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By Stephen Wigler | October 9, 1994
Revenge, lust and great music in 'Rigoletto'Verdi's "Rigoletto" is one of the high-water marks of the operatic genre: tuneful, full of sentiment and structured so that it drives to its tragic conclusion with the force of a river rushing to a precipice. This classic tale of lust and revenge opens the Baltimore Opera Company's current season at the Lyric Opera House with performances Oct. 15 (8:15 p.m.), Oct. 19 (7:30 p.m.), Oct. 21 (8:15 p.m.) Oct. 22 (8:15 p.m.) and Oct. 23 (3 p.m.). The cast for the Oct. 15, Oct. 19, Oct. 21 and Oct. 23 performances will feature Mark Rucker as Rigoletto, Jane Thorngren as Gilda and Stuart Neill as the Duke.
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By Karin Remesch | September 20, 1998
Mission: To educate the Jewish and general public by presenting high-quality fine-arts exhibits of Jewish interest, either by Jewish artists or with a meaningful Jewish component - all in keeping with the overall mission of the Jewish Community Center, of which the gallery is a part. The gallery schedules five to six shows annually, with original works in all media by artists from the United States and around the world.Latest accomplishment: The current exhibit, "Park Heights: Lives Along an Avenue," opened Sept.
BUSINESS
By Michael Stroh and Michael Stroh,SUN STAFF | April 1, 2000
Somebody get drkoop.com a doctor. Shares of the popular online consumer medical site founded by former U.S. Surgeon General Dr. C. Everett Koop plummeted more than 40 percent yesterday after auditors said they had "substantial doubt" about the future health of the business. Shares of drkoop.com fell $2.5625, or 41 percent, to close at $3.6875 at the close of the Nasdaq yesterday. The company went public in June and traded as high intraday as $45.75. The Austin, Texas-based company is the third most popular health care site on the Internet, with 2.8 million first-time visitors in February, according to Media Matrix.
BUSINESS
By New York Times News Service | June 8, 1993
The feud among members of the Haft family over the control of their holdings in the Dart Group could well be a plot for the kinds of books Robert M. Haft promotes in television and newspapers advertisements for Crown Books, one of Dart's companies.Mr. Haft, 40, founded the Crown Books chain in 1977 and made it the nation's third-largest bookseller after Waldenbooks and Barnes & Noble, with reported sales of about $241 million. He was expected soon to succeed his 72-year-old father, Herbert H. Haft, as chairman and chief executive of the Dart Group.
ENTERTAINMENT
By Jordan Bartel | July 11, 2011
"Sorry. " -- Eric Northman I think it's important to list the most frightening things about this crazy, muddled installment of "True Blood. " Ready? In descending order: 5. A child-like Eric killing Sookie's fairy godmother (apparently when this happens to fairies they turn into melting Nazi soldiers a la "Raiders of the Lost Ark"). Although it was hilarious when Sookie told him to stop and all he did was grin and say "Sorry. " 4. Marnie going all crazy cult-leader and pleading ("Pleeease")
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By SAM SESSA and SAM SESSA,SUN REPORTER | March 23, 2006
They should move you, no matter who you are. The documentary, drama and action movies featured in the William and Irene Weinberg Family Baltimore Jewish Film Festival are filled with political, social and cultural issues. Organizers hope the eight films will captivate and resonate with audiences of all backgrounds and ages. "That's almost the mission of the film festival: To really bring people together, but people from everywhere -- not just Jewish people," said Claudine Davison, the assistant director for arts and culture at the Jewish Community Center of Greater Baltimore.
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By Linell Smith and Linell Smith,Staff Writer | September 19, 1993
More than 20 local theater companies ranging from avant-garde ensembles to dinner-theater musical troupes will help Center Stage launch its new season with a free theatrical block party from 1 p.m. to 5 p.m. today.Theater Streetfest '93 will offer backstage tours, live music, discounted tickets and theater activities for children in the Center Stage building as well as on the 700 block of North Calvert Street. The festival also gives theater fans a chance to buy theatrical props and costumes.
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By John Muncie and By John Muncie,Special to the Sun | September 8, 2002
Families are always fertile ground for novelists. With a little digging, even an average family turns out to be as filled with intrigue as the Borgias. Topping this early fall list are three books about families that are spectacularly beyond average. Caramelo (Knopf, 448 pages, $24) is a sprawling, raucous affair that weaves together several generations of la familia Reyes. This is Sandra Cisneros' first novel since 1985's The House on Mango Street. That book, told from a young Mexican-American girl's viewpoint, was elegant and simple.
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By Mary Johnson, Special to The Baltimore Sun | August 18, 2011
The Talent Machine Company's summer production of Cole Porter's "Can Can," showcasing its 14- to 18-year-old cast members, ran two weekends, Aug. 5 to 14, at St. John's College Key Auditorium. As in past TMC summer shows, this event could be compared to a major talent competition and graduation ceremony for exceptional teens who have become disciplined, polished professionals. Developing raw talent is a Talent Machine tradition dating back to the company's founding in 1987 by Bobbi Smith.
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By NEW YORK TIMES NEWS SERVICE | December 17, 2003
WASHINGTON - President Bush, in a brief private ceremony yesterday in the Oval Office, signed into law legislation allowing the creation of a National Museum of African-American History and Culture as part of the Smithsonian Institution. The signing caps a turbulent, nearly century-long quest for such a museum and represents a significant victory for the legislators, business and civic leaders, artists and veterans who have championed the project over several generations. Despite a lack of fanfare and no public statement from Bush, backers of the museum said the atmosphere surrounding the event was heavy with emotion and historic significance.
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