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By David Bianculli and David Bianculli,Special to The Sun | May 3, 1994
April reruns bring May new ones: The May ratings period is in full sweep, which means, finally, we get a fresh episode of "NYPD Blue." It's been so long since ABC presented a first-run installment, I was beginning to think the "NYPD" stood for "Not Yet, Perhaps Doomsday."* "The 29th Annual Academy of Country Music Awards" (8 p.m.-conclusion, WMAR, Channel 2) -- Back in 1965, when the first annual CMA bash was held, the music was different, the festivities weren't ready for prime time, and country music was no big deal.
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By Jill Rosen and The Baltimore Sun | October 31, 2012
Maryland might not have the biggest presence at Thursday's Country Music Awards but its presence might be the best smelling. An Eldersburg candlemaker has been named the official candle of the CMAs. That means that when Carrie Underwood, Taylor Swift and Kelly Clarkson leave the show, there's a very good chance they'll have a few Unwined Candles in their bags -- and a little bit of Maryland. "Best believe we have been putting in long hours making candle upon candle for all of our loyal and beloved customers as well as around 100 celebrities in Nashville," the little company wrote on its blog.
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By J. D. Considine and J. D. Considine,Sun Pop Music Critic | May 4, 1994
If you ever wanted to see a real-life example of grace under pressure, all you had to do was watch Reba McEntire on the 29th annual Academy of Country Music (ACM) Awards last night.There she stood, as charming and poised as ever, watching co-host Alan Jackson win award after award -- Record of the Year for "Chattahoochie," Album of the Year for "A Lot About Livin' (And a Little 'Bout Love)" -- while she just lost, lost, lost.She lost the Video of the Year award to Garth Brooks, whose relentlessly uplifting "We Shall All Be Free" clip beat out McEntire's soap-operatic duet with Linda Davis, "Does He Love You."
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By Katie V. Jones | October 25, 2012
Country music stars will get a whiff of Eldersburg next week. After being chosen as the official candle of the gift tent at the Country Music Awards on Nov. 1, in Nashville, the Eldersburg-based company, Unwined Candles, will have its products in gift bags for all participants. For owners and creators Dave and Anna Neith, that means late nights and full weekends as he makes more than 300 candles to take to Nashville. "It's a little overwhelming … a good problem to have," Dave Neith said.
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By Steve McKerrow | October 8, 1990
Tonight's the night for the performers, who will learn the results of the voting during the live broadcast of the annual "Country Music Association Awards" (at 9, CBS/Channel 11). From Nashville's Grand Ole Opry House, the 24th annual awards show is hosted by singers Randy Travis and Reba McEntire.But a noontime luncheon with the CMA board tomorrow is the highlight for radio station WPOC-FM 93.1. That's when general manager Jennifer Grimm and program director Bob Moody are scheduled to accept a CMA award on behalf of the Baltimore station, which was voted station of the year in the large market category.
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By J.D. Considine and J.D. Considine,SUN POP MUSIC CRITIC | September 24, 1998
Over the years, there have been some pretty unexpected things on the music awards shows. We've seen Slash from Guns N' Roses cursing on the American Music Awards, Marilyn Manson baring his bottom on the MTV Video Music Awards, and Mr. Soy Bomb confusing Bob Dylan during the Grammys.But none of that was quite as shocking as the sight of a mosh pit at the CMA Awards.Granted, the pit was pretty sedate, as such things go, consisting entirely of well-mannered young girls. (This was the Country Music Association, after all.)
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December 6, 2005
Critic's Pick-- Pop salutes top sellers at the Billboard Music Awards (8 p.m.-10 p.m., WBFF, Channel 45). Tom Petty (above) gets a lifetime achievement trophy.
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By Karin Remesch | November 10, 1998
The deadline for entering the 1999 Chamber Music Awards, sponsored by the Mayor's Advisory Committee on Art and Culture, was listed incorrectly in yesterday's Today section. The correct date for entering preliminary audition tapes is Nov. 20.The Sun regrets the error.Classical instrumental chamber music ensembles have until Nov. 22 to enter preliminary audition tapes for the 1999 Baltimore Chamber Music Awards.The annual competition was launched in 1988 by Laura Burrows-Jackson and the Mayor's Advisory Committee on Art Culture to provide recognition and financial support to members of the chamber music community.
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By Roger Catlin and Roger Catlin,The Hartford Courant | September 5, 1991
IN ITS brief eight-year career, the "MTV Music Video Awards" has easily become the hippest of the many rock awards TV shows around.The Grammys never quite figured out rock 'n' roll, let alone metal and rap; the American Music Awards are too locked into Top 40 success; the Billboard Music Awards are too tied into chart success; the International Rock Awards are too obscure to be as hip as they truly want to be.Which leaves MTV.Every artist wants his videos...
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By Chris Kaltenbach and Chris Kaltenbach,SUN STAFF | June 2, 1997
A famous son talks about his even more famous father tonight on the History Channel."You Gotta See This!" (8 p.m.-9 p.m., WMAR, Channel 2) -- Daisy Fuentes is the host, as helmet cameras enable viewers to watch close-up as people surf the famed Banzai Pipeline, ride a bucking bronco, fly a stunt plane, spar with a world-champion boxer and ride a killer whale. And despite the title, you don't hafta watch it. ABC."A Friend's Betrayal" (8 p.m.-10 p.m., WBAL, Channel 11) -- Sharon Lawrence plays a "hip New York designer" who's sleeping with her best friend's son. Apparently, this places stress on their friendship.
