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By Lourdes Sullivan and Lourdes Sullivan,SPECIAL TO THE SUN | January 12, 2001
AFTER A long spell without a music director, United Methodist Church of Savage found the right musician in November. Aline Otten's journey to our town has been an eventful one. An Indiana native, Otten decided on her career while in high school. "From the time I was small, I wanted to play music," she said. "Most career musicians make that decision early. In high school, I was debating between music and medicine. I chose music." After graduating from Indiana University with an advanced degree in organ performance and sacred music, she held teaching positions with churches in Indiana and Louisiana.
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April 12, 2013
Longtime Catonsville resident Helen Cavey will mark her 100th birthday Friday, April 12. Her father, James Streit, worked as a woolen mill supervisor so the family made frequent moves through the southern part of the country. As an adolescent, Mrs. Cavey attended Ellicott City High School. Through a mutual interest in church music, she met her future husband, George Cavey. In 1936, Dr. John Nesbitt, pastor of Catonsville Presbyterian Church, married the couple in the bride's home on Frederick Avenue.
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NEWS
June 22, 2005
On June 21, 2005 PASTOR KENNETH NEHMER beloved husband of Rev. Lois Nehmer; devoted father of Michael, Charles, Wendy, Christopher, James and Heidi; dear son-in-law of Esther Ermer. Also survived by six grandchildren, one great-grandson and his brother. Private cremation. A Memorial Service will be held in July, 2005. Please make donations to The Walter R. and Janet A. Bouman Chair in Church Music, Trinity Lutheran Seminary, 2199 E. Main Street, Columbus, OH 43209-2334.
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By Frederick N. Rasmussen | March 22, 2009
Viola G. Boyd, a former bookkeeper and church music director, died March 12 of complications from Parkinson's disease at a son's East Baltimore home. She was 72. Viola Gertrude Thompson was born in Baltimore and raised on Edmondson Avenue. She was a 1954 graduate of Douglass High School. During the 1960s, she worked for a decade as a bookkeeper in the accounts payable department of Stewart & Co. department store in downtown Baltimore. A pianist and a contralto, Mrs. Boyd played and sang gospel hymns and anthems at New Metropolitan Baptist Church, where she was a member and music director for 45 years.
NEWS
October 25, 2000
County commissioners to hold public hearing on legislative proposals County commissioners will hold a public hearing to receive comments on legislative proposals for the 2001 session of the Maryland General Assembly at 7:30 p.m. tomorrow in the public hearing room at the County Office Building. Proposals by the commissioners for the 2001 legislative session include: competitive bids for the purchase of supplies, equipment and public improvements over $25,000; disposition of surplus county property; deputization of municipal police officers; increase of marriage license fees; public facilities bond authorization; and water and sewer charges for connections to municipal systems.
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By Joni Guhne and Joni Guhne,SPECIAL TO THE SUN | April 29, 1999
A TRADE FAIR is planned from 4 p.m. to 8 p.m. May 7 at Earleigh Heights Fire Hall on Ritchie Highway.Sponsored by the Greater Severna Park Chamber of Commerce, the fair is free and features exhibits, door prizes, giveaways, entertainment and food, including 25-cent hot dogs.Visitors will be entertained at 5 p.m. by the Chesapeake Academy Chorus; at 5: 30 p.m. by a demonstration of karate and martial arts by Apolo's Eastcoast Karate; at 6 p.m. by the Green Hornets ALL STAR cheerleaders; and at 6: 15 p.m. by the Severna Park High School Dance Team.
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By Robert Hilson Jr. and Robert Hilson Jr.,Staff Writer | July 27, 1993
In 46 years as choir director at the Sharp Street Memorial United Methodist Church, Morris Queen has only missed one Sunday service. That was because his wife would not let him leave his hospital bed.The reason for the 71-year-old native Baltimorean's dedication: He simply loves music and doesn't "bother with vacations."He applied the same philosophy during the 25 years he taught music in the city public schools, first at Lemmel Middle School and later at Walbrook High School.Although leading the choir of the West Baltimore church consumes much of his time, he enjoys listening to classical music and jazz -- as is evident by the albums, tapes and compact discs that line the shelves of his study at home.
