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By Stephen Hunter and Stephen Hunter,Sun Film Critic | November 22, 1991
By the time you read this you will already know that the new Disney film "Beauty and the Beast" is quite good; what remains is only this question: how good?And here's the answer: very good.This is certainly Disney's best animated feature since "Peter Pan" in the mid-'50s, but it will actually put most animation buffs in mind of the classic "high" Disney period of the late '30s with its rich and voluptuous imagery, its almost medieval palette and its aggressive use of the multiplane camera, which takes us into the depth of the compositions and gives the figures a sense of life and weight.
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By Julie Scharper, The Baltimore Sun | August 2, 2014
If there was a lesson to be learned at the mule pull and mule jump at the Howard County Fair, it was this: If a mule doesn't want to do something, it won't. In the dusty ring Saturday morning, farmers called mules, cajoled them and even tried to dizzy them by leading them in circles. Some farmers jumped up in the air to encourage the beasts to leap over a plastic bar; the mules paid them no mind. "Mules are a lot different than horses," said Mary Streaker, who, along with her husband, Howard, organized the mule pull at the fair for the past five years.
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By George W. Liebmann | December 19, 2011
For the last 20 years, the charming Grover Norquist has been perhaps the most successful of American political entrepreneurs, having used a letterhead and small office to secure "no tax" pledges from a near-majority of Congress members and myriads of state legislators, and holding well-intended Wednesday meetings to spread the gospel. He would not be distressed to be credited with a Leninist capacity for political organization. He has, to a large extent - as demonstrated by the supercommittee debacle - been successful.
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Robert L. Ehrlich Jr | January 26, 2014
I know and like New Jersey Gov. Chris Christie, the man who has accomplished so much while leading a blue leaning, labor dominated northeastern state. And so it was with much angst that I watched the media circus (dressed up as a press conference) in the immediate aftermath of "Bridgegate" - the revenge play wherein two senior Christie staffers ordered lane closures on the congested George Washington Bridge - allegedly to punish the Democratic mayor of Fort Lee, N.J., who failed to support the governor's re-election campaign.
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February 14, 2012
Calling all beauties and all beasts. The Artistic Children's Theater is holding auditions for ages 5 to adult on March 28, 29 and April 2, 3 and 4 for its production of "Beauty and the Beast" The performances will be held at St. James Academy, in Monkton, on Oct. 19, 20 and 21. Auditions on all five days will be held at the home of ACT's director and founder, Chris Ginder, 19908 York Road, Parkton, from 6:30 p.m. to 8:30 p.m. Auditions at...
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AEGIS STAFF REPORT | May 13, 2013
The Harford Ballet Company, resident company of the Dance Conservatory of Maryland, is headlining its spring production with "Beauty and the Beast. " Featuring local Harford County students, the performances will take place June 8 at 6 p.m. and June 9 at 1 p.m. at Bel Air High School. The performance will open with Harford Ballet Company, joined by students from the Dance Conservatory of Maryland, in a mixed bill performance featuring DCM's recreational dance forms. Harford Ballet Company will also be presenting the world premier of "Smells Like Teen Spirit.
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December 2, 2011
The schedule for next weekend's girls basketball Beast of the East Showcase has been revised after a few teams dropped out. The event features some of the best local teams -- Archbishop Spalding, Aberdeen, Digital Harbor, Fallston, McDonogh, Roland Park, St. Vincent Pallotti, South River, Meade and host St. Frances -- as well as teams from Virginia, Pennsylvania, Washington, New York, New Jersey and Colorado. Following is the revised schedule: Beast of the East Showcase Friday, Dec. 9 At St. Frances Meade vs. Woodlawn, 5 Aberdeen vs. Peddie, NJ, 6:45 MATHS vs. Oak Hill, Va., 8:15 Riverdale Baptist vs. Regis Jesuit, Col., 9:45 At Carmelo Anthony Center Hill School, Pa. vs. Princeton Day, 6:30 Coolidge, DC vs. West Branch, Va., 8 Germantown Academy, Pa.  vs. Grassfield, Va., 9:30 Saturday, Dec. 10 At St. Frances Elizabeth Seton vs. Grassfield, Va., 8:30 a.m. Archbishop Carroll, D.C. vs. Damascus, Va., 10 a.m. Holy Cross vs. Robert E. Lee, Va., 11:30 a.m. Forest Park, Va. vs. St. John's-CP, 1 Frederick vs. Regis Jesuit, Col., 2:30 Oak Hill, Va. vs. H.D. Woodson, D.C., 4 Digital Harbor vs. Riverdale Baptist, 5:30 At Carmelo Anthony Center MATHS vs. Hill School, Pa., 9 a.m. South River vs. John Carroll, 11 a.m. City vs. West Branch, Va., 1 Fallston vs. Princeton Day, 3 National Christian vs. Peddie,...
