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By RASHOD D. OLLISON | April 10, 2008
Growing up, all I knew of Dionne Warwick was that she brought a touch of class to Solid Gold, the hopelessly cheesy '80s music variety show my sisters and I watched every Saturday. As the elegant, stylishly coiffed host, she sang the hits of the day. I remember radio stations in 1985 that seemed to play "That's What Friends Are For," her smash charity single with Gladys Knight, Elton John and Stevie Wonder, to no end. But nobody around my way -- including my music-loving parents, aunts and uncles -- owned any Dionne Warwick records.
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By Sam Sessa and Sam Sessa,sam.sessa@baltsun.com | July 16, 2009
After a few albums, most bands like to mix things up. They'll write songs in a different setting or bring in a new producer to help find a fresh perspective. Not so for Cake. After almost 20 years together, the alt-rock group behind such '90s hits as "The Distance," and "Never There" stubbornly refuses to change for change's sake. John McCrea, Cake's founder and lead singer/songwriter, hates the idea of trying something different just to get new fans on board or make a media splash. He even has a fancy name for it: strident rejection of gratuitous innovation.
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ENTERTAINMENT
August 9, 1991
A photo caption in Maryland Live gave the wrong date for the Dionne Warwick/Burt Bacharach concert at Pier Six. The event takes place Wednesday.
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By RASHOD D. OLLISON | April 10, 2008
Growing up, all I knew of Dionne Warwick was that she brought a touch of class to Solid Gold, the hopelessly cheesy '80s music variety show my sisters and I watched every Saturday. As the elegant, stylishly coiffed host, she sang the hits of the day. I remember radio stations in 1985 that seemed to play "That's What Friends Are For," her smash charity single with Gladys Knight, Elton John and Stevie Wonder, to no end. But nobody around my way -- including my music-loving parents, aunts and uncles -- owned any Dionne Warwick records.
NEWS
By Susan Canfora | May 19, 1991
Singer La Toya Jackson, Michael Jackson's sister and a member of the popular Jackson family, will be at Tiffany's Niteclub, 24th Street and Philadelphia Ave., Friday, May 31. The show will start about 10:30 p.m. For ticket information, call 289-3324.Since she posed for Playboy magazine, Ms. Jackson has been called the family rebel. She recently released her first album in more than four years, titled "La Toya."Plans are under way to bring more big name entertainers to Tiffany's, but there haven't been any formal announcements yet.See the stars at the beach this summer.
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By Stephen Battaglio and Stephen Battaglio,knight ridder/tribune | November 24, 2002
The Beatles were one of the few superstar music acts that never appeared on American Bandstand. But that won't keep the group from playing on American Dreams, the NBC drama that uses the classic dance show to tell stories about a Philadelphia family in the 1960s. American Dreams creator and executive producer Jonathan Prince says a clip of the Beatles' historic first appearance on The Ed Sullivan Show in 1964 will be in a January episode. Footage of big-name '60s music acts has helped make American Dreams a Sunday night hit. Up to now, the series has drawn performances from the Bandstand archives owned by Dick Clark, an executive producer of American Dreams.
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By Susan Canfora | May 12, 1991
The stars are coming out in Ocean City this summer. Big name entertainers Ray Charles, Dionne Warwick, Burt Bacharach, Jay Leno, Garth Brooks and Kenny Rogers will be at the Convention Center in July and August.Singer Ray Charles, who is seen advertising Diet Pepsi on television commercials these days, will be there at 8 p.m. July 3. Tickets are $17.50.Dionne Warwick and Burt Bacharach are scheduled for 8 p.m. July 17. Tickets are $25. Comedian Jay Leno, who often sits in for Johnny Carson on the "Tonight Show," will take the stage at 8 p.m. July 31. Tickets are $17.50.
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By RASHOD OLLISON and RASHOD OLLISON,SUN STAFF | December 2, 2004
Even as a child, Christmas carols got on my nerves. In music class during my painfully awkward years in elementary school, I hated singing "Jingle Bells," "Rudolph the Red-nosed Reindeer" and all those other seasonal favorites. You see, I wasn't like the other kids. I was a moody old man trapped in a chunky boy's body. I was more interested in the blues and funk records Daddy had at home. Forget "White Christmas." It rarely snowed in Arkansas, anyway. But now I've let the warmth and glittery good cheer of Christmas music wash over me, and it feels fine.
NEWS
By Susan Canfora | June 9, 1991
Karate fans won't want to miss the 1991 World Karate !B Championships at the Convention Center Aug. 16-17. Teams and competitors from more than 15 countries will participate.There'll be a World Team Elimination match, World Tournament Karate Championships and Grand Championship match.Also planned are a trade exhibition Friday and Saturday, offering supplies and services for the martial arts and other athletic activities. Admission is $4 and $7 for each competition and $12, $20 and $30 for the main events.
NEWS
October 6, 1996
Disgusting conditions at city elementaryI am a long-time resident of Baltimore County. Last week I had occasion to go to a city school, Roland Park Elementary. While at the school I visited the girls lavatory. What a shock.The odor in the girls lavatory was sickening. It smelled just like an outhouse or a chemical toilet. There was no paper of any kind, no soap and only one sink had a working water faucet.It is a common belief that Baltimore City school children do not get a decent education and that the school buildings need repair, but it is difficult to believe the children are denied decent sanitation.
