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By J. Wynn Rousuck | January 31, 2002
Wilson's `Ma Rainey' at Arena Players Ma Rainey's Black Bottom - the 1920s installment of August Wilson's decade-by-decade chronicle of the African-American experience in the 20th century - opens tomorrow at Arena Players. Wilson's first Broadway play is set in a 1927 Chicago recording studio where the famed blues singer fights to win the respect of the white recording industry, for which she is already a major moneymaker. Wynonia Rhock heads a cast that features Jonathan Claiborne, O'Bryant Kenner, Archie Williams Jr. and Sean Yoes, under the direction of Amini Johari-Courts.
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By Tim Smith, The Baltimore Sun | April 16, 2010
There might come a time when "Ma Rainey's Black Bottom," August Wilson's searing look at race and culture in 1920s Chicago, will seem to be a curious relic without contemporary relevance. Don't count on it. Center Stage's trenchant new production of the 1984 play happened to open during a week when fallout was still floating from recent pronouncements by two Southern governors: one in Virginia who didn't mention slavery when proclaiming "Confederate History Month" because he was focusing on the "most significant" issues for his state; and one in Mississippi who said that the resultant controversy surrounding his Virginian colleague was a case of "trying to make a big deal out of something [that]
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By Winifred Walsh and Winifred Walsh,Evening Sun Staff | October 4, 1990
TWO OPPOSING generations of black musicians struggling to make it in a white racist society and the trashing of one man's personal dignity form the crux of "Ma Rainey's Black Bottom," playwright August Wilson's first of five works chronicling the wretchedness and rich humor of the black experience in America.A well-staged but slow-paced version of the play opened last night in the downstairs theater at Center Stage, newly named The Pearlstone Theater."Ma Rainey" debuted on Broadway in 1984 and was awarded the New York Critics' Circle Award.
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By Lorraine Mirabella and Lorraine Mirabella,SUN STAFF | October 28, 2004
Power-tool maker Black & Decker Corp. said profit jumped 51 percent in the third quarter, led by double-digit sales growth in its DeWalt line of professional products. Net earnings rose to $112.5 million, or $1.37 per share, in the quarter that ended Sept. 26, from $74.4 million, or 95 cents per share, in the third quarter a year earlier, the company said yesterday. Excluding discontinued operations, the company had quarterly earnings of $111.3 million, or $1.35 per share, compared with $73.2 million, or 94 cents per share, a year earlier.
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By Tim Smith, The Baltimore Sun | April 16, 2010
There might come a time when "Ma Rainey's Black Bottom," August Wilson's searing look at race and culture in 1920s Chicago, will seem to be a curious relic without contemporary relevance. Don't count on it. Center Stage's trenchant new production of the 1984 play happened to open during a week when fallout was still floating from recent pronouncements by two Southern governors: one in Virginia who didn't mention slavery when proclaiming "Confederate History Month" because he was focusing on the "most significant" issues for his state; and one in Mississippi who said that the resultant controversy surrounding his Virginian colleague was a case of "trying to make a big deal out of something [that]
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By Lorraine Mirabella and Lorraine Mirabella,SUN STAFF | October 28, 2004
Power-tool maker Black & Decker Corp. said profit jumped 51 percent in the third quarter, led by double-digit sales growth in its DeWalt line of professional products. Net earnings rose to $112.5 million, or $1.37 per share, in the quarter that ended Sept. 26, from $74.4 million, or 95 cents per share, in the third quarter a year earlier, the company said yesterday. Excluding discontinued operations, the company had quarterly earnings of $111.3 million, or $1.35 per share, compared with $73.2 million, or 94 cents per share, a year earlier.
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By KAREN REMESCH | October 11, 2001
Dundalk Community Theatre. The Women. All roles open. Needed are 20-30 women, ages of 18-65, and one girl. 1 p.m.-3 p.m. Saturday-Sunday, 7 p.m.-9 p.m. Tuesday, callbacks Wednesday at the theater, Community College of Baltimore County Dundalk campus, 7200 Sollers Point Road. Show dates are Feb. 22-March 3. Call 410-285-9667. Audrey Herman Spotlighters Theatre. To Kill A Mockingbird. 7 p.m.-10 p.m. Monday-Tuesday at the theater, 817 St. Paul St. Cold reading from the script; for details, visit www.spotlighters.
