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  • New APG leaders introduce themselves to Havre de Grace

    Two new leaders at Aberdeen Proving Ground formally introduced themselves to the Havre de Grace City Council and said they hope to continue the positive relationship APG has had with the city. Major Gen. Robert Ferrell, commanding general for Army...
  • Stuart L. Buchwald

    Stuart L. Buchwald
    Stuart L. Buchwald, a former Baltimore professional prestidigitator who performed under the name of "Stuartini the Magnificent," died Oct. 21 of chronic obstructive pulmonary disease and cancer at his home in Hollywood, Fla. He was 67. Mr. Buchwald...
  • There's a post-Katrina joie de vivre in New Orleans

    In a traditional New Orleans jazz funeral, mourners follow a brass band playing dirges. When they leave the cemetery, the music changes tempo — "Oh, when the saints go marchin' in" — and everyone dances, celebrating the deceased and the gift...
  • Sister Sparrow puts big, modern spin on classic soul

    On a typical humid August evening in 2012, Sister Sparrow and the Dirty Birds blew the tent off of Musikfest's Plaza Tropicale venue with a mix of horn-loaded funk, soul and rock 'n' roll. The hard-rocking, high-energy hourlong show was memorable, not...
  • Israeli Jazz Fest nearly doubles in size

    Israeli Jazz Fest nearly doubles in size
    Last year, audiences crowded into shows at the first Israeli Jazz Festival to play Chicago, so it was no great surprise to learn that the event would be coming back. But few would have expected that this fledgling attraction would nearly double in...
  • Kenwood jazz band journeys to Symphony Center stage

    Kenwood jazz band journeys to Symphony Center stage
    First in an occasional series CELEBRATED PIANIST JASON MORAN, who won a MacArthur Fellowship in 2010 and directs jazz at the Kennedy Center in Washington, walks into the band room at Kenwood Academy High School and faces a rather tough crowd. For...
  • Many mega outdoor concert experiences await you this summer

    Many mega outdoor concert experiences await you this summer
    Are you ready to get outdoors and enjoy some great music? This summer promises to be one of the region’s best ever for a diverse selection of top names and new artists. Some of our fondest memories growing up include mega outdoor concert...
  • John Fogerty joins Bruce Springsteen at New Orleans Jazz Fest

    Most performers playing the major music festivals have to shoehorn their normal shows into hourlong time slots, but not Bruce Springsteen & the E Street Band. Playing Saturday at one of the longest-running American music festivals — the New...
  • Stomp-Rock Legends The Mavericks At The Calvin

    Stomp-Rock Legends The Mavericks At The  Calvin
    Although they stayed away for most of the last decade, Miami alt-country act the Mavericks — founded by the incomparable, silver-throated singer Raul Malo, bassist Robert Reynolds and drummer Paul Deakin — have been carriers of the Tex-Mex...
  • The funky beat of musical New Orleans

    The funky beat of musical New Orleans
    NEW ORLEANS — The cab careened past Washington Square and onto Frenchmen Street. It was close to 10 p.m., and the neighborhood was filled with locals adorned with tattoos, piercings and lots of ragged black accessories. "The cab drivers call this...
  • Concert-goers pay for music, not politics

    Concert-goers pay for music, not politics
    What's the best way to alienate your audience when you're performing? Promote a political agenda like Madonna did Saturday night at the New Orleans Arena.  With ticket prices averaging north of $100, Madonna packed the Hornets' home with almost 30...
  • Winter Park festival artists travel from show to show to make a living

    Winter Park festival artists travel from show to show to make a living
    Cali Hobgood barely knows what time zone she's in. She lives in Illinois, but she has spent the past two weeks driving from Naples to Southern California and then to Winter Park. She's exhibiting in this weekend's Winter Park Sidewalk Art Festival,...