| Jun 16, 2014
| 8:41 AM
Havre de Grace High School's Richard Hauf is among the nation's elite in the running for the award and cash honorarium that will be presented during Grammy Awards Week 2015.
Hauf is a music teacher at Havre de Grace High School and director of the...
| May 12, 2014
| 5:58 PM
Ticket sales for Saturday's 139th Preakness are running ahead of last year, as the event's past success and star power of featured musical acts allow organizers to curtail advertising.
With the spotlight on the Kentucky Derby winner California Chrome...
| Feb 5, 2014
| 10:48 AM
If I had to distill into one image the experience of growing up gay in America, it would be that of the angry right-wing protester brandishing a handmade sign with "GOD HATES FAGS!" menacingly scrawled across it in capital letters. I was born in 1960, and...
| Feb 14, 2014
| 7:01 AM
FRIDAY UPDATE: "The concert is still on! We will see you tonight!" reads the message on Baltimore Arena's website regarding tonight's Kanye West concert. The Yeezus show is on; check back tomorrow for my review.
For the past decade, it...
| Feb 20, 2014
| 3:00 AM
"One, two, three, FOUR!"
Never has a foreign invasion of a country's culture been announced in such a way. But so it was when American disc jockeys began playing the B-side of a 45 rpm record by a popular British rock 'n' roll quartet in January 1964....
| Jan 21, 2014
| 11:18 AM
Last June, R&B veteran Maysa Leak, of Gwynn Oak, was still waiting for the recognition she believed she was owed.
"The [Grammy] nomination is what I'm going after. My music has deserved that for so long. I don't know why it hasn't achieved that," she...
| Jan 23, 2014
| 9:28 AM
Maysa Leak refused to get her hopes up on Grammy nomination night last month. Besides, it was already a celebration of a different kind; she threw her son 14-year-old Jazz a birthday party.
But at around 9 p.m., as she cleaned the kitchen and Jazz...
| Oct 27, 2013
| 2:31 PM
In the summer of 2008, When Leora Friedman was 15 and her sister Ariela was 19, the sisters led a song-writing workshop for patients and families of the Hackerman-Patz House, a Baltimore residence for children receiving limb-lengthening surgery at Sinai...
| Sep 4, 2013
| 8:09 AM
Alan Jackson can't help but wonder: Where did the "real" country music go?
"Right now, it seems like it's gone," said Jackson, who headlines Merriweather Post Pavilion on Friday. "It's not that I'm against all that's out there. There's some good music,...
| Aug 19, 2013
| 9:21 AM
In February, Severn native Toni Braxton said she was ready to retire from music to focus on acting. Even though the 45-year-old singer has sold more than 60 million records worldwide and has six Grammy Awards on her shelf, Braxton was "a little depressed"...
| Dec 23, 2012
| 12:27 PM
Call 2012 the year that TV got social -- real social.
And if you want the moment of moments, it came in the first debate between President Barack Obama and former Massachusetts Gov. Mitt Romney, when someone created the #SaveBigBird hashtag on Twitter...
| Dec 6, 2012
| 5:47 AM
If you stepped into something unexpected today, here's hoping it was related to St. Nicholas Day and not a irresponsible pet owner. Millions of children (and some freaky adults) are finding candy and other assorted junk stuffed into their shoes this...