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  • Music in 'Treme' takes you to another place

    Music in 'Treme' takes you to another place
    Last season in previewing HBO's "Treme," I said that in 30 years of writing about television, I had never heard music used as organically, wisely and powerfully as it was in the New Orleans-based series created by David Simon and Eric Overmyer. I also...
  • Lunch review: Solid pub fare at James Joyce

    Lunch review: Solid pub fare at James Joyce
    One of my long-standing life questions is, What makes an Irish pub an Irish pub? Is it dark, moody shadows peopled by whispering conspirators nursing black pints amid the rhythmic phthwacking of darts hitting corkboard? Or is it any old joint that...
  • Local doctor was classmate of Whitney Houston

    Local doctor was classmate of Whitney Houston
    It wasn't scandalous by tabloid standards, but it was a rebellious act for the young women at the Mount Saint Dominic Academy, a small all-girls Catholic high school in New Jersey. Whitney Houston, class of 1981, sometimes wore mismatched socks and rolled...
  • Convergence festival brings Charles Village, Hopkins communities closer

    Convergence festival brings Charles Village, Hopkins communities closer
    There's nothing like a good block party to bring the neighbors together. In the case of the 7th annual Convergence Block Party on Sept 18, co-sponsored by Hopkins and the Charles Village Business Association, the neighbors were Johns Hopkins University...
  • What I want to eat, drink, and listen to right now

     
    As I'm reading this fantastic Funtastic Thursday guest post from Owl Meat, I'm trying to decide what I want for dinner, drink and music. This would be the music for some reason, maybe because I'm on vacation, and the food......
  • At Mid-Atlantic Inaugural Ball, it's all about a chance to see the president

    Beyonce was serenading upstairs. Marc Anthony was holding court down the hall. And Oprah was reportedly partying across town. Last night's Mid-Atlantic Inaugural Ball at the Walter E. Washington Convention Center might have been a bit lacking in star...
  • Bringing one's own

     
    In this week's Shallow Thought Wednesday post, John Lindner wants to hear about your feelings. Not about Sabor, the restaurant that inspired his post. But about the stroll through the parking lot to the BYOB's front door. Here's John. LV ......
  • Diana Krall in Miami: 3 new songs we'd like to hear

    Diana Krall in Miami: 3 new songs we'd like to hear
    Diana Krall’s arrival at Miami’s Arsht Center Tuesday night offers a departure. The singer-pianist’s performance is part of a tour in support of the album “Glad Rag Doll,” an October release on the Verve Records jazz label...
  • REVIEW: For Straight No Chaser, a homecoming, a goodbye, and a great show

     
    If it had been simply any Straight No Chaser show, Sunday’s concert at Miller Symphony Hall in Allentown by the hit a cappella group still would have been a great performance: an hour and 40 minutes of voice and harmony......
  • Swingle Singers present breathtaking and masterful harmonies at Bach Choir gala

     
    By Steve Siegel Special to The Morning Call Whether you remember the Swingle Singers from their bebop Bach days in the 1960s, or your kids know them only from the hit TV show “Glee,” there was no generation gap in......
  • Album review: Jim James, 'Regions of Light and Sounds of God'

    Album review: Jim James, 'Regions of Light and Sounds of God'
    *** (out of 4) My Morning Jacket have always offered something of a mystical experience. Maybe it's the specter of the South that floats over the Kentucky band’s music. Maybe it's just singer Jim James' voice, which is best described as celestial....
  • 'The Last Waltz' Showing at The Acoustic Cafe in Bridgeport on Jan. 16

    'The Last Waltz' Showing at The Acoustic Cafe in Bridgeport on Jan. 16
    The Last Waltz is the greatest rock 'n' roll movie ever made despite the fact that one of its biggest stars, the Band drummer Levon Helm (pictured), hated it. Levon passed away last year, but Wednesday night you can see and hear him in his prime for...