| Apr 23, 2011
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...
| Oct 3, 2010
| 12:09 PM
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...
| Feb 12, 2012
| 6:40 PM
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...
| Sep 20, 2011
| 10:47 AM
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...
| Jul 2, 2009
| 4:22 PM
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......
| Jan 21, 2009
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...
| Jun 9, 2010
| 4:22 AM
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 ......
| Apr 1, 2013
| 8:23 PM
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...
| Dec 24, 2012
| 9:30 PM
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......
| Oct 7, 2012
| 4:24 PM
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......
| Feb 4, 2013
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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....
| Jan 9, 2013
| 7:10 AM
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...