole Thing Off" — Ella Fitzgerald and Louis Armstrong,...
  • Tapping into Maryland's rich dance history

    Tapping into Maryland's rich dance history
    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...
  • 'American Idol': Ellen DeGeneres makes her debut

     
    It's Hollywood Week on American Idol, and a few things are happening. First, the 181 finalists will be trimmed down to 12 guys and 12 girls. Second, new judge Ellen DeGeneres is finally making her debut.In the Kodak Theater, the......
  • Richard Adler dies at 90; co-wrote '50s Broadway hits

    Composer and lyricist Richard Adler, who ruled Broadway for a few glorious years in the 1950s when he co-wrote the scores to "The Pajama Game" and "Damn Yankees," two of the most popular American musicals, died Thursday at his home in Southampton, N.Y. He...
  • Andy Williams dies at 84; 'Moon River' singer

    Andy Williams dies at 84; 'Moon River' singer
    Andy Williams' signature hit song from the early 1960s was no accident of timing. Audrey Hepburn sang it first in the 1961 film "Breakfast at Tiffany's," and it was nominated for an Oscar. But when the producers of the Academy Awards show asked...
  • Holiday music specials on TV 2012

     
    Updated Nov. 30, 2012, 12:15pm CT You know it's the holiday season when the sounds of joyous carols fill the air (and sometimes those sounds start even earlier than the holiday season, with many radio stations kicking into Christmas mode the day after...
  • A gem of an interview with Jewel: Singer talks about Greatest Hits, career, future

     
    Singer songwriter Jewel says that as early as 1999, when she had released just two albums, she wanted to do a greatest hits album. And she easily could have. Her 1996 debut album, “Pieces of You,” had produced three Top......
  • Joe Smith's candid artist talks heading to Library of Congress

     
    Classic-film fans know all about Frank Capra’s 1941 political treatise “Meet John Doe.” Soon, music lovers will have the chance to “Meet Joe Smith,” and in the process get a little closer to dozens of the most important...
  • Terry Teachout's New Play About Louis Armstrong Shows the Man Behind the Trumpet

    Terry Teachout's New Play About Louis Armstrong Shows the Man Behind the Trumpet
    Satchmo at the Waldorf By Terry Teachout. Directed by Gordon Edelstein. Through Nov. 4 at the Long Wharf Theatre, 222 Sargent Dr., New Haven. (203) 787-4282, longwharf.org   Enter, coughing. Not laughing or blowing his treasured trumpet. The great...
  • Hampton Roads Jazz All Stars, hometown bass great James Genus to play Downing-Gross Nov. 1

    Hampton Roads Jazz All Stars, hometown bass great James Genus to play Downing-Gross Nov. 1
    Keeping Jazz Alive, a local group that supports jazzy activities and scholarship in the region, is throwing what promises to be a memorable jam at the Downing-Gross Cultural Arts Center in Newport News. Bob Ransom and The Hampton Roads Jazz All Stars...
  • A shining night with Golden Afternoon

    A shining night with Golden Afternoon
    If Tom Waits and Ella Fitzgerald had a baby, it would be Golden Afternoon. The Huntington Beach band performed a set of unique and creative songs, as well as covers, to an intimate crowd at the Detroit Bar in Costa Mesa on Monday night. The band...