Category Archives: Music

“Rave On” – Baltimore, Maryland WJZ 13 Expose of 1990s Rave Culture

Kai Jackson, Al Sanders and Denise Koch report on Baltimore’s burgeoning rave scene in the early 90s. Locations include Modern Music and the “Column” warehouse near TV Hill. Rise: DJ Who – Donny Burlin filmed by Michael Francois Rise: Dubtribe … Continue reading

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Belgian Elvis tribute artist to play 2 Md. shows

Can’t help falling in love with Franz By Liza Harlow, Special to The Avenue (, February 1, 2016) and The Dundalk Eagle (, February 3, 2016) The award-winning Franz Goovaerts, who hails from Erquelinnes, Belgium, will be making his way … Continue reading

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“Shakedown” — Late-Night Baltimore Dance TV Show

WJZ revives dance show (The Baltimore Sun, 4/15/1992) Almost 160 local dancers aged 18 to 25 will get at least one chance to star on local television as WJZ-Channel 13 brings back to the airwaves the dance program “Shakedown.” The … Continue reading

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Baltimore’s Al Jolson Impersonator Calls It Quits

By Jessica Contrera (Washington Post, 11/12/2015) The black greasepaint had thickened to the consistency of toothpaste. Bobby Berger slapped it onto his face in clumps, then rubbed it in circles, covering his 67-year-old white skin. He couldn’t remember how old … Continue reading

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