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By Special to The Sun | May 20, 1991
Capp the Power sprinted to the lead at the start and led thereafter for a 3 1/4 -length victory in the 16th running of the $100,000 Geisha Handicap at Pimlico yesterday.Capp the Power completed 1 1/16 miles in 1 minute, 45 3/5 seconds with jockey Michael Luzzi, whose 52nd win at Pimlico this spring gave him one more win than runner-up Edgar Prado.McKilts finished second by two lengths over Miss Protege, as Valay Maid, the even money favorite in the field of seven Maryland-bred fillies and mares, finished sixth.
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Sports Digest | April 27, 2014
Pimlico Race Course Celtic Katie gives Grove another Geisha win Trainer Chris Grove won the $75,000 Geisha Stakes for the fifth time, this time with Lewis Family Racing Stable's Celtic Katie, who beat Maryland-bred filly and mares Saturday at Pimlico Race Course . Celtic Katie won the first stakes of her career after finishing second in the Nellie Morse and Conniver Stakes at Laurel Park this year. The 5-year-old bay mare and jockey Javier Santiago tracked the speed of Brenda's Way and Addison Run before taking a path inside both, grabbing the lead a furlong from home and winning by 51/4 lengths.
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By FROM STAFF REPORTS | December 8, 2003
Cruise Along pulled away from a solid field of Maryland-bred fillies and mares in dominating fashion to win the $100,000 Geisha Handicap yesterday at Laurel Park. Sent off as the third choice behind multiple stakes winners Shiny Sheet (4-5) and Undercover (2-1), the Larry Murray-trained horse was unhurried early by jockey Abel Castellano as the favorites battled up front. Castellano advanced the daughter of Runaway Groom around the far turn and swept to command at the top of the stretch.
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Sports Digest | November 23, 2012
Laurel Park Bold Affair goes coast to coast in Geisha Stakes Charles Reed and Mike Zanella 's Bold Affair went to the lead, galloped along within herself and came home a driving winner in the Thanksgiving feature at Laurel Park, the $100,000 Geisha Stakes. Racing one mile under Abel Castellano , Bold Affair completed the distance in 1 minute, 38.81 seconds over the fast main track and finished four lengths ahead of Catch a Thief, who had to chase the winner throughout.
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By Ross Peddicord and Ross Peddicord,Sun Staff Writer | April 16, 1995
Filly against filly.Brother against brother.The anticipated first meeting between Calipha and Smart 'n Noble -- the two titans of Maryland's distaff division, who are trained by the Delp brothers, Bud and Dick, respectively -- might not get to the starting gate.The two fillies, each 4 years old and each a former Maryland-bred champion, had been expected to start in the Geisha Handicap next Saturday as part of the Maryland Spring Breeders' Challenge.Bud Delp said Friday that he is 90 percent certain Calipha will race.
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By MICHAEL SRAGOW and MICHAEL SRAGOW,SUN MOVIE CRITIC | December 23, 2005
NEW YORK-- --The deceptively willowy Chinese acting star Ziyi Zhang, at age 26, has already been a heartbreaker for all sorts of movie-lovers. Arthouse habitues adore her emotionally unsettling work for director Wong-kar Wai (most recently, 2005's 2046). Martial-arts devotees discovered her in fighting trim in Crouching Tiger, Hidden Dragon (2000) and got to see her at peak poignancy in the glorious House of Flying Daggers (2004). Even Jackie Chan or Chris Tucker fans had the chance to sample her charm in Rush Hour 2 (2001)
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By MICHAEL SRAGOW and MICHAEL SRAGOW,SUN MOVIE CRITIC | December 23, 2005
Memoirs of a Geisha isn't the latest case of the emperor's new clothes. But it's close enough. The uncrowned empresses of Kyoto's hanamachi (or geisha district) wear gorgeous clothes in Rob Marshall's exquisite adaptation of Arthur Golden's novel. Yet this picture (like Cold Mountain and The Shipping News) is one more case of a master movie craftsman revealing the slenderness of a beloved best-seller. It's understandable that Golden's fictional account of geisha life would beguile readers.
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By Richard Gorelick and Special to The Baltimore Sun | December 17, 2009
Geisha is one of the few restaurants I can think of that looks better during the daytime than at night. Geisha's dining rooms are below ground level, down a flight of stairs from its entrance on Charles Street, and at night you can feel a little sad in them, as though you've been confined to the basement while adults are having a party upstairs. By day, though, the room's rusts, cherries and ambers resolve themselves handsomely along clean midcentury lines, and the ambience feels more intentional, like an executive dining room.
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By ELIZABETH LARGE and ELIZABETH LARGE,SUN REPORTER | December 25, 2005
Some movies seem destined to inspire fashion. Memoirs of a Geisha, which opened in Baltimore Friday, is one of them. Critics have given the lush romantic epic mixed reviews, but they have nothing but praise for the sumptuous costumes by Colleen Atwood, who won an Oscar for her work on Chicago. The movie version of Arthur Golden's best-selling novel is filled with brightly colored, beautifully embroidered kimonos, some of which were rented, others which took months to create. They are more than just costumes; at least two important plot twists revolve around them.
