| Jan 15, 2010
| 4:34 PM
With the critical and commercial success of Jay-Zâs âThe Blueprint 3â and Chef Raekwonâs âOnly Built 4 Cuban Linx 2,â the question is no longer whether 40-something rappers can prosper, but what path theyâll take. Will they align...
| Apr 1, 2011
Gil Clancy, 88, a boxing trainer who helped lead Emile Griffith to welterweight and middleweight titles, died Thursday at an assisted-living facility on Long Island, N.Y., his family said.
Born in Rockaway Beach, N.Y., in...
| Feb 15, 2011
| 5:20 PM
NOTE: This is a blog about two guys attempting to lose weight over a six-week period. They kicked off their weight-loss "strategies" on Jan. 10.
Got lucky and got to take exactly who I wanted on a nice Valentine's Day dinner Monday night.
We had the...
| Jul 9, 2011
Award-winning Cuban guitarist
Manuel Galban, 80, a Grammy-winning Cuban guitarist who rose to international fame as a member of the Buena Vista Social Club, died Thursday of a heart attack in Havana.
Born in 1931 in Gibara, in the eastern...
| Nov 8, 2011
Joe Frazier, the heavyweight boxing champion who in 1971 became the first fighter to defeat Muhammad Ali, then lost two epic rematches including a ferocious battle known as the "Thrilla in Manila," died Monday night. He was 67.
Smokin' Joe, as he was...
| Apr 11, 2009
If you are not a boxing fan (I am not a boxing fan), the HBO documentary "Thrilla in Manila” -- the story of the Joe Frazier-Muhammad Ali rivalry, as it played across three fights from 1971 to 1975 -- is not the film to make you one. And if you...
| May 19, 2008
There was a remarkable atmosphere of synchronicity during the performance of Christian McBride's "The Movement Revisited" at Walt Disney Concert Hall on Friday night. And maybe a trace of irony as well.
The four-section suite for big jazz band, small...
| Oct 20, 2009
In the summer of 1968, events were roiling America and the world: the assassinations of Martin Luther King Jr. and Robert F. Kennedy; the escalation of the Vietnam War; the Soviet Union's invasion of Czechoslovakia; the radicalization of the civil...
| Dec 11, 2012
| 9:32 AM
Thirteen-year-old Octavio Vazquez had $100 to spend this past weekend at the Cockeysville Wal-Mart, but he really wasn't looking for something for himself.
As he roamed the aisles with Baltimore County Officer Michael Schmitz Jr., of the Wilkens...
| Feb 1, 2012
| 9:34 PM
Dundee was inducted into the International Boxing Hall of Fame in 1994 _ honoring a career that spanned six decades in which he worked with champions like Ali, Leonard, George Foreman, Carmen Basilio and Jose Napoles....
| Mar 6, 2012
| 4:23 PM
Someone once compared the over-the-hill boxing match between George Foreman and Gerry Cooney in the 1990s as an offer to see a late-life Elizabeth Taylor nude: Yes, they’re kind of old and kind of fat, but hey, how much are......