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By Ann Hornaday | December 12, 1999
Some filmgoers view blaxploitation films as a nadir for African-Americans in cinema. Others realize that by employing black actors and technicians, the films of the '70s gave a generation of film professionals valuable training.Then there are those who love the genre for its campy, over-the-top action and un-intended humor. And no director embodied those values more flamboyantly than Jack Hill, whose classic films "Coffy" and "Foxy Brown" will play at the Charles Theatre Tuesday and Wednesday.
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By Nick Madigan and Nick Madigan,Sun Reporter | October 8, 2006
It was revolutionary, 30 years ago, to see a black woman not only lay waste to hoodlums in a movie but boss around every cop she came across. And yet, Tamara Dobson, the striking, statuesque Baltimore-born actress who died last week at 61, did just that as Cleopatra Jones, a groundbreaking female action hero and a leading figure in the "blaxploitation" cinema of the 1970s. In the first of two movies built around the character, titled simply Cleopatra Jones (1973), the imposing Dobson is a take-no-prisoners federal narcotics agent, a black Joan of Arc who mercilessly kicks drug-traffickers around while looking fabulous in a towering Afro, skintight duds and a black Corvette.
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BY A SUN STAFF WRITER | July 19, 1997
Do you know anyone who has bought compact disc recordings of singer Foxy Brown or the soundtrack of "Men in Black" on the street since Wednesday?Baltimore County police said yesterday that such information could be valuable in tracking down a suspected serial robber and rapist whose loot in a music store holdup included 15 Foxy Brown CDs and nine copies of the movie soundtrack.It also could prove valuable to anyone providing a lead, since a $2,000 reward has been offered.The gunman who held up a Woodlawn music store also forced three people in the store to undress and two of them to perform a sex act.Police believe the same man robbed and raped a clerk at a Catonsville business Thursday and may be the one who twice robbed a clothing store in Security Square Mall -- on Dec. 22 and July 4, each time forcing people in the store to disrobe down to their underwear.
FEATURES
July 13, 2006
Donna Hanover, a former first lady of New York City, has some experience in the ways of love, and she's putting that experience to use as an AOL Love & Sex Coach. Hanover, an actor and TV personality, was divorced from now ex-Mayor Rudolph Giuliani after 20 years of marriage -- he was dating while still married to her -- and later rekindled love with a high school sweetheart and married him. She is the author of My Boyfriend's Back, in which she recounts finding love after divorce and marrying Edwin Oster in 2003.
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By Cheryl Lu-Lien Tan and Cheryl Lu-Lien Tan,SUN STAFF | January 23, 2002
The Afro is long gone. It's been years since she opted to step out in her bell-bottomed '70s regalia. And that determined, wronged-woman snarl that she flashed decades ago while bashing away baddies in the action movies that made her famous is missing from her face - at this moment anyway. But when Pam Grier strides into a room, it's clear she's still not one to mess with. Statuesque, confident and strikingly beautiful almost 30 years since she first hit the big-time with her string of femme-fatale roles, Grier entered an elegant hotel suite yesterday morning, sharply scanned her surroundings and declared, "How come I didn't get a room like this?"
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May 19, 2001
"Like Mother, Like Son: The Strange Story of Sante and Kenny Kimes" has a big name star in the credit and a sensational real-life story as its basis. Don't let that fool you into wasting one of the best nights of television viewing this year on a failed CBS movie. The film stars Mary Tyler Moore as Sante Kimes, a compulsive thief and con artist, who trained her son, Kenny (Gabriel Olds), since childhood to be her accomplice. The pair makes headlines when they murder a wealthy New York woman (Jean Stapleton)
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July 13, 2006
Donna Hanover, a former first lady of New York City, has some experience in the ways of love, and she's putting that experience to use as an AOL Love & Sex Coach. Hanover, an actor and TV personality, was divorced from now ex-Mayor Rudolph Giuliani after 20 years of marriage -- he was dating while still married to her -- and later rekindled love with a high school sweetheart and married him. She is the author of My Boyfriend's Back, in which she recounts finding love after divorce and marrying Edwin Oster in 2003.
