| Jul 10, 2013
| 11:32 AM
When Daniel Tello realized his four-piece band couldn't be called the Originals — because the name belonged to a '60s R&B and soul group — he added "ites."
It wasn't an arbitrary decision, though. Tello took inspiration from legendary ska...
| Dec 27, 2012
| 2:15 PM
For Lupe Fiasco, it was in some ways a heartbreaking year. In an interview last summer with MTV he broke down as he watched a 2006 video of himself and friends in his old West Side neighborhood, the laughter and easy camaraderie undercut by the...
| Jul 20, 2012
| 2:42 PM
They say all good things must come to an end. With that, I'm leaving WDBJ and the news business. I've accepted a position as the community relations coordinator for Roanoke City Schools. There are several reasons why I'm switching...
| Sep 17, 2012
***1/2 (out of 4)
You’re going to see a lot of flowery reviews for the first “crew” album from Kanye’s G.O.O.D Music collective that mention things like “brash delivery.” I’m not going to do that. In order to...
| Aug 6, 2012
| 7:39 PM
Mayor Stephanie Rawlings-Blake's top aides and relatives have routinely received free tickets to performances at Baltimore's 1st Mariner Arena in recent years, including sold-out concerts by such artists as Rihanna, Sade andJay-Z, public records show....
| Aug 20, 2012
DJ Drama may have the most famous shout in hip-hop, if not all of music.
The Atlanta DJ, whose Gangsta Grillz mixtape releases with artists like T.I., Young Jeezy and Lil Wayne helped define the modern hip-hop distribution model, has shouted his boasts...
| Jul 26, 2012
| 8:23 AM
Gold Coast resident Yanina Beccaria and her partner Ken Barrington won season 2 of the Jenny McCarthy-hosted NBC reality show “Love in the Wild” Tuesday -- just as many had expected.
The couple clicked from the beginning, unlike other...
| Jul 27, 2012
School is all about new things: Students move up a grade at the start of the year and learn more math, science and history while reading and analyzing more sophisticated literature.
This school year will be filled with other changes, some of which...
| Aug 25, 2012
| 12:39 PM
Despite tightening school budgets and a perpetual rallying cry for more funding, Baltimore school administrators spent roughly $500,000 during the past year and a half on expenses such as a $7,300 office retreat at a downtown hotel, $300-per-night stays...
| Aug 4, 2012
Frank Ocean, 9:45 p.m. at Google Play stage
I've been steadily listening to Frank Ocean's work for more than a year, and to finally catch him live was amazing. Despite performing many songs from just a stool on stage, the R&B singer put on a...
| Jun 12, 2013
An Alligator Records Press Release today announced that Grammy Award-winning singer and accordionist Stanley "Buckwheat" Dural, Jr., leader of Buckwheat Zydeco, has been declared cancer free by his doctors. Last January, Buckwheat announced he was being...