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  • Ex-Baltimorean went 'Searching for Sugar Man'

    Ex-Baltimorean went 'Searching for Sugar Man'
    "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...
  • Daring 'Gaye' delivers stories and songs

    Daring 'Gaye' delivers stories and songs
    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...
  • Choosing books for the holidays

    Choosing books for the holidays
    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-...
  • Obama takes a day off from diplomatic warnings, praises Algeria, then celebrates the Motown Sound

     
    Democrat quicker to praise Algeria for lifting restrictions, than some other countries for imposing them....
  • John Legend's spiritual cover of Adele's 'Rolling in the Deep'

     
    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.......
  • In Rotation: Mowest, Motown’s West Coast experiment

     
    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’...
  • New Pa. Blues Festival smoking hot in first day

     
    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.......
  • Monster Mash: 9/11 memorial architect on his controversial design

     
    A profile of architect Michael Arad, designer of the controversial Sept. 11 memorial...
  • Critic's Notebook: LMFAO's brand of party rock uniquely American

     
    Last week LMFAO had the No. 1 song in America. Again. This time it was for the L.A. rap/dance/pop duo's ode to self-infatuation, "Sexy and I Know It" — an infectiously simple dance-floor ditty with a relentless rhythm and a video that has been...
  • B.B. King, Mick Jagger lead blues session at the White House

     
    B.B. King, Mick Jagger and others will perform at the White House tonight, Feb. 21, in a program hosted by President and Mrs. Obama celebrating the blues. High school students from around the country will get to explore the blues during the day at the...
  • Concert review: Diana Ross at Universal’s Mardi Gras

     
    Diva is a word that's often associated with Diana Ross, the iconic star that helped define the Motown sound in the 1960s and remains the voice of the Supremes almost 50 years later. She seemed a lot tougher than that on Saturday, though, as she...