When Cassadee Pope introduced herself to America -- at least the segment that watches reality singing competitions -- two years ago on NBC's "The Voice," she sang Natalie Imbruglia's hit, "Torn," to a huge ovation.
Charles Village Festival 2013 is June 1-2. Saturday events and activities include 5K Run at 8:30 a.m., 1K Kids' Fun Run at 9., festival within the festival at Wyman Park Dell from 11-9, and a gunny sack race for Charles Village parents and their kids, 3-4 p.m. in lower dell. Sunday events include a garden walk (tour of houses with gardens) 11-4, and the same stuff as Saturday in the dell.
Erykah Badu, Common, Sharon Jones and the Dap Kings, Chuck Brown and Estelle will headline the Summer Spirit Festival at Merriweather Post Pavilion this year; the news was posted on the venue's website this week.
Antique cars, thoroughbred racing, a preview of midway rides and a concert by Selena Gomez are all part of the opening weekend of the 2011 Maryland State Fair, which opens Fri., Aug. 26, and runs through Mon., Sept. 5, at the State Fairgrounds in Timonium.