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By Jordan Bartel and The Baltimore Sun | October 1, 2014
This week 37 years ago, three members of the band Lynyrd Skynyrd died in a plane crash in Mississippi, Reggie Jackson hit three consecutive home runs in a game, tying Babe Ruth's record and the following songs were the most popular in the United States, according to Billboard's Hot 100 chart archive. 10. "Swayin' to the Music (Slow Dancin')," Johnny Rivers This simple song about, you know, slow dancing in the middle of the night, was Rivers' last big hit in America. The song's composer, Jack Tempchin, penned the similarly mellow Eagles hit "Peaceful Easy Feeling.
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July 13, 2008
Classical BALTIMORE SYMPHONY ORCHESTRA : 8 p.m. Thursday. Music Center at Strathmore, 5301 Tuckerman Lane, North Bethesda. $25 to $60. Call 410-783-8000 or go to bsomusic.org. Tchaikovsky's music, with its passionate melodies and vivid instrumental coloring, seems to go particularly well with the heat of summer. Orchestras almost everywhere can be counted on to turn on the Tchaikovsky at this time of year, and not just his 1812 Overture, which just got its usual workout on the Fourth of July.
ENTERTAINMENT
By Rashod D. Ollison and Rashod D. Ollison,Sun Pop Music Critic | May 31, 2007
It's a complete dream come true. It's like flying first class on the Concorde." That's smooth-jazz saxophonist Dave Koz, talking about his latest album, At the Movies. A lush, star-studded affair, the CD "combines music and the movies, two things I love the most," he says. His enthusiasm for the indelible lyrics and melodies of iconic tunes such as "Over the Rainbow" from The Wizard of Oz and "As Time Goes By" from Casablanca shines through every note Koz blows. It's a grand, stylish album the artist has wanted to record for years.
ENTERTAINMENT
By Rashod D. Ollison and Rashod D. Ollison,Sun Pop Music Critic | August 21, 2005
What is this?" I wanted to know. I was at a friend's studio apartment in Philadelphia and he had slipped on a mix tape of some of the most urgent music I'd ever heard. It was repetitive, the layered, cheaply produced beats booming with angry energy. "That's from B-more," he said. "This is what they play in the clubs down there." I frowned. "Not feeling it. What else you got?" Five years later, I move to Charm City and go out to a dingy little downtown joint with another club-music-loving friend.
ENTERTAINMENT
By Nathan M. Pitts | June 23, 2005
An update on the concert scene: newly announced shows and ticket availability. For ticket information and purchase, call Ticketmaster at 410-547-SEAT except as noted. Just announced Concert for Cystic Fibrosis, starring Brad Paisley, at 1st Mariner Arena on Sept. 10. Tickets go on sale July 8. Sponsored by the M.U.S.E. Foundation. Rascal Flatts will perform at Nissan Pavilion in Manassas, Va., on July 29. Also, the Backstreet Boys are there on Aug. 6; and on Aug. 26, 311, Papa Roach and Unwritten Law perform.
FEATURES
By Pat Morgan and Pat Morgan,Knight-Ridder Newspapers | April 3, 1991
David Lynch's bizarro soap opera may have slumped in the United States, but it's just peaking in Milan."Twin Peaks" parties complete with doughnuts, cherry pie and, of course, many cups o' joe are all the rage on Wednesday nights. The show's eerie signature music is a runway favorite. And Italians have become fascinated as Americans did with the show's warped sensibilities and eccentric characters. Not to mention its offbeat creator.The sultry pout of Sherilyn Fenn ("Twin Peak's" Audrey Horne)
NEWS
By RASHOD OLLISON | January 20, 2009
Animal Collective [Domino Records] *** 1/2 The processed sounds bleat, converge and tumble. Beats pulsate as majestic choruses build and build before giving way to layers of fuzzy synths that churn and then disperse. At times, one song sounds like three different tunes. But bizarre musical transformations have long been the hallmark of Animal Collective, the avant-garde Baltimore band now based in New York. The group pays tribute to its Maryland roots on its new album, Merriweather Post Pavilion, named after the famed Columbia venue.
ENTERTAINMENT
By Rashod D. Ollison and Rashod D. Ollison,Sun Pop Music Critic | January 8, 2004
Her sound was inviting, passion-soaked, beautifully soulful. But where did it fit exactly? It was 1978 and disco was king, ruling the R&B charts, where Angela Bofill, an ebony-eyed, full-lipped Latina from the West Bronx, found an immediate home. Alongside beat-driven albums by Instant Funk, Donna Summer, Chic and Sister Sledge, Bofill's debut, Angie, stood out on the listings for its eclecticism: a classy, intelligent mix of African chants, smooth jazz and uptown soul. Angel of the Night, her sophomore effort, appeared nine months after Angie and was a bigger smash, featuring the Quiet Storm, self-penned classic "I Try."
ENTERTAINMENT
By RASHOD D. OLLISON | May 10, 2007
Just as I do with my clothes when the seasons change, I pull out or buy music appropriate for the shift in temperature. More sun for me means more uptempo grooves at the crib and in my ride. My playlist in the past week or so has been dominated by classic disco (the 12-inch mixes of Donna Summer's "Spring Affair" and "I Feel Love"), feel-good funk (Mass Production's "Welcome to Our World of Merry Music" and Bernard Wright's "Haboglabotribin'") and sun-drenched soul (Stevie Wonder's "As" and Minnie Riperton's "Reasons")
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