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By Tim Smith | February 25, 2001
Lovers of choral music don't need any prodding to catch the Boston Camerata's performance for the Candlelight Concerts series in Columbia. Under the direction of Joel Cohen, the exceptional, much-recorded ensemble has made a particularly vivid impression unearthing the rich heritage of American hymns and spirituals. For this appearance, the six-voice Camerata and a small instrumental group will recall both the secular and religious side of early American music, from William Billings' 1794 "Thomas-Town" and Shaker and Mennonite hymns to traditional folk songs and anthems.
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By Jill Rosen, The Baltimore Sun | January 13, 2012
It was after the Cincinnati game, after Baltimore's Ravens clinched AFC North title, after those mind-blowing runs by Ray Rice, that the three buddies, who'd just about yelled themselves hoarse, went upstairs to hear some music. That's when the purple lightning bolt struck, just as Kenny Silkworth was showing off one of his instrumental tracks, a piece that sounded inspiring to him — motivating, almost, like a battle hymn. Robert "McFreshington" Norton, who raps in town under the name Fresh Competition, heard it and then began to softly chant, "We are, we are, we are the Ravens nation.
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October 22, 2011
Religion notices 'Let the Earth Be Glad' - A concert tour of sacred music of the Carpathian Mountains, Thu., Oct. 20, 7:30 p.m., St. Gregory of Nyssa Church, 12420 Old Gunpowder Road Spur, Beltsville. Performed by The seminary choir of The Blessed Paul Gojdich Seminary, Presov, Slovakia. Selections from the Divine Liturgy, with Eucharistic, Marian, Lenten, Paschal and Christmas hymns; Church Slavonic with Prostopinije chant; and choral arrangements. Open to public.
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October 22, 2011
Religion notices 'Let the Earth Be Glad' - A concert tour of sacred music of the Carpathian Mountains, Thu., Oct. 20, 7:30 p.m., St. Gregory of Nyssa Church, 12420 Old Gunpowder Road Spur, Beltsville. Performed by The seminary choir of The Blessed Paul Gojdich Seminary, Presov, Slovakia. Selections from the Divine Liturgy, with Eucharistic, Marian, Lenten, Paschal and Christmas hymns; Church Slavonic with Prostopinije chant; and choral arrangements. Open to public.
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By Frederick N. Rasmussen and Frederick N. Rasmussen,SUN STAFF | February 9, 2005
John A. Sweeney, a music teacher who was on the faculty of Morgan State University for more than three decades and was highly regarded as a church organist, died of complications from a stroke Thursday at Gilchrist Center for Hospice Care. The Towson resident was 79. Dr. Sweeney was born in New York City, the son of a Methodist minister, and raised in the Bronx. He developed an early interest in music. As a teenager, he played the organ at his father's church, St. Mark's United Methodist in Harlem, said his wife of 27 years, the former Veronica Kahn.
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By Chris Kaltenbach and Chris Kaltenbach,SUN STAFF | March 23, 1999
HOLLYWOOD, Calif. -- Steven Spielberg could be overheard telling friends it didn't really bother him, but his "Saving Private Ryan" losing out to "Shakespeare in Love" in the best picture race kept the celebration a little muted at Monday night's Dreamworks/ Paramount post-Oscar bash.The gathering at Barnaby's near Beverly Hills was far from funereal: Spielberg got to hold court with his best director Oscar, and a host of other statuettes could be seen accompanying their tuxedo-clad new owners.
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By J. Wynn Rousuck and J. Wynn Rousuck,Sun Theater Critic | June 15, 1994
In the lead role of a geriatric Texas widow in Olney Theatre's production of "The Trip to Bountiful," Halo Wines has a spirit as big as the name of the town in the title.In 1953, when this touching Horton Foote play takes place, Carrie Watts is living in a tiny Houston apartment with her son and daughter-in-law. Her life has become cramped and citified, and her heart is no longer strong, but her will is indomitable.She is determined to see her hometown of Bountiful one more time before she dies.
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By MIKE LITTWIN | December 4, 1995
BRUCE SPRINGSTEEN'S new album is called "The Ghost of Tom Joad." The title should give everything away (it's meant to). The trick, in listening to it, is not to try to enjoy it -- but to resist hanging yourself.If you can survive, say, three cuts, you might get through.That's how bleak it is. It makes Bergman look like Barney. The essential anthem singer of the '70s and '80s, Springsteen is singing hymns this time. Hymns about death and loss of hope and futility of dreams. Hymns about the dispossesed, the despised, the immigrant, the poor.
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By Kate Campbell and Kate Campbell,SUN STAFF | June 30, 2005
Theatergoers can finally return to Tuna, Texas -- the third-smallest town in the Lone Star State with the wackiest denizens west of the Mississippi -- by way of the Kennedy Center in Washington until July 10. The third installment in the Tuna trilogy, Red, White and Tuna, finds the townsfolk celebrating the Fourth of July and the Tuna High School Class Reunion and performers Jaston Williams and Joe Sears reprising their roles as the town's 20 colorful characters....
