Steven C. "Bo" Eckard, a member of the music faculty at McDaniel College, where he was senior lecturer of music and founder of the Electric Bass Ensemble, died Aug. 24 of undetermined causes at his Westminster home. He was 58.
During this week 16 years ago, Google Inc. was founded in Menlo Park, Calif., legendary film director Akira Kurosawa died and these were the most popular songs in America, via Billboard's Hot 100 chart archive.
Since he started 24-7 Entertainment in 1997, he's been working to bring in musical acts that provide excitement for audiences, booking about 100 shows a year in the Baltimore area, including the upcoming Shindig Music Festival at Carroll Park, with a lineup featuring Jane's Addiction, Rise Against, Gogol Bordello and Halestorm.
Last night, Iggy Azalea -- the 24-year-old pop-rap artist responsible for the inescapable hit "Fancy" -- performed a surprise five-song set at the casino's three-level bar, 14Forty, to celebrate the Horseshoe Casino Baltimore's opening.
A glance at Chesapeake Arts Center's upcoming schedule indicates an exciting season beginning in September, with entertainment to attract audiences of diverse tastes for music, theater and star attractions.
Salmond performs as gospel rapper Praize. This weekend, Praize will be performing at Union Street United Methodist Church's annual Praise in the Park event Saturday, Aug. 23. The Rev. Daryl A. Foster, pastor at Union Street United Methodist Church in Westminster, said the event is designed as a way for the entire Carroll County community to come together and build faith and family, with live music, a praise team and food.
This year at the aquarium, 25 students in grades seven through nine are enrolled in the summer program at the National Aquarium where they work with blue crabs and water to investigate what goes on under the sea.
There will be music in the air and water in the background for the Columbia Lakefront Summer Concert Series' upcoming free programs: the Columbia Concert Band on Sunday, Aug. 10, at 6:30 p.m., and the Columbia Jazz Band on Wednesday, Aug. 13, at 8 p.m.
During the first week of August 42 years ago, a solar flare knocked out power in the United States, "Deliverance" was the top box-office draw, and the following songs were the most popular tunes according to Billboard's Hot 100 chart archive.