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By Tim Smith and Tim Smith,SUN MUSIC CRITIC | July 17, 2001
A composer's first opera rarely is a masterpiece. Still, it can tell us a lot about its creator. Carlisle Floyd's Slow Dusk, given a rare, effective production by Baltimore Opera Company at Langsdale Auditorium during Artscape 2001, is an immature work, to be sure. But it strongly reveals his musical and spiritual center - the Deep South - and his flair for fashioning taut and interesting stories from the lives of its people. In the space of 40 minutes, Slow Dusk tells a Romeo and Juliet-like tale about young lovers in dirt-poor farm country.
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By Scott Dance, The Baltimore Sun | September 16, 2013
Venus and Saturn will be dancing together on the western horizon this week at dusk, getting so close they will be visible together in the same field of view when looking through binoculars, according to EarthSky.org. The planets are visible at nightfall but not much later than that, setting at early evening. Both appear as bright stars, with Venus the brighter of the two by a factor of about 80, according to EarthSky. They will be within 3 1/2 degrees of each other Wednesday and Thursday, according to Sky & Telescope.
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By Scott Dance, The Baltimore Sun | September 16, 2013
Venus and Saturn will be dancing together on the western horizon this week at dusk, getting so close they will be visible together in the same field of view when looking through binoculars, according to EarthSky.org. The planets are visible at nightfall but not much later than that, setting at early evening. Both appear as bright stars, with Venus the brighter of the two by a factor of about 80, according to EarthSky. They will be within 3 1/2 degrees of each other Wednesday and Thursday, according to Sky & Telescope.
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June 23, 2011
Laurel — Granville Gude Park, Laurel Lakes, 8300 Mulberry St., 301-725-5300 ext. 2203. Parade at 11 a.m. Car show follows parade; fireworks at dusk. National Harbor — Gaylord National Resort, 201 Waterfront St. Uncle Sam Jam beginning at 2 p.m., ages 21 and over, tickets required. Lanham — Trinity Assembly of God, 7800 Good Luck Road, 301-552-9322. Mitchellville — The Country Club at Woodmore, 12320 Pleasant Prospect Road, 301-249-6100.
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By DAN RODRICKS | April 24, 1996
In "Lucy Sleeps With Master Muford," the eighth cut on their new compact disc, singer Aleta Greene and guitarist Wall Matthews conjure a smoky ghost from a fire stoked in the seven previous songs. This ghost is a woman-child -- innocent, abused, weepy, weary -- and hers is the voice of midnight. She is Lucy, a slave somewhere in America somewhere in time. She comes to life as Greene sings and Matthews plays, a collaboration for which all people interested in interesting music should be grateful.
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By Stephen Hunter and Stephen Hunter,SUN FILM CRITIC | January 19, 1996
Think of "From Dusk Till Dawn" as a whoopee cushion from hell.Indefensibly vulgar and violent, the thing nevertheless achieves a certain level of scabrous intensity that will probably overcome the repressive systems of all but the most disciplined apparatchiks from the Family Values Council.Written by one bad boy (Quentin Tarantino), starring another bad boy (George Clooney) and directed by a third bad boy (Robert Rodriguez of "Desperado"), it's a Bad Boys-R-Us outlet by the interstate. If you want to see a nice movie, this isn't it. In fact, let me say it up front: If you're not into violent road picture/Mexican ,, vampire bloodfest rip-offs done with a spritz of post-modernist self-consciousness and jammed with movie trivia and calculated attain a pitch of high snickering bravado, then this probably isn't the movie for you.Clooney and Tarantino play the Gecko brothers, Seth and Richard, small-beer convict escapees who rob and pillage their way from Wichita south to Mexico, stopping now and then to blow away a Texas Ranger or a liquor store clerk.
NEWS
January 11, 1997
An item in The Sun yesterday erroneously stated the fasting period for Ramadan. It is between dawn and dusk.The Sun regrets the error.Pub Date: 1/11/97
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June 23, 2011
Laurel — Granville Gude Park, Laurel Lakes, 8300 Mulberry St., 301-725-5300 ext. 2203. Parade at 11 a.m. Car show follows parade; fireworks at dusk. National Harbor — Gaylord National Resort, 201 Waterfront St. Uncle Sam Jam beginning at 2 p.m., ages 21 and over, tickets required. Lanham — Trinity Assembly of God, 7800 Good Luck Road, 301-552-9322. Mitchellville — The Country Club at Woodmore, 12320 Pleasant Prospect Road, 301-249-6100.
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December 20, 1993
Anyone who doubts the joyfulness of Christmas should visit, after dusk, the brilliantly lit 700 block of West 34th St., between Chestnut Ave. and Keswick Rd., in the Hampden neighborhood of Baltimore City.Residents have extended outdoor Christmas light decoration from an electricians' folk art into a profound message of joy and goodwill.The growing fame of this neighborhood effort attests to its transcendence. To see it and not smile is impossible. Bah, humbug? Check it out, with a small critic in tow.@
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By Kerry O'Rourke and Kerry O'Rourke,Staff Writer | February 18, 1993
The model airplane pilots say they respect their self-imposed "no-fly zone" and are careful not to disturb the environment near their field off Route 97 north of Westminster.Nearby residents say noise from the planes is incessant on weekends, causes dogs at the Humane Society to bark, and spooks horses and other animals.Westminster AeroModelers Club members and residents who live near the closed John Owings Landfill, where the planes fly, presented their concerns last night to the county Recreation and Parks Board at the Carroll County Education Center.
