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By J. L. Conklin | January 30, 1991
The premiere ballet company of Japan, the Matsuyama Ballet, spectacularly opened its one-week engagement at the Kennedy Center last evening with the full-length work "Mandala" by the company's choreographer and principal dancer, Tetsutaro Shimizu.This production is opulent and riveting. From the beautiful muted-hued and gold-patinaed sets, to the lavish costuming and the dramatic and sweeping score by Yoshiro Kanno, the ballet overflows with dynamic and vivid imagery and first-rate performances.
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June 18, 2009
'King Lear': Tony Award-winning director Robert Falls revives his 2006 hit with Shakespeare Theatre Company star Stacy Keach as the lead in this Shakespeare masterpiece. A powerful drama about family and politics, this play is recommended for mature audiences. Shows run Thursday-Saturday at 8 p.m. and Sunday at 7:30 p.m. at Sidney Harman Hall, 610 F St. in Washington. Tickets are $20-$74.50. Go to shakespearetheatre.org. Elvis at the Ottobar: At first listen, singer/songwriter Elvis Perkins' new second album, Elvis Perkins in Dearland, sounds like a much happier effort than his debut album.
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By NICOLE FULLER and NICOLE FULLER,SUN REPORTER | April 7, 2006
Compassion came slowly to Baltimore City Hall yesterday after hours of meticulous work by Thupten Tsondu Tashi, a Buddhist monk from Mongolia. On a plywood board atop the building's immaculate marble floor, Tashi, dressed in his traditional red and yellow garb, created an intricate, flower-like pattern with fine Indian sands from his chakbu, an iron funnel. His creation - called a mandala- is an ancient Tibetan Buddhist artwork that serves as a sacred home for a particular meditational deity and is usually reserved for the birthday celebration of a Buddha, Tashi said.
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By NICOLE FULLER and NICOLE FULLER,SUN REPORTER | April 7, 2006
Compassion came slowly to Baltimore City Hall yesterday after hours of meticulous work by Thupten Tsondu Tashi, a Buddhist monk from Mongolia. On a plywood board atop the building's immaculate marble floor, Tashi, dressed in his traditional red and yellow garb, created an intricate, flower-like pattern with fine Indian sands from his chakbu, an iron funnel. His creation - called a mandala- is an ancient Tibetan Buddhist artwork that serves as a sacred home for a particular meditational deity and is usually reserved for the birthday celebration of a Buddha, Tashi said.
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By Molly Knight and Molly Knight,SUN STAFF | December 31, 2003
Forget about luggage-laden guests, bellhops and martini-sipping barflies. This week at the Loews Annapolis Hotel, the main attraction was slightly out of the ordinary - a group of nine Tibetan monks and more than a million grains of sand. The monks, who traveled from a monastery in India to Annapolis last week, took up temporary residence at the hotel to craft a complex piece of art made out of colorful specks of sand. Circling a small table in the conference room, the burgundy-robed monks hunkered over an intricate design made of sand called a mandala - a 2,000- year-old Tibetan symbol of balance and harmony in the world.
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By Tim Craig and Tim Craig,SUN STAFF | November 27, 1999
Ten Tibetan Buddhist monks are busily assembling an intricate image in sand on Federal Hill for a weekend exhibit at the American Visionary Art Museum.The monks came to Baltimore Sunday to undertake the painstaking process of arranging millions of grains of sand -- almost grain by grain -- into a multicolored collage, as part of a 22-city U.S. tour to raise money for the Tibetan freedom movement and for their monastery.Dressed in maroon and yellow sleeveless garments, the men place colored sand in a 16-inch metal funnel.
