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By Edward Gunts | July 21, 1991
An architect isn't usually rewarded for a job well done by having his or her building torn down less than 10 years after it opens. But that's practically a common occurrence for Todd Dalland and his colleagues at FTL Associates, the New York-based tensile architecture specialists.As designers of fabric-covered pavilions and other temporary structures, they see their creations put up and taken down all the time. Sometimes, they even get to design the replacements, such as the $4.9 million Pier 6 Concert Pavilion that opens Thursday with a concert by Ben E. King.
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January 20, 2006
The Cordish Co.'s bid to renovate the city-owned Pier Six Concert Pavilion is a clever piece of packaging. It offers an experienced development team, the booking talents of the Rams Head Tavern and Infinity Broadcasting and the possibility of a more diverse venue with the participation of Baltimore's biggest, politically well-connected church, Bethel African Methodist Episcopal. That lineup won Cordish the nod on the city contract, but it provoked protests that the church's involvement was a political ploy to shut out minority contractors.
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August 8, 1999
TWO OF the Inner Harbor's most aggressive developers -- John Paterakis and David Cordish -- want to remake piers 5 and 6.Individually or jointly, they are talking about building a garage and retail shops on city-owned land around the Columbus Center and razing the concert pavilion to expand the 65-room Harbor Inn hotel and restaurant complex.Except for the garage, for which Mr. Cordish has submitted a written proposal, the ideas are only at the talking stage.This developer interest is not surprising: Piers 5 and 6 contain some of the last vacant or underutilized Inner Harbor land.
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By Sun Staff | July 24, 2003
NOW OR NEVER Vince Peranio goes head-to-head with John Waters tomorrow at the Creative Alliance. Waters will interview his friend and peer, a man who has spent more than 30 years creating the look and feel of Baltimore as a production designer for television and film. Tickets for the 8 p.m. Peranio interview are $15, and advance reservations are required. The Creative Alliance is now housed in the refurbished Patterson Theater, 3134 Eastern Ave. For more information call 410-276-1651 or visit www.creativeal liance.
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By Kevin L. McQuaid and Kevin L. McQuaid,SUN STAFF | December 15, 1998
The city has selected the redeveloper of the Power Plant to bolster the Pier Six Concert Pavilion, a move that is intended to bring in bigger named acts and likely to result in a substantial renovation to the 4,000-seat arena.The selection of the Cordish Co. to operate and manage the canvas-topped entertainment facility comes less than a month after the city's economic development agency tapped the Baltimore real estate company to revive the sagging Brokerage complex at Market Place.As part of its proposal, Cordish and New York concert promoter Metropolitan Entertainment will upgrade and diversify the entertainment; add to the number of shows presented each year; improve the pavilion's signage; offer a wider variety of foods and concessions; and increase the amount of marketing dollars spent on promotions.
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By Beth Hannan | June 9, 1993
The Richard Pryor concert scheduled for Thursday at Pier 6 Concert Pavilion has been canceled.Tickets should be returned to place of purchase by July 18 for a refund. Tickets bought through Telecharge may be returned to: Pier 6 Concert Pavilion, Attn: Box Office, 731 Eastern Ave., Baltimore, 21202.8, For more information call (410) 625-1400.
NEWS
January 20, 2006
The Cordish Co.'s bid to renovate the city-owned Pier Six Concert Pavilion is a clever piece of packaging. It offers an experienced development team, the booking talents of the Rams Head Tavern and Infinity Broadcasting and the possibility of a more diverse venue with the participation of Baltimore's biggest, politically well-connected church, Bethel African Methodist Episcopal. That lineup won Cordish the nod on the city contract, but it provoked protests that the church's involvement was a political ploy to shut out minority contractors.
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By Mary Gail Hare and Mary Gail Hare,SUN STAFF | November 10, 1996
The town of Sykesville and Carroll County are feuding over a 131-acre property that neither owns.Both sides agree the South Carroll site is ripe for industrial and commercial development. Where the town sees a satellite college campus, offices, shops and homes in renovated buildings, county officials want a concert venue similar to Merriweather Post in Columbia or Nissan Pavilion at Stone Ridge in Bristow, Va.At issue is the Warfield Complex at Springfield Hospital Center, the site of 15 aging, unused buildings and land that sprawls along Route 32, a two-lane highway the county envisions as its major access to Interstates 70 and 95.The state is expected to soon declare Warfield surplus and make it available to the county, the town or private business.
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By Mary Gail Hare and Mary Gail Hare,SUN STAFF | November 10, 1996
The town of Sykesville and Carroll County are feuding over a 131-acre property that neither owns.Both sides agree the South Carroll site is ripe for industrial and commercial development. Where the town sees a satellite college campus, offices, shops and homes in renovated buildings, county officials want a concert venue similar to Merriweather Post in Columbia or Nissan Pavilion at Stone Ridge in Bristow, Va.At issue is the Warfield Complex at Springfield Hospital Center, the site of 15 aging, unused buildings and land that sprawls along Route 32, a two-lane highway the county envisions as its major access to Interstates 70 and 95.The state is expected to soon declare Warfield as surplus and make it available to the county, the town or private business.