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By Molly Knight and Molly Knight,Sun Staff | August 18, 2002
In church one Sunday morning about 25 years ago, Cora Vivian Bellamy prayed to God for something. She can't remember what. She sang some hymns -- she's not sure which ones -- and listened to a sermon about something. In the grand cycle of Sundays, it was an unremarkable morning in church, except for one thing. About a dozen pews ahead, Cora spotted the man she wanted to marry. Even from the back, there was something distinguished about his sharply cut suit, the arch of his shoulders and the way he held his head high.
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By Frederick N. Rasmussen, The Baltimore Sun | May 29, 2011
James Richard Kopelke, a retired educator whose Jim's Sentimental Journeys sing-alongs entertained residents of retirement communities, died May 19 of a heart attack at his home in Webster, N.Y. The longtime Timonium resident had celebrated his 78th birthday three days earlier. Born in Aurora, Ill., Mr. Kopelke moved with his family to Catonsville in 1942, when his father took a job at the old Emerson Farm Dairy in Brooklandville. He was a 1951 graduate of Catonsville High School and served in the Army until 1953.
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By Kate Campbell and Kate Campbell,SUN STAFF | June 30, 2005
Theatergoers can finally return to Tuna, Texas -- the third-smallest town in the Lone Star State with the wackiest denizens west of the Mississippi -- by way of the Kennedy Center in Washington until July 10. The third installment in the Tuna trilogy, Red, White and Tuna, finds the townsfolk celebrating the Fourth of July and the Tuna High School Class Reunion and performers Jaston Williams and Joe Sears reprising their roles as the town's 20 colorful characters....
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By Todd Richissin and Todd Richissin,SUN FOREIGN STAFF | April 2, 2005
VATICAN CITY - With tens of thousands of people praying and singing hymns in St. Peter's Square, Pope John Paul II neared death this morning, his kidneys failing, his breathing shallow and Roman Catholic leaders taking steps to prepare the pontiff's followers for the reality that his fading life would soon be over. "This evening or this night, Christ throws open the doors to John Paul II," Angelo Comastri, the pope's vicar general for Vatican City told about 30,000 people gathered last night in the chill of the square, many gazing above to the lit room of the pope's Vatican apartment.
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By Frederick N. Rasmussen and Frederick N. Rasmussen,SUN STAFF | February 9, 2005
John A. Sweeney, a music teacher who was on the faculty of Morgan State University for more than three decades and was highly regarded as a church organist, died of complications from a stroke Thursday at Gilchrist Center for Hospice Care. The Towson resident was 79. Dr. Sweeney was born in New York City, the son of a Methodist minister, and raised in the Bronx. He developed an early interest in music. As a teenager, he played the organ at his father's church, St. Mark's United Methodist in Harlem, said his wife of 27 years, the former Veronica Kahn.
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By Kevin Canfield and Kevin Canfield,HARTFORD COURANT | August 7, 2003
Summer Hymns, a countrified-rock band from Athens, Ga., recently released a brilliant record titled Clemency. On it is a song called "Pete Rose Affinity," the tale of singer Zachary Gresham's youthful quest to nab an autograph from Major League Baseball's all-time hits leader. "When I was a little boy," sings Gresham, "I tried to con an autograph at the Fulton County Stadium/ with the Braves against the Cincinnati Reds/ Pete Rose was the object of my affinity/ I wanted to pretend I'd lost an arm to some kind of ailment/ I tucked it in my sleeve."
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By Rona S. Hirsch and Rona S. Hirsch,SPECIAL TO THE SUN | November 28, 2002
When his parish organ broke down in 1818 at St. Nikolas Church in Austria, the story goes, the Rev. Joseph Mohr asked organist Franz Gruber to quickly compose a guitar melody for the carol that Mohr had written and could sing at that evening's Christmas Eve Mass. With the church choir singing in the background, Mohr and Gruber performed "Stille Nacht, Heilige Nacht." The original version of what has become one of the world's most recognized Christmas carols, "Silent Night, Holy Night," will be performed in German in an annual concert that celebrates the music and history of famous and obscure Christmas carols.
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By Consella A. Lee and Consella A. Lee,SUN STAFF | October 16, 1995
With his guitar in hand, Ray Owens can take you on a musical journey covering more than 200 years of American music.Students at Overlook Elementary School took that journey last Friday as Mr. Owens donned various costumes and entertained them with song."
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By GARRY WILLS | June 10, 1994
Chicago -- C-SPAN made it possible to watch the recent Republican convention in Virginia, which chose the state candidates for this year's election. This show made the national Republican convention of 1992 appear like a scholarly seminar on economics. Fifteen thousand delegates -- far more than there were at the national convention -- gave us oratory and screams that made Pat Buchanan's appearance in Houston look pale.The religious extremism in Houston is generally thought to have hurt President Bush's chances of re-election.
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By Molly Knight and Molly Knight,Sun Staff | August 18, 2002
In church one Sunday morning about 25 years ago, Cora Vivian Bellamy prayed to God for something. She can't remember what. She sang some hymns -- she's not sure which ones -- and listened to a sermon about something. In the grand cycle of Sundays, it was an unremarkable morning in church, except for one thing. About a dozen pews ahead, Cora spotted the man she wanted to marry. Even from the back, there was something distinguished about his sharply cut suit, the arch of his shoulders and the way he held his head high.
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