| Sep 14, 2011
| 8:59 AM
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...
| Nov 28, 2011
| 5:23 PM
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.
| Nov 30, 2011
| 8:22 AM
Tuesday night's "Victoria's Secret Fashion Show" was what we've come to expect from the annual safe-for-CBS peep show: beautiful women, elaborate lingerie (Miranda Kerr wore a $2.5M bra), oogling celebrities and some live music in an attempt to distract...
| Aug 9, 2011
| 6:58 PM
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...
| Dec 1, 2011
| 7:00 PM
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...
| Oct 5, 2011
| 7:48 AM
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...
| Oct 5, 2011
| 10:00 AM
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...
| Dec 12, 2011
| 11:12 AM
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,...
| Dec 14, 2011
| 6:00 AM
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...
| Dec 28, 2011
| 4:00 AM
We've already looked back at the top 10 concerts of the year. And, later this week, we'll bring you the best singles and albums of the year.
For now, here's a look back at the 25 most reads posts on Midnight Sun in 2011. They include breaking news,...
| Jun 2, 2011
| 7:59 AM
Pundits, commentators and TV watchers were shocked a couple of weeks ago when Britney Spears and Rihanna kissed at the Billboard Music Awards.
But not J. Cole, who's opening Saturday for Rihanna at 1st Mariner Arena, the first show on the Loud tour....
| Jul 25, 2011
| 4:01 AM
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...