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By Dallas Morning News | December 30, 1993
Sequins used to be seen in all the best places -- petticoated pouf dresses, ball gowns, tourniquet-tight stretch dresses posing on stools at chic hotel bars.But these days, sequins do most of their gleaming on oversized sweat shirts in malls. Andfashion is dressing down.The emphasis is on simple shapes as bare of glitter as trees are of summer leaves.Many pieces take their cues from tanks, tunics, jackets and pants. They are elevated to special-occasion status by the luster of silk charmeuse, silver-shot knit or cashmere and velvet.
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By Jonathan Pitts, The Baltimore Sun | December 19, 2013
For the Douglas clan of Nottingham, the most magical time of the year doesn't start until they spend a morning oohing and ahhing their way through the aisles of the glittering winter wonderland that is the annual Christmas display and sale at Valley View Farms in Cockeysville. For more than 40 years, employees at the popular garden and nursery center have started as early as the summer to transform its interior into a holiday cavalcade, including aisle upon aisle of ornaments from around the world, heavily laden trees as tall as 12 feet, and shelves of gifts that range from $400, hand-carved German nutcrackers to $19 stockings festooned with crabs.
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By Angela Gambill and Angela Gambill,SUN STAFF | December 28, 1990
The singing Braxton sisters poise right on the brink of success, all worn out.In the last year, the five minister's daughters from Severn have recorded their first single and begun promotional tours, singing in clubs and schools in major cities to gain recognition.They've made new friends and lost a few.They've hobnobbed with celebrities and been interviewed by national magazines.And they have learned, in the endless long hours of trying on costumes, catching trains, learning lines and performing, that stardom takes a lot of work.
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By Michelle Deal-Zimmerman, The Baltimore Sun | March 14, 2013
They may have strutted on a stage instead of a runway, but members of the Supremes were well known for their fashionable style. Over two decades of climbing the charts, the singing group performed in a variety of venues - including a performance in England where they met the Queen Mother - all while decked out in the most fabulous costumes. "Come See About Me: The Mary Wilson Supremes Collection," an exhibit featuring more than 30 of the group's glamorous and glittering gowns, is on display at the African American Museum in Philadelphia.
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By Chris Kaltenbach and Chris Kaltenbach,SUN MOVIE CRITIC | September 22, 2001
This Glitter is not gold, unless you're talking about the fool's kind. No disrespect intended to Mariah Carey, a talented singer who by all accounts possesses a work ethic that would put us all to shame. But if working on this movie is what drove her to a nervous breakdown, she needs to think about her priorities. Girl, it wasn't worth it. Glitter is the (perhaps semi-autobiographical) tale of a poor girl from New York who grows up hard but triumphs thanks to talent, tenaciousness and a guy named Dice.
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By Diane Pajak | June 6, 2011
Maryland-made one-of-a-kind art, jewelry and other unique items stock the shelves at love & glitter - a boutique on Main Street in Historic Ellicott City. “Everything in the store is handmade,” says owner Leslie Putman. She and her husband, co-owner Andrew, add to the inventory with their own jewelry designs, which she says entail “sparkle, shine, glitter and glitz.” “Our jewelry has resin with charms and beads for sparkle, glass and found images of one-of-a-kind for the shine, one-of-a-kind microglitter, and washers - hardware wrapped with beads and colored artist's wire - for the glitz,” she summarizes.
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By Janis Campbell | October 11, 1999
The Yak found this gem of an idea in "Reader's Digest Tricks & Treats: The Ultimate Halloween Book" by Deborah Harding. It looks like Cinderella's coach. It also reminds the Yak of a disco ball. Yeah, baby, it's a disco pumpkin!What you need:* A nicely rounded pumpkin* Gold and/or silver metallic floral spray paint (sold at craft stores)* 1 package of glitter* 1 package of fake jewels* Craft or school glueWhat to do:1. Wash your pumpkin and dry it carefully with a soft cloth or paper towel.
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By John E. McIntyre and The Baltimore Sun | December 10, 2012
Each week The Sun's John McIntyre  presents a moderately obscure but evocative word with which you may not be acquainted, another brick to add to the wall of your working vocabulary. This week's word: CORUSCATING To coruscate is to give off flashes of light, to glitter, to sparkle. The adjective coruscating (pronounced KOR-uh-skate-ing) is commonly used metaphorically, meaning brilliant or striking in content or style. Describing John Sterling, Thomas Carlyle wrote, "In coruscating wit, in jocund drollery.
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By Annemarie Armentano Pub Date: 3/29/98 Holly Selby and Annemarie Armentano Pub Date: 3/29/98 Holly Selby,SUN STAFF | March 29, 1998
From the J. Peterman catalogJ. Peterman Company, famous for inspiring the comedy writers of NBC's "Seinfeld," now offers the Elaine Benes suit.You remember Elaine. Played by Julia Louis-Dreyfuss (above), she's the one who thinks sweat left on exercise equipment is a sign of romantic intent.Now check out the suit. A black, double-breasted cutaway jacket with double-pleated pants, it's the one that "succeeds in all scenes, great in all locations ... marvelously compensates for the ten extra pounds the camera always adds."
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By KATHY VAN MULLEKOM and KATHY VAN MULLEKOM,DAILY PRESS | December 18, 2005
Tradition takes a holiday this season when it comes to the look of plain poinsettias. Garden centers and florists wanting to separate themselves from the red, white and pink poinsettias discounted at stores such as Wal-Mart and Lowe's are featuring the plants in decorator colors -- everything from lavender and blue to orange and pink. "People either hate or love them, there's no middle ground," says Devin Trippe, head grower at Anderson's Home & Garden Showplace in Newport News, Va. He's created a few of the novelty plants, using floral spray paint and silver or gold glitter to give them added sparkle.
