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By Dana Kinker | November 29, 2007
Singer-songwriter Suzanne Vega, known for her intellectual and poetic lyrics, performs at Rams Head Live at 7 p.m. Tuesday. Vega entered the music scene in 1982, and her eclectic folk-pop style earned her three Grammy nominations in 1988 for Best Record of the Year, Best Song of the Year and Best Female Vocalist. Rams Head Live is at 20 Market Place. Tickets are $20-$25. Call 410-244-1131 or go to ramsheadlive.com.
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By Erik Maza and The Baltimore Sun | December 27, 2011
Lauryn Hill is returning to the area for some redemption. After a disappointing performance at Rams Head Live at the start of the year, Hill will again try to win over regional crowds with a show at the Warner Theater in DC February 29. Hill, of course, does not have new material to promote. If the Rams Head show was any indication, she'll play a mix of hers and the Fugees' old hits. Tickets, starting at $55 for the upper balcony and set at a whopping $150 for the so-called golden circle, go on sale December 30. Baltimore's Weekends are going on tour early in the new year.
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By J.D. Considine and J.D. Considine,Pop Music Critic | March 5, 1993
It's not hard to understand why Suzanne Vega's "Blood Makes Noise" went over so well with new music fans. Not only is it wonderfully catchy, with its breathlessly simple vocal line laid over an insinuatingly tuneful rhythm arrangement, but it's builtIt's not hard to understand why Suzanne Vega's "Blood Makes Noise" went over so well with new music fans. Not only is it wonderfully catchy, with its breathlessly simple vocal line laid over an insinuatingly tuneful rhythm arrangement, but it's built around such an odd array of sounds -- clanking anvils, diesel-engine bass, mattress-spring guitar -- that it stood out even against the usually quirky sound of alternative rock radio.
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By Erik Maza and The Baltimore Sun | August 31, 2011
The new music venue in the Inner Harbor, Baltimore Soundstage , has scheduled its first show for September 6. Big Sam's Funk Nation, a New Orleans funk band, will play the venue's soft opening. Edwin McCain is scheduled to play the day after. The September 6 show costs $15 via Ticketfly. Soundstage also announced a couple of other new shows today, though not at their venue. The promoter will present John Waters' annual "A Naughty Christmas" at the Lyric Theater on December 21. Tickets start at $25 and go on sale Thursday.
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By J.D. Considine and J.D. Considine,SUN POP MUSIC CRITIC | October 17, 1996
Although there's nothing terribly obscure about "Nine Objects of Desire," the title of Suzanne Vega's latest album, there was nothing terribly obvious about it, either. At least, not at first, and certainly not to her."I was really having a hard time naming this record," she explains, over the phone from New York. "I was going to call it 'True Confessions,' because it seemed slightly more autobiographical. But it seemed really arch, you know? It seemed a bit much."I was also going to call it 'Love Hotel' at one point, because I had expected more of the songs to be about traveling, actually.
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By Knight-Ridder | July 3, 1991
The Grateful Dead will make a rare network TV shot Friday on ABC's "In Concert '91." Also included: performances by Indigo Girls, Lyle Lovett and Suzanne Vega. Although ABC bills "In Concert" as a live series, all the performances will be taped.
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May 1, 2003
Floetry / 9:30 Club The British duo Floetry snagged three Grammy nominations for its sultry debut, Floetic, which mixes spoken word, soul and hip-hop. The girls' lyrics are mostly about the ups and downs of romantic love, and their latest single, the sexy "Say Yes," has been steaming up urban radio for the past month or so. Floetry plays the 9:30 Club in Washington tonight at 7:30. Tickets are $15. Visit www.930.com to purchase tickets. Suzanne Vega / Birchmere Suzanne Vega shot to pop fame more than a decade ago with her plaintive hit "Luka."
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October 4, 2007
Just announced Annual Cystic Fibrosis benefit concert -- starring LeAnn Rimes at 1st Mariner Arena on Nov. 17. Tickets go on sale at 10 a.m. Saturday. Also, Michael W. Smith with the Annapolis Symphony Orchestra is there Dec. 4. 410-547-SEAT or ticketmaster.com. Ani DiFranco -- Meyerhoff Symphony Hall on Nov. 10. 410-547-SEAT or ticketmaster.com. Suzanne Vega -- Rams Head Live on Dec. 4. 410-244-1131 or ramsheadlive.com. Nickel Creek -- 9:30 Club in Washington on Nov. 2. 800-955-5566 or tickets.
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By J.D. Considine and J.D. Considine,Sun Pop Music Critic | December 7, 1990
RALPH TRESVANTRalph Tresvant (MCA 10116)Even in its teen-idol prime, New Edition was never anybody's idea of a supergroup. Since splitting up, however, the group has produced nothing but heavy-hitters: Bobby Brown, Johnny Gill, Bell Biv DeVoe, and now, Ralph Tresvant. What's their secret? Obviously, good taste in producers is part of it -- "Ralph Tresvant," for instance, leans heavily on the ever-popular team of Jimmy Jam & Terry Lewis -- but the real magic in these albums has been their ability to reinforce the familiar while simultaneously opening new ground.
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By J. D. Considine and J. D. Considine,Pop Music Critic | June 15, 1993
By now, Shawn Colvin ought to be used to being compared to Joni Mitchell. Reviewers have done it repeatedly, pointing out how songs like "Round of Blues," from her current album, "Fat City," echo Mitchell's sharp-etched imagery and idiosyncratic melodic lines. Colvin's liner notes for the album even underscored the point, thanking Mitchell with the words "me wimp, you master."Still, she seems genuinely pleased when another similarity is pointed out -- that both are considered folk singers when neither really play much in the way of folk music.
