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Welcome to Eurovision 2014

A musical interlude, though the use of the word ‘musical’ is perhaps loose. Yes, the Eurovision Song Contest has struck again: which is to the world of music what Purim is to Judaism, or Halloween is to American culture. Lovers […]

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Welcome to Eurovision 2014

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A musical interlude, though the use of the word ‘musical’ is perhaps loose. Yes, the Eurovision Song Contest has struck again: which is to the world of music what Purim is to Judaism, or Halloween is to American culture. Lovers […]

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Frank Zappa remembered as a major influence in music, art and culture

Twenty years ago, on Dec. 4th, Frank Zappa finally succumbed to prostate cancer, dying in his home, surrounded by family. He was born in Baltimore on Dec. 21, 1940. Another

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Jersey Boys return to Baltimore – and that’s a good thing

When I saw the schedule for the Hippodrome during the summer, I circled the mid-November show - Jersey Boys.  That was one I definitely wanted to see for the

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I wanna be adored – The Stone Roses

Whatever happened to The Stone Roses? Well, let me tell you...... This indie Brit kid who lived and breathed songs such as I Wanna Be Adored, Sally Cinnamon and She Bangs

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Virgin Mobile FreeFest was a muddy success

Virgin Mobile FreeFest returned to Merriweather Post Pavilion in Columbia for the fifth time in a row.  But this time it brought the rain.  The rain did not keep the

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New event venue launches in Laurel: Check out Open Mic this Saturday

The stage is built, the amps are wired up, the twinkle lights strung, tiki torches are waiting to be lit, forty dozen cookies are baked, and the bands are

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The Lumineers light up my night

Ho Hey, The Lumineers.... I didn't really know any of this band's songs apart from that Hey Ho one, you know the one that everyone knows, so I was ready

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Justin Timberlake releases new single ‘Take Back the Night’

First there was "Suit & Tie." Then there was "Mirrors. " If you haven't caught on yet, these were the two singles leading up to the release of Justin Timberlake's

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Leonard Bernstein’s film score comes to life with Baltimore Symphony Orchestra’s West Side Story

It would be easy to say that West Side Story is the quintessential American musical.  Inspired by William Shakespeare's play Romeo and Juliet, the racially charged love story is

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Macy Gray doubles down on her classic hits: Grammy Winner to Play Maryland Live! Casino Tuesday

Full disclosure: It was difficult catching Macy Gray on Monday. A mid-morning call was pushed to an early afternoon call, and an evening interview was put on hold about an

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