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By John-John Williams IV | July 27, 2011
Like the fancy Ravens wings that model Haley Higgins wears on the cover of this week's b ? The look requires a little imagination, a lot of patience and a very willing participant. I've been in love with the haunting image of Natalie Portman in the “Black Swan” promos since I first saw them last year. When I heard that my editors wanted to use face paint, I knew I had to try to do this look. Luckily, I had a fantastic makeup artist in Leah Sarah Bassett, and a equally fantastic and willing model in Haley Higgins.
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By John-John Williams IV | July 27, 2011
Like the fancy Ravens wings that model Haley Higgins wears on the cover of this week's b ? The look requires a little imagination, a lot of patience and a very willing participant. I've been in love with the haunting image of Natalie Portman in the “Black Swan” promos since I first saw them last year. When I heard that my editors wanted to use face paint, I knew I had to try to do this look. Luckily, I had a fantastic makeup artist in Leah Sarah Bassett, and a equally fantastic and willing model in Haley Higgins.
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By Michael Sragow, The Baltimore Sun | February 24, 2011
Oscar-nominated director Darren Aronofsky often tells interviewers that "The Red Shoes" (1948) is the one film comparable to his own "Black Swan. " How modest of him! Aronofsky was right to say that the classic by British masters Michael Powell and Emeric Pressburger "captured the human drama and sacrifice" of the ballet world. He was wrong to consider his film in the same class — downright daffy to think that "The Red Shoes" expresses a "realistic point of view" any more than "Black Swan" does.
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By Jean Marbella, The Baltimore Sun | March 5, 2011
I'm with you, Huck. I couldn't agree more with Mike Huckabee, who dissed Natalie Portman last week. Portman, outrageously, won the best actress Oscar for her pinched-face, baby-voiced mewling as a tortured ballerina in "Black Swan. " A travesty! Especially when obviously the award should have gone to Jennifer Lawrence as a tough backwoods girl battling her extended meth-brewing clan to save her own family in "Winter's Bone. " What? What's that you say? Huckabee actually was slamming Portman not for her undeserved statuette but for the unwed actress' baby bump?
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By Mary Johnson and Mary Johnson,SPECIAL TO THE SUN | March 4, 1999
The Ballet Theatre of Annapolis will present a widely eclectic program of dance at Maryland Hall this week.BTA has described its spring production, which includes a variety of dance from classical to abstract contemporary, as "mixed repertoire."Two new works will have their premieres. "The Crown Jewel" choreographed by BTA's artistic director Edward Stewart in memory of his mother, Alice, who died last March, is a non-narrative tribute to the person who strongly supported Stewart's early interest in dance.
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By Jean Marbella, The Baltimore Sun | March 5, 2011
I'm with you, Huck. I couldn't agree more with Mike Huckabee, who dissed Natalie Portman last week. Portman, outrageously, won the best actress Oscar for her pinched-face, baby-voiced mewling as a tortured ballerina in "Black Swan. " A travesty! Especially when obviously the award should have gone to Jennifer Lawrence as a tough backwoods girl battling her extended meth-brewing clan to save her own family in "Winter's Bone. " What? What's that you say? Huckabee actually was slamming Portman not for her undeserved statuette but for the unwed actress' baby bump?
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By Jamie Smith Hopkins, The Baltimore Sun | December 12, 2010
Bit by bit, Michael Raphael's company is digitizing the real world. Direct Dimensions, the Owings Mills firm he founded, scans items, buildings and even people and turns the results into 3-D computerized models. It has trained its equipment on everything from the presidential limousine to submarines to the Lincoln Memorial. Clients have used these digital copies for projects ranging from building renovations to special effects for films. Seeing growth potential in one of its niches, Direct Dimensions is preparing to spin off a new firm — ShapeShot — that will focus specifically on scanning people's faces.
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By Mary Johnson and Mary Johnson,SPECIAL TO THE SUN | March 11, 1999
A ballet company that premieres two original works in one night and includes the "Black Swan Pas de Deux" of Tchaikovsky is offering an adventurous program as it is. Throw in Bizet's "Carmen" in the second half and it becomes an ambitious and exciting evening.But Ballet Theatre of Annapolis pulled it off last weekend at Maryland Hall for the Creative Arts in Annapolis.The new works were Anton Wilson's "Seep," an abstract piece based on Emily Dickinson's poem "Almost" and danced to the music of contemporary composer Phillip Glass, and Edward Stewart's traditional "The Crowned Jewel," a moving tribute to his late mother set to the music of French romantic composer Gabriel Pierne.
