Dan Whitney gave up a job he loved to do standup comedy full time 29 years ago.
“I was a bellhop at a hotel,” Whitney said. “I loved it! I like people and it was an opportunity to talk to a lot of people, interesting people. I made big bucks and had a lot of job offers.”
But comedy won.
Whitney’s character Larry the Cable Guy is one of the most recognized in standup comedy as he always wears a ball cap, a plaid flannel shirt with the sleeves torn off with jeans and talks with ... read more
Sunny Sweeney at The Blue Side Restaurant & Bar in Frederick 8 p.m. Thursday, March 2. Tickets start at $10, www.mdtix.com. Sunny kicks off the East Coast run of her current tour here. Her new album, “Trophy,” drops March 10.
Multi-platinum selling country music icon Clint Black will be at the Event Center at Hollywood Casino at Charles Town Races for two shows: 9 p.m. Friday, March 31, and 8 p.m. Saturday, April 1. He has topped the charts with nearly 25 No. 1 hit singles including "A Better Man," "Like the Rain," "Killin' Time," "Nothin' But the Tailights" and "When I Said I Do," which featured his wife, actor Lisa Hartman Black.
In September 2015, Black released his first new studio album in a decade, "On Purpose." ... read more
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So. This is one of my New Year's resolutions--aims--goals--what-have-you: spend some time getting reacquainted with my city.
A few years back, I tried being a from-town tourist, but too much life got in the way, between my day job, freelancing, and family responsibilities that often took me OUT of town! Now I'm a bit more settled, and thought that instead of just hitting the touristy spots this year (although I will do some of that), that I'll just be more open-eyed to what's around me as I go ... read more
Look out bro-country music, because bra-country is on the move. And that makes country artist Sara Evans happy.
Evans came to stardom in the 1990s, the days when the power songs of Reba McEntire, Faith Hill and even Evans defined country music. After the recent years of songs about partying, pickup trucks, beer and girls (aka bro-country) country music is slowing changing its tune with more women artists (aka bra-country) filling the airwaves again.
The timing is perfect for Evans who is ... read more
"We dig deep, we go long/ Where we come from is strong/ We are changers with the timers/ We are lovers, we are fighters/ Yeah, we came here to stay, ain't never gonna walk away .../ We are, we are, we are Never enders"
The lyrics to "Never Enders" are about never-ending love, but the song penned by Marv Green, and Richie McDonald and Dean Sams, of Lonestar, could be Lonestar's anthem.
The veteran country band of McDonald (lead vocals), Michael Britt (lead guitar and backing vocals), Keech Rainwater ... read more
Andy Timko is living on the edge.
The McDonald, Ohio, singer-songwriter is working hard to expand his fan base in Ohio, Pennsylvania, West Virginia, and into Maryland and Delaware. He's been to Nashville, but when the 27-year-old makes his move, he wants to be Nashville ready.
"Every single night I'm out playing I'm trying to answer that question," Timko said in a late-night phone interview from home. "We feel that pull there. We'll go down and write with people and play here and play there. ... read more
By: Kendall K Tiffany
TransIT Services of Frederick County has partnered with Frederick County Public Libraries (FCPL) for the second year to introduce the “Wandering Book” program beginning August 22nd. The program is a development of the Maryland Humanities Council’s One Maryland One Book program which encourages all Maryland residents to read the same book and bring together diverse people in communities across the state through the shared experience of reading the same book.
The 2016 ... read more
Not only has it been WAAAAYYYY too long since I last posted, it's also been literally a long time since I got a good look at Frederick! I see on my drive through to and from work that quite a few things have changed...most notable to me has been the expansion of the Carroll Creek Linear Park beyond the Delaplaine center. So pretty!
Over the next several weeks I will return here with musings about all the things that seem fresh in Frederick. Most of them are probably old news to you, but they are ... read more