May 20, 2010
When music journalist and singer/songwriter Geoffrey Himes put together the inaugural Night of 1,000 Dylans last year, he had high expectations for the showcase of Bob Dylan's music. But Himes was surprised at just how great the response was: Baltimore music lovers came out in droves, packing the Creative Alliance at the Patterson and selling out the show. This year, Himes organized the second Night of 1,000 Dylans, which takes place Saturday at the Creative Alliance. While there won't exactly be 1,000 Dylans, there will be seven local acts, each playing about three songs from Dylan's catalog.
June 18, 2009
There have been any number of Bob Dylans over the years. He's been a poet, a prophet and a revolutionary. He's been a rocker, a folk singer, even a crooner. He's been a singer of love ballads, of protest songs, of country standards. A whole bunch of those Dylans will be performing at the Creative Alliance on Friday night. In fact, just about the only Dylan who won't be in Highlandtown will be the real one. Night of 1000 Dylans, set for 7:30 p.m. at the old Patterson Theater, will bring together 10 singer-songwriters from the Baltimore-Washington area, all channeling, in one form or another, America's most versatile songwriter.
August 11, 2008
Three years ago, it would have been another silent summer day at Pimlico Race Course. But yesterday, the Virgin Mobile Festival brought a stew of sights, sounds and smells to the grassy infield. A steady stream of young people pushed past vendor tents, puffing on cigarettes and smearing their faces with sunscreen. Black Rebel Motorcycle Club cranked out scathing blues rock from the North Stage, and bodies bounced to Chromeo's electro-funk beats in the Dance Tent. The festival's impact is undeniable.
July 13, 2008
Heath Ledger died at an age when many gifted actors first reach liftoff. At 28, he had achieved acclaim, popularity and riches. But he was just beginning to define himself as an actor and a star. In Todd Haines' I'm Not There (2007), he played a tortured big-screen idol, ill at ease with conventional accomplishment and fame, in the manner of Bob Dylan - or James Dean.
October 28, 2007
NAZARETH, Pa. -- Ten reasons for liking the Martin Guitar Museum, a marvelous raft over a three-century-old river of acoustic music: 10. The inviting atmosphere Visitors are greeted by a two-way display case shaped like a guitar sound hole and a wall quote from Martin acolyte Eric Clapton saying that he'd like to be resurrected as an OM-45. The feeling of a homey history factory, an idea lair, is accentuated by warm lights and comfortable colors, zigzagging display cases and intriguing coves (a re-creation of an old workshop, a pickin' parlor for playing instruments)
September 27, 2007
Music legend Bob Dylan brings decades of classic music to Merriweather Post Pavilion tomorrow night. Singer, songwriter, musician, poet and author, Dylan performs some of the most well-known popular music of all time on the brink of his greatest-hits album release. Elvis Costello and Amos Lee will also play the show, which starts at 7 p.m. Merriweather is at 10475 Little Patuxent Parkway, Columbia. Tickets are $40-$125. Call 410-547-SEAT or go to ticket master.com.