| Dec 19, 2011
When I first heard that former Alaskan governor Sarah Palin had said it was "too easy" to criticize the White House for inviting rapper Common to an event, I thought, "Of all the rappers proudly repping the most negative aspects of their backgrounds,...
| Jun 13, 2011
| 9:20 AM
Clarence Clemons, aka The Big Man, sax player for Bruce Springsteen's E Street Band, has suffered a stroke, the Associated Press reports.
Clemons, 69, was born in Norfolk County -- in an area that's now the city of Chesapeake -- in 1942. He reportedly...
| Jun 17, 2011
Monday, June 20
Photo club The Digital Photography Club of Annapolis meets at 7 p.m. at Maryland Hall for the Creative Arts, 801 Chase St. Karen Messick will speak on "Shooting the Governor's Cup — From on Board." There will also be a member's...
| Feb 5, 2012
| 9:27 PM
After weeks – months! – of audiences being inundated with promos for NBC’s “The Voice,” the premiere finally got under way tonight after Super Bowl XLVI. As the NFL crowned this year’s champions in the New York Giants,...
| Feb 6, 2012
| 8:12 PM
Phew! Two hours of “The Voice” is a lot to process. The NBC show was heavy on the tug-at-your-heartstrings contestant backstories tonight, which can make for some intense emotional weight-lifting. But we all survived, and slowly but surely,...
| Feb 27, 2012
| 1:35 PM
It's not often in judging the biography of a great artist that you can just pick up the phone and call one of the people who knew him best — and remains a principal keeper of the historical flame.
But that is exactly the case with Cab Calloway, the...
| Mar 1, 2012
| 7:46 AM
If Matthew Lopez were teaching a class on writing he might take a turn on the maxim and say: "Write what you don't know."
Lopez is the son of a Puerto Rican father and a Polish-Russian mother. He grew up Episcopalian and gay in Panama City, Fla.
| Feb 22, 2012
| 1:03 PM
Without Cab Calloway, it is hard to imagine there would have been a Michael Jackson or a Prince or hip-hop moves.
If that sounds like hyperbole, tune in to PBS' "Cab Calloway: Sketches," an "American Masters" presentation airing Monday, Feb. 27 (check...
| Mar 2, 2012
| 12:49 PM
A self-described hip-hop/goth/pop and funk musician whose stage name is Black Madam was being held on $10-million bond and could face murder charges in the case of a London dancer who died last year after receiving an illegal buttocks-enhancing injection....
| Mar 11, 2012
A whimsical house in Malibu that looks like something out of "The Flintstones" has come on the market at $3.5 million. The owners are iconic television personality Dick Clark and his wife, Kari, according to public records.
The unusual architectural...
| Jul 12, 2011
| 4:15 PM
What: Pitchfork Music Festival
Where: Union Park, 1501 W. Randolph St.
When: 3:20 p.m. Friday, 1 p.m. Saturday and Sunday
What: 45 bands/artists, three stages, hosted by e-zine pitchfork.com
Tickets: Ticketweb.com ($...