May 28, 2008
Baltimore's smooth-jazz lovers have been left scanning the radio waves for a new station, after last week's surprise switch by WSMJ-FM (104.3) to a "rock alternative" format. Since Friday morning, a station that for nearly five years had been home to such artists as Spyro Gyra and Deniece Williams has been airing Alice in Chains and Linkin Park - as well as shock jock Elliot in the Morning from 4:30 a.m. to 9 a.m. Not surprisingly, lovers of the old format are not exactly cozying up to the new. "I thought they were doing quite well; I had no idea they were in trouble," said Bob Weaber of Timonium, a 61-year-old business manager for a local electronics firm.
April 11, 2010
Concert series opens April 18 at the Other Barn, 5851 Robert Oliver Place, with vocalist Kristine Key. Showtime is 5 p.m. Tickets are $15 in advance, $20 at door. Information: 410-730-4510 or brownpapertickets.com/event/103954.
April 30, 2012
Avicii, Kid Cudi and the Shins headlined the Sweetlife Music Festival at Merriweather Post Pavilion on Saturday. Reporter Vivienne Machi reviews the event. If the Sweetlife Festival were an actual sweet, I'd vote for a lemon bar: smooth, luscious, with only a few chunks of sour, yet on the whole thoroughly enjoyable. For the second year in a row, music lovers from around the state and beyond gathered through rain and patches of sun to celebrate some of the biggest names in dance and electronic music, and, to a lesser degree, sustainability, environmental consciousness and all that jazz.
June 22, 2012
Live jazz and Southern barbecue are two simple, easy ways to grab our attention. Phaze 10, described as both a restaurant and entertainment venue, opens today in Mount Vernon (885 N. Howard St.). There are two sections of Phaze 10; the first is the Grill - open Monday-Friday, 10 a.m.-4 p.m. - that serves Carolina pulled pork, grilled tilapia, wings and other comfort food. The second part is the restaurant/bar/lounge/entertainment venue, which opens today at 4 p.m. The restaurant's menu offers items such as Bourbon BBQ salmon and buttermilk Southern fried chicken.
April 15, 2013
Harford Community College presents an "Evening of Jazz" featuring jazz vocalist Giacomo Gates with John diMartino, piano; Craig Thomas, bass; and Tom Cohen, drums, on Friday, April 19 at 8 p.m. in Joppa Hall, Room, J108, Recital Hall 1. Gates has five heavily acclaimed CDs, including "The Revolution Will Be Jazz - Songs of Gil Scott-Heron" that reached number one for six weeks on the National Jazz Week Chart. Tickets are $1 to $10 and are available at tickets.harford.edu, the Harford Community College Ticket Office in the Chesapeake Center, by calling 443-412-2211, or at the door.
November 19, 2010
Robert Edmund Haynes, who owned a popular Gwynn Oak jazz and sports club and was a former Maryland State Lottery commissioner, died Nov. 12 of stroke complications at the Veterans Hospital in downtown Baltimore. The Northwest Baltimore resident was 81. Born in Clarksburg, W.Va., he was the son of the Rev. Egbert Adolphus Haynes, a Methodist pastor, and Margret Delena Jackson, a teacher and homemaker. He moved to Baltimore in 1947 after graduating from Armstrong High School in Washington, D.C. He earned a degree at Morgan State University and belonged to the Kappa Alpha Psi Fraternity.