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By Mary Johnson, Special to The Baltimore Sun | June 28, 2011
Infinity Theatre Company is offering a two-show summer season at Children's Theatre of Annapolis on Bay Head Road. The opening production, "My Way: A Musical Tribute to Frank Sinatra," runs weekends through July 10 and features a cast of four singers — a younger couple and an older pair who first previewed this show in March at a Manhattan benefit. Sinatra's last concert was three years before his death on May 14, 1998, meaning that anyone under 21 would hardly know this performer, often called the top entertainer of the 20th century.
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By Chris Kaltenbach and The Baltimore Sun | August 27, 2014
We knew Frank Underwood could cheat, connive, even murder. But sing? Apparently so. Actor Kevin Spacey, whose malevolent "House of Cards" character has schemed his way to the U.S. presidency, will be showcasing (we hope) an entirely different side of his talents when he takes to the concert stage at D.C.'s Shakespeare Theatre on Sept. 29. The Oscar-winning actor, whose "House of Cards" is currently filming its third season here in Baltimore, told the Associated Press his show will feature some Billy Joel, some Simon & Garfunkel and some Frank Sinatra, along with some storytelling and "a surprise guest or two. " He'll be backed by a 40-piece orchestra.
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By Wesley Case, The Baltimore Sun | June 21, 2013
When "XXL" revealed the cover of its March "Freshman Class" issue - the hip-hop magazine's annual anointment of rising rappers most poised for major success - there was a fresh-faced, parka-wearing kid in the bottom-right corner, throwing a peace sign as a couple of gold chains hung from his neck. It was Sir Robert Bryson Hall II, better known as Logic, a 23-year-old rapper born and raised in Gaithersburg. Less than a month after the "XXL" cover was announced, Logic, who headlines the Fillmore Silver Spring on Sunday, signed to Def Jam Recordings, a label that has been synonymous with hip-hop prestige since producer Rick Rubin founded it in 1983.
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By Frederick N. Rasmussen, The Baltimore Sun | June 3, 2014
Hazel E. Milash, a homemaker and former longtime Brooklyn Park resident, died Sunday of heart failure at Chester River Manor, a Chestertown assisted-living facility. She was 92. The former Hazel Elizabeth Johns was born in Charleston, S.C., and was a teenager when she moved with her family to Baltimore. She was a 1940 graduate of Southern High School. During World War II, she worked in the credit department of Shavitz Furniture Store. She met her future husband, Paul A. Milash, who was home on leave from the Navy.
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May 20, 2006
Cy Feuer, 95, who with Ernest H. Martin produced some of Broadway's biggest hits including Guys and Dolls and How to Succeed in Business Without Really Trying and the movie version of Cabaret, died Wednesday at his home in new York City. Feuer and Martin -- as they were billed -- had five hit musicals in a row, starting in 1948 with Where's Charley? It was followed by Guys and Dolls (1950), Can-Can (1953), The Boy Friend (1954) and Silk Stockings (1955). Nominated for nine Tonys, Mr. Feuer won three -- one for Guys and Dolls and two for How to Succeed in Business Without Really Trying.
SPORTS
By Baltimore Sun reporter | June 3, 2010
Start spreading the news: Sinatra's out at the Belmont Stakes. The New York Racing Association says Frank Sinatra's classic version of "New York, New York" is being replaced by "Empire State of Mind" as the music heard when the horses step onto the track for the $1 million Belmont on Saturday. The change is being made because Jay-Z's "Empire State of Mind" has become a "quintessential 21st century theme song for New York City," says NYRA marketing director Neema Ghazi. "New York, New York" replaced "Sidewalks of New York" in 1997.
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By Alan K. Stout and Alan K. Stout,KNIGHT RIDDER/TRIBUNE | October 11, 2001
He has won nine Grammy Awards and sung for seven U.S. presidents. He has sold more than 50 million records and is described by the Rolling Stone Encyclopedia of Rock & Roll as "the epitome of cool." He is also an accomplished painter, and the United Nations has given him a "Citizen of the World" honor. Old folks love him. Young folks love him. Really, everybody loves him. He is, of course, Tony Bennett. And he is, above and beyond his accomplishments, a true gentleman. He speaks respectfully and thoughtfully of music and of other artists.