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By Julie Scharper, The Baltimore Sun | December 13, 2013
Forget that namby pamby Elf on the Shelf stuff -- if you really want to get your kids to behave at Christmas time, tell them about Krampus. Krampus is a sort of anti-Claus, a horned beast who stuffs bad children in his sack. He brandishes birch branches, rattles chains and spirits away naughty kids to eat them, drown them or take them on a holiday tour of hell.   Krampus' tongue is forked, his hooves cloven, and we can only imagine that his matted fur smells like the remains of last year's Christmas roast.  He makes his first appearances in early German folklore, but seems to be enjoying a bit of a renaissance, as evidenced by this and this and this . From 7 to 9 tonight, Krampus will be terrifying children of all ages at Bazaar,  3534 Chestnut Ave. in Hampden.
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November 30, 1992
Starting today, as a holiday treat for the younger readers of the Today pages, we will be publishing daily excerpts of a never-before-told story featuring the characters from disney's "Beauty and the Beast."Especially created for young newspaper readers (and for parents who wish to read aloud to those too young to read), this enchanting holiday story will be found in the "For Kids Only" section of our comic pages.The story will conclude on Christmas Day.
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March 24, 2012
Don't miss the cast of 60 local skaters from ages 3 to 55 in "Beauty and the Beast On Ice," presented by the Gardens Figure Skating Club Saturday, March 24 and Sunday, March 25 at 1 and 3:30 p.m at the Gardens Ice House Patrick Arena, 13800 Old Gunpowder Road. This figure skating portrayal of the classic French fairy tale features music from the 1991 Disney hit movie and the Broadway musical depicting a prince transformed into a beast who risks staying a beast forever unless he receives reciprocated love from a young woman named Belle.
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By Jeff Seidel, For The Baltimore Sun | December 14, 2013
Milford Mill had several chances to lock up a victory in the fourth quarter of Saturday night's game versus Holy Cross. The Millers couldn't do it then, but Dionna White helped them finish the job in overtime. White scored eight of her team-high 20 points in the extra period as No. 4 Milford Mill bounced back to pull out a 59-53 victory over Holy Cross in The Beast of The East tournament at Roland Park. The Millers (2-0) trailed for much of the game before rallying in the fourth quarter, and held a 51-45 lead with just under three minutes left.
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By Julie Scharper, The Baltimore Sun | December 13, 2013
Forget that namby pamby Elf on the Shelf stuff -- if you really want to get your kids to behave at Christmas time, tell them about Krampus. Krampus is a sort of anti-Claus, a horned beast who stuffs bad children in his sack. He brandishes birch branches, rattles chains and spirits away naughty kids to eat them, drown them or take them on a holiday tour of hell.   Krampus' tongue is forked, his hooves cloven, and we can only imagine that his matted fur smells like the remains of last year's Christmas roast.  He makes his first appearances in early German folklore, but seems to be enjoying a bit of a renaissance, as evidenced by this and this and this . From 7 to 9 tonight, Krampus will be terrifying children of all ages at Bazaar,  3534 Chestnut Ave. in Hampden.
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By Mary Johnson, For The Baltimore Sun | October 24, 2013
Ballet Theatre of Maryland's artistic director, Dianna Cuatto, has opened the 31st season for the state's premier professional ballet company with a proven winner, "Beauty and the Beast. " Cuatto's choreography, combining romantic elements of Jean Cocteau's 1946 film with hints of Disney's 1991 animated version, revealed new vistas for adults while captivating children as well at the show's performances Oct. 18-20. Never one to rest on previous seasons' laurels or plaudits, Cuatto polished her choreography from 2009, when the Ballet Theatre last presented this show, to reveal sparkling new facets reflecting her dancers' growing expertise.
