Author Archives: Zach Sparks

About Zach Sparks

Zach Sparks is an aspiring journalist with interests in a multitude of different areas including news, human interest stories and sports. A Towson University graduate, he recently served as a Features intern with the Baltimore Sun, a writer for Baltimore Post-Examiner and a public relations intern with Lawrence Howard & Associates.

Former Newspapermen Reflect on the Industry

Two of Baltimore’s most prestigious newspapers were shut down over 20 years ago. The Baltimore News-American folded in 1986. The Baltimore Evening Sun ran its final edition in 1995. Soon after, the Baltimore Sun lost more than half its newsroom … Continue reading

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Artist Profile: Evolver

This is the third post in a series focused on local bands. The subject of this post is the band Evolver. Evolver is made up of ex-Limp Biskit guitarist Mike Smith, who also handles vocals in Evolver, Anthony Grabowski on … Continue reading

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Call it a Comeback

A few local bands that had success in the 1980s are playing at the Recher in Towson this summer. Crack the Sky formed in West Virginia but relocated to Maryland early in their career. The band has been performing off … Continue reading

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Artist Profile: Loving the Lie

This is the second post in a series focused on local bands. The subject of this post is the band Loving the Lie. Named by CBS as one of “Baltimore’s 5 Best Rock Bands” in a 2011 article, Loving the … Continue reading

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U2 Concert Expected to Draw Record Crowd

Baltimore Sun columnist Ken Murray says he expects close to 80,000 people to be in attendance for Wednesday’s U2 concert at M&T Bank Stadium. The record, set in 1999 during HFStival, stands at 75,000. Murray’s article also looks at the … Continue reading

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Artist Profile: Breaking Reign

This is the first post in a series focused on local bands. The subject of this post is the band Breaking Reign. Breaking Reign is a six-member band from Towson. They play a hybrid style of rock and hip-hop. After … Continue reading

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DC 101 Ticket Giveaway

Every week, radio station DC 101 gives away tickets for an upcoming rock concert. This week they are giving away tickets to see Incubus when they play at Merriweather Post Pavilion on September 11. Tickets are given away every hour … Continue reading

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HFStival to Return

One of the more prominent East coast music festivals, HFStival, is returning to Merriweather Post Pavilion on September 17. The festival returned last year after a four-year hiatus. The 2011 line-up will be headlined by folk rock band The Avett … Continue reading

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Free Concert Tonight

Ska punk band Reel Big Fish is performing at Power Plant Live downtown tonight. The show is free and starts at 6 p.m. You have to be 21 or older to get in. The California-based band gained a following in the … Continue reading

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All Time Low releases “Dirty Work”

All Time Low released their fourth studio album “Dirty Work” on June 7, 2011. Baltimore-based pop punk band All Time Low released their fourth studio album entitled Dirty Work on Tuesday, two years after their last release, which sold over … Continue reading

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