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Patti Smith has a soft spot for Baltimore, dating back to the early '80s, when she and her husband would visit the city for soft-shell crabs and beer. These days, she "hardly ever" gets to play in Charm City, so when her current tour gave her a day off...
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Despite a slightly bumpy road to get here, we’ve finally made it to the live shows. After baseball had interrupted the last two weeks causing scheduling problems, "X Factor" finally got back on course, with two new hosts. On the latest episode,...
The Baltimore SunSome 35,000 people are expected to convene at Merriweather Post Pavilion in Columbia today to watch performances by the Black Keys, Cee-Lo Green, and an eccentric millionaire. No, not Sir Richard Branson, Virgin's founder - Deadmau5, the Canadian DJ...
The Baltimore SunTV on the Radio, Cee Lo Green, the Black Keys and Patti Smith are among the headliners at this year’s Virgin Mobile FreeFest, which returns to Merriweather Post Pavilion Sept. 10, organizers will announce today. The announcement follows months of...
So, you're going to Virgin Mobile FreeFest: 10 hours of music outdoors. James Murphy and then Patti Smith and then Grace Potter and James Murphy and the Black Keys. Blissful. That is, until you realize there will be a gazillion other people running...
The Baltimore SunI went to see Stevie Nicks the other week, and she was predictably great, enveloping the audience in her magic, as usual, if without the agitated brio of her heyday. I was thinking of Stevie as I watched Grace Potter and the Nocturnals perform on the...
Sun StaffThe sometimes moribund race for Maryland governor picked up yesterday, as Robert L. Ehrlich Jr. and Kathleen Kennedy Townsend spent a full day appealing to voters on the eve of Labor Day weekend and the start of a more vigorous campaign season. Townsend,...
Divorce and its impact on children caught in its crossfire may be thought of as an issue of recent generations, but more than 115 years ago, Henry James made it the foundation of his novel "What Maisie Knew." A new film version of the 1897 book,...
Tags: Movies, Music, New York City, Julianne Moore, David Siegel
Sex as sacrament, youth as state of mind, religion as rock ‘n’ roll -- Patti Smith jumped right into that deep, wide river at the outset of her sold-out concert Monday at the Vic Theatre. “I move in another dimension,” she...
Patti Smith: The poet sings about wanderlust, art and discovery on her 2012 album, “Bangra,” and she remains a potent live performer with a band that can raise the roof or drop to a whisper as needed. With a four-decade history of pivotal...
Philadelphia Daily NewsIRA GLASS is the Jessica Simpson of public radio. Not the new, pregnant designer Jessica Simpson. The old, singing, can't dance a lick Jessica Simpson. That Jessica used to surround herself with dancers to hide her own immobility. And that brings us...
Paul Williams was returning to his dorm room when a fellow student relayed a message that was radical even for the 1960s: "Hey, Williams! You got a phone call from Bob Dylan." Not long before, it was Paul Simon who had rung Williams up on the hallway...
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