| Sep 13, 2012
| 3:33 AM
The winner of this year's "America's Got Talent" has pretty much been decided already -- it will be William Close and his earth harp -- and so, we're really watching to see who can continue to hack it, at least.
You'll also notice that with the stakes...
| May 3, 2013
| 6:17 AM
Michael Mayer knows a thing or two about coming of age.
The Maryland-born director won a Tony Award for his work guiding the 2006 Broadway hit "Spring Awakening," which chronicles teens getting a grip on their budding sexuality. In 2010, he directed...
| 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-...
| Jun 8, 2012
| 4:16 AM
It's an ongoing debate among Baltimoreans: Are the best bars in Canton off O'Donnell Square?
If you've been to the Irish pubs or sports bars around there even once, you know what you're in for — a night that's not always pretty but comforting in...
| Nov 13, 2008
Members Andre LaFollette, vocals and guitar; Joe Morrison, drums and vocals; Mike Mantegna, lead guitar; Craig Sibal, bass and vocals
Influenced by Motley Crue, Marvin Gaye, Led Zeppelin, AC/DC, the Who...
| Jul 20, 2014
| 7:20 PM
It's not your typical Vegas-style light show.
Single Wing Turquoise Bird formed in 1968 to create light shows at the Shrine Auditorium for the likes of Cream, the Who and the Velvet Underground. The experimental arts collective devised baroque visual...
| Jul 18, 2014
| 4:54 PM
Electronic dance music VJs take heed! Single Wing Turquoise Bird, the great-grandfathers and mothers of the modern-day light show, are back together after a 40-year hiatus.
Its work, which USC professor of cinema David James calls a "spontaneous,...
| Jul 14, 2014
| 4:20 PM
"It's not easy being a Herman."
So read the opening line of a column I spotted years ago at a high school journalism contest. The author, a gifted humorist, lamented the trials of going through life with the name Herman, which included having people...
| Jul 11, 2014
| 11:16 PM
Tommy Ramone, drummer and last surviving original member of the punk rock band the Ramones, died Friday, the band's manager with Silent Partner Management confirmed to the Los Angeles Times.
He was 65, the manager confirmed.
Born Thomas Erdelyi in ...
| Jul 10, 2014
| 3:51 PM
The word from RCA Records came over the digital transom at 12:41 p.m. Feb. 25: The first song from Ray LaMontagne’s eagerly awaited album “Supernova” was being released. The lead paragraph of the email included a tantalizing SoundCloud...
| Jul 8, 2014
| 2:13 PM
Never got to see James Brown in concert? Want to relive early U2, Bob Dylan or the Rolling Stones?
YouTube is already rife with millions of clips uploaded by fans, labels, artists and bootleggers, making it easy to find footage of your favorite...
| Jun 29, 2014
| 8:00 AM
The connections are endlessly surprising, those that Bobby Womack forged during a 60-year career that transcended genre, border and race. The singer, songwriter, guitarist and longtime Los Angeles resident, who died Friday at age 70, was the center of a...