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The Baltimore SunFiona Apple played a short series of promotional shows earlier this year to support her upcoming album. Now, she's launching a full tour for "The Idler Wheel is Wiser" that includes stops in Baltimore and Washington D.C. Apple's mini-tour, her first...
**1/2 (out of four) Last Sunday, the Grammys’ collabo-lust spawned the awkward unity of Maroon 5/Beach Boys and Foo Fighters/Deadmau5. So of course the Grammys helped support “Re:Generation,” a documentary that dares five of the world&...
Update: Concert news: Lady Antebellum, Common, Nickelback, Hendrix Tribute Tour, Sleigh Bells, GusterThe Baltimore SunUpdate: Merriweather Post Pavilion has announced its second show of the season: Lady Antebellum, the hugely successful pop-country trio. The band, out with "Own the Night," which was released last year, will perform May 20. Darius Rucker, the guy...
Mar 27, 2012 |Column| Chicago TribuneIn a hurry-up culture, Danny Brown says taking his time was the key to the depth and off-kilter resonance of his 2011 breakthrough album, “XXX” (Fool’s Gold). By hip-hop standards, the 31-year-old Brown is practically an elder statesman...Dec 12, 2011 |Story| Baltimore SunLet's face it: there's too much new music in a year for any one human being to digest. "2011 Gems" is a December feature on Midnight Sun where I highlight some of the tracks that might have flown under your radar. Next: Nas' throwback to excellence,...
Tags: Music, Entertainment, Jay-ZFeb 7, 2012 |Column| Chicago TribuneINDIANAPOLIS -- You'll be happy to know I didn't fall asleep on the couch watching the Super Bowl like I did in Dallas last year. That's because I took a different approach when covering the Super Bowl parties in Indianapolis. I didn't stay until the very...Dec 18, 2011 |Column| Chicago TribuneIf any of us wondered if celebrities would still visit Chicago after “The Oprah Winfrey Show” ended in May, we now have our answer. Chicago is still a popular destination for film projects — which this year included “Man of...Aug 23, 2011 |Story| Baltimore SunThe Baltimore SunAt least one Marley will perform in the area this Fall. Damian Marley had been scheduled to perform at Summer Spirit Festival at Merriweather this August, but the show, which also had Nas on the bill, was unexpectedly cancelled. Then on Monday, it was...Aug 29, 2011 |Column| Chicago Tribune2 stars (out of 4) The self-proclaimed “greatest rapper alive” had an enviable run for a few years, churning out free mix tapes, song-stealing cameos and major-label blockbusters with dizzying aplomb from 2004 to 2009. “Tha Carter III&...Aug 25, 2011 |Story| RedEyeCongratulations, haters. Well, semi-congratulations. You were this close to stopping Diggy Simmons from rapping. But you ultimately failed in your mission of stopping the 16-year-old son of Joseph (aka Rev Run) and nephew of Russell Simmons from...Original site for Nas topic gallery.
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