Last Updated: Nov 30, 2010 04:28PM •
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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.
All My Sons conveys a powerful mix of the love, loyalty, and lies that hold a typical American family together in the 1940s, until a crushing event challenges everything they have ever believed in. This classic Arthur Miller play explores the concept of the “American Dream” and the complex relationship between father and son—a struggle Miller dealt with in his person life.
311 (www.311.com) brought their enduring show power to Baltimore this past weekend, giving fans a run through the entire catalog and showing no signs that the band is giving up the ghost any time soon.
Emerging from the widely-divergent Baltimore music scene is singer/ songwriter Caleb Stine who is the soul of that scene, and the best representation of a city he calls, “vibrant, troubled, and passionate."
Maggie Sansone has long been a favorite local musician of mine since I took the music reigns of What’s Up?’s music coverage some nine years ago. Her lilting yet precise musicianship on the hammered dulcimer is perhaps one of the most accomplished of any American artist or UK for that matter.
This year’s Virgin Mobile Free Fest held at Merriweather Post Pavilion was a supremely satisfying and well-planned festival that, like last year, utilized a unique and brilliant technique for producing a large-scale music festival. Continuing on the successful formula they discovered in 2009, the folks at Virgin Mobile decided to hold the festival at the smaller Merriweather Post Pavilion (the show had been slumping in ticket sales at the huge Pimlico Race Course) and make tickets free.
Somewhere in-between John Prine and Jason Mraz lies Justin Trawick, a Washington, DC based singer-songwriter working hard to etch his name in musical history. Winner of the 2006 Emerging Artist Contest at the Takoma Park Folk Festival, he has played repeated performances at DC area venues such as the 9:30 Club, IOTA, Jammin Java, the Kennedy Center, Millennium Stage, and more.
Stephen Perraud interviews Ne-Yo at the Eden Lounge on September 9th.
November marks what should be an exciting month for beat lovers in Maryland. Wendel Patrick (www.wendelpatrick.com) is about to unleash his second LP, Forthcoming, on all of us here in the Free State and the rest of the world.
With 23 remarkable bands rocking out on 3 stages, eats and drinks provided by various restaurateurs, and a slew of local artisans selling cool merchandise, the first ever Annapalooza – held on August 28th at the Anne Arundel County Fairgrounds in Crownsville – proved itself as one of the area’s hottest end of summer concert events.
I'm old enough to look back and remember sitting in a coffeehouse in Amherst, Massachussets my freshman year of college and listening to a little known performer by the name of Maria Muldaur perform "Midnight at the Oasis" and thinking it was a catchy tune. Certainly, her performing style was unique, a mixture of hillbilly twang and torch song, maybe just maybe she'd be lucky enough to cut a record.