A panel of three jurors selected the seven Baltimore-based finalists for this year's Sondheim Artscape Prize.
Mequitta Ahuja, Mary Anne Arntzen, Cindy Cheng, Sara Dittrich, Benjamin Kelley, Kyle Tata, and Amy Yee are in the running for the $25,000 prize. Ahuja, Kelley, and Tata were finalists in previous years.Read more
The world of jazz can be daunting, with its complex polyrhythms, dissonant chord changes, and Biblical history of legendary collaborations between and among legendary musicians, at legendary venues and festivals, begetting various legendary sessions and subgenres which, as a bonafide jazz fan, you’re expected to remember at all times like your own birthday and home address.Read more
"My gold mine is flea markets," Kool Breez tells me. "I love flea markets, man. As long as we have gas money, and money to get there, we are good. I don't even need a lot of money. We have been dealing with some of the same dealers for 20 years. And you can give these dealers a wish list, and they will come back in a month or two, and they will pretty much fill your list."Read more
Record Store Day is tomorrow, and with it comes some cool limited releases—and some head-scratching ones, like a picture disk for the very common Yes album "90125" or a record of bluegrass Nirvana covers—as well as long lines. Locally, Baltimore County-bred acts All Time Low and Animal Collective have 'sclusie releases coming out, so look for those.Read more