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By Sun Staff | July 24, 2003
NOW OR NEVER Vince Peranio goes head-to-head with John Waters tomorrow at the Creative Alliance. Waters will interview his friend and peer, a man who has spent more than 30 years creating the look and feel of Baltimore as a production designer for television and film. Tickets for the 8 p.m. Peranio interview are $15, and advance reservations are required. The Creative Alliance is now housed in the refurbished Patterson Theater, 3134 Eastern Ave. For more information call 410-276-1651 or visit www.creativeal liance.
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September 12, 2002
Take little bit of the good old stuff, add a dollop of today's teeny pop, a dash of hip-hop, alt-rock and country and shake it all together. That pretty much describes the musical cocktail that's coming to Baltimore-area arenas fall. This month, artists as disparate as Bow Wow, Indigo Girls and Incubus are coming to Baltimore. Christian singer Steven Curtis Chapman, Backstreet brother Aaron Carter and Toby Keith also are on the schedule. October brings golden-oldies Rolling Stones to Landover's FedEx Field, R&B superstar Smokey Robinson to Morgan State University and No Doubt to the Baltimore Arena.
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By J.D. Considine and J.D. Considine,SUN MUSIC CRITIC | September 7, 2000
Unlike the classical-music world, where the fall concert schedule is announced and put on sale months in advance, there's generally not a lot of advance notice for autumn pop concerts. Indeed, most of the area's major venues, such as the Baltimore Arena or the MCI Center, look as if they'll be quiet for most of the season. Don't be fooled. There are, indeed, concerts coming. Big ones, too. But not all of them are on sale yet, or have been formally announced. So even though every 'N Sync fan knows the group will be playing the MCI Center in Washington Nov. 11, the official word is that the promoters are still in negotiations with the band.
NEWS
August 8, 1999
TWO OF the Inner Harbor's most aggressive developers -- John Paterakis and David Cordish -- want to remake piers 5 and 6.Individually or jointly, they are talking about building a garage and retail shops on city-owned land around the Columbus Center and razing the concert pavilion to expand the 65-room Harbor Inn hotel and restaurant complex.Except for the garage, for which Mr. Cordish has submitted a written proposal, the ideas are only at the talking stage.This developer interest is not surprising: Piers 5 and 6 contain some of the last vacant or underutilized Inner Harbor land.
BUSINESS
By Kevin L. McQuaid and Kevin L. McQuaid,SUN STAFF | December 15, 1998
The city has selected the redeveloper of the Power Plant to bolster the Pier Six Concert Pavilion, a move that is intended to bring in bigger named acts and likely to result in a substantial renovation to the 4,000-seat arena.The selection of the Cordish Co. to operate and manage the canvas-topped entertainment facility comes less than a month after the city's economic development agency tapped the Baltimore real estate company to revive the sagging Brokerage complex at Market Place.As part of its proposal, Cordish and New York concert promoter Metropolitan Entertainment will upgrade and diversify the entertainment; add to the number of shows presented each year; improve the pavilion's signage; offer a wider variety of foods and concessions; and increase the amount of marketing dollars spent on promotions.
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By Jacques Kelly and Jacques Kelly,SUN STAFF | October 25, 1997
From sales of $220-a-night hotel waterview suites to $1.50 peach ice cream cones, Baltimore's Inner Harbor experienced a banner warm-weather tourist season -- a May-to-October bonanza when lines formed before popular restaurants and day-trippers bought snow domes and plastic crabs marked "Baltimore" by the hundreds before boarding buses for home."
NEWS
June 16, 1997
HE WAS BORN and raised in a small town, John Mellencamp sings, but that hardly insulated him from the wrath of a small village. The rock-and-roller opened the Merriweather Post Pavilion season last Wednesday with a concert that jolted some neighbors from their suburban serenity. Ten callers registered complaints with Howard County 911 operators, a sizable amount from a community that is well aware it exists near a major concert venue.Disputes have arisen over the years between Merriweather Post and its neighbors, over performers such as the Grateful Dead and their "Deadhead" legions to bands that rock the homes within earshot.
NEWS
December 15, 1996
Concert pavilion would be a plus for South CarrollAfter reading some of the semi-hysterical responses it has drawn, (Letters to the editor, Dec. 1), I'm a little confused: Is Cellar Door Productions proposing to put a concert pavilion in the Sykesville Springfield Hospital complex or a Supermax prison?The horrific picture that letter-writer Kathleen L. Homeman paints is a "hide the women and children" scenario of mass riots, rampant drug use and miles and miles of traffic gridlock, eventually exploding into an Armageddon-like street revolution, and presumably, the end of the civilized world as she envisions it.I've been to many concerts at Merriweather Post Pavilion over the years, and I have attended a couple at the Cellar Door Productions-run Nissan Pavilion, near Manassas, Va. If those sort of nightmarish scenes have been enacted there, I am certainly not aware of them.
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