November 12th, 2012 by The Professor
Legendary composer Roger Hodgson is entertaining enthusiastic audiences
– by Radio RockonTour host Timothy Tilghman
Roger Hodgson formerly from Supertramp is currently embarking on his first solo tour featuring an outstanding support band. The backing musicians include Kevin Adamson on keyboards, David Carpenter on bass, Bryan Head on drums, and Aaron MacDonald providing his talents as a multi-instrumentalist embellishing the Hodgson compositions on stage.
Hodgson’s popular Breakfast In America Tour arrived in Shippensburg, Pennsylvania, on Friday, November 9, 2012. The band sounded flawless in performance as if it was practically studio perfect. The modern wonders of technology breathe inspired life into the classic Supertramp catalogue penned by Roger Hodgson. One is left to image what The Beatles might have achieved soundwise if this state of the art equipment had been available to them on tour almost five decades ago.
Hodgson himself segued between keyboards, a 12 string acoustic guitar and onto Grand Piano in sharing his musical gift with the Franklin County crowd. Without question, the exceptional level of musicianship presented by Hodgson and company simply topped off the scale. The sparse stage motif left the music to do all the convincing that if you missed Breakfast, then you missed the most important musical fuel out on the touring circuit.
Blending his Supertramp singles with choice solo material selections, the Grove Theatre patrons erupted in appreciative applause throughout the evening. It’s wonderfully rare that a seasoned artist delivers an entire repertoire at such high caliber. The positive impact of love as a powerful theme in music is truly compelling. The Shippensburg venue is a fantastic facility to enjoy intimate concerts, and Hodgson was well suited to appear here.
Hodgson prefaced many of his songs by revealing personal insight into composing his material. He sang four stellar tracks from the 1979 classic album Breakfast In America. A real treat was hearing “The Awakening” accompanied on his 12 string acoustic guitar, an unrecorded tune that Hodgson said is an invaluable lesson about forgiveness. The beautiful melody and touching sentiment exemplify his hallmark traits as a quality composer among his celebrated peers.
Although the ecstatic audience stood up for several standing ovations during the evening performance, it was at the end of the night that Hodgson encouraged his fans to enjoy themselves by standing and clapping along with his second encore. As the lights went up so did the house in unison as Hodgson launched into “Give A Little Bit” ensuring everybody was motivated by its infectious chorus.
Grove Theater, Shippensburg, Pennsylvania, November 9, 2012 setlist: Take The Long Way Home * School * In Jeopardy * Lovers In the Wind * Hide In Your Shell * Easy Does It * Sister Moonshine * Breakfast In America * Lady * Rosie Had Everything Planned * The Logical Song * intermission * Child Of Vision * Lord Is It Mine * Death And A Zoo * If Everyone Is Listening * The Awakening * Don't Leave Me Now * Dreamer * Fool’s Overture * Encore: The Two Of Us * Give A Little Bit
November 12th, 2012 by Christa Constantine
This week, we’re giving away tickets to see Baltimore’s own Dan Deacon at the 9:30 Club in Washington, D.C. this Saturday, November 17th. We’ve only got one pair, so tactfully pick your favorite friend and drag him or her down to our Singer/Songwriter night with Matt Hutchison this Thursday at 9PM. If you win the tickets, we might even send you off with a free W-L-“Poh”-Y shirt… that GLOWS IN THE DARK. That’s right — we’ll even clothe you. All you have to do is show up.
November 10th, 2012 by Kathleen McKeveny
This exhibit honors the Life and Poetic Legacy of Lucille Clifton portrayed through the photographs of Lynda Koolish in conjunction with Furious Flower Poetry Center, James Madison University. Lucille Clifton exhibits the epitome of a life well lived, which is depicted in this exhibit. You are invited to get to know former Maryland Poet Laureate this Museum Monday!
On display at the Central Library, 400 Cathedral St., until January 6, 2013
400 Cathedral Street
Baltimore, MD 21201
Open: 10:00am – 5:00pm
For more information please visit this website.
