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By Erik Maza, The Baltimore Sun | September 30, 2010
Kingsley Flood is an Americana band by accident. Two years ago, singer Naseem Khuri, 30, was a graduate student slumming it in Cambridge and pursuing a master's in public policy at Harvard. But through a roommate ad, he wound up living next door to Nick Balkin, a 30-year-old guitarist who was then playing with a Boston band, and the two struck a friendship and a working relationship. You might say Craigslist turned Khuri into a rock 'n' roller. "I was gonna do some fancy international relations job," said Khuri, who now lives in Washington.
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By Anthony Landi, The Baltimore Sun | November 12, 2013
"Hold on. I'm in a weird place," said Zach Williams, leader of The Lone Bellow, as he lost reception while passing through a mountain range over the phone on Wednesday. That "weird place" could also be applied to his music career at the moment. The Brooklyn Americana trio is in a transitional phase, shifting from indie darlings to the next big thing. What started as a creative outlet for Williams has become a full-fledged (and critically acclaimed) band, which resulted in the members quitting their day jobs to play Austin, Texas' annual South by Southwest festival and take up music full-time.
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By Erik Maza and The Baltimore Sun | August 18, 2011
Closed just five months ago, Clutch in Canton already has a replacement, a new bar and restaurant called The Americana.  It's fitting that a bar you'd never heard of is being replaced by a new venue you'd never heard was coming. The Americana had a soft launch about a month ago and will have its grand opening August 27, according to a press release from Wednesday.  The venue, at 900 South Kenwood Ave., is roomy - 2,000 square feet over two floors. It has two full-service bars, about 40 beers for sale - though it's not clear from the press release what's on draft - and eight large TV screens.
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By Wesley Case, The Baltimore Sun | June 19, 2013
The Americana, a restaurant and bar at the corner of Kenwood Avenue and Hudson Street in Canton, will close in July, according to owner Alex van Breukelen. The announcement was first made on the bar's Facebook page Wednesday morning, where van Breukelen wrote, " The facts are very simple; the restaurant and bar industry is not what I am meant to do. " As of now, the Americana (900 Kenwood Ave.) will remain open until the weekend of July 20, van Breukelen said. The kitchen will close for good on Monday, but the bar will continue to serve alcohol until the doors close for good.
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December 18, 1990
Few people would recognize the name of Nan Graham, but almost everyone would know her if they saw her. Nan Wood Graham, the sister of painter Grant Wood, posed for her brother 70 years ago with Byron McKeeby, an Iowa dentist, for "American Gothic" -- a portrait of Americana which has since become a part of artistic folklore.The painting portrays a tight-lipped woman and a dour farmer with pitchfork standing in front of a cottage in Eldon, Iowa. It initially provoked controversy when angry Iowa women protested the drab, sterile image Wood painted of them.
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By Erik Maza, The Baltimore Sun | October 25, 2011
When the Canton bar Clutch closed this spring, few mourned its passing. Some neighbors had complained the bar had been to rowdy for the area, but mainly, the news seemed to have been greeted with a shrug. The bar, which confidently called itself "Baltimore's premier sports bar," was replaced three months ago by The Americana, which I'm happy to report has less swagger than its predecessor and is all the better for it. The two-story bar has an inviting, All-American facade, marked by a peppy new logo and a warm, versatile interior that doubles as bar and brunch destination.
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By Lita Solis-Cohen | November 22, 1992
When Christie's and Sotheby's auctioneers gather around their antique Thanksgiving tables, they should give thanks for the few hardy souls, largely dealers, who raised their bidding paddles at the major fall Americana sales in New York City. These bellwether late-October auctions had all the trimmings laid out -- furniture, decorations, quilts, ceramics, glass, folk art, clocks and paintings -- but feasting was selective.In comparison to the late-1980s' market peak, this fall's Americana sales showed that the lingering recession is giving once voracious bidders a bad case of indigestion and that there were some turkeys of pre-sale estimates.
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By Lita Solis-Cohen | July 5, 1992
There were no fireworks at the major Americana auctions in New York City in late June and just a few welcome signs of freedom from the recession. The skyrocketing prices of a few years ago are but memories this Fourth of July weekend as auction prices for American antiques settle down at a lower level.The parade of American furniture, folk art and silver crossing the auction blocks at Christie's and Sotheby's was greeted with a mixture of enthusiasm and wariness. Each auctioneer grossed about $2.7 million: Two hundred and ninety lots sold at Sotheby's and 139 at Christie's.
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By Marie Gullard and Marie Gullard,SPECIAL TO THE SUN | July 20, 2003
Frank and Debbie Bukszar's two-story Colonial is a tribute to Americana and country collectibles. Located in southwestern Baltimore County, their Highfields neighborhood was developed by Ryland Homes in the mid-1980s. While many houses are standouts in Early American design with manicured lawns, blooming fruit trees and large front porches with white wooden rails, the Bukszars' decorating touch is immediately noticeable from the street. And it carries over to every square inch of the home.
