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By Kelly Brewington | kelly.brewington@baltsun.com | April 5, 2010
The men would stride around in sharp suits and shiny shoes while women sashayed beside them in creamy pastel dresses and hats as elaborate as crowns. Evelyn Watkins would take hours arranging her frilly new dress and make certain every Shirley Temple curl was in place. That was 50 years ago, when the annual Easter parade was the can't-miss event of Pennsylvania Avenue, the hub of black entertainment in Baltimore. Then, 25 or so years ago - no one remembers when exactly - it disappeared.
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By Tim Smith, The Baltimore Sun | March 27, 2013
OK, Midweek Madness fans, I thought a little something related to Easter would be in order (I'll find something for Passover next year).  So here is one of the cutest 60 seconds or so in the delectable movie "Easter Parade" with Judy Garland and Fred Astaire. This particular scene has nothing to do with Easter, but who cares? This is Midweek Madness, not Midweek Relevance. 
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SPORTS
April 2, 1991
Hero's Hurrah furnished trainer Ben Perkins Jr. and jockey Rick Wilson with their second victory on the card by capturing the $35,000 Easter Parade Purse at Pimlico Race Course yesterday.The even-money favorite in a field of seven fillies and mares shook off In the Curl early in the stretch and coasted to a 2 3/4 -length victory in 1 minute, 11 seconds over six furlongs.In the Curl finished second by a length over Ismelda.Hero's Hurrah, winner in the Francis Scott Key Handicap and seventh in the $200,000 Barbara Fritchie Handicap in two starts this year, earned $21,000 for owner Richard L. Golden of Chesapeake City and paid $4 to win.In the eighth, Perkins and Wilson clicked with Triple Crown nominee Tank, a son of 1985 Preakness winner Tank's Prospect.
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By Kelly Brewington | kelly.brewington@baltsun.com | April 5, 2010
The men would stride around in sharp suits and shiny shoes while women sashayed beside them in creamy pastel dresses and hats as elaborate as crowns. Evelyn Watkins would take hours arranging her frilly new dress and make certain every Shirley Temple curl was in place. That was 50 years ago, when the annual Easter parade was the can't-miss event of Pennsylvania Avenue, the hub of black entertainment in Baltimore. Then, 25 or so years ago - no one remembers when exactly - it disappeared.
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By DAN BERGER | April 18, 1995
The Easter Parade at the Inner Harbor is great. The tail end needs attention.The rich are getting richer and the poor poorer and the gap is growing but -- just ask Newt -- it's not enough.If there were no nuclear non-proliferation treaty, we couldn't get one. Soon there won't be, and we won't.Senator Dole threatens not to let the nomination of Dr. Foster for surgeon general come to the floor of the Senate. Until after the last Republican presidential primary.The streets of Baltimore are safe.
ENTERTAINMENT
By Tim Smith, The Baltimore Sun | March 27, 2013
OK, Midweek Madness fans, I thought a little something related to Easter would be in order (I'll find something for Passover next year).  So here is one of the cutest 60 seconds or so in the delectable movie "Easter Parade" with Judy Garland and Fred Astaire. This particular scene has nothing to do with Easter, but who cares? This is Midweek Madness, not Midweek Relevance. 
NEWS
June 2, 2003
Wallace Terry, 65, a pioneering black journalist, author and teacher, died Thursday at Inova Fairfax Hospital in Virginia of an inflammation of the blood vessels. When Mr. Terry joined The Washington Post in 1960, he became one of the relatively few black reporters then at mainstream U.S. newspapers. He later covered the Vietnam War, an assignment that resulted in the best-selling book Bloods, an oral history of black soldiers published in 1984. Mr. Terry also worked for Time magazine and contributed to other publications, including USA Today and Parade magazine, and made frequent television appearances.
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By JoAnna Daemmrich and JoAnna Daemmrich,Sun Staff Writer | April 17, 1995
As the sweet strains of jazz drifted over Baltimore's Inner Harbor yesterday, 75-year-old Willie Frison, impeccable in a white linen suit and hat, found he couldn't resist the temptation to dance any longer.Still footloose and full of spunk, Mr. Frison gave up his front-row seat at the Harborplace Amphitheatre to join four little girls swaying to the rhythm of the Jerry Gordon Quintet."I just love this," he said over the applause of the crowd when the Washington-based group took a break. Wiping his brow, Mr. Frison, who lives in Northeast Baltimore, went on, "I dance all the time.
