| Aug 5, 2012
With every cab ride to and from a Chicago airport, 25 cents of the fare goes to a tiny suburb renowned for insider dealing and outsize clout.
Those coins add up to millions a year for the suburb — Rosemont — and help fuel a political...
| Aug 15, 2012
| 11:25 AM
The "wild and crazy" comedy icon made many home-screen appearances before focusing his creative efforts elsewhere, and this set compiles a number of examples, including specials he made for NBC and HBO ... one of them devoted exclusively to parodies of...
| Apr 17, 2012
| 10:16 AM
The opportunity to share a bill with Bruce Springsteen, Soundgarden and Paul Simon is rare, especially for a band that only started a year ago in Howard County. Yet that is the position Dreamboat Armada finds itself in, fighting to earn a spot at Hard...
| Jan 28, 2012
| 12:36 PM
She survived drugs, booze, parental issues, complex relationships and a metal bikini, not to mention the electroconvulsive shock therapy that helps her cope with bipolar disorder. And Carrie Fisher has a lot to say about all of it.
In 2006, the actress...
| Jan 11, 2012
| 4:00 AM
The 9:30 Club in DC, Rams Head Live in Baltimore and Rams Head on Stage in Annapolis, are among the highest-grossing clubs in the world, according to Pollstar.
The 9:30 Club ranks in second place, and Rams Head in 11th place in the trade magazine's...
| Jan 26, 2012
| 1:24 PM
Sadly, Harford County is where an ever-increasing number of people with no building to call home have taken up residence. Camps have sprouted up in different places. Not all that long ago, there were tents on the land surrounded by parts of the Bel Air...
| Jan 30, 2012
| 8:24 AM
Carrie Fisher is in town for a run of her one-woman show, "Wishful Drinking," at the Hippodrome, and fans will have a couple of chances to chat with her, courtesy of the Baltimore County Public Library.
Fisher was born to Hollywood stars Eddie Fisher...
| Feb 13, 2012
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...
| Feb 17, 2012
| 4:54 PM
***1/2 (out of 4)Having limited exposure to previous work from Fun (an indie super-group comprising members of the Format, Anathallo and Steel Train), I showed up to the New York outfit’s sophomore full-length merely expecting some fun indie pop....
| Aug 26, 2012
| 7:00 AM
The Pacific Ballet Dance Theatre's presentation of “Dance in the USA” at the John Anson Ford Theatre on Aug. 17 was sometimes whimsical, other times inspiring and, a few times, a bit lackluster.
However, overall, the Burbank dance company'...
| Sep 6, 2012
| 7:18 PM
CHARLOTTE, N.C. — Sen. Dick Durbin introduced Barack Obama to the country at the Democratic National Convention in 2004 when the future president was a neophyte candidate for the U.S. Senate. He did it again four years later when Obama won the...