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By Dana Kinker | November 29, 2007
Singer-songwriter Suzanne Vega, known for her intellectual and poetic lyrics, performs at Rams Head Live at 7 p.m. Tuesday. Vega entered the music scene in 1982, and her eclectic folk-pop style earned her three Grammy nominations in 1988 for Best Record of the Year, Best Song of the Year and Best Female Vocalist. Rams Head Live is at 20 Market Place. Tickets are $20-$25. Call 410-244-1131 or go to ramsheadlive.com.
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October 4, 2007
Just announced Annual Cystic Fibrosis benefit concert -- starring LeAnn Rimes at 1st Mariner Arena on Nov. 17. Tickets go on sale at 10 a.m. Saturday. Also, Michael W. Smith with the Annapolis Symphony Orchestra is there Dec. 4. 410-547-SEAT or ticketmaster.com. Ani DiFranco -- Meyerhoff Symphony Hall on Nov. 10. 410-547-SEAT or ticketmaster.com. Suzanne Vega -- Rams Head Live on Dec. 4. 410-244-1131 or ramsheadlive.com. Nickel Creek -- 9:30 Club in Washington on Nov. 2. 800-955-5566 or tickets.
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July 26, 2007
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By SAM SESSA and SAM SESSA,SUN REPORTER | March 2, 2006
Raised in Scotland and platinum in the U.K., singer/songwriter KT Tunstall is a lot more American than you'd think. Most of her earliest memories are of the United States, she said. As a 4-year-old, she spent a year in the United States while her father, a physicist, completed a sabbatical at the University of California, Los Angeles. Decades later, music is her ticket to tour the country. "For me, it's just all about facilitating a life where I can play and travel," Tunstall said. "To be able to travel around America, which I love and which I've done a little bit in the past, and be able to play shows and make a living is really exciting to me."
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May 1, 2003
Floetry / 9:30 Club The British duo Floetry snagged three Grammy nominations for its sultry debut, Floetic, which mixes spoken word, soul and hip-hop. The girls' lyrics are mostly about the ups and downs of romantic love, and their latest single, the sexy "Say Yes," has been steaming up urban radio for the past month or so. Floetry plays the 9:30 Club in Washington tonight at 7:30. Tickets are $15. Visit www.930.com to purchase tickets. Suzanne Vega / Birchmere Suzanne Vega shot to pop fame more than a decade ago with her plaintive hit "Luka."
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By J.D. Considine and J.D. Considine,SUN POP MUSIC CRITIC | March 11, 1999
A lot of authors complain about book tours. They gripe about endless flights and a numbing string of hotel rooms, tell horror stories about early-morning talk shows and moan about the wrist strain brought on by autographing hundreds and hundreds of books. To hear them tell it, being on a book tour is like hell on earth. Not Suzanne Vega, though. She loves going out to promote her new book, a collection of poems, song lyrics and prose called "The Passionate Eye." But then, she probably has a different perspective on touring from the average author, because she's spent large chunks of the last 14 years touring as a singer-songwriter.
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By J.D. Considine | September 19, 1996
RushTest for Echo (Atlantic 82925)With all the stuff about modems and modern media on the lyric sheet, some fans might expect to find Rush experimenting with the computerized crunch of techno or industrial music in "Test for Echo." Instead, the band's sound is surprisingly conservative this time around, downplaying synth tricks and multiple overdubs in favor of lean, guitar-based arrangements. Many songs, in fact, rely on a sort of riff-based writing style that harks back to the band's early days.
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By J.D. Considine and J.D. Considine,SUN POP MUSIC CRITIC | March 11, 1999
A lot of authors complain about book tours. They gripe about endless flights and a numbing string of hotel rooms, tell horror stories about early-morning talk shows and moan about the wrist strain brought on by autographing hundreds and hundreds of books. To hear them tell it, being on a book tour is like hell on earth. Not Suzanne Vega, though. She loves going out to promote her new book, a collection of poems, song lyrics and prose called "The Passionate Eye." But then, she probably has a different perspective on touring from the average author, because she's spent large chunks of the last 14 years touring as a singer-songwriter.
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By J.D. Considine and J.D. Considine,SUN POP MUSIC CRITIC | March 22, 1998
Shawn Colvin admits that her current album, "A Few Small Repairs," is all about the Big D. It's just that the "D" she has in mind doesn't stand for what some listeners think.Because she wrote the songs in the wake of a divorce, critics and fans assumed that "A Few Small Repairs" was a break-up album -- a reasonable assumption, given such song titles as "Get Out of This House," "I Want It Back" and "84,000 Different Delusions." But, says Colvin, things aren't quite so simple."I never felt like the record was [about divorce]
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By J.D. Considine and J.D. Considine,SUN POP MUSIC CRITIC | October 17, 1996
Although there's nothing terribly obscure about "Nine Objects of Desire," the title of Suzanne Vega's latest album, there was nothing terribly obvious about it, either. At least, not at first, and certainly not to her."I was really having a hard time naming this record," she explains, over the phone from New York. "I was going to call it 'True Confessions,' because it seemed slightly more autobiographical. But it seemed really arch, you know? It seemed a bit much."I was also going to call it 'Love Hotel' at one point, because I had expected more of the songs to be about traveling, actually.
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