| Feb 24, 2013
| 6:52 PM
Baltimore may not be Hollywood East, but once again, the Oscars include a distinctly Bawlamer element.
Craig Bartholomew Strydom, writer of the Oscar-winning documentary "Searching for Sugar Man," lived in Baltimore until last year.
Read about his...
| Feb 14, 2013
| 10:46 AM
The death of esteemed Chicago pianist Ken Chaney in December, at age 73, caught his fans by surprise and left a hole in the city's musical life.
As bandleader, he presided over such distinctive ensembles as the funk-tinged Ken Chaney Xperience, which...
| Jan 16, 2013
| 10:25 AM
Puffing dabs. No mawltards spilling schwill on me. No Alaska bathroom lines. And puffing dabs. #couchtour positives. — @walker_albert, Dec. 28, 2012.
It's a weekday night in the suburbs. The kids are in bed, and you're wide awake. What to do?...
| Dec 30, 2012
| 9:12 AM
Frank Zappa probably would have been intrigued.
The Chicago Jazz Orchestra's brave, often brilliant, sometimes thrilling, somewhat flawed Zappa tribute at the Park West on Saturday night gave his music a spotlight it does not routinely receive in the...
| Dec 27, 2012
| 12:55 PM
For years, the "Battle of the Saxes" that played the Green Mill Jazz Club each New Year's Eve was less a contest than a lively exchange of ideas between Chicago tenor saxophone icon Von Freeman and former Chicago tenorist Edward Petersen.
| Jul 5, 2012
| 4:32 PM
In the interest of full disclosure, I was one of the approximately 40 bazillion teenage girls who plastered their bedroom walls with posters of Leif Garrett throughout the ’70s and ’80s. In fact, I had it so bad for the sleepy-eyed, flaxen-...
| Jul 18, 2012
| 9:23 PM
A Grammy Award-winning trumpeter, the world premiere of a song cycle based on poems by Carl Reiner’s daughter, dazzling international dance ensembles, circus arts and perhaps America’s premier storyteller will highlight the 16th season of...
| Nov 27, 2012
| 4:27 PM
The 23rd annual Berks Jazz Fest will be all about highlighting jazz music’s effects on other styles, with programs that offer jazz mixed with programs featuring rock, funk, blues, Latin, pop and gospel. There will be salutes to artists such......
| May 5, 2012
| 4:23 PM
A once-popular Bethlehem music festival being revived for a final year sold out all its tickets in just over an hour, organizers say. But you can still catch a related performance – and it’s free. NEARFest, a popular international progressive....
| Mar 16, 2012
| 8:31 AM
When the "Show Your Soft Side" campaign debuted last year, Baltimore learned that real tough guys treat animals with soft hands -- and people across the county took notice.
They were impressed to hear about the likes of Raven Jarret Johnson, MMA...
| Mar 27, 2012
| 2:00 PM
Roseanne Cash, Dianne Reeves, and Asphalt Orceshtra will be among the headliners in a series of free concerts on New Haven Green as part of the International Festival of Arts & Ideas which runs June 16 to 30.Kicking off the free concerts on the Green on...