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By Stephen Janis and Special to b | June 10, 2011
Shifting through kitschy clothing in Dreamland, the legendary John Waters Baltimore-inspired boutique in Hampden last week, New Mexico transplant and former Charm City resident Connie Murphy had a lot to say about the lingering controversy over the trademarking of the word “Hon.” “I think the controversy has a negative effect in general, it’s sort of absurd to say you own the word that has so much meaning here,” she said....
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November 18, 2012
Creating a distraction Keith Groller Morning Call Nice move by Andrew Bynum. With 76ers fans frustrated that the savior who was going to lead the franchise back to the days of Moses is out until January, Bynum has distracted them with his new 'do. After all, who can hate Captain Kangaroo? Bynum beware. Bizarre hair did nothing to soften Don King's image as someone who would shave his mother's head if he could make a buck. The worst? Troy Polamalu, because while others like Dennis Rodman needed their hair for hype, Polamalu has become more famous for his locks than his licks on the field.
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By Rod Stafford Hagwood and Rod Stafford Hagwood,Fort Lauderdale Sun-Sentinel | December 26, 1991
In New York, designer Donna Karan reportedly throws a few jumbo curlers in her hair while eating lunch at her desk.Matrix Essentials, a leading hair-products company, released their Fall '91 trends early in the year, predicting "high rollers in high style," with "the haute couture-salon look" replacing casual styles. Photos of Linda Evangelista, Claudia Schiffer and other famous models in curlers larger than their egos illustrated the report.Big hair is on the upsweep but with a twist. It's longer, softer, wavier and curlier.
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By Sam Hiaasen | July 19, 2012
Mothers and daughters who are best friends, wear matching clothes and go partying together sound like they need a trip to the psychologists, not to Las Vegas. But where is the fun in therapy shows? On VH1's new show, "Mama Drama," these mother daughter duos are all about fun. On Wednesday night's premiere episode, we meet five mother and daughter duos (one is a trio) who are sent to Vegas to party. Sharon and Ashley, the self-proclaimed showstoppers, are fighters. Gina and Debbie call themselves "dirty Jersey.
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By Melissa Magsaysay and Melissa Magsaysay,LOS ANGELES TIMES | June 29, 2008
Just when you thought all '80s fashion revivals had run their course, big hair is back. Just look at Angelina Jolie on the cover of this month's Vanity Fair and Sarah Jessica Parker in the Sex and the City movie poster to see that the chic set is turning up the volume. We're not talking the teased, sprayed locks of the Bangles, Bananarama and Dolly Parton. The modern version of big hair is sexy, but with a touch of Aqua Net nostalgia. Tease too much and you'll end up looking as if you stuck your finger in a light socket, but master the technique and treat your tresses with the right product, and you'll look like a Sophia Loren sex kitten.
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April 24, 1991
Big hair is a big deal these days. High fashion magazines are calling it a new look for spring. Highlandtown has never totally abandoned teased confections. And some of the wildest and biggest hair in Baltimore is expected to show up Saturday at The Hair Ball, a party and art exhibit hosted by Baltimore's own John Waters to benefit Maryland Art Place.For women who have mastered mousse, but are too young to remember the teasing techniques of the Sixties, we give you a short brush-up course.
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By Mary Carole McCauley and Mary Carole McCauley,Sun Staff | October 5, 2003
Life in ancient Egypt, the Court of Versailles or 1960s Baltimore was a hair-raising experience. Really. Perhaps in no other eras has the female coiffure reached such, well, heights, towering actual feet above the wearer's skull line. There are hairdos on display in the Eternal Egypt exhibit at the Walters Art Museum (running through Jan. 18, 2004) that would make Hairspray heroine Tracy Turnblad sick with envy. For instance, there is the Shabti statuette of a woman who appears to be wearing what only could be described as a black fright wig that would put most punk rockers to shame.
