Renowned musician and recording artist Benny Russell, who has served as an adjunct instructor of music at Harford Community College since 2005, is one of five Harford residents nominated for appointment to 63 different boards and commissions by Gov. Larry Hogan.
Stephen A. Mandell, who shared a Grammy Award with Eric Weissberg for their iconic "Dueling Banjos" performance for the 1972 movie "Deliverance," died March 14 from prostate cancer at his Owings Mills home. He was 76.
John "Smokey" Condon struts into the heteronormative room of rock 'n' roll and drags the pain and passion of Stonewall, the puckish filthiness of John Waters, and the West Coast warmth of Armistead Maupin along with him. The songs on "How Far Will You Go?: The S&M Recordings, 1973-81," a crucial compilation of tracks from this forgotten gay grimy glam rocker, were affronts back in the '70s simply because they existed and spoke with honesty and humor and frankness about homosexuality.