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By WILEY A. HALL | February 23, 1993
The Rev. Jesse Jackson reportedly is among the front runners to be the next executive director of the National Association for the Advancement of Colored People. Jackson would succeed Benjamin L. Hooks, who will retire March 31 after 16 years at the helm of one of the nation's oldest and most revered civil rights organizations.Also being considered, according to reports, are former Congressman William H. Gray 3rd, president of the United Negro College Fund; Mayor Maynard Jackson of Atlanta; and Randall Robinson, executive director of the anti-apartheid lobbying group TransAfrica.
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November 29, 2008
WILLIAM GIBSON, 94 'Miracle Worker' playwright William Gibson, a playwright who had a gift for creating strong, popular female characters and wrote The Miracle Worker, died Tuesday in Stockbridge, Mass. First written for television, The Miracle Worker, which portrayed the relationship between the young blind and deaf Helen Keller and her teacher, Annie Sullivan, was adapted for Broadway in 1959 and won the 1960 Tony Award for best play. Nearly half a century later, it is still performed at regional theaters around the country.
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By Mary Carole McCauley and Mary Carole McCauley,SUN ARTS WRITER | August 17, 2005
It's been described as a cross between a church and the space shuttle because it combines a spiritual mission with fancy technology. It's the new kid on the block, even though it's been in the same place for 67 years. And it's one more sign that Montgomery County - resolutely suburban and within an hour's drive from two great cities - rapidly is becoming a force in the arts world. The official opening last week of the sparkling new 429-seat performing space at the Olney Theatre Center embraces all of these seeming dichotomies.
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By CHRIS KALTENBACH and CHRIS KALTENBACH,chris.kaltenbach@baltsun.com | October 11, 2008
A movie that cuts closer to the soul of U.S. politics than most of us would like to admit, Robert Rossen's 1949 All the King's Men (TCM at 4 p.m.) follows the tempestuous career of Louisiana Gov. Will Stark (Broderick Crawford), who exploits his populist roots into a career that makes him just short of royalty. As much Shakespearean tragedy as cautionary tale, the Best Picture Oscar winner features an extraordinary and Oscar-winning star turn from Crawford, whose limited acting range (he was great at bluster, but not all that much else)
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By J. Wynn Rousuck and J. Wynn Rousuck,SUN THEATER CRITIC | March 22, 2000
The first things you notice about Arena Stage's production of "The Miracle Worker" are six doors suspended near the ceiling. The doors serve no physical purpose, yet along with keys, they are a recurring metaphor in director Nick Olcott's imaginatively insightful production of William Gibson's modern classic. "The Miracle Worker" tells the story of 6-year-old blind, deaf Helen Keller and the endlessly patient, persevering teacher, Annie Sullivan, who helped her discover language. A drama about individuality, connections, longing and self-expression, it began as a television play, the precursor of the modern docudrama.
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By Michael Sragow and Michael Sragow,Sun Movie Critic | June 12, 2005
These days, the scenario of a neglected wife having an affair with the son of her husband's law partner would be too tame for a TV talk show. It would make it to the air only if the host tried to help the woman work things out after her daughter ran away with her lover. Back in 1967, the script to The Graduate treated its now-famous wandering wife, Mrs. Robinson, as a predatory comic monster. But thanks to Anne Bancroft, who died Monday, she became the most sensual and complex character in the movie -- and its least-dated achievement.
NEWS
November 29, 2008
WILLIAM GIBSON, 94 'Miracle Worker' playwright William Gibson, a playwright who had a gift for creating strong, popular female characters and wrote The Miracle Worker, died Tuesday in Stockbridge, Mass. First written for television, The Miracle Worker, which portrayed the relationship between the young blind and deaf Helen Keller and her teacher, Annie Sullivan, was adapted for Broadway in 1959 and won the 1960 Tony Award for best play. Nearly half a century later, it is still performed at regional theaters around the country.
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August 31, 2007
Theater -- 2nd Star Productions will present The Miracle Worker at 8 p.m. on Fridays and Saturdays and at 3 p.m. Sundays and Sept. 22, from today through Sept. 22 at the Bowie Playhouse in White Marsh Park, 6314 Crain Highway. Admission is $18 for adults and $15 for seniors and students. 410-757-5700, 301-858-7245 or www.2ndstart productions.com.
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May 12, 2003
Who's hot Mark Teixeira (Mount St. Jo seph) of the Rangers has hit safely in 16 of the past 20 games. Who's not The Pirates have lost nine of 10 series since winning their first two and seven of eight home games. Line of the day Adam Dunn, Reds 1B AB ..... R ..... H ..... RBI ..... HR 4 ........ 2 ...... 3 ........ 5 ......... 2 He said it "I'm a seasoned citizen, in years and baseball experience. But I'm not a miracle worker." Jack McKeon, 72, Marlins new manager On deck Damian Moss of the Giants tries to become the NL's first six-game winner tonight, fac ing the Expos.
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By Linda Linley and Linda Linley,SUN STAFF | February 20, 2002
When director Scott Susong chose The Miracle Worker as Roland Park Country School's spring play, he knew his decision to maintain historical accuracy in casting would require explanation. Because The Miracle Worker was set in Alabama in 1887, that meant Susong would cast white students as the blind, deaf and mute Helen Keller and as Annie Sullivan, the "miracle worker" who teaches Helen to communicate in the main roles. African-Americans would appear as the Keller family servants, who were black, or in added roles as singers and sign-language interpreters.
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August 31, 2007
Theater -- 2nd Star Productions will present The Miracle Worker at 8 p.m. on Fridays and Saturdays and at 3 p.m. Sundays and Sept. 22, from today through Sept. 22 at the Bowie Playhouse in White Marsh Park, 6314 Crain Highway. Admission is $18 for adults and $15 for seniors and students. 410-757-5700, 301-858-7245 or www.2ndstart productions.com.
