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By J. Wynn Rousuck and J. Wynn Rousuck,Sun Theater Critic | January 12, 1992
Michael O'Keefe has told it to the Army, Navy, Air Force and Marines.Now the actor -- who has appeared in the uniforms of all four branches of the Armed Forces -- is back in uniform again as Lt. (jg.) Daniel A. Kaffee, the starring role in Aaron Sorkin's "A Few Good Men," which begins a one-month run at the Mechanic Theatre on Tuesday.O'Keefe is probably best known as a military brat -- the sensitive son of Marine bully Robert Duvall in "The Great Santini." But he's also been in the Marines in "A Rumor of War," in the Army in "Streamers," in the Navy in "Gray Lady Down" and in the Air Force in "Disaster at Silo Seven."
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By Gary Graff and Gary Graff,Knight-Ridder News Service | July 29, 1994
When Bonnie Raitt started making records in 1971, she stepped into rare territory.Female blues singers were common, but female blues guitarists were practically unheard of.Slide guitar, Ms. Raitt's specialty, was becoming a lost art, its smooth, round effect usurped by the scream and crank of rock 'n' roll players at the time.But nowadays there's a legion of female rockers strapping on guitars. And even slide is making a comeback."I hear plenty of slide on TV commercials for beer and trucks," Ms. Raitt, 44, says with a chuckle.
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By MICHAEL HILL | September 21, 1990
You've got an appealing star in Michael O'Keefe. A good character in brash, young, successful attorney Simon MacHeath. A nice setting in Boston. A pretty good slate of supporting characters.So why do you have to start off the first episode of the new Fox show "Against the Law" with a scene of such adolescent appeal that even Steve Bochco wouldn't do it?Yes, when we first meet MacHeath, he is waving a zucchini around a courtroom, risking the contempt of a glowering judge, as he tries to demonstrate to a jury exactly how a sexual device severely injured his client.
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By Lou Cedrone | January 16, 1992
A FEW GOOD Men,'' which was seen in Washington before it went to New York where it ran for a year or so, is a brilliantly staged, totally absorbing comedy-drama whose faults you may choose to overlook.The play, which opened last evening at the Mechanic, seems much funnier than it did when it tried out at the Kennedy Center more than two years ago. Apparently, some of the dialogue has been honed. If so, it is all to the better.''A Few Good Men'' is reminiscent of ''A Soldier's Story.'' You might say it is the white (and black)
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By Lou Cedrone | January 16, 1992
A FEW GOOD Men,'' which was seen in Washington before it went to New York where it ran for a year or so, is a brilliantly staged, totally absorbing comedy-drama whose faults you may choose to overlook.The play, which opened last evening at the Mechanic, seems much funnier than it did when it tried out at the Kennedy Center more than two years ago. Apparently, some of the dialogue has been honed. If so, it is all to the better.''A Few Good Men'' is reminiscent of ''A Soldier's Story.'' You might say it is the white (and black)
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By David Zurawik and David Zurawik,Sun Television Critic | September 21, 1990
"Against The Law" is another after-the-fall drama about a lawyer.Like Jack Shannon, of "Shannon's Deal," and Rosie O'Neill, of "The Trials of Rose O'Neill," Simon MacHeath (Michael O'Keefe) is a former corporate attorney who had it all, lost or gave it away and is now trying to lead a decent life of some public service instead of only "the good life" of private gain.In the Fox pilot, which airs at 9:30 Sunday night on WBFF-TV (Channel 45), MacHeath is divorced, but he and his ex-wife still feel some sparks.
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By Gary Graff and Gary Graff,Knight-Ridder News Service | July 29, 1994
When Bonnie Raitt started making records in 1971, she stepped into rare territory.Female blues singers were common, but female blues guitarists were practically unheard of.Slide guitar, Ms. Raitt's specialty, was becoming a lost art, its smooth, round effect usurped by the scream and crank of rock 'n' roll players at the time.But nowadays there's a legion of female rockers strapping on guitars. And even slide is making a comeback."I hear plenty of slide on TV commercials for beer and trucks," Ms. Raitt, 44, says with a chuckle.
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By David Zurawik and David Zurawik,Sun Television Critic | November 4, 1990
They may seem like nothing more than entertaining television programs.But there is something else also going on this year with several weekly television series and upcoming made-for-TV movies -- whose topics range from life in the public defender's office to death in a private home surrounded by friends.This is television reflecting what many viewers are feeling, according to Stan Rogow and John Sayles, the co-creators of one of the new television heroes, attorney Jack Shannon of NBC's "Shannon's Deal."