ENTERTAINMENT
June 18, 2009
'King Lear': Tony Award-winning director Robert Falls revives his 2006 hit with Shakespeare Theatre Company star Stacy Keach as the lead in this Shakespeare masterpiece. A powerful drama about family and politics, this play is recommended for mature audiences. Shows run Thursday-Saturday at 8 p.m. and Sunday at 7:30 p.m. at Sidney Harman Hall, 610 F St. in Washington. Tickets are $20-$74.50. Go to shakespearetheatre.org. Elvis at the Ottobar: At first listen, singer/songwriter Elvis Perkins' new second album, Elvis Perkins in Dearland, sounds like a much happier effort than his debut album.
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By J.D. Considine | October 24, 1999
As a songwriter, Robyn Hitchcock definitely has a way with words -- an unusual one at that. The author of such minor masterpieces as "The Man with the Lightbulb Head," "Eaten By Her Own Dinner," "Tropical Fish Mandala" and "The Cheese Alarm," Hitchcock is blessed with a quintessentially English sense of whimsy. He also has a classically English approach to music, having released more than a dozen album's worth of jangly, tuneful rock, both with his now-disbanded backing band, the Egyptians, and on his own.Wednesday, Hitchcock, on tour behind his latest album, the sly, wistful "Jewels for Sophia," plays Fletcher's in Fells Point.
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By Jackie Powder and Rafael Alvarez and Jackie Powder and Rafael Alvarez,Sun Staff Writers | April 2, 1995
The sound -- deep, resonant and otherworldly -- cut the silence in the Renaissance Sculpture Court yesterday at the Walters Art Gallery.For about 15 minutes, nine Tibetan monks performed an opening ceremonial chant before beginning the painstaking work of creating a "Medicine Buddha Sand Mandala," an intricate tapestry "painted" with millions of grains of colored sand.It's all in a day's work for the monks from the Drepung Loseling monastery in southern India. They're six months into a yearlong trek across North America -- including major cities in the United States and Mexico -- to increase awareness of the threats to their ancient culture.
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By Lori Sears | November 1, 2001
`Wizard of Oz' Watch a production of the classic story The Wizard of Oz this weekend at Slayton House in Columbia. The Baltimore Children's Theatre presents a comedic version of the tale of Dorothy, the Tin Man, Cowardly Lion and Scarecrow. New lyrics and musical arrangements have been added to this version. The cast includes professional adult actors as well as local child actors. Nicole Pannullo stars as Dorothy, Sean Manear as the Scarecrow/Uncle Henry, Ed Higgins as the Tin Man, Todd Cunningham as the Lion, Melanie Trainor as the Wicked Witch and Lauren Schein as Glinda/Aunt Em. Mark Andrew Beachy produces and directs the show.
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By Molly Knight and Molly Knight,SUN STAFF | December 31, 2003
Forget about luggage-laden guests, bellhops and martini-sipping barflies. This week at the Loews Annapolis Hotel, the main attraction was slightly out of the ordinary - a group of nine Tibetan monks and more than a million grains of sand. The monks, who traveled from a monastery in India to Annapolis last week, took up temporary residence at the hotel to craft a complex piece of art made out of colorful specks of sand. Circling a small table in the conference room, the burgundy-robed monks hunkered over an intricate design made of sand called a mandala - a 2,000- year-old Tibetan symbol of balance and harmony in the world.
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By Meredith James | October 23, 2003
Salon founder Elizabeth Arden. Aircraft manufacturer Olive Ann Beech. Media mogul Oprah Winfrey. Women have made an irrefutable mark on American business in a variety of disciplines, and the National Museum of Women in the Arts' Enterprising Women: 250 Years of American Business is designed to showcase this. The exhibition, opening tomorrow, celebrates the many feats of female entrepreneurs. It follows the rise of women-owned businesses in the applied arts, fashion, design, culinary arts and traditional business fields.