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By J.D. Considine and J.D. Considine,SUN POP MUSIC CRITIC | November 10, 1998
R&B stars these days are depressingly one-dimensional.Maybe it's the fault of music video. It sometimes seems as if there's a casting office somewhere that assigns each singer an image and expects him or her to stick with it. So Keith Sweat constantly comes on as a stylish tough guy with libidinous ballads, Aaliyah is forever singing slow-and-sultry love songs while showing off her abdomen and Gerald Levert invariably has a nice suit and a broken heart.But...
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By Kevin Crust and Kevin Crust,LOS ANGELES TIMES | November 5, 2004
If you're disappointed that the Jay-Z and R. Kelly tour will no longer feature the R&B star half of the bill, fret not, you can still experience the "Best of Both Worlds" in the concert documentary Fade to Black. The film is a celebration of rapper Jay-Z's November 2003 show at Madison Square Garden where the hip-hop superstar/mogul marked his "retirement" from solo performing, giving and receiving shout-outs from his fans and friends. The movie, directed by Michael John Warren (though Jay-Z takes the possessive "a film by" credit using his given name, Shawn Carter)
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By J.D. Considine | November 13, 1997
PhishSlip, Stitch and Pass (Elektra 62121)After the death of Jerry Garcia, the trend vultures in the popular press decided that Phish would be heir apparent to the Dead's jam band crown. Never mind that the two bands barely sounded alike; both liked long, in-concert improvisations, and besides, their fans kinda looked alike. So the label was applied, and has -- at least in the mind of nonfans -- stuck. Imagine the shock those folks would feel if ever they were to sit down and listen to the new Phish live album, "Slip, Stitch and Pass."
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By Kevin Crust and Kevin Crust,LOS ANGELES TIMES | November 5, 2004
If you're disappointed that the Jay-Z and R. Kelly tour will no longer feature the R&B star half of the bill, fret not, you can still experience the "Best of Both Worlds" in the concert documentary Fade to Black. The film is a celebration of rapper Jay-Z's November 2003 show at Madison Square Garden where the hip-hop superstar/mogul marked his "retirement" from solo performing, giving and receiving shout-outs from his fans and friends. The movie, directed by Michael John Warren (though Jay-Z takes the possessive "a film by" credit using his given name, Shawn Carter)
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By Brian McCollum and Brian McCollum,KNIGHT RIDDER / TRIBUNE | April 29, 2004
Mario Winans could have taken the easy way out, sticking close to the gospel circuit that has proven a reliable winner for his big and successful Detroit family. But Winans - son of gospel star Vickie Winans and nephew of CeCe and BeBe - had a different kind of musical crush. In the '90s, after grabbing first the attention of hip-hop mogul Dallas Austin and eventually the ear of hip-hop impresario P. Diddy, Winans found himself behind the songwriting and production boards for such popular - and decidedly secular - artists as Mary J. Blige, Brian McKnight and Faith Evans.
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By Cheryl Lu-Lien Tan and Cheryl Lu-Lien Tan,SUN STAFF | January 23, 2002
The Afro is long gone. It's been years since she opted to step out in her bell-bottomed '70s regalia. And that determined, wronged-woman snarl that she flashed decades ago while bashing away baddies in the action movies that made her famous is missing from her face - at this moment anyway. But when Pam Grier strides into a room, it's clear she's still not one to mess with. Statuesque, confident and strikingly beautiful almost 30 years since she first hit the big-time with her string of femme-fatale roles, Grier entered an elegant hotel suite yesterday morning, sharply scanned her surroundings and declared, "How come I didn't get a room like this?"
