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  • Big week for spoken word

    Big week for spoken word
    While you're out getting your nightlife fix this weekend, take my advice and take in at least one of the great literary events around town. There's simply too many good ones to miss this week, starting with Boris Fishman's two readings in the area. Also...
  • Has 'Baltimore Our Baltimore' been forgotten?

    Has 'Baltimore Our Baltimore' been forgotten?
    Gil Sandler had his turn ("No ode to Baltimore, ords by Folger McKinsey and music by Emma Hemberger. The song was first performed on Feb. 22, 1916. I learned it in elementary school and it was sung at every school assembly and special program, including...
  • Opera review: Lyric Opera's grim 'Tosca'

     Opera review: Lyric Opera's grim 'Tosca'
    Lyric Opera's imperishable love affair with Puccini's "Tosca" goes back as far as the company's inaugural season in 1954. Some of the greatest sopranos of their day have loved, killed and leapt through the title role here. Such are the vocal and...
  • New '33 1/3' book explores life of mysterious chanteuse Bobbie Gentry

    New '33 1/3'  book explores life of mysterious chanteuse Bobbie Gentry
    Love was in the air in the summer of 1967, and it was all over the radio waves as well, from the Doors’ horny exhortation to a love interest in “Light My Fire” to the Beatles’ philosophically minded anthem “All You Need is...
  • Punch Brothers as unplugged superheroes

    Punch Brothers as unplugged superheroes
    The band Punch Brothers was half-jokingly called The Legion of Acoustic Superheroes by newgrass legend John Cowan soon after they formed in 2006. It made sense at the time — a bluegrass-in-instrumentation-only quintet of top young string virtuosi,...
  • REVIEW: Jason Isbell reminds Keswick Theater crowd great music, lyrics can co-exist

    REVIEW: Jason Isbell reminds Keswick Theater crowd great music, lyrics can co-exist
    In the generations since Bob Dylan melded the lyrical prowess of folk with rock sensibilities, music fans seem to have forgotten, or at least largely ignored, the fact that songs can be both rich literature and great tunes. And that bare and bitter...
  • Bob Dylan's 'Shadows in the Night' album illuminates American standards

    Bob Dylan's 'Shadows in the Night' album illuminates American standards
    Call them standards if you must — imagine dusty old classics of the so-called Great American Songbook. But as interpreted by Bob Dylan, more accurate is to consider the entirety of "Shadows in the Night" as a gathering of meditations, or a booklet...
  • The secret Sinatra past of Bob Dylan's new album

    The secret Sinatra past of Bob Dylan's new album
    Bob Dylan has a new album coming out Feb. 3, "Shadows in the Night," a collection of pop songs about romance, heartbreak and other existential themes written by other songwriters. But whatever you call this labor-of-love project, there's one thing Bob...
  • Jan. 16 Letters: Islamic tenents

    Inaccurate assertion Dr. Ahmed Noor's assertion that jihadis are not following the faith but rather are in "a flagrant violation of the principles of Islam" is not accurate. We who have been reading and learning what the Quran has to say about...
  • With 'Selma' and Ferguson, MLK Day events more meaningful

    With 'Selma' and Ferguson, MLK Day events more meaningful
    Roberta Meek's memory of the day she met the man is fading. It was 1965 or 1967. She was 9 years old or 11 years old. She and her father walked through a hotel lobby in Philadelphia, his big hand cradling her little one. She recognized a man striding...
  • Vega Quartet concert spans four generations

    Music, like all great art, evolves over time, with ideas passing from generation to generation, teacher to student, and, in some cases, father to son. It's a living process that will be vividly illustrated when the Vega String Quartet appears at the...