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By Tim Smith, The Baltimore Sun | February 21, 2014
George Takei, speaking by phone from his California home, cannot resist describing the un-wintry view from his window. "There's a flawless blue sky, golden sunshine and a green garden outside," the Los Angeles-born Takei says in his burnished baritone, with just a hint of gloating. "But I am looking forward to being back in Baltimore. I love the bracing air of the Inner Harbor. " The man who first earned fame portraying Lt. Sulu in the 1960s TV series "Star Trek" will serve as narrator/host of the Baltimore Symphony Orchestra's "Sci-Fi Spectacular" this week.
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By Amanda Krotki and The Baltimore Sun | June 4, 2014
It's here! It's queer! Go to it!  B'more Qfest - Baltimore's Queer Film and Media Festival -- strives to build relationships with the community and bring LGBT-themed films to Baltimore on a regular basis. The event comes back to Baltimore June 12-15 with opening and closing night festivities, parties and more than 40 films -- many of them Maryland premieres. Screenings take place at MICA Brown Center, Fred Lazarus Studio Center at MICA, Theater Project, Yellow Sign Theater and 1727 N. Charles St. Individual tickets for regular screenings are $10 each.
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By Tim Smith, The Baltimore Sun | February 22, 2014
You will not be the least surprised that the Baltimore Symphony Orchestra has a hit on its hand with "Sci-Fi Spectacular," a pops program this weekend featuring the inimitable George Takei. If you don't have tickets for the remaining performances, beam them up. If, like me, you have extremely little interest in science fiction in any guise, you'll still have a cool time. After all, some of the most colorful and ear-grabbing soundtrack music of the past 60 years or so has been for sci-fi movies and TV.  BSO principal pops conductor Jack Everly put together a great sampling for this program, which gives the players lots of opportunities to shine.
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By Tim Smith, The Baltimore Sun | February 22, 2014
You will not be the least surprised that the Baltimore Symphony Orchestra has a hit on its hand with "Sci-Fi Spectacular," a pops program this weekend featuring the inimitable George Takei. If you don't have tickets for the remaining performances, beam them up. If, like me, you have extremely little interest in science fiction in any guise, you'll still have a cool time. After all, some of the most colorful and ear-grabbing soundtrack music of the past 60 years or so has been for sci-fi movies and TV.  BSO principal pops conductor Jack Everly put together a great sampling for this program, which gives the players lots of opportunities to shine.
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By LYNN SMITH and LYNN SMITH,LOS ANGELES TIMES | November 6, 2005
A few Star Trek fans were shocked by the official revelation that actor George Takei - aka Mr. Sulu - is gay. But many accepted the news with the respect for diversity that devotees say is the hallmark of the sci-fi series. Takei, 68, revealed his homosexuality in the current issue of Frontiers, a biweekly Los Angeles magazine covering the gay and lesbian community. Takei said he and his partner of 18 years, Brad Altman, have been open about their relationship to friends and family for many years.
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By Los Angeles Daily News | November 4, 1999
If you've got a yen to quiz attorney Christopher Darden about the O.J. Simpson trial or to talk fiction with writers Barbara Taylor Bradford and Jackie Collins, you can do it -- if you can write a big enough check.It costs $300 just for a chance to hobnob with any author, or $2,500 to chow down with the author of your choice, but the money is going to a good cause: children's reading programs throughout the Los Angeles County library system. Volunteer hosts will each welcome well-known authors and 10 to 24 paying guests for an evening.
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By Amanda Krotki and The Baltimore Sun | June 4, 2014
It's here! It's queer! Go to it!  B'more Qfest - Baltimore's Queer Film and Media Festival -- strives to build relationships with the community and bring LGBT-themed films to Baltimore on a regular basis. The event comes back to Baltimore June 12-15 with opening and closing night festivities, parties and more than 40 films -- many of them Maryland premieres. Screenings take place at MICA Brown Center, Fred Lazarus Studio Center at MICA, Theater Project, Yellow Sign Theater and 1727 N. Charles St. Individual tickets for regular screenings are $10 each.
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By Kevin Cowherd | November 5, 1993
Poor William Shatner, a k a Capt. James Tiberius Kirk of the Starship Enterprise. Nothing would have made him happier, the actor notes in the epilogue of "Star Trek Memories," than to be able to end his reminiscences about the beloved TV series with )) the simple phrase: "And the cast, crew and creatives of 'Star Trek' lived happily ever after."But as Shatner discovered in catching up with his old colleagues, not only had some of them not lived happily ever after, but they also hadn't been terribly joyful while they were doing the show -- thanks in good measure to him.!
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By Steve McKerrow and Steve McKerrow,Staff Writer | February 27, 1992
Washington -- Someone should have devised a way to beam them out of there. But William Shatner, Leonard Nimoy and the rest of the crew of the USS Enterprise departed a packed press preview of "Star Trek: The Exhibition" yesterday in an ordinary freight elevator flanked by security guards in plain Terran blue uniforms.But that was the only disappointment in a transporting event that may have brought more media to the National Air and Space Museum's newest attraction than covered the Iowa presidential caucuses.
