What started off as a challenge for Gary Day resulted in a multimillion-dollar business that would service celebrities including Ray Rice, Jada Pinkett Smith, Prince, Courtney Love, Muhammad Ali, Janet Jackson and The Beach Boys. And after 25 years, Day, the founder and CEO of American Limousines, oversees the biggest limo company in the city, with more than 40 employees, over 40 vehicles and $3.6 million in revenue.
After hearing community concerns, Baltimore City Council President Bernard C. "Jack" Young is delaying a final vote to approve tax breaks for large concerts and comedy shows at the aging Royal Farms Arena.
Royal Farms Arena has planned an impressive concert lineup for 2016, but it seems like 2015 wasn't too bad, either. The venue ranks first in the U.S. in ticket sales among venues its size this year, according to Billboard Magazine.
1. "Really a lot of what is considered hugely cool, popular indie rock these days sounds like '90s R&B. Like it doesn't even sound like indie rock." -A.C. Newman of the New Pornographers in 2014 possibly, probably complaining
This week 15 years ago, Confederate submarine H.L. Huntley was raised to the surface after sinking in 1864 during the Civil War; the Republican National Convention nominated George W. Bush for president of the United States; the Kevin Bacon thriller "Hollow Man" topped the box office and the following songs were the most popular in the United States, according to Billboard's Hot 100 chart archive.
This week 22 years ago, "Angels in America" wins big at the Tony Awards, Cleveland broke ground on the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame and Museum, Prince changed his name to a symbol and the following songs were the most popular in the U.S., according to Billboard's Hot 100 chart archive.
The storytelling going on in Laurel Mill Playhouse's current production of Ntozake Shange's highly acclaimed "For Colored Girls Who Have Considered Suicide When The Rainbow Is Enuf" plays a little differently than anything performed at the Playhouse before.
For those who were left out of the Pro Football Hall of Fame in 2012, the road to Canton won't get any easier in 2013. A bunch of strong Hall of Fame candidates will be eligible next year, including former Ravens left tackle and franchise cornerstone Jonathan Ogden. Also up for possible enshrinement are defensive end Michael Strahan, offensive guard Larry Allen, defensive tackle Warren Sapp, and quarterback Steve McNair, who played two seasons in Baltimore.
In what I hope will become a Friday staple at Baltimore Sports Blitz, I¿¿¿ll give you a top-five list for a Baltimore sports-related category to discuss. I'm feeling drafty this week, so let's tackle the best draft picks in Ravens history.