November 6, 2012
Finally, finally, finally, after almost TWO MONTHS, we reach the live shows of "The Voice," and for the first time this season, the power is in the hands of the voting audience. Wait, there's another election going on this week, right? Maybe that's important, too? (Hint: YES. GO VOTE NOW, AMERICA.) But again, this is a safe space, free of politics and devoted solely to “The Voice.” So here's how things work now: Four teams. Five people on each team. After the live playoffs (Monday for Teams Adam and Blake, Wednesday for Teams Christina and Cee Lo)
October 9, 2012
Baltimore's Nelly's Echo made his second - and unfortunately last - appearance on NBC's “The Voice” Monday night, as contestants entered into the battle rounds and some, sadly, went home. TEAM CHRISTINA Nelly's Echo - Nelson Emokpae, for us local fans - was pitted against Chicago's De'Borah, and NBC has garnered my wrath for unfairly pairing MY TWO FAVORITES AND FORCING ONE OF THEM TO LEAVE. Coach Christina Aguilera had the two taking on The Police's “Message in a Bottle,” and frankly, during rehearsals, De'Borah was a mess, while Nelson seemingly had the win already in hand.
April 19, 2012
Celebrate the spirit as "Dancing Hearts" presents "Classical Rocks," Sunday, April 22 at 7 p.m. at Resurrection Church, 3315 Greencastle Road, in Burtonsville. Enjoy works such as Aaron Copland's evocative Duo, Scott Joplin's irresistible Rags and the soulful tango music of Astor Piazzolla. The program features flutist Karen Johnson, pianist Carlos-Cesar Rodriguez and percussionist John Kilkenny. Concert is part of the Living Arts Concert Series. A reception follows the concert.
December 29, 2011
Another New Year's Eve, another all-out celebration. Time to make plans. The close of 2011 will feature a whole host of fun things to do both individually and as a group all throughout Baltimore come Saturday, Dec. 31. If fireworks are your thing, you'll want to head down to the Inner Harbor, where Baltimore's New Year's Eve Spectacular starts at 9 p.m. with performances by the local funk and soul band the 8 Ohms. The Inner Harbor Amphitheater, located at Pratt and Light streets, is also the place to be come midnight, when the largest fireworks display in the region will have bombs bursting in the proverbial air. Call 1-877-BALTIMORE or go to http://www.promotionandarts.com.
December 8, 2011
Concerts Connemara Christmas A Connemara Christmas Celebration will be held Thursday, Dec. 8, 8 p.m., at Baldwin's Station and Pub (7618 Main St., Sykesville). The concert will feature some of the D.C. area's finest Celtic performers such as Jody Marshall, Carey Creed, Andrea Hoag and Paul Nahay . Also being featured as special guest star will be award-winning recording artist Grace Griffith , a founding member of Connemara. Admission is $20. Call 410-795-1041.
September 20, 2011
Concerts Live and local Bodkin Creek will play its brand of roots rock and blues Friday, Sept. 23, 9 p.m., at the Second Chance Saloon (Columbia, 410-545-5844). Misbehavin will play classic rock the next night, Saturday, Sept. 24, 9 p.m. Mama's Black Sheep will perform Thursday, Sept. 22, 8 p.m., at Baldwin's Station & Pub (7618 Main St., Sykesville). The group is composed of folk singer-songwriters Ashland Miller and Laura Cerulli. Admission is $15. Call 410-795-1041.