May 18, 2013
There was a sharp contrast between the two headlining performances at this year's Preakness InfieldFest. Frugal rapper Macklemore, an independent artist with two No. 1 hit singles to his name, won the crowd over Saturday with messages that were positive, compassionate and sometimes just silly. Pitbull, the stoic purveyor of Eurodance-inspired rap-meets-pop, bludgeoned the crowd with rib-cage-shaking bass. And though Macklemore performed to a dry crowd while Pitbull fought through the rain, the results were largely the same, with an approving crowd fist-pumping and dancing.
January 18, 2012
Patterson basketball star Aquille Carr is featured in the "Faces in the Crowd" section of this week's issue of Sports Illustrated. The clip in the Jan. 23 issue, out on newsstands now, reads as follows: Aquille, a 5' 7" junior guard at Patterson High, scored 19 points in an 85 - 76 win over Price High (Los Angeles) to earn MVP honors in the feature game of the Brandon Jennings Invitational in Milwaukee. Last season he scored 31.7 points per game in leading the Clippers to their first city championship since 1976 and first regional title, and was named The Sun's All-Metro player of the year and MaxPreps' national sophomore of the year.
October 29, 2012
Michael Phelps can swim. Michael Phelps can golf. And finally here's a physical activity that Michael Phelps is, frankly, pretty bad at: crowd surfing. The Olympian tried to ride the waves of a crowd the other night at XS nightclub in Las Vegas. The crowd was into it, shouting, "Michael! Michael!" And Phelps was game. But after mere seconds, the ride was over and Phelps was on the floor. Don't worry, reports say he wasn't hurt. Perhaps just a bit embarrassed. Party foul? Or just a chance to find the Bob Bowman of crowd surfing, train and come back in four years.
February 7, 2012
The Baltimore area has produced another one of Sports Illustrated's "Faces in the Crowd. " Just two weeks after Patterson basketball star Aquille Carr was highlighted in the magazine, former Glenelg track standout Robby Creese is being recognized. Creese, a freshman at Penn State, is one of the athletes included in the Feb. 6 edition of SI. Here's the text from his write-up: Robby Creese Mount Airy, Md. > Track and Field Creese, a freshman at Penn State, ran a 2:19.53 in the 1,000 meters at the Nittany Lions Challenge--in his first individual collegiate appearance--to set American Junior and NCAA records.
July 16, 2001
Visitors began arriving at 8:30 a.m. yesterday and stayed well into the evening for the final day of the 20th annual Art scape music and arts festival. Lured by perfect weather and such performers as Ray Charles and salsa superstar Ruben Blades, more than 565,000 people showed up yes terday at the Mount Royal cul tural corridor, organizers said. With an estimated 350,000 peo ple on hand Friday and 750,000 on Saturday, crowds exceeded past highs of 1.5 million people. (Article, Page 1e)
July 28, 2012
The Orioles played Friday night's game in front of an announced crowd of 29,270 -- about 2,600 more than Baltimore's average 2012 attendance. The crowd was one of the loudest of the season, and the Orioles, especially manager Buck Showalter, noticed. "They were instrumental in that motion in the ballpark, especially this time of year when it's so draining physically," Showalter said. "It's uplifting. Don't think our players don't hear it and don't feel it. " Camden Yards was rocking on Friday night for a variety of reasons -- it could have been that the game had four lead changes and was back and forth in the late innings, or that it was fireworks night, or that the team handed out bucket hats before the game.