Sound check

An update on concerts: newly announced shows and ticket availability. For ticket information and purchase, call Ticketmaster at 410-481-SEAT unless otherwise noted.

Just announced


Sarah McLachlan plays Merriweather Post Pavillion in Columbia Aug. 11. Tickets are on sale now.

Ladysmith Black Mambazo performs at the Maryland Hall for the Creative Arts in Annapolis Feb. 25. Call 410-263-5544.


Ruben Studdard takes the stage at Morgan State University's Gilliam Concert Hall March 13. Tickets go on sale Saturday at 10 a.m.

Still available

Bill Cosby at Dover Downs Hotel and Conference Center March 5. 800-711-5882.

Crack the Sky at the Recher Theatre in Towson March 6.

Sting at the Warner Theatre in Washington March 11.

Great Big Sea at the 9:30 Club in Washington March 17. 800-955-5566 or online at

Keb Mo at the Birchmere in Alexandria, Va., March 22-23. 703-549-7500.

Paula Poundstone at the Rams Head Tavern in Annapolis March 27. 410-268-4545.


Saffire Uppity Blues Women at the Avalon Theatre in Easton March 27.

David Bowie at George Mason University's Patriot Center in Fairfax, Va., May 16.