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By Lori Sears | November 1, 2001
`Wizard of Oz' Watch a production of the classic story The Wizard of Oz this weekend at Slayton House in Columbia. The Baltimore Children's Theatre presents a comedic version of the tale of Dorothy, the Tin Man, Cowardly Lion and Scarecrow. New lyrics and musical arrangements have been added to this version. The cast includes professional adult actors as well as local child actors. Nicole Pannullo stars as Dorothy, Sean Manear as the Scarecrow/Uncle Henry, Ed Higgins as the Tin Man, Todd Cunningham as the Lion, Melanie Trainor as the Wicked Witch and Lauren Schein as Glinda/Aunt Em. Mark Andrew Beachy produces and directs the show.
NEWS
By Tim Craig and Tim Craig,SUN STAFF | November 27, 1999
Ten Tibetan Buddhist monks are busily assembling an intricate image in sand on Federal Hill for a weekend exhibit at the American Visionary Art Museum.The monks came to Baltimore Sunday to undertake the painstaking process of arranging millions of grains of sand -- almost grain by grain -- into a multicolored collage, as part of a 22-city U.S. tour to raise money for the Tibetan freedom movement and for their monastery.Dressed in maroon and yellow sleeveless garments, the men place colored sand in a 16-inch metal funnel.
ENTERTAINMENT
By J.D. Considine | October 24, 1999
As a songwriter, Robyn Hitchcock definitely has a way with words -- an unusual one at that. The author of such minor masterpieces as "The Man with the Lightbulb Head," "Eaten By Her Own Dinner," "Tropical Fish Mandala" and "The Cheese Alarm," Hitchcock is blessed with a quintessentially English sense of whimsy. He also has a classically English approach to music, having released more than a dozen album's worth of jangly, tuneful rock, both with his now-disbanded backing band, the Egyptians, and on his own.Wednesday, Hitchcock, on tour behind his latest album, the sly, wistful "Jewels for Sophia," plays Fletcher's in Fells Point.
NEWS
By Jackie Powder and Rafael Alvarez and Jackie Powder and Rafael Alvarez,Sun Staff Writers | April 2, 1995
The sound -- deep, resonant and otherworldly -- cut the silence in the Renaissance Sculpture Court yesterday at the Walters Art Gallery.For about 15 minutes, nine Tibetan monks performed an opening ceremonial chant before beginning the painstaking work of creating a "Medicine Buddha Sand Mandala," an intricate tapestry "painted" with millions of grains of colored sand.It's all in a day's work for the monks from the Drepung Loseling monastery in southern India. They're six months into a yearlong trek across North America -- including major cities in the United States and Mexico -- to increase awareness of the threats to their ancient culture.
ENTERTAINMENT
By Meredith James | October 23, 2003
Salon founder Elizabeth Arden. Aircraft manufacturer Olive Ann Beech. Media mogul Oprah Winfrey. Women have made an irrefutable mark on American business in a variety of disciplines, and the National Museum of Women in the Arts' Enterprising Women: 250 Years of American Business is designed to showcase this. The exhibition, opening tomorrow, celebrates the many feats of female entrepreneurs. It follows the rise of women-owned businesses in the applied arts, fashion, design, culinary arts and traditional business fields.
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By Mike Giuliano | November 23, 2011
Going around the exhibit at the American Visionary Art Museum is a thematically circular exercise. That's because this show is true to its title: "All Things Round: Galaxies, Eyeballs and Karma. " As in most of its previous, long-running, museum-filling exhibits, some of the artworks in the current show closely adhere to the overall theme and others barely relate to it at all. In any event, there are so many neat things on display that your eyes will be wide-open circles as you explore the offerings.
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By J. L. Conklin | January 30, 1991
The premiere ballet company of Japan, the Matsuyama Ballet, spectacularly opened its one-week engagement at the Kennedy Center last evening with the full-length work "Mandala" by the company's choreographer and principal dancer, Tetsutaro Shimizu.This production is opulent and riveting. From the beautiful muted-hued and gold-patinaed sets, to the lavish costuming and the dramatic and sweeping score by Yoshiro Kanno, the ballet overflows with dynamic and vivid imagery and first-rate performances.
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