The Big Three

August 21, 2008|By Meredith Cohn

Mantle author is on deck


Sportswriter Fred Glueckstein will discuss his new book, Mickey Mantle: Rookie in Pinstripes, at the Sports Legends Museum at Camden Yards on Sunday before the Orioles home game against the New York Yankees.

The book chronicles the life of Hall of Famer Mantle from his childhood through his 1951 rookie season with the Yankees. Glueckstein explores his relationships with his father, teammates and coaches who helped shape his career. Mantle played his entire 18-year career for the Yankees and still holds several records.

Glueckstein lives in Sykesville and also wrote The '27 Yankees and Of Men, Women and Horses.

The pregame event is at 11 a.m. at the museum, 301 W. Camden St., and is free with regular admission. Fans also will get half off admission if they buy a book. Glueckstein will be available to sign the books. Go to

Meredith Cohn

A Beatles tribute


Recorded in 1966 and released in 1967, Sgt. Pepper's Lonely Hearts Club Band was the eighth studio album by the Beatles. It was considered by some as their best work and one of the most influential records of all time.

"With a Little Help from My Friends," "Lucy in the Sky with Diamonds," "Getting Better" and the title track "Sgt. Pepper's Lonely Hearts Club Band," the psychedelic rock album climbed the charts to No. 1 and won several Grammy Awards. It also became a movie.

The music will be performed in its entirety tonight at Pier Six Concert Pavilion as a tribute by Todd Rundgren, Lou Gramm of Foreigner, Christopher Cross, Bo Bice, and Denny Laine of the Moody Blues and Wings, accompanied by The Classical Hits Symphonette.

Gates open at 6 tonight, and the show starts at 7:30 p.m. at Pier 6 Pavilion, 731 Eastern Ave., Baltimore. Call 410-783-4189 or go to

Meredith Cohn

Powwow in the park

Festival The Baltimore American Indian Center, established to assist American Indian and Alaskan Native families with moving into an urban area, will host its 34th annual Powwow at Patterson Park this weekend. The event is part of the center's effort to be a focal point for the Indian community for social and cultural activities and to educate nonnative people about their communities.

The powwow will offer Native American food and clothing, art, jewelry, a Native American dance and drum competition, and cultural presentations. The center encourages people to bring blankets and chairs.

The powwow starts tomorrow and runs through Sunday at Patterson Park, 400 S. Linwood Ave., Baltimore. Hours are 2 p.m.-9 p.m. tomorrow, 10 a.m.-9 p.m. Saturday and 10 a.m.-6 p.m. Sunday. Admission is $6 for adults and $4 for seniors and kids. A weekend pass is $15, or $10 for seniors and kids. Information: Call 410-675-3535 or go to

Meredith Cohn

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