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By Winifred Walsh | June 1, 1991
WERNIG COUNTRY MEATS6301 York Road. Hours: 9 a.m. to 7 p.m. Tuesdays to Saturdays; 9 a.m. to 5 p.m. Sundays. Closed Mondays. Call 435-7036.This family-owned business run by Pat and Bill Wernig has moved recently from the Belvedere Square shopping center to a new and larger location on York Road. The Wernigs specialize in grain-fed beef and poultry raised on their farm in Harford County. The store carries a complete deli line as well as very good homemade soups and cakes.One of Wernig's best items is a whole barbecued chicken roasted on the premises ($2.69 a pound)
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June 16, 1998
Nissim Aloni,72, an author and playwright hailed for his keen observation of Israeli foibles, died Saturday in Tel Aviv after suffering a stroke.Dr. Catherine F. Bontke,42, an international authority in the treatment of people with brain injury, died Thursday in Hartford, Conn., after suffering a cerebral hemorrhage.Joe Dixon,81, a jazz musician who played with some of the genre's greatest bands during his 50-year career, died May 28 in Oceanside, N.Y. In 1936, he joined the Tommy Dorsey Orchestra.
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By J. Wynn Rousuck | October 5, 1990
With the noblest intentions, director L. Kenneth Richardson has added an African-style dancer to the cast of August Wilson's "Ma Rainey's Black Bottom," the season opener at Center Stage.Choreographed by Kathleen Sumler, Kevin Clopton appears in tribal makeup, and, without speaking, interprets various parts of the script in dance.Apparently, Mr. Richardson is attempting to accentuate the mystical African elements that figure prominently in Mr. Wilson's more recent plays, particularly "Joe Turner's Come and Gone" and "The Piano Lesson."
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By J. Wynn Rousuck | January 31, 2002
Wilson's `Ma Rainey' at Arena Players Ma Rainey's Black Bottom - the 1920s installment of August Wilson's decade-by-decade chronicle of the African-American experience in the 20th century - opens tomorrow at Arena Players. Wilson's first Broadway play is set in a 1927 Chicago recording studio where the famed blues singer fights to win the respect of the white recording industry, for which she is already a major moneymaker. Wynonia Rhock heads a cast that features Jonathan Claiborne, O'Bryant Kenner, Archie Williams Jr. and Sean Yoes, under the direction of Amini Johari-Courts.
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By Winifred Walsh and Winifred Walsh,Evening Sun Staff | October 4, 1990
TWO OPPOSING generations of black musicians struggling to make it in a white racist society and the trashing of one man's personal dignity form the crux of "Ma Rainey's Black Bottom," playwright August Wilson's first of five works chronicling the wretchedness and rich humor of the black experience in America.A well-staged but slow-paced version of the play opened last night in the downstairs theater at Center Stage, newly named The Pearlstone Theater."Ma Rainey" debuted on Broadway in 1984 and was awarded the New York Critics' Circle Award.
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By Winifred Walsh | September 14, 1991
SASCHA'S SILVER SAC 527 N. Lovegrove St. Hours: 8:30 a.m. to 5 p.m. Mondays to Fridays. Phone: 539-6103. Call before 10 a.m. for same-day luncheon delivery and by noon for same-day dinner delivery. Saturday catering is also available. Although Sascha's no longer has walk-in carryout service, the gourmet food store is now specializing in an interesting concept: "Silver Sac" delivery. Orders are placed by phone only, and fixed prices include delivery to the general downtown area.The attractive Silver Sac luncheon offers a novel and tasty alternative to the standard brown-bag lunch.
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By Lou Cedrone | September 13, 1990
Live theater will offer some exciting things in the Baltimore-Washington area during the upcoming months. Here are some titles and dates to watch for:* "Ma Rainey's Black Bottom," written by August Wilson, author of "The Piano Lesson," is one of a series of plays dramatizing the life of black Americans. It opens Sept. 28 at Center Stage.* "Tru" opens the Morris A. Mechanic season. Robert Morse is the star of this one-man show in which he plays Truman Capote reacting to the reaction of some of the close "friends" he wrote about in less than flattering prose.
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