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1922: Irving Berlin's "April Showers"1923: James P. Johnson pens his "Charleston"1925: The Grand Ole Opry is born
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By Mary Johnson, For The Baltimore Sun | June 12, 2014
Infinity Theatre Company opened its fifth season this month with "Hank Williams: Lost Highway," another professional production solidifying the company's reputation as the summer destination of fans seeking the best in local musical theater. Infinity's co-producing artistic directors, Anna Roberts Ostroff and Alan Ostroff, again bring an affordable, Broadway-caliber musical to Anna's hometown of Annapolis. Earlier seasons offered esteemed jukebox shows - "The Story of the Andrews Sisters" and "Always … Patsy Cline.
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June 6, 1994
* Wally Fowler, 77, a singer, songwriter and concert promoter who was known as "Mr. Gospel Music," drowned Friday while fishing with his son-in-law on Dale Hollow Lake northeast of Nashville. Mr. Fowler was inducted into the Gospel Music Hall of Fame in 1988. His songs include Eddy Arnold's first million-selling record, "That's How Much I Love You," and "I Couldn't Believe It Was True," recorded by Willie Nelson in 1974. He got his start in 1935 at age 18 with the John Daniel Quartet, the first gospel quartet to join the Grand Ole Opry.
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By June Sawyers, Tribune Newspapers | January 3, 2010
'1,000 Ultimate Experiences,' Lonely Planet, $22.99 The world is full of experiences, ultimate and otherwise; assembling all of these into one book is hard. Fortunately, Lonely Planet is up to the challenge. The editors have scoured places to go and things to do in every corner of the globe in preparing this entertaining volume. They include the world's happiest places, which range from Montreal to the town of Happy, Texas, but also countries wildly different from each other such as Colombia and Denmark (the latter is the world's happiest country, according to happiness studies)
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By Lou Cedrone and Lou Cedrone,By the Evening Sun Staff | January 19, 1991
Movies It seems unlikely that anyone would cast Mel Gibson, below, as the lead in a new film version of ''Hamlet,'' but that's exactly what Franco Zeffirelli has done, and this is anything but stunt casting. Gibson, who first made it as ''Mad Max,'' is a respectable Hamlet. He isn't the best, but he does exceptionally well with the soliloquies. Glenn Close, as Hamlet's mother, Gertrude, is even more persuasive. You may know all the details, but the film makes them seem new. Violence. Rating: PG. *** The Ridge String Quartet, a celebrated young chamber music group, plays at 8:30 tonight in the Shriver Hall Concert Series at Johns Hopkins University's Homewood Campus.
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By Chris Kaltenbach and Chris Kaltenbach,SUN STAFF | February 15, 1997
A local boy and his dummy make it to the Grand Ole Opry tonight."U.S. Figure Skating Championships" (8 p.m.-11 p.m., WMAR, Channel 2) -- Watch the men and women who duke it out to represent the United States. Tonight, it's the women's and pairs finals, live from Nashville, with Michelle Kwan aiming to duplicate last year's success and Jenni Meno and Todd Sand aiming for a fourth straight title. ABC."Dr. Quinn, Medicine Woman" (8 p.m.-10 p.m., WJZ, Channel 13) -- Will Sully's best friend fall for Dr. Quinn while her husband's away?
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By Steve McKerrow and Steve McKerrow,SUN STAFF | October 4, 1995
The royalty of the country music world gather in Nashville tonight for "The 29th Annual CMA Awards," while Maryland Public Television takes a look at religious royalty -- specifically Pope John Paul II, who's on his way to Baltimore, and the riches of the Vatican.* "The 29th Annual CMA Awards" (8 p.m.-11 p.m., WJZ, Channel 13) -- Singer Vince Gill, the winningest performer with 14 previous awards, is host of county music's annual honors from the Grand Ole Opry. Among the performers: Reba McEntire, John Michael Montgomery, Alison Krauss, Mary Chapin Carpenter, Dolly Parton, George Strait and Pam Tillis.
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By June Sawyers, Tribune Newspapers | January 3, 2010
'1,000 Ultimate Experiences,' Lonely Planet, $22.99 The world is full of experiences, ultimate and otherwise; assembling all of these into one book is hard. Fortunately, Lonely Planet is up to the challenge. The editors have scoured places to go and things to do in every corner of the globe in preparing this entertaining volume. They include the world's happiest places, which range from Montreal to the town of Happy, Texas, but also countries wildly different from each other such as Colombia and Denmark (the latter is the world's happiest country, according to happiness studies)
NEWS
September 27, 1998
Jeffrey Moss, 56, a co-founder of "Sesame Street" who helped create Cookie Monster and Oscar the Grouch and wrote the tunes "Rubber Duckie" and "I Love Trash," died Thursday of cancer in New York.He won 14 Emmy and four Grammy awards as head writer and composer-lyricist for the educational show. He also earned an Oscar nomination for his lyrics for "The Muppets Take Manhattan."Marc Harrison, 62, who helped simplify cooking with his work to redesign the Cuisinart food processor, died Tuesday in Providence, R.I., of Lou Gehrig's disease.
