WHAT THEY'RE SAYING
TODAY'S SUN COLUMNISTS
Lost in mainstream shuffle
As part of Black Music Month, pop music critic Rashod D. Ollison spotlights some under-the-radar musicians whose passionate artistry may not have made it mainstream.
Lessons from Dad
Father's Day is coming up, and Dan Rodricks is seeking responses from readers who have thoughts on the following theme: "Things I learned from my father."
Mike Himowitz on a new Mac browserBusiness
David Zeiler on Apple's market strategyBusiness
Rick Maese on the U.S. OpenSports
David Steele on the OriolesSports
5 THINGS TO DO TODAY
BALTIMORE SYMPHONY ORCHESTRA -- Maestra Marin Alsop conducts a program of Brahms, with Jonathan Carney on violin. 8 p.m. at the Meyerhoff, 1212 Cathedral St. $25-$27. 410-783-8000.'
SPEEDERS' -- This new unscripted show in the vein of Cops follows lead foots with some amazing excuses. Premieres at 8 p.m. on Court TV.
SAMADHI -- The Baltimore metal band performs along with Scars of Your Demise at Sonar, 407 E. Saratoga St. Tickets are $8; doors open at 7:30 p.m. 410-327-8333.
SOMETHING BRILLIANT WILL COME TO US -- The Maryland Ensemble Theatre production examines humor and religion. 8 p.m. at FSK Hotel, 31 W. Patrick St., Frederick. $17-$20. 301-694-4744.
PAUL VAN DYK -- The man behind the album In Between spins electronica and techno at 9 p.m. at the 9:30 Club, 815 V St. N.W., Washington. $35-$40. tickets.com.
Old becomes news
Antiques Roadshow comes to town, and we put the appraisal process to the test.
Saturday in Go Today
S.C. on their minds
Sun reporter Mike Hill and his dad take a trip to Darlington, S.C., stirring memories of what was and anticipation of what lies ahead.
Sunday in Modern Life
A 'Blonde' ambition, realized
Natalie Joy Johnson, a Baltimore native, is making her Broadway debut in the popular musical Legally Blonde.
Sunday in A&E; Today
5 THINGS TO LOOK FOR @BALTIMORESUN.COM
Council leader to join race
Stephanie Rawlings-Blake, the Baltimore Council president, will officially announce her intention to seek a full term as City Council President at 10:30 a.m. in War Memorial Plaza.baltimoresun.com/maryland
Farmers' market opens
The farmers' market in Towson opens for the season today. The market is on Allegheny Avenue, between York Road and Washington Avenue. Baltimore County Executive James T. Smith Jr. will be part of a ceremony marking the opening at noon.baltimoresun.com/maryland
Sun union expected to vote
The Newspaper Guild, which represents most employees at The Sun, is expected to vote on a contract offer sometime tonight.baltimoresun.com/maryland
U.S. Open starts today
The U.S. Open golf tournament begins today at Oakmont, near Pittsburgh. Most eyes will be on Tiger Woods, who tees off at 8:06 a.m. in a group that includes defending champion Geoff Ogilvy. baltimoresun.com/golf
Movie set in Charm City
Jackie Julio, a former attorney, is producing and starring in a movie about a quadriplegic woman looking for love in Charm City.baltimoresun.com/today
SUN BLOG BLOGS.BALTIMORESUN.COM
Kilowatt shopping HQ -- Jay Hancock provides links and phone numbers for alternative electricity providers. baltimoresun.com/hancockblog
Goodbye, Mr. Wizard -- Sarah K. Kelber offers a tribute to Don Herbert, who died this week. baltimoresun.com/realitycheck
MOST VIEWED STORIES YESTERDAY AS OF 8 PM
1. Bones in bedroom -- A boarded-up house full of trash contained what appeared to be a corpse.
2. Man sought in shooting of woman surrenders -- David L. Miller, who was being held without bail, was accused of fatally shooting the mother of his unborn child.
3. One-on-one with Chuck Liddell -- A Q&A; with the former UFC light heavyweight champion tackles everything, from his defeat to future plans.
4. Muslim first, Arab second, American third -- A survey of Muslim Americans addressed post-9/11 challenges and views on being Muslims in America.
5. Cabrera's problems run deep -- The erratic starter allowed three homers and seven runs, sending the O's plunging into last place. His exit was met with a chorus of boos from O's fans.