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By Chris Kaltenbach and The Baltimore Sun | August 27, 2014
We knew Frank Underwood could cheat, connive, even murder. But sing? Apparently so. Actor Kevin Spacey, whose malevolent "House of Cards" character has schemed his way to the U.S. presidency, will be showcasing (we hope) an entirely different side of his talents when he takes to the concert stage at D.C.'s Shakespeare Theatre on Sept. 29. The Oscar-winning actor, whose "House of Cards" is currently filming its third season here in Baltimore, told the Associated Press his show will feature some Billy Joel, some Simon & Garfunkel and some Frank Sinatra, along with some storytelling and "a surprise guest or two. " He'll be backed by a 40-piece orchestra.
NEWS
By Frederick N. Rasmussen, The Baltimore Sun | June 3, 2014
Hazel E. Milash, a homemaker and former longtime Brooklyn Park resident, died Sunday of heart failure at Chester River Manor, a Chestertown assisted-living facility. She was 92. The former Hazel Elizabeth Johns was born in Charleston, S.C., and was a teenager when she moved with her family to Baltimore. She was a 1940 graduate of Southern High School. During World War II, she worked in the credit department of Shavitz Furniture Store. She met her future husband, Paul A. Milash, who was home on leave from the Navy.
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By Mary Carole McCauley and Mary Carole McCauley,SUN STAFF | February 11, 2004
Hipp hipp hipp hooray. With spotlights, orchids, champagne and more than a little nostagia, Baltimore last night celebrated the rebirth of its beloved 1914 vaudeville palace, the Hippodrome Theatre. A well-heeled crowd of more than 2,200 plunked down from $250 to $550 apiece to attend the gala opening of the France-Merrick Performing Arts Center (which includes the Hippodrome) followed by a performance of The Producers. For many, the celebration was a welcome reminder of the days when Frank Sinatra, Red Skelton and the Three Stooges trod the Hippodrome's stage.
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By Wesley Case, The Baltimore Sun | June 21, 2013
When "XXL" revealed the cover of its March "Freshman Class" issue - the hip-hop magazine's annual anointment of rising rappers most poised for major success - there was a fresh-faced, parka-wearing kid in the bottom-right corner, throwing a peace sign as a couple of gold chains hung from his neck. It was Sir Robert Bryson Hall II, better known as Logic, a 23-year-old rapper born and raised in Gaithersburg. Less than a month after the "XXL" cover was announced, Logic, who headlines the Fillmore Silver Spring on Sunday, signed to Def Jam Recordings, a label that has been synonymous with hip-hop prestige since producer Rick Rubin founded it in 1983.
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By Tim Smith, The Baltimore Sun | February 17, 2012
The national touring production of "Come Fly Away," Twyla Tharp's sensual ballet/musical set to the songs of Frank Sinatra, breezes through Baltimore this week. One of the featured dancers in the show will look very much at home on the stage of the Modell Performing Arts Center at the Lyric. Ashley Blair Fitzgerald, who grew up in Ellicott City, had only recently left home when she first danced in that theater nine years ago, appearing in the tour of "Fosse," a showcase of Bob Fosse's choreography.
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By Mary Johnson, Special to The Baltimore Sun | June 28, 2011
Infinity Theatre Company is offering a two-show summer season at Children's Theatre of Annapolis on Bay Head Road. The opening production, "My Way: A Musical Tribute to Frank Sinatra," runs weekends through July 10 and features a cast of four singers — a younger couple and an older pair who first previewed this show in March at a Manhattan benefit. Sinatra's last concert was three years before his death on May 14, 1998, meaning that anyone under 21 would hardly know this performer, often called the top entertainer of the 20th century.
