| Jun 9, 2011
| 3:04 PM
In February, the Decemberists found themselves at a place they never expected to be: No. 1 on the Billboard 200. This is a band that makes folksy, literary rock, often with obscure and historical references — rarely chart-topping material....
| Jun 13, 2011
| 4:36 AM
When Sade's first concert in a decade was announced last fall, she was billed as the sole headliner. Interest was expected to be high because the British R&B singer hadn't toured in years.
But a couple of weeks after tickets had gone on sale for her show...
| Jul 26, 2011
| 3:56 PM
Reginald Dowdy separated the strand of his customer’s hair and slid a hollow bead-sized copper object to her scalp, leaving a black-and-white striped feather hanging. Dowdy’s client, April McGill-Willhide, tilted her hair to the side and...
| Jan 23, 2012
| 3:14 PM
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 —...
| Jan 22, 2012
| 11:10 PM
“The 'American Idol' auditions are in a … boat, I’m guessing?” wondered one Idol hopeful.
A very large one at that, as the San Diego auditions of "Idol" were held aboard the USS Midway, complete with jets flying above ("Top Gun,"...
| Jan 25, 2012
| 4:57 PM
That download of an Angry Birds app, Katy Perry song, or "Captain America" movie could end up costing consumers more, thanks to a "digital products" tax proposal that's being pushed in Annapolis this year by Gov. Martin O'Malley.
The bill is part of a...
| Jan 31, 2012
| 6:47 PM
Baltimore's Walters Art Museum is looking for a few good doodlers. And Googlers.
As part of a nationwide competition called "Doodle for Google 2012," the museum is encouraging Maryland students in kindergarten through 12th grade to redesign Googles's...
| Feb 7, 2012
| 8:59 AM
The temptation to talk about Allen Stone's look — the long, straggly blond hair, his trademark Seattle Supersonics jersey and those chunky reading glasses a great-grandmother might consider out of style — completely disappears once he opens...
| Feb 7, 2012
| 7:23 AM
Third Eye Blind performed Monday night at a sold-out Rams Head Live. Frequent Midnight Sun contributor Jay Trucker has this review:
As with its music, there is nothing particularly ornate about Third Eye Blind’s stage show, which features a...
| Feb 8, 2012
Welcome to the Adele show. Just as she dominated radio this past year, Adele will likely walk away with a handful of shiny gramophones on Sunday night (8 p.m., WJZ/CBS). But this is show business - there are no guarantees (except that host LL Cool J...
| Jan 27, 2010
| 4:22 AM
The guest judge for the Los Angeles round of American Idol is Avril Lavigne. Really?Neil Goldstein is the first auditioner of the night. He says he's a big geek, he has hair that should be legendary, he keeps making a......
| May 14, 2009
| 4:22 AM
Tonight's American Idol opens with a big ad for the sequel to Night at the Museum. Eventually, after the bit featuring Ben Stiller and other stars from the film, the show starts. But what we really want to know is......