| Mar 3, 2013
| 4:27 PM
Master Gardener Barb sends these thoughts about one of our toughest weeds, Chenopodium album: Every summer in my perennial beds, I wage battle against the annual weed known as common lambsquarters (Chenopodium album) , also called fat hen, white...
| 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...
| 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 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...
| 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...
| 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...
| Jun 7, 2013
| 5:11 PM
OJAI — It can't, of course, be helped, but after a hundred years, "The Rite of Spring" has inevitably lost its sting.
"Le Sacre du Printemps" supposedly caused a riot at its Paris premiere May 22, 1913, although the police files are lost and...
| Jun 4, 2013
| 1:20 PM
TALLAHASSEE -- The coalition of voting-rights groups suing the Florida Legislature over last year's redistricting maps are asking the Florida Supreme Court to decide whether to force lawmakers to go under oath in the lingering legal battle.