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By Tim Smith, The Baltimore Sun | April 10, 2014
Psychic powers are not required to detect the problems with "Ghost the Musical," which haunts the Hippodrome this week as part of a national tour.  For a start, it's over-produced. It seems the creators wanted to have it both ways, wanted it to be a stage show and a movie at the same time, with all sorts of cinematic elements popping up seemingly every few minutes. If you wanted to see the 1990 "Ghost," you'd put it in your Netflix queue. Another problem is that, like many a new musical ("Flashdance" screeches to mind)
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SPORTS
By Aaron Oster | April 9, 2014
Over the past few years, the RAW after Wrestlemania has been considered to be one of the best RAWs of the year, particularly because of the crowds it draws. This year was no different. From start to finish, the crowd was loud, boisterous and made their presence felt in nearly every match. While the fans had fun, you can tell the wrestlers loved it to. Daniel Bryan not only had fun with the crowd as he opened the show, you could simply tell by the look on his face how much he loved it. Even as a heel, Bray Wyatt played to the crowd.
SPORTS
By Don Markus and The Baltimore Sun | April 8, 2014
COLLEGE PARK - Dexter McDougle playfully chided his teammates as he got ready to show off his leaping ability in the standing vertical jump Tuesday at Maryland's Pro Day at Byrd Stadium. McDougle acted as if he were upset when only a few of his fellow Terps had offered the senior cornerback verbal encouragement as he prepared to audition for the scouts and other NFL front office personnel assembled. “I cheered for y'all this season and that's all you got?” McDougle joked.
ENTERTAINMENT
By Richard Gorelick, The Baltimore Sun | April 4, 2014
What a nice dinner that was at Bistro Blanc. We enjoyed beautiful and well-constructed appetizers, perfectly cooked entrees and scrumptious desserts. And we just plain enjoyed ourselves at this wine-focused Glenelg restaurant. When Bistro Blanc opened in 2008, it was promoted as a wine bar that also served food. It was meant to be a place where wine lovers would congregate, work their way through a well-considered wine collection and avail themselves of a high-tech, self-service wine-dispensing system.
ENTERTAINMENT
By Tim Smith, The Baltimore Sun | April 4, 2014
  You just never know when lightning will strike in a concert hall. It happened Thursday night at the Meyerhoff, where conductor Jakub Hrusa made his Baltimore Symphony Orchestra debut, generating unmistakable sparks in works by Dvorak and Janacek, and where veteran pianist Andre Watts once again showed 'em who's boss in a bracing account of the Grieg concerto. Having often complained about the shortage of big-name (or at least moderately big) conductors on the BSO's roster of podium guests, let me hasten to say that I am all for being introduced to genuine talents who are not necessarily well-known on these shores.
SPORTS
By Edward Lee, The Baltimore Sun | April 2, 2014
In his first start on attack, freshman Connor Cannizzaro had two goals and one assist in No. 6 Maryland's 9-6 victory over No. 7 Virginia on Sunday. Cannizzaro, who had started the previous eight games in the midfield, outperformed usual starting attackmen Matt Rambo (one goal) and Tim Rotanz (zero points). But coach John Tillman wouldn't say Tuesday whether that trio would start again Wednesday against Robert Morris (4-5) or any other opponent this season. “I think it will be game-by-game,” Tillman said.
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By Dan Connolly and The Baltimore Sun | March 25, 2014
Steve Lombardozzi may not end up as a fulltime infielder for the Orioles. It doesn't matter. And maybe Alex Gonzalez's bat has been dipped into the fountain of youth and he ends up hitting this season like he did in winter ball and this spring. It doesn't matter. Monday's trade that sent the 37-year-old Gonzalez to the Detroit Tigers for the 25-year-old Lombardozzi was an absolute gem for the Orioles. And it's exactly why Dan Duquette signs anyone and everyone over the winter, no matter how much it may frustrate fans wanting big moves or writers wanting a daily break from the “they signed whom?
SPORTS
By Dan Connolly and The Baltimore Sun | March 16, 2014
SARASOTA, Fla. - It already was expected. Now it's pretty much a certainty that Manny Machado will begin the season on the 15-day disabled list. That means Ryan Flaherty likely will be the club's Opening Day third baseman. With Flaherty temporarily out of the mix, rookie Jonathan Schoop seems to be winning the second base competition over Jemile Weeks. And with Weeks not truly a utility guy and Alexi Casilla battling injury woes, it wouldn't be surprising if 37-year-old Alex Gonzalez makes the Opening Day roster as the utility infielder.
ENTERTAINMENT
By Tim Smith, The Baltimore Sun | March 8, 2014
Russian repertoire was so prevalent and played so passionately during Yuri Temirkanov's tenure at the helm of the Baltimore Symphony Orchestra that it seemed to some people that there was no point in touching such music again. I confess I entertained that notion myself for a little while. The tendency to romanticize the Temrikanov years is absolutely understandable, but not all that productive. The world goes on. So does the music. And it sure went on stirringly Friday night at Meyerhoff Hall.
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By Eduardo A. Encina and The Baltimore Sun | March 8, 2014
FORT MYERS, Fla. - Making his second Grapefruit League appearance of the spring Saturday night, Kevin Gausman wore a pair of new prescription glasses in a game for the first time  - and had a formidable Red Sox lineup seeing double. Gausman retired the first seven hitters he faced on his way to three shutout innings in the Orioles' 13-2 win over the Red Sox at JetBlue Park. Gausman, 23, struck out three of the first four batters he faced, as Daniel Nava, David Ortiz and Mike Napoli all went down on split-fingered fastballs.
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