June 10, 2011
After more than 20 years in TV and feature films, Baltimore native Jada Pinkett Smith could hardly be blamed if she wanted to slow down and ease back a bit. It seems as if the Baltimore School for the Arts graduate has been working nonstop on the national stage since her breakthrough TV debut in 1991 as a member of the cast of Bill Cosby's hit NBC series, "A Different World. " But at 39, the wife of actor Will Smith and mother of two children — who are already launched on their own show-biz careers — sounds like she is pushing herself harder than ever.
May 23, 2011
Each week The Sun's John McIntyre presents a moderately obscure but evocative word with which you may not be familiar — another brick to add to the wall of your working vocabulary.. This week's word: SCAPEGRACE Sometimes English, instead of adapting from the Latin or Greek, reverts to its Germanic heritage of fusing words together. Scapegrace combines scape , an archaic variant of escape , with grace , in the theological sense. A scapegrace is literally a person who has escaped the grace of God. In its milder applications, a scapegrace is mischievous and wayward, especially in references to a child or young person.
June 14, 2009
Kyra Sedgwick, Holly Hunter, Angela Lansbury - Baltimore native Jada Pinkett Smith is about to join some pretty exclusive company when her new weekly TV series, HawthoRNe, debuts Tuesday on TNT. Like those other actresses who made their reputations in feature films, she is coming to TV as both star and executive producer of a series designed to showcase her talents. The trade-off is a simple one: The TV network or cable channel gets a film-caliber star who will attract new viewers, and the star gets a steady paycheck and control of the material in which she appears.
March 1, 2009
When Agnes and Leroy Hawthorne grew weary of having grass to cut, snow to shovel and stairs to climb at their Northeast Baltimore home, the retired Baltimore County teachers thought the time was right for a permanent vacation spot. They headed north toward Cockeysville to High View at Hunt Valley, where condo living and its multiple amenities suited their needs perfectly. "I have not missed my house at all," Agnes Hawthorne said. "When we first moved, people asked how we could live in one house for 35 years and not miss it, [but]
September 29, 2008
On September 22, 2008, VENITA KAYE. Friends may call at Parker Funeral Home, P.A., 3512 Frederick Avenue, on Tuesday from 3 to 7 P.M. Family will receive friends at Mt. Pleasant AME Church, 235 Tollgate Road (Owings Mills), on Wednesday from 10:30 to 11 A.M., with funeral service to follow. Interment King Memorial Park.
October 1, 2007
Norah Jean-Marie and student teacher Christine Coppage, a Towson University senior, looked over the prekindergartner's work. Step 1: Draw the setting. Step 2: Glue on your favorite animal. Step 3: Tell about your drawing - in Norah's case a pig she had colored orange, red, black and yellow under the heading "The House on the Hill." The assignment, pegged to a book the class recently read, gave the 5-year-old Hawthorne Elementary School student the chance to demonstrate many of the lessons she had learned in the past few days, such as the concept that book characters can be animals or people, how to follow directions and how to explain a story.