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By Lois Szymanski and Lois Szymanski,SPECIAL TO THE SUN | March 18, 1996
ON MARCH 31, Bethesda and Zion United Methodist churches will sponsor the 18th annual Country Gospel Music Show, featuring gospel talent from Nashville, Tenn.The show will be held at the Westminster High School auditorium. Shows at 2 p.m. and 7: 30 p.m. will give the public two opportunities to attend.In 1979, a joint effort by the two United Methodist churches first brought country gospel music to Carroll County. Two Zion members, Scott Carr and the late Austin Zepp, advanced the initial costs to get the project off the ground.
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February 18, 2008
GERMAN CHUPINA, 86 Wanted for crimes against humanity German Chupina, a former Guatemalan police director wanted in Spain for crimes against humanity, died yesterday. He was 86. Mr. Chupina suffered from Alzheimer's disease, liver and renal problems, and fractures caused by old age, his son German Armando Chupina said. His father, police director from 1978 to 1982, was arrested in November 2006 after Guatemalan Nobel Peace Laureate Rigoberta Menchu levied charges of genocide, torture and state terror in a Spanish court against him and seven other former military and government officials.
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By Tom Uhlenbrock and Tom Uhlenbrock,KNIGHT RIDDER-TRIBUNE | April 3, 2005
Early in preparing for a trip to Nashville, a song settled in my brain like a deadly virus that wouldn't leave - a record stuck on replay. Well, there's 13-hundred-and-52 guitar pickers in Nashville, and they can pick more notes than the number of ants on a Tennessee ant hill ... Now, I have nothing against the Lovin' Spoonful, but John Sebastian was from New York City, and his feel-good ditty just didn't seem like the proper soundtrack for a visit to...
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June 18, 2002
Silas Trim Bissell, 60, a member of the militant 1960s anti-war group the Weathermen who was convicted of trying to bomb a University of Washington ROTC building, died Saturday in Eugene, Ore., of brain cancer. Mr. Bissell was arrested in Eugene in January 1987, nearly 17 years after the failed 1970 bombing attempt in Seattle. He received a two-year sentence on charges of conspiracy to damage federal property and possession of a destructive device, and was released after 18 months. Mr. Bissell was working as a physical therapist and artist under the name Terrence Peter Jackson when an acquaintance informed police of his real identity.
ENTERTAINMENT
December 5, 1999
1922: Irving Berlin's "April Showers"1923: James P. Johnson pens his "Charleston"1925: The Grand Ole Opry is born
NEWS
September 27, 1998
Jeffrey Moss, 56, a co-founder of "Sesame Street" who helped create Cookie Monster and Oscar the Grouch and wrote the tunes "Rubber Duckie" and "I Love Trash," died Thursday of cancer in New York.He won 14 Emmy and four Grammy awards as head writer and composer-lyricist for the educational show. He also earned an Oscar nomination for his lyrics for "The Muppets Take Manhattan."Marc Harrison, 62, who helped simplify cooking with his work to redesign the Cuisinart food processor, died Tuesday in Providence, R.I., of Lou Gehrig's disease.
FEATURES
By Chris Kaltenbach and Chris Kaltenbach,SUN STAFF | February 15, 1997
A local boy and his dummy make it to the Grand Ole Opry tonight."U.S. Figure Skating Championships" (8 p.m.-11 p.m., WMAR, Channel 2) -- Watch the men and women who duke it out to represent the United States. Tonight, it's the women's and pairs finals, live from Nashville, with Michelle Kwan aiming to duplicate last year's success and Jenni Meno and Todd Sand aiming for a fourth straight title. ABC."Dr. Quinn, Medicine Woman" (8 p.m.-10 p.m., WJZ, Channel 13) -- Will Sully's best friend fall for Dr. Quinn while her husband's away?
TRAVEL
By Tom Uhlenbrock and Tom Uhlenbrock,KNIGHT RIDDER-TRIBUNE | April 3, 2005
Early in preparing for a trip to Nashville, a song settled in my brain like a deadly virus that wouldn't leave - a record stuck on replay. Well, there's 13-hundred-and-52 guitar pickers in Nashville, and they can pick more notes than the number of ants on a Tennessee ant hill ... Now, I have nothing against the Lovin' Spoonful, but John Sebastian was from New York City, and his feel-good ditty just didn't seem like the proper soundtrack for a visit to...
NEWS
By Lois Szymanski and Lois Szymanski,SPECIAL TO THE SUN | March 18, 1996
ON MARCH 31, Bethesda and Zion United Methodist churches will sponsor the 18th annual Country Gospel Music Show, featuring gospel talent from Nashville, Tenn.The show will be held at the Westminster High School auditorium. Shows at 2 p.m. and 7: 30 p.m. will give the public two opportunities to attend.In 1979, a joint effort by the two United Methodist churches first brought country gospel music to Carroll County. Two Zion members, Scott Carr and the late Austin Zepp, advanced the initial costs to get the project off the ground.
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