| Aug 2, 2014
| 1:29 PM
Fans who come to see the Avett Brothers expecting the stripped down, acoustic performance that was the folk-rock group's trademark for its first decade are in for a whole new experience.
Brothers Scott and Seth Avett and Bob Crawford now have plenty of...
| Aug 5, 2014
| 3:11 PM
On a typical humid August evening in 2012, Sister Sparrow and the Dirty Birds blew the tent off of Musikfest's Plaza Tropicale venue with a mix of horn-loaded funk, soul and rock 'n' roll.
The hard-rocking, high-energy hourlong show was memorable, not...
| Aug 7, 2014
Here are the Top 4 Concerts of the Coming Week: 1. ONE DIRECTION The start of U.K. boy-band One Direction’s rise to the top, its first hit “What Mmakes You Beautiful,” seemed standard for the genre: a big, hooky pop......
| Jul 21, 2014
| 8:18 AM
American singer, songwriter, actor and producer Lionel Richie has "partied all night long," "danced on the ceiling," and provided a host of romantic ballads that are the "go to" songs when talking about falling in and out of love.
He is coming to...
| Jun 6, 2014
| 11:37 AM
Joe Henry is a singer-songwriter of many moods. His first records in the 1980s were earnest folk-rock collections of poetry and promise, and he soon began collaborating on records of modern Americana with the Jayhawks as his backing band. But later in the...
| Mar 3, 2014
| 7:15 AM
Book U2 frontman Bono for the Grammy Awards and perhaps only a Beatle or a Rolling Stone could upstage him. At the Oscars, however, the rock 'n' roll humanitarian had nothing on a Disney princess.
Idina Menzel stole the Dolby Theatre stage Sunday with...
| Mar 3, 2014
| 4:50 PM
On one level, it was no surprise that veteran record company executive Gil Friesen was drawn to the theme of "20 Feet From Stardom," the film about backup singers that won the Oscar for documentary feature Sunday night.
Friesen, longtime president of A&...
| Mar 3, 2014
| 3:30 AM
In the end, Oscar voters couldn't truly avert their gaze from "12 Years a Slave."
Even though many Oscar voters found filmmaker Steve McQueen's searing chronicle of enslavement almost too harrowing to watch, "12 Years a Slave" prevailed Sunday to win...
| May 28, 2013
Tuesday, May 28 Hope you had a fabulous Memorial Day weekend! Of course, having yesterday off makes today feel like a Monday... We had perfect weather for all of the Memorial Day remembrance events. It's so important to take a moment and honor those who...
| Jun 11, 2013
| 5:00 AM
The Lonely Island's third studio disc presents an unlikely problem: Nearly eight years after they attained instant comedy-rap stardom with "Lazy Sunday," these "Saturday Night Live" veterans have become better rappers than comedians.
On "The Wack Album,...
| Aug 3, 2013
| 11:59 AM
Paul Goodman, a retired construction company executive and artist, died July 18 of complications from Alzheimer's disease at Fox Hill, an assisted-living facility in Bethesda.
The former longtime Pikesville resident was 96.
The son of Abraham Goodman, a...