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November 5, 2006
It's play season at county high schools. Here is the schedule: Atholton: Harvey -- Nov. 9, 10, 11 at 7:30 p.m.; Nov. 12 at 3 p.m. Centennial: The Odd Couple, female version -- Nov. 15, 16, 17, 18 at 7:30 p.m. Glenelg: True Colors -- The 80's Musical -- Nov. 16, 17, 18 at 7:30 p.m. Hammond: Arsenic and Old Lace -- Nov. 9, 10, 11 at 7 p.m.; Nov. 11 at 2 p.m. Howard: The Music Man -- Nov. 16, 17, 18 at 7:30 p.m. Long Reach: Night of January 16th --...
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October 22, 2006
Mount Hebron High School will present The Miracle Worker, by William Gibson, the story of Helen Keller, who was the deaf and blind, and her teacher, Anne Sullivan, at 7 p.m. Nov. 9, 11, 15, 16, 17 and 18. The show is directed by drama teacher Tom Sankey. The audience will be seated on the stage surrounding the actors. Reservations are recommended. Tickets are $9. Phone reservations will be accepted. Information: 410-313-2880. Mount Hebron High School Marching Unit will participate in the Mount Hebron/Orchards Neighborhood Halloween Parade at 7 p.m. Oct. 30. Everyone is invited to join them in costume along the parade route and enjoy a performance at the end of the parade in front of Mount Hebron Presbyterian Church.
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By Mary Carole McCauley and Mary Carole McCauley,SUN ARTS WRITER | August 17, 2005
It's been described as a cross between a church and the space shuttle because it combines a spiritual mission with fancy technology. It's the new kid on the block, even though it's been in the same place for 67 years. And it's one more sign that Montgomery County - resolutely suburban and within an hour's drive from two great cities - rapidly is becoming a force in the arts world. The official opening last week of the sparkling new 429-seat performing space at the Olney Theatre Center embraces all of these seeming dichotomies.
ENTERTAINMENT
By Michael Sragow and Michael Sragow,Sun Movie Critic | June 12, 2005
These days, the scenario of a neglected wife having an affair with the son of her husband's law partner would be too tame for a TV talk show. It would make it to the air only if the host tried to help the woman work things out after her daughter ran away with her lover. Back in 1967, the script to The Graduate treated its now-famous wandering wife, Mrs. Robinson, as a predatory comic monster. But thanks to Anne Bancroft, who died Monday, she became the most sensual and complex character in the movie -- and its least-dated achievement.
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By Gene Seymour and By Gene Seymour,NEWSDAY | June 8, 2005
NEW YORK - Anne Bancroft, who won an Academy Award for her portrayal of Helen Keller's teacher in 1962's The Miracle Worker, but cleared a place for herself in pop-culture history five years later as the alluring, embittered Mrs. Robinson in The Graduate, has died. She was 73. She died of cancer Monday at Mount Sinai Hospital in Manhattan, John Barlow, a spokesman for her husband, writer-director- comedian Mel Brooks, said yesterday. Throughout a career that spanned the last half of the 20th century, Ms. Bancroft won respect from both her peers and the public as one of the most versatile and resourceful actors of her generation.
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By Stephanie Isberg and Stephanie Isberg,MOUNT HEBRON HIGH SCHOOL | March 18, 2004
A brilliant spotlight illuminated a water pump, standing alone on the darkened stage. This humble fixture remained center stage, a silent testimony to the power of love in the story of Helen Keller and Annie Sullivan presented by Chesapeake High School in its production of The Miracle Worker. As Helen Keller, Emily Morgan maintained the unseeing stare of a deaf and blind woman throughout the show; she did not react to movement save the touch of her fellow actors. Her intense desire for contact shone through her every movement, however.
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By Gene Seymour and By Gene Seymour,NEWSDAY | June 8, 2005
NEW YORK - Anne Bancroft, who won an Academy Award for her portrayal of Helen Keller's teacher in 1962's The Miracle Worker, but cleared a place for herself in pop-culture history five years later as the alluring, embittered Mrs. Robinson in The Graduate, has died. She was 73. She died of cancer Monday at Mount Sinai Hospital in Manhattan, John Barlow, a spokesman for her husband, writer-director- comedian Mel Brooks, said yesterday. Throughout a career that spanned the last half of the 20th century, Ms. Bancroft won respect from both her peers and the public as one of the most versatile and resourceful actors of her generation.
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By Stephanie Isberg and Stephanie Isberg,MOUNT HEBRON HIGH SCHOOL | March 18, 2004
A brilliant spotlight illuminated a water pump, standing alone on the darkened stage. This humble fixture remained center stage, a silent testimony to the power of love in the story of Helen Keller and Annie Sullivan presented by Chesapeake High School in its production of The Miracle Worker. As Helen Keller, Emily Morgan maintained the unseeing stare of a deaf and blind woman throughout the show; she did not react to movement save the touch of her fellow actors. Her intense desire for contact shone through her every movement, however.
SPORTS
May 12, 2003
Who's hot Mark Teixeira (Mount St. Jo seph) of the Rangers has hit safely in 16 of the past 20 games. Who's not The Pirates have lost nine of 10 series since winning their first two and seven of eight home games. Line of the day Adam Dunn, Reds 1B AB ..... R ..... H ..... RBI ..... HR 4 ........ 2 ...... 3 ........ 5 ......... 2 He said it "I'm a seasoned citizen, in years and baseball experience. But I'm not a miracle worker." Jack McKeon, 72, Marlins new manager On deck Damian Moss of the Giants tries to become the NL's first six-game winner tonight, fac ing the Expos.
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