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By Wesley Case, The Baltimore Sun | October 2, 2013
There's no such thing as sharing the spotlight with Kanye West. If you're on the same stage as the polarizing rapper, chances are you were relegated to second fiddle before any notes were even played. An exception is Charlie Wilson, the 60-year-old R&B singer and frequent West collaborator who performs Sunday at the Meyerhoff Symphony Hall. When West and Wilson performed their recent "Yeezus" collaboration "Bound 2" on "Late Night with Jimmy Fallon" and "Later ... with Jools Holland," it was Wilson's impassioned baritone - and not the brooding Yeezus himself - that stole the show.
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By Wesley Case, The Baltimore Sun | October 2, 2013
There's no such thing as sharing the spotlight with Kanye West. If you're on the same stage as the polarizing rapper, chances are you were relegated to second fiddle before any notes were even played. An exception is Charlie Wilson, the 60-year-old R&B singer and frequent West collaborator who performs Sunday at the Meyerhoff Symphony Hall. When West and Wilson performed their recent "Yeezus" collaboration "Bound 2" on "Late Night with Jimmy Fallon" and "Later ... with Jools Holland," it was Wilson's impassioned baritone - and not the brooding Yeezus himself - that stole the show.
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By Al Shipley, Special To The Baltimore Sun | June 30, 2011
Charlie Wilson has been alive for 58 years, and has been singing for nearly all of them — first in his church choir and then in the Gap Band, the pioneering funk group he formed at the age of 14 with his brothers Ronnie and Robert. That long, remarkable career has reached an unlikely new peak with Wilson's success as a solo artist. This weekend, he'll be headlining the African American Heritage Festival on a bill that includes other R&B acts Chrisette Michele, Estelle and Lil Mo. Wilson credits his continued good fortune to his instrument.
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By Frederick N. Rasmussen, The Baltimore Sun | January 8, 2012
Charles Alego "Charlie" Wilson Jr., retired owner of a Baltimore stationery company, died Tuesday from complications of chronic obstructive pulmonary disease at his Easton home. The former Stevenson resident was 91. Mr. Wilson was born in Baltimore and spent his early years on Kathland Avenue before moving with his family in the 1930s to the Greenspring Valley. After graduating from McDonogh School in 1939, he earned a bachelor's degree in 1943 from the Johns Hopkins University.
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By RASHOD D. OLLISON and RASHOD D. OLLISON,SUN POP MUSIC CRITIC | November 24, 2005
Charlie Wilson may end the statement with an infectious, high-pitched giggle, but he's only half-joking. "I'm the king of R&B," the singer-songwriter says. "Bobby Brown ain't been showing up lately." Wilson is calling from his cell phone inside Chicago's O'Hare International Airport, where he's waiting for his flight to an engagement in Indiana. With a new, well-received solo album riding the charts, the R. Kelly-produced Charlie, Last Name Wilson, the Gap Band lead singer may be on to something.
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April 19, 2006
Concert Charlie Wilson at Rams Head Celebrated funk and R&B sing er Charlie Wilson performs at Rams Head Live, 20 Market Place, tonight at 8:30. Tickets are $25 in advance and $29 at the door. Call 410-244-1131 or visit ramsheadlive.com.
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By Michael Sragow and Michael Sragow,Sun Movie Critic | December 21, 2007
When it's really bubbling, Charlie Wilson's War brings Broadway fizz to D.C., Houston and Cairo cocktail parties. It keeps you curious and amused for 97 minutes. But like many a cocktail party, it has an upside and a downside. It might refresh you after ponderous events or "event films" - but still leave you longing for more long-lasting experiences. It stars Tom Hanks, almost back to loose, wisecracking form, as a sybaritic East Texas congressman who uses his connections and committee positions to wangle funding for the Afghan rebels during the Soviet invasion.
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April 13, 2006
Charlie Wilson -- Rams Head Live / Celebrated funk and R&B singer Charlie Wilson performs at Rams Head Live, 20 Market Place, Wednesday night at 8:30. Also be sure to catch Wilson's opening act, Abenaa, whose latest effort is the thoughtful, spare Tuesday's Child. Tickets are $25 in advance and $29 at the door. For more information, call 410-244-1131 or visit ramsheadlive.com. Regina Spektor -- 9:30 Club / Regina Spektor plays the 9:30 Club, 815 V St. N.W. in Washington, Sunday night at 7:30.
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By Frederick N. Rasmussen, The Baltimore Sun | January 8, 2012
Charles Alego "Charlie" Wilson Jr., retired owner of a Baltimore stationery company, died Tuesday from complications of chronic obstructive pulmonary disease at his Easton home. The former Stevenson resident was 91. Mr. Wilson was born in Baltimore and spent his early years on Kathland Avenue before moving with his family in the 1930s to the Greenspring Valley. After graduating from McDonogh School in 1939, he earned a bachelor's degree in 1943 from the Johns Hopkins University.
