| Jun 14, 2013
| 10:38 AM
The stage goes dark. A single spotlight illuminates the drum set.
Gina Schock, barely visible behind the bass drum, pounds out a tribal tattoo.
Another spotlight, in front of the drums: Bass player Abby Travis, head bobbing in time, plays off the...
| May 9, 2013
| 4:28 PM
“American Idiot,” the 2010 Broadway hit musical — the first punk rock opera, really — now at the Hippodrome, paints a searing portrait of restless, reckless youth, with all the sex, drugs and violence you’d expect from a...
| May 3, 2013
| 6:22 AM
Before Green Day won over Broadway with an ambitious anti-war album, it was a simple-minded punk trio from Berkeley with an album called "Dookie" and song titles such as "Geek Stink Breath" and "Words I Might Have Ate."
While the band's sound has...
| May 6, 2013
| 3:35 AM
Performing at the Hippodrome Theater in Baltimore is an opportunity that many artists dream of.
For nine Lansdowne High School students, that dream will come true this week.
The Guitar II/III class at the high school has been working with renowned...
| May 3, 2013
| 6:17 AM
Michael Mayer knows a thing or two about coming of age.
The Maryland-born director won a Tony Award for his work guiding the 2006 Broadway hit "Spring Awakening," which chronicles teens getting a grip on their budding sexuality. In 2010, he directed...
| Jun 22, 2012
| 4:36 AM
When he was 12, Joey Armstrong triumphantly walked off the stage after his band finished its first-ever performance. His preteen punk band had won over some new fans and, more important, his secret was still safe.
Or so he thought — until the...
| Sep 9, 2010
| 4:22 AM
Chris in KS reports on tonight's AGT!:Hello and welcome back once again to America’s Got Talent. Tonight we will find out which four acts will be in next week’s finale. This week the top four acts will be chosen by......
| Aug 22, 2011
| 12:12 PM
The innocuous, quiet front to the Let There Be Rock School in Columbia, tucked away among offices on Red Branch Road, hides a bold, loud interior.
Through the bright red hallways — painted like a Van Halen album and stenciled with images of Jimi...
| Dec 7, 2011
| 9:38 AM
Note to airlines: Can you please stop kicking celebrities off your planes?
Alec Baldwin is the latest in a string of high-profile kerfuffles based on what to me - person who was not there - seems some very thin reasoning. And then there's:
| Aug 1, 2011
| 7:17 AM
CBS radio is billing it as "the alternative rock music Baltimore grew up and the personalities who made it popular" returning to the airwaves starting at noon today with the debut of HFS at 97.5 FM on the local radio dial.
Featured artists on the...
| Aug 2, 2011
| 11:57 AM
A legendary set of call letters returned to the Baltimore airwaves Monday when CBS radio launched alternative rock station HFS at 97.5 on the FM dial.
But competitors, like Dave Hill, the head of programming at 98 Rock (97.9 FM), dismissed the new HFS as...
| Feb 12, 2012
| 12:03 PM
The Hippodrome's 2012-2013 Broadway Series will have tried-and-true crowd pleasers such as "Wicked" and "Beauty and the Beast" alongside newer musicals "American Idiot" and "Billy Elliot."
"From a consumer perspective, this is a juggernaut season,"...