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By Matt Bracken and The Baltimore Sun | October 4, 2012
Antonio Barton has been on his own before. Just three years ago, the East Baltimore native suited up for Notre Dame Prep in Fitchburg, Mass., while older brother Will starred for Brewster Academy in New Hampshire. But the 2009-10 school year was an aberration for the Barton brothers. From City to National Christian Academy to Lake Clifton, Will and Antonio were inseparable. That relationship continued at Memphis, where the former Lakers stars guided the Tigers to back-to-back Conference USA tournament championships.
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By Mary Johnson and For The Baltimore Sun | September 26, 2014
Toby's Dinner Theatre in Columbia has always been a regional treasure for theatergoers, but the current production of "Memphis: The Musical" proves that no smash hit is too big for Toby's to produce with pizazz. The theater's intimate in-the-round venue brings the action so close to audiences that they become part of it, expanding the emotional impact into new dimensions. With book and lyrics by Joe DiPietro and music and lyrics by David Bryan, "Memphis: The Musical" ran on Broadway from 2009 to 2012, and captured four Tony Awards in 2010, including best musical.
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By Mary Johnson and For The Baltimore Sun | September 26, 2014
Toby's Dinner Theatre in Columbia has always been a regional treasure for theatergoers, but the current production of "Memphis: The Musical" proves that no smash hit is too big for Toby's to produce with pizazz. The theater's intimate in-the-round venue brings the action so close to audiences that they become part of it, expanding the emotional impact into new dimensions. With book and lyrics by Joe DiPietro and music and lyrics by David Bryan, "Memphis: The Musical" ran on Broadway from 2009 to 2012, and captured four Tony Awards in 2010, including best musical.
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By Mary Johnson and For The Baltimore Sun | September 18, 2014
Toby's Dinner Theatre in Columbia has always been a regional treasure for theatergoers, but the current production of "Memphis: The Musical" has a particular tie to our county with a trio of Anne Arundel Community College alumni offering stellar performances. Andre Hinds and Anwar Thomas of AACC Dance Company and Tobias Young of Opera AACC make memorable contributions to this show. Overall, this rendition of the 2010 Tony award-winning "Memphis" proves that no smash hit is too big for Toby's to produce with pizazz.
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By Mary Johnson and For The Baltimore Sun | September 18, 2014
Toby's Dinner Theatre in Columbia has always been a regional treasure for theatergoers, but the current production of "Memphis: The Musical" has a particular tie to our county with a trio of Anne Arundel Community College alumni offering stellar performances. Andre Hinds and Anwar Thomas of AACC Dance Company and Tobias Young of Opera AACC make memorable contributions to this show. Overall, this rendition of the 2010 Tony award-winning "Memphis" proves that no smash hit is too big for Toby's to produce with pizazz.
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By Matt Bracken and The Baltimore Sun | April 16, 2013
Former Lake Clifton point guard Antonio Barton is considering his options after receiving his release from Memphis on Monday. Anthony “Doodie” Lewis, Barton's AAU coach at Cecil Kirk, said the junior plans to graduate from Memphis this summer and be eligible to play at another Division I school right away. “Antonio will probably wait until the next couple weeks [to formulate a list],” Lewis said. “It's still a little bit early.” Barton appeared in 26 games for the Tigers as a junior, averaging 5.6 points and shooting 39.7 percent from the field.
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By BOSTON GLOBE | October 9, 2005
The newly restored Peabody Hotel in Memphis, perhaps best known for its twice-daily parade of ducks to the lobby fountain, is celebrating its 80th anniversary with special events and menus and an 80th Anniversary Package. Included are a night's lodging, welcome champagne in the Corner Bar and dinner in Chez Philippe, tickets to the Peabody Place Museum, complimentary valet parking, and a couple of souvenirs. (If you want to see Graceland, you are on your own.) The package, available through Dec. 31, costs $280.
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By Neal R. Peirce | February 16, 2001
WASHINGTON -- Imagine a baseball team owner who dedicates his team to his town and pledges he'll never earn a dime from it. Who delivers an $80.5 million ballpark, at a critical downtown site, with just $8.5 million of public money contributed. And then promises that every penny earned will go to bringing baseball back to inner-city youngsters. He -- or better put, the couple -- exist. They're Dean Jernigan, founder-CEO of Storage USA, and his wife and partner, Kristi Jernigan. Their team is the minor league Memphis Redbirds.
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By Gary Lambrecht and Gary Lambrecht,SUN STAFF | December 1, 1995
It has been called the most important two days in the history of the Canadian Football League, and the Board of Governors meetings began with a fumble yesterday in Toronto.The Memphis Mad Dogs, another symbol of the futility that has marked the league's expansion into the United States, announced they were bowing out of the CFL after one year in the league.The announcement did not come as a surprise. Memphis struggled at the box office from the outset and went downhill from there. The Mad Dogs averaged a league-low attendance of 14,352, lost about $4 million, and averaged barely 6,000 fans at their final four games.
