July 5, 2011

African American Heritage Festival in images and video

Talib Kweli, Chuck Brown, Charlie Wilson, and Corey Mitchell (above), performed this weekend at the African American Heritage Festival. More festival pictures by staff photog Kim Haistron can be found here. Below, a video summary of this year's festival.

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June 17, 2011

Photo gallery: Sade in concert at 1st Mariner Arena June 16

Sade performed at 1st Mariner Arena June 16. A photo gallery of the show is here.
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November 17, 2010

Photo gallery: Carrie Underwood at 1st Mariner Arena, Nov. 16

Our photo gallery of Carrie Underwood's performance at 1st Mariner Arena Tuesday night.

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November 1, 2010

U2's 360-Degree Tour in Pictures

U2 will bring their colossal 360-Degree Tour to M&T Bank Stadium next year, Mayor Stephanie Rawlings-Blake announced this morning. This is our photo gallery of the tour, which has been on the road since June 2009.

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October 11, 2010

Pictures: Roger Waters' The Wall Live at Verizon Center, October 10


Roger Waters played Verizon Center Sunday night with a phantasmagoric show that gave Midnight Sun's Sam Sessa nightmares into dawn. Did you have the same reaction? Judging from the cadaverous pictures of Waters in The Sun's photo gallery, all signs point to yes.

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September 13, 2010

Pictures: Vampire Weekend at Merriweather Post Pavilion Sept. 11

vampireweekendezra.jpgVampire Weekend fans put on their angry boat shoes to comment on my review of the band's first Maryland show at Merriweather Post Pavilion Saturday night.

One line of the review in particular riled them up, where I say the boys are dangerously close to becoming "that band lots of white people like." Enough commenters called it racially insensitive that I feel i should say something about it. Insensitive? Far from it. As a couple of readers pointed out, it's a reference to the popular satirical book and blog "Stuff White People Like."

Still, I wonder if i should have taken it out because it distracted readers from what the review said: that for a band that bills itself as preppy punks, their show is as punk as The Jonas Brothers'.  That's not breaking news, folks.

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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.

Midnight Sun covers Baltimore music, live entertainment, and nightlife news. On the blog, you'll find, among other things, concert announcements, breaking news, bars closings and openings, up-to-date coverage of crime in nightlife, new music, round-the-clock coverage of Virgin Mobile FreeFest, handy guides on bars staying open past 2 a.m. on New Year's Eve and those that carry Natty Boh on draft. Recurring features include seven-day nightlife guides, Concert News, guest reviews of bars and concerts, Wednesday Corkboard, and photo galleries, as well as reader-submitted photos. Thanks for reading.

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