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By Michael Gold and The Baltimore Sun | January 16, 2014
The Sundance Film Festival kicks off in Park City, Utah, Jan. 16, which means a handful of LGBT-related movies will be making their premieres. Whether these flicks get picked up for distribution in theaters is another question entirely. But in the interest of being prepared, here's a look at a few of the festival's LGBT-focused offerings. "Love Is Strange": Director Ira Sachs' semi-autobiographical "Keep the Lights On" was a brutally honest film about an ill-fated gay relationship.
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By Tim Smith, The Baltimore Sun | February 21, 2014
George Takei, speaking by phone from his California home, cannot resist describing the un-wintry view from his window. "There's a flawless blue sky, golden sunshine and a green garden outside," the Los Angeles-born Takei says in his burnished baritone, with just a hint of gloating. "But I am looking forward to being back in Baltimore. I love the bracing air of the Inner Harbor. " The man who first earned fame portraying Lt. Sulu in the 1960s TV series "Star Trek" will serve as narrator/host of the Baltimore Symphony Orchestra's "Sci-Fi Spectacular" this week.
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By Michael Gold and The Baltimore Sun | January 16, 2014
The Sundance Film Festival kicks off in Park City, Utah, Jan. 16, which means a handful of LGBT-related movies will be making their premieres. Whether these flicks get picked up for distribution in theaters is another question entirely. But in the interest of being prepared, here's a look at a few of the festival's LGBT-focused offerings. "Love Is Strange": Director Ira Sachs' semi-autobiographical "Keep the Lights On" was a brutally honest film about an ill-fated gay relationship.
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By LYNN SMITH and LYNN SMITH,LOS ANGELES TIMES | November 6, 2005
A few Star Trek fans were shocked by the official revelation that actor George Takei - aka Mr. Sulu - is gay. But many accepted the news with the respect for diversity that devotees say is the hallmark of the sci-fi series. Takei, 68, revealed his homosexuality in the current issue of Frontiers, a biweekly Los Angeles magazine covering the gay and lesbian community. Takei said he and his partner of 18 years, Brad Altman, have been open about their relationship to friends and family for many years.
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By Los Angeles Daily News | November 4, 1999
If you've got a yen to quiz attorney Christopher Darden about the O.J. Simpson trial or to talk fiction with writers Barbara Taylor Bradford and Jackie Collins, you can do it -- if you can write a big enough check.It costs $300 just for a chance to hobnob with any author, or $2,500 to chow down with the author of your choice, but the money is going to a good cause: children's reading programs throughout the Los Angeles County library system. Volunteer hosts will each welcome well-known authors and 10 to 24 paying guests for an evening.
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By Kevin Cowherd | November 5, 1993
Poor William Shatner, a k a Capt. James Tiberius Kirk of the Starship Enterprise. Nothing would have made him happier, the actor notes in the epilogue of "Star Trek Memories," than to be able to end his reminiscences about the beloved TV series with )) the simple phrase: "And the cast, crew and creatives of 'Star Trek' lived happily ever after."But as Shatner discovered in catching up with his old colleagues, not only had some of them not lived happily ever after, but they also hadn't been terribly joyful while they were doing the show -- thanks in good measure to him.!
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By Steve McKerrow and Steve McKerrow,Staff Writer | February 27, 1992
Washington -- Someone should have devised a way to beam them out of there. But William Shatner, Leonard Nimoy and the rest of the crew of the USS Enterprise departed a packed press preview of "Star Trek: The Exhibition" yesterday in an ordinary freight elevator flanked by security guards in plain Terran blue uniforms.But that was the only disappointment in a transporting event that may have brought more media to the National Air and Space Museum's newest attraction than covered the Iowa presidential caucuses.
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By Steve McKerrow and Steve McKerrow,Staff Writer | February 27, 1992
Washington -- Someone should have devised a way to beam them out of there. But William Shatner, Leonard Nimoy and the rest of the crew of the USS Enterprise departed a packed press preview of "Star Trek: The Exhibition" yesterday in an ordinary freight elevator flanked by security guards in plain Terran blue uniforms.But that was the only disappointment in a transporting event that may have brought more media to the National Air and Space Museum's newest attraction than covered the Iowa presidential caucuses.
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April 11, 2006
Talk `Star Trek' star at Hopkins event At 7:30 tonight, George Takei, also known as Mr. Sulu on Star Trek, brings his "Equality Trek" speaking tour to the Johns Hopkins University's Home wood Campus, 3400 N. Charles St. Takei will discuss his life as a gay Japanese-Ameri can. His talk is part of Hopkins' Lesbian , Gay, Bisexual and Transgender Awareness Days 2006. All events are free. Call 410-516-4088.
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By Steve McKerrow and Steve McKerrow,Staff Writer | February 27, 1992
Washington -- Someone should have devised a way to beam them out of there. But William Shatner, Leonard Nimoy and the rest of the crew of the USS Enterprise departed a packed press preview of "Star Trek: The Exhibition" yesterday in an ordinary freight elevator flanked by security guards in plain Terran blue uniforms.But that was the only disappointment in a transporting event that may have brought more media to the National Air and Space Museum's newest attraction than covered the Iowa presidential caucuses.
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