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By VALLI HERMAN and VALLI HERMAN,Los Angeles Daily News | September 12, 1990
LOS ANGELES Any awards show that manages to mix the Partridge Family with 2 Live Crew and Magic Johnson with Madonna promises to deliver a parade of fashion eclecticism.The only fashion theme missing from the 1990 MTV Awards, last week at the Universal Amphitheatre, was old-fashioned elegant, glamour. In a kaleidoscopic jumble of color, flash and fashion, performers and presenters proved that this is indeed an increasingly visual medium.Clearly, broadcast rock is changing the standard sight, sound and spectacle formula of rock 'n' roll and giving spectacle the lead.
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By J.D. Considine and J.D. Considine,SUN POP MUSIC CRITIC | February 18, 1997
Say that you own a company that has, over the years, done quite a lot of business in and with the state of Maryland. In fact, the State Retirement and Pension System recently invested in a large piece of your company's stock. So, to show your appreciation to Maryland and its people, you had a CD made of "Maryland, My Maryland," which your sales staff distributed to customers and public schools across the state.Congratulations. By the terms of House Bill 718 -- the "gangsta rap" divestiture bill -- the State Retirement and Pension System may no longer invest in your company.
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By Frederick N. Rasmussen, The Baltimore Sun | December 25, 2012
Lawrence E. Paradis, a retired cameraman whose career with WMAR-TV spanned nearly four decades, died Saturday of lung cancer at his Kingsville home. He was 87. Lawrence Ernest Paradis was born and raised in Groton, Conn., where he graduated in 1943 from Fitch High School. After high school, Mr. Paradis enlisted in the Marine Corps and he served in the Pacific theater as a radio operator. He fought at Peleliu and the Philippines and, near the end of the war, was attached to the fabled 6th Marine Division, helping to secure Tokyo Bay. Discharged with the rank of corporal in 1946, Mr. Paradis moved to Chicago, where he enrolled in the Lee De Forest Radio and Television School, earning his FCC radio and television licenses.
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By Aaron Epstein and Aaron Epstein,Knight-Ridder News Service | August 27, 1993
WASHINGTON -- Entertainer Bette Midler summoned her lawyers after an advertising agency hired a sound-alike singer to evoke yuppie memories by imitating Ms. Midler's "Do You Want to Dance?" for a Mercury Sable commercial.Singer Tom Waits heard an imitator of his gravelly voice sing the praises of SalsaRio Doritos and became increasingly incensed by what he called "this corn chip sermon."One-role personality Vanna White sued the creators of an ad that put a blond robot in a TV game show.Ms.
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By Sloane Brown and Sloane Brown,Special to the Sun | July 16, 2000
Looks like the traditional July Fourth party that Tony Hawkins and Paula Rome throw at their summer home on the Magothy River was another big success. And we do mean big. The retired Rouse Company VP and his PR whiz wife have been throwing the summer shindig for 15 years now. This year, about 100 friends and family attended, including: Baltimore tourism chief Carroll Armstrong with wife Barbara and mom Margaret; former city housing boss Dan Henson, wife Del and her mom; the Polo Grill's Gail and Lenny Kaplan; HUD bigwig Elinor Bacon; and Tony's closest friend, Warren Carroll, and four generations of his family.
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By Chris Kaltenbach and Chris Kaltenbach,SUN STAFF | March 11, 1997
Of all mornings for Frank Ski to be running late ...Three days ago, he was the darling of 92-Q, the most listened-to station in Baltimore. But over the weekend, V-103, Ski's former station, began broadcasting spots proclaiming "Frank's back" and implying that Ski was returning.Everybody at 92-Q is pretty sure Ski isn't going anywhere. Still, it's 10 after six and he hasn't shown up.Could something have happened? It was a surprise the V let Ski go; would it be any more of a surprise if he were lured back?
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By ISHMAEL REED | June 11, 1995
If we're really lucky we may wind up with a society where the aesthetics are managed by Senate Majority Leader Bob Dole. He'll tell us what's good art and what's degenerate -- even if he hasn't heard or seen the stuff he rejects.Recently Mr. Dole, a Republican presidential hopeful, chastised the entertainment industry for promoting violence, rape and casual sex in films and music. "We have reached the point where our popular culture threatens to undermine our character as a nation," Mr. Dole told supporters during a fund-raiser in Tinsel Town.
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By Marc LeGoff | June 26, 1991
In the covenant-happy city of Columbia, where a Thunder Hill resident was forced by his community association to repaint his front door aless-offensive color than purple, I found the display in front of the Covenant Baptist Church near Cedar Acres numbing."
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By Eric Siegel | October 4, 1990
Maryland record store owners and lawyers involved in First Amendment issues reacted with dismay yesterday to the conviction of a Florida record store owner on obscenity charges.And those familiar with state law say that similar prosecutions could happen here, though none could recall successful prosecutions in the last several years under local obscenity statutes."I am so offended," said Mike Richman, owner/manager of the four-store Recordmasters chain, reacting to the conviction of Charles Freeman, who sold a copy of 2 Live Crew's "Nasty As They Wanna Be" album to an undercover policeman in June, prompting the charges.
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By New York Times News Service | February 7, 1991
WASHINGTON -- Crimes of hate against Arabs and Jews rose to record levels in 1990, Arab-American and Jewish organizations said in separate reports yesterday.Arab-American leaders said ethnic animosities against Arabs in the United States had been aggravated by events such as the tensions in the Persian Gulf that led to war.Jewish leaders cited a mixture of factors, including a worsening economy, anti-Israel attitudes by some Americans and a loosening of social restraints on expressions of hatred, exemplified by the verbal assaults of the comedian Andrew Dice Clay and the graphically violent lyrics of musical groups such as 2 Live Crew.
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