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By Sonni Efron and Sonni Efron,LOS ANGELES TIMES | October 28, 2000
KYOTO, Japan - The icons of Japanese elegance pitter-patter past the ancient temples of Kyoto, turning heads with their porcelain-doll makeup, brilliant-hued silks and steep sandals. And that's where the trouble begins. To the uninitiated - and that includes most Japanese - these visions of traditional splendor look like the increasingly rare Kyoto geisha. But they aren't. In the latest incarnation of experiential tourism, blushing teens, bank tellers, nostalgic grandmothers and other workaday women are flocking to Kyoto and paying anywhere from $40 to $300 or more to undergo a "geisha transformation."
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Sports Digest | December 11, 2011
Et cetera Baltimore Belle rallies to win Laurel's Geisha Baltimore Belle ran by Love's Blush deep in the stretch to capture the $75,000 Geisha Stakes for Maryland-bred fillies and mares, the Saturday feature at Laurel Park. Now a three-time stakes winner in 2011 for trainer Mike Trombetta , Baltimore Belle carried Julian Pimentel to a 1 1/4-length victory in 1 minute, 37.72 seconds for the mile distance. The 4-year-old filly won the Dahlia Stakes at Pimlico Race Course in April and took the Lady Baltimore Stakes on the Laurel turf course in her previous start.
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By Richard Gorelick and Richard Gorelick,Special to The Baltimore Sun | December 17, 2009
Geisha is one of the few restaurants I can think of that looks better during the daytime than at night. Geisha's dining rooms are below ground level, down a flight of stairs from its entrance on Charles Street, and at night you can feel a little sad in them, as though you've been confined to the basement while adults are having a party upstairs. By day, though, the room's rusts, cherries and ambers resolve themselves handsomely along clean midcentury lines, and the ambience feels more intentional, like an executive dining room.
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By Bill Ordine and Bill Ordine,bill.ordine@baltsun.com | April 19, 2009
A little country music, a big helping of sunshine and a couple of hard-charging fillies ushered in the Pimlico Race Course season Saturday. Blind Date, a 3-year-old filly who was in eighth place at one point in the $50,000 Hookedonthefeelin Stakes, came flying from the outside in the stretch to dash to a 1 3/4 -length victory for her third win in four outings. And after a "halftime" concert by country singer Darryl Worley, Princess Nyla, a 4-year-old filly, bolted in front at the top of the stretch to post a 4 3/4 -length win for local trainer Chris Grove in the 1 1/6 -mile, $50,000 Geisha Stakes.
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February 7, 2006
"My best trait is that I know my limitations. ... I won't think it's a big deal to get on the cover of Time or having a full-page report in The New York Times devoted to me." Memoirs of a Geisha star Ziyi Zhang. AP quoting the Chongqing Morning News' Web site
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By FROM STAFF REPORTS | January 29, 2006
Promenade Girl lived up to her role as the odds-on favorite when she caught front-running Princess Pelona in the deep stretch to win yesterday's feature at Laurel Park, the $85,000 Nellie Morse Stakes for fillies and mares. Promenade Girl, a 4-year-old filly, broke sluggishly in the field of seven, but, under Erick Rodriguez, worked her way forward and mounted a drive to win the mile race by 1 3/4 lengths in 1 minute, 38.58 seconds. Princess Pelona held onto the runner-up spot and Ask Queenie finished third.
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By ELIZABETH LARGE and ELIZABETH LARGE,SUN REPORTER | December 25, 2005
Some movies seem destined to inspire fashion. Memoirs of a Geisha, which opened in Baltimore Friday, is one of them. Critics have given the lush romantic epic mixed reviews, but they have nothing but praise for the sumptuous costumes by Colleen Atwood, who won an Oscar for her work on Chicago. The movie version of Arthur Golden's best-selling novel is filled with brightly colored, beautifully embroidered kimonos, some of which were rented, others which took months to create. They are more than just costumes; at least two important plot twists revolve around them.
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By Karen Heller and Karen Heller,Inquirer Magazine | November 2, 1997
,TC Memoirs of a Geisha," by Arthur Golden. Knopf. 434 pages. $25.Arthur Golden's "Memoirs of a Geisha" provides a refreshing twist: using meticulous historical research to fashion a first novel of stunning effect. Geisha, it is explained, means "artisan" or "artist," but at a cost.The underlying sadness is this struggle among the geisha's nobility, the exacting nature of such a life, and its ultimate subjugation of free will.Though set before and during World War II, there is a timelessness to the geisha's art. A geisha's life becomes defined not simply by her intelligence and artistry, but by the very men she attracts and the considerable income they bring her "okiya.
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By MICHAEL SRAGOW and MICHAEL SRAGOW,SUN MOVIE CRITIC | December 23, 2005
NEW YORK-- --The deceptively willowy Chinese acting star Ziyi Zhang, at age 26, has already been a heartbreaker for all sorts of movie-lovers. Arthouse habitues adore her emotionally unsettling work for director Wong-kar Wai (most recently, 2005's 2046). Martial-arts devotees discovered her in fighting trim in Crouching Tiger, Hidden Dragon (2000) and got to see her at peak poignancy in the glorious House of Flying Daggers (2004). Even Jackie Chan or Chris Tucker fans had the chance to sample her charm in Rush Hour 2 (2001)
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