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  • View from on high: a memory of the March

    View from on high: a memory of the March
    In the spring of 1963, when I was a student at the U.S. Army's Judge Advocate General Corps School in Charlottesville, Va., the Rev. Martin Luther King Jr. came to town to speak to the student body of the University of Virginia.
  • 'American Idol' recap, Country stars (and total bombs) in Charlotte

    'American Idol' recap, Country stars (and total bombs) in Charlotte
    We're in Charlotte, and if you weren't a country music fan before tonight, chances are you just might be buying your first country CD in the morning. Recapping tonight's show was a bit challenging. We may have heard all of 10 auditions that really had...

    The Zombies stay fresh at Rams Head On Stage

    The Zombies stay fresh at Rams Head On Stage
    There are at least two remarkable things to note in Colin Blunstone’s voice. First, of course, is its sound, that light, airy quality – is it breathy, or breathless? – that gave the great Zombies tracks of the mid-1960s an immediate,...

    In unpublished interview, Etta James talks about performing in Baltimore, Sam Cooke, and her legacy

    In unpublished interview, Etta James talks about performing in Baltimore, Sam Cooke, and her legacy
    In 2007, legendary singer Etta James was booked for the PAETEC Jazz Festival in downtown Baltimore. I interviewed her a few weeks before the show -- but she later had to back out due to health problems. Here is part of the interview, which was never...

    Heavy-hitting diva Franchon Crews sets her sights on London Olympics

    Heavy-hitting diva Franchon Crews sets her sights on London Olympics
    On a quiet Friday morning in a West Baltimore gym above the Cash USA pawnshop, Franchon Crews unleashes a powerful flurry outside the ring. "It's been a long, a long time coming," she roars. "But I know change gonna come, oh yes it did." Her final...