| Aug 18, 2013
| 2:05 PM
Long before he became a Grammy-winning songwriter and hip-hop music mogul, before he reached millionaire status and before he began to hobnob with the likes of Oprah, Nelson Mandela and Barack Obama, Kevin Liles was a kid growing up in a West Baltimore...
| Aug 4, 2013
| 5:59 PM
Baltimore won’t get to host the Sept. 5 NFL regular-season opener, but it will get Keith Urban.
The Grammy-winning country music star will perform a live, free concert in the Inner Harbor on Sept. 5 as a lead-in to the Ravens’ game in...
| 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...
| Jan 17, 2013
| 5:34 AM
Oh, "American Idol" Season 12. Where else would the show premiere but in "The City That Never Sleeps," and New York offered up its biggest and brightest budding stars.
Enter the judges: Randy Jackson, country heartthrob Keith Urban and the two "ladies"...
| Sep 20, 2012
| 3:48 AM
I'm going out on a limb here, so don't push me please, but "The X Factor" is the best singing competition show on TV right now.
Anyone who wants to argue can meet me at the flagpole at four. There is a chemistry that I think just works with the judges...
| Dec 12, 2012
| 10:15 AM
On Tuesday night’s episode, America sent home Trevin Hunte, leaving only Nicholas David, Cassadee Pope and Terry McDermott in the running for next week's finale.
America, I understand. I really do. Trevin being constantly praised was getting old,...
| Oct 3, 2012
| 4:38 AM
WEATHER: Mostly cloudy, with dense morning fog and a high near 86. Wednesday night is expected to be mostly cloudy, with a low around 69.
TRAFFIC: Check our traffic updates for this morning’s issues.
Death in police custody ruled a...
| Oct 9, 2012
| 5:53 AM
Baltimore’s Nelly’s Echo made his second — and unfortunately last — appearance on NBC’s “The Voice” Monday night, as contestants entered into the battle rounds and some, sadly, went home.
| Sep 5, 2012
| 3:24 AM
I'm probably taking this show a little too seriously over here, but some presentation as to how the 24 acts are divided up into two groups would be nice, because the second week of the semi-finals is full of acts that could never compete with the ones...
| Feb 5, 2013
| 3:00 AM
Since the beginning of the republic, there has been a dynamic tension between constantly expanding diversity driven by immigration and the relentless homogenizing force of common American culture. And there's nothing like a long drive on an interstate...
| Apr 10, 2011
| 12:34 PM
Bret Michaels did it. Bobby Brown did it too, to much less success. So did Paula Abdul. The preferred vehicle for a musical comeback is not on the charts any more but on reality television.
The latest to join that rich tradition is Toni Braxton, the...
| May 25, 2011
| 4:22 PM
Janell reports from her vacation -- again -- on the final performance episode of this season of American Idol. Take it away, Janell:Finale time! It must almost be summer! I will once again (and for perhaps the last time) overshare......