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By Meekah Hopkins | March 4, 2012
I've never been one for flowers. I don't want to smell like them, don't want to receive them, don't even want to take care of them. But leave it to Pazo in Harbor East to make me want to drink them. The Blue Velvet is the stylish restaurant's standout violet-infused cocktail. Crème de violette, a brandy liqueur made from the actual flower, is the sweet star of the show. "It's unlike anything you've ever had," said bartender Carmen Motto. She's right. Though the Blue Velvet consists of only three ingredients, its creamy blue tint and intoxicating, floral aroma is entirely unique.
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By Meekah Hopkins | March 4, 2012
I've never been one for flowers. I don't want to smell like them, don't want to receive them, don't even want to take care of them. But leave it to Pazo in Harbor East to make me want to drink them. The Blue Velvet is the stylish restaurant's standout violet-infused cocktail. Crème de violette, a brandy liqueur made from the actual flower, is the sweet star of the show. "It's unlike anything you've ever had," said bartender Carmen Motto. She's right. Though the Blue Velvet consists of only three ingredients, its creamy blue tint and intoxicating, floral aroma is entirely unique.
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April 21, 1993
* Bernie Wayne,Bernie Wayne, 74, the composer of "There She Is, Miss America," the beauty-contest theme song, died of heart failure Sunday at his home in Marine Del Rey, Calif., at age 74. He was a prolific composer who calculated in the mid-1960s that he had written about 1,000 songs, among them "Blue Velvet," "Laughing on the Outside, Crying on the Inside," "Patch of Blue" and "The Magic Touch." Two of his best-known pieces of music were not hit songs: the Miss America theme, first heard at the contest in 1955, and a commercial jingle, "Chock Full O'Nuts Is the Heavenly Coffee."
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By John Anderson and John Anderson,NEWSDAY | August 23, 2004
BEVERLY HILLS, Calif. - A stampede of shopping bags, lunch ladies attached to their handles, rustles into the garden restaurant, destroying intimacy, disrupting digestion, generating a frisson of high-end, highly caffeinated disorder. "They're all going to Athens," Laura Dern says, as the air-kissing Olympics commence, without benefit of a starter's gun. These are Dern's people - kinda, sorta. Born and raised in Los Angeles and the hotbed of Hollywood, she's seen it all. Joan Crawford at the swimming pool.
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By Los Angeles Times | February 1, 1991
Films going into production:''Charlie's Ear,'' being filmed in Houston, is described as "one day in the life of an ordinary guy who wakes up to a very bad day." Think "Blue Velvet " meets "The Twilight Zone." Director-screenwriter is Gary Chasen, and the stars are Austin Pendleton, Catherine Hyland, Tony Fields and Sebastian Massa.''Hit Man,'' being filmed in Pittsburgh, stars Forest Whitaker as a mob killing machine who vows to turn over a new leaf before his last hit. Roy London is the director.
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By John Anderson and John Anderson,NEWSDAY | August 23, 2004
BEVERLY HILLS, Calif. - A stampede of shopping bags, lunch ladies attached to their handles, rustles into the garden restaurant, destroying intimacy, disrupting digestion, generating a frisson of high-end, highly caffeinated disorder. "They're all going to Athens," Laura Dern says, as the air-kissing Olympics commence, without benefit of a starter's gun. These are Dern's people - kinda, sorta. Born and raised in Los Angeles and the hotbed of Hollywood, she's seen it all. Joan Crawford at the swimming pool.
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By Alexei Vinogradsky and Alexei Vinogradsky,Special to The Evening Sun | January 4, 1991
emigrated to the United States.IN THE LAST part of the 1970s and first part of 1980s, a wide stream of American movies rushed to the U.S.S.R., giving Soviet spectators an opportunity to learn in detail about American life.In that time, the VCR was uncommon thing in Soviet families and therefore many friends and acquaintances often gathered at the home of one who had a VCR to see the movies. Some video owners even made a business this way, charging people to see the movies. And because all tapes which came to the U.S.S.
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By Stephen Hunter and Stephen Hunter,Film Critic | August 29, 1993
As Mel Brooks might have said, It's good to be the movie critic.But it's even better to be the movie critic in the fall: You go from heaven to paradise. That's because control of the theaters is more or less recovered by the adult segment of the population, as the children are all back in school studying to get good jobs as electrical engineers or working hard to earn additional merit badges in the Scouts. Yes, indeed, there are a few "RoboCop III's" and "Striking Distances" on the docket, but there's also a film or two of some potential distinction, as, for example, new works by Scorsese, Merchant-Ivory and David Cronenberg.