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By RASHOD D. OLLISON | November 9, 2006
On the playlist this week, we're looking at new releases by music legends. We also have an amazing anthology by a dynamite '70s quartet of wailing sistas. Unfortunately, not nearly enough people heard them cut loose back in the day. Willie Nelson, Songbird After 50 years of making music, Nelson keeps challenging himself. Not one to settle into a groove too long, the country legend has over the years placed his formidable skills in eclectic musical contexts -- from schmaltz-slathered pop to bluesy rock.
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By RASHOD OLLISON and RASHOD OLLISON,SUN STAFF | December 2, 2004
Even as a child, Christmas carols got on my nerves. In music class during my painfully awkward years in elementary school, I hated singing "Jingle Bells," "Rudolph the Red-nosed Reindeer" and all those other seasonal favorites. You see, I wasn't like the other kids. I was a moody old man trapped in a chunky boy's body. I was more interested in the blues and funk records Daddy had at home. Forget "White Christmas." It rarely snowed in Arkansas, anyway. But now I've let the warmth and glittery good cheer of Christmas music wash over me, and it feels fine.
ENTERTAINMENT
By Stephen Battaglio and Stephen Battaglio,knight ridder/tribune | November 24, 2002
The Beatles were one of the few superstar music acts that never appeared on American Bandstand. But that won't keep the group from playing on American Dreams, the NBC drama that uses the classic dance show to tell stories about a Philadelphia family in the 1960s. American Dreams creator and executive producer Jonathan Prince says a clip of the Beatles' historic first appearance on The Ed Sullivan Show in 1964 will be in a January episode. Footage of big-name '60s music acts has helped make American Dreams a Sunday night hit. Up to now, the series has drawn performances from the Bandstand archives owned by Dick Clark, an executive producer of American Dreams.
FEATURES
By Sandra Crockett and Sandra Crockett,SUN STAFF | April 30, 1999
Some people claim that Artscape -- Baltimore's summer festival of the arts -- was always ahead of its time. So perhaps this year's theme is fitting. It is "Artscape 2000 minus 1," and it's scheduled to take place July 9-11. This year's musical lineup, some of which was released yesterday, includes Dionne Warwick, the Duke Ellington Orchestra, Ashford & Simpson with poet Maya Angelou, the Temptations, Kirk Whalum and Cyrus Chesnut. As usual, the free festival will highlight this year's local Billie Holiday contest winner, Elaine Foster.
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By MICHAEL OLESKER | February 8, 1998
Let's see if we have this straight: Inphomation Communication Inc., the Baltimore company that operates Psychic Friends Network, filed for Chapter 11 bankruptcy last week. The company once employed about 2,000 psychics. And not one of them saw this coming?Quick, somebody call Dionne Warwick - or Groucho Marx, who understood the nature of these things.At its peak, when Warwick was singing the Psychic Friends commercial pitch, the company had estimated revenues of $100 million. When it filed for protection last week, it listed assets of about $1.2 million and liabilities of $26 million.
NEWS
October 6, 1996
Disgusting conditions at city elementaryI am a long-time resident of Baltimore County. Last week I had occasion to go to a city school, Roland Park Elementary. While at the school I visited the girls lavatory. What a shock.The odor in the girls lavatory was sickening. It smelled just like an outhouse or a chemical toilet. There was no paper of any kind, no soap and only one sink had a working water faucet.It is a common belief that Baltimore City school children do not get a decent education and that the school buildings need repair, but it is difficult to believe the children are denied decent sanitation.
ENTERTAINMENT
By RASHOD D. OLLISON | November 9, 2006
On the playlist this week, we're looking at new releases by music legends. We also have an amazing anthology by a dynamite '70s quartet of wailing sistas. Unfortunately, not nearly enough people heard them cut loose back in the day. Willie Nelson, Songbird After 50 years of making music, Nelson keeps challenging himself. Not one to settle into a groove too long, the country legend has over the years placed his formidable skills in eclectic musical contexts -- from schmaltz-slathered pop to bluesy rock.
ENTERTAINMENT
By Sam Sessa and Sam Sessa,sam.sessa@baltsun.com | July 16, 2009
After a few albums, most bands like to mix things up. They'll write songs in a different setting or bring in a new producer to help find a fresh perspective. Not so for Cake. After almost 20 years together, the alt-rock group behind such '90s hits as "The Distance," and "Never There" stubbornly refuses to change for change's sake. John McCrea, Cake's founder and lead singer/songwriter, hates the idea of trying something different just to get new fans on board or make a media splash. He even has a fancy name for it: strident rejection of gratuitous innovation.
ENTERTAINMENT
August 9, 1991
A photo caption in Maryland Live gave the wrong date for the Dionne Warwick/Burt Bacharach concert at Pier Six. The event takes place Wednesday.
NEWS
By Susan Canfora | June 9, 1991
Karate fans won't want to miss the 1991 World Karate !B Championships at the Convention Center Aug. 16-17. Teams and competitors from more than 15 countries will participate.There'll be a World Team Elimination match, World Tournament Karate Championships and Grand Championship match.Also planned are a trade exhibition Friday and Saturday, offering supplies and services for the martial arts and other athletic activities. Admission is $4 and $7 for each competition and $12, $20 and $30 for the main events.
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