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By Tim Smith, The Baltimore Sun | November 3, 2011
There's a restaurant scene partway through Act 2 of "La Cage aux Folles" that spotlights Christopher Sieber, playing Albin, the reigning drag queen of Saint-Tropez in the propulsive and entertaining production at the Hippodrome this week. Albin, decked out like an overstuffed Margaret Thatcher and still hurt by perceived slights from the most important people in his life, is called upon to sing a little something. Sieber's whole body subtly softens and seems to glow as he sings in gentle, conversational tones: "Hold this moment fast, and live and love as hard as you know; make this moment last, because the best of times is now. " No great shakes as a lyric or a tune, but Sieber's nuanced singing sells it so affectingly that you'd swear it was the most divinely inspired song in the Broadway canon, a bittersweet anthem as much for those in love as for those who feel threatened.
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By John-John Williams IV, The Baltimore Sun | November 23, 2011
Purchasing the perfect holiday gift can be tricky. And when you have a picky recipient, gift-giving is downright stressful. Enter personal shopper Stephanie Bradshaw. "Gifts are suppose to be something that they wouldn't get for themselves," she says. "Instead of thinking about getting them the utilitarian things, it is nice to think of the indulgence of it. For us the challenge and the thrill of it is to chose something that they wouldn't chose for themselves. It's suppose to be a treat.
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By Tim Smith, The Baltimore Sun | October 29, 2011
George Hamilton just wants a cup of coffee, that's all. But a small obstacle confounds the handsome, supernaturally tanned actor in his Tulsa, Okla., hotel room — the coffee maker. "This is a whole new experience for me," he says by phone. "I'm 72 years old. It's about time I learned how to do this. Hold on a minute. " Vague clanking sounds can be heard, for more than a minute. "It doesn't look like coffee," Hamilton says when he gets back on the line. "It's just sugar and milk and warm water.
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By Tim Smith, The Baltimore Sun | November 3, 2011
There's a restaurant scene partway through Act 2 of "La Cage aux Folles" that spotlights Christopher Sieber, playing Albin, the reigning drag queen of Saint-Tropez in the propulsive and entertaining production at the Hippodrome this week. Albin, decked out like an overstuffed Margaret Thatcher and still hurt by perceived slights from the most important people in his life, is called upon to sing a little something. Sieber's whole body subtly softens and seems to glow as he sings in gentle, conversational tones: "Hold this moment fast, and live and love as hard as you know; make this moment last, because the best of times is now. " No great shakes as a lyric or a tune, but Sieber's nuanced singing sells it so affectingly that you'd swear it was the most divinely inspired song in the Broadway canon, a bittersweet anthem as much for those in love as for those who feel threatened.
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By John-John Williams IV, The Baltimore Sun | November 23, 2011
Purchasing the perfect holiday gift can be tricky. And when you have a picky recipient, gift-giving is downright stressful. Enter personal shopper Stephanie Bradshaw. "Gifts are suppose to be something that they wouldn't get for themselves," she says. "Instead of thinking about getting them the utilitarian things, it is nice to think of the indulgence of it. For us the challenge and the thrill of it is to chose something that they wouldn't chose for themselves. It's suppose to be a treat.
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October 29, 2005
On October 27, 2005, BEATRICE E. FOLL, beloved wife of Charles E. Foll, devoted mother of Gail A. Golden, cherished grandmother of Christopher E. White, loving great grandmother of Jared C. Pryer-White. Friends may call at the family owned Evans Chapel of Memories - Parkville on Sunday and Monday 3 to 5 and 7 to 9 PM. A funeral service will be held 11AM Tuesday. Interment Lorraine Park Cemetery.
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March 21, 2005
On March 19, 2005, LEO H. FOLL, beloved husband of Bernice Foll (nee True) devoted father of Theresa Bumgarner and Leona Harris, dear grandfather of Christina Bumgarner, Rebecca and Shawn True, loving brother of John Foll and his wife Darlene. Friends may call at the CONNELLY FUNERAL HOME OF DUNDALK P.A., 7110 Sollers Point Rd., on Monday 3 to 5 and 7 to 9 P.M., where services will be held Monday at 8 P.M.
