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  • In Md., revised crack law sets some convicts free

    Dwuan Dent and Antwan Askia were on opposite sides of an East Baltimore drug turf war in the 1990s that killed at least four people, according to federal prosecutors who charged Dent with murder and conspiracy and Askia with various drug counts. Both...
  • 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...
  • 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...
  • Dubstep's mainstream takeover

    Dubstep's mainstream takeover
    At the 2:17 mark of Britney Spears' 2011 hit single "Hold It Against Me," dubstep entered the mainstream. It had been bubbling around pop's surface before Spears put her glossy touch on it, but this was Top 40's most blatant — and effective —...
  • Meet the Recruit: Terps linebacker commitment Avery Thompson

    Meet the Recruit: Terps linebacker commitment Avery Thompson
    This is part of a series of 2012 Maryland football commitment Q&As leading up to Signing Day on Feb. 1. All answers are provided by the featured player. Name: Avery Thompson Birthdate: March 2, 1994 Birthplace: Tacoma, Wash. Hometown: Chesapeake, Va....
  • Kanye West, Jay-Z to perform in Baltimore as part of 'Watch the Throne' tour

    Kanye West, Jay-Z to perform in Baltimore as part of 'Watch the Throne' tour
    Kanye West and Jay-Z, whose new collaborative album "Watch the Throne" will be released next month, will also tour together, it was announced Monday by concert promoter Live Nation.  The two rappers will go on a 24-city tour, also called "Watch the...
  • What, that? It's just the everyday, ordinary amazing

    A young lady from Florida came to visit me with my friend, her Aunt Phoebe, a couple of weeks ago and reminded me of things I take for granted. No, not snakes, like the ones Phoebe's got swimming in her pool outside Orlando. She says they're harmless...
  • Concert news: Kings of Leon cancel; Jay-Z and Kanye West reschedule; Yelle; Trey Anastasio

    Concert news: Kings of Leon cancel; Jay-Z and Kanye West reschedule; Yelle; Trey Anastasio
    Kings of Leon have cancelled all dates of their 2011 tour because the lead singer, Caleb Followill, is suffering from "vocal issues and exhaustion." The announcement was made Monday by tour promoter Live Nation. The band had been scheduled to perform at...
  • 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 — came 17 songs in, when Jay-Z and Kanye West ditched the flashy, multi-piece set and sat down, side by side, like old...
  • Ravens practice, 'Jersey Shore' and more Baltimore faves in 10Spot

    Ravens practice, 'Jersey Shore' and more Baltimore faves in 10Spot
    1. Open Ravens Practice So that 18-day summer training camp that was to be open to the public? Yeah, the Ravens want to make it up to you. They’re hosting an open practice Saturday, with gates open at 9 a.m. followed by practice at 10 (early-ish...