'Country Boy' and baseballThank God he was a country boy...


August 26, 1999|By Lori Sears

'Country Boy' and baseball

Thank God he was a country boy. Or what would we play during the 7th inning stretch? John Denver gave the fans of Baltimore a lively, foot-stomping song to clap to during Orioles home games. The Babe Ruth Museum is giving the fans a history lesson on the classic song at its newest exhibit, "Thank God I'm a Country Boy," which opens tomorrow.

The exhibit chronicles the 1973 hit song from its genesis and through its 23-year history as the Orioles' 7th-inning stretch song. Visitors can watch a video of Denver's 1997 performance of the song live at Oriole Park at Camden Yards, and they can see the original, handwritten lyrics by John Summers. Visitors will learn the history of the 7th inning stretch and the musical selections played at Major League ballparks.

The exhibit begins tomorrow and runs indefinitely at the Babe Ruth Museum, 216 Emory St. Museum is open daily, 10 a.m.-5 p.m.; till 7 p.m. during Orioles home games. $6; $4 seniors; $3 ages 5-16; free for members and ages 4 and under. Call 410-727-1539.

'Sleeping Beauty'

Watch the classic fairy tale "Sleeping Beauty" come to life at F. Scott Black's Towson Dinner Theater this weekend and next weekend. The Young People Players present a unique rendition of the fairy tale. Harford County resident Terry Sullivan, 13, stars as the prince with fellow Harford County resident Kelly Glorioso, 19, as his sleeping beauty. The theater group is composed of actors mostly between the ages of 4 and 18. Shows include lunch an hour before each performance.

Shows are today, Saturday and Sept. 4 at noon and Sept. 5 at 11:30 a.m. at 100 E. Chesapeake Ave. in Towson. Reservations suggested. $10. Call 410-321-6595.

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