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By Ellie Baublitz and Ellie Baublitz,Contributing Writer | June 22, 1994
Hot off the presses comes the Rhythm in Shoes Dance Studio's stage show, "A News Sensation," at 7:30 p.m. tomorrow and Friday at North Carroll High School in Hampstead.The Footnotes Dance Company, a troupe from the studio, combines popular rock, children's tales and newspaper stories from its award-winning production numbers as part of the show.There are even bits of advice from lovelorn columns set to popular songs with a twist, such as "Little sister, don't do what your big sister has done" and "Get a haircut and a real job" set to jazz.
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By William Hyder and William Hyder,Special To The Sun | June 27, 2008
The spirit of Elvis Presley is hovering over Toby's Dinner Theatre this summer as a lively cast performs All Shook Up. Running through Aug. 24, the musical uses 25 of Elvis' songs to tell the story of a stagnant town that is, as the title says, all shook up by the emergence of rock music in the 1950s. A drifter with a motorcycle and a guitar - his name is Chad - has been arrested for violating something called the Mamie Eisenhower Decency Act, which bans such affronts to morality as public necking and tight pants.
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By Gerard Shields and Gerard Shields,SUN STAFF | January 9, 2000
The residents at the Irving House group home in Catonsville don't much believe Richard Holmes. But then, not everyone claims they got their first and only job from Elvis Presley. That's Elvis, the recently crowned "Entertainer of the Century." The bigger-than-life singer/actor/legend who, it seems, more people have seen since his 1977 death than when he lived. The man who, had he survived his outsized appetite for life, would have been 65 yesterday. Holmes doesn't have much to prove his story.
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By Gerard Shields and Gerard Shields,SUN STAFF | January 9, 2000
The residents at the Irving House group home in Catonsville don't much believe Richard Holmes. But then, not everyone claims they got their first and only job from Elvis Presley. That's Elvis, the recently crowned "Entertainer of the Century." The bigger-than-life singer/actor/legend who, it seems, more people have seen since his 1977 death than when he lived. The man who, had he survived his outsized appetite for life, would have been 65 yesterday. Holmes doesn't have much to prove his story.
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By Lara Zeises and Lara Zeises,SUN STAFF | August 14, 1997
When Elvis Presley died in 1977, he left behind a legacy on film. Though often uninspired and formulaic, his movies were fun, fluffy bursts of brain candy that continue to entertain generation after generation. Here is a list of his feature films:"Love Me Tender" (1956): Two brothers fight for the love of the same girl during the Civil War. Elvis' first (and probably most touching) film."Jailhouse Rock" (1957): While in jail for manslaughter, a teen-ager learns to play the guitar. After he's released, he develops into a top recording star.
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By William Hyder and William Hyder,Special To The Sun | June 27, 2008
The spirit of Elvis Presley is hovering over Toby's Dinner Theatre this summer as a lively cast performs All Shook Up. Running through Aug. 24, the musical uses 25 of Elvis' songs to tell the story of a stagnant town that is, as the title says, all shook up by the emergence of rock music in the 1950s. A drifter with a motorcycle and a guitar - his name is Chad - has been arrested for violating something called the Mamie Eisenhower Decency Act, which bans such affronts to morality as public necking and tight pants.
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By GREGORY KANE | August 16, 1997
Somewhere in the land is a college professor who has offered the opinion that Elvis Presley should be considered one of the major civil rights figures of the 20th century. That goes to show that no one is immune from making daffy remarks, not even college professors.Which is not to say that Elvis didn't have his impact. He plainly did. But I've always felt his relationship with black Americans was, at best, ambiguous.Years ago, when Pennsylvania Avenue was the cultural and economic hub of blacks in West Baltimore, Elvis' movies -- "Love Me Tender," "Jailhouse Rock," "King Creole" -- played to packed houses.
