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June 7, 2007
Soak in gorgeous views of the Inner Harbor while enjoying concerts from some of the top names in the industry. Where // President Street at Eastern Avenue Call // 410-244-1131 Web site // piersixpavilion .com Notable // Though Pier Six is owned by Baltimore, Rams Head Live began managing the operations in 2006, helping to maintain the stream of big name acts. Vibe // With the backdrop of the Inner Harbor, it's hard not to enjoy the place. Crowd // It's usually a mix of excited fans and relaxed patrons.
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By Wesley Case, The Baltimore Sun | August 18, 2013
In February, Severn native Toni Braxton said she was ready to retire from music to focus on acting. Even though the 45-year-old singer has sold more than 60 million records worldwide and has six Grammy Awards on her shelf, Braxton was "a little depressed" at the time, she says now. It took a pep talk from an old friend - Kenny "Babyface" Edmonds, the songwriter who helped launch the singer's career - to uplift and reinvigorate Braxton. "He understood what I was going through.
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By Eric Adams | August 7, 1991
Poor ticket sales led to the cancellation of last night's "A Night on the Town" jazz concert at the Pier Six Concert Pavilion. Approximately 800 tickets for the event, which was to have featured James Ingram, Patti Austin and George Howard, had been sold, according to Pier Six spokesman Kevin Brown. At least 3,000 needed to be sold for the show to break even.The renovated pavilion opened less than two weeks ago with a new capacity of more than 4,300. Concerts by Hall & Oates, John Denver and Howie Mandel/Dennis Miller have drawn well, Mr. Brown said, while one of the two Patti LaBelle concerts last weekend was "disappointing," drawing less than half of capacity.
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By Wesley Case, The Baltimore Sun | July 26, 2013
At 20, Victoria Justice has money, fame and fans, thanks to a starring role on the Nickelodeon sitcom "Victorious. " But the Florida native still doesn't have her driver's license, a result of spending her teen years focused on work. "I've been on Nickelodeon since I was 12," Justice, who also acted on "Zoey 101," said. "Pretty much all of my teenage years have been spent on that network. I'm really curious to see what's next for me. " Recently, Justice's focus has turned from TV ("Victorious" aired its series finale in February)
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By Dustin Levy, The Baltimore Sun | July 3, 2013
While writing the song "When You're Young," 3 Doors Down lead singer Brad Arnold didn't know if it would be a hit, but felt someone in the world needed to hear it. The song, about the pressures and insecurities of being a teenager, became the band's 10th Top 10 hit when it was released in 2011. And Arnold eventually found that person, a 16-year-old he saw at a concert near the border of Austria and Hungary. "I'll never forget that boy's face," he said. "When we started playing 'When You're Young,' his eyes looked like water faucets.
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By LAURA CHARLES | June 23, 1991
SOMETHING NEW under the, ah, stars? The Baltimore Cente for the Performing Arts Inc., which had originally planned a festive "Gala Under the Stars" at $200 a head to celebrate the opening of the new Pier Six Concert Pavilion on July 25, has nixed the idea in favor of opening it up to the masses -- and what a great idea.Featured entertainer will be Benny King, whose songs "Stand By Me" and "Save the Last Dance for Me" were megahits. The best news is that tickets for the grand opening concert will be just $6. A nice way of saying "thank you" to Baltimoreans for their support, we say.Tickets will be available through Telecharge, Mechanic Theatre box office and Ticket Center Outlets.
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June 14, 1991
A photo caption in yesterday's editions of The Sun incorrectl described the size of the new Pier Six Concert Pavilion and its opening date. The new pavilion will have a seating capacity of about 4,200 -- approximately 1,200 more than the old pavilion. It will open with a special celebration July 25.
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By Eric Siegel and Eric Siegel,Sun Staff Writer | October 20, 1994
In a deal that will cost state and city taxpayers $3 million, Baltimore is taking over the white-peaked Pier Six Concert Pavilion from the financially troubled nonprofit group that has been running it.The takeover does not immediately threaten shows at the Inner Harbor summer venue, which has staged concerts ranging from children's singer Raffi to rhythm and blues act Maze to country star Kathy Mattea. The city will stage concerts through its cultural or tourism offices, or hire an independent contractor to do the job, officials said.
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By J.D. Considine | August 23, 1991
Linda Ronstadt's appearance at the Pier Six Concert Pavilion Aug. 30 has been canceled due to "unavoidable changes in the artist's touring schedule creating an irreconcilable conflict," according to a spokeswoman for Ms. Ronstadt's agent at the William Morris Agency. She declined to elaborate further, saying that the cancellation was of a "personal" nature.The show, which also was to feature Los Camperos de Nati Cano, is the second concert this month to be canceled at Pier Six. A package featuring Patti Austin, James Ingram, George Howard and others was pulled on Aug. 6 because of poor ticket sales.
