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By MIKW ROYKO | June 23, 1995
It was the kind of invitation that should be promptly tossed away. A party with a theme. Even worse, a theme that required wearing what amounts to a costume.I haven't worn a costume since a painful evening visiting friends in Florida. One friend, who worked in real estate development, urged me to join him at a costume party being given by a big developer."You can wear something I brought back from the Middle East," he said, producing a caftan, the flowing robe worn by many Arab men. And the head wear, known in some quarters as a kaffiyeh.
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By Tim Smith, The Baltimore Sun | April 25, 2014
Nothing like a hefty bout of Chekhovian depression to lift the spirits. You can't help but feel better after spending time with "Vanya and Sonia and Masha and Spike," the 2013 Tony Award-winning comedy by Christopher Durang currently receiving a snappy Baltimore premiere at Center Stage. Filled with Chekhov references, this tale of three siblings and a stud might try a little too hard and might apply some of its humor with the subtlety of a hammer and sickle. But Durang's clever concoction - a sort of extended, sometimes heady sitcom - entertains consistently.
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By Traci A. Johnson and Traci A. Johnson,Staff Writer | November 1, 1993
It was risky business for the grape, who arrived at the party wearing a bunch of purple balloons when another little boy came dressed in a porcupine suit.But it was even riskier business for the judges who had to choose between the cobra and the Maytag washer and dryer set, between the butterfly and the caterpillar, at the 18th annual Magic Show and Costume Party in the Westminster High School auditorium."This isn't fair," Angie Diehlman, a contest judge, said as she watched rows of auditorium seats fill with assorted goblins, pumpkins and princesses.
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By Sarah Richards and For The Baltimore Sun | May 29, 2013
On a recent Friday evening, a carnival on wheels took to the streets of Baltimore. Women decked out in chandelier earrings juggled floor-length or knee-high dresses on bicycles. Men wearing bow ties and blazers peddled mountain bikes, while one young man sported a powder-blue tuxedo and loose blond hair on his BMX. Spend just a few minutes watching this crowd move through an intersection or up a street and it's no wonder most residents and motorists had a look of wonder or surprise on their faces.
FEATURES
By Cox News Service | October 30, 1992
ATLANTA -- On Halloween, Tasia Katapodis will dress as a witch to thrill young trick-or-treaters in her neighborhood. Ross Marland plans a resurrection as "dead Elvis" in sideburns and a sheet. And Ron Watson will transform himself into a singing Hank Williams Jr. -- with the help of a Stetson, some shades and a beer.In Atlanta and across the country, Halloween has become an excuse for adults to party."In the mid '80s, we began seeing a trend for adults and teens," says Betsy Helgager, a spokeswoman for Hallmark Cards.
NEWS
By ROSALIE M. FALTER | October 26, 1992
Strange characters may be lurking in the neighborhood this week. But don't worry, it's probably your friendly neighbor in disguise, heading to one of several local Halloween events.You may start seeing them Thursday, as 2- to 6-year-olds visit the Linthicum Library for the final Storytime session. Parents, bring your little ones to watch a short film and listen to scary Halloween stories read by library staff. No registration is needed. While there, look at the artwork in the display case, courtesy of 14-year-old Chris Benson.
ENTERTAINMENT
By Tim Smith, The Baltimore Sun | April 25, 2014
Nothing like a hefty bout of Chekhovian depression to lift the spirits. You can't help but feel better after spending time with "Vanya and Sonia and Masha and Spike," the 2013 Tony Award-winning comedy by Christopher Durang currently receiving a snappy Baltimore premiere at Center Stage. Filled with Chekhov references, this tale of three siblings and a stud might try a little too hard and might apply some of its humor with the subtlety of a hammer and sickle. But Durang's clever concoction - a sort of extended, sometimes heady sitcom - entertains consistently.
NEWS
By Traci A. Johnson and Traci A. Johnson,Staff Writer | October 26, 1992
Scott Grocki just couldn't seem to get it together after causing his girlfriend Jennifer Dean to fall apart in front of more than 1,000 people yesterday at Westminster High School.But once he picked up the pieces, he was able to straighten out her head -- and her stomach, her feet, her knees. . . .The 17th Annual Magic Show and Costume Party had begun.Where else could a man put a woman in a box and separate her body parts with hand saws without her getting the least bit uptight?It could only have been here, where a ninja talked on the telephone to a Queen of Hearts in the next booth while an endless line of Draculas, princesses and witches milled in the isles in search of candy, a friend or a good place to see the show.
EXPLORE
October 28, 2011
Halloween open house - Hosted by From the Heart Doggie Daycare, Sat., Oct. 29, noon-5 p.m., 8574 Laureldale Drive. Door prizes, dog costume contest, photographs and nail clinic for dogs. Refreshments served. 301-725-3647, http://www.fromtheheartdogs.com. Halloween Spooktacular - Sponsored by the city of Laurel, Sat., Oct. 29, 2 p.m. sharp, Robert J. DiPietro Community Center, 7901 Cypress St. Entertainment, food, costume judging with prizes. Come dressed to be judged.
NEWS
By Bonita Formwalt | October 17, 1990
Many people read for pleasure; others read for information. Next week, the students at Marley Middle School will be reading for money -- pledges were made for each minute of reading as part of the school's newest reading campaign.Starting Oct. 23 and continuing on school days through Nov. 1, student readers will meet after class for one hour to raise money to purchase new books for the school's library.Sponsors pledge a specific amount of money for the time spent reading by the student. A typical pledge may be one cent for every minute of silent reading.
