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By Mary Johnson, For The Baltimore Sun | June 19, 2013
Infinity Theatre Company starts its third season of bringing Broadway-caliber productions to Broadneck Peninsula with "Always … Patsy Cline," a show that may very well top the troupe's offerings to date in its emotional power, conveying the friendship between two women. From legendary 20th-century music to comedy and dance, Infinity's artistic directors, Anna and Alan Ostroff, have offered first-rate musical entertainment in their past two seasons. Here they present the touching true story of the friendship of singer Patsy Cline and devoted fan Louise Seger that began one night in 1961.
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By Mary Johnson, For The Baltimore Sun | June 19, 2013
Infinity Theatre Company starts its third season of bringing Broadway-caliber productions to Broadneck Peninsula with "Always … Patsy Cline," a show that may very well top the troupe's offerings to date in its emotional power, conveying the friendship between two women. From legendary 20th-century music to comedy and dance, Infinity's artistic directors, Anna and Alan Ostroff, have offered first-rate musical entertainment in their past two seasons. Here they present the touching true story of the friendship of singer Patsy Cline and devoted fan Louise Seger that began one night in 1961.
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By Marion Winik and Marion Winik,Special to the Sun | April 13, 2003
Her grave is a simple one -- a bronze plaque with a name and an epitaph: "Death cannot kill what never dies." On a cold, bright day in March 40 years after her death, it is clear that something does live on, as a crowd of 50 gathers to heap the marker with flowers. "People come and leave things all the time -- bouquets, letters, scraps of paper with song lyrics, sometimes objects that symbolize the song titles: three cigarettes in an ashtray, say. A lot of times they leave money, thinking that there really ought to be a monument here.
ENTERTAINMENT
May 31, 2007
Piano and the BSO The lowdown -- When it comes to musical prodigies, Kit Armstrong is in the front ranks. The 15-year-old California-born pianist and composer returns to the Baltimore Symphony Orchestra, this time to collaborate with guest conductor and inimitable vocalist Bobby McFerrin. Armstrong, who is already in the second year of undergraduate studies (music and science) at two colleges in London, will play Mozart's Piano Concerto No. 20. The program also offers Mendelssohn's Italian Symphony and, of course, vocal improv by McFerrin.
SPORTS
By Glenn Small and Glenn Small,Staff Writer | November 1, 1992
By day, Mary K. Widic, 38, manages three bowling alleys for Bowl America -- two in Anne Arundel County and one in Reisterstown in Baltimore County.But by night, she's an aspiring country-western singing star."
ENTERTAINMENT
May 31, 2007
Piano and the BSO The lowdown -- When it comes to musical prodigies, Kit Armstrong is in the front ranks. The 15-year-old California-born pianist and composer returns to the Baltimore Symphony Orchestra, this time to collaborate with guest conductor and inimitable vocalist Bobby McFerrin. Armstrong, who is already in the second year of undergraduate studies (music and science) at two colleges in London, will play Mozart's Piano Concerto No. 20. The program also offers Mendelssohn's Italian Symphony and, of course, vocal improv by McFerrin.
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By Sandy Alexander and Sandy Alexander,SUN STAFF | July 31, 2003
Howard County Fair visitors might feel a bit of nostalgia as the strains of a Patsy Cline ballad or the rockabilly riffs of Elvis Presley emanate from the main stage. Musical tributes to both stars are scheduled, with rock, bluegrass, country and Christian bands to keep the evenings lively at the fair, which runs from Saturday through Aug. 9 in West Friendship. "One thing we really do is strive to be family-friendly and family-oriented," said Carol Chaney, a fair board member in charge of entertainment.
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By J. WYNN ROUSUCK and J. WYNN ROUSUCK,SUN THEATER CRITIC | October 13, 2005
A comedian, a female preacher, a blues singer, an ex-slave, two civil rights activists and a battered but unbowed victim of the Ku Klux Klan. The strong portrayals of these diverse women typify the range and power of Arena Players' production of Eve Merriam's And I Ain't Finished Yet. An anthology of seven scenes depicting African-American women beginning in the post-Civil War era, And I Ain't Finished Yet is a little like a vaudeville presentation of...