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By John E. McIntyre and The Baltimore Sun | December 10, 2012
Each week The Sun's John McIntyre  presents a moderately obscure but evocative word with which you may not be acquainted, another brick to add to the wall of your working vocabulary. This week's word: CORUSCATING To coruscate is to give off flashes of light, to glitter, to sparkle. The adjective coruscating (pronounced KOR-uh-skate-ing) is commonly used metaphorically, meaning brilliant or striking in content or style. Describing John Sterling, Thomas Carlyle wrote, "In coruscating wit, in jocund drollery.
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By Lorraine Mirabella, The Baltimore Sun | August 22, 2012
Plans to create an upscale hotel with shops and restaurants on the edge of Baltimore's Harbor East neighborhood are reinforcing city leaders' belief that the thriving waterfront community will continue to spur growth east of the Inner Harbor. A vacant cinder block warehouse at Central Avenue and Fleet Street would be transformed into a 205-room hotel with ground-level boutiques and restaurants under a plan by two area developers. Baltimore-based Chesapeake Real Estate Group LLC, a retail developer that bought the one-story warehouse in November, has teamed up with Bethesda-based Englewood LLC and could start construction as early as spring 2013, Chesapeake partner Neil J. Tucker said Wednesday.
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By Jonathan Pitts, The Baltimore Sun | December 30, 2011
New York City has its descending ball. Miami Beach has its giant orange. And Princess Anne has its stuffed muskrat. At midnight Saturday, the town of 2,400 people in Somerset County will become the latest in a line of Maryland communities — and scores of towns across the country — to embrace a growing tradition: dropping a locally significant if less than elegant object from a great height as a way of welcoming the new year. "The muskrat is a part of our heritage, and we wanted to drop something relevant to us," said Ben Adler, director of the Princess Anne Main Street Partnership, one of the brains behind the plan.
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By Marie Marciano Gullard, Special to The Baltimore Sun | July 14, 2011
No one who walks into Jeri and Jesse Hannon's townhouse in Mays Chapel North is likely to forget the dining room chandelier. Hanging from a 10-foot-high carved ceiling medallion, this magnificent fixture, fashioned of cut crystal and looking much like a carved ice sculpture, commands the space around it. The elegance of the chandelier almost solely defines Jeri Hannon's decorating scheme in the home she and her husband have occupied for the past...
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By Diane Pajak | June 6, 2011
Maryland-made one-of-a-kind art, jewelry and other unique items stock the shelves at love & glitter - a boutique on Main Street in Historic Ellicott City. “Everything in the store is handmade,” says owner Leslie Putman. She and her husband, co-owner Andrew, add to the inventory with their own jewelry designs, which she says entail “sparkle, shine, glitter and glitz.” “Our jewelry has resin with charms and beads for sparkle, glass and found images of one-of-a-kind for the shine, one-of-a-kind microglitter, and washers - hardware wrapped with beads and colored artist's wire - for the glitz,” she summarizes.
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March 31, 2011
"Fragments" is a movie-lover's feast made up of hors d'oeuvres. This hour-and-50-minute program, airing on TCM at 8 p.m. Sunday, showcases restored fragments of lost movies — or restored trailers — that are sometimes amazing, frequently amusing and rarely less than fascinating. The best parts of "Fragments" make most contemporary movies seem pale and timid by comparison.The original "It Girl," Clara Bow, in the ruddy palette of circa-1928 Technicolor, is almost alarmingly alluring.
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By Susan Reimer, The Baltimore Sun | November 27, 2010
According to legend, a humble bouquet of weeds placed by a little Mexican girl at the foot of a nativity scene miraculously burst into brilliant red flowers, and from that moment, the poinsettia became the floral symbol of Christmas. Red may be the most popular color of the holiday plant, but thanks to plant-friendly spray paint and plant-friendly glitter, it is not the only color. Not by a long shot. A Ravens fan? You can have your poinsettia in purple and black. An Orioles fan?
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By Garrison Keillor | August 31, 2006
It's the best part of summer, the long, lovely passage into fall. A procession of lazy, golden days that my sandy-haired, gap-toothed little girl has been painting, small abstract masterpieces in tempera and crayon and glitter, reminiscent of Franz Kline or Willem de Kooning (his early glitter period). She put a sign out front, "Art for Sale," and charged 25 cents per painting. Cheap at the price. A teacher gave her this freedom to sit un-self-consciously and put paint on paper. A gentle, 6-foot-8 guy named Matt who taught art at her preschool.
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By Susan Reimer, The Baltimore Sun | November 27, 2010
According to legend, a humble bouquet of weeds placed by a little Mexican girl at the foot of a nativity scene miraculously burst into brilliant red flowers, and from that moment, the poinsettia became the floral symbol of Christmas. Red may be the most popular color of the holiday plant, but thanks to plant-friendly spray paint and plant-friendly glitter, it is not the only color. Not by a long shot. A Ravens fan? You can have your poinsettia in purple and black. An Orioles fan?
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By Michael Sragow, The Baltimore Sun | June 5, 2010
Fritz Lang's "Metropolis" stunningly portrays warring forces in a glittering skyscraper city. It arrives at the Senator on Friday, just in time to restore moviegoers' faith in epic movies. This "complete" version of Lang's silent sci-fi extravaganza restores all of its subplots and nearly all of its surging imagery. With Gottfried Huppertz's soaring romantic score heard in full for the first time, "Metropolis" offers an engulfing audiovisual experience. It leaves you shaking your head in wonder and disbelief.
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