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  • Zhu, the mystery man behind 'Faded,' opens up (a little) pre-Grammys

    Zhu, the mystery man behind 'Faded,' opens up (a little) pre-Grammys
    When the music starts, it's just drums and space. A shuffling house beat with an eerie minor-key synth. Then a bigger kick drum locks in place and the arrangements come into focus, topped by a pitch-tweaked vocal, androgynous and eager: "Baby, I'm wasted,...
  • 'SNL 40': 40th anniversary special celebrates show's greatest hits

    'SNL 40': 40th anniversary special celebrates show's greatest hits
    No, it wasn’t the Oscars, but it sure felt that way. NBC celebrated the 40th anniversary of “Saturday Night Live” Sunday night with a live special that was as long (3½ hours) and as stuffed with montages as an Academy Awards broadcast....
  • Anna Kendrick seeks pitch-perfect balance of work, workouts and sleep

     Anna Kendrick seeks pitch-perfect balance of work, workouts and sleep
    At 12, she was nominated for a Tony for the Broadway musical "High Society," at 24, she snagged an Oscar nomination for the drama "Up in the Air," and, at 27, her song "Cups," from the hit comedy "Pitch Perfect," went multi-platinum and became one of...
  • Patti Austin to bring her passion for great American songs to BSO pops program

    Patti Austin to bring her passion for great American songs to BSO pops program
    Patti Austin may be the only person in town delighted with the weather. The Grammy-winning vocal artist, who will salute Ella Fitzgerald and Duke Ellington in this weekend’s Baltimore Symphony Orchestra pops program, couldn’t sound more...
  • Husband and wife (she's a Rollins grad) tour in 'Newsies,' coming to Orlando

     Husband and wife (she's a Rollins grad) tour in 'Newsies,' coming to Orlando
    When Steve Blanchard and Meredith Inglesby met in 2005, he was having serious trouble controlling his temper. She was more than a little flighty. Actually, those are descriptions of their characters in Disney's Broadway musical "Beauty and the Beast":...
  • Chili cook-off marks 30th anniversary

    Chili cook-off marks 30th anniversary
    It began with a performance by the Nitty Gritty Band. Three decades later, the headliner of Sunday's KISS Country Chili Cook-Off is one of the top country artists in the business. "Booking Brad Paisley is a pretty good way to celebrate your 30th...
  • It's Wynonna Judd, and that should be enough

    It's Wynonna Judd, and that should be enough
    Wynonna Judd has never been shy about sharing the ups and downs of her 30-plus-year career. "The truth sets you free," the country singer laughs during a phone interview. "I'm feeling very light and free today. I don't know how long that's gonna last, but...
  • Captain's Cruises mark Crystal's 25th year

    Crystal Cruises offers a celebratory twist for its Experiences of Discovery theme cruises for 2015, when the line marks its 25th anniversary. During six designated sailings – in addition to more than a dozen themed cruises focused on culinary,...
  • What about the boy? In 'Tommy,' new insights into Pete Townshend

    What about the boy? In 'Tommy,' new insights into Pete Townshend
    When, in 1975, the movie director Ken Russell turned "Tommy," an album by The Who, into a film, catapulting the Pinball Wizard to further glory, he made one particularly notable change: He switched the period of the rock opera from the years following...
  • REVIEW: 'Plastic Revolution' by The New Colony at Den Theatre

     REVIEW: 'Plastic Revolution' by The New Colony at Den Theatre
    Around 1950, a woman named Brownie Wise came to the attention of Earl Tupper, the inventor of a brand of airtight plastic containers designed to keep leftovers fresh. Wise (reportedly to be played by Sandra Bullock in an upcoming movie) told Tupper...
  • 'Bent Broadway' bends gender

    'Bent Broadway' bends gender
    The director listened to the six women rehearse a song on the stage at the No Square Theatre and buried his face in his hands. "I'm hearing pretty singing that's lacking testosterone," said director Joe Lauderdale, who sits on the Laguna Beach theater's...