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By Rob Tricchinelli and Rob Tricchinelli,Capital News Service | December 28, 2007
When mating season comes, bucks will chase does with little regard for their own safety. When daylight-saving time ends, more commuters are on the road at dusk, a peak time for deer activity. When those annual events coincide, the result is especially risky for deer and motorists alike. The last quarter of the year typically sees a marked increase in deer-car collisions and state cleanup crews report many more deer carcasses on roads. The State Highway Administration has removed about 38,000 dead deer from state roads since 2001, nearly half of them during just three months -- October, November and December.
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By Cassandra A. Fortin and Cassandra A. Fortin,SPECIAL TO THE SUN | August 19, 2007
The club started with seven members, a few telescopes and the night sky. At first, the stargazers met in a parking lot at Harford Community College to view celestial objects. But as interest in the Harford County Astronomical Society grew, the members sought a permanent home -- a search that ended when the college built an observatory that the club agreed to run. "Having an observatory made a world of difference," said Sal Rodano, a club member and physics professor at the college. "An observatory really supports the theoretical aspects of astronomy.
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By KARL MERTON FERRON and KARL MERTON FERRON,SUN REPORTER | February 5, 2006
The sun hung just over the bare trees west of Randallstown High School as I carried cameras, flashes and four light stands back to my truck from a portrait shoot when my cell phone rang. Unable to pick up the phone, I barely managed to get the equipment into the rear and opened the flip top to see that Dudley Brooks, managing editor of photography, had called. "We need one of those quick-hit weather pictures," Brooks said when I returned the call. I shook my head, because the pressure was on. The paper wanted to run a story about the warm January weather and needed an image to illustrate it. Where would people be, enjoying the day at sunset?
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By Tawanda W. Johnson and Tawanda W. Johnson,SPECIAL TO THE SUN | October 15, 2004
As Muslims around the world prepare for a month-long fast in honor of Ramadan, those with local ties say the observance is also a way to highlight the charitable acts of those who follow Islam. The first day of Ramadan is today, as the first sighting in North America of the new crescent moon occurred last night. Ramadan is observed because Muslims believe it is the month in which Allah revealed the Holy Quran to the prophet Muhammad. Throughout the month, Muslims abstain from eating, drinking, intimate relations and vain talk, among other things, between dawn and dusk.
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September 19, 2004
WHO LOST RUSSIA? What happened to democracy? President Vladimir V. Putin's response to the sickening Beslan bloodbath is to say he will do away with the election of regional governors and recon- figure the parliament to make it even harder for dissenting voices to gain a footing. His reaction is to trample on plurality and respect for his fellow citizens. This would seem to have little or nothing to do with fighting terrorism, but there is a terrible logic to it. Mr. Putin's presidential career has been dedicated to the tightening of security against the enemies of the state, and as the attacks against Russia have nevertheless continued, growing ever more brazen and deadly, his reply again and again has been an expansion of central power -- futile as it may be. And what sort of reaction does that provoke?
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By Tom Pelton and Tom Pelton,SUN STAFF | November 18, 2003
Don't beg after dark. Don't sleep on sidewalks. Don't smoke in bars. Those possible restrictions are under consideration by the Baltimore City Council -- with legislation for all but the smoking ban introduced at its meeting last night, and the latter to be studied. The Downtown Partnership business advocacy organization proposed a pair of laws that would impose a civil fine for anyone who panhandles at night, lies on a sidewalk or sits on a public walkway for more than an hour. Meanwhile, Councilwoman Helen L. Holton introduced a resolution asking for a hearing on the potential impact of a smoking ban in city bars and restaurants.
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By Carol Frost | June 27, 1994
Was it in stepping into dusk? Did a glance release this turbulencewhere Martin's fields thicken with thorn apple and a woodland bird makes a sound?Not even the quick flowering of summer winds alters it, what a man in a straw hat bending downabove the scythe's reach found,only now so saturated with rust and greatly indrawn, the way it is in the past.Yet the blade seems to will itself to hold an edge, expressing the kind of time --which plays around the roots of the grasses, and still knows, still passes, still causes shadowsto seem to fit themselves around the ankles, refusing separation.
FEATURES
July 2, 1991
THE USUAL sparkles will fly on the Fourth of July, and some will light the sky later this week. Fireworks displays planned throughout the region include:BALTIMORE CITY:* An all-day celebration Thursday at the Inner Harbor will end with fireworks at 9:30 p.m. Rain date is July 5. Call 837-4636.BALTIMORE COUNTY:* In Dundalk the fireworks display will be from 9 to 10 p.m. at the North Point Government Center, Merritt Boulevard and Wise Avenue. Rain date is Friday, July 5. Call 284-4022.* At Oregon Ridge, the Baltimore Symphony Orchestra with guest conductor David Loebel will present a patriotic program at 8 p.m. Thursday, ending with a finale of fireworks.
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By Paul West and Paul West,SUN NATIONAL STAFF | April 11, 2003
WASHINGTON -- U.S. forces battled remnants of Iraq's army yesterday by helping Kurdish fighters capture a key city in the country's oil-rich north and engaging in scattered gunbattles in Baghdad. Farther south, U.S. troops encountered more of the kind of violence that had been feared before the war began, as Iraqis fought Iraqis as well as the Americans. At least one Marine died and as many as 22 were injured in fighting in Baghdad, including a fierce firefight at a mosque where an informant said Saddam Hussein might be hiding.
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By Ellie Baublitz and Ellie Baublitz,SUN STAFF | October 31, 2001
To celebrate Halloween, Carroll County towns and shopping centers have planned trick-or-treating times and other activities, including: Westminster: Trick-or-treat- ing from dusk until 8 p.m. today inside city limits. Children age 12 and younger can make the rounds with a parent or adult guardian. Trick-or-treaters are encouraged to wear light-colored clothing for safety. Residents wishing to participate should turn on porch lights. Information: 410-848-9000. Sykesville: Trick-or-treating will be allowed from 6 p.m. to 8 p.m. today.
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