| Jan 14, 2013
| 4:23 AM
After squealing at a very suspect decibel for three solid minutes, it hit me that I didn't know what I wanted when I heard that Justin Timberlake was coming back. He's provided a lot of classic moments in music (I know, the "c" word applied to the guy who...
| Oct 7, 2012
| 4:00 AM
Kemba Smith Pradia went to Tallahassee, Fla., last week to demand the right to vote.
Back in the '90s, when she was just Kemba Smith, she became a poster child for the excesses and inanities of the so-called War on Drugs. Ms. Pradia, then a college...
| Jun 9, 2012
| 4:23 PM
Singer Edwin McCain stood on stage Friday at Musikfest Café at ArtsQuest Center, singing his most recent single, “Walk With You,” as emotional a father-daughter wedding song as you’ll ever hear. From the first note, his voice was...
| Mar 29, 2012
| 3:55 PM
After losing the AFC championship game earlier this year, Ed Reed walked through the Ravens locker room singing an old Teddy Pendergrass tune.
"I think I better let it go ...," he sang. The familiar lines of "Love TKO" was all Reed was heard saying after...
| Mar 30, 2012
| 4:30 AM
Ravens safety Ed Reed’s comments last night about his future to the South Florida Sun Sentinel, one of The Sun’s sister papers, reminded me of something team owner Steve Bisciotti said last month.
Asked whether he had gotten a definitive...
| May 21, 2012
| 10:23 AM
It’s not even June. But already this calendar year we’ve lost a gut-wrenching list of people who’ve impacted the music world: impresarios Don Cornelius and Dick Clark, R&B legends Johnny Otis and Etta James, the incomparable Band...
| Sep 8, 2012
| 6:55 PM
Shannon Sharpe remembers vividly the late-night conversations in his kitchen with a 25-year-old Ray Lewis.
It was 2000, and the young linebacker was staying with his new Ravens teammate in Sharpe's Atlanta home as he endured a murder trial that could...
| Jun 25, 2012
| 12:25 PM
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On his 2010 album, "Love Letter,"R. Kellybegan strolling through his late mother’s record collection, the soul ballads and stepping songs that soundtracked his young life while growing up on Chicago’s South Side. They...
| Jan 22, 2012
| 7:52 PM
It took Ray Lewis a long time to put his suit on after the AFC championship was over on Sunday. He got dressed in silence, he made sure his tie was straight and his jacket wasn't wrinkled. Then, he stood in the eye of a small media storm, smiled into...
| Jan 23, 2012
| 3:03 AM
1. Joe Flacco might not be playing in the Super Bowl this year, but he'll get to one eventually. And he'll do it wearing a Ravens uniform. After watching him play four years of football, and seeing him both at his best, and at his worst, I feel totally...
| Jan 25, 2012
| 10:19 AM
Anyone ever tell you history is dull, tedious and irrelevant? Not us. And for some particularly fascinating and relevant insights into black history, ditch the textbooks and head to these stage shows, which explore everything from the politics in...