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By Chris Kaltenbach | February 6, 2000
The next time you insist that the TV networks always play it safe, just remember these two words: "Twin Peaks." No one was quite sure what to make of Mark Frost and David Lynch's audaciously surreal take on love, murder and the supernatural in a small logging town, but they couldn't stop watching. "Twin Peaks" at its best is as good as director Lynch has ever been -- and that's saying something for the man who filmed "Eraserhead," "Blue Velvet" and "Wild at Heart." Curiously, part of that quality is because of the limitations TV censors put on Lynch, forcing him to be suggestive and understated where his movies went straight over the top (witness the disappointing big-screen prequel, "Twin Peaks: Fire Walk With Me")
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By Wesley Case, The Baltimore Sun | June 25, 2013
Maysa Leak had always heard music in her head. But when the 46-year-old soul singer from Gwynn Oak lost her mother to Leukemia last summer, the music stopped. For the first time she could ever recall, the artist simply known as Maysa heard nothing. "I couldn't even hear melodies," Maysa said recently. "It was so strange. " Normally, Maysa - a Morgan State alumna who got her start singing backup to Stevie Wonder and later became the featured singer of the jazz-fusion group Incognito - used music to get through tough patches.
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By Stephen Hunter and Stephen Hunter,Film Critic | August 29, 1993
As Mel Brooks might have said, It's good to be the movie critic.But it's even better to be the movie critic in the fall: You go from heaven to paradise. That's because control of the theaters is more or less recovered by the adult segment of the population, as the children are all back in school studying to get good jobs as electrical engineers or working hard to earn additional merit badges in the Scouts. Yes, indeed, there are a few "RoboCop III's" and "Striking Distances" on the docket, but there's also a film or two of some potential distinction, as, for example, new works by Scorsese, Merchant-Ivory and David Cronenberg.
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April 21, 1993
* Bernie Wayne,Bernie Wayne, 74, the composer of "There She Is, Miss America," the beauty-contest theme song, died of heart failure Sunday at his home in Marine Del Rey, Calif., at age 74. He was a prolific composer who calculated in the mid-1960s that he had written about 1,000 songs, among them "Blue Velvet," "Laughing on the Outside, Crying on the Inside," "Patch of Blue" and "The Magic Touch." Two of his best-known pieces of music were not hit songs: the Miss America theme, first heard at the contest in 1955, and a commercial jingle, "Chock Full O'Nuts Is the Heavenly Coffee."
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By Los Angeles Times | February 1, 1991
Films going into production:''Charlie's Ear,'' being filmed in Houston, is described as "one day in the life of an ordinary guy who wakes up to a very bad day." Think "Blue Velvet " meets "The Twilight Zone." Director-screenwriter is Gary Chasen, and the stars are Austin Pendleton, Catherine Hyland, Tony Fields and Sebastian Massa.''Hit Man,'' being filmed in Pittsburgh, stars Forest Whitaker as a mob killing machine who vows to turn over a new leaf before his last hit. Roy London is the director.
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By Alexei Vinogradsky and Alexei Vinogradsky,Special to The Evening Sun | January 4, 1991
emigrated to the United States.IN THE LAST part of the 1970s and first part of 1980s, a wide stream of American movies rushed to the U.S.S.R., giving Soviet spectators an opportunity to learn in detail about American life.In that time, the VCR was uncommon thing in Soviet families and therefore many friends and acquaintances often gathered at the home of one who had a VCR to see the movies. Some video owners even made a business this way, charging people to see the movies. And because all tapes which came to the U.S.S.
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By CHRIS KALTENBACH | November 18, 2008
With the voices of Ben Burtt, Elissa Knight. Directed by Andrew Stanton. Walt Disney Video. $29.95, Blu-ray $35.95 **** Few moviegoing experiences in recent memory are more sublime than the first half of Wall-E, an exercise in cinemagic from Pixar. This tale of an automated trash compactor, abandoned on a garbage-choked Earth with only a cockroach and a VHS tape of Hello Dolly! to keep him company, mixes childlike wonder with human frailty in a tale of love, loneliness and heroism that successfully plays to all audiences, ages 8 months to 80 years.
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August 5, 2007
NICK MADIGAN LIGHTS! CAMERA! ELVIS! COLLECTION / / Paramount Home Entertainment / $76.99 ....................... Elvis Presley didn't so much inhabit a character as amble through it. No matter the part, he resolutely portrayed the country kid who made good, his hair a slicked, unyielding coif, his gyrations and self-satisfied sneer irresistible to every woman who crossed his path. The formula is solidly evident in eight Presley movies set for release Tuesday on DVD to commemorate the 30th anniversary of his death: King Creole (1958)
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