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March 25, 2013
This morning, Baltimore young'uns with their eyes all aglow are hoping for a snow day. Republican Senator Rand Paul, meanwhile is charitably hoping that if the glow happens to come from the burning of an illicit substance, the kids' lives won't be ruined forever. Welcome to your post-weekend trends report for Monday, March 25, 2013. Paul is teaming up with Democrat Patrick Leahy to push for relaxation of mandatory minimum sentences for marijuana offenders, saying Sunday that either of the last two presidents could have had vastly different lives had they not been lucky with their own drug experiences.
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BUSINESS
March 25, 2013
This morning, Baltimore young'uns with their eyes all aglow are hoping for a snow day. Republican Senator Rand Paul, meanwhile is charitably hoping that if the glow happens to come from the burning of an illicit substance, the kids' lives won't be ruined forever. Welcome to your post-weekend trends report for Monday, March 25, 2013. Paul is teaming up with Democrat Patrick Leahy to push for relaxation of mandatory minimum sentences for marijuana offenders, saying Sunday that either of the last two presidents could have had vastly different lives had they not been lucky with their own drug experiences.
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ENTERTAINMENT
By David Zurawik and The Baltimore Sun | March 5, 2013
What a great weekend: HBO sent a screener for "Phil Spector," a made-for-TV movie about the legendary music producer, starring Al Pacino and Helen Mirren. Barry Levinson is the executive producer, with David Mamet as writer and director. That enough talent for you? David Mamet, whose "Glengarry Glen Ross" is made of the same fine angry American genius as Arthur Miller's "Death of a Salesman," and he's writing and directing a Sunday-night made-for-television movie on HBO. Talk to me some more about how TV dumbs down the culture.
ENTERTAINMENT
By David Zurawik, The Baltimore Sun | March 22, 2013
Executive producer Barry Levinson urges viewers to think of his HBO film "Phil Spector" as a two-person play - not a docudrama about the first murder trial of the rock producer. "It really is a two-person piece," Levinson said in a telephone interview last week. "And if you're looking for some kind of docudrama, which we are more familiar with on television, this isn't it. " The two persons, Academy Award-winners Al Pacino as Spector and Helen Mirren as his defense attorney, Linda Kenney Baden, can fill a screen like few others.
ENTERTAINMENT
By David Zurawik, The Baltimore Sun | March 22, 2013
Executive producer Barry Levinson urges viewers to think of his HBO film "Phil Spector" as a two-person play - not a docudrama about the first murder trial of the rock producer. "It really is a two-person piece," Levinson said in a telephone interview last week. "And if you're looking for some kind of docudrama, which we are more familiar with on television, this isn't it. " The two persons, Academy Award-winners Al Pacino as Spector and Helen Mirren as his defense attorney, Linda Kenney Baden, can fill a screen like few others.
NEWS
By Geoff Boucher, Richard Winton and Andrew Blankstein and Geoff Boucher, Richard Winton and Andrew Blankstein,SPECIAL TO THE SUN | February 4, 2003
LOS ANGELES - Phil Spector, the influential but erratic rock `n' roll producer best known for his layered "Wall of Sound" recording technique, was charged with murder early yesterday after a woman was found shot to death at his suburban hilltop mansion. Police said they were called to the gated estate in nearby Alhambra about 5 a.m. by a limousine driver who reported hearing shots fired after he dropped off the couple. Officers arrived to find the victim - described only as a woman in her early to mid-20s - dead, her body sprawled in the marble foyer.
NEWS
February 16, 2009
DR. WILLIAM CLOSE, 84 Former physician of the president of Zaire Dr. William Close, a self-proclaimed country doctor who became the personal physician of Mobutu Sese Seko, former president of Zaire, and who played a key role in halting the 1976 outbreak of the lethal Ebola virus that terrified Zaire and surrounding countries, died of a heart attack Jan. 15 at his home in Big Piney, Wyo., according to his daughter, actress Glenn Close. During his 16 years in Zaire, now known as the Democratic Republic of the Congo, Dr. Close was for a time the only surgeon at the 1,500-bed Mama Yemo hospital in the capital, Kinshasa; he eventually became its administrator.
NEWS
By Anna Gorman and Randy Lewis and Anna Gorman and Randy Lewis,LOS ANGELES TIMES | November 21, 2003
LOS ANGELES - Famed rock music producer Phil Spector was charged yesterday with murdering an aspiring actress in his hilltop mansion in February. After the shooting, Spector told his chauffeur, "I think I killed somebody," according to a police report of the killing. Spector was carrying a handgun, the chauffeur told police. The partial report, obtained by the Los Angeles Times, provides new details about the death of Lana Clarkson, 40, an actress and nightclub hostess, which Spector in an earlier interview attributed to suicide.
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NEWS
May 30, 2009
Producer Phil Spector sentenced to 19 years to life Phil Spector was sentenced Friday to 19 years to life in prison for the murder of actress Lana Clarkson, who was shot through the mouth in the music producer's home six years ago. Spector, 69, looked straight ahead and showed no emotion as Los Angeles Superior Court Judge Larry Paul Fidler ordered a term of 15 years to life for second-degree murder plus four years for personal use of a gun. Clarkson's mother,...