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October 13, 2012
Brian Drake, an instrumental music teacher and band director at Westminster High School, has been selected as the inaugural recipient of the Carroll County Music Educator Award, sponsored by the Music Advocates of Carroll County. The award was scheduled to be presented during the Westminster High School Marching Band Show on Saturday, Oct. 13. Drake has been an instrumental music director at Westminster High School for more than 10 years. During this tenure, the school has been recognized for exceptional ensembles, both outside on the marching field and inside on the concert stage.
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September 1, 2011
Johnny Castle , a 12-year resident of Hickory Ridge Village, in Columbia, was honored with his band mates, the Nighthawks , with the 2011 Blues Music Award for Acoustic Album of the Year. Their release, "Last Train From Bluesville" was recorded live at XM/Sirius studios, in Washington. The Nighthawks will perform at the Second Chance Saloon Sept. 9.
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By Wesley Case | August 29, 2011
When we look back at the 2011 MTV Video Music Awards, we will remember two things: 1) This Jessie J thing is not going to happen, America, but it wasn't for lack of effort, and 2) Beyonce and Jay-Z are having a baby. For a two-and-a-half hour show, you'd think there'd be more memories, but this year's event lacked the electricity it somehow musters up each year. The water coolers are extra quiet this morning. I live-tweeted the show from my Louder Now account. Here's a look back at last night's show in random spurts of reaction and head-shaking: •••• Lady Gaga's opening number proved she's still worth watching, no matter the context.
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By FROM SUN NEWS SERVICES | November 24, 2008
Music awards squeezed in between performances With performances by some of music's hottest acts - Beyonce, Christina Aguilera, Kanye West, the Jonas Brothers and 15 others - who needs awards? The American Music Awards, presented yesterday during a live broadcast on ABC, kept with its long-held tradition of wedging prizes in between action-packed performances. "This year more than ever," said Orly Adelson, president of dick clark productions, which puts on the show, said last week. "We have 19 performances, which we've never done before ... Every big artist this year said yes, and we wanted them all."
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By Rashod D. Ollison and Rashod D. Ollison,Sun Pop Music Critic | September 10, 2007
Britney Spears' opening performance at last night's MTV Video Music Awards was supposed to catapult her back into the pop music stratosphere. But it was little more than an overhyped burlesque show that went splat -- and critics quickly picked over the debris. Decked out in a black sparkly bra and panty set and flanked by writhing dancers, a bloated Spears gave a mechanical performance of her new single, the clubby "Gimme More." It was a far cry from her previous mouth-dropping appearances on the show.
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By Rashod D. Ollison and Rashod D. Ollison,Sun Pop Music Critic | June 24, 2007
There is no room for stodginess, and glittery pretension is left outside. Unlike any other awards show, the BET Awards come close to approximating the keeping-it-real, party vibe of a black family reunion, where everybody has returned home extremely successful, looking flashy and fly. Mutual love and respect are shown between the older musicians who paved the way and the younger ones keeping the flame alive. The BET Awards, airing Tuesday with Baltimore actress-comedian Mo'Nique as host, have been a smash for the Black Entertainment Television cable network since the show's launch in 2001.
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By FROM SUN NEWS SERVICES | November 24, 2008
Music awards squeezed in between performances With performances by some of music's hottest acts - Beyonce, Christina Aguilera, Kanye West, the Jonas Brothers and 15 others - who needs awards? The American Music Awards, presented yesterday during a live broadcast on ABC, kept with its long-held tradition of wedging prizes in between action-packed performances. "This year more than ever," said Orly Adelson, president of dick clark productions, which puts on the show, said last week. "We have 19 performances, which we've never done before ... Every big artist this year said yes, and we wanted them all."
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By J. D. Considine and J. D. Considine,Sun Pop Music Critic | September 8, 1995
Remember when the MTV Video Music Awards defined the cutting edge in musical taste and television spectacle?It seems so long ago now -- especially after watching last night's 1995 Video Music Awards broadcast.It was a good night for TLC, which won Best Video of the Year, Best R&B Video and the Viewer's Choice award, and it was a fair night for Weezer, which won Best Alternative Music Video and the Best Direction in a Video award. But that was as close as anyone came to sweeping the VMA's.
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By JOAN ANDERMAN and JOAN ANDERMAN,NEW YORK TIMES NEWS SERVICE | March 9, 2006
DUBLIN, Ireland -- When Shane MacGowan lurches into the Morrison hotel on a recent Thursday afternoon, clutching a cocktail, half the people in the lobby begin to breathe again. The famously damaged frontman for the Irish folk-punk band the Pogues is usually late by several hours, but MacGowan was delayed overnight by emergency surgery on an abscess under one of his few remaining, rotted teeth. In four hours he and the band are scheduled to arrive on the red carpet at the Meteor Ireland Music Awards, the country's equivalent of the Grammys, where the Pogues will receive a Lifetime Achievement Award.
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December 6, 2005
Critic's Pick-- Pop salutes top sellers at the Billboard Music Awards (8 p.m.-10 p.m., WBFF, Channel 45). Tom Petty (above) gets a lifetime achievement trophy.
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