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By John-John Williams IV, The Baltimore Sun | June 1, 2011
Grammy nominated crooner "Uncle" Charlie Wilson will highlight a slew of free entertainment at this year's African American Festival , organizers announced Wednesday. The event, which takes place July 2 and 3 in the parking lot of M&T Bank Stadium, is considered one of the largest annual African-American cultural events on the east coast. The free event attracts 300,000 visitors during the two-day celebration. "Baltimore will be the hotspot for the fourth of July weekend," said Mayor Stephanie Rawlings-Blake, who attended a spirited kick-off for the event Wednesday morning on the cobblestones in front of City Hall.
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By Al Shipley, Special To The Baltimore Sun | June 30, 2011
Charlie Wilson has been alive for 58 years, and has been singing for nearly all of them — first in his church choir and then in the Gap Band, the pioneering funk group he formed at the age of 14 with his brothers Ronnie and Robert. That long, remarkable career has reached an unlikely new peak with Wilson's success as a solo artist. This weekend, he'll be headlining the African American Heritage Festival on a bill that includes other R&B acts Chrisette Michele, Estelle and Lil Mo. Wilson credits his continued good fortune to his instrument.
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By John-John Williams IV, The Baltimore Sun | June 1, 2011
Grammy nominated crooner "Uncle" Charlie Wilson will highlight a slew of free entertainment at this year's African American Festival , organizers announced Wednesday. The event, which takes place July 2 and 3 in the parking lot of M&T Bank Stadium, is considered one of the largest annual African-American cultural events on the east coast. The free event attracts 300,000 visitors during the two-day celebration. "Baltimore will be the hotspot for the fourth of July weekend," said Mayor Stephanie Rawlings-Blake, who attended a spirited kick-off for the event Wednesday morning on the cobblestones in front of City Hall.
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By Michael Sragow and Michael Sragow,Sun Movie Critic | December 21, 2007
When it's really bubbling, Charlie Wilson's War brings Broadway fizz to D.C., Houston and Cairo cocktail parties. It keeps you curious and amused for 97 minutes. But like many a cocktail party, it has an upside and a downside. It might refresh you after ponderous events or "event films" - but still leave you longing for more long-lasting experiences. It stars Tom Hanks, almost back to loose, wisecracking form, as a sybaritic East Texas congressman who uses his connections and committee positions to wangle funding for the Afghan rebels during the Soviet invasion.
FEATURES
April 19, 2006
Concert Charlie Wilson at Rams Head Celebrated funk and R&B sing er Charlie Wilson performs at Rams Head Live, 20 Market Place, tonight at 8:30. Tickets are $25 in advance and $29 at the door. Call 410-244-1131 or visit ramsheadlive.com.
ENTERTAINMENT
April 13, 2006
Charlie Wilson -- Rams Head Live / Celebrated funk and R&B singer Charlie Wilson performs at Rams Head Live, 20 Market Place, Wednesday night at 8:30. Also be sure to catch Wilson's opening act, Abenaa, whose latest effort is the thoughtful, spare Tuesday's Child. Tickets are $25 in advance and $29 at the door. For more information, call 410-244-1131 or visit ramsheadlive.com. Regina Spektor -- 9:30 Club / Regina Spektor plays the 9:30 Club, 815 V St. N.W. in Washington, Sunday night at 7:30.
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By RASHOD D. OLLISON and RASHOD D. OLLISON,SUN POP MUSIC CRITIC | November 24, 2005
Charlie Wilson may end the statement with an infectious, high-pitched giggle, but he's only half-joking. "I'm the king of R&B," the singer-songwriter says. "Bobby Brown ain't been showing up lately." Wilson is calling from his cell phone inside Chicago's O'Hare International Airport, where he's waiting for his flight to an engagement in Indiana. With a new, well-received solo album riding the charts, the R. Kelly-produced Charlie, Last Name Wilson, the Gap Band lead singer may be on to something.
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By MARC SHAPIRO | July 20, 2006
Patti LaBelle Patti LaBelle first made it big with the Bluebells in 1974 with "Lady Marmalade." Although the Bluebells disbanded in 1976, LaBelle has kept going as a solo artist, and hopes to release a gospel CD next month. She performs Saturday at Constitution Hall, 18th and D streets, Northwest Washington, with R&B and soul singer Charlie Wilson. The show starts at 8 p.m. Tickets are $77. Call 410-547-SEAT or visit ticketmaster.com.
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January 10, 2006
On January 8, 2006, MELISSA LEAAKHUND age 36, beloved daughter of Ruby Trippett and Charlie Wilson and step daughter of Dennis Trippett, devoted mother of Stephanie Bryant and Larry Bryant Jr., loving sister of Robin Jankowiak. Also survived by aunts, uncles, cousins, a niece and a nephew. Friends are invited to call at the Burgee-Henss-Seitz Funeral Home Inc., 3631 Falls Road on Wednesday and Thursday from 3 to 5 and 7 to 9 P.M. Services on Friday at 11 A.M. Interment Cedar Hill Cemetery.
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