October 21, 2004
Smokey Robinson and Gladys Knight / Constitution Hall They're both Motown legends, each with a list of hits that runs forever. Smokey Robinson and Gladys Knight will revisit their classics at Constitution Hall, 18th and D Streets N.W. in Washington, Saturday and Sunday nights. Both shows start at 7 and tickets are $66. To purchase, call Ticketmaster at 410-547-SEAT or visit www.ticketmaster.com. The Nighthawks and the Kelly Bell Band / Funk Box The Nighthawks and the Kelly Bell Band rock and roll it at the Funk Box, 8-10 E. Cross Street, Saturday night at 8. Tickets, available through Ticketmaster, are $10. Patty Loveless / Birchmere Country queen Patty Loveless plays the Birchmere, 3701 Mt. Vernon Ave. in Alexandria, Va., Wednesday night at 7:30.
April 9, 2000
A post-dinner performance by Gladys Knight may have been the high point of LifeBridge Health's "The Magic of Life" gala, but the Towson Center opening reception was abuzz with news about the Motown legend. "She's one of the warmest entertainers I've ever met," said LifeBridge board member Joe Cooper, after telling of the hours Knight spent that day visiting children and adult patients in Sinai Hospital's oncology units. In fact, Cooper said, the singer stayed with the patients so long, she missed her own rehearsal.
November 15, 1992
Gladys Knight to debut at the LyricW hen "Madame Lily" opens a one-week run at the Lyric Opera House Tuesday, Baltimoreans will get to see singer Gladys Knight portraying the madam of a New Orleans bordello.Curtain times are at 8 p.m. Tuesday through Saturday and at 7:30 p.m. Sundays, with matinees at 3 p.m. Saturday and Sunday. Tickets are $17.50-$27.50. For more information, call (410) 889-3911.@ Rather than settle for being merely a straight-up jazz stylist or a standard-issue pop singer, Al Jarreau tries to be a bit of both.
December 16, 1997
Carole Joyner Gourley, 59, who wrote the lyrics for the 1957 pop hit "Young Love," died of cancer Dec. 7 in Atlanta. She wrote the song with her guitar-playing sweetheart, Ric Cartey, when she was an 18-year-old high school student. The catchy melody and dreamy lyrics caught on, selling more than 2 million copies in 1957.Versions by Tab Hunter and Sonny James reached the No. 1 and No. 2 spots on the Billboard chart, the only time the same song has occupied the top two slots. Over the years, more than 25 million copies have been sold.
July 17, 2008
Just announced Allman Brothers Band, Phil Lesh & Friends: Merriweather Post Pavilion in Columbia on Sept. 30. 410-547-7328 or ticketmaster.com. Martina McBride: Nissan Pavilion in Bristow, Va., on Sept. 27. 410-547-7328 or ticketmaster.com. Indigo Girls: Rams Head Live on Sept. 17. 410-244-1131 or ramsheadlive.com. Lez Zeppelin: Recher Theatre in Towson on Sept. 27. 410-337-7210, 410-547-7328 or ticketmaster.com. Kathy Griffin: DAR Constitution Hall in Washington on Sept. 25-26. 410-547-7328 or ticketmaster.
May 7, 2008
IN A way he is a modern breed of film star. A man as interested in the business of show as he is in performance. An amalgam of magnetism and marketing savvy. Talented and shameless. A charming control freak. George Clooney minus the smugness. Arnold minus the skeeve. Tom Cruise minus the crazy. Ryan Seacrest, if Seacrest were a man." That's Alison Glock writing in Men's Journal about Dwayne Johnson, formerly known as pro wrestling's "The Rock" and later as a tight-jawed, heavily muscled action hero in over-the-top projects such as The Mummy Returns and The Scorpion King.