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By Mary Carole McCauley The Baltimore Sun | July 10, 2014
It's just one of about 100 costumes that band leader Kenley Shortmus John of Baltimore makes from scratch each year, when his designs will be showcased in the annual Baltimore/Washington One Caribbean Carnival, held this weekend. "My costumes symbolize the beauty of life in the tropics," says John, the founder and leader of Caribbean Tropical Expressions, one of 15 bands that will participate in the parade that is the festival's centerpiece. "My costumes are an expression of ... our cultural heritage.
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By Mary Carole McCauley The Baltimore Sun | July 10, 2014
It's just one of about 100 costumes that band leader Kenley Shortmus John of Baltimore makes from scratch each year, when his designs will be showcased in the annual Baltimore/Washington One Caribbean Carnival, held this weekend. "My costumes symbolize the beauty of life in the tropics," says John, the founder and leader of Caribbean Tropical Expressions, one of 15 bands that will participate in the parade that is the festival's centerpiece. "My costumes are an expression of ... our cultural heritage.
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By Sandra Crockett and Sandra Crockett,SUN STAFF | September 4, 1997
Talk about a jamming weekend! mtm tyh ffghAFRAM '97 Baltimore will be rocking this weekend with the sounds of contemporary jazz artists Pieces of a Dream, Baltimore-born singers Harmony, the local Sankofa Dance Theater and jazz artist Kim Waters.And, the Baltimore Caribbean Carnival is happening the same weekend. No need to be in a dilemma -- you can always check out both.AFRAMFor the fourth year in a row, the AFRAM festival will be held at Oriole Park at Camden Yards. AFRAM begins each day at noon on Sept.
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By Erik Maza and The Baltimore Sun | July 7, 2011
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By Karlayne Parker and Karlayne Parker,Unisun editor | August 5, 2007
Summer is a great time to enjoy the food, music and culture of Baltimore. And in recent months, going to the African-American Heritage Festival and the annual Baltimore Caribbean Carnival were two ways to take in all three. Last month, throngs of people in 90-degree heat and high humidity attended the festival at Oriole Park at Camden Yards. There were plenty of things to do, including shopping for the latest in clothing, art and trinkets on the weekend of July 6-8. Activities were geared to all ages: rides, step shows, children's entertainment, dancing and storytelling.
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By Ariane Szu-tu | July 10, 2008
Caribbean Carnival The lowdown: Caribbean cultures collide at Druid Hill Park, with fire dancing, singers and traditional cuisine. Attend the Clash of the DJs Competition tomorrow or listen to performers from the West Indies, Africa and Baltimore on Saturday and Sunday. : If you go: Clash of the DJs takes place 5 p.m.-9 p.m. tomorrow. Other performances are from noon-9 p.m. Saturday and Sunday. The park is at 2600 Madison Ave. Admission is free tomorrowand $5 on other days. Call 410-396-6106 or go to bmorecarnival.
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By JUSTIN FENTON and JUSTIN FENTON,SUN REPORTER | July 16, 2006
Grooving behind a truck whose monster speakers blasted out a brain-thumping bass beat, a band of Caribbean-born revelers wearing camouflage and nurses' outfits flung baby powder and water into the air. Behind them, dozens of people caked in reddish-brown mud climbed into the back of a rented U-Haul and slathered on more. For many, yesterday's two-mile parade was the highlight of the three-day Caribbean Carnival Festival, which concludes its 25th year today in Druid Hill Park with live entertainment and spicy cuisine.
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July 10, 2006
The week ahead TODAY CONCERT IN PARK -- Baltimore's Big Band will present a free outdoor concert from 6:30 p.m. to 8 p.m. at Carroll Park on Washington Boulevard. The performance is one in a series of concerts scheduled this month at various locations by the Baltimore Department of Recreation and Parks. TOMORROW BALTIMORE COUNTY SCHOOLS -- The Baltimore County school board will meet at 7:30 p.m. to hear reports on a new math, science and technology program for Chesapeake High School and on a plan to limit enrollment at Chapel Hill Elementary.
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By From staff reports | September 2, 1998
A 26-year-old Baltimore County man was shot and killed Monday night while driving a VMW Express Delivery van in the 600 block of N. Streeper St. in Southeast Baltimore, police said.Jerry Byrd of the first block of Dundas Court was shot in the torso about 7 p.m. after an argument with his former girlfriend, they said. He was pronounced dead a short time later at Johns Hopkins Hospital.Jerome Griffin, 23, of the first block of Luzerne Ave., a friend of Byrd's former girlfriend, was arrested about two hours later in the 600 block of N. Milton Ave. He was charged with first-degree murder and handgun-related offenses and was being held without bail at the city Detention Center yesterday.
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By Marilyn McCraven and Marilyn McCraven,SUN STAFF | September 7, 1997
A 10-foot sun goddess bobs and weaves down Park Heights Avenue. Her purple and green plumage competes with her gold lame body for attention.Behind her is a small army of "masqueraders" clad in uniforms of yellow spandex, helmets, shields and spears. They're dancing to an infectious calypso beat. Arms painted with gold glitter wave in the air, and hips shake.Just when it seems the music can't get any louder, a 16-wheel flatbed truck equipped with a disc jockey and high-wattage speakers rolls by. Is that thumping in your chest or just the bass from the soca music blasting?
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By Lorraine Mirabella, The Baltimore Sun | July 10, 2010
Salome Semper stood in the drizzle on McCulloh Street outside Druid Hill Park with a smattering of parade spectators, listening to the sounds of steel drum bands playing in the distance. They could hear something like a parade way off toward Druid Park Drive, but still there was no sign of the costumed marchers or floats. Many had waited at least two hours amid spurts of heavy rain for the parade to wend its way from Park Heights to Druid Hill to kick off Baltimore's annual Caribbean Carnival Festival, in its 29th year this weekend.