FEATURES
May 19, 2001
"Like Mother, Like Son: The Strange Story of Sante and Kenny Kimes" has a big name star in the credit and a sensational real-life story as its basis. Don't let that fool you into wasting one of the best nights of television viewing this year on a failed CBS movie. The film stars Mary Tyler Moore as Sante Kimes, a compulsive thief and con artist, who trained her son, Kenny (Gabriel Olds), since childhood to be her accomplice. The pair makes headlines when they murder a wealthy New York woman (Jean Stapleton)
ENTERTAINMENT
By Ann Hornaday | December 12, 1999
Some filmgoers view blaxploitation films as a nadir for African-Americans in cinema. Others realize that by employing black actors and technicians, the films of the '70s gave a generation of film professionals valuable training.Then there are those who love the genre for its campy, over-the-top action and un-intended humor. And no director embodied those values more flamboyantly than Jack Hill, whose classic films "Coffy" and "Foxy Brown" will play at the Charles Theatre Tuesday and Wednesday.
FEATURES
By J.D. Considine and J.D. Considine,SUN POP MUSIC CRITIC | November 10, 1998
R&B stars these days are depressingly one-dimensional.Maybe it's the fault of music video. It sometimes seems as if there's a casting office somewhere that assigns each singer an image and expects him or her to stick with it. So Keith Sweat constantly comes on as a stylish tough guy with libidinous ballads, Aaliyah is forever singing slow-and-sultry love songs while showing off her abdomen and Gerald Levert invariably has a nice suit and a broken heart.But...
ENTERTAINMENT
By Brian McCollum and Brian McCollum,KNIGHT RIDDER / TRIBUNE | April 29, 2004
Mario Winans could have taken the easy way out, sticking close to the gospel circuit that has proven a reliable winner for his big and successful Detroit family. But Winans - son of gospel star Vickie Winans and nephew of CeCe and BeBe - had a different kind of musical crush. In the '90s, after grabbing first the attention of hip-hop mogul Dallas Austin and eventually the ear of hip-hop impresario P. Diddy, Winans found himself behind the songwriting and production boards for such popular - and decidedly secular - artists as Mary J. Blige, Brian McKnight and Faith Evans.
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By J.D. Considine and J.D. Considine,Sun Pop Music Critic | January 17, 1992
MAGIC AND LOSSLou Reed (Sire 26662) Death is not a normal subject for rock and roll songs, nor is grief an emotion the music is used to expressing, and as such, Lou Reed's "Magic and Loss" is a very unusual album. Essentially a 14-song cycle in which Reed chronicles and considers the way two friends died of cancer, the album is by turns angry, nostalgic, sentimental and surreal, and blessed with words and music perfectly suited to those feelings. Yet despite its seemingly morbid focus, the songs positively bristle with life -- in part because of the way Reed's writing conveys character and emotion, but mostly because what this work deals with is far more real than most rock song fodder.
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By J.D. Considine | November 13, 1997
PhishSlip, Stitch and Pass (Elektra 62121)After the death of Jerry Garcia, the trend vultures in the popular press decided that Phish would be heir apparent to the Dead's jam band crown. Never mind that the two bands barely sounded alike; both liked long, in-concert improvisations, and besides, their fans kinda looked alike. So the label was applied, and has -- at least in the mind of nonfans -- stuck. Imagine the shock those folks would feel if ever they were to sit down and listen to the new Phish live album, "Slip, Stitch and Pass."
NEWS
BY A SUN STAFF WRITER | July 19, 1997
Do you know anyone who has bought compact disc recordings of singer Foxy Brown or the soundtrack of "Men in Black" on the street since Wednesday?Baltimore County police said yesterday that such information could be valuable in tracking down a suspected serial robber and rapist whose loot in a music store holdup included 15 Foxy Brown CDs and nine copies of the movie soundtrack.It also could prove valuable to anyone providing a lead, since a $2,000 reward has been offered.The gunman who held up a Woodlawn music store also forced three people in the store to undress and two of them to perform a sex act.Police believe the same man robbed and raped a clerk at a Catonsville business Thursday and may be the one who twice robbed a clothing store in Security Square Mall -- on Dec. 22 and July 4, each time forcing people in the store to disrobe down to their underwear.
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