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By Mary Alice Fallon Yeskey | September 13, 2012
Kerry, Chris, Lorena and Patricia remain. The Quickfire takes advantage of our even number of chefs left -- the kitchen is divided in half by a long line of red gaffer tape. The chefs are paired off and tasked with creating a dish each, but one must remain on the pantry side, one must stay on the hot line. The guest judge is Johnny Avello, who runs the only sports book in Vegas that holds odds on entertainment -- he's previously held odds on "Top Chef. " He wins as the least interesting and most forgettable guest judge of the season.
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March 1, 2014
How do you mark the impending closure of a beloved book store, art gallery and performance space? A flash mob through the streets of Hampden. Friends of the Minas Gallery surprised owners Minas Konsolas and Peggy Hoffman by singing "You Are the Sunshine of My Life" last Sunday. The store will soon close after 22 years so Konsolas can spend more time on his artwork. They tooted kazoos, shook tambourines and beat a drum made out of a water cooler, much to the surprise and delight of Konsolas and Hoffman.
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By Peter Hermann, The Baltimore Sun | May 24, 2012
The owner of a downtown 7-Eleven that was attacked by a mob of youths drawn by a free Slurpee promotion says an envelope filled with the day's receipts — $6,600 in cash — went missing during the melee, according to Baltimore police. Salman Iqbal told police that the money was in his front right shirt pocket while he was being attacked Wednesday afternoon after he confronted up to 40 youths wearing yellow school shirts and khaki pants. He reported that some youths had stolen candy from the store on Light Street, near the Inner Harbor.
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Susan Reimer | December 29, 2013
Just when it seems that the high-speed connective power of social media has been harnessed mainly to bully and harass and to coalesce hate, there comes the evolved flash mob. What began a decade ago as a sudden public gathering to perform a pointless and silly act - and what turned ugly in urban areas when angry young people used it as a way to intimidate and vandalize - has become a random act of beauty. And with the aid of other social media, like Facebook and YouTube, these gone-in-a-moment events can be enjoyed over and over again by people who will wish they had been there.
NEWS
March 1, 2014
How do you mark the impending closure of a beloved book store, art gallery and performance space? A flash mob through the streets of Hampden. Friends of the Minas Gallery surprised owners Minas Konsolas and Peggy Hoffman by singing "You Are the Sunshine of My Life" last Sunday. The store will soon close after 22 years so Konsolas can spend more time on his artwork. They tooted kazoos, shook tambourines and beat a drum made out of a water cooler, much to the surprise and delight of Konsolas and Hoffman.
NEWS
By Peter Hermann | May 24, 2012
Baltimore police are reviewing surveillance tapes to identify what appears to be middle-school youngster who mobbed a 7-Eleven store Wednesday afternoon on Light Street near the Inner Harbor. About 35 to 40 youngsters converged on the store shortly after 1:30 p.m., attracted by a free "Slurpee" promotion, and reportedly stole candy and then became angry with the manager when he confronted him. Police said some youths hit him on the back and arms. Read story from today's paper describing the attack . Police released the offense report this morning in which the manager reported that after the kids left, he noticed an envelope containing daily receipts -- $6,600 in cash -- was missing from his pocket.
NEWS
Susan Reimer | December 29, 2013
Just when it seems that the high-speed connective power of social media has been harnessed mainly to bully and harass and to coalesce hate, there comes the evolved flash mob. What began a decade ago as a sudden public gathering to perform a pointless and silly act - and what turned ugly in urban areas when angry young people used it as a way to intimidate and vandalize - has become a random act of beauty. And with the aid of other social media, like Facebook and YouTube, these gone-in-a-moment events can be enjoyed over and over again by people who will wish they had been there.
EXPLORE
September 20, 2011
Editor: Wanted: Flash Mob! To descend on the Joppatowne High School on Monday, Oct. 3, at 7 p.m.! Event: The Joppa/Joppatowne Community Council meeting will host elected officials who will answer questions from you, the citizens of Harford County - the Flash Mob. A lively but orderly discussion will take place in response to two Harford County Department of Planning and Zoning "happenings. " Did we get your attention? As The Aegis article (page A8, Sept. 16) states, the first happening is almost a "done deal.
NEWS
May 18, 2012
As a resident of the Inner Harbor, I'm shocked by the details of what happened downtown duringSt. Patrick's Day weekend ("The St. Patrick's Day brawl," May 16). And I was also dismayed by how quickly the brawl apparently materialized. However, I'm grateful Maryland's Public Information Act made it possible for your reporter to unravel details as they were happening in real time. I'm just sorry city officials downplayed this violence as it leads to citizen complacency until something serious occurs.
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By Madison Park and Madison Park,Sun Reporter | May 4, 2008
They came. They bobbed - some awkwardly. They sang. "Never gonna give you up. Never gonna let you down. Never gonna run around and desert you." Then after three minutes and three seconds, the young fans of 1980s British pop star Rick Astley dispersed. Yesterday, about 50 people - some dressed in 1980s garb such as torn sweat shirts, bright high-tops and oversized plastic sunglasses - swarmed to a bridge at the Inner Harbor to "rickroll" Baltimore. Rickrolling is an Internet prank in which users click on a supposedly serious link that instead takes them to a music video of Astley performing his 1987 bubble-gum pop song "Never Gonna Give You Up."
