| Jul 24, 2011
| 1:33 PM
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,...
| Jul 22, 2011
| 12:03 PM
As the scandal that sunk Rupert Murdoch's News of the World continued to unfold last week, one of the questions that loomed was whether there would be any fallout on this side of the Atlantic.
What most American analysts were wondering was whether...
| Jul 24, 2011
| 9:04 PM
A silly and rather pointless Twitter war came to an end this weekend, when hip hop artist Chris Brown showed magnanimity and took the high road in the feud.
Conservative commentator Laura Ingraham had been ripping Brown for his use of profanity in his...
| Jul 31, 2011
As Chicago prepares for the 20th edition of Lollapalooza next weekend, here are 10 notes about music festivals:
1 Creedence Clearwater Revival was the first big-name band lined up for Woodstock, the mother of all rock music festivals. The group's signing...
| Aug 10, 2011
| 8:29 AM
The new Baltimore Soundstage has posted a bunch of new upcoming shows. There are now shows scheduled through late December.
The most noteworthy addition to the schedule is J. Cole, who last performed in Baltimore in early June as Rihanna's opener. Cole...
| Aug 16, 2011
| 2:54 PM
Which songs are you dying to hear — and which are played out? Z104.3’s Jackson Blue weighs in with his handy Heat Meter.
Gettin’ hot: “I Wanna Go,” Britney Spears
Britney gave DJ Pauly D, who is now opening for her tour, a...
| Aug 21, 2011
| 11:09 PM
There was one how-did-she-do-that? moment at Katy Perry’s show Sunday at Allstate Arena, something I’ve never seen before at a pop concert.
In the midst of one song, “Hot N Cold,” the 26-year-old pop singer changed outfits five...
| Aug 25, 2011
| 11:08 AM
The smell of beer and fried food saturated the lawn and pavilion at Merriweather Post Pavilion. Packed for the co-headlining tour of Maroon 5 and Train, the concert brought generations together. Teens perspiring from Adam Levine-induced delirium mingled...
| Oct 9, 2011
Nails may be less than an inch wide, but women love turning them into tiny canvases of personal expression.
Just look at Katy Perry, who has adorned her nails with eye-catchers such as rhinestones and images of husband Russell Brand, or Rihanna, whose...
| Sep 14, 2011
| 12:36 PM
The season's most hyped show, "The X Factor," asks the $5 million question: Who has the X Factor, and what, exactly, is it?
Simon Cowell, executive producer of the singing contest, a U.K phenomenon, returns as a judge with former "American Idol"...
| Sep 15, 2011
| 6:43 AM
The hype surrounding J. Cole's debut album, Cole World: The Sideline Story, is hitting a new gear, with only 12 days before it drops. On Wednesday, he dropped a video and a song — the vibrant clip for his radio-friendly-but-still-good single "Can'...