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Funeral services set for former 92Q DJ Reggie Reg
BaltimoreSun.com / Tue, 9 Feb 2016 08:48:00 PST

Funeral services for Reginald Calhoun, known to Baltimore radio listeners and club-goers as DJ Reggie Reg, will be held Friday morning.

Services are set for at 11 a.m. Friday at the Empowerment Temple, 4217 Primrose Avenue. A wake precedes the service at 10 a.m.

A visitation will be held from noon...

Pigtown’s Breaking Bread doesn’t just wing it
BaltimoreSun.com / Wed, 10 Feb 2016 09:24:00 PST

You could say Kimberly Ellis' dream to own a restaurant took flight over her sticky wings. She and her husband, Edward, started selling their popular sweet and spicy drumettes at farmers' markets and providing them at catering jobs.

Kimberly Ellis eventually left her position as a community manager...

Scholastic to publish new Harry Potter book
BaltimoreSun.com / Wed, 10 Feb 2016 06:44:00 PST

The eighth story in the Harry Potter series will be published July 31, Scholastic announced today in a press release.

"Harry Potter and the Cursed Child Parts I & II" by Jack Thorne is a play based on an original story by J.K. Rowling, Thorne and John Tiffany that follows Harry as an employee of...

Station North exhibit explores Maryland’s rye whiskey history
BaltimoreSun.com / Wed, 10 Feb 2016 09:33:00 PST

When talking to local distillers about why they want rye whiskey to reclaim its place in the spirits industry, they mention Maryland's rich history with the product. Now, an exhibition aims to illuminate that history through the state's archives.

“Maryland Rye: Straight from the Bottle,” a collaboration...

Kanye West’s live stream of new album: How to watch and listen
BaltimoreSun.com / Thu, 11 Feb 2016 13:23:00 PST

With an album title finally in place, Kanye West is launching his new LP (along with season three of his fashion line Yeezy) Thursday at a sold-out show in Madison Square Garden.

The rapper announced the name of his seventh album, "The Life of Pablo," along with a track list, on Wednesday night.


Peabody Chamber Opera ready to ride ‘Ghost Train’ at B&O Railroad Museum
BaltimoreSun.com / Tue, 9 Feb 2016 09:13:00 PST

Now arriving at the B&O Railroad Museum: "Ghost Train," an opera about a mysterious, dangerous vision that rides the rails.

British-born American composer Paul Crabtree intended this work to be performed in or around abandoned railway buildings. Peabody Chamber Opera settled on a more practical,...

‘Nextival’ music festival to debut in Crownsville in May
BaltimoreSun.com / Wed, 10 Feb 2016 12:54:00 PST

A new Maryland music festival focused on emerging talent will debut May 21 at the Anne Arundel County Fairgrounds in Crownsville, according to a news release.

The festival, called The Nextival, will feature acts of many genres across three stages, including Washington reggae group Junior Marvin’s...

At DJ Reggie Reg’s viewing, a celebratory mood soundtracked by Baltimore club
BaltimoreSun.com / Thu, 11 Feb 2016 14:52:00 PST

Dance the pain away, they did. 

In a space normally reserved for quiet reflection, the Thursday viewing of Reggie Reg — the prominent Baltimore DJ and promoter of the city’s club music and hip-hop scenes — looked and sounded more like a weekend dance party. Friends and family members were certain...

Martin O’Malley and his band to play Creative Alliance next month
BaltimoreSun.com / Thu, 11 Feb 2016 13:17:00 PST

Martin O'Malley now has extra time on his hands. It seems like he wants to have some fun with it.

On March 13, the former Maryland governor and recently former Democratic president candidate will bring O'Malley's March, his seven-piece Irish pub-rock band, to Creative Alliance at the Patterson...

D.C.‘s 9:30 Club gets a variety TV show
BaltimoreSun.com / Tue, 9 Feb 2016 14:26:00 PST

In April, Washington's 9:30 Club — one of the most celebrated music venues in the country — will bring its take on a modern music variety show to public television for "Live at 9:30," the venue announced in a release.

The first season, to be broadcast on PBS and online, will consist of 12 one-hour...

Towson’s Melting Pot engenders fun, fondness for fondue
BaltimoreSun.com / Thu, 11 Feb 2016 06:46:00 PST

Prepare to overeat. There’s no way around it at The Melting Pot, especially if you order the four-course “experience,” which you should.

From the cheese fondue to the chocolate hot pot, you’ll be busy dipping, cooking and swirling for hours.

It’s a lot of fun. It’s interactive. And, again, there’s...

Catching up with violinist Joshua Bell, the BSO’s centennial guest artist
BaltimoreSun.com / Tue, 9 Feb 2016 13:16:00 PST

The Baltimore Symphony Orchestra is, quite rightly, the primary star of Thursday's centennial concert at Meyerhoff Symphony Hall — 100 years to the day since the ensemble debuted. But a little extra star power doesn't hurt.

Joining music director Marin Alsop and the BSO will be one of the most...

Red Lobster enjoys sales surge after mention in Beyonce song
BaltimoreSun.com / Tue, 9 Feb 2016 09:30:00 PST

Red Lobster says it's feeling the "Beyonce Bounce." The seafood chain known for its cheddar biscuits says sales surged 33 percent on Sunday from a year ago. The increase came after the release of "Formation," in which Beyonce says she took a man to Red Lobster after sex. Red Lobster says it's sure...

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