ENTERTAINMENT
By Mary Alice Fallon Yeskey | March 4, 2013
The "it" in question is Hannah's OCD, which apparently was a serious problem when she was in high school. With the first real deadline for her e-book on the horizon, she's regressing into obsessive behaviors, namely counting to eight. A lot. She counts her steps, she counts her potato chips, she counts how many times she chews her potato chips. She's teetering on completely falling apart and she looks exhausted. Luckily for her, her parents are in town for the weekend for a conference and to catch Judy Collins in concert.
ENTERTAINMENT
By Mary Alice Fallon Yeskey | September 13, 2012
Kerry, Chris, Lorena and Patricia remain. The Quickfire takes advantage of our even number of chefs left -- the kitchen is divided in half by a long line of red gaffer tape. The chefs are paired off and tasked with creating a dish each, but one must remain on the pantry side, one must stay on the hot line. The guest judge is Johnny Avello, who runs the only sports book in Vegas that holds odds on entertainment -- he's previously held odds on "Top Chef. " He wins as the least interesting and most forgettable guest judge of the season.
NEWS
By Peter Hermann | May 24, 2012
Baltimore police are reviewing surveillance tapes to identify what appears to be middle-school youngster who mobbed a 7-Eleven store Wednesday afternoon on Light Street near the Inner Harbor. About 35 to 40 youngsters converged on the store shortly after 1:30 p.m., attracted by a free "Slurpee" promotion, and reportedly stole candy and then became angry with the manager when he confronted him. Police said some youths hit him on the back and arms. Read story from today's paper describing the attack . Police released the offense report this morning in which the manager reported that after the kids left, he noticed an envelope containing daily receipts -- $6,600 in cash -- was missing from his pocket.
NEWS
By Peter Hermann, The Baltimore Sun | May 24, 2012
The owner of a downtown 7-Eleven that was attacked by a mob of youths drawn by a free Slurpee promotion says an envelope filled with the day's receipts — $6,600 in cash — went missing during the melee, according to Baltimore police. Salman Iqbal told police that the money was in his front right shirt pocket while he was being attacked Wednesday afternoon after he confronted up to 40 youths wearing yellow school shirts and khaki pants. He reported that some youths had stolen candy from the store on Light Street, near the Inner Harbor.
NEWS
May 18, 2012
As a resident of the Inner Harbor, I'm shocked by the details of what happened downtown duringSt. Patrick's Day weekend ("The St. Patrick's Day brawl," May 16). And I was also dismayed by how quickly the brawl apparently materialized. However, I'm grateful Maryland's Public Information Act made it possible for your reporter to unravel details as they were happening in real time. I'm just sorry city officials downplayed this violence as it leads to citizen complacency until something serious occurs.
ENTERTAINMENT
By Dave Gilmore | March 16, 2012
News Roundup •••• Holy hell (literally), "Diablo III" finally has a release date! May 15, kids. [ Blizzard ] •••• EA Sports' football titles are both in the crowd-sourcing spirit this year. Cam Newton is leading the pack for the "Madden NFL 13" vote, and eight Heisman-winning legends are vying to share the cover of "NCAA Football 13" with RG3. It is at this juncture Game Cache would like to officially endorse Ben Roethlisberger ("Madden" curse, ya'll)
ENTERTAINMENT
By Mary Alice Fallon Yeskey | March 4, 2013
The "it" in question is Hannah's OCD, which apparently was a serious problem when she was in high school. With the first real deadline for her e-book on the horizon, she's regressing into obsessive behaviors, namely counting to eight. A lot. She counts her steps, she counts her potato chips, she counts how many times she chews her potato chips. She's teetering on completely falling apart and she looks exhausted. Luckily for her, her parents are in town for the weekend for a conference and to catch Judy Collins in concert.
FEATURES
By Jill Rosen and The Baltimore Sun | March 11, 2012
On any given weekend, you'll see some gymnastics late at night at downtown Baltimore's Power Plant Live. The over-intoxicated kind. The running from someone yucky who's hitting on you kind. But this weekend, it was the real kind as the Ravens cheerleaders surprised the late-night bar crowd with a performance. It was actually a flash mob -- planned in complete surprise -- with one cheerleader after another joining the show as folks finally figured out what was happening.
FEATURES
By Jill Rosen and The Baltimore Sun | March 11, 2012
On any given weekend, you'll see some gymnastics late at night at downtown Baltimore's Power Plant Live. The over-intoxicated kind. The running from someone yucky who's hitting on you kind. But this weekend, it was the real kind as the Ravens cheerleaders surprised the late-night bar crowd with a performance. It was actually a flash mob -- planned in complete surprise -- with one cheerleader after another joining the show as folks finally figured out what was happening.
NEWS
By Jean Marbella, The Baltimore Sun | October 11, 2011
In Paris, the pop-up party materialized on the cobblestones in front of Notre Dame cathedral. In Chicago, it was held under the watchful eye of the Picasso sculpture on Daley Plaza. And on Tuesday night, when this trendy movable feast arrived in Baltimore, it again was in a unique setting: With the Domino Sugar sign casting a red glow from across the water, more than 200 guests descended on a pier at the foot of Caroline Street in Fells Point for the city's first "Diner en Blanc.
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