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By Wesley Case, The Baltimore Sun | July 10, 2012
At this month's BET Awards, the Viewers' Choice award seemed like a battle of front-runners. Nominees Beyonce, Jay-Z and Kanye West were seated in the front row, a skip away from the podium. Chris Brown and Lil Wayne were also nominated. They all lost to four teenage boys. Mindless Behavior, the Los Angeles boy band of Prodigy, Princeton, Ray Ray and Roc Royal, bounced up to the stage to accept the night's only award decided on by fans. After catching his breath, Princeton ended his speech with a declaration.
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SPORTS
By Jeff Barker, The Baltimore Sun | November 30, 2013
COLLEGE PARKĀ  - A year ago, coaches representing the University of Maryland's 19 athletic teams lined up across the back wall of a meeting room in the student union, all dressed in red. The plan, according to an internal email, was to present a "visual display of unity" behind university President Wallace Loh as he publicly announced the school's move to the Big Ten Conference after 60 years in the Atlantic Coast Conference. But the reality is that two of the school's most prominent coaches had reacted strongly against the decision in private, while others were stunned, according to interviews and emails obtained by The Baltimore Sun under a Public Information Act request.
ENTERTAINMENT
By Wesley Case, The Baltimore Sun | October 11, 2011
Alex Turner has a writer's eye. The Arctic Monkeys' singer-songwriter pens lyrics full of biting wit and pointed remarks. On "Reckless Serenade," a track from his band's recently released fourth album, he sings of the "type of kisses where teeth collide" before his narrator sadly retreats, singing, "Called up to listen to the voice of reason and got his answering machine. " His perspective, both humorous and earnest, stands out in modern-day rock. So where does the 25-year-old from Sheffield, England, draw inspiration?
ENTERTAINMENT
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.
ENTERTAINMENT
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 tavern.com.
SPORTS
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 Cleveland.com
FEATURES
By TIM SMITH and TIM SMITH,SUN MUSIC CRITIC | April 22, 2006
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.
ENTERTAINMENT
By Michael Sragow | michael.sragow@baltsun.com and Baltimore Sun reporter | August 28, 2009
W hen Michael Oher takes the field as a Baltimore Raven this fall, a national audience of readers and moviegoers even bigger than the Ravens' fan base will be cheering for him. The amazing story behind his rise to football stardom will fill the bestseller shelves at bookstores on Oct. 12, with a new edition of Michael Lewis' powerhouse piece of nonfiction "The Blind Side." And if all goes according to plan, it will also pack movie theaters on Nov. 20, when writer-director John Lee Hancock's movie version hits theaters, starring newcomer Quinton Aron as Oher and Sandra Bullock and Tim McGraw as Leigh Anne and Sean Tuohy - the wealthy, white, conservative, evangelical couple who devoted themselves to the happiness and success of "Big Mike," a black kid from the meanest streets of Memphis, Tenn.
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