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By Dan Rodricks | January 7, 2000
THIS IS the story I never got to -- Joe Williams, visionary artist, sculptor, eccentric, musician, poet, stagehand, disc jockey, cabinetmaker, mentor, teacher, social worker without portfolio, lover, friend, sailor, restorer of antiques, dreamer, spiritualist, follower of the Tao, aficionado of the Lindbergh kidnapping, gadget collector, once and forever carnival man. I was supposed to visit him last month, to learn more about his efforts to teach at-risk,...
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By Lem Satterfield and Lem Satterfield,SUN STAFF | May 5, 2001
In a tough match, Kerry McCoy knows what it takes to come out on top. Take, for example, last year's World Cup championships at George Mason University's Patriot Center in February. McCoy entered his 286-pound match tied at 10 points with Russia's Oleg Khorpiahov in their bids for gold medals, but the former two-time NCAA champion at Penn State calmly handled the pressure. The shorter, swifter McCoy led a tight bout 1-0 with 1:55 remaining before scoring a three-point takedown to blow open the match en route to a 4-0 decision.
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NEWS
May 24, 1994
* Joe Pass, 65, a jazz guitar virtuoso who played with such legends as Ella Fitzgerald, Duke Ellington and Oscar Peterson, died of liver cancer yesterday in Los Angeles. In 1975, he shared a Grammy for best group jazz performance with Mr. Peterson and Niels Pedersen for the album "The Trio." Mr. Pass, who was born Joseph Anthony Passalaqua, also recorded with Frank Sinatra, Sarah Vaughan, Joe Williams and Carmen McRae.
NEWS
By Dan Rodricks | January 7, 2000
THIS IS the story I never got to -- Joe Williams, visionary artist, sculptor, eccentric, musician, poet, stagehand, disc jockey, cabinetmaker, mentor, teacher, social worker without portfolio, lover, friend, sailor, restorer of antiques, dreamer, spiritualist, follower of the Tao, aficionado of the Lindbergh kidnapping, gadget collector, once and forever carnival man. I was supposed to visit him last month, to learn more about his efforts to teach at-risk,...
NEWS
March 31, 1999
Joe Williams, 80, whose smooth baritone and collaborations with Count Basie won him acclaim as one of the great voices of jazz, collapsed and died on a Las Vegas city street Monday. He apparently died of natural causes, the Clark County coroner said. Mr. Williams became a sensation in 1955 when he recorded "Everyday I Have the Blues" with Count Basie, and the two were together for seven years. He repeatedly was chosen the top male jazz singer in readers' polls for Downbeat and other magazines.
FEATURES
By Lawrence Freeny | November 27, 1990
Ellis Larkins has come a long way. In fact, he's come home.At age 10, he was proclaimed a prodigy as a classical piano soloist with the Baltimore City Colored Orchestra. By age 18, he had earned a four-year scholarship at the Juilliard School in New York. But soon after starting his final year at the prestigious conservatory, finances forced him to leave school. Undeterred, he carved a career for himself, gaining fame as a master of creative jazz.Now, having moved from New York back to Baltimore after a nearly 50-year absence, he's showing local audiences what they've missed.
SPORTS
By Pat O'Malley | September 8, 1995
Annapolis Panthers1994 record: 5-5. Coach: Roy Brown (career record: 41-22).Top players: Carey Stone, Sr., E-LB; Harold Adams, Sr., RB-DB; Marty Sellers, Sr., RB-DB; Brandt Hager, Sr., FB-LB; Donald Snowden, Jr., C; Eric Pickett, Soph., DB; Donnell Foote, Soph., QB.Outlook: Only two returning starters each on the offensive and defensive units could be cause for panic. Not so in Annapolis where the future is bright. "We're very young, but we have the potential to be a pretty good team," said Brown.
SPORTS
By Lem Satterfield and Lem Satterfield,SUN STAFF | May 5, 2001
In a tough match, Kerry McCoy knows what it takes to come out on top. Take, for example, last year's World Cup championships at George Mason University's Patriot Center in February. McCoy entered his 286-pound match tied at 10 points with Russia's Oleg Khorpiahov in their bids for gold medals, but the former two-time NCAA champion at Penn State calmly handled the pressure. The shorter, swifter McCoy led a tight bout 1-0 with 1:55 remaining before scoring a three-point takedown to blow open the match en route to a 4-0 decision.
SPORTS
By Ken Murray and Ken Murray,Sun Staff Writer | July 15, 1995
COLLEGE PARK -- For a coach who just lost the college basketball player of the year before his time, Gary Williams can't complain.He's got his first senior-dominated team coming back to Maryland for the 1995-96 season. He picked off three recruits who will help down the road, if not immediately. His health is fine, his basketball camp is over, and a golf trip to Scotland is imminent.If it weren't for some Terps players' violation of NCAA rules against college betting, Williams' basketball life would be almost perfect.
