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By JESSICA BRANDT | April 6, 2006
Grand Central A fixture on the local gay, lesbian, bisexual and transgender (GLBT) nightclub scene, this surprisingly large entertainment complex has a high-tech industrial dance floor, video bar, pub and leather club serviced by six bars. Where --1001-1003 N. Charles St. Web site --centralstation pub.com Call --410-752-7133 Notable --The wet underwear competition, held every Sunday after 11 p.m. on the dance floor. If that's not your style, $5 manicures and $5 martinis are offered in the pub Wednesdays after 7 p.m. Or try Tia-Oke with Tia Chambers, an eight-week, crowd-decides karaoke competition (pub side, Monday and Tuesday nights 10:30 p.m.-1:30 a.m.)
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FEATURES
By Glenn McNatt Hand-dancing contest: A tale of two cities Glenn McNatt | August 14, 1994
It's 1 o'clock in the morning at the New Haven nightclub in Northeast Baltimore and Reggie Thomas is busy doing his thing on the dance floor.This man can really dance. He is twirling his partner now with his right hand while his feet beat out an intricate little tattoo on the polished floor.Then he switches hands and spins her the other way from the waist before catching her in a classic ballroom pose that immediately segues into something that looks like a combination jitterbug and Lindy Hop.And the guy never misses a step.
ENTERTAINMENT
By Mike Giuliano and Mike Giuliano,SPECIAL TO THE SUN | June 25, 1998
This young lady has got the swing-era look down pat. From the tips of her black-and-white shoes to the top of her black pompadour hairdo, she seems turned out for an evening in the 1930s or '40s. Her deep-blue dress has padded shoulders to give her body more body.For colorful contrast, the dress has big red buttons. For that matter, this dame also has big red lips. And her husband is no slouch. He looks natty in his fedora, vest and vibrantly patterned tie."We're into vintage things," Samanta Sargeant, 23, says before embarking on another retro spin around a Catonsville dance floor.
SPORTS
By Ross Peddicord and Jon Morgan and Ross Peddicord and Jon Morgan,Staff Writers | May 15, 1992
The father of Dance Floor owner Hammer today said his sons had been "a little hot" in implying racism was at work in the selection of the horse's poor post position."
NEWS
By Jackie Powder and Jackie Powder,SUN STAFF | February 9, 1998
They danced to the musical stylings of the 19-piece Mr. Dance orchestra. Graceful couples twirled, dipped and sashayed to the sounds of their youth -- Glenn Miller, Frank Sinatra, Benny Goodman -- the men in classic tailored suits, the women in chiffon, silk and satin.And when it was time to choose the king and queen of the prom yesterday, there wasn't really any competition. Bill and Betty Byrne, who effortlessly glided around the Boumi Temple dance floor all afternoon, were the obvious choice for the honors at the Senior Citizens Prom, sponsored by Loyola College.
ENTERTAINMENT
By Sam Sessa | June 16, 2005
Where: TK Sharky's, 2072 Sommerville Road, Annapolis When: 8 tonight and the first and third Thursdays of every month Why: Admit it, guys and gals: You've always wanted to be able to show off your salsa moves - you just never learned any. Now you don't have an excuse. Follow dance instructor Barbara Bernstein's lead 8 p.m.-9:15 p.m., and then flash your newly learned salsa chops on the dance floor all night. Information: 301-980-6043, www.danceintime.com. $7.
ENTERTAINMENT
By Sloane Brown | May 16, 1999
Baltimore's Centro de la Comunidad celebrated its fifth anniversary with a Fiesta Latina, a shindig with salsa (both at dinner and on the dance floor) at Lista's restaurant in Fells Point.The evening began with a mariachi band and margaritas. No, that wasn't a conga line snaking onto the back balcony. It was just folks waiting for their chance at the burritos, black beans and rice.Among those enjoying this evening were Haydee Rodriguez, Centro's executive director; Dr. Magaly Rodriguez de Bittner, chair of Centro's board of directors; Dr. Leonardo Ortega, board vice chair; Dr. Wilfredo Nieves, Hector Torres and Andrew Jezic, board members; Angelo Solara, vice chair of the Mayor's Committee on Hispanic Affairs; and Rahn Barnes, Provident Bank of Maryland.
NEWS
March 5, 1991
Arthur Murray said he made a business out of ballroom dancing, but his real business was making people feel better about themselves. His success at it made him a very rich man at his death at age 95 last weekend in Honolulu.If the smiles and charm of Arthur Murray dance instructors were not always genuine -- in 1946, disgruntled instructors went on strike wearing prison uniforms -- neither did the thousands of students who flocked to Murray's studios necessarily expect them to be. Murray understood that the mystique of gliding around a dance floor was the allure of a world apart, a place where smiles and charm for their own sake are as essential as rhythm.
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