Editor's Note

June 01, 2008|By Karlayne Parker | Karlayne Parker,UniSun editor

I have never really enjoyed the cold weather in the Northeast, so I'm glad that winter is over, spring is in full bloom and summer is just around the corner.

I love to bask in the heat of the sun's rays.

And I hope you do, too.

In this issue of UniSun, we've put together a story on coming summer concerts that are must-attend.

Some are at outdoor venues, such as Merriweather Post Pavilion in Columbia or Pier Six Concert Pavilion in Baltimore. Others are inside, such as at 1st Mariner Arena or Rams Head Live.

Whatever your preference, I'm sure you'll find a concert you want to attend listed in our cover article by Sun reporter Jennifer Choi (Page 10).

In these past couple of months, I learned a lot about the TV-viewing habits of many in the Baltimore metropolitan area.

Fans of filmmaker and playwright Tyler Perry are just enthralled with his sitcom, House of Payne, on TBS. In fact, there are so many fans that Perry has hosted "super fan" invitation-only parties to show his appreciation and to get viewers' input on future episodes.

What a smart way to market to your audience!

Freelancer Harold T. Fisher attended the recent super-fan event at the Charles Theatre and writes about what some of the 50 invitees had to say about the show (Page 17).

If you've been reading UniSun long enough, you know I always include articles that help motivate readers who are battling health issues that are, in many cases, preventable.

First Person essayist David Brown (Page 19) came to my attention because he lost 143 pounds off his 6-foot-tall frame. The weight loss literally saved his life because he was fighting high blood pressure, among other ailments. After losing the weight, he has more vitality and hopes to live a long, healthy life.

These are just a few articles in this edition. Keep turning the pages and discover what else there is to enjoy.

karlayne.parker@baltsun.com

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