| 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-...
| Jan 18, 2012
| 8:52 PM
"American Idol"kicked off its 11th season with a retrospective feel as it took us back to 2002 and reminded us of the moment when waitress Kelly Clarkson won the inaugural season. Video clips of Idol hopefuls as kids performing were flashed before our...
| Feb 7, 2012
| 8:59 AM
The temptation to talk about Allen Stone's look — the long, straggly blond hair, his trademark Seattle Supersonics jersey and those chunky reading glasses a great-grandmother might consider out of style — completely disappears once he opens...
| Feb 2, 2012
| 7:14 PM
The episode opened with one of the biggest stars to come out of American Idol: Carrie Underwood. Carrie documented her journey to her audition in St. Louis—and guess where tonight's audition city is?
THIS! Is St. Louis!
The city that introduced us...
| Feb 15, 2012
| 7:14 AM
When Hunter Hayes, the 20-year-old sensation just nominated as the Academy of Country Music's Best New Artist, has a day to himself, the first thing he does is find a music store. "I'm obsessed with gear," Hayes said recently on the phone. Look at the...
| Apr 16, 2012
| 5:48 AM
Aided by renowned professionals with ties to the area, the Catonsville High School Steel Band brought some of the sounds of Jamaica to Baltimore County Friday evening.
Catonsville High alumni Andy Stack and Chris Aschman and Catonsville native John Patti...
| 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......