| 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...
| 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...
| 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...
| 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-...
| 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...
| Dec 8, 2013
| 3:47 PM
The Sports Xchange
NFL roundup: Patriots' Gronkowski apparently suffers torn ACL
The New England Patriots lost Rob Gronkowski, their star tight end and quarterback Tom Brady's preferred target, to what appears to be a serious right knee injury....
| Nov 27, 2013
| 11:21 AM
The moment of truth during Alice Cooper's show Tuesday at the Segerstrom Center for the Arts came when a pair of assistants rolled in the guillotine from stage right.
Before the concert, I had gotten to talking with a fellow audience member who had seen...
| Nov 26, 2013
| 6:00 AM
The new One Direction album sounds like it was designed to win over (or perhaps further irritate) people likely to scoff at the idea that this British outfit is the biggest band on the planet.
The scale of its success seems beyond dispute, with 16...
| Nov 24, 2013
| 2:53 PM
Here's something that doesn't happen often in a musical climate overrun with less hearty breeds. A God's honest arena rock band, Pearl Jam, gigging a sold-out concert in an actual arena and illustrating the ways in which a perfectly healthy beast can...
| Nov 14, 2013
| 9:00 AM
If your DVR still holds the complete recording of last December's benefit concert at Madison Square Garden for Hurricane Sandy victims, the new film "12-12-12" is no reason to hit the delete button yet. Directors Amir Bar-Lev and Charlie Lightening put...
| Nov 12, 2013
The family car bore no "Proud parent of an Alice Cooper fan" bumper sticker as John Varvatos blared Cooper's shock rock from his suburban Detroit bedroom in the early '70s.
But behind that door, Varvatos' teenage obsession with rock 'n' roll was setting...
| Nov 5, 2013
| 5:00 AM
Joe Iconis, a promising 32-year-old composer, is best known for writing the song "Broadway, Here I Come" for Season 2 of the now-defunct backstage theater soap opera "Smash."
His new musical "The Black Suits," which opened Sunday at the Kirk Douglas...