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January 20, 2012
Maybe the 106 year-old carousel that Richard Knight struggles to keep in place in the Inner Harbor ("City orders historic carousel removed from the Inner Harbor," Jan. 19) is just in the wrong place. Yet again, the city - hand-in-glove as usual with Baltimore Development Corporation and big business - has proved unimaginative and insensitive. Mayor Stephanie Rawlings-Blakeis just coming off the failure of her own "merry-go-round" - the costly, wasteful, poorly-run, appallingly destructive Baltimore Grand Prix - and now her minions can't find a way to assist and promote a beautiful antique carousel?
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By Natalie Sherman, The Baltimore Sun | July 11, 2014
It's a small property tied to the fate of a much bigger one. The Inner Harbor merry-go-round, which has struggled for years, sits next to Rash Field, a roughly 7-acre expanse of volleyball pits and muddy field ringed by gray concrete, that city and civic leaders have long dreamed of turning into a bigger, better attraction. The basic plan for the field - to build an underground parking garage and place a park on top - was proposed by a team hired by the city in 1994. It has reappeared in similar guises at least four times since, racking up hundreds of thousands dollars in planning fees, before retreating each time for lack of funding and support.
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By Peter Hermann, The Baltimore Sun | January 18, 2012
The Inner Harbor's carousel, which has delighted children for three decades and drawn attention as an historic artifact, has been ordered to move by the end of March, a victim of sagging sales and unpaid bills. But the man who brought the 106-year old Herschel Spillman amusement ride and its hand-carved wooden animals to the harbor is vowing to fight back, hoping donations and outrage will help overturn the city's decision to terminate his contract. "They'll have to drag me out kicking and screaming," owner Richard H. Knight said Wednesday outside the carousel, which was closed for winter.
SPORTS
By Jeff Barker and The Baltimore Sun | April 12, 2013
It happens after every college basketball season -- head coaches get dismissed, new ones get hired. Those on the hot seat feel angst. Assistant coaches are quietly hopeful that their time to lead a program has arrived. The players in this this year's drama include Maryland assistant Scott Spinelli. He's among those being linked -- with good reason -- to the Florida International job left vacant when Richard Pitino left for Minnesota earlier this month. Also in the mix, according to published reports, is Florida assistant John Pelphrey.
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By Donna E. Boller and Donna E. Boller,Sun Staff Writer | May 30, 1995
Vandals stole the head of a zebra from Richard Knight's Inner Harbor carousel Sunday night, the owner reported yesterday."This is just senseless," Mr. Knight said after he discovered that someone had mutilated the zebra, one of four originals on the 83-year-old carousel.He is offering a $1,000 reward for the return of the animal's head and the arrest and conviction of the people responsible.He said he closed the carousel at 7 p.m. Sunday, five hours earlier than usual, and found the damage when he returned yesterday.
FEATURES
By J. Wynn Rousuck and J. Wynn Rousuck,SUN THEATER CRITIC | July 24, 1997
In its 1994 Tony Award-winning revival, Britain's Royal National Theatre unearthed a deeper, darker dimension in Rodgers and Hammerstein's classic "Carousel."You won't find that darker sensibility in Cockpit in Court's rendition, but you will find strong performances, dramatically and especially vocally.Beginning with the opening image of a revolving carousel and continuing with the sideshow acts that are announced during the overture, director Braxton Peters sticks to a more traditionally bright approach.
NEWS
By Geri Hastings and Geri Hastings,SPECIAL TO THE SUN | March 19, 1998
TONIGHT, tomorrow and Saturday at 7: 30 p.m., the River Hill High School drama department will present the Rodgers and Hammerstein musical "Carousel."Featuring such tunes as "You'll Never Walk Alone" and "June Is Bustin' Out All Over," "Carousel" is set in a seacoast town in Maine during the 19th century.The production is a collaborative effort of students and faculty.Senior Aaron Jackson plays Billy Bigelow, the carousel barker, and junior Stephanie Waters plays Julie Jordan, Billy's romantic interest.
