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  • Baltimore's Oscar connection 2013

    Baltimore's Oscar connection 2013
    Baltimore may not be Hollywood East, but once again, the Oscars include a distinctly Bawlamer element.
  • Early albums by Swamp Dogg, the Portsmouth-born soul cult hero, reissued on CD and vinyl

    Early albums by Swamp Dogg, the Portsmouth-born soul cult hero, reissued on CD and vinyl
    Jerry Williams, better known to record collectors and soul obsessives as Swamp Dogg, remains a shadowy figure even to many in his hometown of Portsmouth. A ray of light is being beamed at his legacy, though, courtesy of Alive Naturalsound Records. The...

    Mickey Baker dies at 87; rhythm and blues, rock guitarist

    Mickey Baker, an exceptional 1950s session guitarist who played on hundreds of recordings, helping to transform rhythm and blues into rock 'n' roll, died Tuesday at his home near Toulouse, France, according to French media reports. He was 87. A cause of...

    Russ Irwin heats up the stage on Aerosmith's Global Warming Tour

    Russ Irwin heats up the stage on Aerosmith's Global Warming Tour
    Rocker Russ Irwin has an impressive roster of bands he’s performed with over the years including Clay Aiken, Sting, Foreigner, Meat Loaf and Duncan Sheik. The accomplished keyboardist will hit BB&T Center this Sunday with Aerosmith. Irwin phoned...

    'Battle of the Saxes' raises the curtain

    'Battle of the Saxes' raises the curtain
    For years, the "Battle of the Saxes" that played the Green Mill Jazz Club each New Year's Eve was less a contest than a lively exchange of ideas between Chicago tenor saxophone icon Von Freeman and former Chicago tenorist Edward Petersen. The...