After roof collapse, Merriweather Post Pavilion plans to open with new roof in time for spring concert season

Source: Baltimore Sun » Music

After the roof of Merriweather Post Pavilion collapsed on Saturday, the Columbia outdoor music venue said Tuesday that it is planning to open with a new roof in time for its first concert of 2018.

over the weekend, Columbia music venue Merriweather Post Pavilion expects to open with a new roof…

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Roof of Columbia music venue Merriweather Post Pavilion collapses

Source: Baltimore Sun » Music

The roof of Columbia music venue Merriweather Post Pavilion collapsed early Saturday morning, possibly because of strong winds, officials said.

The roof that covers the amphitheater’s stage and seating was in the midst of being raised by about 20 feet over a period of months, part of a larger renovation…

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Jay-Z commissions Annapolis High grad and former teacher for Blue Ivy animation

Source: Baltimore Sun » Music

A duo that met as teacher and student at Annapolis High School has produced Jay-Z’s latest music video.

As Jay-Z and Beyoncé’s first child, Blue Ivy, follows her parents’ footsteps, the first track of her musical career has been animated by Annapolis multimedia company Artlife Studio — and they…

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Coachella 2018 lineup will include Beyoncé, Eminem, The Weeknd & SZA

Source: Baltimore Sun » Music

Beyoncé, Eminem and The Weeknd will headline the 2018 edition of the Coachella Valley Music & Arts Festival in Indio.

To be held on the grassy fields of Indio’s Empire Polo Club, the latest installment of the world’s biggest and most profitable annual music festival will take place on the consecutive…

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Justin Timberlake announces new album ‘Man of the Woods’

Source: Baltimore Sun » Music

As expected, Justin Timberlake announced a new album entitled “Man of the Woods” and a new single coming Friday via a minute-long video posted on his social media accounts. The album is due Feb. 2 — two days before his halftime performance on the Super Bowl on Feb. 4.

“This album is really inspired…

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Just announced Baltimore-area concerts: Jimmy Buffet, Niall Horan and more

Source: Baltimore Sun » Music

On sale through Ticketmaster, Live Nation, Ticketfly (ticketmaster.com, livenation.com, ticketfly.com) unless otherwise noted.

The Milestones on Jan. 5 at Ottobar; on sale now.

Alex Hooper on Jan. 17 at Ottobar; on sale now.

Jacob Sartorious on Jan. 18 at Fillmore Silver Spring; on sale now.

The…

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Just announced Baltimore-area concerts: Jimmy Buffett, Niall Horan and more

Source: Baltimore Sun » Music

On sale through Ticketmaster, Live Nation, Ticketfly (ticketmaster.com, livenation.com, ticketfly.com) unless otherwise noted.

The Milestones on Jan. 5 at Ottobar; on sale now.

Alex Hooper on Jan. 17 at Ottobar; on sale now.

Jacob Sartorious on Jan. 18 at Fillmore Silver Spring; on sale now.

The…

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Just announced Baltimore-area concerts: Jeff Dunham, Daughtry, Jeezy and more

Source: Baltimore Sun » Music

On sale through Ticketmaster, Live Nation, Ticketfly (ticketmaster.com, livenation.com, ticketfly.com) unless otherwise noted.

Chumps on Jan. 25 at Ottobar; on sale now.

Brett Young on Jan. 26 at the Fillmore Silver Spring; on sale now.

Stone Horses on Feb. 3 at Baltimore Soundstage; on sale now.

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Feature | Fake Flowers Real Dirt – “Three Straight Days”

Source: Blisspop » DC Music

Picture this: you’re walking through Baltimore and you pass an ordinary-looking house that has a band playing what sounds like drum and bass. You trespass on to their property to get a better listen — sure enough, there’s full band in the steamy basement rocking drum and bass’ familiar fast breakbeat sound. The lead singer’s

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Free BSO musicians holiday concert set for Friday evening at Penn Station

Source: Baltimore Sun » Music

Baltimore Symphony Musicians will perform a free holiday concert Friday evening at Penn Station.

The concert, set for 5 p.m. in the station’s lobby, will include Christmas carols as well as pieces from J.S. Bach and selections from Handel’s “Messiah.”

“Hopefully it will make for a nice quick respite…

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Dru Hill returns to Baltimore for the holidays in new music video

Source: Baltimore Sun » Music

Baltimore R&B group Dru Hill comes home for the holidays in its latest music video.

The group returned to the city to shoot a music video for “Favorite Time Of Year,” a single off of their nine-song holiday album “Christmas in Baltimore.” The video was released this week.

It features the quartet,…

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Reed Hessler retires from classical music station WBJC after nearly 40 years

Source: Baltimore Sun » Music

After 39 years and 13 days, WBJC-FM’s classical music host Reed Hessler has retired.