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By Katherine Dunn | September 3, 2013
Seven girls basketball teams that finished in The Baltimore Sun's Top 15 last winter, as well as some of the top high school teams from around the Mid-Atlantic region, will compete in the Beast of the East Showcase at Roland Park the second weekend in December. No. 1 Archbishop Spalding, No. 2 Aberdeen, No. 3 McDonogh, No. 6 Milford Mill, No. 7 Roland Park, No. 10 St. Frances and No. 11 Seton Keough are scheduled to play in the showcase, which features 21 games. According to the Beast of the East website, the showcase is the largest girl's high school basketball mixer on the East Coast.
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By Matt Vensel | June 24, 2013
Remember a few months ago when some national observers said the AL East wouldn't be as strong this year? So much for that. Here we are in late June, three weeks away from the All-Star Break, and every team in the division is at least two games above the .500 mark. No other division in baseball can make that claim. The Boston Red Sox are in first place and the other four teams are in the top six in the race for the American League's two wild-card spots. The Orioles are eight games over .500 and are in position to claim the second of the two wild-card spots, but over the weekend they were swept by the Toronto Blue Jays, a team that some had already shoveled dirt onto a few weeks ago. With 11 straight wins, the Blue Jays are the hottest team in baseball.
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AEGIS STAFF REPORT | May 13, 2013
The Harford Ballet Company, resident company of the Dance Conservatory of Maryland, is headlining its spring production with "Beauty and the Beast. " Featuring local Harford County students, the performances will take place June 8 at 6 p.m. and June 9 at 1 p.m. at Bel Air High School. The performance will open with Harford Ballet Company, joined by students from the Dance Conservatory of Maryland, in a mixed bill performance featuring DCM's recreational dance forms. Harford Ballet Company will also be presenting the world premier of "Smells Like Teen Spirit.
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By Dean Jones Jr and The Baltimore Sun | December 23, 2012
No. 1 McDonogh finished sixth out of 102 teams in the prestigious Beast of the East wrestling tournament in Newark, Del., over the weekend. Eagles junior Jack Clark placed second at 145 pounds, while sophomore Myles Martin was the runner-up in the 160-pound weight class. Clark lost a 4-1 decision to Camden (N.J.) Catholic's T.J. Miller in the final, and Martin fell to Central Dauphin (Pa.)'s Garrett Peppelman, 3-2, in the championship bout. In the semifinals, Martin upset St. Mary's Ryken junior Josh Llopez by a 1-0 decision.
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By Katherine Dunn | November 18, 2011
The Breezy Bishop Schowcase has a new name and a new location, but the girls basketball competition should be just as fierce in the Beast of the East Showcase scheduled for the second weekend in December at St. Frances and at the Carmelo Anthony Youth Development Center. This year's event features 44 teams, mostly from Maryland, Virginia, Washington D.C. and Pennsylvania, competing in 33 games over three days. Among the top local teams participating: Archbishop Spalding, Aberdeen, Digital Harbor, McDonogh, Roland Park, St. Vincent Pallotti, South River, Meade and host St. Frances.
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By John E. McIntyre and The Baltimore Sun | March 28, 2013
Not that I would wish to awaken some dormant and perhaps moribund beast, but I wonder if you know anyone who still bristles at the possessive with inanimate objects.  I remember very clearly being instructed that a construction such as the bill's sponsor  is plainly wrong, because an inanimate object cannot possess anything, so only the sponsor of the bill  can be correct. Wilson Follett grew quite warm on the subject in the mid-1960s in Modern American Usage .  But Bryan Garner says that the construction is unobjectionable, and I have not encountered any stricture against it in years.  I raise the point only to speculate on the possibility that a zombie rule might go extinct, as the stickler objection from the 1940s and 1950s to contact  as a verb has finally made its way to the boneyard.
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By Tim Smith, The Baltimore Sun | January 30, 2013
When William A. Martin arrived at the Peabody Institute to work on a master's degree in 2001, he was of two minds, thinking about a performance career and a teaching one. You could say he was also of two voices. "He was a 'bari-tenor' when he started out," said Stanley Cornett, Martin's teacher at Peabody. "He had a beautiful, rich voice with a deep resonance to it. " Once Martin moved firmly from baritone to tenor, he faced another dichotomy - whether to focus on opera or music theater.
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