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  • Preakness ticket sales running ahead of last year

    Preakness ticket sales running ahead of last year
    Ticket sales for Saturday's 139th Preakness are running ahead of last year, as the event's past success and star power of featured musical acts allow organizers to curtail advertising. With the spotlight on the Kentucky Derby winner California Chrome...
  • Maryland racing industry embraces new optimism as Preakness approaches

    Maryland racing industry embraces new optimism as Preakness approaches
    It's hard to overstate how bleak an outlook Maryland thoroughbred racing faced as recently as four years ago. Magna Entertainment Corp., which owned Pimlico Race Course and Laurel Park, had declared bankruptcy and squandered a chance to bring...
  • Preakness InfieldFest adds Nas to lineup

    Preakness InfieldFest adds Nas to lineup
    Nas, the veteran New York rapper, will perform on the main stage of May 17's Preakness InfieldFest, the Maryland Jockey Club announced today. "Royals" singer Lorde, previously announced, is the other headliner. Electronic dance music DJs Frank Walker...
  • Lorde brings lower-key music vibe to Infieldfest at the Preakness Stakes 2014

    Lorde brings lower-key music vibe to Infieldfest at the Preakness Stakes 2014
    Lorde, the 17-year-old singer-songwriter from New Zealand, waited more than halfway through her hourlong set to satisfy the majority of the Preakness InfieldFest crowd on Saturday afternoon. They wanted "Royals," Lorde's Grammy-winning hit single....
  • Inspired by rap, ZZ Ward forges her own lane

    Inspired by rap, ZZ Ward forges her own lane
    The first rap record to enthrall Zsuzsanna Ward was "Illmatic" by Nas. Better known as ZZ Ward, the genre-defying singer-songwriter grew up in Oregon, far from the dangerous New York surroundings Nas memorably depicted on his 1994 album. But as all...
  • Virgin Mobile FreeFest has another solid lineup, but where's the rap?

    Virgin Mobile FreeFest has another solid lineup, but where's the rap?
    A quick scan of this year's Virgin Mobile FreeFest reveals the type of lineup we've come to expect from the annual concert at Merriweather Post Pavilion: Smart, on-the-nose and balanced -- as long as you're the type of music fan who takes pride in genre...
  • Jack White, Skrillex, Nas to headline Virgin Mobile FreeFest 2012 at Merriweather

    Jack White, Skrillex, Nas to headline Virgin Mobile FreeFest 2012 at Merriweather
    Indie rocker Jack White, dubstep king Skrillex and rapper Nas will headline the 2012 Virgin Mobile FreeFest at Merriweather Post Pavilion, organizers announced today. Scheduled for Oct. 6 at Merriweather Post Pavilion, the festival's lineup also includes...
  • Virgin Mobile FreeFest brings thousands to Merriweather

    Virgin Mobile FreeFest brings thousands to Merriweather
    Perhaps the strangest, most dizzying scene at Saturday's Virgin Mobile FreeFest at Merriweather Post Pavilion unfolded in the Dance Forest. Some young women wore just glitter, body paint and underwear, while other concertgoers dressed as Teenage Mutant...
  • Concert review: Lauryn Hill, Tribe & Wu Tang @ Rock the Bells

    Concert review: Lauryn Hill, Tribe & Wu Tang @ Rock the Bells
    From the Midnight Sun blog: Rock The Bells had the potential to be epic. The tour, which came to Merriweather Post Pavilion last night, boasted some of hip-hop's most legendary acts: Lauryn Hill, Wu Tang Clan, Rakim, KRS-One, Snoop Dogg and A Tribe...
  • Grading the Leaks: New songs from Kanye West, Lil Wayne, Nas and Big Sean

    Grading the Leaks: New songs from Kanye West, Lil Wayne, Nas and Big Sean
    Here’s an understatement: the rap blogs were busy yesterday. It seemed like every hour, there was another leak from a big-name artist. Kanye West, Nas, Big Sean and Lil Wayne were all victims of Hulkshare liberation. But now for the important part:...
  • Drake and 'Headlines': A charming surprise with real bounce

    Drake and 'Headlines': A charming surprise with real bounce
    What was the highlight of Drake's weekend? Ask him, and he'd likely answer hosting the second OVOFest, the one night of the year Toronto becomes hip-hop's Mecca. Or maybe he'd get more specific and say having Nas come out to perform "Made You Look" was...
  • Review: Mac Miller, 'Best Day Ever'

    Review: Mac Miller, 'Best Day Ever'
    DOWNLOAD: Mac Miller, Best Day Ever Mac Miller Best Day Ever, Rostrum Rating: 1.5 stars out of 4 The cornerstones of Mac Miller’s raps are weed, women and partying. It lacks sophistication but that’s the point: this is the world of a fun-...