TGR: Chuck Brown Rocked DC... and Baltimore, too!
His Go-go music is characterized – to me – by the drum. It has it’s own funky beat. While I had an appreciation for Go-go, it was my ex-wife who really got me lovin’ and appreciating the culture of Go-go. She taught me how to appreciate it from an indigenous perspective. And this meant there is a certain etiquette that is understood at Go-go concerts.
The best advice I can give is to go an experience how Go-go music gets Washington, D.C. jumpin’. A sort of trance where people are in a zone might attempt to describe what happens. And there is no question that deep down, the beat is purely African. Read in Full >>
Ruckazz: Baltimore Hip Hop Unplugged
Local hip hop artist discusses his grind over the past decade Read in Full >>
BMORENEWS 9th Anniversary Fundraiser & Roast to feature R&B Artists Ju'Not, Adrian Blu ... at Darker Than Blue Cafe
The 9th Anniversary Celebration is warming up nicely. Here’s the latest. In addition to former Baltimore Mayor Sheila Dixon agreeing to emcee, BMORENEWS just got word from management for both Ju’Not (formerly of American Idol, www.JunotLIVE.com) and Adrian Blu. Both will be performing a song (or two) for the 9th Anniversary event on Thursday, October 27th (6 to 9 pm) at Darker than Blue Café, 3032 Greenmount Avenue in Baltimore.
Like all of BMORENEWS’ events, even this anniversary affair will provide an excellent opportunity to do some business networking.
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BMORENEWS: A Glimpse of Jade Fox
Jade Fox, rapper, recently joined BMORENEWS' Doni Glover on WOLB 1010 AM. www.jadefoxmusic.com Read in Full >>
Baltimore's own ... Grammy-nominated Maimouna!
native born into a family of exceptional artists, Maimouna began performing traditional African and Native American songs on stage with her family at the age of five. As a youth she joined the Baltimore/Washington based musical theater group called Uprising. Maimouna toured nationally with Uprising as a lead vocalist. In addition, the young Youssef played a leading role in the Broadway musical “Once on this Island”. Read in Full >>
JADE FOX ... on the next "Empower Hour" w/ Doni Glover and Company (Tues., Aug. 16, 2011 - 10 to 11 am)
In 2010, Jade Fox formed a full-fledged band known as Rebel Nation. Rebel Nation is quickly causing a buzz with their highly energetic and entertaining shows. As a female-fronted live hip hop band, Rebel Nation offers something different that is not present in today’s market. Show after show, they have proven their ability to pull-in and captivate audiences from the first song to the very last. With the music speaking for itself as an honest form of self-expression that is entertaining and related to by many, Jade Fox and Rebel Nation are poised to become a known name in the musical spectrum of hip hop and beyond.
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"Baltimore SuperStar Competition" at 2011 African American Festival
The 2011 African American Festival to Provide ‘Big Break’ to Local Vocalists
Mayor Stephanie Rawlings-Blake and Shelonda Stokes, CEO of greiBO Entertainment, announced a new competition taking place at this year’s African American Festival. The “Baltimore SuperStar” competition will give aspiring local musicians an opportunity to receive their big break. The competition takes place on Saturday, July 2, and the winner will receive a cash prize and immediate artist exposure.
“Baltimore is home to many exceptionally talented vocalists,” said Mayor Rawlings-Blake. “The winner of Baltimore SuperStar can begin making a lasting impression on Baltimore’s musical and cultural landscape.”
The grand prize is a recording opportunity with Grammy Platinum Record Producer Darryl Pearson. “I am honored to help a lucky musician fulfill a lifelong dream,” said Pearson. “I can’t wait to start working with the winner.” Read in Full >>
Mayor Stephanie Rawlings-Blake Unveils 2011 African American Festival Musical Acts, Events, and Sponsors
“The African American Festival brings together our community of families to honor our past, celebrate our accomplishments, and showcase our future,” said Mayor Rawlings-Blake. “I believe that we live in one of the most vibrant and exciting cities in the country, and I love any opportunity to show it off to people from out of town. I am grateful for the efforts of our sponsors and our Advisory Board members to make this the best festival Baltimore has ever seen.” Read in Full >>
Panama Band at Chopper's on Historic Pennsylvania Avenue (BALTIMORE)
Baltimore's own performs at Chopper's - Sunday, June 12 - 3 to 8 pm - under the Big Tent! Read in Full >>
Meet Sandtown's Own Abu the Flutemaker, 5.28.11
Posted up at the Farmers Market near 33rd and Greenmount, Baltimore icon shows off his music instruments made from household products. He is a bona fide genius. Read in Full >>
Capital Profile: Meet DC's Own GoGo Michelle
Currently, Michelle is working diligently to get her life back on track. As a victim of the economic recession, she was homeless for nine months. At one point, she decided not to complete her second album, Hegemony. However, a voice appeared and told her to finish it. On the advice of legendary rapper Doug E. Fresh, Michelle became mobile with her ProTools Mbox, her MAC laptop and her PC desktop, and recorded wherever and whenever she could. As an added blessing from God, four investors took a special interest to make Hegemony a reality. The album was released in June 2010.
In her community, Michelle is still actively involved in the preservation of gogo music, a genre that originated in Washington, D.C. Michelle is dedicated to her family and to helping others reach their goals. She also takes pride in any work that she does while at the same time being an independent, resourceful, creative, hard working individual who leaves a positive long lasting impression on others. Read in Full >>
Strand Theater Company Opens Doors to Station North Neighbors and Beyond
The Strand Theater Company will celebrate its upcoming fourth season with an Open House on Saturday, May 21, 2011 from 4 to 8 pm.
This year’s Open House has something for everyone. The first half, from 4:00–6:00 p.m., will feature activities suitable for the entire family. Jugglers and face-painters will keep the kids hopping, and their inner Picassos can breathe as they’re invited to contribute to a children’s mural inside the theater. While the kids get creative, moms and dads can enjoy some BBQ and music from St. Veronica’s Youth Steel Orchestra, and get their improv on with Mattie Rogers. Things get a bit more mature from 6:00–8:00 p.m., with a cabaret performance from the Charm City Kitty Club, Kate Guntermann’s eye-popping fire-eating, and DJ Charisse brewing up a spicy hot mix of beats. Read in Full >>