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By Jill Rosen and The Baltimore Sun | March 14, 2013
The University of Baltimore announced Thursday that entertainer Bill Cosby would deliver the school's commencement address. Cosby will speak at the May 21 graduation ceremony. He'll also receive an honorary Doctor of Humane Letters degree . The ceremony will be at the Patricia and Arthur Modell Performing Arts Center at The Lyric. Cosby is something of a familiar face around Baltimore. Last year, St. Frances Academy in East Baltimore honored Cosby and his wife, Camille, for their $2 million donation toward a community center.
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Susan Reimer | September 5, 2014
Comedian Joan Rivers once talked about how she came of age in the mid 1960s with Richard Pryor, Bill Cosby, Woody Allen and George Carlin in comedy clubs in Greenwich Village, where Johnny Carson's people would troll for new talent. She recalled that she was the last of the group to make it to "The Tonight Show," the last of the pack "allowed" to break through. "When I started out, a pretty girl did not go into comedy," she said. "I never was one of the guys, I was never asked to go hang out. "Looking back, I think it was because I was a woman, I was the very last one of the group they put on the Carson show.
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August 19, 2011
You can find other weekend events in our daily nightlife guide .
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The Baltimore Sun | June 19, 2014
Getting revved up to hit the beach? Beyond the excitement of the big car show, it's a relatively quiet weekend in Ocean City. If you're not that into motors, you may want to simply soak in the sunny atmosphere. Or you can head north to Delaware for the Lewes Garden Tour or check out comedian Bill Cosby's performance in Salisbury. Here's what's on tap this weekend in Ocean City and nearby: OC Car and Truck Show. All things automotive, including classic vehicles and trick trucks, make the OC Car and Truck Show one of the largest car shows on the East Coast.
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December 15, 2010
Comedian, actor and Jell-O pitchman Bill Cosby comes to Baltimore next month in an unexpected role: political fundraiser. Cosby will be the star attraction Jan. 11 at a $4,000-a-plate dinner at the Tremont Grand on North Charles Street to benefit Otis Rolley , a former city housing and planning official who is challenging Mayor Stephanie Rawlings-Blake in the Democratic primary for mayor. There also will be a $500-a-head reception and a $75 stand-up performance.
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By DAN BERGER | May 28, 1992
There are Maryland State Games and then there are Maryland state games.U.S. policy favors the governments of some countries and the peoples of others, but in Haiti it is against them all.Any college that Bill Cosby did not address the commencement of does not count.
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August 21, 1994
* Wendell James Franklin, 78, who worked his way from parking cars in the NBC lot to guiding such talents as Bill Cosby, died of cancer July 22 in Los Angeles. Franklin, who became the first black member of the Directors Guild of America in 1960, was stage manager for live television shows including "The Jerry Lewis Show," "The Nat King Cole Show" and "This Is Your Life." also helped direct "McMillan and Wife," "Green Hornet" and the 1969-71 "Bill Cosby Show." He was assistant director on "The Greatest Story Ever Told" and "Funny Girl."
SPORTS
January 6, 1992
Usually, the phone call comes after teams have won championships and the conversation ends with an invitation to the White House.For John Calipari, the phone call came early last week, and it still dominated his thoughts Saturday night after his Massachusetts Minutemen handed No. 14 Oklahoma its first loss of the season, 86-73."
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January 20, 1999
"A little boy named Bill in 'The Treasure Hunt' by Bill Cosby didn't have a treasure but everyone else had one and this upset him. Read this book and find how his talent became his precious treasure."-- Makura ComptonLeith Walk Elementary"'Are You My Mother?' by Philip D. Eastman is a really good book about a little bird that can't find his mother. The little bird asks a lot of animals to see if they are his mother. My favorite part of the story is when the little bird says to the dog, 'Are you my mother' and I think other children would like this too."
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By Erik Maza and The Baltimore Sun | August 15, 2011
Lots of marquee performers are in the area this week - Kesha, Bob Dyland and Leon Russell, a bunch of djs at the traveling music festival IDentity. But the signature event of the week is clearly the annual Rap Round Robin , which this year will feature performances by AK Slaughter, Rap Dragons, Mickey Free and Height. Also this week: in addition to Bill Cosby, who will be at Pier Six, Martin Lawrence will also be in town, performing at 1st Mariner Arena. On Monday , Ineveryroom and Lands & Peoples perform at Metro Gallery, 1700 North Charles Street.
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By Chris Kaltenbach and The Baltimore Sun | May 22, 2013
Who you be? Oh, we're sorry. That's who UB? Comedian Bill Cosby had a lot of fun with the University of Baltimore' s initials Tuesday, playing around with them and coming up with all sorts of philosophical variations, including "You be who?" and a few select others. No, this wasn't a stand-up routine. It was the UB commencement address, and Cosby was onstage Tuesday at the Lyric to give it. The crowd, by all reports, thought he was great. "It was Bill Cosby, the comedian," said Peter Toran, UB's vice president of external affairs and planning.
