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By ALLIE SEMENZA | May 17, 2007
Check out alternative rock band Son Volt when it rolls into town with the High Strung tonight. Formed more than a decade ago, Son Volt has amassed a solid fan base over the years with its folk-tinged rock. The bands hit the stage at 8 tonight at the 9:30 Club, 815 V St. N.W., in Washington. Tickets are $20. Call 800-955-5566 or go to Son Volt will also be playing at Sonar on June 13. Go to for more information.
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 Wesley Case, The Baltimore Sun | July 6, 2012
David Correy, a 26-year-old singer from Annapolis, is struggling to find the words to describe the 2006 car accident that occurred after he fell asleep at the wheel. It nearly left him paralyzed. "I've never screamed so loud in my life. I remember crawling out of the car ... " Correy said before trailing off. He clears his throat and apologizes. "It's hard to talk about," he said. "People don't get it yet. Sixty-five staples and three plates in my hip. They thought I wouldn't walk again because my knee was so bent out of place.
By Wesley Case, The Baltimore Sun | March 8, 2012
In order to become truly happy, Canadian country veteran Terri Clark knew she had to leave the one relationship she had worked so hard to build - the one with BNA Records, the Nashville-based label owned by Sony. After spending 14 years on a major label, Clark announced in 2008 that her constant pursuit for a hit record had worn her out, creatively. Grateful for her past success but more than ready to forge on independently, Clark left BNA and finally felt liberated. She said it was no surprise that after her announcement to leave BNA, the subsequent album - 2009's "The Long Way Home," released on her own Baretrack Records - immediately poured out of her. Three years later, Clark says leaving BNA was the best career decision she ever made, no matter how many records she sells.
By Jamie Smith Hopkins, The Baltimore Sun | November 27, 2011
Columbia-based Merkle is adding jobs at a breakneck pace — 200 this year and hundreds more in the past few years, during a time when many employers have held the line or cut back. Total workforce: 1,500. That's a heck of a change since chief executive David Williams bought the marketing company in 1988 and became employee No. 24. Williams, 48, had no marketing background when he leaped from a stock brokerage into entrepreneurship in his mid-20s. He simply wanted to run his own company, and Merkle was available.
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.
By SAM SESSA | November 2, 2006
Hometown -- Frederick Current members --Shane Gamble (pictured), guitar and vocals; Dave Hadley, pedal steel; Jamie Watkins, drums; Patrick Thornton, bass Founded in --2001 Style --American roots Influenced by --Tom Petty, Wilco, Chris Whitley, Bob Dylan Notable --This summer, Gamble had a residency at Seacrets, Ocean City's mammoth outdoor beach club. The exposure boosted his fan base and allowed him to tour farther into the Mid-Atlantic region, he said. Quotable --"I think the sound just kind of struck people as just unique enough to create a buzz," Gamble said.
By Joan Jacobson and Joan Jacobson,SUN STAFF | November 7, 1996
Min C. Der hopes to make football fans out of 200 city children today.Der, the owner of a local company that sells tour packages to Baltimore Ravens games, will give 200 free tickets to low-income city children today at a ceremony in City Hall.The tickets, to be distributed to children through the city's Recreation and Parks Department, are for a Nov. 24 Ravens game against Jacksonville at Memorial Stadium.Der said he obtained the tickets through his company, which purchases blocks of season tickets, then sells football fans package deals that include transportation, a meal and souvenirs.
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