SPORTS
By Peter Schmuck and Peter Schmuck,SUN STAFF | March 3, 1999
TAMPA, Fla. -- The Baby Bull finally found his way into baseball's china shop.Orlando Cepeda, whose productive bat and aggressive playing style made him one of the best players of the 1960s, was elected to the National Baseball Hall of Fame yesterday along with turn-of-the-century manager Frank Selee, umpire Nestor Chylak and Negro leagues pitching great Smokey Joe Williams.The Hall of Fame veterans committee chose Cepeda over a list of other players that also included Dom DiMaggio, Joe Gordon, Mel Harder and Bill Mazeroski, even though his career was tarnished by a 1974 arrest and subsequent imprisonment for trafficking marijuana.
NEWS
March 31, 1999
Joe Williams, 80, whose smooth baritone and collaborations with Count Basie won him acclaim as one of the great voices of jazz, collapsed and died on a Las Vegas city street Monday. He apparently died of natural causes, the Clark County coroner said. Mr. Williams became a sensation in 1955 when he recorded "Everyday I Have the Blues" with Count Basie, and the two were together for seven years. He repeatedly was chosen the top male jazz singer in readers' polls for Downbeat and other magazines.
SPORTS
By Peter Schmuck and Peter Schmuck,SUN STAFF | March 3, 1999
TAMPA, Fla. -- The Baby Bull finally found his way into baseball's china shop.Orlando Cepeda, whose productive bat and aggressive playing style made him one of the best players of the 1960s, was elected to the National Baseball Hall of Fame yesterday along with turn-of-the-century manager Frank Selee, umpire Nestor Chylak and Negro leagues pitching great Smokey Joe Williams.The Hall of Fame veterans committee chose Cepeda over a list of other players that also included Dom DiMaggio, Joe Gordon, Mel Harder and Bill Mazeroski, even though his career was tarnished by a 1974 arrest and subsequent imprisonment for trafficking marijuana.
SPORTS
By Pat O'Malley | September 8, 1995
Annapolis Panthers1994 record: 5-5. Coach: Roy Brown (career record: 41-22).Top players: Carey Stone, Sr., E-LB; Harold Adams, Sr., RB-DB; Marty Sellers, Sr., RB-DB; Brandt Hager, Sr., FB-LB; Donald Snowden, Jr., C; Eric Pickett, Soph., DB; Donnell Foote, Soph., QB.Outlook: Only two returning starters each on the offensive and defensive units could be cause for panic. Not so in Annapolis where the future is bright. "We're very young, but we have the potential to be a pretty good team," said Brown.
SPORTS
By Ken Murray and Ken Murray,Sun Staff Writer | July 15, 1995
COLLEGE PARK -- For a coach who just lost the college basketball player of the year before his time, Gary Williams can't complain.He's got his first senior-dominated team coming back to Maryland for the 1995-96 season. He picked off three recruits who will help down the road, if not immediately. His health is fine, his basketball camp is over, and a golf trip to Scotland is imminent.If it weren't for some Terps players' violation of NCAA rules against college betting, Williams' basketball life would be almost perfect.
NEWS
May 24, 1994
* Joe Pass, 65, a jazz guitar virtuoso who played with such legends as Ella Fitzgerald, Duke Ellington and Oscar Peterson, died of liver cancer yesterday in Los Angeles. In 1975, he shared a Grammy for best group jazz performance with Mr. Peterson and Niels Pedersen for the album "The Trio." Mr. Pass, who was born Joseph Anthony Passalaqua, also recorded with Frank Sinatra, Sarah Vaughan, Joe Williams and Carmen McRae.
FEATURES
By Lawrence Freeny | November 27, 1990
Ellis Larkins has come a long way. In fact, he's come home.At age 10, he was proclaimed a prodigy as a classical piano soloist with the Baltimore City Colored Orchestra. By age 18, he had earned a four-year scholarship at the Juilliard School in New York. But soon after starting his final year at the prestigious conservatory, finances forced him to leave school. Undeterred, he carved a career for himself, gaining fame as a master of creative jazz.Now, having moved from New York back to Baltimore after a nearly 50-year absence, he's showing local audiences what they've missed.
NEWS
August 5, 2007
HAROLD E. WILLIAMS, 74, a retired construction worker, died Sunday, July 29, 2007, at a Fort Worth nursing center. Harold was born November 1, 1932, in Fort Worth. Survivors include son Darnell H. Williams, brothers Joe Williams Jr. and Vonda Lee Lewis (Margarite); sisters, Katherine Bowens and Estherlene Newton; five nephews, three nieces and a host of other relatives. Funeral at 11 a.m. Friday, August 3, 2007 at the Baker Funeral Home Chapel. Burial at Dallas-Fort Worth National Cemetery.
ENTERTAINMENT
By J.D. Considine | January 16, 1997
It's one thing to have an appreciation for your elders, quite another to be able to hold your own against them. But that's precisely what Dianne Reeves does on her most recent recording, "The Grand Encounter." Over the course of 10 tunes, the 39-year-old jazz singer is paired with such greats as Clark Terry, Joe Williams, Toots Thielemans, James Moody, Kenny Barron, Phil Woods and Al Grey -- and has no trouble keeping the listener's attention.She won't be performing with quite the same cast when she comes to the Lyric Opera House tomorrow evening, but that's not likely to diminish the quality of her performance.
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