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By Erik Maza and The Baltimore Sun | March 13, 2012
The Black Keys have been confirmed at Merriweather Post Pavilion. The band, which just sold out the Verizon Center last week, will play Merriweather May 18. The show had been rumored , but it was confirmed this week on the venue's website. The band is promoting new album "El Camino;" tickets for the show start at $40 and go on sale Friday. Def Leppard, which just performed at Jiffy Lube Live last year , is playing Merriweather this summer, on July 10, the band's label said this week.
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By Erik Maza and The Baltimore Sun | March 13, 2012
The Black Keys have been confirmed at Merriweather Post Pavilion. The band, which just sold out the Verizon Center last week, will play Merriweather May 18. The show had been rumored , but it was confirmed this week on the venue's website. The band is promoting new album "El Camino;" tickets for the show start at $40 and go on sale Friday. Def Leppard, which just performed at Jiffy Lube Live last year , is playing Merriweather this summer, on July 10, the band's label said this week.
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By Rashod D. Ollison and Rashod D. Ollison,Sun Staff | October 2, 2003
Googoosh / MCI Center Her voice is enchanting and her international following huge. Googoosh, the Iranian song stylist, plays the MCI Center in Washington Saturday night. Tickets, available through Ticketmaster by calling 410-481-SEAT or visiting www .ticketmaster.com, are $48-$153. The show starts at 8. String Cheese Incident / Patriot Center No need to tag the String Cheese Incident. This group mixes bluegrass, Afro-pop, jazz, rock -- you name it, the band puts it down. The unit plays George Mason University's Patriot Center tomorrow night.
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By JONATHAN PITTS and JONATHAN PITTS,SUN REPORTER | August 3, 2006
At the height of the Vietnam War, in his song, "The Fightin' Side of Me," a cantankerous ex-con named Merle Haggard told hippie protesters, "If you don't love [America], leave it; let this song that I'm singin' be a warning." Thirty-six years later, the whiskey-voiced star spends much of his hard-earned credibility questioning the war in Iraq and defending the Dixie Chicks, the country-music trio whose radio airplay went south three years ago after they slammed President Bush on foreign soil.
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By JONATHAN PITTS and JONATHAN PITTS,SUN REPORTER | August 3, 2006
At the height of the Vietnam War, in his song, "The Fightin' Side of Me," a cantankerous ex-con named Merle Haggard told hippie protesters, "If you don't love [America], leave it; let this song that I'm singin' be a warning." Thirty-six years later, the whiskey-voiced star spends much of his hard-earned credibility questioning the war in Iraq and defending the Dixie Chicks, the country-music trio whose radio airplay went south three years ago after they slammed President Bush on foreign soil.
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By Nathan M. Pitts and Nathan M. Pitts,SUN STAFF | January 2, 2003
Just announced A third show has been added to Bill Cosby's March 8 appearance at the Lyric Opera House. Call 410-481-SEAT. The Smithereens play two shows at Rams Head Tavern in Annapolis Jan. 16. Also, Buckwheat Zydeco performs there Feb. 4. Call 410-481-SEAT. Cody Chesnutt takes the stage at the Birchmere in Alexandria, Va., Feb. 3. Leahy plays there Feb. 21. And Merle Haggard and the Strangers perform there May 27 and 28. Call 410-481-SEAT. Ticket watch Tickets are still available for: Yanni at the MCI Center in Washington April 11. Call 410-481-SEAT.
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By David Bianculli and David Bianculli,Special to The Sun | November 22, 1994
For the next week or so, until the November ratings sweeps are over, there will be a lot of activity on TV -- after which, of course, will come a December loaded with holiday specials, low-profile documentaries and lots of repeats. Forty days to 1995, and counting . . .* "Wings" (8 p.m.-8:30 p.m., Channel 2) -- This show already has added one member of Helen's family by making room for Amy Yasbeck as Casey, Helen's sister. Tonight, in a guest role, Debbie Reynolds appears as their mother.