The 65-year-old Hampden resident recorded his last live show on the classical music station 91.5 FM Friday after nearly four decades on air.

“I’m very pleased to have been a part of WBJC, making a contribution…

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Elementary school marching band, drumline led by Morgan State alumnus to perform at Ravens game Saturday

Source: Baltimore Sun » Music

The Marching Lions, the marching band and drumline at Maple Elementary School in Cambridge, will take their talents to the Ravens game Saturday.

Led by Morgan State University alumnus Ray Washington Jr., the band of about 45 fourth- and fifth-graders will perform alongside the Ravens Marching Band…

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Baltimore Safe Arts Space task force recommends repurposing vacant buildings, appointing liaison and more

Source: Baltimore Sun » Music

A Baltimore task force on Wednesday released a set of wide-ranging recommendations for how the city can better facilitate safe spaces for artists to live and work — including developing a business plan to transform vacant properties into arts spaces.

The suggestion to utilize vacant properties…

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Baltimore Mayor Pugh to present Safe Art Space task force’s recommendations on Wednesday

Source: Baltimore Sun » Music

Baltimore Mayor Catherine Pugh on Wednesday will present the findings and recommendations of the Safe Art Space task force, which she formed last December in response to the Bell Foundry’s shuttering and the many issues surrounding safe and affordable spaces where Baltimore artists can live and…

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Just announced Baltimore-area concerts: Eli Young Band, G-Eazy and more

Source: Baltimore Sun » Music

On sale through Ticketmaster, Live Nation, Ticketfly (ticketmaster.com, livenation.com, ticketfly.com) unless otherwise noted.

Say Goodnight Seventeen on Dec. 30 at Baltimore Soundstage; on sale now.

Dirty Lives on Jan. 4 at the Ottobar; on sale now.

Chiffon & Wing Dam on Jan. 18 at the Ottobar;…

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25 years later, Dr. Dre’s ‘The Chronic’ remains rap’s world-building masterpiece

Source: Baltimore Sun » Music

As sulfurous tendrils of smoke and ash swirled in the air above Cahuenga Boulevard, the studio started filling with a swap meet’s worth of televisions and stereos. The looting had begun, swiftly fanning out from the intersection of Florence and Normandie all the way to up Frederick’s of Hollywood….

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Why hip-hop, once ostracized in clubs, is ruling the festival circuit

Source: Baltimore Sun » Music

Rolling Loud (Dec. 16-17 in San Bernardino), with its global tour model, is one of a growing wave of hip-hop festivals. How streaming is helping a genre traditionally shunted into expensive clubs or second-tier venues with crazy security become a mainstream festival phenomenon.

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Annapolis native debuts hip-hop album with ‘edutainment’ value

Source: Baltimore Sun » Music

Delray Richardson came home recently, promoting a new hip-hop project that connects a notorious moment in Annapolis history with national issues of race and justice.

On its cover, “Master Mason In Hip Hop Grammar” pays tribute to Richardson’s godfather, William “BoBo” Butler.

Butler was the city…

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Annapolis native debuts hip-hop album with ‘edu-tainment’ value

Source: Baltimore Sun » Music

Delray Richardson came home recently, promoting a new hip-hop project that connects a notorious moment in Annapolis history with national issues of race and justice.

On its cover, “Master Mason In Hip Hop Grammar” pays tribute to Richardson’s godfather, William “BoBo” Butler.

Butler was the city…

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Despite ‘Voice’ elimination, Baltimore singer Davon Fleming said it’s just the beginning

Source: Baltimore Sun » Music

Baltimore singer Davon Fleming was eliminated from NBC’s “The Voice” Tuesday, but Fleming, who started the singing reality competition strong — with rave reviews from judges and a noteworthy shoe-throw and showstopping duet courtesy of award-winning singer Jennifer Hudson — is optimistic about…

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A year after the Bell Foundry was shut down, Baltimore’s DIY arts scene remains in flux

Source: Baltimore Sun » Music

When Butch Dawson walks by the former Bell Foundry, the vacant, 13,000-square-foot building the Baltimore rapper once called home, he often stops, just momentarily.

“I look up, and look inside the windows, and get this weird nostalgia,” said the 24-year-old West Baltimore man. “There was no negative…

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The Cars, led by Baltimore native Ric Ocasek, get another shot at Rock & Roll Hall of Fame

Source: Baltimore Sun » Music

On their third try, the Cars — the rock quartet that blended new wave and pop sensibilities led by Baltimore native Ric Ocasek — will be inducted into the Rock & Roll Hall of Fame on April 18 in Cleveland, Ohio, the organization announced Wednesday.

Eligible for induction since 2003, the band was…

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