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January 3, 1991
Last spring, the editorial page published a column by Glen McNatt which discussed "In Living Color," the television show that lampoons black figures in much the same way that `f "Saturday Night Live" takes on President Bush, Vice President Quayle and others. "Blacks probably need not be too thin-skinned over ... satire directed at their public figures," McNatt said.Recently, Other Voices received a packet of letters on the column from the eight grade at Johnnycake Middle School in Baltimore County.
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By Marie Gullard and Marie Gullard,Special to The Baltimore Sun | November 29, 2008
In the city neighborhood of Charles Village, dark-brick Victorian rowhouses are embellished with leaded- and stained-glass windows and fancy wood pediments. Wrought-iron fences enclose some front gardens, while others are defined by flowers and hedges. Many of these houses feature second-story turrets; many more welcome guests on front porches with rails, columns and trim of multicolored and intricately painted details. The houses are inhabited by a diverse group of people, all keen on displaying creativity and pride of ownership.
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By Luaine Lee and Luaine Lee,Knight-Ridder/Tribune News Service | August 23, 1994
Fox's impudent comedy show "In Living Color" may have joined the dead poets' society, but its influence lingers on.Not only is Jim Carrey -- the white face in the crowd -- a smash hit in "The Mask," Damon Wayans is now starring in his own feature as the homemade superhero "Blankman.""In Living Color" was produced by Damon's older brother, Keenan. And at first everybody at Fox thought of Damon as a tag-along shadow of his handsome sibling."They never believed in me," says Damon Wayans, who at 34 is two years younger than Keenan.
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By Glenn McNatt and By Glenn McNatt,Sun Art Critic | October 6, 2002
The show of hand-painted prints that opens today at the Baltimore Museum of Art is exactly the kind of exhibition museums are supposed to mount when they're doing their job right: thoughtful, carefully prepared visual essays that introduce innovative ideas and suggest new ways of understanding art. Painted Prints: The Revelation of Color in Northern Renaissance & Baroque Engravings, Etchings & Woodcuts is a mouthful of an exhibition that will never be...
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By Ed Bark and Ed Bark,Dallas Morning News | January 24, 1992
The musical performers Color Me Badd were misidentified in yesterday's Today section as stars of the Fox network's show "In Living Color" tomorrow. In fact, Color Me Badd is scheduled to perform with the "In Living Color" stars during a Super Bowl halftime show.The Sun regrets the errors.The Fox network will try to munch a bunch of CBS' Super Bowl viewers with its own "Doritos Zaptime-The In Living Color Super Halftime Party."The title is a lot to swallow, but the idea may be ingenious. Fox can't stop most viewers from watching the Super Bowl Sunday on CBS, but it may be able to lure millions to a hipper, live halftime show featuring a million-dollar prize giveaway sponsored the Frito-Lay company's new Bite Size Doritos.
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By Ken Parish Perkins and Ken Parish Perkins,Dallas Morning News | September 19, 1993
BEVERLY HILLS, Calif. -- Relationships. Kids. Marriage. Men. Women. Dogs. Cats. Household appliances. Sex. Weight. Infomercials. Diets. Oprah.Pick a subject. Any subject. Toss it out there. Like a skeet shooter, comedian Kim Coles follows its path. Takes aim. Fires.On "dogging" men in her stage act: "I actually like men more than women. I think they are more logical thinkers. Basically, I draw a line: Dog only men who deserve to be dogged."On her concerns about being a female comic: "This is a profession that's dominated by men. The act itself is male.
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By Jarrett Graver | February 12, 1998
Jamie Foxx, star of WB's hit sitcom "The Jamie Foxx Show," returns to his roots as a stand-up comic tonight at the Lyric Opera House.Foxx received his first break when he was plucked from an open casting call to join the ensemble of Fox television's ground-breaking sketch comedy series "In Living Color." His career has continued with recent film roles opposite Vivica Fox in "Set It Off" and "In Living Color" ex-castmate Tommy Davidson in "Booty Call."Jamie Foxx appears at the Lyric Opera House, 140 Mount Royal Ave., at 7: 30 tonight.
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By David Zurawik and David Zurawik,Television Critic | September 19, 1992
There's an old show biz maxim that goes, "If you can't be good, be fast.""The Edge" is very fast.The new comedy-sketch show from Fox that premieres at 9:30 tonight on WBFF (Channel 45), wants to be the next "In Living Color."The road to silly is paved with wannabes."The Edge" has The Look. It's all short segments and quick cuts -- color and movement and speed.The MTV look is done so well that it almost seems to be homemade or, maybe, student-made. It's very much a show in which a teen or even preteen might say, "Hey, if I had some computer-generated graphics and Dad's minicam, I could do that."
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By Candy Thomson | February 20, 1991
What's a Mike Miller worth?How many Vic Sulins for a Clayton Mitchell?Questions to ponder as we pour over the snappy red, white and blue "baseball cards" of state lawmakers issued by the Maryland State Teachers Association.The teachers lobby says it turned to this political gimmick as a way to "add a light touch to the legislative process."The front of each card has a photo of the lawmaker and the appropriate politically correct party animal. On the back are some vital statistics and a reminder to: "Get Smart, Maryland.
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By Orlando Sentinel | July 23, 1992
Ellen Cleghorne is one of the few performers who would welcome (let alone answer) a reporter's telephone call at the ungodly hour of 8 a.m.As it turns out, that's the best time to catch the busy newcomer to TV's "Saturday Night Live" at her New York City apartment. Even then, you have to compete for attention with her 6-year-old daughter, Akeyla, who is getting ready for school. With questions coming at Ms. Cleghorne from two directions, the atmosphere resembles a long-distance press conference.