EXPLORE
October 28, 2011
Halloween open house - Hosted by From the Heart Doggie Daycare, Sat., Oct. 29, noon-5 p.m., 8574 Laureldale Drive. Door prizes, dog costume contest, photographs and nail clinic for dogs. Refreshments served. 301-725-3647, http://www.fromtheheartdogs.com. Halloween Spooktacular - Sponsored by the city of Laurel, Sat., Oct. 29, 2 p.m. sharp, Robert J. DiPietro Community Center, 7901 Cypress St. Entertainment, food, costume judging with prizes. Come dressed to be judged.
SPORTS
By Kevin Van Valkenburg and Kevin Van Valkenburg,SUN STAFF | August 17, 2005
PHILADELPHIA - At first glance, it looked like a Sesame Street skit on steroids. In Center City yesterday, almost out of nowhere, a furry, 6-foot-5 dog in a black hockey sweater jumped out of a Ride the Ducks boat car, and started dancing to "Let's Get it Started" by the Black Eyed Peas. But he wasn't alone. Seconds later, a 7-foot moose in a white baseball uniform joined in, and before you could blink, a leprechaun, a giant owl and a lion wearing a basketball jersey had followed suit.
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By Michael Hill and Dan Thanh Dang and Michael Hill and Dan Thanh Dang,SUN STAFF | January 16, 2005
The most surprising aspect of last week's revelations of scandalous behavior by Britain's Prince Harry is that anyone finds it surprising. Of course it verges on idiocy for a member of the ruling family of the island that withstood Hitler virtually alone 65 years ago - and then helped liberate the camps responsible for the deaths of 6 million Jews - to think a swastika armband was appropriate wear for what the English call a fancy dress party. Then again, it verges on idiocy for the royals to attend a party with the theme of "native and colonial."
NEWS
By Candus Thomson and Candus Thomson,SUN STAFF | February 7, 2000
CAMDEN, Maine -- It takes gumption to rocket down a 400-foot chute of ice at speeds fast enough to melt a pair of nylon ski pants. It takes a little something extra to do it at minus-10 degrees wind chill in a sleeveless sequined wedding dress. Nearly 1,000 gumption-filled grown-ups and children filled a hillside on the outskirts of Camden over the weekend to streak and shriek their way through the U.S. National Toboggan Championships -- a winter sports wingding that's one-part athletics and one-part costume party.
NEWS
By Tamara Ikenberg and Tamara Ikenberg,Sun Staff | October 24, 1999
What are you gonna be? Now that question's harmless. It's the follow-ups that get a bit scary: Where are you gonna buy that costume? How are you gonna pay for it? And when will you find the time to put it together? Accept your home as a costume shop waiting to happen, and the answers may be easier than you think. Commit yourself to plundering it for all the buried possibilities it holds, and you may find a new Halloween look is as close as your own closet ... and has been for years.
ENTERTAINMENT
By Bill Husted and Bill Husted,Cox News Service | October 18, 1999
The Web can be downright spooky at times. But there are times when that's a good thing. If you and your family are preparing for Halloween, you'll find almost everything you need on the Web.Let's start with the obvious: costumes. While you can buy almost any costume you can imagine, it's more fun (and costs less) to make your own.That's why a good starting point for our ghostly tour is a Web page called Mary's Halloween Costumes at cgi.cadvision.com/~burke/halloween/costumes.htm. Unlike many of the Halloween costume pages you'll find, the costumes described here aren't for sale.
NEWS
By Tamara Ikenberg and Tamara Ikenberg,Sun Staff | October 24, 1999
What are you gonna be? Now that question's harmless. It's the follow-ups that get a bit scary: Where are you gonna buy that costume? How are you gonna pay for it? And when will you find the time to put it together? Accept your home as a costume shop waiting to happen, and the answers may be easier than you think. Commit yourself to plundering it for all the buried possibilities it holds, and you may find a new Halloween look is as close as your own closet ... and has been for years.
ENTERTAINMENT
By Sarah Richards and For The Baltimore Sun | May 29, 2013
On a recent Friday evening, a carnival on wheels took to the streets of Baltimore. Women decked out in chandelier earrings juggled floor-length or knee-high dresses on bicycles. Men wearing bow ties and blazers peddled mountain bikes, while one young man sported a powder-blue tuxedo and loose blond hair on his BMX. Spend just a few minutes watching this crowd move through an intersection or up a street and it's no wonder most residents and motorists had a look of wonder or surprise on their faces.
FEATURES
By NEW YORK TIMES NEWS SERVICE | September 7, 1997
We will be in the San Francisco area at the end of next month and would like information on Halloween festivities.When it comes to celebrating Halloween, San Francisco refuses to play second pumpkin to any other city. The main event in the city itself, Halloween San Francisco, is moving this year to the Civic Center after 16 years in the Castro District, the city's gay community. The costumes range from the outrageous to the spectacular. And it's all free. Call 415-777-5500.The goblins and ghosts don't stop at the city limits.
NEWS
By MIKW ROYKO | June 23, 1995
It was the kind of invitation that should be promptly tossed away. A party with a theme. Even worse, a theme that required wearing what amounts to a costume.I haven't worn a costume since a painful evening visiting friends in Florida. One friend, who worked in real estate development, urged me to join him at a costume party being given by a big developer."You can wear something I brought back from the Middle East," he said, producing a caftan, the flowing robe worn by many Arab men. And the head wear, known in some quarters as a kaffiyeh.
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