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By Michael Corcoran and Michael Corcoran,Dallas Morning News | July 2, 1992
Ask any of the newer female country stars, from Suzy Bogguss to Trisha Yearwood to Pam Tillis, who their main influences are and two names appear again and again: Patsy Cline and Emmylou Harris.While Patsy Cline was a bearer of taste and sophistication, introducing elements of jazz and rock to hillbilly music, Emmylou Harris almost single-handedly brought back traditional, hard-core country music with an amazing string of mid-'70s albums.Such works as "Pieces of the Sky" (1975), "Elite Hotel" (1975)
FEATURES
By Chris Kaltenbach and Chris Kaltenbach,SUN STAFF | January 13, 1996
As seems to be true every Saturday, there's not much on tonight. Let's hope the snow lets up enough to allow folks to venture outside.* "Wide World of Sports" (4:30 p.m.-6 p.m., WMAR, Channel 2) -- The granddaddy of all sports anthology-shows opens its 36th season of bringing viewers the thrill of victory and the agony of defeat (that poor ski jumper is still falling off the ramp). Today's coverage includes taped figure skating from the World Challenge of Champions in London. ABC.* "Encomium: A Tribute to Led Zeppelin" (11:30 p.m.-12:30 p.m., WMAR, Channel 2)
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By J. WYNN ROUSUCK and J. WYNN ROUSUCK,SUN THEATER CRITIC | October 13, 2005
A comedian, a female preacher, a blues singer, an ex-slave, two civil rights activists and a battered but unbowed victim of the Ku Klux Klan. The strong portrayals of these diverse women typify the range and power of Arena Players' production of Eve Merriam's And I Ain't Finished Yet. An anthology of seven scenes depicting African-American women beginning in the post-Civil War era, And I Ain't Finished Yet is a little like a vaudeville presentation of...
NEWS
By Sandy Alexander and Sandy Alexander,SUN STAFF | July 31, 2003
Howard County Fair visitors might feel a bit of nostalgia as the strains of a Patsy Cline ballad or the rockabilly riffs of Elvis Presley emanate from the main stage. Musical tributes to both stars are scheduled, with rock, bluegrass, country and Christian bands to keep the evenings lively at the fair, which runs from Saturday through Aug. 9 in West Friendship. "One thing we really do is strive to be family-friendly and family-oriented," said Carol Chaney, a fair board member in charge of entertainment.
TRAVEL
By Marion Winik and Marion Winik,Special to the Sun | April 13, 2003
Her grave is a simple one -- a bronze plaque with a name and an epitaph: "Death cannot kill what never dies." On a cold, bright day in March 40 years after her death, it is clear that something does live on, as a crowd of 50 gathers to heap the marker with flowers. "People come and leave things all the time -- bouquets, letters, scraps of paper with song lyrics, sometimes objects that symbolize the song titles: three cigarettes in an ashtray, say. A lot of times they leave money, thinking that there really ought to be a monument here.
FEATURES
By Chris Kaltenbach and Chris Kaltenbach,SUN STAFF | January 13, 1996
As seems to be true every Saturday, there's not much on tonight. Let's hope the snow lets up enough to allow folks to venture outside.* "Wide World of Sports" (4:30 p.m.-6 p.m., WMAR, Channel 2) -- The granddaddy of all sports anthology-shows opens its 36th season of bringing viewers the thrill of victory and the agony of defeat (that poor ski jumper is still falling off the ramp). Today's coverage includes taped figure skating from the World Challenge of Champions in London. ABC.* "Encomium: A Tribute to Led Zeppelin" (11:30 p.m.-12:30 p.m., WMAR, Channel 2)
SPORTS
By Glenn Small and Glenn Small,Staff Writer | November 1, 1992
By day, Mary K. Widic, 38, manages three bowling alleys for Bowl America -- two in Anne Arundel County and one in Reisterstown in Baltimore County.But by night, she's an aspiring country-western singing star."
FEATURES
By Michael Corcoran and Michael Corcoran,Dallas Morning News | July 2, 1992
Ask any of the newer female country stars, from Suzy Bogguss to Trisha Yearwood to Pam Tillis, who their main influences are and two names appear again and again: Patsy Cline and Emmylou Harris.While Patsy Cline was a bearer of taste and sophistication, introducing elements of jazz and rock to hillbilly music, Emmylou Harris almost single-handedly brought back traditional, hard-core country music with an amazing string of mid-'70s albums.Such works as "Pieces of the Sky" (1975), "Elite Hotel" (1975)
FEATURES
By ELLEN HAWKS | May 10, 1992
There she was, a waitress and part-time bartender at the Top Side Inn in Galesville, on the banks of the West River in Anne Arundel County. The Top Side Jammers, a jazzy quintet, plays from late afternoon to 9:30 every Sunday. In this cozy restaurant where the food and music are excellent, patrons feel comfortable asking if they can sing with the band. Some are very good while others splinter the roof.No one had ever asked 27-year-old Jane Wallace to sing. And, no one paid much attention on a recent Sunday afternoon a few months ago when she came around the bar to join the band.
FEATURES
By ELLEN HAWKS | May 10, 1992
There she was, a waitress and part-time bartender at the Top Side Inn in Galesville, on the banks of the West River in Anne Arundel County. The Top Side Jammers, a jazzy quintet, plays from late afternoon to 9:30 every Sunday. In this cozy restaurant where the food and music are excellent, patrons feel comfortable asking if they can sing with the band. Some are very good while others splinter the roof.No one had ever asked 27-year-old Jane Wallace to sing. And, no one paid much attention on a recent Sunday afternoon a few months ago when she came around the bar to join the band.
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