| Aug 25, 2014
| 11:56 AM
During this week 27 years ago, the second NFL player strike began, Bruce Willis won his first Emmy (for "Moonlighting") and the following songs were the most popular in America, according to Billboard's Hot 100 chart archive.
10. "U Got the Look," the...
| Jul 9, 2014
| 11:45 AM
Sure, there were some big news events that happened in 1984: Ronald Regan was re-elected president, Mary Lou Retton rocked the Summer Olympics in Los Angeles and, you know, Mark Zuckerberg was born.
But it was also a gigantic year for music, as Madonna,...
| Jan 24, 2013
| 4:53 PM
King Los is not merely a young rapper on the verge, cultivating buzz and working with Diddy's record label. He's also a Ravens fan — in his words, a "humongous" one.
So while many a weekend musician has slung together tributes inspired by...
| Jan 15, 2013
| 11:15 AM
Growing up in Rocky Mount, Va., Myxolydia Tyler loved watching local theater company Jack Tale Players. "I was in awe of how they told stories, and then I saw 'A Raisin in the Sun' on a high school theater trip, and that began my love affair with theater....
| 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'...
| Nov 30, 2012
| 8:06 AM
Like a visit from Santa, the first sip of eggnog or last bite of grandma's Christmas cookies, "The Nutcracker" is a holiday tradition some families simply can't do without. That's why, in spite of countless revivals every year, folks still flock to the...
| Dec 4, 2012
| 6:02 AM
Royals! Redskins! And a really really bad breakup! Today's online trends have it all. First up, royal wife Kate Middleton is again under the media microscope -- fortunately for her she has all her clothes on this time. The royal baby (or babies!) received...
| Oct 10, 2012
| 1:07 PM
Catch one of only three performances of "The Vagina Monologues" this weekend, Friday, Oct. 12, 8 p.m.; Saturday, Oct. 13, 8 p.m.; and Sunday, Oct. 14, 2 p.m., at the Laurel Mill Playhouse, 508 Main St. This whirlwind tour of a forbidden zone is funny,...
| Nov 10, 2012
| 3:20 PM
The two Baptist pastors didn't know a soul at Gov. Martin O'Malley's big breakfast for supporters of his same-sex marriage bill back in January.
Neither had ever been in a room with so many openly gay people.
"It was a different moment," said the Rev....
| Aug 23, 2012
| 3:08 AM
Let's start with the local disappointment: Spencer Horsman, brought back by Howard for the wildcard round, who escaped from a vest of locks while wet cement tumbled down on him, was eliminated along with ballsy balancing act Cristin Sandu. Hacky...
| Mar 15, 2012
| 8:10 AM
The word "brilliant" is too often abused by hyperbole, unless you're describing Terius Nash, better known as the prolific 34-year-old songwriter and R&B singer The-Dream.
Several of radio's most indelible hits of the past five years — including...
| Feb 6, 2012
| 8:12 PM
Phew! Two hours of “The Voice” is a lot to process. The NBC show was heavy on the tug-at-your-heartstrings contestant backstories tonight, which can make for some intense emotional weight-lifting. But we all survived, and slowly but surely,...