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  • Finding Celtic tradition at the Crossroads

    When Celtic Crossroads performs at the Columbia Festival of the Arts on June 24, the seven-member band of Irish musicians will sound off with a more modern take on the traditional music of their homeland. Call it non-traditional Irish music. When Celtic...
  • 21st century blues -- can an ancestral art form survive?

    21st century blues -- can an ancestral art form survive?
    You can't find the blues on radio very easily these days, unless you hunt low down on the dial in the small hours of the morning. Same with TV -- a vast wasteland, as far as real blues is concerned. Record stores -- remember those? -- no longer can...
  • Datebook

    Sunday, Jan. 15 MLK holiday celebration The Howard County Martin Luther King Jr. Holiday Commission holds its 27th annual celebration of the life and legacy of the Rev. Martin Luther King Jr. at Howard Community College's Horowitz Visual and Performing...
  • Johnny Otis dies at 90; R&B singer wrote 'Willie and the Hand Jive'

    Johnny Otis dies at 90; R&B singer wrote 'Willie and the Hand Jive'
    Pioneering rhythm-and-blues singer, songwriter, drummer, bandleader and disc jockey Johnny Otis made the kind of conscious life choice early on that few people have the inclination, or circumstance, to carry out. Born white, the son of Greek immigrant...
  • In unpublished interview, Etta James talks about performing in Baltimore, Sam Cooke, and her legacy

    In unpublished interview, Etta James talks about performing in Baltimore, Sam Cooke, and her legacy
    In 2007, legendary singer Etta James was booked for the PAETEC Jazz Festival in downtown Baltimore. I interviewed her a few weeks before the show -- but she later had to back out due to health problems. Here is part of the interview, which was never...
  • Singer Etta James Dies at 73: Reaction from around the web

    Singer Etta James Dies at 73: Reaction from around the web
    Sad day in the music world. Etta James had been battling leukemia. Her manager has confirmed to multiple outlets that she has died. James was 73. Most know James for her legendary hit "At Last"..... But that was just a taste of the singer's...
  • Grammys 2012: Adele is affirmed, Whitney Houston is grieved

    Grammys 2012: Adele is affirmed, Whitney Houston is grieved
    The 54th Grammy Awards will be remembered as a story of two women with towering, timeless voices — Adele and Whitney Houston — one representing youthful triumph and boundless possibility, the other a reminder of fresh tragedy and a life...
  • Where celebrities stay in Baltimore

    Where celebrities stay in Baltimore
    In June, when Sade was preparing to kick off her first tour in more than a decade, the husky-voiced crooner tweeted about her love of Baltimore and entertained reporters while relaxing in her 2,100-square-foot suite at the Hotel Monaco. When in town,...
  • Norfolk's Discovery concert series to return with Pokey LaFarge, Magic Slim, Cowboy Junkies

    Norfolk's Discovery concert series to return with Pokey LaFarge, Magic Slim, Cowboy Junkies
    Norfolk's Discovery Music Series has been importing high-quality, slightly-under-the-radar acts for years now. It's great to see that the series is still alive and kicking. Staff members announced the fall 2011-winter 2012 shows this week. As has been the...
  • Chicago camp teaches kids Blues 101

    Chicago camp teaches kids Blues 101
    If you didn’t know better, you’d think Lady Gaga was in the house and the kids were piling in to catch a glance.     But these kids are different. Sure, they’ve got guitars strapped over their shoulders and anticipation in their eyes....
  • 'The X-Factor' recap: Potential, not obvious talent, the key to getting through

    'The X-Factor' recap: Potential, not obvious talent, the key to getting through
    THE SKINNY: More auditions. It was basically the same show as the first two, with more talent than the second but no where near what the first had. There was actual drama between the judges not agreeing on talent, and Fox wisely saved it for last. The...