Birthday festivities times two no April Fooling

April 01, 1994|By SYLVIA BADGER

A column in yesterday's editions of The Sun contained incorrect information about movie and television projects involving Alan Sereboff. Mr. Sereboff is associate producer of the film "In the Living Years." The column also incorrectly listed Mario Van Peebles as the star of the film. Mr. Sereboff also has agreed to co-produce a public service announcement for Court Appointed Special Advocates for Children.

The Sun regrets the errors.

Today is not only Good Friday and April Fool's Day, but it's the natal day of two friends, Baltimore attorney Frances Reaves and City Councilman Mike Curran.

While Frances will celebrate with a "Roaring 40s" party Saturday night, Mike had his traditional birthday party yesterday. He and a group of women he fondly refers to as "his girls," boarded the Harbor Shuttle in the Inner Harbor for a champagne ride to the Bay Cafe.


I met them at the Bay Cafe, where Mike held forth and opened his presents before we ate a fabulous lunch. Among the "girls" attending this year were president of the City Council Mary Pat Clarke; Baltimore dock master Joanne Ditch; Joanna Meyers, governor's office; Lorraine Phillips, Councilman Joe DiBlasi's secretary; Ginny Curran Seward and Michele Curran, Mike's daughters; Michelle Waller and Paula Hart, Councilman Tim Murphy's office; Kathy Keenan, Mike's secretary; Debbie Richardson, Mike's campaign manager; Joan Brown Dodge, )R state employee; Ellen Murdock, Mike's fiance, and her daughter, Stacy Murdock, who works for the Baltimore Culinary College.

We each left the Bay Cafe with one of their t-shirts a la owner Bud Craven and a flower from the birthday boy.

* This is also an exciting day for Jonathan Cordish, who, I'm told, is one of the most promising young movie producers in the business. His film, "Midnight Edition," is making its New York premiere at The Quad Theater. Jonathan, a Gilman School grad, is also the associate producer on Tom Noonan's new film, "Wifey."

Noonan won a Sundance prize for "What Happened Was."

* Whether you have a "gilt" complex or not, you will love "The Complete Book of Greed: The strange and amazing history of human excess." This delightful book, published by William Morrow & Company, was written by M. Hirsh Goldberg, owner of a local public relations agency. Hirsh's other books were "The Jewish Connection," "The Jewish Paradox," "The Blunder Book," and "The Book of Lies."

Although the official release date for the new book is April 15, Hirsh will be at the Borders Book and Music store in Towson Commons on Sunday, April 10 for a 2 p.m. lecture and book signing.

* Maryland Film Commission director Mike Styer is hoping his recent trip to California will bear fruit for Maryland soon. Some of the film honchos upon whom he called included three Marylanders -- Richard Baker is a producer and a manager, who manages the career of Tim Allen, "Home Improvement" star. Allen's also busy making a film. Mark Carliner is a Hollywood producer, who won an Emmy for his HBO movie, "Stalin."

And Alan Sereboff, producer, director and actor, who has just completed a low budget film about child abuse, "In The Living Years," which stars Mario Van Peebles. You'll be seeing Alan on local television soon, because he has agreed to make some public service announcements for Court Appointed Special Advocates for children.

* Around town: Don't forget to spring forward Sunday morning for Daylight Savings Time . . . Monday is not only opening day for the Baltimore Orioles, but also for Obrycki's, one of our best known crab eateries, which will reopen its doors Monday to kick off another steamed crab season for Marylanders . . . Alums, parents and friends of Washington College and Johns Hopkins University will gather on the banks of the Patapsco River to cheer on their crew teams, who are competing in the Caspersen Cup Crew Races, tomorrow morning from 8:30 to 10:30, at the Baltimore Rowing Center, Middle Branch Park.

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