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By Ray Richmond and Ray Richmond,Los Angeles Daily News | June 23, 1993
Jay North was supposed to stay 7 years old forever. As television's Dennis the Menace, he would remain frozen in time: a happy-go-lucky extrovert in striped overalls, his wispy blond locks flopping around as he made a mess of every situation.But while the TV series "Dennis the Menace" has aged into an antiquated and innocent piece of Americana -- canceled 30 years ago by CBS -- its star has evolved into someone quite different than we remember.Even during the four years he reigned as the adorable Dennis Mitchell, the image was an illusion.
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By Erik Maza, The Baltimore Sun | January 12, 2012
Though it's been open since last fall, you might not have heard of The Americana , a handsome two-story bar and restaurant in Canton. But with its brunch menu and sports-ready clientele, Sunday's divisional game may be the time to check it out. The Americana replaced Clutch, which ostentatiously billed itself as "Baltimore's premier sports bar," with a low-key attitude. For decor, the owners have peppered the bar with some vintage knick-knacks and framed covers of the Saturday Evening Post.
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By Erik Maza, The Baltimore Sun | October 25, 2011
When the Canton bar Clutch closed this spring, few mourned its passing. Some neighbors had complained the bar had been to rowdy for the area, but mainly, the news seemed to have been greeted with a shrug. The bar, which confidently called itself "Baltimore's premier sports bar," was replaced three months ago by The Americana, which I'm happy to report has less swagger than its predecessor and is all the better for it. The two-story bar has an inviting, All-American facade, marked by a peppy new logo and a warm, versatile interior that doubles as bar and brunch destination.
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By Erik Maza and The Baltimore Sun | August 18, 2011
Closed just five months ago, Clutch in Canton already has a replacement, a new bar and restaurant called The Americana.  It's fitting that a bar you'd never heard of is being replaced by a new venue you'd never heard was coming. The Americana had a soft launch about a month ago and will have its grand opening August 27, according to a press release from Wednesday.  The venue, at 900 South Kenwood Ave., is roomy - 2,000 square feet over two floors. It has two full-service bars, about 40 beers for sale - though it's not clear from the press release what's on draft - and eight large TV screens.
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By Erik Maza, The Baltimore Sun | September 30, 2010
Kingsley Flood is an Americana band by accident. Two years ago, singer Naseem Khuri, 30, was a graduate student slumming it in Cambridge and pursuing a master's in public policy at Harvard. But through a roommate ad, he wound up living next door to Nick Balkin, a 30-year-old guitarist who was then playing with a Boston band, and the two struck a friendship and a working relationship. You might say Craigslist turned Khuri into a rock 'n' roller. "I was gonna do some fancy international relations job," said Khuri, who now lives in Washington.
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By Carol Polsky and Carol Polsky,Newsday | January 12, 2008
MELVILLE, N.Y. -- A gold star in the window might mean a son's death in a war. A star on the American flag signifies a state. And a star stuck on a student's work celebrates a job well done. So what is the meaning of those five-point metal stars that hang on house exteriors, sometimes above the garage or up near the gable? Turns out that homeowners just like them, plain and simple. Take Theresa and Richard Gallo of Huntington, N.Y., who last year put a maroon star over their garage after seeing stars on homes in Massachusetts while visiting a cousin there.
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By Robert Abele and Robert Abele,LOS ANGELES TIMES | October 12, 2007
When director David Mickey Evans gets into a pitching/hitting/fielding rhythm in the game scenes of his true-story baseball flick The Final Season about a scrappy small-town Iowa high school team facing the end of an era, you can feel Evans' love for the sport the way one of those proud parents did rooting for their kid from the bleachers. Unfortunately, the off-diamond scenes are a woeful mixed bag of cornbelt sanctimony and predictably plowed drama, built around a devilish, state-enforced merger with a more populous county that threatens to kill a long-winning baseball tradition in the teeny farm community of Norway, Iowa.
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February 10, 1993
POLICE LOG* Americana Southdale Apartments: Someone took the tires from a 1988 Ford Escort parked in the 7800 block of Americana Circle Sunday.
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October 21, 1996
Police logGlen Burnie: Someone pried open a sliding glass door of an apartment in the 7800 block of Americana Circle between 9 a.m. and 3 p.m. Wednesday, ransacked the bedrooms and stole $2,200 and three gold rings.Pub Date: 10/21/96
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By Madison Park and Madison Park,Sun reporter | May 13, 2007
The Gettysburg Address. The 50 states and capitals. The Preamble to the Constitution. The fifth-graders at Forest Hill Elementary School can recite them all. And it's not just the fifth-graders. For the first time, the entire student body at Forest Hill Elementary memorized political speeches and documents to become patriots, as defined by the school's Patriot Program. And they did it for their teacher, Adam Lawall, a member of the U.S. Naval Reserve who was deployed to Iraq in November.
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By Scott Calvert and Scott Calvert,Sun Staff | April 1, 2007
Kinshasa, Congo -- Under the swirling lights at the nightclub L'Atmosphere, Congolese music's hottest new star is in full swing. "This love was like a novel by Shakespeare," croons Fally Ipupa as his backup singers harmonize and the single-plucked guitars run circles around each other. "You turn it into one by Daniel Dafoe/ I stay isolated like Robinson Crusoe." Fally, as everyone calls him, has a weakness for Americana. His hat of choice is a New York Yankees cap. His jeans ride low in belated emulation of the boxers-baring hip-hop style.
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