The conspiracy theorists are out in force after both Facebook and Google had technical issues yesterday. The outages of various services including Gmail appear to be unrelated. But thankfully, Twitter has been unaffected and able to feed the paranoia.
The nine young adult performers who participated in the Howard County Arts Council's Rising Star competition all deserve to be considered winners, but only one of them went home with the $5,000 first prize. It was awarded to Samantha McEwen at the 15th annual Celebration of the Arts in Howard County, which was held March 24 in the Peter and Elizabeth Horowitz Visual and Performing Arts Center at Howard Community College.
A video of fight at a Columbia high school marked the third time a video of a violent crime in Baltimore that has gone viral on WorldStarHipHop.com in the past year. In each, the website was the first teller of the news. And judged by the web traffic, it is news for which there is a huge appetite.
Four vocalists, three instrumentalists, two dancers. That's the field competing this year for the title of Howard County's Rising Star, an honor bestowed annually at the "Celebration of the Arts in Howard County."