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Alizée has gone from fusion to high-concept comfort food. The menu changes seasonally, but look for bistro inspired fare-- roasted chicke, lamb confit, rabbit-- all done with clever sides like parsnip oatmeal.
"This Euro-style neighborhood cafe serves the business and court crowd by day, and is a full-blown restaurant at night. Featuring seafood, paninis, vegetarian and sweets. During the live music in the evenings, you can find the local college students and the nearby residents using the wifi, dining with a date on the deck, and of course french pressing their coffee."
Centro offers a variety of Spanish and South American tapas dishes. Extensive list of wine, sherry and port from Spain and South America.
As a cuisine, South Carolina low country cooking achieves perfect balance between delicacy and richness. In Baltimore, Charleston restaurant is the place to experience the magic of delicate ingredients in deluxe combinations, like heads-on shrimp with smoky tasso ham and buttery grits. The ever-evolving menu is a sophisticated but deeply pleasurable board of fare, always skillfully executed and flawlessly served. Every course is worth lingering over, savoring the intricate flavors of, say, Charleston's incomparable shellfish bisque while anticipating the upcoming plate of pan-seared duck breast in a Burgundy reduction sauce. And the new pri[vegetarian] fixe menu allows you to create your own three- to eight-course meal from a series of small plates, so you can pick whatever dishes look best to you without being a slave to the whole appetizer/entrée hierarchy.
The folks behind Little Italy's Aldo's offer something for everyone here in a stylish suburban setting: Mandarin duck rolls, entrèe salads, panini, shareable pizzas, deep-fried sea bass, and a terrific burger with lovely, lovely Gorgonzola. The fish of the day arrives either oven-roasted or Hong Kong style (whole and deep-fried).
From Tony Foreman and Cindy Wolf, Norther Italian fare with small smoky and cheesy things in the big, brassy wine bar (Enoteca) and bigger meatier things in the somber dining wings (Osteria). Fritto misto for everybody.
Split into halves--table service or order-at-the-counter--City Café serves all your coffee needs, as well as pastries and baked goods (including a fine pumpkin cookie in the fall). The menu ranges from fancy dinner items like cinnamon duck to lunch fare like the very good hamburger to hearty breakfasts, if you can manage to get up that early. Plus after a while they remember your coffee order when you walk in. And at 8 a.m. that's very important.
Crepes; the French word for paper thin pancakes, are versatile and healthy. They can be eaten by hand or as a full meal. Make them savory or sweet, Crêpes are basking in the international culinary spotlight. The light dough makes crêpes perfect to adapt the filling to anyone's taste, no matter their diet, their age, or their cultural preference.
City crepes is located in the heart of Baltimore, only a couple minutes away from the beautiful harbor. While in historic federal hill, you can take your crepe and coffees away or take a break in the French-style cafe.
A small takeout cafe featuring homemade sweets, soups, and wraps.
The Zodiac restaurant next door may have closed, but the kitchen has re-opened, and Club Charles is serving up pretty much the same menu.
"Innovative American, neighborhood gourmet, naturally elegant venue with a friendly, welcoming staff and an award-winning, five-star chef who tries to use as much local and organic product as possible. Basement atmosphere in wonderful Hampden, brightened by large photos of local produce in historic Hampden Theater. Try the crab soup at lunch with the turkey Rachel sandwich. At dinner, menus change regularly. Ask your server for the freshest recommendations."
Fat Eric's is here to solve your dilemma of it doesnt matter to me I dont care where do you want to go or whatever you want answers. You see, by checking our menu over the month, you can plan your dinners around us. If you are on a hot date of dinner and Netflix, having a special occasion, planning an event in your home, or enjoying an evening in front of your HD, simply order online, call ahead and come pick it up, or have us deliver to you. With 1 delicious dinner per night, you can now answer Fat Eric's.
This perennially pretty but historically capsizing street-level restaurant has apparently finally been made seaworthy by the current crew. Breakfast, lunch, and dinner in a fancy hotel atmosphere, with a casual menu. Call for weekly specials, and keep in mind when visiting nearby museums.
"Germano’s Piattini (small plates) [is] a contemporary Italian kitchen and bar with a small plates and paired brews menu that... offers something for every taste.
In addition to a full wine list, Piattini offers 12 wines by the glass, available in both three ounce and six ounce size, and beers, both by the bottle and a selection of draft IPA’s, stouts, ales/pils, seasonals/wheats and imports on rotation."
The low lighted Sonar has a deluxe martini menu, pool rooms, and DJs so you can drink, shoot, and groove.
"Southern. Inspired." is Langermann's motto, and it shows in many of the dishes, from the biscuits and jalapeno-spiked cornbread to appetizers such as fried green tomatoes and catfish fingers. Skip the crab cakes in favor of savory shrimp grits.
"The Set UP: Acoustic Guitar + Microphone.
Brief History: ashrf is a fusion of Middle Eastern & American cultures, merging Sudanese roots with his rock influence to craft an original and enjoyable sound. His music was labeled “Middle Eastern Alternative” by the Owings Mills Times.
