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By J.D. Considine and J.D. Considine,Pop Music Critic | November 4, 1992
Back when Bon Jovi was first trying to get a toehold on the charts, part of the group's charm was its average-guys-from-Jersey attitude. This crew wasn't interested in life's larger issues; all they cared about was chasing girls, rocking out and having fun. And you could hear it in the music, which was loud, low-concept and catchy.But then they made it big, and suddenly, these guys from Jersey decided they were artistes with something serious to say. Just what that message might be wasn't so clear, but that hardly stopped them from assembling an album's worth of lyrical posturing and musical bombast.
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By Jordan Bartel and The Baltimore Sun | March 5, 2014
A little something for everyone here. March 1993 offered some, well, interesting variety. 10. 'Bed of Roses,' Bon Jovi As far as power ballads go this one's a tad creepy. Example lyric: "I wanna be just as close as your Holy Ghost is / And lay you down on a bed of roses. " All right then, Jon. 9. 'Don't Walk Away,' Jade Note to self: change outgoing cell phone voicemail message. 8. 'Mr. Wendal,' Arrested Development Your very friendly reminder that a song about homelessness burned up the charts in '93. 7. 'I Will Always Love You,' Whitney Houston Goosebumps.
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By Wesley Case, The Baltimore Sun | April 4, 2012
David Bryan has a message for Baltimore theatergoers: You won't be able to tell the difference between "Memphis" at the Hippodrome and its Broadway counterpart. The casts and stage have changed, but the 50-year-old playwright and Bon Jovi keyboardist ensures the quality will remain the same. "You don't have to go to Broadway to see the real show," Bryan said. "This is the real show. " Bryan should know, since he is the show's "quality-control guy. " He says he and co-writer Joe DiPietro were in charge of all of the auditions for the Baltimore production.
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By Wesley Case, The Baltimore Sun | April 4, 2012
David Bryan has a message for Baltimore theatergoers: You won't be able to tell the difference between "Memphis" at the Hippodrome and its Broadway counterpart. The casts and stage have changed, but the 50-year-old playwright and Bon Jovi keyboardist ensures the quality will remain the same. "You don't have to go to Broadway to see the real show," Bryan said. "This is the real show. " Bryan should know, since he is the show's "quality-control guy. " He says he and co-writer Joe DiPietro were in charge of all of the auditions for the Baltimore production.
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By J. D. Considine and J. D. Considine,Sun Pop Music Critic | August 4, 1995
International travel seems to agree with Bon Jovi's Richie Sambora. At the moment, he's in Amsterdam, having just flown in from Stockholm, and after three months on the road, he couldn't be happier.Why? Because Bon Jovi is huge overseas."It's bigger than we were during the 'Slippery When Wet' period," he says, proudly. "The stadiums are all sold out. You know, we played three nights at Wembley Stadium in London, 72,000 people a night. Sold out. There were only four other artists who have ever done that.
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By JUSTIN FENTON and JUSTIN FENTON,SUN REPORTER | December 26, 2005
Sitting in a cluttered auto shop in a sleepy southern Pennsylvania farm town, 45-year-old artist Robert Schroeder confesses that he's worried about groupies finding him. They want to give the mild-mannered automotive detailing artist their demo CDs. They want autographs. They want concert tickets. Don't ask him, he says - he's just the pinstriper for Bon Jovi. "The chicks flip out," says Schroeder, who took cars that he detailed for the band to a show in Churchville. "[The band] told me, there's gonna be groupies here that's going to try and steal the tags.
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May 20, 1999
Bruce Fairbairn, 49, a record producer who started as a musician and produced some of rock's most successful acts, including Aerosmith, AC/DC, Van Halen, Kiss and Bon Jovi, was found dead Monday in Vancouver, British Columbia, Canada. The cause of death was not immediately known.Pub Date: 5/20/99
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By J. D. Considine and J. D. Considine,Pop Music Critic | February 26, 1993
Jon Bon Jovi likes to think of himself as just an average guy from Jersey, with a fairly normal life and relatively average concerns. True, he has a job -- fronting the band Bon Jovi -- that DTC pays millions and puts him on stage in front of thousands every night, but he tries not to let that get in the way.He may be a rock star, but he does his best to avoid acting like one.So he finds it funny that his fans never quite believe it when they spot him,...
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January 10, 2008
Just announced Big Head Todd and the Monsters -- The 9:30 Club in Washington on Feb. 15. 800-955-5566 or tick ets.com.'70s Soul Jam -- featuring The Stylistics, Emotions, Heatwave and Bloodstone, Lyric Opera House on Feb. 29. 410-547-7328 or ticketmaster.com. Linkin Park -- 1st Mariner Arena on Feb. 19. 410-547-7328 or ticketmaster.com. Several Species -- Recher Theatre in Towson on March 14-15. 410-547-7328 or ticketmaster.com. Still available Johnny Winter -- Rams Head Tavern in Annapolis on Jan. 25-26.
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By Sam Sessa and Sam Sessa , sam.sessa@baltsun.com | December 10, 2009
In late October, alt-rockers Dashboard Confessional were gearing up for a new album release and a nationwide tour when one of the band members suffered an undisclosed emergency. The full-on Dashboard Confessional tour was postponed until next year. In the meantime, frontman Chris Carrabba and guitarist John Lefler set out on an acoustic tour, playing small clubs. On Sunday, they'll come to the Ottobar for a sold-out show. Carrabba said this tour is reminiscent of the band's early days, when Dashboard Confessional consisted of Carrabba, his acoustic guitar and a few songs.
