December 14, 2011
The Paradox, the sprawling dance club near M&T Bank Stadium, will close temporarily for renovations in January. The club will close the third weekend in January for four to five weeks, said promoter Lisa Suit. It plans on upgrading the sound system, DJ booth, and adding new seating, an outside deck, and a lounge area. The club will still host parties until late January, including a recently announced dance marathon January 14. The party is in honor of the 20th anniversary of Murk, the Miami house music production team that has had several hits on the Billboard dance charts.
September 27, 2011
My first visit to the new Inner Harbor club and music venue Baltimore Soundstage was inauspicious. Though it had been open for a week, its bar was limping along without liqueurs or vermouth; only a few domestic beers - by the bottle - were on sale. The kitchen hadn't come online yet. And the place was so empty it echoed. It was about 1 a.m. and only a few inebriated stragglers remained from the Monday night party Noise in the Basement. But the night wasn't a total bust, thanks to the two bartenders on duty.
August 4, 2011
The fourth season of 'The Jersey Shore' - in Italy - premieres tonight and producers say it's the craziest shows yet. Somehow, that's not hard to believe. The cast is back on U.S. soil, though, and already filming the next season from Seaside Heights, N.J. But Vinny Guadagnino is taking some time out of the house to visit Ocean City next week - maybe that explains those rumors that Vinny has left the cast . On Aug. 10, Guadagnino will get the party started around 9 p.m. at H20 nightclub - an under 21 dance club - just off the boardwalk on Worcester Street, before moving on to The Party Block , for the adults, at around 11 p.m. The clubs are hosting MTV celebrities every Wednesday night throughout summer.
August 28, 2009
On an old "Seinfeld" episode, George gets invited to a dance club where the dress code is "smart casual." Stumped, he asks Jerry, "What is that?" "I don't know," Jerry replies, "but you don't have it." Let's hope the people who live by Baltimore Country Club's Five Farms course in Lutherville not only know what constitutes "country club casual," but have it. Otherwise, they won't be able to drive to or from their houses for nearly a week. The country club sent a letter to neighbors recently alerting them that a stretch of Mays Chapel Road will be closed Sept.
April 7, 2007
Picking the perfect house-party playlist can be a tricky task. Maybe you'll start with a little Bob Marley, ease into some vintage James Brown and then go full throttle with Justin Timberlake's new single. Or you could spice it up with an '80s monster ballad or two somewhere in the middle. Playlists - which can be burned onto a CD or uploaded into an iPod - are this generation's mixtapes. They set the tone for home parties and the pace in the gym. Music downloading Web sites such as iTunes have made millions of songs available, allowing average house-party hosts to easily play DJ for their friends.
October 30, 2006
Chris Mayne is almost as surprised as his partner, Sarah Jones, at how smoothly they're moving with this ballroom dancing thing. Mayne, 17, is the giddy one as he extends his arm while Jones, 15, firmly grasps his hand and as gracefully as possible spins away from him. "We're good," Mayne, a senior, announced over the music, chatter and laughter filling the cafeteria at Winters Mill High in Westminster. "I'm so proud of myself," Jones, a junior, said as Mayne reeled her back in. It appears the two were born for swing dancing.