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By Eric Siegel H | August 27, 1991
Fans attending the Michael Feinstein and Rosemary Clooney show tomorrow night at the Pier Six Concert Pavilion will get up-close-and-personal views of the performers thanks to 9-by-12-foot video screens installed on either side of the stage.The screens will also be in place for the Robert Palmer concert on Thursday, the second half of a brief trial run; if they work well at this week's concerts, Pier Six will seek a sponsor to pay for the screens next year, according to facility manager John Wright.
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By Dustin Levy, The Baltimore Sun | July 3, 2013
While writing the song "When You're Young," 3 Doors Down lead singer Brad Arnold didn't know if it would be a hit, but felt someone in the world needed to hear it. The song, about the pressures and insecurities of being a teenager, became the band's 10th Top 10 hit when it was released in 2011. And Arnold eventually found that person, a 16-year-old he saw at a concert near the border of Austria and Hungary. "I'll never forget that boy's face," he said. "When we started playing 'When You're Young,' his eyes looked like water faucets.
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By Lexie Mountain and Midnight Sun contributor | May 20, 2013
I am going to have to apologize because I do not have a setlist and I don't really know the names of the songs but does that matter? ZZ Top is the longest running rock 'n' roll band with its original lineup in history and they certainly wouldn't fault me or you or anyone for not knowing what their songs were titled. I feel that I could guarantee that if you cornered guitarist Billy Gibbons and asked him very specific questions about very specific songs he would be bored out of his beard and possibly, politely, move on to another conversation.
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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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By Erik Maza and The Baltimore Sun | January 26, 2012
Mac Miller, the Pittsburgh rapper and social media powerhouse, is Pier Six Pavilion's first show of the season on April 26.  The concert was going to be announced next week, but Rams Head Live, which books the outdoor venue, gave Midnight Sun the heads up after Miller's upcoming concert at the Patriot Center was announced . The show will also be presented by Towson University. The sponsorship makes sense for the school as Miller, 19, owes his enormous success to a young fan base cultivated online.
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By Erik Maza, The Baltimore Sun | August 12, 2011
In Baltimore in recent months, Bill Cosby's name has been associated more with politics than with comedy, or even Jell-O. In December, he was the marquee attraction at a $4,000-a-plate dinner to benefit Baltimore mayoral candidate Otis Rolley. But this Saturday, Cosby will be back to covering more familiar ground in a performance at Pier Six Pavilion, his first local appearance since the political fundraiser. Reluctant to discuss his endorsement, the comedic actor said there won't be politics at the show.
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By Erik Maza and The Baltimore Sun | July 28, 2011
Emmylou Harris performed at Pier Six Pavilion Tuesday night. Baltimore Diner 's Richard Gorelick, a regular Harris, reviews the show. Emmylou Harris, touring with her Red Dirt Boys in support of "Hard Bargain," her first studio album in three years, played a tight, focused and seamless two-hour show at Pier Six Tuesday night. "Hard Bargain" is the third album in Harris's long career to include material mostly written by her. In interviews, she has talked about the autumnal nature of these late-life songs, which mark the passage of time and pause to reflect on exits - like that of the singer Kate McGarrigle - and entrances - a granddaughter, Prudence.
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By Wesley Case | May 16, 2011
When I get tickets to a concert — as a fan, not on the clock — I typically only see artists I'm a big fan of, due to my own patience and bank account. Yesterday was different though. My friends convinced me to attend Pier Six's Sunday Funday, which featured many names I only knew in passing from working closely with WTMD : Bobby Long, Justin Jones, Mason Jennings, Josh Ritter, Eric Hutchinson and Amos Lee. All of the artists are classic singer-songwriters types, armed with their guitars and just enough accompanying pieces to give the harder songs an extra kick and to set the mood for the contemplative tracks.
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April 21, 2011
The 1990s saw the ascent of a slew of great rock bands: Nirvana, Pavement, Pearl Jam, Phish, Rage Against the Machine and a few more you're probably naming in your head right now. Stone Temple Pilots was and is only a very good rock band, but if the weather and perennially troubled lead singer Scott Weiland cooperate at Pier Six on Tuesday , they'll do just fine. Without a doubt, this band can play. Along with the Seattle-ites, Dean DeLeo helped rock guitar get back to its meaty, blues-based roots in the '90s, following the limp, classically influenced shredder craze that ruled the '80s.
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