| Feb 24, 2010
| 4:22 AM
At long last, we're past the auditions, the pointless group performances and the backstories for people who we'll never see again. It's the live show! The Top 12 women take to the stage tonight. The other thing we'll be paying......
| Mar 24, 2010
| 4:22 AM
Tonight, the Top 11 take on Billboard No. 1 hits. I heard on the radio that it was supposed to be teen idol week (which would explain mentor Miley Cyrus), but then they expanded it. I don't have a source......
| 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...
| Aug 3, 2011
| 12:56 PM
As an employee in the video game department at Best Buy, Columbia's Randi Penenburgh has played plenty of sports games on the Nintendo Wii and similar systems. But unlike most video game players, Penenburgh has done much more than just compete in a...
| Aug 22, 2011
| 4:02 AM
Back in 1963, when Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr. delivered his now famous "I Have a Dream" speech during the March on Washington, the National Mall overflowed with people who'd traveled from near and far seeking equality for all Americans.
Almost a half-...
| Aug 25, 2011
| 8:44 AM
Note: Due to weather, this year's Silopanna Music Festival has been canceled.
Judging by the charts in recent years, it seems as though America has rediscovered soul and funk.
Cee Lo Green, Janelle Monae, Bruno Mars — even Grace Potter and Fitz...
| Aug 25, 2011
| 3:55 PM
Three regional concert series are about to open their 2011-2012 season, and they're featuring bargain subscription prices for those who order in time for the Sept. 20, 21 or 24 opening concerts.
Conveniently close to home, all three offer performances...
| Aug 28, 2011
| 3:04 PM
Just a few shockers in tonight's episode. And that includes the wink-wink product placement for 1-800-DENTIST.
WOAH, THAT OPENING: The best overall three minutes of this above-average episode were the first three. We're right back where we left off, at...
| Sep 21, 2011
| 1:12 PM
THE SKINNY: Welcome to the world of "The X-Factor." From the start of Wednesday night's premiere, the "X" would take the foundations of "American Idol" — high drama, big lights and heartfelt stories — and build for the sky. This was an...
| Jul 22, 2011
| 8:04 AM
From Syd Lea's home in Taneytown, the Pennsylvania line is less than two miles away.
When the accomplished cyclist ventures outside from his home gymnasium, he often crosses the Mason-Dixon Line as part of his training regimen.
That's not the only...
| Jul 29, 2011
| 12:48 PM
Two singers I had never heard in concert performed in the area last month, and I was so glad I changed my plans at the last minute to go to the shows because they were amazing.
One is South African singer Lira who performed at Ramshead in Annapolis...
| Mar 12, 2011
Frank Remesch's mission was clear, if daunting. Somehow, he had to convince people that the hulking, cavernous 1st Mariner Arena, a 1960s relic that civic leaders had been talking about razing for years, was still a player — could still attract big-...