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By Michael Sragow and Michael Sragow,michael.sragow@baltsun.com | May 22, 2009
The tragicomedy of artistic striving has never been more grittily or more sweetly captured than in Anvil! The Story of Anvil. The Canadian heavy-metal band named for a blacksmith's favorite tool failed to build on the iron spike of success that was the group's 1982 album Metal on Metal. Despite a jamming appearance in Japan's 1984 Super Rock Festival, the band fell inexorably into obscurity. This documentary about the group's blip and fall exudes a boundless, generous humor. It will enable even gentle folk-rockers to appreciate the ambitions of men whose earliest works, inspired by the Spanish Inquisition, included the song "Thumb Hang."
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By Greg Morago and Greg Morago,The Hartford Courant | July 18, 2004
Summer usually means minimalism, but the beauty buzz for this season is all about big, full voluptuousness. We're talking about hair -- lots of it. Massive manes, tons of tendrils, fabulous falls. This hair tsunami means one thing for those who have spent tons of time and money taming their locks into rail-straight submission: Your days are over. Toss out that straightening iron, and say goodbye to those hours in the chair to tame the waves into flattened submission. "Big Brigitte Bardot hair is a big trend.
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By Stephanie Shapiro and Stephanie Shapiro,SUN STAFF | June 6, 1998
In the old Hampden, a "Dream Day" would take a week. In the new Hampden, five hours easy.Try spending $500 at Murphy's 5 & 10, where artificial flower bunches are on sale for $1 apiece, or at New View Video, which boasts of Hampden's best snowballs (75 cents to $1.10), or Bobbi's Unisex Hair Salon or Readings by Sister Patricia.But wander into Mud and Metal, S'getti Gourmet or Fat Elvis and $500 can disappear faster than you can say "on the Avenue."This is not an abstract brain twister for Baltimore's best metaphysicists.
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By Stephen Janis and Special to b | June 10, 2011
Shifting through kitschy clothing in Dreamland, the legendary John Waters Baltimore-inspired boutique in Hampden last week, New Mexico transplant and former Charm City resident Connie Murphy had a lot to say about the lingering controversy over the trademarking of the word “Hon.” “I think the controversy has a negative effect in general, it’s sort of absurd to say you own the word that has so much meaning here,” she said....
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By Tim Smith, The Baltimore Sun | December 2, 2010
Someday, if we're lucky, jukebox musicals will go the way of, well, jukeboxes, and creative types will concentrate solely on fashioning fresh plots peppered with brand-new songs. Meanwhile, you might as well join the crowd and revel in the latest and certainly loudest entry in this genre, " Rock of Ages," now showing off its energy and its hair at the Hippodrome . The 2009 Broadway hit celebrates those heady, hard-thumping days of '80s rock, cramming in about 30 songs from the likes of Foreigner, Pat Benatar, Journey, Twisted Sister and Styx.
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By Michael Sragow and Michael Sragow,michael.sragow@baltsun.com | May 22, 2009
The tragicomedy of artistic striving has never been more grittily or more sweetly captured than in Anvil! The Story of Anvil. The Canadian heavy-metal band named for a blacksmith's favorite tool failed to build on the iron spike of success that was the group's 1982 album Metal on Metal. Despite a jamming appearance in Japan's 1984 Super Rock Festival, the band fell inexorably into obscurity. This documentary about the group's blip and fall exudes a boundless, generous humor. It will enable even gentle folk-rockers to appreciate the ambitions of men whose earliest works, inspired by the Spanish Inquisition, included the song "Thumb Hang."
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By Chris Kaltenbach and Chris Kaltenbach,chris.kaltenbach@baltsun.com | May 12, 2009
The members of Spinal Tap will be onstage Tuesday night at the Lyric. But Spinal Tap won't. Harry Shearer wants to be sure fans understand the difference. "It's not a Spinal Tap tour," says Shearer, who played bass for the band that began life as a mockumentary send-up of the heavy-metal lifestyle, but then became famous both for its sense of humor (let's hope all the fans were in on the joke) and its grinding, guitar-heavy sound. "This is more of a songwriter's tour. We're doing the music that people know, and largely that we've written."
