May 29, 2009
Anvil! The Story of Anvil This documentary about the blip and fall of a Canadian heavy-metal band conveys more strength and breadth and depth of emotion - more of the stuff that translates into art-and-entertainment staying-power - than most movies about painters or writers or classical composers. The big-haired bruisers of Anvil! have great heart and good humor - and so does this movie. *** 1/2 ( 3 1/2 STARS) Opening next Friday Every Little Step: (Sony Pictures Classics) This documentary follows dancers auditioning for A Chorus Line on Broadway and tells the musical's history as well.
June 12, 1999
Trahan, Burden & Charles has won one of the top awards given by the Public Relations Society of America for its work on the launch of Port Discovery.Another Baltimore-area company, Imre & Associates LLC, also was honored with a Silver Anvil award for its campaign for Ryobi North America, a power tool and outdoor equipment manufacturer.TBC Executive Vice President Sandy Hillman called the Silver Anvil "the equivalent of the Oscars" in the movie industry. "It sends an important message to your clients that you don't have to work with firms in New York or L.A.," she said.
September 18, 1999
Payne Memorial African Methodist Episcopal Church, committed to social ministry in the Madison Park neighborhood, is expanding its service to the community as it opens its third outreach building tomorrow.The congregation, at 1714 Madison Ave., will hold an 11 a.m. worship service to celebrate its 102nd anniversary. After unveiling a sign in front of the church proclaiming the street "Payne Memorial Way," the congregation will march three blocks to the new outreach building at 1505 Eutaw Place.
June 16, 2001
In the Region Baltimore-D.C. retail prices up 0.4% in last 2 months Retail prices in the Baltimore-Washington area rose 0.4 percent during the last two months, after a 0.7 percent increase from January to March, the U.S. Department of Labor reported yesterday. The Consumer Price Index for All Urban Consumers also was 3.2 percent higher in May than it was 12 months ago. Prices for transportation, food and beverages, recreation and other goods and services rose in the period. Prices for housing, apparel, medical care and education and communication were down.
September 23, 2002
Fair highlights opportunities at BWI Airport The seventh annual BWI Business Networking Fair will be held from 5 p.m. to 8 p.m. Oct. 21 at the BWI Marriott Hotel, on West Nursery Road in Linthicum. The event is an opportunity for small and minority-owned businesses to meet with contractors working at Baltimore-Washington International Airport. Its aim is to help increase participation in the tremendous opportunities associated with the rapid growth of the airport. Each year, the networking fair offers a number of workshops and sponsorship and exhibit opportunities.
January 9, 1992
It happened recently on a downtown street as I walked toward my doctor's office: From somewhere behind me, I heard a sharp, popping noise and, without thinking, I covered my head and ducked. It was not a conscious decision to react this way; my body just responded automatically to the noise.A few minutes later, however, my mind caught up with my body.I realized I had interpreted the noise as gunfire. And that I had reacted instinctively to protect myself. The gesture surprised me: I wasn't aware that such a reaction had been programmed into my routine survival mechanisms.