October 10, 2012
Tuesday night on NBC's "The Voice," it was a battle between the singer who can dance and the dancer who can sing, between twee and bombastic, and the time-saving glory of the montage and my poor memory of "who the hell are these people. " TEAM CEE LO Cee Lo Green took to the field first, pairing of dancer/singer/model/whatever Domo against foul-mouthed, bleeping wonder Cody Belew with Lady Gaga and Beyonce's "Telephone. " (All Hail the Queens.) Cee Lo put it best: Cody's a singer who can dance, and Domo's a dancer who can sing, and he wanted to see who had the whole package.
March 7, 2012
Soprano Stacey Mastrian returns to her native Bel Air to present a recital of songs and arias in Italian, French, German, Spanish and English, with pianist Scott Crowne. The concert will be Friday, March 16, at 8 p.m. at the St. Mary Magdalen Mission (of the St. Margaret Parish), 1716 Churchville Road, in Bel Air. The event is free, although donations are welcome. The program's flexible format will allow audience members to choose the order in which the pieces are presented. The repertoire will include traditional classical works for voice and piano as well as songs by modern American composers.
May 4, 2007
The Annapolis Chorale and Chamber Orchestra capped another stellar season last weekend with Carl Orff's Carmina Burana - the choice of subscribers who voted at the start of the season - featuring four soloists and members of the Annapolis Youth Chorus. The program opened with Ralph Vaughan Williams' Serenade to Music, a melodic work set to Shakespeare's words, written for orchestra and vocal soloists plus choir. Chorale members brought their distinctive beautiful sound to this piece. Featured soprano Ashleigh Rabbitt, appearing for the second time this season, filled Maryland Hall for the Creative Arts with a gorgeous sound, made more so when joined by tenor Andre Bierman.
May 3, 2006
Laura Isaac, Chapelgate Christian SPORT SOFTBALL GIRLS STATS -- A senior third baseman, Isaac has been a team captain for the past three seasons. This season, she went into the week hitting .294 with 14 RBIs and 23 runs for the Yellowjackets, who are 10-3 overall and in first place in the Interscholastic Athletic Association of Maryland C Conference with a 9-1record. Isaac also played three seasons on the varsity volleyball team as a middle blocker. SIDELINES -- Maintaining a B-average at Chapelgate, Isaac will attend Towson University and major in music for vocal performance.
February 9, 2006
The year may have belonged to Mariah Carey and Kanye West, but last night's Grammy Awards show did not. Surprisingly, U2 owned it, winning all five awards for which the Irish rockers were nominated, including album of the year for How to Dismantle an Atomic Bomb. Carey and West garnered eight nominations apiece but each walked away with just three golden gramophones and none in the major categories. Last night's show, which refreshingly didn't feature a host, was a mix of the surreal and the mundane.
February 9, 2004
Record of the Year: "Clocks," Coldplay Album of the Year: Speakerboxxx/The Love Below, OutKast Song of the Year: "Dance With My Father," Richard Marx and Luther Vandross New Artist: Evanescence Pop Performance by Duo or Group: "Underneath It All," No Doubt Male Pop Vocal Performance: "Cry Me a River," Justin Timberlake Female Pop Vocal Performance: "Beautiful," Christina Aguilera Pop Collaboration With Vocals: "Whenever I Say Your Name," Sting and...