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  • 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...
  • 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...
  • 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 —...
  • J. Cole kicks off Rihanna tour in Baltimore

    J. Cole kicks off Rihanna tour in Baltimore
    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....
  • 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....
  • Meet the Band: J Butts

    Hometown Severn Members Jamal Butler Founded Signed to ASAP Music Group, a Baltimore-based label, last year Style hip-hop Influenced by Jay-Z Notable J Butts, who last year received a write-up in the national magazine Hip Hop Weekly, is 16 and raps...
  • Catching up with Phelps much easier on land

    There was a big personality waiting to leap out of Michael Phelps. He was just waiting for someone to ask the right questions after he waved to a crowd of fans in a celebratory parade hosted by Walt Disney's Magic Kingdom yesterday. Phelps, of Rodgers...
  • 'Dancing With the Stars': Two stars go home

     
    It's the first results show for this season of Dancing With the Stars. Inquiring minds want to know, of course, whether we'll have to watch Tom DeLay awkward his way around the dance floor after tonight. (Please, no!) But even......
  • Project Runway: You say potato sack, I say pornography

     
    Guess who's back? Back again? Kevin's back, tell a friend! Hello, Project Runway peeps. Good to see you all again. As always, I'm Kevin Van Valkenburg, Montanan by birth, Marylander by marriage, sports writer by trade, Project Runway blogger/recapper by.....
  • The Roots' 'Tipping Point' is rap for grown-ups

    Some folks just aren't feeling it. The Tipping Point, the Roots' new joint released earlier this month, has received perhaps the worst reviews of any of the group's six other CDs. "The band's seventh album doesn't lack for nerve," The Washington Post...
  • New music from troubled divas, other hit makers

    Coming this fall: The Drama of the Troubled Diva. For the next four months, many of pop's juiciest plot lines will feature female singers struggling back from the brink. They include Whitney Houston, Christina Aguilera and TLC, all of whom have spent far...
  • Beyonce's marriage to Jay Z is 'perfect,' mom Tina Knowles says

    Beyonce's marriage to Jay Z is 'perfect,' mom Tina Knowles says
    Mother-in-law knows best? Beyonce's mom seems to expect Jay Z will remain her son-in-law for a while: She has declared that things between him and her "Crazy in Love" kid are "perfect." Tina Knowles was caught Wednesday by a TMZ cameraman who, while she...