Lost in the smoky haze of 1960s history is the Laurel Pop Festival held in July 1969, which was attended by 15,000 fans and offered an incredible lineup of some of the biggest pop performers of the year.
Shirley Reingold, who wrote the 1948 hit song "It's Too Soon to Know" and managed the Orioles, an early rhythm-and-blues vocal group, died of heart disease Oct. 10 at Aventura Hospital in Aventura, Fla. The former Baltimorean was 89.
Another classic American film set in Baltimore will be turned into a Broadway musical. Barry Levinson has adapted "Diner," his well-regarded 1982 movie, for the stage. With music and lyrics by rock singer-songwriter Sheryl Crow, the new show is scheduled to open in New York next fall.