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By Mary Gail Hare, The Baltimore Sun | May 1, 2011
A revolving rooftop restaurant in downtown Baltimore introduced Leonora DiPietro to waitressing more than 45 years ago. The stations, where staff picked up drinks and entrees, rotated constantly, too, which was too much for the new employee. She had locked herself in a linen closet to cry in frustration when her manager found her and spent the rest of the evening schooling her in the trade that would become her career. Over the decades, she has served celebrities, politicians, sports figures and next-door neighbors, all of whom know her as Peachy, the nickname the parish priest gave a bubbly little girl with rosy cheeks.
SPORTS
By Baltimore Sun reporter | June 3, 2010
Start spreading the news: Sinatra's out at the Belmont Stakes. The New York Racing Association says Frank Sinatra's classic version of "New York, New York" is being replaced by "Empire State of Mind" as the music heard when the horses step onto the track for the $1 million Belmont on Saturday. The change is being made because Jay-Z's "Empire State of Mind" has become a "quintessential 21st century theme song for New York City," says NYRA marketing director Neema Ghazi. "New York, New York" replaced "Sidewalks of New York" in 1997.
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By Mary Carole McCauley and Mary Carole McCauley,mary.mccauley@baltsun.com | October 1, 2009
Tomorrow, Peggy Santiglia Davison will drive to Washington and, not for the first time, watch a lithe young actress in the production of "The Jersey Boys" pretending to be her. Chances are, it will be a joyful experience, though not an entirely comfortable one. Davison, now 65 and a resident of Carroll County, was one of the Angels, the three-member girl group that enjoyed stratospheric popularity for a few years in the early 1960s. The Angels toured the world. They performed on "The Ed Sullivan Show."
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By Adrienne Morris and Adrienne Morris,sun reporter | February 9, 2007
The Columbia Jazz Band is made up of more than 22 volunteer musicians -- professional and amateur -- who share a love of performing the big-band sound. "The interesting thing about the band is that the musicians earn their livings in other ways," said Riley McDonald, 67, a saxophonist. Engineers, teachers, doctors, National Security Agency employees and other professionals meet Mondays to practice and socialize. As one member said, the band has "become like family." The group, which includes musicians ranging from the late 20s to early 80s, is to perform a free concert at 7 p.m. Sunday at Howard County Community College's Smith Theatre.
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By Sun Staff | July 10, 2003
NOW OR NEVER Local singer and TV personality Carolyn Black-Sotir stars in The Sweetest Sounds, a Celebration of the Music of Richard Rodgers Sunday at 3 p.m. at Stephens Hall Theatre. The show pays tribute to Rodgers, whose music graced Broadway and the silver screen for six decades, and highlights his collaborations with Lorenz Hart, Oscar Hammerstein III and Stephen Sondheim. The theater is at 8000 York Road on the campus of Towson University. Tickets are $20-$24 and $15 for students.
NEWS
By Frederick N. Rasmussen and Frederick N. Rasmussen,fred.rasmussen@baltsun.com | September 23, 2008
Anna M. Susie, a former tap-dancer who performed at the Hippodrome Theatre during the 1930s and later worked for the Archdiocese of Baltimore at the Catholic Center, died Saturday of heart failure at St. Martin's Home in Catonsville. She was 89. Anna Marie Witt, the youngest of seven, was born and raised on Eastern Avenue near Patterson Park. Her father, a German immigrant, died when she was 4, and a decade later, she left school to help support her family when she took a job as a seamstress at I.C. Isaacs in Baltimore's garment district.
SPORTS
By BILL ORDINE | August 5, 2008
Goodbye." It's a simple word, but sometimes it's just hard to say. OK, well maybe it's easy to say and hard to, you know, stick with it. That has been Brett Favre's problem. He has come so close to saying goodbye so many, many times. Then, in March, he did say it. There were tears and everything. But we all know what has happened since. Today, he'll be there when the Packers resume training camp. But before we accuse ol' Brett of an acute case of vacillation, let's point out that he's hardly alone.
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