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Last Updated: Jan 07, 2011 12:25AM • Subscribe via RSSATOM

There are some terrific things to do around town, we'll share some of them here and remember you can add events to our calendar.

The Second City Does Baltimore

Premiering this month at Centerstage

Elizabeth & The Catapult & Concert Previews

Rams’ Head in Annapolis has announced a host of shows to start the new year (hey, it’ll be here before we know it). The under-40 set will not likely pick up on this one, but Al Stewart (alstewart.com) takes the stage on March 3. Rahsaan Patterson (rahsaan.com) plays on March 5. If you’re not ready to admit that the holidays are quickly approaching, and you feel like heading to Dewey on October 2, Elizabeth & The Catapult (elizabethandthecatapult.com) will play the Rusty Rudder mere days before touring with Aimee Mann. The syncopated beat of “Race You”, the lead single from the forthcoming The Other Side of Zero instantly catches the listener. In fact, the track was recently used in a Google advertisement. Since Google knows just about everything else you’re doing, you may as well buy in and listen to the music they suggest, too. MTV has given the video for “Race You” airtime and you would be smart to give Elizabeth & The Catapult a listen. The pop sensibility of the band is ever-present on the Rilo Kiley-esque “Momma’s Boy” from their debut album, Taller Children, but the band is versatile enough that they pulled off a beautiful cover of Leonard Cohen’s “Everybody Knows” on the same record. If you are just now picking up on Florence & The Machine after the VMAs, or if you are tired of the same old indie-pop, this ought to tickle your fancy. Elizabeth & The Catapult will also play in Easton on November 4 at the NightCat.

John Butler Trio Comes to Baltimore

John Butler Trio is an Australian jam band formed in 1998 led by guitarist and vocalist John Butler. Their genre ranges anywhere from eclectic roots to blues and funk rock. Although their genre is hard to describe, their awards and recognitions speak for themselves. Since forming in 1998, the band has released 7 albums, two of which went platinum in Australia.

Going Home for the Homeless

Local Shelter Benefits from Going Home Tour CD Release

Peabody Brass Players Present "Applause For A Cause"

Proceeds To Pay For Musical Instruments For Baltimore City Public School Students

Pianist Brian Ganz: Wounded by Chopin

Local pianist Brian Ganz has come a long way since deciding to pursue music at age 12, not much older than the age of his muse, child-prodigy Frédéric Chopin when he composed his first Polonaises. Since that moment, Ganz has studied with teachers Yida Novik and Claire Deene, as well as Leon Fleisher at the Peabody Conservatory of Music, where Ganz now teaches. He’s played in concert halls worldwide, and is also a member of the piano faculty and the current Artist-in-Residence at St. Mary’s College in Maryland.

Aaron Neville Concert in Annapolis

The first snow of the season canceled many of last night’s activities but it certainly did not deter the enthusiasm of Aaron Neville fans who sat packed into the Ram’s Head Onstage like sardines, swinging and clapping to the tunes that have earned the veteran R & B performer three platinum albums and top rankings on Billboard.

Parliament Funkadelic Funks Up Rams Head Live!

On the evening of Thursday December 2nd, George Clinton and his eternal band of galactic performers known loosely as Parliament Funkadelic showed up at Rams Head Live! In Baltimore ready to do what they’ve been doing in some form or another for nearly 40 years- leading an exuberant crowd through a journey of wildly energetic singing and dancing.

Pianist Sets Out to Perform All of Chopin’s Works

Pianist Brian Ganz Offers Final Annapolis Preview of the Strathmore Chopin Project Sat. Jan. 8

Host a Casual Cheese Tasting Party

Treat your friends and family to a global culinary adventure by hosting a casual cheese tasting party in place of a sit-down meal. MyGourmetConnection's suggested pairings of cold meats, cheeses, condiments and beverages will set the scene for a memorable get-together that's easy on the host and hostess.

 

 

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