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By STEPHEN HUNTER and STEPHEN HUNTER,SUN FILM CRITIC | March 8, 1996
"The Birdcage" seems unstuck in time.Though flashily acted by Robin Williams and particularly the flamboyant Nathan Lane, the movie tells us more about 1978, when its original source "La Cage Aux Folles" was made, than it does about the '90s, when it purportedly takes place. It's a case of deja vu all over again -- the second time around. Actually, it feels like the 10th time around. The small, wicked French comedy became a musical stage hit on Broadway for many years, featuring among other lost stars Gene Barry and Ricardo Montalban, that famous "Corinthian leather" TV huckster.
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March 21, 1992
The Rev. Paul M. Abels, the nation's first openly gay pastor with a congregation in a major Christian denomination, died March 12 of acquired immune deficiency syndrome. He was 54. Mr. Abels was pastor of the Washington Square United Methodist Church in Manhattan's Greenwich Village from 1973 to 1984. He publicly acknowledged his homosexuality in 1977 and began performing "covenant ceremonies" for gay couples unable to marry legally.Connie Lee, an educator who advised the Pentagon on military issues affecting women, died March 13 of cancer.
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By The Washington Post | December 12, 2009
GENE BARRY, 90 'Bat Masterson' star Gene Barry, a debonair leading man who was best known as the sharply dressed lawman of the television series "Bat Masterson" and "Burke's Law," and then earned a Tony Award nomination as a gay nightclub owner raising a son in "La Cage aux Folles," died Dec. 9 at an assisted-living home in Woodland Hills, Calif. Family members said they did not know the cause of death. After an early stage career that included acting opposite Mae West in a Broadway comedy, Mr. Barry went to Hollywood and starred in a series of films that included the 1953 alien-invasion movie "The War of the Worlds."
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By Tim Smith, The Baltimore Sun | October 29, 2011
George Hamilton just wants a cup of coffee, that's all. But a small obstacle confounds the handsome, supernaturally tanned actor in his Tulsa, Okla., hotel room — the coffee maker. "This is a whole new experience for me," he says by phone. "I'm 72 years old. It's about time I learned how to do this. Hold on a minute. " Vague clanking sounds can be heard, for more than a minute. "It doesn't look like coffee," Hamilton says when he gets back on the line. "It's just sugar and milk and warm water.
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August 2, 2006
On July 30, 2006, ALICE JEAN FOLL, age 69, of Ocean Pines, MD, formerly of Baltimore; beloved wife of William A. Foll; devoted mother of Alison Nantz and Heather Ransone; sister of Sally Harper; loving grandmother of five. A memorial service will be held today, August 2, 2 P.M. at the Community Church at Ocean Pines. In lieu of flowers the family suggests contributions to Community Church at Ocean Pines, 11227 Racetrack Road, Berlin, MD 21811. Arrangements by Hastings Funeral Home, Selbyville, DE.
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March 21, 2005
On March 19, 2005, LEO H. FOLL, beloved husband of Bernice Foll (nee True) devoted father of Theresa Bumgarner and Leona Harris, dear grandfather of Christina Bumgarner, Rebecca and Shawn True, loving brother of John Foll and his wife Darlene. Friends may call at the CONNELLY FUNERAL HOME OF DUNDALK P.A., 7110 Sollers Point Rd., on Monday 3 to 5 and 7 to 9 P.M., where services will be held Monday at 8 P.M.
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By STEPHEN HUNTER and STEPHEN HUNTER,SUN FILM CRITIC | March 8, 1996
"The Birdcage" seems unstuck in time.Though flashily acted by Robin Williams and particularly the flamboyant Nathan Lane, the movie tells us more about 1978, when its original source "La Cage Aux Folles" was made, than it does about the '90s, when it purportedly takes place. It's a case of deja vu all over again -- the second time around. Actually, it feels like the 10th time around. The small, wicked French comedy became a musical stage hit on Broadway for many years, featuring among other lost stars Gene Barry and Ricardo Montalban, that famous "Corinthian leather" TV huckster.
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By Michael Sragow and Michael Sragow,Sun Movie Critic | June 1, 2007
There's pleasure to be had in seeing a valet parker try to trump a billionaire in the French comedy The Valet. Daniel Auteuil plays a married captain of industry who thinks the only way he can hang on to his business position and his super-model mistress is to have her pose as the live-in lover of a fellow who parks cars at a restaurant. Improbable? Perhaps, but one of writer-director Francis Veber's gifts as a farceur is to make the unlikely both credible and amusing. As he showed in The Closet and The Dinner Game and the script to the original La Cage Aux Folles, Veber is a master of economy.
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