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March 17, 2009

Smoothteaze wants you to save the Senator Theatre


In my piece about last night's Senator Theatre meeting, I forgot to mention the live entertainment. The whole thing kicked off with a 30-minute performance by the Baltimore-based a capella group Smoothteaze (pictured).

Well, according to the members of Smoothteaze, Smoothteaze is Baltimore's "newest and hottest a capella doo-wop group."

Hmm ...

Lotta qualifiers there, wouldn't you say? Hee hee.

My favorite part of the meeting was near the end, when one of the members of Smoothteaze got up and said something to the effect of:

"I'm a member of the band Smoothteaze, and our Web site,, that's, our Web site gets between 1,500 and 2,000 hits a day, and we would be more than happy to put a link to the Senator Theatre's site asking for donations to help save the Senator. We'll put something on our site, that's, first thing."

The look on theater owner Tom Kiefaber's face was priceless.

 P.S. Be sure to get the URL just right. One wrong keystroke could mean NSFW.

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Posted by Sam Sessa at 9:55 AM | | Comments (7)
Categories: Local music, Random stuff


Huh, really. And the Senator is going out of business you say? Boggles the mind.

Hmm... I think they mean 2,000 impressions, not unique hits.


Maybe other people are getting to their site by a typo...

i love the crease down the middle of the smoothteaze picture. looks like they scanned their cd insert for their own website! i'm bummed that they don't have any events posted on their calendar in the coming months

I remember them coming to Della Rosa's before the Titans-Ravens playoff game. They sang an original song about the Ravens, then spent the next 4 hours soliciting tables to buy the song on a handmade CD for five bucks.

GMan they were also at Della Rosa's for the Pittsburgh- Ravens game. They attempted to perform a motivating pep song during half time but no one was paying attention. I found their intense attempt to push their CDs beyond annoying!!!

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Erik Maza is a features reporter at the Baltimore Sun. He writes for several sections of the Sun paper and contributes weekly columns on music and nightlife. He also writes and edits the Midnight Sun blog. He often covers entertainment, business, and the business of entertainment. Occasionally, he writes about Four Loko, The Block, the liquor board, and those who practice "simulated sex with a potted palm tree." Before The Sun, he was a reporter at the Miami New Times. He's also written for Miami magazine, the Orlando Sentinel, the Sarasota Herald Tribune and the Gainesville Sun. Got tips? Gripes? Pitches? He's reachable at Click here to keep up with the dumb music he's listening to.

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