February 9, 2011
Thank you for your extensive coverage of recent animal cruelty cases in Baltimore — I hope it raises awareness of the problem and convinces those with the power to do so to make sure more animals do not suffer at the hands of these barbarians. I am 91 years old, a life-long Baltimore resident, and I am sickened and heartbroken to think that anyone — especially children — would treat an animal the way Phoenix, Mittens, Rainbow and so many others have been tortured, maimed or killed.
August 2, 1995
Nothing better illustrates today's vast changes in electronics and entertainment than the mega-merger of Disney and ABC. The $19 billion acquisition of Capital Cities/ABC by the Walt Disney Co. is revolutionary in terms of pop culture and home entertainment. In retrospect it should not have been a surprise, because its attractions are so obvious. Strategically, the two giants are a perfect fit: They complement each other with little duplication. Mergers like this are a tycoon's dream.But is this a dream or nightmare for everyone else?
December 24, 2008
Live from 'SNL,' Tina Fey is 2008's top entertainer Tina Fey was voted the Associated Press' Entertainer of the Year, an honor given annually to the performer who had the greatest impact on culture and entertainment for the year. Robert Downey Jr., whose comeback was capped with the blockbuster Iron Man, finished second, and Heath Ledger, who posthumously wowed audiences as the Joker in The Dark Knight, was third. But it was Fey, 38, who most impressed voters (newspaper editors and broadcast producers across the country)
March 31, 2010
In a slow season, a reporter of restaurant news will take to scouring the Baltimore City License Board's notice of transfers and even, occasionally, the want ads under Hospitality on Craigslist, hoping that a new restaurant has posted hiring notices. And that's how this turned up: "Entertainer who plays the piano/synthesizer and sings is wanted nightly from 7 p.m. to 11 p.m. for the Da Mimmo Cocktail Lounge." Mary Ann Cricchio, owner of Da Mimmo (217 S. High St., 410-727-6876, damimmo.
December 23, 1990
WESTMINSTER - Looking for a different gift idea? The American Heart Association is selling the Entertainment '91 books for $35.The books include discount coupons for restaurants, movies, sporting events, dry cleaning, film developing, hotels and more.To purchase books, call 876-1029 or stop by the AHA office at 280 E.Main St.
August 31, 1994
These are pretty heady times for ABC's "Monday Night Football," and why not?MNF remains the biggest weekly spectacle in televised sports, garnering ratings high enough to keep the show in the Nielsen prime-time top 10 for the past four years.And when the curtain goes up on the show's 25th season Monday night, as the San Francisco 49ers play host to the Los Angeles Raiders, the home-viewing audience will find basically the same formula that has yielded big dividends to this point."On Monday night, we have a special mandate.