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By Bob Allen and Bob Allen,Special to The Evening Sun | November 12, 1990
GEORGE JONES, Merle Haggard, and Conway Twitty, the three country artists who shared the bill at the Baltimore Arena Saturday night, all have one thing in common besides being three of the most recognizable names in the business:Both in terms of record sales and creative output, all three are presently in that uneasy free-fall zone between superstar and legend. Though each is still present on the country charts, they no longer dominate as they once did.George Jones, considered by many to be country music's most gifted vocalist, opened the show.
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June 20, 1993
Let's start with AC, or Adult Contemporary. At the moment, this is radio's most popular format, reeling in more listeners than anything else on the dial.AC is big on soft rock, song-oriented R&B, perky dance pop and ballads of any sort, with typical fare including Phil Collins, Gloria Estefan, Michael Bolton and Whitney Houston; in Baltimore, we're talking WLIF-FM and Variety 104 (WVRT-FM).Then there's Urban, which is radio code for "black music." Theoretically, this means anything too funky for AC, but in practice it has less to do with hard-core rap and Southern soul than with the slick, new-jack sound of Silk, Shai, SWV, H-Town and Janet Jackson.
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By MIKE LITTWIN | May 15, 1992
lt may be difficult to design a model that would fit every racehorse owner. But there's at least this: If the owner is a guy, he'll usually be wearing a shirt.But if he's sipping his Black-Eyed Susan bare-chested, you can be pretty sure you're in the company of Hammer.Just Hammer.Not Mr. Hammer, as the young woman trailing after him near the Pimlico stakes barn insisted until she got his autograph.Hammer. Like Madonna. Or Slash. Or Charo.It used to be M.C. Hammer. It used to be Sonny and Cher, too. Things change.
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By RICHARD CROMELIN and RICHARD CROMELIN,LOS ANGELES TIMES | April 9, 2006
LOS ANGELES -- There was a knock on Rascal Flatts' dressing room door, followed quickly by the familiar face of Jay Leno, here to welcome the Tonight Show guests to the NBC lot in Burbank. "Howdy, boys," said the comedian at a recent show. Then he noticed the laptop in front of singer Gary LeVox. "Good ol' country boys with computers," Leno drawled. "Yessiree Bob, can't get more country than that. You guys got your boots and your computers, there you go." LeVox, bassist Jay DeMarcus and guitarist Joe Don Rooney got a good laugh out of Leno's remarks, but a few minutes later they were talking much more seriously about this whole question of what is and what isn't permissible in country music.
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By Rashod D. Ollison and Rashod D. Ollison,Sun Staff | October 2, 2003
Googoosh / MCI Center Her voice is enchanting and her international following huge. Googoosh, the Iranian song stylist, plays the MCI Center in Washington Saturday night. Tickets, available through Ticketmaster by calling 410-481-SEAT or visiting www .ticketmaster.com, are $48-$153. The show starts at 8. String Cheese Incident / Patriot Center No need to tag the String Cheese Incident. This group mixes bluegrass, Afro-pop, jazz, rock -- you name it, the band puts it down. The unit plays George Mason University's Patriot Center tomorrow night.
ENTERTAINMENT
By Nathan M. Pitts and Nathan M. Pitts,SUN STAFF | January 2, 2003
Just announced A third show has been added to Bill Cosby's March 8 appearance at the Lyric Opera House. Call 410-481-SEAT. The Smithereens play two shows at Rams Head Tavern in Annapolis Jan. 16. Also, Buckwheat Zydeco performs there Feb. 4. Call 410-481-SEAT. Cody Chesnutt takes the stage at the Birchmere in Alexandria, Va., Feb. 3. Leahy plays there Feb. 21. And Merle Haggard and the Strangers perform there May 27 and 28. Call 410-481-SEAT. Ticket watch Tickets are still available for: Yanni at the MCI Center in Washington April 11. Call 410-481-SEAT.
