Socially-committed, honest documentary films do the same work great newspapers and digital platforms do in bringing accurate information and uncompromising truths to audiences. They are another way in which we, can counter the disinformation and lies coming from so many of our elected leaders.
Reeves had been performing 'Beat It' and other Jackson hits on street corners long before the uprising last spring (City Paper first wrote about him in 2013). And a year later, he and his manager Vaughan Mason (best known for the 1980 disco hit 'Bounce, Rock, Skate, Roll') are still rolling out in the large yellow truck Reeves used as his stage in Penn North on April 27, 2015, parking on corners to perform Jackson tributes and other pop covers, as well as Reeves' own music.
Despite Western Tech¿s 2-7 record in dual meets this season, the rest of the county squads better not sleep on on the Wolverine grapplers when they meet at the Baltimore County tournament at Perry Hall High on Feb. 19 and 20.
Following the uprising, Baltimore's white music scene has been trying to get a bit more introspective. Conversation starters such as Jana Hunter and Abdu Ali's piece for Pitchfork, "White Privilege and Black Lives in the Baltimore Music Scene" in July, and Maura Callahan and Rebekah Kirkman's tough-minded, "SCUM (Segregated Communities and Upward Mobility): A state-of-the-arts manifesto with 10 points to improve the visual art scene" here in City Paper last month, which focused on visual arts
Maybe one day the Ravens' "rent a receiver" policy will end and the team will establish a legacy like the Baltimore Colts did with Hall of Famer Raymond Berry. Ravens receiver Steve Smith Sr., 36, announced Monday that he will retire at the end of the 2015 season, his 15th year in the NFL. He will have played just the final two of those seasons with the Ravens.
This week 42 years ago, 600,000 people attend the Summer Jam at Watkins Glen in New York (Grateful Dead, the Allman Brothers Band and the Band perform), Skylab 3 launches, "Enter the Dragon," Bruce Lee's final film, tops the box office and the following songs are the most popular in the U.S., according to Billboard's Hot 100 chart archive.
This week 16 years ago, J.K. Rowling published "Harry Potter and the Prisoner of Azkaban," the third book in the series, teen sex comedy "American Pie" topped the box office and the following songs were the most popular in the United States, according to Billboard's Hot 100 chart archive.
Now that summer is officially upon us, we've been taking a look at the definitive summer songs of all time, based on their seasonal popularity on Billboard's Hot 100 charts. In this final installment, we count down the summer jams from 2000 to 2014.
This week, leading up to the official start of summer, we're taking a look at the definitive summer songs of all time, based on their seasonal popularity on Billboard's Hot 100 charts. Today, we look at the summer jams of the 1980s.
Last decade -- during the brief lull between MTV's lack of music videos and YouTube's still-to-come emergence -- Weird Al Yankovic wondered if the medium he had utilized better than any pop-music parodist ever had become obsolete.
It was hard to tell exactly where the music was coming from — perhaps from the large yellow van at the corner of North Avenue and Monroe Street — but the song was clear and loud: Michael Jackson's "Man In The Mirror."
Shaina "Shi" Scott got about one hour of sleep before she and her three teammates performed a group rendition of Michael Jackson's "Pretty Young Thing" before a slate of "American Idol" judges, but she pushed through the sleep deprivation to give a successful performance and advance to the next round of the popular televised singing competition.
This week 44 years ago, the Alan Shepard-commanded Apollo 14 landed on the moon, the stock market index Nasdaq was launched, "Love Story" was the No. 1 film at the box office and the following songs were the most popular in America, according to Billboard's Hot 100 chart archive.
The developer of a Little Italy condominium project says he had nothing to do with a document the city calls "forged or altered" that resulted in $2.1 million in erroneous tax credits for the building.
Marsala is a warm, feel-good hue that's especially easy to wear during the colder weather months. It's a color destined for greatness next year, but you can incorporate it into your wardrobe right now, according to fashion experts.
Baltimore's planning department was tricked into awarding $2.1 million in historic tax credits to a Little Italy condominium project based on a "forged or altered" document, a city review panel says in a new report. As a result, two dozen condo owners face higher property tax bills of roughly $10,000 a year.
"Where are all the celebrities?" That's a question many supporters of #BlackLivesMatter protests are asking. At this moment of great unrest, some are feeling a lack of leadership from those who have worldwide media platforms. I think something other than apathy is really at work here: fear and trepidation. Michael Jackson was never afraid to put himself out there for the truth as he saw it, and he took a pounding for it.
Century High School Principal Troy Barnes concedes that he doesn't see a lot of "Michael Jackson-style crotch grabbing" at student dances anymore. But he does see other suggestive dance moves including the popular "twerking."
You may remember Vanessa Collier, daughter of Tom and Beth Vermeer. Vanessa graduated with honors from River Hill High in 2009. She was a four-year letterman and co-captain of the Varsity Girls' Basketball team as well as featured soloist for the Jazz Band, Marching Band, Wind Ensemble and many All-State Band programs.
During this week 27 years ago, the second NFL player strike began, Bruce Willis won his first Emmy (for "Moonlighting") and the following songs were the most popular in America, according to Billboard's Hot 100 chart archive.