| Sep 10, 2011
Sitting in the hall that she operates in Leimert Park on a recent afternoon, Barbara Morrison is uncharacteristically sedentary. She recently lost a leg to diabetes. While she speaks with customary grace and cheer, the jazz vocalist is in a period of...
| Nov 16, 2011
| 12:09 PM
Haley Reinhart would like to apologize to the fans who waited for her outside of the Allstate Arena in August.
The Wheeling native — who hasn’t been home much since finishing third on Fox’s “American Idol” in May —...
| Aug 27, 2012
| 8:15 AM
"And now you hear the music, but the words don't sound too clear …"
"Inner City Blues" by Sixto Rodriguez
Former Baltimorean Craig Strydom has spent more than two decades searching for Sugar Man. And even though the music journalist tracked his...
| May 21, 2012
| 2:58 PM
When Black Ensemble Theatre opened its beautiful new building in November, it did so with a show, "The Jackie Wilson Story," that not only was under-rehearsed but was merely a pro forma remount of a hit from the past. The second, far more successful...
| Dec 1, 2012
Inevitably this holiday season, my mom will tick through her shopping list and say with a sigh, "Your dad wants a book." Since I was a kid, my mom has teased my dad about the predictablity of this ritual, which usually involves the purchase of a brick-...
| May 31, 2012
| 9:22 AM
Hailing from Sydney, the high school classmates who would go on to become Human Nature brothers Andrew and Mike Tierny, Phil Burton and Toby Allen were captivated by the harmonies of soul, gospel and R&B. Since forming Human Nature,...
| Feb 24, 2011
Democrat quicker to praise Algeria for lifting restrictions, than some other countries for imposing them....
| Mar 31, 2011
Right around the two-minute mark in John Legend's cover of Adele's "Rolling in the Deep," his voice breaks and cracks a few times, sounding like it might break permanently, a messenger finally worn out from delivering such heightened emotions. Adele's.......
| Jul 3, 2011
A series in Sunday Calendar about what Times writers & contributors are listening to right now... Various artists, “Our Lives Are Shaped by What We Love: Motown’s Mowest Story 1971-1973.” The accepted narrative of Motown Records’...
| Jul 31, 2011
It was a hot one Saturday at the new Pa. Blues Festival on Blue Mountain, but a good one. Attendance was down. Maybe it was unfamiliarity with this new event near Palmerton replacing the Pocono Blues Festival at Big Boulder.......
| Aug 26, 2011
A profile of architect Michael Arad, designer of the controversial Sept. 11 memorial...