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By Sherry Graham and Sherry Graham,SPECIAL TO THE SUN | April 6, 1999
AN EASTER tradition continued at St. Stephen's Reformed Episcopal Church in Eldersburg on Sunday when the Sunday School program presented its annual Easter play. Children have performed a play at Easter and Christmas for more than a dozen years.Under the direction of teachers Frances Frey and Suzette Godman, 14 youngsters presented "Easter Praise Parade." The play told the Easter story through a group of neighborhood children planning and preparing to hold a parade through their town.Emily Riddle, Stephanie Carney, Jill Bankard, Brooke Laur and Brian Crouse had the primary roles.
NEWS
May 30, 2001
" 'Easter Parade' by Mary Chalmers is a fantastic book. First, I like the characters; Rabbits because I want a rabbit for a pet. I like the pictures. I like the flowers in the pictures because I plant pretty flowers in the spring with my mom." -- Ebony Cromwell Marley Elementary "The best book I've ever read is 'Vincent Van Gogh' by Eileen Lucas. It is a neat biography because it's full of interesting facts about his personal life and his career as an artist. I learned how Vincent's brother, Theo, helped him throughout his life.
NEWS
June 2, 2003
Wallace Terry, 65, a pioneering black journalist, author and teacher, died Thursday at Inova Fairfax Hospital in Virginia of an inflammation of the blood vessels. When Mr. Terry joined The Washington Post in 1960, he became one of the relatively few black reporters then at mainstream U.S. newspapers. He later covered the Vietnam War, an assignment that resulted in the best-selling book Bloods, an oral history of black soldiers published in 1984. Mr. Terry also worked for Time magazine and contributed to other publications, including USA Today and Parade magazine, and made frequent television appearances.
NEWS
By Sherry Graham and Sherry Graham,SPECIAL TO THE SUN | April 6, 1999
AN EASTER tradition continued at St. Stephen's Reformed Episcopal Church in Eldersburg on Sunday when the Sunday School program presented its annual Easter play. Children have performed a play at Easter and Christmas for more than a dozen years.Under the direction of teachers Frances Frey and Suzette Godman, 14 youngsters presented "Easter Praise Parade." The play told the Easter story through a group of neighborhood children planning and preparing to hold a parade through their town.Emily Riddle, Stephanie Carney, Jill Bankard, Brooke Laur and Brian Crouse had the primary roles.
NEWS
By DAN BERGER | April 18, 1995
The Easter Parade at the Inner Harbor is great. The tail end needs attention.The rich are getting richer and the poor poorer and the gap is growing but -- just ask Newt -- it's not enough.If there were no nuclear non-proliferation treaty, we couldn't get one. Soon there won't be, and we won't.Senator Dole threatens not to let the nomination of Dr. Foster for surgeon general come to the floor of the Senate. Until after the last Republican presidential primary.The streets of Baltimore are safe.
NEWS
By JoAnna Daemmrich and JoAnna Daemmrich,Sun Staff Writer | April 17, 1995
As the sweet strains of jazz drifted over Baltimore's Inner Harbor yesterday, 75-year-old Willie Frison, impeccable in a white linen suit and hat, found he couldn't resist the temptation to dance any longer.Still footloose and full of spunk, Mr. Frison gave up his front-row seat at the Harborplace Amphitheatre to join four little girls swaying to the rhythm of the Jerry Gordon Quintet."I just love this," he said over the applause of the crowd when the Washington-based group took a break. Wiping his brow, Mr. Frison, who lives in Northeast Baltimore, went on, "I dance all the time.
SPORTS
April 2, 1991
Hero's Hurrah furnished trainer Ben Perkins Jr. and jockey Rick Wilson with their second victory on the card by capturing the $35,000 Easter Parade Purse at Pimlico Race Course yesterday.The even-money favorite in a field of seven fillies and mares shook off In the Curl early in the stretch and coasted to a 2 3/4 -length victory in 1 minute, 11 seconds over six furlongs.In the Curl finished second by a length over Ismelda.Hero's Hurrah, winner in the Francis Scott Key Handicap and seventh in the $200,000 Barbara Fritchie Handicap in two starts this year, earned $21,000 for owner Richard L. Golden of Chesapeake City and paid $4 to win.In the eighth, Perkins and Wilson clicked with Triple Crown nominee Tank, a son of 1985 Preakness winner Tank's Prospect.
NEWS
June 6, 1997
Dennis James, 79, one of television's first emcees and the host of such game shows as "The Price Is Right" and "Name That Tune," died of cancer Tuesday in Palm Springs, Calif.Among his firsts, according to reference books, was first host of a TV variety show, first host of a TV sports show, first emcee of the Easter Parade telecast, first on-the-spot live TV newsreel commentator, first TV wrestling announcer and first to appear on videotape for commercial use.George Fenneman, 77, the gracious sidekick to comedian Groucho Marx on television's "You Bet Your Life," died from emphysema May 29 in Los Angeles.
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