| Jul 27, 2012
| 9:06 PM
What plays well in a stadium doesn't always work so well on TV.
But if the in-person thumbs-up reviews out of London Friday were accurate, the opening ceremonies of the Summer Olympics were a winner on both fronts. By and large, the version shown for...
| Nov 28, 2012
| 1:34 PM
The Library of Congress is full of wonderful treasures, and today it released a new chestful: a collection of interviews on topics such as sex, drugs and rock and roll.
Included is Paul McCartney relating how pot and other drugs boosted the Beatles'...
| Mar 10, 2011
| 4:22 PM
Janell reports on last night's American Idol. I thought some of the kids did their own idols proud; others, not so much:Season 10 Top 13 recap, people! We made it to another milestone. The sands of the hourglass keep on......
| Apr 7, 2010
| 4:22 AM
Tonight, the Top 9 perform on American Idol, taking on the Lennon-McCartney song book. Again, I say: Don't screw this up, kids. Crystal Bowersox gets it right when she says it's a privilege to get to sing these songs. Randy......
| Oct 21, 2011
| 3:52 PM
Blond and boyishly handsome, Vasily Petrenko might be mistaken for a gymnast, or perhaps a player of his favorite sport, soccer. But when the 35-year-old Russian conductor steps onto a podium, there's no doubt about his true calling.
In 2009, Petrenko...
| Nov 3, 2011
| 1:15 PM
When a judge slammed his gavel and took away Danny Brannon's freedom five years ago, the newly convicted robber and longtime addict was frantic. With no access to drugs or alcohol to feed his addictions and no way to scam people out of money, how would he...
| Nov 10, 2011
| 9:34 AM
Organs aren't usually part of symphony orchestras. But one will be front and center when Howard County's Orchestra of St. John's kicks off its fourth season this Sunday, Nov. 13, with a concert called "The Splendor of Brass and Organ."
The program is...
| Oct 5, 2011
| 8:11 AM
I don't have time for a full review, but I do want to alert viewers to the premiere tonight on HBO of director Martin Scorsese's "George Harrison: Living in the Material World." This is one of the most ambitious and daring biographical films that I have...
| Jul 14, 2011
Ronald Reagan was president. People were fighting to save whales. The first CD player came out.
"Come on, Eileen" was all over the radio while "Rocky III" beat up the box office.
Time Magazine named "the computer" man of the year.
It was 1982, and here...
| Jun 17, 2011
| 12:15 PM
People for the Ethical Treatment of Animals (PETA) apparently has a bone to pick with Ravens owner Steve Bisciotti. The animal rights group is trying to start a beef with Bisciotti over the team's relationship with KFC, and they are urging the Ravens to...
| Jul 9, 2011
Of all the singers to hit the pop music scene in the past 25 years, k.d. lang continues to stand out.
There's the timbre of her voice, a sound remarkably dark and rich and deep. Then there's the technique, with its unfailing intonation and evenness of...
| Mar 20, 2009
| 4:22 PM
In the post on best places to get a great cup of coffee, I wasn't as clear as I should have been. I was hoping for independently owned coffee bars, shops or houses, or at the very least fairly local......