The Big Three

March 22, 2007|By [GENA CHATTIN]

'UNPREDICTABLE' JAMIE FOXX

Multitalented Jamie Foxx has earned almost every accolade available to a modern performer. He's been loved as a comedian, honored as an actor and praised as a vocalist. The Oscar winner and Grammy nominee combines his many talents for a music and comedy show Sunday at 1st Mariner Arena.

Foxx's Baltimore show is one stop on his 30-city "Unpredictable" tour. Fresh from an acting role in the critically acclaimed Dreamgirls, Foxx has put together a combination of songs from his hit album Unpredictable and the comedy talents that lifted him to stardom.

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Foxx's show begins at 7 p.m. Sunday at 1st Mariner Arena, 201 W. Baltimore St. Tickets are $47 and $67. Call 410-347-2020 or go to www.1stmarinerarena.com.

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[GENA CHATTIN]

HOT STUFF ON ICE

Figure skating's biggest celebrities light up the ice as "Smucker's Stars on Ice" returns to Baltimore tonight. For the 21st year, "Stars on Ice" presents a constellation of national, world and Olympic title-winners.

This year's performers include Olympic champions Ekaterina Gordeeva, Alexei Yagudin, Jamie Sale and David Pelletier, world champions Todd Eldredge and Yuka Sato, British champion Steven Cousins, Canadian champion Jennifer Robinson and U.S. champions Michael Weiss, Jason Dungjen, Kyoko Ina and John Zimmerman. Olympic Gold Medalist Ilia Kulik will join the Baltimore show as a guest skater.

Titled "Double Exposure: The Many Lives of Figure Skaters," this year's production is designed to reveal the performers' "secret wishes, personal goals and ultimate dreams." Olympic champion ice dancer Christopher Dean joins Cindy Stuart as choreographers.

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"Smucker's Stars on Ice" begins at 7 p.m. today at 1st Mariner Arena, 201 W. Baltimore St. Tickets are $25-$110. Call 410-347-2020 or go to www.1stmarinerarena.com.

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[GENA CHATTIN]

THE FREE STATE FOR FREE

The Historic Annapolis Foundation throws open its doors Sunday in celebration of Maryland Day. From turtles to jousting, visitors can learn the meaning of Maryland's state symbols and their part in the state's heritage.

Festivities will run throughout the day at the William Paca House and Garden, HistoryQuest at the St. Clair Wright Center, the Museum Store, the Barracks and the Waterfront Warehouse. The William Paca Garden will host diamondback terrapin demonstrations by the Terrapin Institute and kid-friendly jousting, the Maryland state sport. Guided tours will also be available at the William Paca House, where new displays have been installed.

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Maryland Day events run noon-5 p.m. Sunday across Annapolis. Admission to all events is free. Call 410-267-8146 or go to annapolis.org for addresses.

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[GENA CHATTIN]

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