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By BROOKE NEVILS | October 12, 2006
With its first independent label release in 14 years, Everclear is returning to its indie rock roots tonight at the Recher Theatre. Lead singer Art Alexakis boasts that he's written the "ultimate break-up song" on the album, Welcome to the Drama Club. Following the breakup of Alexakis' marriage and having to declare bankruptcy after Everclear's split with its longtime label, the band has been through it all -- including recording several multiplatinum records and a critically acclaimed greatest-hits album.
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By Garrison Keillor | March 10, 2010
The snow is melting in the woods of North Carolina, and the kudzu is greening up. This ravenous, pea-like vine was introduced to prevent soil erosion and now it is devouring the South, which goes to show you that some solutions are worse than the problem. Likewise, the judge in Yolo County, Calif., near Sacramento, who sentenced a man to seven years in prison for stealing a $3.99 bag of shredded cheese. Under California's unique three-strikes sentencing scheme, additional crimes become felonies even if they are minor misdemeanors.
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By Tamara Ikenberg and Tamara Ikenberg,SUN STAFF | May 14, 1998
Art Alexakis, frontman of the hard-driving, alternative band Everclear, is a rock star who helps load kids on to the bus for his daughter's kindergarten field trip.He's also a rock star who's not afraid to reveal his sensitive side, especially when it comes to Bruce Springsteen's "Thunder Road.""I get chills every time I hear that song," he says from his home in Portland, Ore. "I know it's not very punk rock to say that."And the refreshing dichotomies that define Alexakis and Everclear don't stop there.
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By BROOKE NEVILS | October 12, 2006
With its first independent label release in 14 years, Everclear is returning to its indie rock roots tonight at the Recher Theatre. Lead singer Art Alexakis boasts that he's written the "ultimate break-up song" on the album, Welcome to the Drama Club. Following the breakup of Alexakis' marriage and having to declare bankruptcy after Everclear's split with its longtime label, the band has been through it all -- including recording several multiplatinum records and a critically acclaimed greatest-hits album.
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By J.D. Considine | October 9, 1997
Janet JacksonThe Velvet Rope (Virgin 44762)In club culture, the velvet rope is the line that marks off the private spaces in which the famous can be themselves without worrying about what the public thinks. So when Janet Jackson invites her audience behind "The Velvet Rope," what she's really offering is a chance to see her as she really is. What she reveals may be more than some fans want to know -- as a sexual adventurer, Jackson examines everything from bondage to bisexuality -- but she's not trying to be shocking or sensational.
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By Garrison Keillor | March 10, 2010
The snow is melting in the woods of North Carolina, and the kudzu is greening up. This ravenous, pea-like vine was introduced to prevent soil erosion and now it is devouring the South, which goes to show you that some solutions are worse than the problem. Likewise, the judge in Yolo County, Calif., near Sacramento, who sentenced a man to seven years in prison for stealing a $3.99 bag of shredded cheese. Under California's unique three-strikes sentencing scheme, additional crimes become felonies even if they are minor misdemeanors.
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By Danae King, The Baltimore Sun | June 30, 2014
Maryland joins at least a dozen other states Tuesday in banning the sale of 190-proof grain alcohol, a measure that lawmakers hope will help to reduce sexual assaults and binge drinking among college students. The bill is one of more than 200 that go into effect Tuesday; other bills expand the earned income tax credit for low-income residents and exempt more wealthy Marylanders from the estate tax, overhaul Baltimore City liquor board practices and establish incentives to encourage investment in research universities.
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By J.D. Considine and J.D. Considine,SUN POP MUSIC CRITIC | September 4, 1996
As anyone who has watched MTV in the last week could not help but know, the 1996 Video Music Awards airs live tonight at 8 p.m. It's an event most music fans look forward to -- and not just because they're sick of seeing promos for the thing every 12 minutes.For starters, the VMAs offer a wider range of rock acts than any awards show on television. This year's show promises performances that run the gamut from Bone Thugs-N-Harmony to Bush, from Fugees to Hootie & the Blowfish, and from Metallica to Alanis Morissette.
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October 12, 2006
Concert Everclear at Recher Touring behind its first indepen dent label release in 14 years, Everclear is returning to its in die rock roots tonight at the Recher Theatre. Lead singer Art Alexakis boasts that he's written the "ultimate breakup song" on the album Welcome to the Drama Club. The show be gins at 7 p.m. at the Recher Theatre, 512 York Road. Tickets are $20. Call 410-337-7210, 410-547-SEAT or go to ticket master.com.
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By Sarah Kickler Kelber | April 7, 2005
Everclear / Rams Head Live The guys of Everclear bring their songs -- mostly about lead singer Art Alexakis' difficult moments in life -- to Rams Head Live Wednesday night. Doors open at 7 p.m. and the concert starts at 9 p.m. Rams Head Live is at 20 Market Place. Tickets are $17.50-$19.50 and are available by calling 410-727-5151 or visiting www.ramsheadlive.com. Collective Soul After a four-year hiatus, Collective Soul is back on the road promoting its newest album, Youth. The band stops at Towson's Recher Theatre Monday night at 7. Recher Theatre is at 512 York Road, Towson.
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By Tamara Ikenberg and Tamara Ikenberg,SUN STAFF | May 14, 1998
Art Alexakis, frontman of the hard-driving, alternative band Everclear, is a rock star who helps load kids on to the bus for his daughter's kindergarten field trip.He's also a rock star who's not afraid to reveal his sensitive side, especially when it comes to Bruce Springsteen's "Thunder Road.""I get chills every time I hear that song," he says from his home in Portland, Ore. "I know it's not very punk rock to say that."And the refreshing dichotomies that define Alexakis and Everclear don't stop there.
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By J.D. Considine | October 9, 1997
Janet JacksonThe Velvet Rope (Virgin 44762)In club culture, the velvet rope is the line that marks off the private spaces in which the famous can be themselves without worrying about what the public thinks. So when Janet Jackson invites her audience behind "The Velvet Rope," what she's really offering is a chance to see her as she really is. What she reveals may be more than some fans want to know -- as a sexual adventurer, Jackson examines everything from bondage to bisexuality -- but she's not trying to be shocking or sensational.
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Erin Cox and The Baltimore Sun | February 5, 2014
Maryland senators voted Wednesday to outlaw sales of the clear, potent booze that's been a staple at college parties. The move comes after a push from Maryland university presidents who say grain-alcohol, which is 95 percent pure, contributes to a dangerous culture of binge drinking. The 190-proof liquor is sold under several brands and sometimes is marketed as "moonshine," but is often known by the most popular brand name, Everclear.  "This is a small step we can do to improve to safety," said Sen. Richard Madaleno of Montgomery County, a Democrat who sponsored the bill at the request of college presidents.
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