| Dec 25, 2014
| 11:04 AM
Sometimes, bigger still is better.
There were many great concerts by smaller or lessor-known acts at smaller venues this year, but among the 163 shows I attended this year it’s not a coincidence that mostof the year’s best were the biggest...
| Dec 26, 2014
| 10:30 AM
As with all cultural revolutions, punk and hip-hop were at their most dangerous and fascinating in the beginning. It was also during the earliest moments that some of the best pictures were made of these musical movements as young artists shattered the...
| Dec 28, 2014
| 4:55 AM
As 2014 winds to an end, it's time to test your memory and see if you were paying attention to the passing parade of pop culture.
See how you do.
Challenge your friends.
And always pay attention to pop culture. (To take the quiz interactively, click...
| Dec 23, 2014
| 7:08 AM
For the first time in three years, it looks like Musikfest, Bethlehem’s massive 10-day downtown festival, won’t announce its first act for the coming year before Christmas.
But with the booking for Musikfest no doubt under way, we’re...
| Dec 23, 2014
| 5:16 AM
Oh, Baltimore sports. If we're being honest, your bad news ran neck and neck with your good in 2014. Often eclipsed it, in fact.
Sure, the Orioles produced their best season in a generation, winning the once-insurmountable American League East by 12...
| Dec 11, 2014
| 2:48 PM
Dr. Dre can easily bank on being Forbes highest-paid musician of 2014.
The self-proclaimed "first billionaire of hip-hop," producer and mogul leads the magazine's annual earnings list with $620 million before taxes, which he primarily amassed not from...
| Dec 25, 2014
ON SALE THIS WEEK
Impractical Jokers, 10:30 p.m. Feb. 6 (second show), Sands Bethlehem Event Center, http://www.sandseventcenter.com, http://www.ticketmaster.com, 800-745-3000. Tickets: $49.50, on sale at 10 a.m. Friday.
Crowder, 7 p.m....
| Jan 10, 2015
| 5:40 AM
Singer Jean Violet was a signed to a major record label in the 1990s and performed frequently in Japan. When he returned to the United States, he crashed in the Manhattan apartment of guitarist Jimi Bones of the ’90s rock band Kix, and they came...
| Jan 15, 2015
| 4:42 PM
Kim Fowley, the mercurial and eccentric music producer and Svengali who created and managed the all-female rock group the Runaways in the 1970s, died Thursday after a long battle with bladder cancer. He was 75.
Fowley had been periodically posting...
| Dec 14, 2014
Just when you think you the state Department of Transportation couldn't inconvenience you anymore, they announce a plan to change the numbers of all the highway exits.
To be in lock step with the dumb-ass federal system used in other states,...
| Dec 30, 2014
| 5:42 AM
I can’t count all the rave reviews I have written for “The Kennedy Center Honors” over the years.
This year, though, it’s a different story.
I cannot remember being as disappointed by a production that I have looked forward...