From the upper stories of the Bromo Seltzer arts tower to Darley Park, Baltimore kicked off Neighborhood Lights — the first leg of the larger Light City festival — with displays of illuminated artwork, some with an otherworldly feel.
Details for Baltimore's third annual Light City festival were announced Tuesday. The expanded April festival will feature one of the founding fathers of rap, plus pay-what-you-want admission to its innovation conferences, the chance for neighborhoods to win ca
Bob Dylan became the first person in the 115-year history of the award to win a Nobel for songwriting, and, said the Swedish Academy in the announcement: "For having created new poetic expressions within the great American song tradition." Let the scholars and professional poets throw themselves from the tower on this news, which came like a new morning of delight: fresh, charming and, like the man who received it, stunning though not wholly unexpected.
The Laurel jazz festivals, held at Laurel Race Course in 1967, 1968 and 1969, attracted big-name bands including Dizzy Gillespie, Etta Jones, Woody Herman and his Big Band, Thelonious Monk, Gloria Lynne and Herbie Mann Octet,
Earth, Wind & Fire and Chicago -- two bands of the same era from the Windy City with different sounds and permanent legacies -- will bring their "Heart and Soul Tour 2.0" to Royal Farms Arena on Tuesday night.
That the Jewish Museum of Maryland, located in a predominantly black area of Baltimore, would host a Paul Simon exhibit makes sense. As one of many Jewish-American artists deeply immersed in African-American art, sometimes problematically eclipsing their influences, it is an ideal location to explore his tangled iconography, even if the exhibit itself, "Paul Simon: Words + Music" curated by the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame, and on view through Jan. 16, is reminiscent of a themed bedroom at the
When Catonsville's Jamie Voss first mentioned the idea for an end-of-summer outdoor celebration at the Caton Tavern to raise money to help a neighbor and her school, she hoped the response would be positive. The Catonsville High graduate and bartender at the tavern on Edmondson Avenue wanted to do something to rally the community, but she didn't anticipate that the first Caton Fest would become a hit.
Nearly five years after an honorary bust of his father was installed outside a Highlandtown library, Dweezil Zappa is still working to change the perception of Frank Zappa's characterization-defying, decades-spanning musical legacy.
After 80 years, the city of Cleveland, much maligned in lore as "the mistake on the lake," has been selected to host a national political convention in 2016. Famous Ohioans President William McKinley and Mark Hanna, the Karl Rove of his day, might well be turning in their graves.
By the time they got to Woodstock, they weren't exactly half a million strong. More like 300. But it was still a party. And musician John Sebastian, who played at the original Woodstock in 1969, was the headliner.
But it was nevertheless fascinating to see how successfully Amanda Berry, Gina DeJesus and Michelle Knight, the trio of Cleveland women kidnapped and held captive for over a decade, were able to bypass the TV morning shows in delivering their message of thanks on a YouTube video Monday.
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.