ENTERTAINMENT
By SAM SESSA | January 31, 2008
Hometown -- Frederick Current members --Caitlin Nethery, rhythm guitar, vocals; Zachary Anselmo, lead guitar, vocals; Patrick Fulford, drums; Courtney Cromartie, keyboards; John Cromartie, bass Founded in --2006 Style --garage rock Influenced by --the Shins, Eisley, Pedro the Lion, Elliott Smith Notable --All of the songs for a future full-length album are written. Now, the band just has to work on the arrangements and presentation, Nethery said. They hope to get started by the end of the year.
NEWS
By Lisa Respers and Lisa Respers,Contributing Writer | April 30, 1993
Take a ride on a "Carousel."The North Carroll High School drama club will present Rodgers and Hammerstein's "Carousel" as its annual spring musical at 7 p.m. Thursday and 8 p.m. Friday and Saturday.For $3 each, audience members will be treated to the touching story of "diamond-in-the-rough" Billy and his wife, Julie."It's a really heartbreaking story," said North Carroll's drama teacher and the play's director, Roberta Rooney. "It has beautiful music.""It's a classic," said Becca Raub, who plays Julie.
SPORTS
By Dale Austin and Dale Austin,Sun Staff Corespondent | December 2, 1990
LAUREL -- Buy the Firm boosted her career bankroll to $440,178 with a three-quarter-length victory in the $75,000 Carousel Handicap at Laurel Race Course yesterday.The daughter of Affirmed has earned virtually all of the money against fillies and mares. However, owner Thomas Mara said that if she recovers well from the Carousel, he and trainer Carlos Martin are considering another race, possibly the $100,000 Gallant Fox next weekend at Aqueduct, where she would have to run 1 5/8 miles against males.
NEWS
By Luke Broadwater, The Baltimore Sun | January 3, 2013
Nearly a year after the Inner Harbor's historic carousel was ordered to move over unpaid bills, the city has struck a deal with a new merry-go-round operator. Charm City Carousel Entertainment LLC, of Stevensville, will bring a new carousel to the city's downtown waterfront in the spring, Mayor Stephanie Rawlings-Blake said Thursday. "Baltimore's Inner Harbor draws families from all over the country and the world to experience everything our unique waterfront has to offer," the mayor said in a statement.
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By Jamie Smith Hopkins, The Baltimore Sun | June 1, 2012
A new merry-go-round - possibly with Maryland-themed figures such as a blue crab and Baltimore oriole - could be brought in to replace the antique carousel that for a generation entertained children visiting Baltimore's Inner Harbor but was ordered out this year. Baltimore Development Corp.said Friday that it has received two responses to its request for family-friendly proposals at the site, between the Maryland Science Center and Rash Field.M.J. "Jay" Brodie, president of the BDC, said his agency did not specify that it should be a carousel, but both companies proposed one. "It's an attractive proposition to have a new carousel there," said Brodie, who hopes to have it running next spring.
NEWS
January 20, 2012
Maybe the 106 year-old carousel that Richard Knight struggles to keep in place in the Inner Harbor ("City orders historic carousel removed from the Inner Harbor," Jan. 19) is just in the wrong place. Yet again, the city - hand-in-glove as usual with Baltimore Development Corporation and big business - has proved unimaginative and insensitive. Mayor Stephanie Rawlings-Blakeis just coming off the failure of her own "merry-go-round" - the costly, wasteful, poorly-run, appallingly destructive Baltimore Grand Prix - and now her minions can't find a way to assist and promote a beautiful antique carousel?