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By Tricia Bishop, The Baltimore Sun | July 13, 2011
A convicted killer who recently confessed to murdering a Baltimore doctor in Memphis 13 years ago pleaded guilty to the crime Wednesday in Tennessee state court and was sentenced to life in prison, according to the Shelby County District Attorney's Office. Dale Mardis, a 57-year-old former gun dealer, admitted bludgeoning Dr. Henry Ackerman, whom he knew from gun shows, in June 1998 after they argued over a debt. The confession was revealed during a federal hearing last week in Tennessee, during which Mardis was sentenced to life in prison for a separate, racially motivated murder.
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By John E. McIntyre and The Baltimore Sun | August 21, 2014
Years ago, before heading to campus to sit in a library carrel and pretend to scholarship, I would listen to Hughes Rudd's dry commentaries on the CBS morning news program.  So when I saw in a bookstore a copy of his My Escape from the CIA (and into CBS) , it was irresistible. Here are the three opening paragraphs of "The Death of William Faulkner," which he published in the Saturday Evening Post  in 1963: He had been in pain for several weeks, wearing a brace to support the injured back, and people around the square said maybe that was why he started drinking again.
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By Stephanie Citron, For The Baltimore Sun | April 10, 2014
The shortest distance between two points is a straight line, thereby making "nonstop" one of the most fetching words in travel today. Luckily for us, BWI-Marshall Airport seems to be piling up flights that will get you to your destination without interruption. BWI offers so many nonstop routes that you could choose a different city each week and not run out of places to go for more than a year. For our new series of occasional articles, we'll be exploring some of these destinations that are perfect for a quick getaway from Baltimore.
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By Don Markus and The Baltimore Sun | May 26, 2013
After announcing last month that he was leaving Memphis, Antonio Barton said he thought Maryland “would be a good fit” in order to finish his college basketball career. After meeting with Terps coach Mark Turgeon and members of the team on a trip to College Park earlier this month, the 6-foot-2 point guard said the visit “went tremendous.” But that was before Tennessee, after dismissing junior point guard Trae Golden from the team, became involved in recruiting Barton.  Hours after his older brother Will tweeted Barton's plans to play for the Volunteers, the former Lake Clifton standout told the Associated Press on Sunday that he had chosen to play his senior year in Knoxville for the Tigers' in-state rivals.
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By Don Markus, The Baltimore Sun | May 25, 2013
Antonio Barton had only a handful of Division I basketball programs interested in him three years ago coming out Notre Dame Prep in Massachusetts, where he spent a post-grad year after playing his senior season at Lake Clifton. When Barton announced his intentions to leave Memphis last month and finish his college career elsewhere, the 6-2 point guard from Baltimore said that some two dozen schools contacted him about transferring. Barton, who reportedly has narrowed his list down to four schools, said last week that he expects to make his decision Sunday.
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By Don Markus and The Baltimore Sun | May 22, 2013
Antonio Barton's decision about where he will finish his college basketball will come Sunday afternoon. Barton, who played his first three seasons at Memphis and opted to leave when fellow point guard Joe Jackson returned for his senior year, texted me Wednesday morning.   But the former Lake Clifton standout wouldn't say where he was making his decision and gave no indication whether he was choosing Maryland, Tennessee or any other school among what he said a few weeks ago were two dozen suitors.
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By Wesley Case, The Baltimore Sun | April 4, 2012
David Bryan has a message for Baltimore theatergoers: You won't be able to tell the difference between "Memphis" at the Hippodrome and its Broadway counterpart. The casts and stage have changed, but the 50-year-old playwright and Bon Jovi keyboardist ensures the quality will remain the same. "You don't have to go to Broadway to see the real show," Bryan said. "This is the real show. " Bryan should know, since he is the show's "quality-control guy. " He says he and co-writer Joe DiPietro were in charge of all of the auditions for the Baltimore production.
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By Ken Murray and Ken Murray,Sun Staff Writer | January 26, 1995
Jim Popp, director of player personnel for Baltimore's Canadian Football League team, has been offered a job as assistant general manager with Memphis' expansion team and will make a decision soon, he said last night."
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By Don Markus and The Baltimore Sun | May 12, 2013
Former Memphis point guard Antonio Barton (Lake Clifton) wrote in a text Sunday to The Baltimore Sun that his visit to Maryland on Friday “went tremendous”. Barton wrote that he loved the campus and was impressed with Terps coach Mark Turgeon and his assistants as well as the academic support staff. A source said Barton has not committed to the Terps. Barton expects to graduate this summer and be eligible to play immediately next season. He is reportedly also considering Syracuse, Texas A&M and Kansas State.
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April 19, 2013
  Baltimore Sun reporter Don Markus, intern and Diamondback co-sports editor Josh Vitale, and editor Matt Bracken weigh in on the three biggest topics of the past week in Maryland sports. Should Mark Turgeon go after Antonio Barton to play point guard next season for the Terps? Don Markus: Having already written that Pe'Shon Howard might have been a suitable stop-gap before Roddy Peters is ready to take over at the point, I think it is fair to say that Barton would be a more than suitable replacement as Maryland's transition point guard going into the 2013-14 season.
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