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By Stephen Wigler and Stephen Wigler,Music Critic | May 15, 1992
A rare appearance by Harry Belafonte will be the highlight of an unusually glittering Baltimore Symphony Orchestra pops lineup next season.Belafonte, who will appear without the BSO, is one of the truly legendary figures in American popular music: He was the first singer to sell more than 1 million copies of an individual album, the first African-American to win an Emmy, and he was also a Tony winner and a recipient of the Kennedy Center award.Other performers on the 1992-'93 roster, which the BSO released Wednesday, include the famed a cappella group the Swingle Singers, composer-conductor Henry Mancini, the Smothers Brothers comedy team and BSO music director David Zinman, who will lead the orchestra in music from "Porgy and Bess" and "Carmen Jones."
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By Jordan Bartel and The Baltimore Sun | June 25, 2014
In early summer 1969, Judy Garland died, the Stonewall Riots marked the beginning of the modern gay rights movement and we were a month away from setting foot on the moon. And these were the tracks everyone was listening to, via Billboard's Hot 100 chart archive. 10. "Spinning Wheel," Blood, Sweat & Tears Horns + painted ponies (and other psychedelic imagery) = classic 1969 Blood, Sweat & Tears. 9. "Good Morning Starshine," Oliver The debut of Broadway musical "Hair" is responsible for Oliver's biggest hit, as well as people trying to figure out just what "starshine" was. 8. "Grazing in the Grass," The Friends of Distinction Depending on who you ask, this one is either about having a fun time outdoors or having a fun time outdoors with, you know, help from drugs.
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By Stephen Wigler and Stephen Wigler,Music Critic | May 14, 1992
A rare appearance by Harry Belafonte will be the highlight of an unusually glittering Baltimore Symphony Orchestra pops lineup next season.Belafonte, who will appear without the BSO, is one of the truly legendary figures in American popular music: He was the first singer to sell more than 1 million copies of an individual album, he was the first African-American to win an Emmy, and he was also a Tony winner and a recipient of the Kennedy Center award.Other...
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By Terry Lawson and Terry Lawson,KNIGHT RIDDER / TRIBUNE | April 15, 2004
I cannot say with any conviction that Steve Martin is the ideal choice to play one of the great comic creations of the 20th century, the bumbling French Inspector Clouseau, in the long-gestating revival of the Pink Panther franchise. As gifted as Martin may be, he is the John Wayne of comedy, always Steve Martin in whatever role he plays - even Silas Marner. My personal choice was Kevin Kline (a look at A Fish Called Wanda should make the case), and I would have also been hopeful about Kevin Spacey, who apparently gave it semi-serious consideration.
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September 25, 1999
Elizabeth Marie Heisch, 77, kindergarten teacherElizabeth Marie Heisch, a retired Anne Arundel County kindergarten teacher, died Saturday from injuries suffered in an automobile accident that day in Pasadena. She was 77.The former Elizabeth Flynn was born in Baltimore. She graduated from the Institute of Notre Dame in 1940 and later attended Towson State University, where she earned a degree in early childhood education. In 1945, she married George A. Heisch; he died in 1994.Mrs. Heisch taught for more than 22 years in various schools in Anne Arundel County, including Solly Elementary School, Riviera Beach Elementary School and Point Pleasant Elementary School.
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By LIZ SMITH and LIZ SMITH,Los Angeles Times Syndicate | January 15, 1992
TEXAS STATE representative Steve Wolens has filed a resolution for consideration by the legislature of the Lone Star State. If approved by Texas lawmakers, it would ask Congress immediately to make public all material pertaining to the assassination of John F. Kennedy -- all files used by the Warren Commission and the House Select Committee on Assassinations.If certain files can't be made public, the resolution would ask Congress to prepare a report explaining specifically why individual documents must be withheld.
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March 11, 1992
To the top Natalie Cole's musical tribute to her late father, Nat "King" Cole, continues to rack up awards.Her album "Unforgettable" won two honors at last night's sixth annual Soul Train Music Awards, a celebration of black-oriented music.Miss Cole was this year's top Grammy winner and won American Music and NAACP Image awards. To those she added Soul Train trophies for best rhythm and blues-soul album of the year for a female artist and best jazz album.Newcomers Color Me Badd picked up trophies for R&B song of the year and best single by a group, band or duo for their song "I Wanna Sex You Up."
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By Jordan Bartel and The Baltimore Sun | June 25, 2014
In early summer 1969, Judy Garland died, the Stonewall Riots marked the beginning of the modern gay rights movement and we were a month away from setting foot on the moon. And these were the tracks everyone was listening to, via Billboard's Hot 100 chart archive. 10. "Spinning Wheel," Blood, Sweat & Tears Horns + painted ponies (and other psychedelic imagery) = classic 1969 Blood, Sweat & Tears. 9. "Good Morning Starshine," Oliver The debut of Broadway musical "Hair" is responsible for Oliver's biggest hit, as well as people trying to figure out just what "starshine" was. 8. "Grazing in the Grass," The Friends of Distinction Depending on who you ask, this one is either about having a fun time outdoors or having a fun time outdoors with, you know, help from drugs.
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By J. D. Considine and J. D. Considine,Sun Pop Music Critic | June 15, 1994
Henry Mancini, who died yesterday at age 70 of complications from liver and pancreatic cancer, was one of the quietest pop stars America ever had.Never one for flash, he preferred staying in the background to playing in the foreground. Indeed, even those fans who knew his work well would be hard-pressed to name recordings that showcased his instrumental abilities. Many may not have realized he played at all (he was a pianist), assuming that the only work he did was on the podium, directing whatever orchestra happened to be in front of him.But Mancini was much more than a bandleader.
