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September 08, 2005

Top Fives


1. "We Belong Together," Mariah Carey

2. "Shake It Off," Mariah Carey

3. "Don't Cha," The Pussycat Dolls

4. "Lose Control," Missy Elliott

5. "Let Me Hold You," Bow Wow



1. Most Wanted, Hilary Duff

2. Now 19, Various Artists.

3. The Emancipation of Mimi, Mariah Carey

4. Monkey Business, Black Eyed Peas

5. Harlem: Diary of a Summer, Jim Jones



1. Neil Diamond

2. Dave Mattews Band

3. Kenny Chesney

4. Anger Management Tour

5. Ozzfest



1. Sin City

2. The Simpsons: The Complete Sixth Season

3. The Wedding Date (Widescreen)

4. The Wedding Date (Full Screen)

5. Because of Winn-Dixie



I think they're going to get married. I think it's going to lead to much better roles for her. I think there's an Oscar in her future.

-- Kathy Griffin, on Katie Holmes' engagement to Tom Cruise, in an interview with Associated Press Radio.

Meet the Band / Odd Girl Out

Hometown: Baltimore

Current members: Bethany Petr, drums; Mary Tawney "Tawni," vocals ; Janet Ong, guitar; Mickey Dehn, bass; Ginger Starling, keyboard, rhythym guitar

Founded in: 2004

Style: rock and pop punk

Influenced by: Letters to Cleo, Joan Jett, the Donnas, the Eyeliners

Notable: Before forming Odd Girl Out, most of the members played in a blues and swing band.

Quotable: Petr on the band's live show: "We don't spit on the audience or anything like that, but we try to do stuff. We don't just stand there."

Hear Odd Girl Out today at Brass Monkey Saloon. The music starts 9:30 p.m. Tickets are $7. Brass Monkey Saloon is at 1601 Eastern Ave. For more information, call 410-276-4395 or visit www.brassmonkeysaloon .com.

For more information about Odd Girl Out, visit

-- Sam Sessa

Know a local act you'd like to see highlighted here? E-mail the band's contact information to To see the archive of profiled artists, visit / meettheband

The Monitor


What's the point? Launched in June, Etsy -- a joint effort by the folks behind GetCrafty and -- is basically like eBay, but for handmade creations only. Listing fees are cheaper than eBay, however, and, as the site mentions, it lets people sell their items without setting up an online store themselves.

What to look for: Check out the link at the top for CraftRevolution -- all proceeds from items sold through that link will go to the Red Cross Hurricane Relief Fund.

-- Sarah Kickler Kelber

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