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  • Guitarist Michael Musillami To Preview New CD In Free Concert

    Guitarist Michael Musillami To Preview New CD In Free Concert
    Guitarist/composer Michael Musillami's trio, his alliance with his longtime friends and collaborators, bassist Joe Fonda and drummer George Schuller, is a superb, finely tuned unit, empathetic, swinging and dramatically expressive of emotions sweeping...
  • Sam Rivers dies at 88; pioneering jazz saxophonist, composer

    Sam Rivers dies at 88; pioneering jazz saxophonist, composer
    Sam Rivers, a saxophonist and composer who helped define the avant-garde jazz scene in the 1960s and '70s, died of pneumonia Monday in Orlando, Fla. He was 88. Rivers, whose legacy is defined by both his pioneering spirit in the post-bop jazz scene and a...
  • Marine Band prepares for a lively Colorado Boulevard show

    Marine Band prepares for a lively Colorado Boulevard show
    There are probably few, if any, people who come into this world with a congenital love of marches. Blaring brass, blasting tubas and unison staccato drums — all playing at a fortissimo dynamic — is definitely an acquired taste. Yet there are...
  • A big question mark hovers over the cruise industry

    A big question mark hovers over the cruise industry
    The first quarter of 2012 was supposed to be a sweet spot for passenger cruise lines. Wave season, as it's known, marks a time when cruise companies and travel agents roll out deep discounts on cruise vacations and rack up lots of sales. But that changed...
  • Pfac cranks the volume on local creativity with new Art After 5 music series

    Pfac cranks the volume on local creativity with new Art After 5 music series
    To help mark its 50th birthday, the Peninsula Fine Arts Center in Newport News will host a creative collision of art and music. Starting Thursday, Jan. 19, the center's monthly Art After 5 gatherings will feature musicians chosen specifically for their...
  • Happy Birthday, Glendale Philharmonic Orchestra

    Happy Birthday, Glendale Philharmonic Orchestra
    The Glendale Philharmonic Orchestra was just a vodka-inspired whim a little over two years ago. Sunday, the orchestra celebrates its second birthday with a performance of Sergei Prokofiev’s “Peter and the Wolf,” narrated by offbeat...
  • Delta blues legend won a Grammy at age 97

    Delta blues legend won a Grammy at age 97
    Pinetop Perkins lived the blues. Born on a cotton plantation near Belzoni, Miss., in 1913, he worked the fields from age 7, drove a truck for a living at 18 and got stabbed in the arm in his late 20s. The barroom attack tore his tendons and cut his...
  • 'He's the last of the bluesmen'

    'He's the last of the bluesmen'
    He was the son of a sharecropper, the grandson of a slave and -- for an extraordinary 80-plus years -- the voice of the Delta blues. David "Honeyboy" Edwards picked cotton and pulled corn on Mississippi Delta plantations from age 9, living the hard...
  • Kelly Ann the elephant paints

    Kelly Ann the elephant paints
    The folks at Ringling Bros. and Barnum & Bailey Circus have shared this video that gives us an elephant's perspective. By attaching a small GoPro video camera to the head of Kelly Ann, an elephant famous for her ability to paint pictures, we get her...
  • No clowning around, this clown was a little scary — and staring at me

    So far in 2012, Hampden has been a pretty crazy place. What I mean is, right before I sat down to write this column, I was outside trying to take a picture of a clown. No, I don't mean some goofball, I literally mean a clown. As in party clown. I...
  • Baltimore concert venues seeing high-volume ticket sales

    Baltimore concert venues seeing high-volume ticket sales
    When Elton John played 1st Mariner Arena last year, his first Baltimore performance in more than a decade, more than 12,000 fans turned out. Sade, opening her first American concert tour in just as many years, drew an audience just as big later in the...