November 9th, 2012 by Joelle Hernandez
Want to give back to the community? Help support the Bea Gaddy Family Center right here in Baltimore. Each week leading up to Thanksgiving, local radio station Heaven 600 hosts a food drive to raise money and canned goods for families in need during the Holiday season. Each week they hosts a live broadcast where they give out prizes and chances to win concert tickets if you come down and support this great cause. Bea Gaddy is a woman is has been helping those in need for countless years. She offers direct attention to those who need it in a hands on way. To find out where the food drive will be held each week and more information about the Bea Gaddy Family Center visit heaven600.com.
November 8th, 2012 by Kathleen McKeveny
Don’t miss out on the commemoration the 50th Anniversary of the Million Man March on Washington, D.C. with this play written by Baltimore author, Edward “Jerry” Williams. On Wednesday August 28th, 1963, Martin Luther King, Jr. told the world that he had a dream. The Living History Group will present an original play dedicated to his dream of freedom and peace in the world. Also, the show will be fundraiser for the Arena Players and the Waxter Senior Center.. Tickets are only $7! Don’t miss out!
To buy tickets, just send the number of tickets reserved (seats are limited!) and a check to: The Living History Group, P.O. Box 31682, Baltimore, Maryland 21207.
When: Tuesday, November 13th at 7:00PM
Where: The Arena Playhouse, 801 McCulloh St. Baltimore, MD
November 8th, 2012 by Jordan Hernandez
Legendary actor John Travolta will be at The Maryland Institute College of Art (MICA) on November 10, 2012. He will be a guest of John Waters and the two will engage in this on-going series of “Open Conversations”. This will support the continuation of the Maryland Film Festival that takes place every year in May. For more information on this Open Conversation please visit: http://blog.md-filmfest.com/2012/10/09/breaking-news-john-travolta-and-john-waters-in-conversation-at-mica-on-november-10th/
November 8th, 2012 by Christa Constantine
We’ve got a pair of tickets to see G. Love & Special Sauce at the 9:30 Club next Friday, November 16th – and we want to send you! How can you win? Come by our Coffeehouse event tonight from 9-11pm to enter the raffle, and you could walk away with two passes to the show and a winner’s sense of accomplishment.
November 7th, 2012 by Joelle Hernandez
Scarborough Fair Bed and Breakfast
801 S. Charles Street
Baltimore, MD 21230
Still in the Halloween spirit? Take a one hour guided tour through Federal Hill with the Historic Federal Hill Ghost Tour. Hear tales of murder, mystery, and legend while learning about the history and technique of ghost hunting. Tours run Saturdays and Sundays through November 17 at 6 and 8:30pm. at the Scarborough Fair Bed and Breakfast.
November 7th, 2012 by Billy Dries
This week we’ve got some great new music. Gary Clark Jr. released his debut album, and Bat For Lashes, Ty Segall, and A Fine Frenzy are all back with amazing new releases. Also making the chart are Dinosaur Eyelids, and Sky Ferreira, a couple of up and coming artists that have no shortage of tallent. Check back weekly for even more new release
|1||Bat For Lashes||The Haunted Man||1,3,6||The Beta Band, The Dismemberment Plan|
|2||Sky Ferreira||Ghost EP||4,2,1||Alanis Morisette, Cat Power, Aimee Mann|
|3||Gary Clark Jr.||Blak and Blu||1,3,4,8||Jack White, Trombone Shorty|
|4||Dinosaur Eyelids||Conflagration||5,2,3||The Black Crowes, The Presidents of the United States of America|
|5||Ty Segall||Twins||1,5,3||The White Stripes, Pavement|
|6||A Fine Frenzy||Pines||2,8,4||Fiest, Cat Power, Ellie Goulding|
November 7th, 2012 by Eric Loose
Check out this week’s Top 40 albums, courtesy of WLOY! Whether it’s the top spot belonging to Flying Lotus or listen to something farther down the list like the brand new Kendrick Lamar album, there’s bound to be a few albums on the list for you to fall in love with while you’re drying off from Sandy and hunkering down for another Nor’easter. Enjoy! Read the rest of this entry »