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By Sam Sessa and Sam Sessa, | August 6, 2009
It has to be one of the trickiest transitions in pop music. In the past several years, O.A.R. has made the jump from successful jam band to radio-friendly rock outfit. The band once known for the nine-minute acoustic epic "That Was a Crazy Game of Poker" - a smash on the college circuit - is now the band behind the platinum-selling rock single "Shattered." Back when O.A.R. first got together in Rockville in the mid-1990s, there was a clear-cut career path for musicians: Most bands signed to major labels, cranked out a couple of hits, developed a fan base and then drew on that fan base.
By GENA R. CHATTIN | March 22, 2007
The Indigo Girls have delivered passionate performances to their devoted fan base for two decades. Next week, Amy Ray and Emily Saliers will be in Baltimore to promote their newest album, Despite Our Differences. Also performing is rock duo Three5Human, featuring guitarist Tomi Martin, who has played for acts ranging from Madonna to OutKast. Doors open at 7 p.m. Monday at Ram's Head Live, 20 Market Place. Tickets are $30 in advance and $35 day of show. Call 410-244-1131 or go to ramsheadlive.
By ALLIE SEMENZA | May 10, 2007
Even though he didn't win American Idol, Bo Bice has still managed to make a name for himself. His Southern rock flair captured the support of many viewers and now, even after Idol, he continues to maintain a solid fan base with his country roots sound. Bo Bice plays Rams Head Tavern, 33 West St. in Annapolis, on Sunday. Shows are at 2 p.m. and 8 p.m., and tickets are $41.50. Call 410-268-4545 or go to ramshead
By Terry Pluto, The Plain Dealer | September 25, 2012
In some ways, the Browns were asking for this when they went with such a young roster. By this, I mean losing. By this, I mean agitation. By this, I mean asking a beaten-down, impatient fan base to just wait because going young is the best way to build a team. It is the wisest road, assuming the young players have talent. For the full story, go to
There are classical musicians, rock musicians, pop musicians, jazz musicians -- and then there is Elvis Costello, a genre unto himself. For the better part of three decades, the British-born, severely bespectacled Costello has been a remarkable source of interesting, sophisticated, surprising music and music-making, earning a broad fan base with his skills as a singer/songwriter and guitarist. BSO and ELVIS COSTELLO 8 tonight at Meyerhoff Symphony Hall, 1212 Cathedral St. Remaining tickets are $34 to $90. Call 410-783-8000 or visit baltimoresymphony.
By Candy Thomson, The Baltimore Sun | June 1, 2013
In a former warehouse nestled deep in a Howard County industrial park, people are getting in touch with their inner Danica Patrick. Or Bart Simpson. Autobahn Indoor Speedway opened last month, introducing suburbia to the world of eye-popping, white-knuckle, lead-footed thrills that come from driving miniature race cars on miniature versions of the famous Monaco and LeMans courses. "Howard County is loosening its tie a little bit," said Bill Erskine, a land-use lawyer who loosened his neckwear and donned a crash helmet during last Thursday's business mixer, sponsored by the Howard County Economic Development Authority.
By Joe Strauss | July 29, 2001
DOWN -- Disabled list What do Mike Bordick, Pat Hentgen and David Segui have in common? They were all signed as free agents for veteran stability and now reside on the DL. Ouch. Somewhere Aaron Sele chuckles. DOWN -- Bullpen mayhem The bullpen is 1-15 since May 12. Virtually every reliever's role has flopped since. Wasn't this last winter's priority? UP -- Non-waiver trade deadline It's Tuesday at 4 p.m. Do you know where your pending free agents are? UP -- Melvin Mora The hard-working center fielder/shortstop has quietly produced a solid season.
March 12, 2005
Chris LeDoux, 56, a former world champion bareback rider who parlayed songs about the rodeo life into a successful country music career, died Wednesday in Cheyenne, Wyo., of complications from liver cancer. He described his music as a combination of "Western soul, sagebrush blues, cowboy folk and rodeo rock 'n' roll." By 1989, he had released 22 albums, which he sold at concerts and rodeos, and had a loyal, if limited, fan base. But Mr. LeDoux soon became a country star, teaming with Garth Brooks for the Grammy-nominated, top 10 hit "Whatcha Gonna Do With a Cowboy" in 1992.
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