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By Mike Giuliano | March 14, 2012
The classical music calendar is covered with notes in Howard County this weekend. That's because there are several local concerts scheduled for Saturday and Sunday, March 17 and 18. Much as music lovers might like to be in two places at the same time, they'll have to make some tough choices when it comes to choosing between overlapping events. Columbia Orchestra It's not just any busy weekend, of course, because many people will be celebratingSt. Patrick's Dayon Saturday.
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By Mary Johnson, For The Baltimore Sun | July 2, 2014
Annapolis Summer Garden Theatre's "Shout! The Mod Musical" is a star-studded show that rates a hearty shout of approval. After success with the 1950s-style jukebox musical "The Marvelous Wonderettes" in 2011 and the nostalgic song-and-dance musical "Swing" in 2013, Annapolis' "theater under the stars" has established a winning formula that relies on a strong ensemble to deliver chart-topping favorites from the past. First produced in 2006, "Shout!" was created by Phillip George and David Lowenstein.  Set in London in the 1960s, the show features about two dozen songs that were hits for female singers, including Petula Clark's "Downtown," Dusty Springfield's "Son of a Preacher Man," Nancy Sinatra's "These Boots are Made for Walkin'" and other hits.
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By SAM SESSA | April 24, 2008
Hometown -- Baltimore Current members -- Jason Brown, keyboard; Lavar "Topix" Green, drum machine; Salim Heggins, MC; Sean "Sinseer" Davis, bass Founded in -- 2005 Style -- hip-hop Influenced by -- Jay Dee, Ron Carter, Big Daddy Kane, Sonny Cheeba Notable --The band looks to hip-hop from the '80s and early '90s for inspiration in crafting its own brand of smooth, live hip-hop. Its most recent album, Hip-Hop Revisited, came out last year. Quotable -- "One of the things that grabbed us was it was balanced," Heggins said of vintage hip-hop.
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By Tim Smith, The Baltimore Sun | July 15, 2013
You're invited to observe sessions of the conducting course given by Baltimore Chamber Orchestra music director Markand Thakar this week. Ten budding conductors, who come from around this country as well as Germany and Taiwan, will work on Schubert's Symphony No. 5 and Beethoven's Seventh.  Thakar, co-director of graduate conducting at Peabody Conservatory, has a long track record of mentoring podium talent. This week's sessions provide a good opportunity for music lovers to get an inside look into what it takes to make music with an orchestra.
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By Dawn C. Chmielewski and Dawn C. Chmielewski,KNIGHT RIDDER/TRIBUNE | March 5, 2001
The music industry's battle to halt electronic distribution of bootlegged songs has shifted from courtrooms in San Francisco to a place closer to home - your computer's hard drive. A new technology is crawling undetected through the same computer networks that connect music fans to their favorite songs. Like a houseguest who secretly rummages through your medicine cabinet, it peers at individual hard drives in search of certain songs. Once it finds a copy of a particular work - say, Roy Orbison's "Pretty Woman" - it notifies your Internet service provider to terminate your online connection until you remove the offending copy.
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By Michael Stroh and Michael James and Michael Stroh and Michael James,SUN STAFF | July 28, 2000
For digital music lovers around the world, yesterday was time to rock and roll. Tens of thousands of them spent the day scrambling to download their favorite tunes by the gigabyte as word spread that a popular online source for music would shut down by midnight PDT tonight. "I'm downloading 24/7," says Alex Markson, 22, a computer programmer at Canton start-up Gr8. The source of the feeding frenzy was Napster, the song-swapping service with more than 20 million users. Napster acts as an online clearinghouse, connecting people looking for digital MP3 music files with others who have them on their computers.
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By MARC SHAPIRO | June 29, 2006
Filene Center at Wolf Trap Drive a bit west of Washington, and have a picnic on the lawn while enjoying live music. Where --1551 Trap Road, Vienna, Va. Call --703-255-1900 Web site --wolftrap.org Notable --The stage is visible from almost all lawn spots, and patrons may bring refreshments. Because of decibel restrictions, the music won't leave your ears ringing long after the show. Vibe --Warm and welcoming. What to wear --Let the weather guide your outfit choices. Casual wear will do just fine.
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By Tim Smith, The Baltimore Sun | July 15, 2013
You're invited to observe sessions of the conducting course given by Baltimore Chamber Orchestra music director Markand Thakar this week. Ten budding conductors, who come from around this country as well as Germany and Taiwan, will work on Schubert's Symphony No. 5 and Beethoven's Seventh.  Thakar, co-director of graduate conducting at Peabody Conservatory, has a long track record of mentoring podium talent. This week's sessions provide a good opportunity for music lovers to get an inside look into what it takes to make music with an orchestra.
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By Stephen Wigler | January 2, 1997
One of the legendary musical groups in New York during the 1950s and early '60s was the New York Wind Quintet. According to some music lovers, those halcyon days may be returning because of the five young wind players -- flutist Marya Martin, oboist Stephen Taylor, clarinetist Alan Kay, hornist David Jolley and bassoonist Frank Morelli -- who formed the New York Wind Soloists a few years ago. This ensemble will perform what promises to be a fascinating program...