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By David Bianculli and David Bianculli,Special to The Sun | March 22, 1994
Well the Oscars are over and the NCAA basketball tournament is catching its breath, so there's only regular programming to keep viewers busy and interested. Luckily, that means fresh episodes of "Roseanne" and "NYPD Blue." Unluckily, in prime time, that's about all it means.* "The Second Half" (8:30 p.m.-9 p.m., WMAR, Channel 2) -- Returning with a new batch of episodes, "The Second Half" begins the second half of its 1993-1994 run. John Mendoza stars, and this week his sportswriter character takes on, and out, an unexpected new date: his ex-wife (Linda Wallem)
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November 13, 1999
Celine Dion plans tell-all autobiographyFrench-Canadian pop diva Celine Dion is working on a "very intimate" autobiography to be published next year in English and five other languages, her office announced yesterday.In September, Grammy-winning Dion said she planned to take up to a three-year break from the music business after she sings in a big year-end concert in Montreal.Dion is to confide to Quebec biographer Georges-Hebert Germain the details of her life in what is expected to be a 250-page book.
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By J. Wynn Rousuck and J. Wynn Rousuck,Sun Theater Critic | January 12, 1992
Michael O'Keefe has told it to the Army, Navy, Air Force and Marines.Now the actor -- who has appeared in the uniforms of all four branches of the Armed Forces -- is back in uniform again as Lt. (jg.) Daniel A. Kaffee, the starring role in Aaron Sorkin's "A Few Good Men," which begins a one-month run at the Mechanic Theatre on Tuesday.O'Keefe is probably best known as a military brat -- the sensitive son of Marine bully Robert Duvall in "The Great Santini." But he's also been in the Marines in "A Rumor of War," in the Army in "Streamers," in the Navy in "Gray Lady Down" and in the Air Force in "Disaster at Silo Seven."
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By David Zurawik and David Zurawik,Sun Television Critic | November 4, 1990
They may seem like nothing more than entertaining television programs.But there is something else also going on this year with several weekly television series and upcoming made-for-TV movies -- whose topics range from life in the public defender's office to death in a private home surrounded by friends.This is television reflecting what many viewers are feeling, according to Stan Rogow and John Sayles, the co-creators of one of the new television heroes, attorney Jack Shannon of NBC's "Shannon's Deal."
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By David Zurawik and David Zurawik,Sun Television Critic | September 21, 1990
"Against The Law" is another after-the-fall drama about a lawyer.Like Jack Shannon, of "Shannon's Deal," and Rosie O'Neill, of "The Trials of Rose O'Neill," Simon MacHeath (Michael O'Keefe) is a former corporate attorney who had it all, lost or gave it away and is now trying to lead a decent life of some public service instead of only "the good life" of private gain.In the Fox pilot, which airs at 9:30 Sunday night on WBFF-TV (Channel 45), MacHeath is divorced, but he and his ex-wife still feel some sparks.
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By MICHAEL HILL | September 21, 1990
You've got an appealing star in Michael O'Keefe. A good character in brash, young, successful attorney Simon MacHeath. A nice setting in Boston. A pretty good slate of supporting characters.So why do you have to start off the first episode of the new Fox show "Against the Law" with a scene of such adolescent appeal that even Steve Bochco wouldn't do it?Yes, when we first meet MacHeath, he is waving a zucchini around a courtroom, risking the contempt of a glowering judge, as he tries to demonstrate to a jury exactly how a sexual device severely injured his client.
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By James Dao and James Dao,New York Times News Service | July 8, 1992
NEW YORK -- City political and religious leaders issued passionate calls for peace in Washington Heights yesterday as groups of angry protesters engaged in brief street skirmishes with police.The pleas for calm came with hundreds of additional police officers flooding the upper Manhattan neighborhood that has been the scene of intense and sporadic violence over the last three days.In a dramatic overture, Mayor David N. Dinkins made his second visit to the neighborhood in as many days, mixing a highly personal appeal for peace with a sharp condemnation of violence.
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By Steve McKerrow and Steve McKerrow,Sun Staff Writer | May 3, 1995
One big network star visits the show of another big network star, another network offers a gratuitous look at TV commercials, and one of 1992's hit movies comes to commercial TV for the first time.* "Roseanne" (8 p.m.-8:30 p.m., WMAR, Channel 2) -- In an odd variation of the old crossover-series-ploy, Ellen DeGeneres guest stars -- but not as the bookstore-owning character of her own series that follows. Here, she's a marriage counselor for Fred and Jackie (Michael O'Keefe and Laurie Metcalf)
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