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  • Twitter dating: Even in 140 characters, love can bloom

    Twitter dating: Even in 140 characters, love can bloom
    Annapolis resident John Frenaye’s Twitter account, @eyeonannapolis, is pretty standard fare. Frenaye tweets about events in town (the Silopanna festival) and breaking news (car accident in Crofton). And there are some personal details, like when...
  • Fall's Top 5: The events and releases we're anticipating most

    Fall's Top 5: The events and releases we're anticipating most
    In a month's time, we'll be happily saying goodbye to the sweaty summer. Here at Midnight Sun, we're not only anticipating tolerable temperatures, but we're also circling the fall events and releases we wish were here already. We present the five we're...
  • MTV Video Music Awards 2011: Stray thoughts and musings

    MTV Video Music Awards 2011: Stray thoughts and musings
    When we look back at the 2011 MTV Video Music Awards, we will remember two things: 1) This Jessie J thing is not going to happen, America, but it wasn't for lack of effort, and 2) Beyonce and Jay-Z are having a baby. For a two-and-a-half hour show, you'...
  • Stephanie Rawlings-Blake, Justin Bieber, Grand Prix and more of your rants

    Stephanie Rawlings-Blake, Justin Bieber, Grand Prix and more of your rants
    Stephanie Rawlings-Blake is an embarrassment and a disgrace to anybody who ever attended Western High School. We were taught better than that, ignoramus. I’ll take competency over personality any day. Let’s go Rawlings-Blake. Justin Bieber...
  • Baltimore's hip-hop weekend: Lupe Fiasco, Mobb Deep, Wale

    Baltimore's hip-hop weekend: Lupe Fiasco, Mobb Deep, Wale
    Lately, Baltimore has been booking more hip-hop shows (The Throne will be watched Oct. Nov. 1, while J. Cole, Yelawolf and Young Money's Tyga will all be here in the fall, too), a welcome trend for a city so close to bigger markets Philadelphia and...
  • Rapper Diggy grows up while Rev. Run cheers from the sidelines

    Rapper Diggy grows up while Rev. Run cheers from the sidelines
    When your father is the "Run" in Run-DMC and your uncle is Def Jam Records co-founder Russell Simmons, it's a gift and a curse to pursue a career in hip-hop. The gift is obvious: unlimited connections, a built-in brand name and hopefully some skills from...
  • Suggs' rededication to the game came when his old coach joined the Ravens

    Suggs' rededication to the game came when his old coach joined the Ravens
    Terrell Suggs heard the critics. He was out of shape. Overpaid. Unfocused. Selfish. In 2009, the Ravens linebacker recorded a career-low 4.5 sacks in his first season chasing quarterbacks with the weight of a fat, new contract extension on his broad...
  • September 28: Turned up

    Music we can't wait for Summer, you were a blast, but if we have to endure Pitbull's innocuous "Give Me Everything" or the pounding piano of Adele's "Rolling in the Deep" one more time, there could be blood in the streets. Luckily, fall has arrived...
  • 2011 Gems: A rejuvenated Nas proves he can still get 'Nasty'

    2011 Gems: A rejuvenated Nas proves he can still get 'Nasty'
    Let's face it: there's too much new music in a year for any one human being to digest. "2011 Gems" is a December feature on Midnight Sun where I highlight some of the tracks that might have flown under your radar. Next: Nas' throwback to excellence,...
  • Baltimore's 1st Mariner Arena ranked highest grossing of its size

    Baltimore's 1st Mariner Arena ranked highest grossing of its size
    Among arenas seating between 10,000 and 15,000 people, 1st Mariner was the year's highest grossing with nearly $16 million, Billboard magazine said in its year-end issue. It's the second year in a row the 1960s venue has received the honor. In 2009, it...
  • Oct. 31-Nov. 6 in nightlife: Halloween, Jay-Z and Kanye West, Oxes, the War on Drugs

    In what is easily the concert of the season, Jay-Z and Kanye West perform Tuesday at 1st Mariner Arena. The two are promoting their collaboration, "Watch the Throne," which was released earlier this year and divided critics who either loved its ambition...
  • Review: Jay-Z and Kanye West's 'Watch the Throne' tour at 1st Mariner Arena

    Review: Jay-Z and Kanye West's 'Watch the Throne' tour at 1st Mariner Arena
    The best moment of Tuesday night's 'Watch the Throne' tour stop at 1st Mariner Arena — and there were plenty of candidates —┬ácame 17 songs in, when Jay-Z and Kanye West ditched the flashy, multi-piece set and sat down, side by side, like old...