Paul Reed Smith has joined the likes of Fender and Gibson in the pantheon of electric guitar makers.
"Guitars are almost like iPods," says Paul Reed Smith. "I've never seen anybody in a bad mood with an iPod in their ears. It's a mood adjuster. It's almost like really sophisticated, expensive...
How a former electrician jump-started the Arena and brought Springsteen and The Stones to town.
Frank Remesch stands onstage at the 1st Mariner Arena and marvels at the throng assembling before him. In 90 minutes, Bruce Springsteen will be leading fans through a sing-a-long version of "Hungry...
Four Baltimore School for the Arts alums talk about how the school shaped their lives.
The Baltimore School for the Arts came into existence in 1979, and the school's phenomenal success has been pretty well-documented. Its first graduates are now in their late 30s and early 40s, and a...
The stakes are high for Baltimore's Charm City Devils as they team up with Mötley Crüe for a shot at rock 'n' roll glory.
Not even an unforgiving, scorching summer sun could convince the Charm City Devils to trade their weathered leather jackets and skin-tight black jeans for more sensible clothes. ...
For some youngsters, back to school means learning guitar riffs and choosing between Hair Metal and New Wave.
At 4 p.m. on a Saturday, 25 kids are huddled in the back of Cancun Cantina, a Hanover nightclub known mostly for country music line dancing. The kids, ages 8 to 16, are dressed a lot like their...
The BSO maestra's new digs give her divine inspiration.
After living for nearly two years in a corporate rental apartment, BSO Music Director Marin Alsop wanted a place that felt like home.
"I wanted to have my own space," says Alsop, who also shares a...
So where, exactly, is the Frank Zappa monument going to go?
Both of Frank Zappa's grandfathers had close ties to the Baltimore waterfront. Just before World War I, one of them ran a barbershop near the old city fish market around Pier Five, while the other,...
Desiree Collins was just looking for an investment property—she found a treasure trove of local jazz history.
When Desiree Collins stepped into Benny Kearse's house in 2001, she wasn't looking for a piece of history. She was looking for an investment property. Kearse, who lived in the 2800 block of Brighton...
Amp museum pays homage to tubes, tweeters, and tone.
Somewhere here, amid the stacks of vintage Marshall amps, tweed-covered Fender cabinets, and dozens of off-brand amplifier oddities, is the sound heard in rock and roll heaven. The grungy treble of...
The ultimate hep cat swings into the 21st Century, with honors.
If Cab Calloway were still alive, he'd be 100 now. He'd be able to celebrate his centennial at this month's Artscape Festival during the second annual Cab Calloway Vocal Competition, created as a...