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By Amanda Barrett and Amanda Barrett,Orlando Sentinel | April 10, 1992
Silky-voiced jazz singer/guitarist George Benson is talking long distance from somewhere in New Jersey. Just don't ask what city."No, no, no," he said, laughing, "don't print where I live. Charities will be after me to play benefits, and I'll end up with thousands of letters from people wanting me to make them a star."If the longtime star is reticent about divulging details concerning his offstage life, he says he compensates on stage by giving his fans what they want to hear -- his hits.
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Sports Digest | July 3, 2014
NHL Ex-Cap Grabovski gets 4-year deal with Isles Former Washington Capitals center Mikhail Grabovski has signed a four-year deal with the New York Islanders worth $20 million, his agent, Gary Greenstin, confirmed Wednesday. Nikolai Kulemin, Throughout the offseason, Washington general manager Brian MacLellan had maintained that the Capitals would explore keeping Grabovski, but only if the price was right. MacLellan said he might pursue another player to fill in at second-line center or use Evgeny Kuznetsov , Brooks Laich or Marcus Johansson . Last season, Grabovski had 35 points in 58 games.
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By RASHOD OLLISON | August 19, 2004
George Benson's "Give Me the Night" is probably one of my all-time favorite joints by the guy. And there are several others I can go on about: "This Masquerade," "Love X Love," his smooth rendition of Heatwave's atmospheric classic "A Star of a Story." Although he was doing groove-dominated jazz for more than a decade before, George hit his commercial peak in 1976 with Breezin, an album that defined the smooth jazz / Quiet Storm format. His work since then has been consistent for the most part.
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June 25, 2009
THURSDAY '3 Blonde Moms': Enjoy a night of laughter with 3 Blonde Moms, at 8 p.m. at Bethesda Theatre, 7719 Wisconsin Ave. in Bethesda. With appearances on Comedy Central and Lifetime's Girls Night Out under their belt, Joanie Fagan, Beaumont Bacon and Cathy Ladman have prepared comedy bits on everything ranging from motherhood to mothers-in-law. Tickets are $25-$50. Call 301-657-7827 or go to bethesdatheatre.com. George Benson: Jazz guitarist and pop/R&B singer George Benson has had a successful, many-sided career.
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May 30, 2007
Concert Capital Jazz Festival opens Sit under the stars and enjoy the annual Capital Jazz Festival, which begins at 7:30 tonight with music by George Benson, Al Jarreau and Gerald Albright at Merriweather Post Pavilion, 10475 Little Patuxent Parkway, Columbia. Tickets are $30- $90. Information: 410-547- SEAT or ticketmaster.com. FYI Because of the holiday, the Nielsen TV ratings do not appear today.
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By Nathan M. Pitts | July 22, 2004
An update on the concert scene: newly announced shows and ticket availability. For ticket information and purchase, call Ticketmaster at 410-547-SEAT unless otherwise noted. Just announced Kid Rock plays Merriweather Post Pavilion in Columbia Sept. 9. Also, Mega Fest Tour 2004 will be held there Aug. 22. Tickets are on sale now. Still available The Clarks at the 9:30 Club in Washington Aug. 6. 800-955-5566. Peter, Paul and Mary at Wolf Trap in Vienna, Va., Aug. 13-14. 800-955-5566.
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June 25, 2009
THURSDAY '3 Blonde Moms': Enjoy a night of laughter with 3 Blonde Moms, at 8 p.m. at Bethesda Theatre, 7719 Wisconsin Ave. in Bethesda. With appearances on Comedy Central and Lifetime's Girls Night Out under their belt, Joanie Fagan, Beaumont Bacon and Cathy Ladman have prepared comedy bits on everything ranging from motherhood to mothers-in-law. Tickets are $25-$50. Call 301-657-7827 or go to bethesdatheatre.com. George Benson: Jazz guitarist and pop/R&B singer George Benson has had a successful, many-sided career.
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By JACQUES KELLY | July 16, 1993
Drivers pull up to the front door of J.P. Benson Sons and call out, "Is this a hardware store?"The shopfront at 36th Street and Roland Avenue in Hampden looks like a store in which to buy paint and nails, but there is no sign. Benson's is so well known in the North Baltimore neighborhood that it doesn't require formal identification.After all, how many hardware establishments can claim continuous ownership by the same family since 1873?Benson's is probably more of a museum than a going concern.
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By J.D. Considine and J.D. Considine,Sun Pop Music Critic | November 30, 1990
NO MORE GAMES THE REMIX ALBUMNew Kids On the Block (Columbia 48959)Remix albums like "No More Games" by New Kids On the Block are popular for two reasons. One, they make it easy for an established act to stay hot on today's dance-friendly pop charts, and two, remixing existing singles is considerably cheaper than recording new ones. But remix albums don't have to be rehashes; sometimes, they almost reinvent old songs. Indeed, many of the New Kids tunes on "No More Games" do sound better the second time around; "Step By Step" seems invigorated by its new house-style rhythm tracks, and the funky reggae remake of "Hangin' Tough" is a delight.
