| Aug 6, 2011
| 6:53 PM
The band members met for the first time just two hours ago, but they're already hard at work on a rock classic, and to be honest, it's not sounding half-bad.
A rhythm guitarist pounds out G and F chords. A bass player settles on a solid beat. A singer...
| Jun 30, 2011
| 5:01 AM
Baltimore Taphouse in Canton looks just fine when you walk in. It's a long, narrow hall, with plenty of beer on tap and a pool table at the back.
But the first sign that you might be in better hands than you thought is found above the cash register....
| Feb 11, 2012
| 7:45 PM
Whitney Houston, who reigned as pop music's queen until her majestic voice and regal image were ravaged by drug use, erratic behavior and a tumultuous marriage to singer Bobby Brown, has died. She was 48.
Publicist Kristen Foster said Saturday that the...
| Feb 13, 2012
| 1:58 AM
I haven't watched a Grammy telecast all the way through in quite awhile. As much as I love the great TV-music moments when they happen, there haven't been enough of them lately to keep me tuned in when all the wretched excess, bizarre productions and...
| Feb 24, 2012
| 4:26 AM
After a hiatus of more than a year, Soulful Symphony re-emerged last month to perform for a packed house at the Hippodrome Theatre, inaugurating a concert series that continues there Friday night.
Thanks to support from the recently launched Hippodrome...
| Feb 27, 2012
| 4:54 PM
"Hoe Emma Hoe" — slaves' work song, 1800s
"Kind Hearted Woman Blues" — Robert Johnson, recorded 1936
"Heartbreak Hotel" — Elvis Presley, recorded 1956
"Let's Call the Whole Thing Off" — Ella Fitzgerald and Louis Armstrong,...
| Mar 16, 2012
| 5:12 PM
Twins William and Raphael "Rafi" Karkowsky have always shared life's best moments.
That was true again Friday when the brothers and best friends learned where they would begin their careers as doctors.
They were among nearly 16,000 medical students...
| Apr 2, 2012
| 8:12 PM
Week 3 and tonight's the first night I'll lament not hearing the announcer say "Navratilova" in that special way. And as if that's not sad-making enough, it's "their most memorable year" night. Hope your heartstrings are screwed in tight because they're...
| Apr 28, 2012
Jonathan Phillip "Sugarfoot" Moffett can practically hear the King of Pop's voice in his head as he practices his drum licks for the Cirque du Soleil show based on the music of Michael Jackson.
"Make it bigger than life," Moffett hears the Gloved One...
| May 4, 2012
| 5:27 AM
There has been a lot of speculation that Ravens Pro Bowl outside linebacker Terrell Suggs injured his Achilles tendon while playing basketball. Suggs has denied that it happened that way, but who cares? If that tendon was tight and going to tear, it...
| May 7, 2012
| 11:15 AM
Michael Phelps has the money to pretty much sleep anywhere, in anything, that he wants.
It turns out for the last year or so, the Olympian has been hitting the hay in a high-altitude sleeping chamber.
Mention of the so-called "contraption" got a big...
| May 21, 2012
| 3:00 AM
This is the season of generational twaddle. At graduation ceremonies across the country, politicians, authors, actors and businessmen take to the stage to tell young people they are fantastic simply because they are young. This year, the ritual is more...