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February 26, 1993
Toy CaldwellMarshall Tucker BandSPARTANBURG, S.C. -- Toy T. Caldwell Jr., former lead guitar player and singer for the Marshall Tucker Band, died yesterday, and the cause was under investigation, a coroner said.Mr. Caldwell's body was found by his wife, Abbie Good Caldwell, at their home in Moore, about 80 miles northwest of Columbia, said Bill Doble, vice president of music for Cabin Fever Entertainment, for whom Mr. Caldwell recorded. Mr. Doble said Mr. Caldwell, 45, had been ill with influenza and bronchitis.
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By LAURA DEMANSKI and LAURA DEMANSKI,SPECIAL TO THE SUN | April 30, 2006
Black Swan Green David Mitchell Random House / 304 pages / $24.95 English novels named for places tend to emphasize not the particularity but the typicality of those places: See, for instance, George Eliot's Middlemarch and Elizabeth Gaskell's Cranford. David Mitchell's glorious fourth novel, Black Swan Green, observes this tradition and does it justice. The West Midlands village has an exotic-sounding name, like words torn from an imagist poem, but the place itself is anything but. It's small, dull, lacking swans of any color, and a brutal setting in which to lead the life of a sensitive, stammering schoolboy.
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By Michael Sragow, The Baltimore Sun | February 24, 2011
Oscar-nominated director Darren Aronofsky often tells interviewers that "The Red Shoes" (1948) is the one film comparable to his own "Black Swan. " How modest of him! Aronofsky was right to say that the classic by British masters Michael Powell and Emeric Pressburger "captured the human drama and sacrifice" of the ballet world. He was wrong to consider his film in the same class — downright daffy to think that "The Red Shoes" expresses a "realistic point of view" any more than "Black Swan" does.
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By Jamie Smith Hopkins, The Baltimore Sun | December 12, 2010
Bit by bit, Michael Raphael's company is digitizing the real world. Direct Dimensions, the Owings Mills firm he founded, scans items, buildings and even people and turns the results into 3-D computerized models. It has trained its equipment on everything from the presidential limousine to submarines to the Lincoln Memorial. Clients have used these digital copies for projects ranging from building renovations to special effects for films. Seeing growth potential in one of its niches, Direct Dimensions is preparing to spin off a new firm — ShapeShot — that will focus specifically on scanning people's faces.
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By Mary Johnson and Mary Johnson,SPECIAL TO THE SUN | March 11, 1999
A ballet company that premieres two original works in one night and includes the "Black Swan Pas de Deux" of Tchaikovsky is offering an adventurous program as it is. Throw in Bizet's "Carmen" in the second half and it becomes an ambitious and exciting evening.But Ballet Theatre of Annapolis pulled it off last weekend at Maryland Hall for the Creative Arts in Annapolis.The new works were Anton Wilson's "Seep," an abstract piece based on Emily Dickinson's poem "Almost" and danced to the music of contemporary composer Phillip Glass, and Edward Stewart's traditional "The Crowned Jewel," a moving tribute to his late mother set to the music of French romantic composer Gabriel Pierne.
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By Mary Johnson and Mary Johnson,SPECIAL TO THE SUN | March 4, 1999
The Ballet Theatre of Annapolis will present a widely eclectic program of dance at Maryland Hall this week.BTA has described its spring production, which includes a variety of dance from classical to abstract contemporary, as "mixed repertoire."Two new works will have their premieres. "The Crown Jewel" choreographed by BTA's artistic director Edward Stewart in memory of his mother, Alice, who died last March, is a non-narrative tribute to the person who strongly supported Stewart's early interest in dance.
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By J. Wynn Rousuck | October 11, 2001
`Cloudstreet' to open at Kennedy Center Cloudstreet, the epic Australian play based on Tim Winton's 1991 novel about two families sharing a house in Perth in the 1940s and 1950s, opens a three-day run at Washington's Kennedy Center tomorrow. A co-production by two of Australia's leading troupes, Company B Belvoir and Black Swan Theatre, Cloudstreet has toured Australia and Europe, and was named Best International Production at the Dublin Festival. Before Washington, it played a weeklong engagement at New York's Brooklyn Academy of Music, the show's only other appearance in the United States.
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By Robert A. Erlandson and Robert A. Erlandson,Staff Writer | April 21, 1993
When residents of the Charlestown Retirement Community saw the big black bird with the red bill swimming quietly among the wild ducks on their year-old pond, they could hardly believe their eyes.Some of the more enthusiastic bird-watchers among them had traveled Down Under to see Australian black swans in their native habitat, and here was one of the exotic creatures paddling in their back yard in Catonsville.The swan, nicknamed Charlestown Charlie though its sex is unknown, has no visible identification bands or markers, said Charlestown spokeswoman Elizabeth Malis.
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