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By Rashod D. Ollison and Rashod D. Ollison,Sun Pop Music Critic | November 23, 2003
When Donna Summer answers the phone at her Nashville home, her greeting is gravelly. The "hello" sounds almost muffled. It's around 9 a.m., and apparently her voice hasn't awakened yet. She won't be home too long, anyway, because there's more road work to do. For weeks, she's been traveling the country, doing a round of morning shows, daytime talk shows, a little radio. Surely you've heard by now that the woman known in the '70s as the First Lady of Love and the Queen of Disco has published a memoir called Ordinary Girl: The Journey.
By June Arney and June Arney,SUN STAFF | February 26, 1999
As the operator of four McDonald's restaurants in Howard County, Cathy Bell spends a lot of time thinking about how to improve service and boost business.She was doing just that one day last summer when the lyrics of Donna Summer's 1983 hit, "She Works Hard for the Money," ran through her head. Why not use it for a McDonald's commercial? she asked herself.The 41-year-old Columbia woman's brainstorm has turned into a new $1 million-plus McDonald's television and radio advertising campaign that's being launched today in 10 U.S. markets, including Baltimore, Boston, New York, Hartford, Conn.
By SYLVIA BADGER | June 30, 1995
THE ROLAND PARK Second Presbyterian Church looked absolutely stunning last Saturday for the wedding of Natalia Pia Melanie Sommer and Richard Matthew Dohler. Thousands of wildflowers, miles of lace ribbons and tulle, and window sills decorated with Singapore orchids set the stage for the nuptials of the daughter of pop music star Donna Summer and her first husband, Helmut Sommer,and the son of Dick and Bonna Dohler, he's an Ellicott City builder.The church was filled with the music of German trumpeteer Langston Fitzgerald and selections of Bach, Beethoven and Vivaldi, played by the church's music director Margaret Budd on the organ.
By Michael James | October 3, 1990
WANTED: Traveling Bard to provide inspiration at an office in need of musical enlightenment.The qualified candidate will possess his/her own lyre and must be versed in ancient Greek poetry. Voice must be soft and lilting. Minstrels a plus but not necessary.Added consideration will be given to those who have a whimsical view of Howard County happenings and various news events that shape the daily lives of those who work in the county mainstream.We offer an excellent benefits package and pleasant working conditions, but no pay. The job will be rewarding to those whose mission is to use music as an inspirational force in the modern-day office structure.
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