Randallstown singer Joe Maye is hoping turn his fame from "The Voice" into a sustained career. He's kicking off that effort with a new song and video, "Who's That Girl," and a performance at this weekend's African American Festival.
In March, Itsara Ounnarath launched White Tiger Distillery, a nascent operation on the Eastern Shore's Kent Island that the owner hopes will eventually spread his family's distinct, Laotian take on rice whiskey and other products around the world.
Prince, the popular and virtuosic musician who died Thursday at age 57, was known for maintaining his Minneapolis roots. He also made an impression on Baltimore at a critical moment — as the city dealt with the death of Freddie Gray and the unrest that followed. He came at a time when other celebrities of his caliber did not.
To local artists, it has felt vitally necessary to form the roiling muck of thoughts and feelings generated by the death of the 25-year-old man and by the subsequent confrontation between police officers and brick-wielding citizens into something that makes sense, into poetry or a sculpture or a melodic phrase. The words and pictures were so vivid and insistent that they practically shoved their way out. They almost demanded that the artists sit down — not tomorrow, but right now —