| Apr 28, 2014
| 7:54 PM
He had us rapt from the first note of "Largo al factotum" from Rossini's "The Barber of Seville." Hidden in the wings of the Smith Theatre, we first heard the baritone sing the familiar "Figaro, Figaro" before we actually saw Steven Eddy, one of two...
| Jan 21, 2014
| 4:01 PM
Jennifer Hudson urged women to chart their own path to better health as she spoke to a gathering of Weight Watchers participants at a West Baltimore senior center Tuesday morning.
"You cannot achieve somebody else's goals," the singer and Oscar-...
| Jan 22, 2014
| 9:10 AM
It is certainly not news that obesity is a growing health problem in this country and in the city of Baltimore. What is alarming, however, is that obesity has a disproportionately higher rate and impact on low-income, non-white populations in America. The...
| Feb 3, 2013
| 7:04 PM
If any questions lingered about Beyonce's ability to sing live — or her ability to make even the most crazed football fans momentarily forget about a game — then she answered them with force and grace during her Super Bowl halftime performance...
| Jan 23, 2013
| 12:23 PM
(Note: This post has nothing to do with Baltimore other than the fact the performance discussed took place sort of close to it. And, Beyonce is performing at the Super Bowl this year -- where the Ravens will take on the 49ers. This is more of a rant...
| Jan 31, 2013
| 2:27 PM
Pop icon Beyonce didn't sidestep the lip-sync controversy that erupted after her performance of "The Star-Spangled Banner" at President Barack Obama's inauguration. She embraced it.
Before she took the podium to talk about Sunday's Pepsi Super Bowl...
| Feb 3, 2013
| 8:49 PM
UPDATE (1 a.m.) at end of post with review of NFL Network's excellent post-game show and comment on Flacco profanity after game.
It was a fabulous day and night for TV football, with the Ravens winning the Super Bowl, 34-31. But little thanks for that...
| Jan 18, 2013
| 5:59 AM
Not sure what's better -- the auditions or the nutty antics between Nicki Minaj and Mariah Carey? Regardless of which, this season has proven to be very entertaining so far.
Auditions were held in the Windy City -- the same town that gave us Jennifer...
| Feb 3, 2013
| 10:27 PM
Ravens veteran free safety Ed Reed has never embraced a conventional approach.
So the Louisiana native wasn't keen on the idea of retiring after a Super Bowl victory in front of his family and friends.
Following the Ravens' 34-31 victory over the...
| Sep 14, 2012
| 9:04 PM
Christian Siriano, Maryland's best-known fashion industry personality, might have had one of the best showings at last week's New York Fashion Week events. But the state's couture offerings did not end with him. Area designers, hair and makeup artists and...
| May 13, 2012
| 9:02 PM
"The air is toxic. I don't want that in here." -- Megan Draper
Sure, Megan was talking about the smog alert. But she was also basically summarizing what all of "Dark Shadows" was about. Everyone is angry. At everyone else. No one is happy.
Not one bit....
| Jan 31, 2012
| 8:46 PM
If resurrecting Jimi Hendrix proves impossible, I'm going with the Dixie Chicks, who taught America that criticizing the president and singing a truly beautiful version of "The Star-Spangled Banner" are not mutually exclusive acts.