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By Russell Baker | March 21, 1995
WHO WOULD have guessed that America is a hotbed of people yearning to write like Charles Dickens? I didn't, so have been hip-deep for the past seven weeks in urchins, orphans, beadles, lawyers and other standard Dickens paraphernalia.On Jan. 24 I invited readers to compose lists of 10 well-known living people whose names Dickens, with his passion for fitting the perfect name to each of his characters, might have used in a story. Plot outlines were invited, but not required. The prize: tax-free fame!
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By David Bianculli and David Bianculli,Special to The Sun | November 22, 1994
For the next week or so, until the November ratings sweeps are over, there will be a lot of activity on TV -- after which, of course, will come a December loaded with holiday specials, low-profile documentaries and lots of repeats. Forty days to 1995, and counting . . .* "Wings" (8 p.m.-8:30 p.m., Channel 2) -- This show already has added one member of Helen's family by making room for Amy Yasbeck as Casey, Helen's sister. Tonight, in a guest role, Debbie Reynolds appears as their mother.
FEATURES
June 20, 1993
Let's start with AC, or Adult Contemporary. At the moment, this is radio's most popular format, reeling in more listeners than anything else on the dial.AC is big on soft rock, song-oriented R&B, perky dance pop and ballads of any sort, with typical fare including Phil Collins, Gloria Estefan, Michael Bolton and Whitney Houston; in Baltimore, we're talking WLIF-FM and Variety 104 (WVRT-FM).Then there's Urban, which is radio code for "black music." Theoretically, this means anything too funky for AC, but in practice it has less to do with hard-core rap and Southern soul than with the slick, new-jack sound of Silk, Shai, SWV, H-Town and Janet Jackson.
NEWS
By RICHARD CROMELIN and RICHARD CROMELIN,LOS ANGELES TIMES | April 9, 2006
LOS ANGELES -- There was a knock on Rascal Flatts' dressing room door, followed quickly by the familiar face of Jay Leno, here to welcome the Tonight Show guests to the NBC lot in Burbank. "Howdy, boys," said the comedian at a recent show. Then he noticed the laptop in front of singer Gary LeVox. "Good ol' country boys with computers," Leno drawled. "Yessiree Bob, can't get more country than that. You guys got your boots and your computers, there you go." LeVox, bassist Jay DeMarcus and guitarist Joe Don Rooney got a good laugh out of Leno's remarks, but a few minutes later they were talking much more seriously about this whole question of what is and what isn't permissible in country music.
NEWS
By Russell Baker | March 21, 1995
WHO WOULD have guessed that America is a hotbed of people yearning to write like Charles Dickens? I didn't, so have been hip-deep for the past seven weeks in urchins, orphans, beadles, lawyers and other standard Dickens paraphernalia.On Jan. 24 I invited readers to compose lists of 10 well-known living people whose names Dickens, with his passion for fitting the perfect name to each of his characters, might have used in a story. Plot outlines were invited, but not required. The prize: tax-free fame!
SPORTS
By MIKE LITTWIN | May 15, 1992
lt may be difficult to design a model that would fit every racehorse owner. But there's at least this: If the owner is a guy, he'll usually be wearing a shirt.But if he's sipping his Black-Eyed Susan bare-chested, you can be pretty sure you're in the company of Hammer.Just Hammer.Not Mr. Hammer, as the young woman trailing after him near the Pimlico stakes barn insisted until she got his autograph.Hammer. Like Madonna. Or Slash. Or Charo.It used to be M.C. Hammer. It used to be Sonny and Cher, too. Things change.
FEATURES
By Bob Allen and Bob Allen,Special to The Evening Sun | November 12, 1990
GEORGE JONES, Merle Haggard, and Conway Twitty, the three country artists who shared the bill at the Baltimore Arena Saturday night, all have one thing in common besides being three of the most recognizable names in the business:Both in terms of record sales and creative output, all three are presently in that uneasy free-fall zone between superstar and legend. Though each is still present on the country charts, they no longer dominate as they once did.George Jones, considered by many to be country music's most gifted vocalist, opened the show.
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