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August 16, 1992
Music lovers from around the country are heading for Bethlehem, Pa., and Musikfest '92, a nine-day multicultural music festival, which opened yesterday and continues through Aug. 23.With more than 600 musical performances, you're bound to find some of your favorites -- everything from Bach to bluegrass. Lou Rawls, Trisha Yearwood, The Kingston Trio, Maureen McGovern, America, Neil Sedaka and The Captain & Tennille are among the headline acts. Dance bands, magicians, jugglers and other street performers set a lively pace on Main Street, and a children's area offers a backyard circus, storytelling, puppets, children's theater and craft projects.
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By Mike Giuliano | March 14, 2012
The classical music calendar is covered with notes in Howard County this weekend. That's because there are several local concerts scheduled for Saturday and Sunday, March 17 and 18. Much as music lovers might like to be in two places at the same time, they'll have to make some tough choices when it comes to choosing between overlapping events. Columbia Orchestra It's not just any busy weekend, of course, because many people will be celebratingSt. Patrick's Dayon Saturday.
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By Erik Maza and The Baltimore Sun | September 21, 2011
There will be lots of readings and panels and many jokes about "How Stella Got Her Groove Back" at this year's Baltimore Book Festival , which kicks off Friday. But there are also a bunch of events for music lovers. On Saturday, at 3:30 p.m.,  Jared Ball, a professor at Morgan State, will present a live edition of his "Freemix Radio: The Original Mixtape Radio Show" to promote his book, " I Mix What I Like: A Mixtape Manifesto," which was released this summer.
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By Karen Nitkin, Special to The Baltimore Sun | May 12, 2011
The Wildwoods are three adjacent New Jersey beach towns, Wildwood, North Wildwood and Wildwood Crest, known for their wide white beaches — open to the public, free of charge — and devotion to simple summertime pleasures. The centerpiece of the activity is the Wildwood boardwalk, more than two miles long and crowded with funnel cake stands, amusement park rides, arcade games, water parks, ice cream shops and souvenir stores. Though just strolling the boardwalk, splashing in the water and building sand castles is entertainment enough, the Wildwoods offer a host of other things to do, from free concerts to a Doo Wop Museum and parasailing.
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By Sam Sessa, The Baltimore Sun | March 18, 2011
It's Thursday afternoon, and downtown is awash in live music. Guitar solos shriek through the air, and the crisp snap of snare drums echoes from inside live music clubs. Hundreds of bands are crammed into every nook and cranny, vying to impress the tens of thousands of music lovers and industry folks who swarm the streets. They've come to the Texas capital for the South by Southwest Music and Media Conference (SXSW), a 10-day summit for more than 100,000 on-the-cusp artists, filmmakers and fans that wraps up Sunday.
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By Frederick N. Rasmussen, The Baltimore Sun and Baltimore Sun reporter | September 16, 2010
Henry Miller "Hank" Worthington, a retired hardware executive and music lover who enjoyed waterfowl hunting, died Monday of complications from dementia at his Garrison home. He was 80. Mr. Worthington, the son of a hardware executive and a homemaker, was born in Baltimore and raised in Forest Park and Garrison. He was a 1948 graduate of Gilman School and attended Princeton University, where he played ice hockey and was captain of the skeet shooting team. "He was an expert marksman, a skill inherited from his father, a 13-time Maryland state skeet and trap champion," said a son, Edward H. "Ned" Worthington of Garrison.
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August 2, 2009
It was both heartwarming and heart-rending to watch the Baltimore Symphony Orchestra's musicians voluntarily give back $1 million in pay raises and other previously negotiated benefits last year in order to keep the institution afloat through the current economic downturn. The players' sacrifice was an expression of the fierce loyalty they felt toward the orchestra and its management, and their generosity was unprecedented. Of the 17 major symphony orchestras in the country, the BSO players were the only ones to give back previously negotiated salaries and benefits on their own, rather than in response to management demands.
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February 22, 1992
Non-music lovers may have been puzzled by news of the recent death of composer William Schuman. They were probably thinking of Robert Schumann (1810-1856), the German Romantic composer, music critic and mentor to Brahms. Yet William Schuman (1912-1992) occupied a comparable place in American musical history: He was among this century's most important composers of the modern American school. As a teacher and arts administrator, he was one of the most influential voices on the U.S. cultural scene.
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THE BABY TRAIN & OTHER LUSTY URBAN LEGENDS.Jan Harold Brunvand.Norton.` 367 pages. $20.95. The friend who told me the following story swore that it was true: A young woman bought a large cactus at a well-known store in the Washington area. A few days after she had brought it home, the plant started to tremble violently. Terrified, she called the store, whose manager told her to leave her house immediately. The cactus burst open -- and out popped hundreds of tarantulas.Having read all of Jan Harold Brunvand's collections of urban legends, I was immediately suspicious of this tale.
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By ERIC GWINN and ERIC GWINN,Chicago Tribune | December 23, 2008
Help someone you care about take his or her music on the go this holiday. Good-sounding, cushy Coosh earphones ($20-$25; coosh.com) slip around the ear and into the ear to stay in place. They're not the best at reproducing bass, so lovers of boomy hip-hop won't be thrilled with them, but rock fans will rejoice. A Retrak charger ($25) plugs into a car's cigarette lighter jack to power just about any small portable device, including MP3 players and even a few power-hungry smart phones. Now a Bluetooth-capable phone can recharge even while being used with a hands-free headset.
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