En Vogue: Still Sweet, Soulful and Sophisticated

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Terry Ellis, Cindy Herron and Rhona Bennett are show-stoppers during their recent live performance at Maryland Live Casino. (Photo by Timothy Cox) By Timothy Cox BALTIMORE,...

The Cox Brothers – Loving baseball in a football town

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Having grown up in the heart of Western Pennsylvania where football is king, the Cox Brothers of Beaver Falls also uniquely shared a love...

‘Real Cameo fans’ witness funk band’s first Pittsburgh visit since mid-1980s

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MONROEVILLE, PA — About 1,000 “Real Cameo” fans showed up to witness the veteran funk & RnB band play their multitude of hit songs...

El DeBarge still serving electrifying ’80s love vibes

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SHOWING HIS MUSICAL SKILLS—El DeBarge demonstrates his true musicality on electric keyboards during Feb. 10 show at Birchmere Music Hall. Early in his career,...

Chaka, Kool & The Gang funky-pop appeal

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WASHINGTON, DC — An 80-degree, partly cloudy evening dictated what would develop into an unfergettable night of classic funk and soul music at the wooden pavillion surrounded by...

Baseball fans live on former stadium site

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When James Batty sits on the deck at his apartment in northeast Baltimore, he sometimes reflects on the times when an empty baseball field...

Fourplay continues ‘Smooth Jazz’ revolution

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Fourplay continues offering notes which ignited the ‘Smooth Jazz’ revolution WASHINGTON, D.C.— This writer had a recent and rare opportunity to witness the fine classical-jazzy-funky sounds...

Pirates coach Ricky White defies myth

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Ricky White with Pirates Manager Clint Hurdle (Photo by Timothy Cox) BALTIMORE, Md.—For Ricky White, joining the staff of a professional athletic team is something...

JUNE IS BLACK MUSIC MONTH

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WASHINGTON, DC -- In 1971, Sylvester Stewart, leader of Sly & The Family Stone, released one of his stellar hit songs, titled "Family Affair."...

Despite Frankie’s weak vocals, MAZE still ‘Silky Soul Singers’

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BALTIMORE, MD -- The Sat., April 21 performance by Frankie Beverly and MAZE, was, as expected - well-received by the nearly-full Events Center at...

UMBC Makes History at NCAA Tournament

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CATONSVILLE, Md. — What a weekend to remember, thanks to an historical basketball game Friday, March 16, 2018, when the University of Maryland...

CBS Sportscaster James Brown is also a minister

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BALTIMORE — Minister James Brown's Message: “Break the Huddle and Run the Play.” Mention the name James Brown, and most people think of the legendary...