| May 25, 2011
| 5:40 PM
Construction magnate Willard Hackerman has offered to finance and build an 18,500-seat arena in downtown Baltimore, civic leaders say, freeing taxpayers from having to foot the bill and significantly increasing the chances that plans for a $900 million...
| May 25, 2011
| 2:00 PM
If you follow Jeremy Guthrie on Twitter, it probably took only a few Tweets from the Orioles pitcher for you to realize that he is a huge fan of the Backstreet Boys, New Kids on the Block and boy bands in general. This week, Guthrie joined Jimmy Traina on...
| May 31, 2011
If you want to win an arms race, minor escalation is not the way to go. Only after President Ronald Reagan started developing a wildly expensive and impractical system to shoot down enemy missiles did the Soviet Union give up the Cold War.
| Jun 2, 2011
| 7:59 AM
Pundits, commentators and TV watchers were shocked a couple of weeks ago when Britney Spears and Rihanna kissed at the Billboard Music Awards.
But not J. Cole, who's opening Saturday for Rihanna at 1st Mariner Arena, the first show on the Loud tour....
| Jun 9, 2011
| 3:15 PM
Rihanna might have kicked off her new tour in Baltimore first, but when Sade does it Thursday, it'll be a more momentous occasion in several ways.
The singer is notoriously reclusive. Between her 2000 album, "Lovers Rock," and her latest, "Soldier of...
| Jun 13, 2011
| 4:36 AM
When Sade's first concert in a decade was announced last fall, she was billed as the sole headliner. Interest was expected to be high because the British R&B singer hadn't toured in years.
But a couple of weeks after tickets had gone on sale for her show...
| Nov 16, 2011
| 4:00 AM
Next year's concert announcements are already starting to roll out.
The German industrial metal band Rammstein will perform at 1st Mariner Arena, of all places, on April 25. Expect lots of pyrotechnics.
The band is promoting a greatest hits package,...
| Nov 22, 2011
| 12:09 PM
Kirk Franklin is singing "Jesus Walks," the Kanye West song that lampoons mainstream radio for shunning songs about Christianity.
"But if I talk about God, my record won't get played, huh?" Franklin, who performs at the Modell Center at the Lyric on...
| Nov 21, 2011
| 12:26 PM
The week before Thanksgiving is always light on the nightlife and entertainment fronts. And while that's true again this year, there are a bunch of Thanksgiving Eve special events planned. And, on the Saturday following the holiday, there's Fall Massive,...
| Apr 13, 2012
| 9:09 AM
Baltimore's biggest and neediest animal shelter is on the verge of winning big bucks in a national competition.
The Baltimore Animal Rescue and Care Shelter, entered in the ASPCA/Rachael Ray $100K Challenge, has been inching past the competition all...
| Apr 17, 2012
| 5:50 AM
Van Halen is extending its national tour and will perform at 1st Mariner Arena this summer.
The band's show has been set for July 15, promoter Live Nation announced Tuesday morning.
The show is a huge coup for 1st Mariner, which had badly wanted the...