| Feb 14, 2012
| 11:19 AM
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...
| Feb 27, 2012
| 4:54 PM
"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,...
| Mar 8, 2012
| 10:47 AM
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...
| Feb 10, 2010
| 4:22 AM
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......
| Jun 23, 2012
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...
| Sep 27, 2012
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...
| Nov 29, 2012
| 4:32 PM
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...
| Mar 15, 2013
| 4:24 AM
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......
| Jun 18, 2012
| 4:37 PM
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...
| Oct 16, 2012
| 1:30 PM
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
Not laughing or blowing his treasured trumpet. The great...
| Oct 19, 2012
| 7:27 AM
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...
| Oct 23, 2012
| 2:52 PM
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.