October 13, 2005
Rob Thomas -- Constitution Hall / Pop star and Matchbox Twenty focal point Rob Thomas headlines Constitution Hall, 18th and D streets N.W. in Washington, Sunday night at 7. Antigone Rising also performs. Tickets are $40 and are available through Ticketmaster by calling 410-547-SEAT or visiting ticketmaster.com. Matt Nathanson -- Recher Theatre / Singer-songwriter Matt Nathanson brings his stripped-down sounds to the Recher Theatre, 512 York Road, Tuesday night at 7. Tickets are $12 through Ticketmaster.
November 10, 2004
COLLEGE PARK - Maryland men's basketball coach Gary Williams announced the signing of small forward Shane Clark from Philadelphia to a National Letter of Intent to play for the Terrapins, beginning in the fall of 2005. Clark, a 6-7, 195-pound forward, is set to begin his senior season of high school at Hargrave Military Academy in Chatham, Va., this fall. "Shane is a complete player on the court. He can do many things - he's a great scorer, he plays defense well and he can mix it up on the glass," said Williams.
December 30, 2003
Moves Baseball DEVIL RAYS: Agreed with former Orioles C Brook Fordyce on one-year contract. RANGERS: Signed Former Orioles OF David Dellucci to one-year, $750,000 contract. REDS: Agreed with P Cory Lidle on one-year, $2.75 million contract. Basketball HAWKS: Requested waivers on F Lee Nailon. Activated F Alen Henderson from injured list. HEAT: Activated C Wang Zhi-Zhi from injured list. Placed F Udonis Haslem on injured list. HORNETS: Waived C James Lang. NETS: Agreed to terms with F Eddie Griffin.
May 31, 2002
Undercover Brother, an Internet cartoon series, comes to the big screen as bright live-action entertainment - a satiric salute to blaxploitation movies that turns into an engaging melting-pot comedy, albeit one filled with "Afro Slick" and hot sauce, hold the mayo. It has a premise that never stops percolating. Ever since the black pop heyday of the 1970s, a villain called The Man - yes, The Man - has plotted to expunge blacks from American culture. An intrepid individualist known as Undercover Brother (Eddie Griffin)
February 24, 1995
"The Walking Dead" follows four black Marines on a night combat patrol in Vietnam, but it's so hokey that it manages almost single-handedly to revise the Marine motto into "Never faithful." It's certainly never faithful to reality.Give it points for trying to break new ground. The Vietnam War has been re-fought on screen so many times it has come to seem almost banal, but one aspect of the conflict has gone curiously undramatized: the black experience, an issue only peripherally dealt with in "Platoon" or "Hamburger Hill."
November 24, 2005
The city's comedy fans could start getting more yuks on the west side. With the Improv shuttered and no definite plans for another in the near future, the Hippodrome is looking to attract a steady stream of nationally touring comedians. In the past two months, Sinbad, Eddie Griffin and the Bad Boys of Comedy - all major national acts - played the Hippodrome's main stage. The venue also has a smaller pavilion stage that could accommodate crowds slightly larger than those that filled the now-defunct Improv.