NEWS
April 12, 2013
Longtime Catonsville resident Helen Cavey will mark her 100th birthday Friday, April 12. Her father, James Streit, worked as a woolen mill supervisor so the family made frequent moves through the southern part of the country. As an adolescent, Mrs. Cavey attended Ellicott City High School. Through a mutual interest in church music, she met her future husband, George Cavey. In 1936, Dr. John Nesbitt, pastor of Catonsville Presbyterian Church, married the couple in the bride's home on Frederick Avenue.
NEWS
November 24, 1990
Services for Julia D. Callaway, retired organist and senior choir director at the John Wesley United Methodist Church, will be held at noon Monday at the church, 3202 W. North Ave.Mrs. Callaway, who was 96 and lived in West Baltimore for many years, died Wednesday of heart failure at Liberty Medical Center.She retired about 15 years ago after nearly 30 years on the staff of the church. Earlier, she had played the piano for the Sunday school. After her retirement, she continued to work with music at the church and elsewhere as a volunteer.
NEWS
January 28, 2005
Poetry group invites community to event The International Poetry Forum will meet at 2 p.m. Sunday at Brightspot Arts and Wellness, 2200 Brightspot Drive near Marston. The monthly event features guest poets, networking, book signings, refreshments and an open forum for sharing new works by all participants. Listeners are welcome. Information: 410-641-6845. Pianist Sue Downs will play church music Monday Stu's Music will hold a night of church music with Yamaha artist and jazz pianist Sue Downs at 7 p.m. Monday at Wilhelm's Ltd. Caterer's on Route 140, Westminster.
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By TIM SMITH and TIM SMITH,tim.smith@baltsun.com | November 6, 2008
A recent and welcome addition to the region's cultural scene is "Music in the Valley" at the gothic-style, postcard-pretty St. John's Episcopal Church in Glyndon (the sort of place where you'd expect to bump into Miss Marple). This season's four-concert series begins with the Monument Piano Trio, ensemble-in-residence at An die Musik. This group, which has an admirable track record for dynamic music-making, includes pianist Matthew Sheppard and two Baltimore Symphony Orchestra members - assistant concertmaster Igor Yuzefovich and assistant principal cellist Dariusz Skoraczewski.
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By Gadi Dechter and Gadi Dechter,Sun reporter | August 2, 2008
Moments after the 32-year-old former music director of West Baltimore's Bethel AME Church was sentenced yesterday to seven years in prison for having sex with a 12-year-old parishioner, he collapsed in the courtroom, setting off a screaming match between two families that ended with the defendant's mother unresponsive and shaking on the hallway floor. Timothy D. Price III of Owings Mills was revived moments later and heard Baltimore Circuit Judge Robert B. Kershaw's final post-sentencing remarks about his conviction for second-degree rape of the girl.
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By ANTONIO OLIVO AND ANDREW L. WANG and ANTONIO OLIVO AND ANDREW L. WANG,CHICAGO TRIBUNE | January 7, 2006
CHICAGO -- Fire swept through Bronzeville's historic Pilgrim Baptist Church yesterday, sending flaming walls and timbers crashing into the grand sanctuary where gospel music was born. The building, a cornerstone of Chicago's African-American community and a landmark work of architect Louis H. Sullivan, was a total loss, fire officials said. As the ruins steamed yesterday evening, that loss had to be assessed from many angles. A neighborhood had lost a church, worshipers a church home.