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By David Zurawik and David Zurawik,SUN TELEVISION CRITIC | September 18, 2002
If you are looking for young male demographics, why not do your casting for prime-time headliners in beer commercials? That's the core audience for those multimillion-dollar 30-second celebrations of sex, suds and hyper-masculinity, isn't it? That has to be part of what Fox was thinking when it came up with the concept for Cedric the Entertainer Presents, a new variety show starring Cedric the Entertainer, the heavyset guy in the Bud Light ads who works so hard to get his lady in a romantic mood and then hands her a bottle of beer that explodes in her face.
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By Betsy Diehl and Betsy Diehl,SPECIAL TO THE SUN | March 13, 2001
SOME CHILDREN at Oakland Mills Middle School made a difference in their classroom, but in a way you might not expect. They drew up plans in class to rebuild the technical education room - and now their concept is becoming a reality. "The kids have been excited. They like to poke their heads through the windows to watch the progress," said Andre Weichbrod, the school's tech ed teacher. The pupils redesigned the classroom in the fall as a class assignment after Weichbrod gave them a choice of designing a house or updating the tech ed room.
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By Phil Greenfield and Phil Greenfield,SPECIAL TO THE SUN | December 3, 1998
Chesapeake Music Hall's production of "A Christmas Carol" is one of two versions of Charles Dickens' perennial offered up annually in our part of the world.The other is the Dick Gessner-Rick Wade incarnation that opens tonight for its 17th year at Colonial Players of Annapolis.The Music Hall version truly plays Dickens to the hilt, and the result is an enjoyable, colorful presentation of the immortal story, even if the production sometimes suffers from its own excesses. David Reynolds is a smashing Jacob Marley, for example, but as I watch him glide on his roller skates and strain to hear his lyrics through all that otherworldly miking at the same time the specters are attacking Scrooge's bed, I get overloaded fast.
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April 4, 1998
POWERFUL blotches of color on great canvases by an aging and nearly blind Claude Monet recall nothing in art so vividly as the resounding Ninth Symphony by the deaf Beethoven.Did an old Monet, a half-century after pioneering Impressionism, carry its techniques to a logical conclusion, going beyond the experiments by unknown young artists in obscure ateliers, to anticipate all 20th-century art?Or was a has-been with declining control and progressive blindness merely painting what he saw, which wasn't much?
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By Jarrett Graver | February 12, 1998
Jamie Foxx, star of WB's hit sitcom "The Jamie Foxx Show," returns to his roots as a stand-up comic tonight at the Lyric Opera House.Foxx received his first break when he was plucked from an open casting call to join the ensemble of Fox television's ground-breaking sketch comedy series "In Living Color." His career has continued with recent film roles opposite Vivica Fox in "Set It Off" and "In Living Color" ex-castmate Tommy Davidson in "Booty Call."Jamie Foxx appears at the Lyric Opera House, 140 Mount Royal Ave., at 7: 30 tonight.
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By Theo Lippman Jr. and Theo Lippman Jr.,SPECIAL TO THE SUN | September 5, 1996
DAISY MARSH, DEL.-- And now -- decorator crab pots.You probably haven't seen them yet, but you probably will soon. I saw my first ones this year, at a hardware store in Ocean City. They were just like the traditional crab pot that most recreational crabbers use, a two-foot by two-foot by two-foot cube of vinyl-coated wire, only instead of being black they were vivid red or shocking yellow.I asked the sales person why the colors and she said she didn't know. I asked the fellow who runs a bait and tackle shop outside Fenwick Island, Del. I had been buying crab bait from him for years.
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By David Zurawik and David Zurawik,SUN TELEVISION CRITIC | September 18, 2002
If you are looking for young male demographics, why not do your casting for prime-time headliners in beer commercials? That's the core audience for those multimillion-dollar 30-second celebrations of sex, suds and hyper-masculinity, isn't it? That has to be part of what Fox was thinking when it came up with the concept for Cedric the Entertainer Presents, a new variety show starring Cedric the Entertainer, the heavyset guy in the Bud Light ads who works so hard to get his lady in a romantic mood and then hands her a bottle of beer that explodes in her face.
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By Jerry Carroll | April 21, 1995
THE GLOBAL village is about communication, and we got an overdose in TV's lurid images of torn limbs and bloody bodies pried from the wreckage of the federal building in Oklahoma City.In the beginning, a line on our screens said the video was "unedited." Those bloody scenes make you appreciate editors. Up to now, they had kept the worst from us, holding up a shield against technology's cold, flat stare.But not Wednesday, when the bombing overwhelmed the censor's well-meaning cloak. Camera crews arrived at the disaster scene with the first of the emergency vehicles and beamed us the awful truth as it unfolded.
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By David Bianculli and David Bianculli,Special to The Sun | August 25, 1994
No complaints at all today. The first new series of the fall season is unveiled tonight, and it could well wind up as the best of the bunch. It's called "My So-Called Life" -- and if you miss it, it's your so-called fault.* "My So-Called Life" (8 p.m.-9 p.m., Channel 13) -- Last season, the unknown redhead who shot to stardom was David Caruso. This season, it ought to be Claire Danes, who is, and plays, a 15-year-old on this superb new series from the creators of "thirtysomething." I don't want to sound excessively enthusiastic, but I loved every minute of it, and so did my 12-year-old daughter, who saw as much truth and entertainment in "My So-Called Life" as I did. Executive producers Marshall Herskovitz and Edward Zwick, and writer-producers Winnie Holzman and Scott Winant, have concocted something that's visually and viscerally powerful.
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