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In addition to the traditional marches and flourishes from a military band, the inaugural ceremony included two remarkable musical interludes. The first was provided by Aretha Franklin, the Queen of Soul, whose dynamic, gospel-inflected delivery of "My...
Tribune Washington BureauBarack Obama took his place as the 44th president of the United States under a bright January sky yesterday, painting the dark national moment in unsparing terms and exhorting Americans to respond by taking greater responsibility for themselves, the...
Sun ReporterEllis Lane Larkins 1923-2002 -------------------- Born and raised in West Baltimore, he grew up in a musical home. Both his parents were musicians. His father, John Wesley Larkins, played violin in the City Colored Orchestra, while his mother, Clara...
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Special to Baltimoresun.comDid you know Tori Amos received a citation from the Mayor of Baltimore for a song about the 1980 Orioles? Or, that before Tupac Shakur was "West Coast," he was "East Coast" and a student at the Baltimore School of the Arts? Baltimore has been home to a...
Where: Baltimore Museum of Art, 10 Art Museum Drive When: 6:45 p.m.-7:45 p.m. today Why: Because local indie singer Angela Taylor will give a free concert at the BMA's outdoor sculpture garden as part of the museum's Free First Thursdays series....
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Special to SunSpotJacob Yoffee is a tenor saxophonist at Hopkins' Peabody Conservatory. The 24-year-old practices anywhere from three to six hours a day in his pursuit of a performance graduate diploma from the same school he earned a college degree. "Sometimes I try to...
Sun Pop Music CriticShe's beautifully complex, her sound haunting and ethereal, a little meditative. But as you enter the musical world of Tori Amos, beware of the pits. As you're drifting on her gossamer voice and sparkling piano, relishing the texture, digging the ride,...
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Special to SunSpotFounded in 1857 in the heart of Baltimore's historic Mount Vernon neighborhood, the Peabody Institute has long been one of the city's cultural institutions. The Institute includes the Peabody Conservatory of Music and the Peabody Preparatory School....
LOCAL MEMBERS of the Piano Technicians Guild, who 13 years ago logged 700 hours rebuilding that old Stieff baby grand for the shockingly talented baby pianist Jermaine Gardner - he was only 4 at the time - will be pleased to know that both are thriving....
Sun StaffWhen people who live here think of Baltimore, they naturally think of Mount Vernon Place and the Washington Monument. It is that vista, that wonderful 19th-century compilation of houses and institutions, that greets the eye and piques the interest of the...
Standard-Examiner, Ogden, UtahWorld-renowned Christian musician and minister David Meece's music career was launched by Bugs Bunny. When he was 5, Meece saw a Bugs cartoon in which the rascally rabbit was playing a piano -- dressed in tails, of course sans pants, as is Bugs' style....
Elliott Carter, the great American composer who was born in the horse-and-buggy era but whose music persistently looked ahead by reflecting and unabashedly celebrating the intricacies of modern life, died Monday of natural causes at his home in New York,...
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