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By Ariane Szu-tu | July 10, 2008
Caribbean Carnival The lowdown: Caribbean cultures collide at Druid Hill Park, with fire dancing, singers and traditional cuisine. Attend the Clash of the DJs Competition tomorrow or listen to performers from the West Indies, Africa and Baltimore on Saturday and Sunday. : If you go: Clash of the DJs takes place 5 p.m.-9 p.m. tomorrow. Other performances are from noon-9 p.m. Saturday and Sunday. The park is at 2600 Madison Ave. Admission is free tomorrowand $5 on other days. Call 410-396-6106 or go to bmorecarnival.
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By Karlayne Parker and Karlayne Parker,Unisun editor | August 5, 2007
Summer is a great time to enjoy the food, music and culture of Baltimore. And in recent months, going to the African-American Heritage Festival and the annual Baltimore Caribbean Carnival were two ways to take in all three. Last month, throngs of people in 90-degree heat and high humidity attended the festival at Oriole Park at Camden Yards. There were plenty of things to do, including shopping for the latest in clothing, art and trinkets on the weekend of July 6-8. Activities were geared to all ages: rides, step shows, children's entertainment, dancing and storytelling.
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July 13, 2007
INSIDE TODAY WHAT THEY'RE SAYING TODAY'S SUN COLUMNISTS Give me a ... city cheer A new campaign to coax ordinary, camera-shy Baltimoreans into making video tributes to their city has found a taker: a retired Ravens cheerleader. Maryland baltimoresun.com/vozzella Season first, search later The Orioles should let interim manager Dave Trembley finish the season, and then they can begin their search in earnest for the man they want to take over in the dugout. Sports baltimoresun.com/maese OTHER VOICES Ray Frager on sports media -- Sports Jean Marbella on new archbishop -- Maryland 5 THINGS TO DO TODAY "Talk to Me" -- This fact-based story of broadcast personality Petey Greene (Don Cheadle)
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By JUSTIN FENTON and JUSTIN FENTON,SUN REPORTER | July 16, 2006
Grooving behind a truck whose monster speakers blasted out a brain-thumping bass beat, a band of Caribbean-born revelers wearing camouflage and nurses' outfits flung baby powder and water into the air. Behind them, dozens of people caked in reddish-brown mud climbed into the back of a rented U-Haul and slathered on more. For many, yesterday's two-mile parade was the highlight of the three-day Caribbean Carnival Festival, which concludes its 25th year today in Druid Hill Park with live entertainment and spicy cuisine.
NEWS
July 10, 2006
The week ahead TODAY CONCERT IN PARK -- Baltimore's Big Band will present a free outdoor concert from 6:30 p.m. to 8 p.m. at Carroll Park on Washington Boulevard. The performance is one in a series of concerts scheduled this month at various locations by the Baltimore Department of Recreation and Parks. TOMORROW BALTIMORE COUNTY SCHOOLS -- The Baltimore County school board will meet at 7:30 p.m. to hear reports on a new math, science and technology program for Chesapeake High School and on a plan to limit enrollment at Chapel Hill Elementary.
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July 18, 2002
By George, he's funny George Wallace is coming to town. No, not George Wallace the Deep South politician. He left this world a few years back, remember? The George Wallace who rolls into Baltimore tomorrow is a standout stand-up comedian. The 1995 winner of the American Comedy Award for Best Stand-up Comedian, Wallace has been called (by peers) "the guy who can roll over the room if it's dead." Can't get much funnier than that. Catch him at the Improv, 6 Market Place, tomorrow at 8:30 p.m. and 10:30 p.m., Saturday at 7 p.m. and 9 p.m. and Sunday at 7 p.m. Tickets are $25. Call 410-727-8500.
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By Special to the Sun | June 20, 1999
A Caribbean Carnival; A MEMORABLE PLACEThe summer I turned 50, my wife, Noreen, and son, Colin, and I took a weeklong sail on Windjammer Barefoot Cruise's four-masted schooner Polynesia. The Caribbean trade winds blew our ship toward Anguilla, St. Kitts and St. Barts. They blew me spiritually off course and away from my profession, the valuing of material things and the bustle of suburbia. The next summer I couldn't wait to go back. The three of us signed on for a week before the mast. This voyage was to be on Windjammer's 197-foot Yankee Clipper, which sails from St. George's harbor in Grenada.
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By Melissa Harris and Melissa Harris,SUN STAFF | July 18, 2005
Sandra Gangadeen of Baltimore covered her signature doubles - two fried, eggy pancakes filled with chickpeas, mango chutney and masala - in wax paper, grabbed the two ends and swung them around like a jump rope. She handed the only-from-Trinidad doubles (pronounced do-blays) to sisters Susan and Suzette Patterson of Baltimore, who have sought out Gangadeen's food stand at the city's Caribbean-American Carnival in Druid Hill Park every year for five years. The three-day festival ended yesterday.
ENTERTAINMENT
July 18, 2002
By George, he's funny George Wallace is coming to town. No, not George Wallace the Deep South politician. He left this world a few years back, remember? The George Wallace who rolls into Baltimore tomorrow is a standout stand-up comedian. The 1995 winner of the American Comedy Award for Best Stand-up Comedian, Wallace has been called (by peers) "the guy who can roll over the room if it's dead." Can't get much funnier than that. Catch him at the Improv, 6 Market Place, tomorrow at 8:30 p.m. and 10:30 p.m., Saturday at 7 p.m. and 9 p.m. and Sunday at 7 p.m. Tickets are $25. Call 410-727-8500.
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