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Baltimore Symphony Orchestra receives $1.2 million donation to bring low-income students to concerts
BaltimoreSun.com / Tue, 28 Jun 2016 12:00:00 PDT

The philanthropists Mark and Patricia Joseph said Tuesday that they are donating $1.2 million to the Baltimore Symphony Orchestra to bring the city's poorest children to classical music concerts.

The gift, which will target city schools with the highest numbers of low-income pupils, will more than...


Lor Scoota reported from ‘Trenches,’ almost made it out with his talent
BaltimoreSun.com / Thu, 30 Jun 2016 16:24:00 PDT

“This is my introduction to the motherf---ing world, man. I want y’all to know I’m in this s--- for the long run. I ain’t like these young n----s, man. I ain’t trying to hit the stash. I’m trying to eat forever, man.” — “Intro," Lor Scoota

In rap, nicknames are common — and no one in Baltimore...


Come for the new ‘Star Trek Beyond’ trailer, stay for the new Rihanna song
BaltimoreSun.com / Mon, 27 Jun 2016 10:52:00 PDT

Rihanna and Sia previously penned a smash-hit tune about glittering objects floating in the infinity of space. So it’s a natural fit that they’d return to collaborating for the new “Star Trek Beyond” film.

Rihanna has released a new single, “Sledgehammer,” from the sci-fi epic’s soundtrack. The...


Katie Holmes and Luke Kirby propel ‘Touched With Fire’ as it shines fresh light on bipolar disorder
BaltimoreSun.com / jeu., 11 févr. 2016 00:00:00 PST

The latest entry into the mental illness movie genre is Paul Dalio's "Touched With Fire," which could have been aptly titled "Bipolar Disorder: A Love Story."

Katie Holmes stars as Emily, a.k.a. Carla, a poet who inadvertently checks herself into an institution while in the beginning throes of...


Infinity Theatre rocks with ‘Million Dollar Quartet’
BaltimoreSun.com / Tue, 28 Jun 2016 09:59:00 PDT

There's something irresistible about eavesdropping on great musicians jamming, away from audiences and expectations. If someone thinks to turn on a microphone during such a session, you can end up with an invaluable souvenir.

That's what happened Dec. 4, 1956. In a major case of serendipity, Elvis...


Suge Knight sues Chris Brown over club shooting
BaltimoreSun.com / Mon, 27 Jun 2016 11:29:00 PDT

Former rap music mogul Marion "Suge" Knight sued Chris Brown and the owners of a popular nightclub on Monday after he was shot seven times at a 2014 party hosted by the R&B singer.

The lawsuit filed in Los Angeles Superior Court accuses Brown and nightclub 1 Oak of failing to have adequate security...


Light City expands to 8 neighborhoods for 2017 installations
BaltimoreSun.com / Tue, 28 Jun 2016 12:41:00 PDT

Eight Baltimore neighborhoods have been chosen to host their own Light City installations during next year’s Light City Baltimore festival, set for March 31-April 8.

The eight neighborhoods -- three more than this year -- will each host satellite installations (dubbed “Neighborhood Lights”) to...


Female Trouble podcast: TT The Artist, rapper (episode 1)
BaltimoreSun.com / Mon, 27 Jun 2016 21:00:00 PDT

In the first episode of Female Trouble, a podcast spotlighting women in Baltimore, Quinn talks to rapper TT The Artist. Raised in a strict household in Florida, TT came to Baltimore to attend MICA and soon after made waves in the city's hip-hop and club music scenes. TT discusses discovering rap...


Awe-inspiring ambience at Gunther & Co. in Brewers Hill
BaltimoreSun.com / Thu, 30 Jun 2016 05:51:00 PDT

To walk into Gunther & Co. in Brewers Hill is to be awed. The renovated boiler room of the old Gunther Brewing Co. is stunning with exposed brick, stainless steel and an imposing bar.

You are greeted by one of the friendliest hosts in Baltimore and treated regally by a genial bartender as you await...


Lor Scoota: Two versions of a song and a rapper
BaltimoreSun.com / Wed, 29 Jun 2016 03:55:00 PDT

Marshall Bell, a community leader from West Baltimore who works at City Hall, wants to talk about the murdered rapper Lor Scoota and the “paradox which was his life.” It strikes me that you need only listen to two versions of Scoota’s most popular song, “Bird Flu,” to get the drift of that.

The...


China bans Lady Gaga after the pop superstar meets with the Dalai Lama
BaltimoreSun.com / Wed, 29 Jun 2016 07:39:00 PDT

On Sunday, Lady Gaga made a friend while angering a nation's leaders.

Before the Dalai Lama was set to deliver the keynote address at the annual United States Conference of Mayors in Indianapolis, the 81-year-old Buddhist leader met with the 30-year-old pop star.

The Dalai Lama fielded questions...


After ‘The Voice,’ Joe Maye looks to turn reality fame into sustained career
BaltimoreSun.com / Wed, 29 Jun 2016 13:56:00 PDT

Before his audition, Joe Maye knew his target.

Performing the Screamin' Jay Hawkins' song "I Put a Spell on You" on "The Voice" in March, the Randallstown native only wanted to lock eyes with Christina Aguilera, the NBC show's lone female coach at the time.

"I didn't want to sing 'I Put a Spell...


‘Miracles From Heaven’ review: Jennifer Garner brings strength to role of mom struggling with daught
BaltimoreSun.com / mar., 15 mars 2016 22:00:00 PDT

In recent years, there's been a mini trend of faith-based films concerned with proving the existence of heaven. Based on true stories, films such as "Heaven is For Real" and "90 Minutes in Heaven" take up this task. Ostensibly following on their heels is the Jennifer Garner-starring "Miracles From...


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