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The Laurel Leader won five awards, including two first-place awards, in the Maryland, Delaware, D.C. Press Association's 2011 editorial contest. The awards were for newspapers in Division D, non-dailies with a circulation more than 20,000, and were...
All I want for Christmas is a black-and-white "Glee" holiday special .. .and a purple Christmas tree. This year, Gleeks were treated to a show within a show. The glee kids, because of some cancellation of a yuletide log special on a local channel, are...
Baltimore Sun reporterInez Alice Chappell, a former Pennsylvania Avenue manicurist and thoroughbred racing fan, died Nov. 2 of heart failure at Seasons Hospice at Northwest Hospital Center. The Northwest Baltimore resident was 86. The daughter of an arabber and a homemaker,...
On Nov. 5, 1956, the American network television audience was graced with the soothing, rich and perfect-pitch baritone voice of one of the first African Americans to have his own variety series program. The "Nat King Cole Show" debuted that day on NBC at...
Reality CheckOK, everybody, this is it. Not the Finals IT, or the Top Twelve IT, but the First Live Show IT. Will Steven Tyler be as awesome when he’s not whittled down to sound bites? Can Jennifer Lopez still be sweet......
Reality CheckJanell reports on last night's American Idol, which was songs from the movies, but should have been "[Most of] the Contestants Ignore Jimmy Iovine.":Did you hear? Pia got eliminated last week! I know, like, whoa. If I can summarize some......
Sun Pop Music CriticThe so-called "neo-soul" field is already crowded with wannabe-smooth brothers who croon sweet nothings over hip-hop-laced grooves, injecting their sound with heavy Stevie Wonder-isms and Donny Hathaway inflections. A new artist, Javier (pronounced hav-e-...
Special to SunSpotIn 1953, nine African-Americans gathered in a Northwest Baltimore living room to discuss offering quality theater to the community. Their goal seemed simple. "We just wanted to do plays," said Ed Terry, the company's associate artistic director who...
Why do Cole Porter's songs still get under our skin? For starters, his lyrics show a degree of poetry, wit and insight unattained before he began penning hits in the late 1920s and rarely has been matched in American song since (though Stephen...
Ask anyone who loves jazz to the name the top tenor saxophonist of all time, and he or she probably will answer in a flash. To many, it's Sonny Rollins, at 82 still a giant. Or Gene Ammons, the long-gone, soulful player from the South Side of Chicago....
Bebo Valdes, the legendary Grammy-winning Cuban pianist, composer and father of his equally accomplished pianist son, Chucho Valdes, has died in Sweden at 94. During his artistic prime, in the 1940s and '50s, the elder Valdes ranked among the key...
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What's in a name? If you're a Chicagoan and your surname is Capone, everything. There is perhaps no more notorious name associated with the city (except perhaps Gacy, or for a time, Bartman). Growing up, Deirdre Marie Capone lived what she calls a "shame-...
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