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By Jill Rosen and The Baltimore Sun | March 14, 2013
The University of Baltimore announced Thursday that entertainer Bill Cosby would deliver the school's commencement address. Cosby will speak at the May 21 graduation ceremony. He'll also receive an honorary Doctor of Humane Letters degree . The ceremony will be at the Patricia and Arthur Modell Performing Arts Center at The Lyric. Cosby is something of a familiar face around Baltimore. Last year, St. Frances Academy in East Baltimore honored Cosby and his wife, Camille, for their $2 million donation toward a community center.
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April 24, 2012
I have always admired Bill Cosby. From the time my father brought home an album, "Why Is There Air?", I thought he was hilarious yet keenly insightful. I don't think there was anyone who could make my dad laugh like Mr. Cosby. His comedic career was always marked by the fact that he never had to resort to being profane or obscene. I have now acquired an equal admiration for his wife, Camille. Together, the Cosbys donated $2 million dollars to the St. Frances Academy, which is run by the Oblate Sisters of Providence, the oldest African-American order of nuns in the nation ("Baltimore honors the Cosbys," March 31)
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By Erica L. Green, The Baltimore Sun | March 30, 2012
A historic Baltimore Catholic school will name its community center in honor of Bill and Camille Cosby, the biggest donors in the school's 184-year history and fierce champions of education, the school announced Friday. St. Frances Academy, which serves 162 primarily low-income high school students, will host the comedian, his wife and their relatives in a ceremony at the St. Frances Community Center on April 20. In addition to giving $2 million to St. Frances in 2005 to support its scholarship program, Camille Cosby also has a strong connection to the founders of the Baltimore school, having been educated by the Oblate Sisters of Providence, the oldest order of African-American nuns in the country, for seven years.
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August 19, 2011
You can find other weekend events in our daily nightlife guide .
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By Erik Maza and The Baltimore Sun | August 15, 2011
Lots of marquee performers are in the area this week - Kesha, Bob Dyland and Leon Russell, a bunch of djs at the traveling music festival IDentity. But the signature event of the week is clearly the annual Rap Round Robin , which this year will feature performances by AK Slaughter, Rap Dragons, Mickey Free and Height. Also this week: in addition to Bill Cosby, who will be at Pier Six, Martin Lawrence will also be in town, performing at 1st Mariner Arena. On Monday , Ineveryroom and Lands & Peoples perform at Metro Gallery, 1700 North Charles Street.
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By David Bianculli and David Bianculli,Contributing Writer | January 31, 1994
.TC Bill Cosby returns to NBC tonight, in the first of two telemovies in which he'll star this week on the same network. (This Thursday, he and Robert Culp will reteam for "I Spy $H Returns.") Tonight's outing is the first installment of a sporadically scheduled series of telemovies called "The Cosby Mysteries" -- but his TV competition on other networks includes a young actress from "Beverly Hills, 90210" in her first ABC telemovie.* "Evening Shade" (8-8:30 p.m., WBAL, Channel 11) -- In the late '60s, shortly after Cosby made news for his co-starring role in the original "I Spy," Diahann Carroll earned notice for starring in "Julia," one of the first series starring a black woman (that honor actually went to "Beulah," many years earlier)
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The Baltimore Sun | June 19, 2014
Getting revved up to hit the beach? Beyond the excitement of the big car show, it's a relatively quiet weekend in Ocean City. If you're not that into motors, you may want to simply soak in the sunny atmosphere. Or you can head north to Delaware for the Lewes Garden Tour or check out comedian Bill Cosby's performance in Salisbury. Here's what's on tap this weekend in Ocean City and nearby: OC Car and Truck Show. All things automotive, including classic vehicles and trick trucks, make the OC Car and Truck Show one of the largest car shows on the East Coast.
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By Erik Maza, The Baltimore Sun | August 12, 2011
In Baltimore in recent months, Bill Cosby's name has been associated more with politics than with comedy, or even Jell-O. In December, he was the marquee attraction at a $4,000-a-plate dinner to benefit Baltimore mayoral candidate Otis Rolley. But this Saturday, Cosby will be back to covering more familiar ground in a performance at Pier Six Pavilion, his first local appearance since the political fundraiser. Reluctant to discuss his endorsement, the comedic actor said there won't be politics at the show.
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By Laura Vozzella, The Baltimore Sun | January 12, 2011
The funniest part of Bill Cosby 's appearance at a fundraiser for mayoral candidate Otis Rolley this week wasn't funny-ha-ha but funny-strange. Cosby held a 15-minute news conference with reporters from TV, newspapers and blogs in between a $4,000-a-head dinner and his stand-up show. In a brown sweater and trousers, Cosby greeted reporters with a jocular "OK?" Then came the first question, a perfectly polite, normal, opening softball that nonetheless annoyed The Cos. "I'm Melody Simmons with the Daily Record.
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