July 24, 2011
In June, when Sade was preparing to kick off her first tour in more than a decade, the husky-voiced crooner tweeted about her love of Baltimore and entertained reporters while relaxing in her 2,100-square-foot suite at the Hotel Monaco. When in town, actor Gene Hackman has been known to chat up other guests at the bar in the Radisson Hotel at Cross Keys. Movie stars and musicians have a long history of coming to Baltimore for gigs. But in recent years, the city has attracted more high-profile shows and films, from Rihanna and U2 to HBO's "Game Change.
June 17, 2011
What's up this weekend? Some lucky folks will be going to see Sade launch her first tour in a decade at 1st Mariner Arena, some folks will be gathering with their families on Father's Day, and some folks will be taking in the fun at the Baltimore Pride events around town. Some folks will be doing all of the above. I'm off to Starksboro, Vermont, for a wedding, with a stop in Nyack. Baltimore Pride kicks off tonight with an $85/person dinner at Gertrude's . There were still tickets for Saturday night's Sade concert when I wrote this up. I gathered up some information about Father's Day promotions here . There really weren't so many of them, which makes sense.
June 9, 2011
Rihanna might have kicked off her new tour in Baltimore first, but when Sade does it Thursday, it'll be a more momentous occasion in several ways. The singer is notoriously reclusive. Between her 2000 album, "Lovers Rock," and her latest, "Soldier of Love," which was released last year, she's been off the grid. This tour will be her first in nearly a decade. In addition to the tour and the new album, a new greatest-hits package was also released this year that includes three tracks never released before.
February 19, 2010
This week, we discovered that renting the makes-you-too-scared-to-go-outdoors "Cabin Fever" is not the best way to get over cabin fever. So instead we spent our time collecting the best stories pop culture threw down. Here's our week in review: MOST WELCOME RETURN: Sade, which sold 500K copies of comeback album Soldier of Love in its first week. Also, we learned that Sade is the name of the band and not just the lead singer, a fact that eluded us for 20 years. BEST THING WE SAW ALL WEEK: Photo essay "How to properly enjoy Ed Hardy wine" on thechive.
January 30, 2005
On January 28, 2005, RAYMOND MICHAEL SADE, beloved husband of Elsie L. (nee Lebo); devoted father of Christopher R. Sade, Jeffrey M. Sade, Maureen J. Spence and Cindi L. Stebbing; brother of Richard Sade; dear grandfather of William Sade, Aaron, Nathan, Luke, Andrew and Matthew Sade, Kiersten Spence, Brian and Rebecca Stebbing and the late Madison Spence. Visiting at the Lassahn Funeral Home, Inc., 7401 Belair Road (Overlea) on Monday 3 to 5 and 7 to 9 P.M. Funeral Services will be held on Tuesday at 11:00 A.M. Interment Parkwood Cemetery.
August 17, 2003
On August 13, 2003 MARTIN SADE of Pasadena, MD, beloved father of Sherry Sade-Pietila, Mark Sade and Lisa Sauder; dear brother of Vaino Sade, Lillian Alcorn and Tina Phelps. Also survived by five grandchildren and one great grandchild. Friends may call at the BARRANCO AND SONS P.A. SEVERNA PARK FUNERAL HOME Ritchie Highway at Robinson Rd. on Monday from 6 to 9 P.M. Burial-private.