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  • Datebook

    Monday, July 2 Movie time The Columbia Association Summer Lakefront Film Festival continues with "The Smurfs" (rated PG) at 8:30 p.m. at the Columbia Town Center Lakefront off Little Patuxent Parkway. Admission and parking are free. For more information,...
  • In unpublished interview, Etta James talks about performing in Baltimore, Sam Cooke, and her legacy

    In unpublished interview, Etta James talks about performing in Baltimore, Sam Cooke, and her legacy
    In 2007, legendary singer Etta James was booked for the PAETEC Jazz Festival in downtown Baltimore. I interviewed her a few weeks before the show -- but she later had to back out due to health problems. Here is part of the interview, which was never...
  • Review: Nicholas Rodriguez at Orlando Cabaret Festival

    Review: Nicholas Rodriguez at Orlando Cabaret Festival
    Nicholas Rodriguez is a bit of a tease. The Broadway actor, headlining this weekend at the Orlando Cabaret Festival, has titled his show "The First Time…" and the preshow publicity coyly reminds us that "You always remember your first time…"...
  • 'American Idol' recap: Last stop, Omaha!

    'American Idol' recap: Last stop, Omaha!
    "American Idol" handed out a few final golden tickets -- 21 of them, to be precise -- as it wrapped up its Season 13 auditions on Thursday in Omaha. Along the way, Keith Urban reconnected with an old pal he hadn't seen in years, Harry Connick Jr. had...
  • I saw a Saint dancing at BET's 'Golden Soul'

    I saw a Saint dancing at BET's 'Golden Soul'
    I saw a saint on Sunday night. He danced with another saint. And, for the record, the dance was not entirely chaste. So are saints allowed to dance? Well, at Black Ensemble Theater, dance they do. And why not? The saints in question here were of...
  • Video: A song from 'Chicago's Golden Soul'

    Video: A song from 'Chicago's Golden Soul'
    This week’s Theater Loop Showcase is “Chicago’s Golden Soul.” Currently playing at Black Ensemble Theater, the energetic and informative show is a revue of the many songs recorded in Chicago during the city’s heyday as a soul...
  • No Snow Ball: Oh, Zsuzsanna

    No Snow Ball: Oh, Zsuzsanna
    A sincere student of greats such as Robert Johnson, John Lee Hooker and Muddy Waters, singer and multitalented musician ZZ Ward has a name that seems ripped from a yellowing poster for some Chicago nightclub summit of old fedora-ed blues guys. Perhaps...
  • 'Muscle Shoals' review: Behind the great, great music

    'Muscle Shoals' review: Behind the great, great music
    ***1/2 (out of four) Go see “Muscle Shoals”—seriously, don’t miss it—and watch the way the seats bob up and down. That’s viewers unable to resist tapping their feet. Don’t be surprised if some get up and dance....
  • Broadway Review: 'A Night With Janis Joplin'

    As a musical biography, "A Night With Janis Joplin" is pretty much a bust. The book by Randy Johnson, who also helmed, skims lightly over the singer's Texas childhood and her tenure with Big Brother and the Holding Company, with nary a word about her...
  • Janis Joplin to receive star on the Walk of Fame

    Janis Joplin to receive star on the Walk of Fame
    Janis Joplin, who died 43 years ago, was an active recording musician for only three years. She produced four studio albums, a mere two of which were under her own name, and only three of which came out in her lifetime. She composed a handful of songs,...
  • New Documentary Celebrates The Muscle Shoals Sound

    New Documentary Celebrates The Muscle Shoals Sound
    The final verse of Lynyrd Skynyrd’s 1974 hit single “Sweet Home Alabama” — “Muscle Shoals has got the Swampers / and they've been known to pick a song or two” — probably confused generations of pre-Wikipedia radio...
  • 'Sherlock' returns Jan. 19 to PBS

    'Sherlock' returns Jan. 19 to PBS
    Mark Jan. 19 in your calendar, folks. That's the date "Sherlock" returns to PBS. The network Wednesday announced its winter/spring schedule, which also reminds fans that Season 4 of "Downton Abbey" will air at 8 p.m. CT Jan. 5 through Feb. 23. In the new...