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060318- Arts Center Tunes Up for Spring Concert Series Maryland Gazette
050901- Sound Foundation Presents Creative Alliance
050505- LIVE Section: Cheap Date The Baltimore Sun
050301- Angela Taylor wins Songwriting Contest Peabody News
050301b- Peabody celebrates Alan Kefauver & 20th Anniversary of Peabody’s Recording Program Peabody News
030926- Fundraiser Features Melodic Sounds of Angela Taylor Severna Park Voice
030820- Taylor Pulls the Strings Towson Times
030813- Taylor Made Baltimore Guide
030801- Dear Readers Music Monthly
030619- Sing a Song for Bowie Bowie Blade
030109- Be-Cool Picks Angela Taylor The Washington Post
021106- Food for Thought The Morning Call
021101- BeCool Ad Campaign EQ, Keyboard, other national mags
020814- Oh say! Can you see... The Baltimore Guide
020604- Interview with Billy Zero XM Satellite Radio (Audio)
020601- "Strong" Response to Debut CD Johns Hopkins Magazine
011206- Rams Head Tavern concert features Bowie girl's music Bowie Blade
010919- Best of Baltimore 2001 - Best Solo Music Artist City Paper
010901- Capitol Groove: Angela Taylor Unsung Hero
010801- CD Review: Angela Taylor * Songs for Strong Girls Music Monthly
010630- Angela Taylor to perform on "Food Nation with Bobby Flay" July 17th Food Network
010618- Angela Taylor Appearance on Love and Money (Quicktime Movie)
010201- Angela Taylor 432miles: Independent Music Magazine
000619- "Best of Baltimore" Angela Taylor to Join JHU Peabody Preparatory Faculty Peabody Conservatory
000101- Who is Angela Taylor? University Reporter
991005- In the Spotlight: Angela Taylor The Retriever Weekly
990930- Angela Taylor to sing at Walters Art Gallery Johns Hopkins Newsletter
990915- Best of Baltimore 1999 - Best Solo Music Artist City Paper
990902- Canton woman to sing at State Fair The Baltimore Guide
990902- Last weekend for the State Fair The Baltimore Sun
990722- Alumna comes back for jazz concert Greenbelt News Review
990604- She writes the songs, and sings them, too Prince George's Journal

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"Strong" Response to Debut CD
Angela Revis Taylor (Peabody '93, '94, '97) had a good year. Her 2001 debut album, Songs for Strong Girls, was named one of the year's best albums by the editor of Music Monthly and the magazine's readers named her best regional vocalist. In addition, Baltimore's City Paper awarded her a spot in their annual Best of Baltimore issue. She was also a finalist in both the Lilith Fair Talent Search and an IMX Discovery Contest.
Taylor earned all this acclaim for a CD published under her own label, with help from Peabody in the form of a small grant. Taylor, who double-majored in flute and recording engineering at Peabody, with a minor in voice, composed all the tracks on the "alternapop" album herself. "My biggest influences are probably Sheryl Crow and Fiona Apple," she says.
After spending four intense months in production, Taylor is now learning that the really steep part of the road to success comes after the album is released. "I'm on the phone and the computer 12 hours a day,"
she says, of her efforts to get her music played on the radio and elsewhere. In recent months she's aimed at getting exposure for her music on television and in films. So far, all of the tracks from Songs for Strong Girls have been featured on cable TV's Food Network.
—Emily Richards

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