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By Terry Lawson and Terry Lawson,KNIGHT RIDDER / TRIBUNE | April 15, 2004
I cannot say with any conviction that Steve Martin is the ideal choice to play one of the great comic creations of the 20th century, the bumbling French Inspector Clouseau, in the long-gestating revival of the Pink Panther franchise. As gifted as Martin may be, he is the John Wayne of comedy, always Steve Martin in whatever role he plays - even Silas Marner. My personal choice was Kevin Kline (a look at A Fish Called Wanda should make the case), and I would have also been hopeful about Kevin Spacey, who apparently gave it semi-serious consideration.
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September 25, 1999
Elizabeth Marie Heisch, 77, kindergarten teacherElizabeth Marie Heisch, a retired Anne Arundel County kindergarten teacher, died Saturday from injuries suffered in an automobile accident that day in Pasadena. She was 77.The former Elizabeth Flynn was born in Baltimore. She graduated from the Institute of Notre Dame in 1940 and later attended Towson State University, where she earned a degree in early childhood education. In 1945, she married George A. Heisch; he died in 1994.Mrs. Heisch taught for more than 22 years in various schools in Anne Arundel County, including Solly Elementary School, Riviera Beach Elementary School and Point Pleasant Elementary School.
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By J. D. Considine and J. D. Considine,Sun Pop Music Critic | May 19, 1995
Just after Blondie released its first album, way back in 1976, its record company was desperate to convince people that the name referred to the whole band and not just its stunning, platinum-tressed singer, Deborah Harry. So the company launched a small ad campaign, complete with buttons and posters, proclaiming that "Blondie Is a Group."Now, of course, Blondie is no longer a group. In fact, it hasn't been one for a dozen years or so. Yet the band's influence has never been stronger -- especially in Britain, where bands ranging from Echobelly to Elastica have paid overt or implicit tribute to Blondie's sound.
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By J. D. Considine and J. D. Considine,Sun Pop Music Critic | June 15, 1994
Henry Mancini, who died yesterday at age 70 of complications from liver and pancreatic cancer, was one of the quietest pop stars America ever had.Never one for flash, he preferred staying in the background to playing in the foreground. Indeed, even those fans who knew his work well would be hard-pressed to name recordings that showcased his instrumental abilities. Many may not have realized he played at all (he was a pianist), assuming that the only work he did was on the podium, directing whatever orchestra happened to be in front of him.But Mancini was much more than a bandleader.
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By Stephen Wigler and Stephen Wigler,Music Critic | May 15, 1992
A rare appearance by Harry Belafonte will be the highlight of an unusually glittering Baltimore Symphony Orchestra pops lineup next season.Belafonte, who will appear without the BSO, is one of the truly legendary figures in American popular music: He was the first singer to sell more than 1 million copies of an individual album, the first African-American to win an Emmy, and he was also a Tony winner and a recipient of the Kennedy Center award.Other performers on the 1992-'93 roster, which the BSO released Wednesday, include the famed a cappella group the Swingle Singers, composer-conductor Henry Mancini, the Smothers Brothers comedy team and BSO music director David Zinman, who will lead the orchestra in music from "Porgy and Bess" and "Carmen Jones."
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By Stephen Wigler and Stephen Wigler,Music Critic | May 14, 1992
A rare appearance by Harry Belafonte will be the highlight of an unusually glittering Baltimore Symphony Orchestra pops lineup next season.Belafonte, who will appear without the BSO, is one of the truly legendary figures in American popular music: He was the first singer to sell more than 1 million copies of an individual album, he was the first African-American to win an Emmy, and he was also a Tony winner and a recipient of the Kennedy Center award.Other...
NEWS
March 11, 1992
To the top Natalie Cole's musical tribute to her late father, Nat "King" Cole, continues to rack up awards.Her album "Unforgettable" won two honors at last night's sixth annual Soul Train Music Awards, a celebration of black-oriented music.Miss Cole was this year's top Grammy winner and won American Music and NAACP Image awards. To those she added Soul Train trophies for best rhythm and blues-soul album of the year for a female artist and best jazz album.Newcomers Color Me Badd picked up trophies for R&B song of the year and best single by a group, band or duo for their song "I Wanna Sex You Up."
ENTERTAINMENT
By J. D. Considine and J. D. Considine,Sun Pop Music Critic | May 19, 1995
Just after Blondie released its first album, way back in 1976, its record company was desperate to convince people that the name referred to the whole band and not just its stunning, platinum-tressed singer, Deborah Harry. So the company launched a small ad campaign, complete with buttons and posters, proclaiming that "Blondie Is a Group."Now, of course, Blondie is no longer a group. In fact, it hasn't been one for a dozen years or so. Yet the band's influence has never been stronger -- especially in Britain, where bands ranging from Echobelly to Elastica have paid overt or implicit tribute to Blondie's sound.
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June 28, 1992
For a star-spangled Fourth of July, join the throngs in the nation's capital on Saturday.Festivities begin with a dramatic reading of the Declaration of Independence at 10 a.m. from the steps of the National Archives building. The two-hour program includes a concert of American music by a fife and drum corps and a demonstration of Colonial military maneuvers complete with cannon and musket fire. At noon the National Independence Day parade wends its way down Constitution Avenue between Seventh and 17th streets.
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By LIZ SMITH and LIZ SMITH,Los Angeles Times Syndicate | January 15, 1992
TEXAS STATE representative Steve Wolens has filed a resolution for consideration by the legislature of the Lone Star State. If approved by Texas lawmakers, it would ask Congress immediately to make public all material pertaining to the assassination of John F. Kennedy -- all files used by the Warren Commission and the House Select Committee on Assassinations.If certain files can't be made public, the resolution would ask Congress to prepare a report explaining specifically why individual documents must be withheld.
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