November 27, 2012
Billy Woodward is living his dream. He has performed in Japan, toured Memphis, and has recorded in Sun Studios, Elvis Presley's original recording studio. For Woodward, Presley has always been a musical influence. "I was immediately drawn to his raw performance style," the 30-year-old St. Leonard native said. "He had an incredible hunger that translated in the way he sang. " His band, Billy Woodward and the Senders, was created through Craigslist and has opened for Fitz and the Tantrums and G. Love.
January 6, 2012
Ocean City Nautical & Wildlife Art Festival The 27th annual Nautical & Wildlife Art Festival brings together artists, including painters, carvers, sculptors and model ship builders, to showcase their work. The festival takes places alongside the North American Craft Show at the Ocean City Convention Center on 40th Street. The festival is Jan. 14, 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. and Jan. 15, 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. Admission is $5 for adults, $4 for students ages 13-17 and free for children age 12 and younger with a paying adult.
November 19, 2010
A photograph snapped in 1947 shows a small blond boy in a Cub Scout uniform looking squarely into the camera. Liberal amounts of Wildroot gel have been applied to his hair, which goes up over his forehead in a pompadour — just like his idol, Elvis Presley. The young Gary Vikan is standing directly in front of a framed reproduction of Warner Sallman's iconic 1941 painting, "Head of Christ," and Jesus appears to be whispering something into the 10-year-old's right ear. The photo is very nearly a time capsule, or a message in a bottle.
August 9, 2010
"Elvis has left the building," a popular saying goes, but it's the return of the King that has patrons of a Rosedale eatery all shook up. The 7- foot statue of Elvis Presley thieves stole from its perch atop the Happy Day Diner in Rosedale last month has been restored and returned, and the restaurant's co-owner says her establishment's star attraction is looking better than ever. "He seems 100 years younger," said Maria Pigiaditis, who watched two men haul the statue up a ladder and reinstall it Saturday.
July 20, 2010
Ever since Elvis Presley's death 33 years ago, people have breathlessly reported Elvis sightings here, there and everywhere. On Tuesday morning, he was spotted again, hanging out in a cemetery with a pair of angels. As it turned out, it was a fiberglass Elvis, a 6-foot-tall statue that had gone missing a couple of weeks ago from the roof of a diner on Pulaski Highway in Baltimore County, much to the consternation of the restaurant's owners and regular customers. When found, the white-suited Elvis, his coiffure intact but his microphone gone, was propped between two angelic statues in the Gardens of Faith Cemetery, a few miles north of Rosedale's Happy Day Diner, whose roof he had graced for a decade.
December 23, 2008
Sprint this week started making available in stores the first 3G/4G dual-mode device, which operates on both the Sprint 3G and 4G networks. Sprint launched its 4G service in Baltimore in September and plans to launch in other markets across the country next year. With 4G, downloads of a song might take several seconds or a movie less than an hour while outside or moving through the city - three to five times faster than 3G networks. The device is priced at $149.99 with a two-year contract, after a $50 mail-in rebate.