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by b staff | @bthesite and b free daily | March 29, 2010
1. "Clash of the Titans": This movie has the potential to royally suck or really be kick-ass and awesome. I'm hoping it's the latter. Check it out in action-packed 3-D glory or good old fashioned 2-D on Friday. TIM WONG, B 2. Usher, Raymond v. Raymond : If this CD is anything like the 1979 movie "Kramer vs. Kramer," it will be a smash success. MATT VENSEL, B 3. April Fools Pants Off Dance Off: This item prompted me to visit the actual "Pants Off Dance Off" site and hear "Dan" say, "I've been known to teabag my friends when they're drunk."
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By Sam Sessa and Sam Sessa , sam.sessa@baltsun.com | December 10, 2009
In late October, alt-rockers Dashboard Confessional were gearing up for a new album release and a nationwide tour when one of the band members suffered an undisclosed emergency. The full-on Dashboard Confessional tour was postponed until next year. In the meantime, frontman Chris Carrabba and guitarist John Lefler set out on an acoustic tour, playing small clubs. On Sunday, they'll come to the Ottobar for a sold-out show. Carrabba said this tour is reminiscent of the band's early days, when Dashboard Confessional consisted of Carrabba, his acoustic guitar and a few songs.
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By Sam Sessa | sam.sessa@baltsun.com | December 10, 2009
In late October, alt-rockers Dashboard Confessional were gearing up for a new album release and a nationwide tour when one of the band members suffered an undisclosed emergency. The full-on Dashboard Confessional tour was postponed until next year. In the meantime, frontman Chris Carrabba and guitarist John Lefler set out on an acoustic tour, playing small clubs. On Sunday, they'll come to the Ottobar for a sold-out show. Carrabba said this tour is reminiscent of the band's early days, when Dashboard Confessional consisted of Carrabba, his acoustic guitar and a few songs.
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By Richard Gorelick Special to The Baltimore Sun | September 25, 2008
Cool beer on a sunny deck at a bend in the river. Nabbs Creek Cafe has a sweet situation on a little pinkie jutting into the Patapsco. There's actually a series of decks descending from the back of the chalet-style restaurant, a rundown but still-handsome structure built snugly into the hillside. On the deck closest to the creek, a busy boat-filled marina to their backs, an energetic cover band was playing a sweaty set on a late summer evening. And if you were anywhere in the tri-county area on a recent Saturday night, and kept thinking you heard a woman shouting across the water, "Bon Jovi!
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February 21, 2008
Just announced Seether & Flyleaf -- Pier Six Pavilion on May 9. Also, the "Volunteer Jam," featuring Charlie Daniels Band, .38 Special and Shooter Jennings is there July 19, and Hootie & the Blowfish plays there Aug. 12. Tickets for all shows go on sale at noon Saturday. 410-547-7328 or ticketmaster.com. Ryan Shaw -- Rams Head Tavern in Annapolis on March 8. 410-268-4545 or ramsheadtavern.com. Brad Paisley -- Nissan Pavilion in Bristow, Va., on July 12. 410-547-7328 or ticketmaster.com.
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By [Nielsen Media Research, Exhibitor Relations Co. and Billboard magazine] | July 5, 2007
TELEVISION 1.America's Got Talent, NBC 2.CSI: Crime Scene Investigation, CBS 3.So You Think You Can Dance (Wednesday), Fox 4. So You Think You Can Dance (Thursday), Fox 5.Are You Smarter Than a Fifth Grader, Fox FILMS 1.Ratatouille, Disney 2.Live Free or Die Hard, Fox 3.Evan Almighty, Universal 4.1408, Dimension 5.Fantastic Four: Rise of the Silver Surfer, Fox SINGLES 1.Umbrella, Rihanna featuring Jay-Z 2.Party Like a Rockstar, Shop Boyz 3.Big Girls Don't Cry, Fergie 4.Hey There Delilah, Plain White T's 5.Buy U a Drank (Shawty Snappin')
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By Sam Sessa | sam.sessa@baltsun.com | December 10, 2009
In late October, alt-rockers Dashboard Confessional were gearing up for a new album release and a nationwide tour when one of the band members suffered an undisclosed emergency. The full-on Dashboard Confessional tour was postponed until next year. In the meantime, frontman Chris Carrabba and guitarist John Lefler set out on an acoustic tour, playing small clubs. On Sunday, they'll come to the Ottobar for a sold-out show. Carrabba said this tour is reminiscent of the band's early days, when Dashboard Confessional consisted of Carrabba, his acoustic guitar and a few songs.
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By CHRIS KRIDLER and CHRIS KRIDLER,SUN STAFF | September 29, 1995
"Moonlight and Valentino" -- it sounds like a dreamy romance, but be assured, it isn't. A drama? Well, it tries. A comedy? Occasionally. The commercials try to sell it as a romantic comedy, but mostly, "Moonlight and Valentino" features good actresses trying their best to lend some realistic emotion to a contrived drama.Elizabeth Perkins stars as a poetry professor who is suddenly widowed when her husband is struck by a car while he's jogging. Her acting is moving as she is overcome by grief, but it's not moving enough.
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By Jeff Zrebiec | February 24, 2007
Outfielder Val Majewski, the Orioles' third-round selection out of Rutgers University in the 2002 draft, got a standing ovation from the crowd at Camden Yards when he made his major league debut Aug. 20, 2004, against the Toronto Blue Jays. But he missed the entire 2005 season after having shoulder surgery and he struggled last year with injuries and inconsistency. The 25-year-old left-handed hitter, who also can play first base, batted .260 at Triple-A Ottawa with four home runs and 39 RBIs.
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