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By Chris Kaltenbach | August 15, 1997
For those not maxed out on Elvis already, here's your chance. Beginning at midnight tonight, TNT abandons all restraint with "30 Hours of Elvis."The marathon begins with "Girl Happy" (midnight-2 a.m.), the 1956 flick with Shelley Fabares (as a mobster's daughter Elvis is compelled to chaperon) and Mary Ann Mobley (as the girl he'd rather be with). Other highlights include "Jailhouse Rock" (8 a.m.-10 a.m. tomorrow), probably the King's most enjoyable film, complete with great music and some wonderful dance numbers, especially to the title song; "Viva Las Vegas" (9 p.m.-11 p.m.)
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By KATHY SUTPHIN | May 28, 1993
For members of Mount Airy's American Legion Post 191, Memorial Day 1993 is both a time to honor our country's deceased veterans and a time to involve area youngsters in the annual observance.On Monday, Post 191 will sponsor its traditional Memorial Day Service, beginning at 11 a.m. at Pine Grove Chapel on South Main Street. The choice of guest speaker for the ceremony, Mount Airy resident William L. Self, reflects the dual focus of the observance.Mr. Self is a retired United States Navy captain and a veteran of the Vietnam War. He is also an assistant district Boy Scouting commissioner who serves as the liaison between the Francis Scott Key District and Scouting units in Mount Airy, New Market and Kemptown.
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By Stephen Hunter and Stephen Hunter,Film Critic | October 28, 1992
It's not the singer or the song: it's both.George Strait, the country-western legend, has just learned the saddest of all lessons when it comes to moving a high-flying, mega-successful singing career onto the silver screen: don't.Strait's first film, "Pure Country," which features the singer as a version of himself tired of all the phony glitz that surrounds his own craft and searching for a more authentic professional and emotional life, has hit the nation's box offices with a resounding thud.
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By Lara Zeises and Lara Zeises,SUN STAFF | August 14, 1997
When Elvis Presley died in 1977, he left behind a legacy on film. Though often uninspired and formulaic, his movies were fun, fluffy bursts of brain candy that continue to entertain generation after generation. Here is a list of his feature films:"Love Me Tender" (1956): Two brothers fight for the love of the same girl during the Civil War. Elvis' first (and probably most touching) film."Jailhouse Rock" (1957): While in jail for manslaughter, a teen-ager learns to play the guitar. After he's released, he develops into a top recording star.
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By Ellie Baublitz and Ellie Baublitz,Contributing Writer | June 22, 1994
Hot off the presses comes the Rhythm in Shoes Dance Studio's stage show, "A News Sensation," at 7:30 p.m. tomorrow and Friday at North Carroll High School in Hampstead.The Footnotes Dance Company, a troupe from the studio, combines popular rock, children's tales and newspaper stories from its award-winning production numbers as part of the show.There are even bits of advice from lovelorn columns set to popular songs with a twist, such as "Little sister, don't do what your big sister has done" and "Get a haircut and a real job" set to jazz.
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By Mary Gail Hare and Mary Gail Hare,Staff Writer | January 14, 1994
Longing to see Elvis gyrate to "Jailhouse Rock" or hear Roy Orbison cry for a "Pretty Woman?"Impersonators of the rock-and-roll icons are coming to the Westminster Moose Lodge on Sunday in a benefit for a fire victim.The imitators -- authentic right down to the blue suede shoes -- will sing golden oldies from 1 p.m. to 5 p.m. Those who want can take the mike and sing a tune or two.Proceeds from the show will benefit Virginia Mitten, 71, whose John Street home and nearly all her possessions were destroyed in a fire Nov. 7, 1993.
NEWS
May 9, 2013
The first words of Elvis Presley's classic hit, "Jailhouse Rock," were: "The warden threw a party at the county jail. " In Maryland, the entire prison system is having a party thrown by gangs and official mismanagement ("Assembly leaders to be briefed on jail problems," May 4). The recent scandal that exploded at the Baltimore City detention center is just the tip of the iceberg. The media and the press are being misled into believing this problem is isolated and of recent vintage.
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