He has performed since he was a young boy in Sudan, and began playing venues and events in the DC Tri-State area in 2003. He is always the one to call for original Songwriter Showcases, international festivals, and has been the featured artist at many musical events. Because of his simple set up, he is quick to begin on stage and easy on the ears.
His unique and captivating sound is always a crowd favorite. His many performances include the featured artist’s slot on the Fredrick County Public Access show called “Backstage Pass.” His cover of “Allergy” by ilyAIMY was played at a local college radio station in Tennessee. Poetic lyrics crafted into pentatonic scales provide the main ingredients for his music, and his falsetto is always the icing on his musical cake. All in all, he is an acoustic act not to be missed."
"Accomplished studio musician specializing in trumpet performance. With a resume reflecting influences of jazz, fusion, orchestral and military music styles, versatility is Altruist's strength. Performance is a personal forte, however, composing for commercials and utilizing midi based music is also an asset. Altruist is endeavoring to establish a new plateau for music performance and musician outlook and disposition.
A native of Maryland, specifically Harford County, most of Albert's technique was developed in the backdrop of quiet woods within a community called Harford's Landing. With windows raised as a "child of the horn", support from the community has always been "humbly" received.
Notable influences in Altruist's life include family,(Asher, Yezre'el, Neferah, and Yahnedibah. Innumerable school teachers, close friends, the musicianship of Wynton Marsalis, Chick Corea, Hank Levy, Professor of Jazz (Towson University), Jim Murdza, the "Old Lady down the hall, and of course, the "upper one".
Altruist has been commissioned to perform in various venues on the east coast, including commercial recordings & is immediately available for recording, instruction and gig-work."
"Music is the Doorway to Enhanced Spirituality. Let us allow ourselves to open this door many times".
"Quote from Altruist"
"Welcome to the cabaret of the third millenium. Between Brecht, Satie and the circus Pinder, Anne Watts and Boister impose a style that only belongs to them. Derailing the mainstream, the charm [of] this sound catches up to you insidiously." (in the words of the band)
"This unique group singing five to nine part arrangements, is recruiting male and female singers. Contact us at bvje.net"
"When reedman Benny Russell was 15 years old he took his first major step toward what has become a prolific music career--one that embraces a range of styles that span R&B, jazz, gospel and classical music. As Russell tells it, his brother David, who was attending Morgan State University at the time, was instrumental in setting him on this path. "I was still in high school when David asked the director of Morgan State's Jazz Ensemble if I could sit in," he reports. "The director said I was welcome if I could play." Evidently Russell could play. He ended up sitting in with the school's concert and marching bands on clarinet, and continued to perform on several reed instruments with the jazz ensemble until his own graduation from Morgan State.
He now recognizes those years as a pivotal time in his musical life. "It was in the University's jazz ensemble," Russell recalls, "where my composing and arranging ambitions really took flight."
Born February 21, 1958 in Baltimore, Maryland, Russell started clarinet lessons at age 7 under the instruction of Mr. James H. Holliman.
At 12 he began playing tenor. And by the time he was 15, sitting in with the Morgan State bands, Russell was playing tenor, alto and soprano saxophones as well as clarinet, bass clarinet and flute. 1976 was the year he became a full-time undergraduate student at Morgan State, and during that time he also started gigging for the Manhattans, the Four Tops, and Richard "Groove" Holmes in addition to several other artists who toured the area. Shortly after his college graduation, Benny moved to New York and quickly formed a jazz orchestra called the NEW YORK ASSOCIATION--a seventeen-piece ensemble that featured such noted jazz artists as trumpeters Cecil Bridgewater and Tom Harrell, saxophonist John Purcell, trombonists Steve Turre and Robin Eubanks, pianist Onaje Allan Gumbs, and drummer Mike Clark.
Since then, Russell has been steadily building an impressive list of credits. Besides arranging and performing for off-Broadway shows like Beehive, he's worked with Otis Rush, Harry Belafonte, Mino Cinelu, Craig Harris, Jimmy Owens, Junior Cook, Mor Thium and a host of others. Russell can also be heard on The Cosby Show and A Different World. In 1995 Russell chaired the jazz division at the Brooklyn Conservatory of Music, where he also taught jazz history. While working at the Conservatory, he was able to launch a string of other cultural activities that served Brooklyn, including a program of workshops for high school students in the Brooklyn public school system, the Charlie Parker Birthday Festival, and regular performances with the Next Legacy Orchestra. Next Legacy Orchestra is a big band for which Russell writes and arranges as co-director with saxophonist Jorge Sylvester. He first worked with this group when it was known as the David Murray Big Band. When Murray decided to move to Paris in '96, he asked Russell to take on the role of leader, the name was changed and the group got a home on the Conservatory's stage. After a recent performance there, the Next Legacy Orchestra was described by New York Times critic Ben Ratliff as "one of the best overlooked bands in the city."