NEWS
June 22, 2005
On June 21, 2005 PASTOR KENNETH NEHMER beloved husband of Rev. Lois Nehmer; devoted father of Michael, Charles, Wendy, Christopher, James and Heidi; dear son-in-law of Esther Ermer. Also survived by six grandchildren, one great-grandson and his brother. Private cremation. A Memorial Service will be held in July, 2005. Please make donations to The Walter R. and Janet A. Bouman Chair in Church Music, Trinity Lutheran Seminary, 2199 E. Main Street, Columbus, OH 43209-2334.
NEWS
January 28, 2005
Poetry group invites community to event The International Poetry Forum will meet at 2 p.m. Sunday at Brightspot Arts and Wellness, 2200 Brightspot Drive near Marston. The monthly event features guest poets, networking, book signings, refreshments and an open forum for sharing new works by all participants. Listeners are welcome. Information: 410-641-6845. Pianist Sue Downs will play church music Monday Stu's Music will hold a night of church music with Yamaha artist and jazz pianist Sue Downs at 7 p.m. Monday at Wilhelm's Ltd. Caterer's on Route 140, Westminster.
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By Frederick N. Rasmussen and Frederick N. Rasmussen,SUN STAFF | August 10, 2003
Morris Chester Queen, a retired organist and music director at Sharp Street Memorial Church who during his more than five-decade career there missed only one Sunday service, died of cardiac arrest Aug. 3 at Sinai Hospital. He was 81. Mr. Queen, who was born and raised in Northwest Baltimore, developed his lifelong interest in music before he left the baby carriage. "When he was a baby and in order to keep him quiet, his parents rolled his carriage over to the piano and let him bang on it," said his wife of 39 years, Ovella Dorsey, who retired from William H. Lemmel Junior High School as a guidance counselor in 1982.
ENTERTAINMENT
By J.D. Considine and J.D. Considine,Sun Pop Music Critic | June 3, 1994
Musically speaking, Wynton Marsalis has a great life right now.He couldn't be more creative, or keep any busier, than he is at the moment. "I have 13 records that are recorded," he says. "In the can. I have four notebooks that are full of music that I want to record. I just keep creating, going around the world. I have a good time."As he speaks over the phone, Marsalis is in New Orleans, rehearsing his band for a two-week tour of churches to promote his current recording, "In This House, On This Morning."
FEATURES
By JUDITH GREEN and JUDITH GREEN,SPECIAL TO THE SUN | August 2, 1998
A story in Sunday's Arts & Society section misidentified the neighborhood of retiring organist-choirmaster Robert Twynham. Twynam and his wife, Eileen, live in the Reservoir Hill area of Baltimore.The Sun regrets the errors.For almost 40 years, Robert Twynham has fought the good fight for church music as organist-choirmaster of the Cathedral of Mary Our Queen.By "church music," the 67-year-old musician doesn't mean folk Masses or contemporary Christian rock, though he has accepted elements of both into the worship service.
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By Stephanie Desmon and Stephanie Desmon,SUN STAFF | May 27, 2002
Morris Chester Queen made his musical debut at age 9, playing the piano for the congregation at his family's church. Yesterday - 71 years later - the music was being played for him, a tribute to the man who has spent the past 55 years as music director at Sharp Street Memorial United Methodist Church. He missed just one Sunday service in all those years - and then only because his wife, Ovella, refused to let him go to church on the day he had been released from the hospital. "He believes in the best music he can present," said pianist Audrey Cyrus McCallum, who figures she has known Queen for 50 years.
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By Lourdes Sullivan and Lourdes Sullivan,SPECIAL TO THE SUN | January 12, 2001
AFTER A long spell without a music director, United Methodist Church of Savage found the right musician in November. Aline Otten's journey to our town has been an eventful one. An Indiana native, Otten decided on her career while in high school. "From the time I was small, I wanted to play music," she said. "Most career musicians make that decision early. In high school, I was debating between music and medicine. I chose music." After graduating from Indiana University with an advanced degree in organ performance and sacred music, she held teaching positions with churches in Indiana and Louisiana.
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