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By Lem Satterfield and Lem Satterfield,Staff Writer | January 28, 1994
What should have been a fierce battle of Stemmers Run Road last night at No. 14 Kenwood turned into a lopsided 45-22 Baltimore County 3A-4A League victory for No. 11 Eastern Tech.Before a gymnasium of screaming fans, the visiting Mavericks (8-1, 5-1) led 30-0, including two forfeits, in a rivalry between schools within a mile of each other.Eastern Tech retained second place in the conference standings and solidified its North Region runner-up position behind No. 9 Perry Hall in the race to qualify for the inaugural dual-meet state tournament.
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May 30, 2007
Concert Capital Jazz Festival opens Sit under the stars and enjoy the annual Capital Jazz Festival, which begins at 7:30 tonight with music by George Benson, Al Jarreau and Gerald Albright at Merriweather Post Pavilion, 10475 Little Patuxent Parkway, Columbia. Tickets are $30- $90. Information: 410-547- SEAT or ticketmaster.com. FYI Because of the holiday, the Nielsen TV ratings do not appear today.
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By RASHOD OLLISON | August 19, 2004
George Benson's "Give Me the Night" is probably one of my all-time favorite joints by the guy. And there are several others I can go on about: "This Masquerade," "Love X Love," his smooth rendition of Heatwave's atmospheric classic "A Star of a Story." Although he was doing groove-dominated jazz for more than a decade before, George hit his commercial peak in 1976 with Breezin, an album that defined the smooth jazz / Quiet Storm format. His work since then has been consistent for the most part.
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By Nathan M. Pitts | July 29, 2004
An update on the concert scene: newly announced shows and ticket availability. For ticket information and purchase, call Ticketmaster at 410-547-SEAT unless otherwise noted. Just announced Barry Manilow is at the MCI Center in Washington on Oct. 14. Tickets go on sale Saturday at 10 a.m. Big Bad Voodoo Daddy performs at the 9:30 Club in Washington on Aug. 27. Call 800-955- 5566 or go to www.tickets.com. Hank Williams Jr. takes the stage at Merriweather Post Pavilion in Columbia on Sept.
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By Lori Sears | June 1, 2000
'Annie' and 'Cabaret' The feisty, red-haired orphan Annie finds a home at the Lyric Opera House, 140 W. Mount Royal Ave., during eight performances of the musical "Annie." Mere-dith Anne Bull (pictured) has the title role. Shows are 7:30 p.m. Tuesday, Wednesday, June 8 and June 9; at 2 p.m. and 7:30 p.m. June 10; and at 2 p.m. and 7 p.m. June 11. Tickets are $15-$49. Also opening here Tuesday is the national touring production of "Cabaret," starring Lea Thompson (pictured) as nightclub singer Sally Bowles.
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By Dorothy Fleetwood and Dorothy Fleetwood,Contributing Writer | August 7, 1994
Have a "Summer Blast" at the Hagley Museum and Library in Wilmington Saturday and next Sunday from 10 a.m. to 6 p.m. This is a new family-style event, designed to celebrate the Hagley's past, when the site was the world's largest black-powder mill. Visitors will learn how various forms of explosive force were used to lighten workloads, speed travel, wage war and maintain peace.Blasts will be heard from cannons as well as from internal combustion engines. You will also see rocket-making and firing, and shooting demonstrations.
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By Lem Satterfield and Lem Satterfield,Staff Writer | January 28, 1994
What should have been a fierce battle of Stemmers Run Road last night at No. 14 Kenwood turned into a lopsided 45-22 Baltimore County 3A-4A League victory for No. 11 Eastern Tech.Before a gymnasium of screaming fans, the visiting Mavericks (8-1, 5-1) led 30-0, including two forfeits, in a rivalry between schools within a mile of each other.Eastern Tech retained second place in the conference standings and solidified its North Region runner-up position behind No. 9 Perry Hall in the race to qualify for the inaugural dual-meet state tournament.
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By J. D. Considine and J. D. Considine,Pop Music Critic | April 30, 1992
Neighbors of the Pier 6 Concert Pavilion will be able to sleep easily this summer. Because if the initial offerings in this year's Harborlights Music Festival are any indication, it's going to be quite a quiet summer on the Inner Harbor.It's not that the Pavilion won't be busy. There are 21 shows scheduled thus far, stretching from a season-opening show with Kenny Loggins on May 26 to a blues package featuring B. B. King, Buddy Guy, Dr. John and the Fabulous Thunderbirds on Sept. 9. Moreover, further bookings are expected as the season progresses.
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By JACQUES KELLY | July 16, 1993
Drivers pull up to the front door of J.P. Benson Sons and call out, "Is this a hardware store?"The shopfront at 36th Street and Roland Avenue in Hampden looks like a store in which to buy paint and nails, but there is no sign. Benson's is so well known in the North Baltimore neighborhood that it doesn't require formal identification.After all, how many hardware establishments can claim continuous ownership by the same family since 1873?Benson's is probably more of a museum than a going concern.
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