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By Mary Johnson and Mary Johnson,SPECIAL TO THE SUN | July 29, 2005
Based on the life of America's most famous female pilot, Amelia Earhart, the musical Amelia's Journey continues tonight through Sunday at Chesapeake Arts Center's Studio Theatre, where it premiered last July. After some fine-tuning at five shortened performances at Colonial Players during First Night Annapolis, and with more revisions at recent CAC rehearsals, the current version is tighter and faster-paced than last year's, and is enlivened by well-executed, stronger choreography and stronger supporting players.
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By Mary Johnson and Mary Johnson,SPECIAL TO THE SUN | July 15, 2005
Amelia's Journey, an original musical about America's most famous female pilot, opens tonight at Chesapeake Arts Center's Studio Theatre, where it premiered one year ago to sold-out houses for the entire run. Long fascinated with Amelia Earhart's story, Annapolis attorney and composer-lyricist Doug Schenker composed a musical about the pilot, whose fame was the creation of publisher-promoter George Palmer Putnam. About 10 years ago, Schenker engaged local playwright Linda Page to join him in bringing theatrical life to Earhart and Putnam, tracing the relationship from their first meeting in 1928 until her disappearance in 1937.
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By Alan Tennant | October 17, 2004
IN FOLLOWING peregrine falcons, the most affecting thing I found was the magnitude of their transcontinental journeys. During the course of these global pilgrimages, tundra-living Arctic falcons -- like the countless smaller migrants streaming northward on spring migration below our little Cessna -- awed my pilot and me with what I can only call their grandeur of purpose. It was a determination to reach some far shore that is also expressed in the epic journeys of a few mammals, reptiles and fish.
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By Mary Johnson and Mary Johnson,SPECIAL TO THE SUN | July 22, 2004
Klieg lights were the only thing missing from the sold out world premier of Amelia's Journey Friday at Chesapeake Arts Center's Studio Theatre. Greeting arrivals were composer-lyricist Doug Schenker, playwright Linda Page and director Eloise Ullman, who created the musical based on the life of aviator Amelia Earhart and her husband-promoter George Palmer Putnam. The opening performance got nearly everything right, including a score filled with songs that move the action forward, a talented and well-rehearsed cast, the innovative and expansive use of theater space, the aura of authenticity in the characters, authentic period costumes and a great art deco door.
NEWS
By Mary Johnson and Mary Johnson,SPECIAL TO THE SUN | July 1, 2004
Excitement was building at a recent rehearsal for the world premiere of the musical Amelia's Journey, which opens July 16 at Chesapeake Arts Center. Cast members were on hand last weekend, as were the playwright, composer, director and choreographer. The cast and crew have been in rehearsal since March. In 1990, composer-lyricist and Annapolis attorney Doug Schenker came up with the concept of creating a musical about aviatrix Amelia Earhart and publisher and promoter George Palmer Putnam.
NEWS
October 21, 2003
On October 19, 2003, DAISY (nee Stone) SNYDER EARHART, beloved wife of the late Clarence K. Snyder and the late Luther Earhart; devoted mother of Ellsworth Snyder and the late David Snyder; loving sister of Evelyn and Doris; dearest grandmother of Candace Boeck and Bradley Snyder and loving great-grandmother of Claire and Carla Boeck. A memorial service will be held on Sunday, October 26, 2003, at 12:30 PM, from Wesley Freedom United Methodist Church, Johnsville and Liberty Rd., Eldersburg.
ENTERTAINMENT
September 10, 2001
Computers have narrowed the search for the remains of Amelia Earhart. Last spring, Nauticos, the a marine exploration company based in the Anne Arundel County community of Hanover, announced it would attempt to solve one of the great mysteries of the 20th century - the 1937 disappearance of the aviator in the South Pacific as she was attempting to circle the globe with her navigator, Fred Noonan. Nauticos is not the only one looking for Earhart, but the company is convinced it has computed all the variables of the crash and narrowed the search area to fewer than 500 square miles off uninhabited Howland Island, about halfway between Hawaii and Australia.
ENTERTAINMENT
By J. Michael Kennedy and J. Michael Kennedy,SPECIAL TO THE SUN | September 10, 2001
JOE NICKELL calls them "time capsules," these rare opportunities to explore the mysteries of the past. He is a sleuth of history, a man who uses everything from a knowledge of ancient inks to carbon dating in order to answer questions about long-ago events. Nickell, who has written a book about historical mysteries, once put together a research team that concluded that a diary purportedly penned by Jack the Ripper was bogus. He has come down on the side of research that shows the Shroud of Turin is a 13th-century fake.
NEWS
August 1, 2001
LARGER THAN LIFE Go on an expedition and visit the Elephants of Africa at www.pbs.org / wnet / nature / elephants / index.html. Encounter these enormous 12,000-pound animals in the deserts and forests of Africa. Follow the life of an elephant Learn how the ivory trade has severely diminished the elephant population. Then stop by The Poaching Problem section and read about people who are trying to stop poachers from taking elephants' beautiful ivory tusks illegally. Nominate a cool Web site at www.4Kids.
SPORTS
By Bill Free | September 8, 2000
Coach: Ron Vanderlinden (fourth season) Last year: 5-6 Conference: Atlantic Coast Radio: WBAL (1090 AM), WTEM (980 AM) Stadium: Byrd (48,055) Offense: Multiple Defense: Multiple Top returning players: TB LaMont Jordan, OLB Aaron Thompson, FB Matt Kalapinski, C Melvin Fowler, QB Calvin McCall, WR Guilian Gary, ILB Marlon Moore, K Brian Kopka, P Brooks Barnard, SS Tony Jackson, FS Shawn Forte, ILB Kevin Bishop, CB Tony Okanlawon, ILB E. J. Henderson....
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