In February, 2002, Russell presented his work Langston Hughes: The Soul of His Words to a large audience at the Museum of Natural History in New York. The three-movement piece written for 19 piece Jazz orchestra and three actors was received with a standing ovation and a citation from the Borough President Marty Markowitz of Brooklyn, New York. In February 2004, the piece was extended to five movements and received equally as well at the St. Francis College in Brooklyn, New York.
In February 2005, Russell was commissioned to write a Jazz score for Zora Neale Hurston’s play Cold Keener and it was received well at Baltimore’s Loyola College.
Presently, Russell chairs the Jazz department at the Maryland Conservatory of Music. Already he has produced a successful Count Basie 100th Birthday Celebration that featured the legendary Frank Foster and Grammy award winners Antonio Hart and Mark Gross."
"Not just returned from a tour as not the official George W. Bush re-election campaign band, Big Hats and No Cattle is a Folk and Trad Jazz trio. Tom McHugh, impresario of The Mainstay, has described the band as 'Peter Paul and Mary Meets the Smothers Brothers.' Their influences are much wider, though, including Louis Armstrong, Yip Harberg and Bill Morressey."
Bill is a unique and accessible soloist. His music grooves the body and delights the mind. His vehicle of expression is the 8-string touch guitar - an instrument that allows multiple part compositions. Essentially, Bill's left hand plays bass and his right hand guitar.
"Black-Eyed Susan is a band that has successfully earned its place amongst its fans as well as throughout the music industry. Over the last ten years the Baltimore, MD based group has achieved its goals through the
creation of a sound unlike any other today. With Aaron's soulful nuances, Matt's high flying guitar work and Adam's solid and creative drumming, BES is a very impressive musical entity. Their sound is a blend of musical colors ranging from soul, funk, rock, blues and jazz. Along with writing both simple and intricate compositions, the band blends beautiful harmonies that any music lover would appreciate. Each song converges on the listener with the warmth and acceptance that harmonic enthusiasts spend lifetimes seeking out. Adventurous, temperate, intimate and dependable, Black-Eyed Susan continues to suprise
and delight even the most veteran devotee. Recently, the band has become a trio which has challenged them and forced them to mature to an even greater level of intensity and feeling. BES has always shared a strong sense of community, friendship, and a warm family vibe amongst its three members as well as its fans. The band prides itself onstage to create a live performance that will touch and tingle the soul of anybody who listens."
"There are quite a number of examples of bands and artists that have covered a Beatles album as a whole. Here’s a new addition to that category, being a classical guitar rendition of all the Sgt. Pepper songs, set in the same track listing as the original album. Instead of going for the easy way by picking the usual batch of guitar-friendly tunes, Croatia-born Krstic’s intention to try and re-interpret this classic Beatles album may be applauded with great enthusiasm. Although songs like Within You Without You or A Day In The Life are obvious choices to check on his talent and skills, his refined performances on all the tracks leave no doubt about that. He both ensures that all the original melodies remain quite well intact as well as takes in subtle melody snippets of his own, with versatile guitar playing - adding occasional Spanish flavours, an orchestral sound or a Third Man Theme-like sound in When I’m 64. Reportedly the first classical version of the Sgt. Pepper album – a hard act to follow?"
Beatles Unlimited Magazine, Issue 189, December 2006
Founded in 2007, The Brass Roots Quintet, is solely comprised of Peabody Conservatory undergraduate students. Coached by first trumpeter Joe Burgstaller of the Canadian Brass, the group is one of the most impressive ensembles in the Baltimore area. Known for its exceptional musical interpretation and unified sound, the Brass Roots has received praise from the world-renowned faculty of the Peabody Institute as well as audiences of both public and private Baltimore.
Brian Sacawa is a saxophonist and the co-founder of the new music duo Hybrid Groove Project, co-curator of Mobtown Modern, and author of the blog Sounds Like Now. I also currently serve as saxophonist with The United States Army Field Band from Washington, D.C. and on faculty at the University of Maryland Baltimore County.
Comprised of Baltimore bassist Mark Ziegler, Chicago keyboardist Rob Cookman, and drummer Jeff Moehle of Kalamazoo, the group ranges from gritty second-line and Detroit-style funk grooves to haunting ballads and traditional standards. The trio is equally comfortable in the small jazz club and on the rock stage.
"The members of Expensive Hobby have been playing professionally in the Maryland area for years. These guys know what they are doing and love doing it. With a setlist comprised of fresh originals and classic/progressive rock cover tunes, come out and hear music played the way most of today's bands WISH they could play!"
The Rotterdam Young Men’s Choir De Coolsingers currently consists of 15
men aged 16 to 31 years old. The choir was founded in October 1999 and since that time Arie Hoek has been the conductor of the choir. The name of the choir is derived from the main street in Rotterdam “De Coolsingel”, with a pun on the English pronunciation of the name. The repertory of De Coolsingers varies from Medieval to contemporary music
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The Black Eyed Susan authentic Mississippi river boat hosts a murder mystery and dinner cruise, with a different mystery with each cruise.
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