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By Melissa Magsaysay and Melissa Magsaysay,LOS ANGELES TIMES | June 29, 2008
Just when you thought all '80s fashion revivals had run their course, big hair is back. Just look at Angelina Jolie on the cover of this month's Vanity Fair and Sarah Jessica Parker in the Sex and the City movie poster to see that the chic set is turning up the volume. We're not talking the teased, sprayed locks of the Bangles, Bananarama and Dolly Parton. The modern version of big hair is sexy, but with a touch of Aqua Net nostalgia. Tease too much and you'll end up looking as if you stuck your finger in a light socket, but master the technique and treat your tresses with the right product, and you'll look like a Sophia Loren sex kitten.
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By Sam Sessa and Sam Sessa,SUN STAFF | August 4, 2005
Oh, the '80s. Madonna. Mix tapes. Top Gun. Shoulder pads. Big hair. Ferris Bueller. Prince and The Revolution (pre-weird symbol). The DeLorean. Smurfs. If you were too young or too dweeby to take it to the max back then, some small part of you wishes you could turn back time and find a way to relive that decadent decade. This is your ticket. From food and clothes to cartoons and concerts, this is the recipe for an everything-'80s weekend. Take these tips straight-up or put your own spin on them -- just don't get too wrapped up. "We can't actually become the '80s," said TV personality Mo Rocca, who appeared on VH1's I Love the 80s and I Love the 80s Strikes Back.
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By Anica Butler and Anica Butler,SUN STAFF | June 12, 2005
Jacqueline Grab had no idea what she was in for. She'd heard about HonFest and thought it sounded fun, though a little puzzling. "I didn't know what a `hon' was," said Grab, who moved to Towson two years ago. "I'm from the U.K. The Baltimore hon is a new thing for me." As many Baltimoreans know, the HonFest, held yesterday for the 10th year on the Avenue in Hampden, is the perfect place for the uninitiated to learn about - and see firsthand - all things hon. "They're colorful, crazy and a lot of fun," Grab decided shortly after arriving.
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By Melody Holmes and Melody Holmes,CONTRIBUTING WRITER | June 12, 1999
Come down and join the festivities, hon. Probably Baltimore's most unusual celebration, the HonFest, is today in Hampden."Big hair, bowling shirts, Lycra and leopard prints are always encouraged," says Denise Whiting, owner of Cafe Hon restaurant and an organizer of the sixth-annual tribute to hair spray-toting, frosted blue eye shadow-wearing divas who have mastered that unmistakable Baltimorean (or Bawlmerean) style, right down to the accent.The HonFest -- sponsored by Cafe Hon, Hometown Girl and Oh, Said Rose -- will run from 11 a.m. to 4 p.m., and will feature a workshop on big hair, book signings by local authors such as Bert Smith ("Down the Ocean: Postcards From Maryland and Delaware Beaches")
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By Anica Butler and Anica Butler,SUN STAFF | June 12, 2005
Jacqueline Grab had no idea what she was in for. She'd heard about HonFest and thought it sounded fun, though a little puzzling. "I didn't know what a `hon' was," said Grab, who moved to Towson two years ago. "I'm from the U.K. The Baltimore hon is a new thing for me." As many Baltimoreans know, the HonFest, held yesterday for the 10th year on the Avenue in Hampden, is the perfect place for the uninitiated to learn about - and see firsthand - all things hon. "They're colorful, crazy and a lot of fun," Grab decided shortly after arriving.
NEWS
By Greg Morago and Greg Morago,The Hartford Courant | July 18, 2004
Summer usually means minimalism, but the beauty buzz for this season is all about big, full voluptuousness. We're talking about hair -- lots of it. Massive manes, tons of tendrils, fabulous falls. This hair tsunami means one thing for those who have spent tons of time and money taming their locks into rail-straight submission: Your days are over. Toss out that straightening iron, and say goodbye to those hours in the chair to tame the waves into flattened submission. "Big Brigitte Bardot hair is a big trend.
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