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  • Laurel Pop Festival was warm-up act for Woodstock in July 1969

    Laurel Pop Festival was warm-up act for Woodstock in July 1969
    The second half of the 1960s ushered in the era of music festivals — culminating with the granddaddy of them all, Woodstock, in August 1969. Other festivals that enjoyed huge attendance that year included pop festivals in Atlanta and Texas, 140,000 attendees each; the notorious Altamont Speedway Festival, 120,000; and the Newport Jazz Festival, 78,000.
  • Baltimore's Oscar connection 2013

    Baltimore's Oscar connection 2013
    Baltimore may not be Hollywood East, but once again, the Oscars include a distinctly Bawlamer element. Craig Bartholomew Strydom, writer of the Oscar-winning documentary "Searching for Sugar Man," lived in Baltimore until last year. Read about his...

    Passing on the torch of local arts

    Passing on the torch of local arts
    It was a great experience being arts editor in Howard County the past 25 years. This was a dream job for a guy like me and I can't believe I'm walking away from it this week with nary a kick nor a scream. I'll always treasure the opportunities the job...

    The strange case of the apostrophe (')

    Punctuation isn't something I spend much time thinking about, even though I make a living, in part, by writing and checking over what other people write. It's not to say I don't understand punctuation. As grammar people go, I'd say I'm punctuation...

    Baltimore and fighter John Rallo 'Must Love Cats'

    Baltimore and fighter John Rallo 'Must Love Cats'
    When the "Show Your Soft Side" campaign debuted last year, Baltimore learned that real tough guys treat animals with soft hands -- and people across the county took notice. They were impressed to hear about the likes of Raven Jarret Johnson, MMA...