NEWS
By Peter Hermann, The Baltimore Sun | January 18, 2012
The Inner Harbor's carousel, which has delighted children for three decades and drawn attention as an historic artifact, has been ordered to move by the end of March, a victim of sagging sales and unpaid bills. But the man who brought the 106-year old Herschel Spillman amusement ride and its hand-carved wooden animals to the harbor is vowing to fight back, hoping donations and outrage will help overturn the city's decision to terminate his contract. "They'll have to drag me out kicking and screaming," owner Richard H. Knight said Wednesday outside the carousel, which was closed for winter.
ENTERTAINMENT
By Marissa Gallo | October 12, 2011
What's better than one Kardashian sister? Three of them. And what's better than one screwed-up famous family? Two! Kim, Kourtney and Khloe Kardashian made let the girls model their new clothing line - on a carousel, no less - and La Toya Jackson made sure everyone knew who her brother was and that he was about "love and expression" when they did a photo shoot embodying Michael through the ages. There was an abundance of awkward moments, giant egos and a huge "Top Model" shocker at the end. Intrigued?
NEWS
By Jonathan Pitts, The Baltimore Sun | June 27, 2010
He arrives early one steamy morning, an hour or so before opening his domain to the public, and kicks open two big doors to start ventilating the place. Max Hurley wears a name tag that reads "Carousel Technician." A silver-haired Washingtonian, he figures he's the only man in the region with that job title, and as he ramps up his daily routine — the same one he has practiced since 1978 — you don't doubt it. Who else possesses his oddball blend of skills? Hurley, 63, runs the Dentzel Carousel at Bethesda's Glen Echo Park, the historic, 15-ton merry-go-round with 52 hand-carved riding animals that turns 90 years old this summer.
SPORTS
By Ross Peddicord and Ross Peddicord,Sun Staff Writer | December 3, 1994
Trainer Ron Cartwright goes for his sixth Maryland stakes win of the year today, running Miss Slewpy in the $75,000 Carousel Stakes nine days after the 3-year-old filly scored her first added-money victory in the Anne Arundel Handicap.The Carousel Stakes is too good a race to pass up, a Grade III event with a large purse that has drawn only a six-horse field, even if it means Miss Slewpy will face older and more experienced opposition for the first time after only a short rest."There really is nothing else for her to run in right now and I don't think it will hurt her," Cartwright said.
BUSINESS
By Edward Gunts and Edward Gunts,ed.gunts@baltsun.com | October 21, 2009
Baltimore's vintage Inner Harbor Carousel could be replaced by a pirate-themed theater, a miniature golf course, a traveling Ripley's Believe or Not exhibit or a Ferris wheel. It also might give way to a new carousel, with figures shaped like anything from orioles and ravens to exotic fish from the National Aquarium. Those were a few of the ideas presented Tuesday to city officials attempting to decide whether to replace the 1906 Herschell-Spillman hand-carved carousel that has been a fixture on the Inner Harbor shoreline since 1981 but has seen falling ridership.
BUSINESS
By Edward Gunts and Edward Gunts,ed.gunts@baltsun.com | October 21, 2009
Baltimore's vintage Inner Harbor Carousel could be replaced by a pirate-themed theater, a miniature golf course, a traveling Ripley's Believe or Not exhibit or a Ferris wheel. It also might give way to a new carousel, with figures shaped like anything from orioles and ravens to exotic fish from the National Aquarium. Those were a few of the ideas presented Tuesday to city officials attempting to decide whether to replace the 1906 Herschell-Spillman hand-carved carousel that has been a fixture on the Inner Harbor shoreline since 1981 but has seen falling ridership.
ENTERTAINMENT
By SAM SESSA | January 31, 2008
Hometown -- Frederick Current members --Caitlin Nethery, rhythm guitar, vocals; Zachary Anselmo, lead guitar, vocals; Patrick Fulford, drums; Courtney Cromartie, keyboards; John Cromartie, bass Founded in --2006 Style --garage rock Influenced by --the Shins, Eisley, Pedro the Lion, Elliott Smith Notable --All of the songs for a future full-length album are written. Now, the band just has to work on the arrangements and presentation, Nethery said. They hope to get started by the end of the year.
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