ENTERTAINMENT
By David Zurawik and The Baltimore Sun | March 5, 2013
What a great weekend: HBO sent a screener for "Phil Spector," a made-for-TV movie about the legendary music producer, starring Al Pacino and Helen Mirren. Barry Levinson is the executive producer, with David Mamet as writer and director. That enough talent for you? David Mamet, whose "Glengarry Glen Ross" is made of the same fine angry American genius as Arthur Miller's "Death of a Salesman," and he's writing and directing a Sunday-night made-for-television movie on HBO. Talk to me some more about how TV dumbs down the culture.
NEWS
By Liz Bowie, The Baltimore Sun | January 23, 2011
Every day for three years, when Darlene Love stepped onto a Broadway stage to sing, she was transported to Baltimore — to the city of big hair and 1960s dance music — playing a teenager who gives dance lessons to a girl longing to be on the Corny Collins Show. Tomorrow, her role in "Hairspray" long behind her, she comes to the city of Hon to host a live Maryland Public Television premiere of her new DVD, "Darlene Love: The Concert of Love. " For those who may not have grown up singing along on the radio to "He's sure the boy I am going to marry" or "Da Doo Ron Ron," Love was a voice behind many 1960s hits.
NEWS
May 30, 2009
Producer Phil Spector sentenced to 19 years to life Phil Spector was sentenced Friday to 19 years to life in prison for the murder of actress Lana Clarkson, who was shot through the mouth in the music producer's home six years ago. Spector, 69, looked straight ahead and showed no emotion as Los Angeles Superior Court Judge Larry Paul Fidler ordered a term of 15 years to life for second-degree murder plus four years for personal use of a gun. Clarkson's mother,...
NEWS
February 16, 2009
DR. WILLIAM CLOSE, 84 Former physician of the president of Zaire Dr. William Close, a self-proclaimed country doctor who became the personal physician of Mobutu Sese Seko, former president of Zaire, and who played a key role in halting the 1976 outbreak of the lethal Ebola virus that terrified Zaire and surrounding countries, died of a heart attack Jan. 15 at his home in Big Piney, Wyo., according to his daughter, actress Glenn Close. During his 16 years in Zaire, now known as the Democratic Republic of the Congo, Dr. Close was for a time the only surgeon at the 1,500-bed Mama Yemo hospital in the capital, Kinshasa; he eventually became its administrator.
NEWS
By Robert Hilburn and Robert Hilburn,Los Angeles Times | June 24, 2007
Tearing Down the Wall of Sound The Rise and Fall of Phil Spector By Mick Brown Knopf / 464 pages / $26.95 Even before that horrifying predawn moment four years ago in his castle in the Los Angeles suburb of Alhambra, Phil Spector was widely viewed in the music industry as something of a freak show. Lana Clarkson's death was, in many ways, the tragic public climax of years of wildly eccentric, sometimes alarming behavior by the man who produced landmark recordings by John Lennon, the Righteous Brothers and the Ronettes.
NEWS
By Anna Gorman and Randy Lewis and Anna Gorman and Randy Lewis,LOS ANGELES TIMES | November 21, 2003
LOS ANGELES - Famed rock music producer Phil Spector was charged yesterday with murdering an aspiring actress in his hilltop mansion in February. After the shooting, Spector told his chauffeur, "I think I killed somebody," according to a police report of the killing. Spector was carrying a handgun, the chauffeur told police. The partial report, obtained by the Los Angeles Times, provides new details about the death of Lana Clarkson, 40, an actress and nightclub hostess, which Spector in an earlier interview attributed to suicide.
NEWS
By Robert Hilburn and Robert Hilburn,Los Angeles Times | June 24, 2007
Tearing Down the Wall of Sound The Rise and Fall of Phil Spector By Mick Brown Knopf / 464 pages / $26.95 Even before that horrifying predawn moment four years ago in his castle in the Los Angeles suburb of Alhambra, Phil Spector was widely viewed in the music industry as something of a freak show. Lana Clarkson's death was, in many ways, the tragic public climax of years of wildly eccentric, sometimes alarming behavior by the man who produced landmark recordings by John Lennon, the Righteous Brothers and the Ronettes.
NEWS
By Liz Bowie, The Baltimore Sun | January 23, 2011
Every day for three years, when Darlene Love stepped onto a Broadway stage to sing, she was transported to Baltimore — to the city of big hair and 1960s dance music — playing a teenager who gives dance lessons to a girl longing to be on the Corny Collins Show. Tomorrow, her role in "Hairspray" long behind her, she comes to the city of Hon to host a live Maryland Public Television premiere of her new DVD, "Darlene Love: The Concert of Love. " For those who may not have grown up singing along on the radio to "He's sure the boy I am going to marry" or "Da Doo Ron Ron," Love was a voice behind many 1960s hits.
NEWS
By Geoff Boucher, Richard Winton and Andrew Blankstein and Geoff Boucher, Richard Winton and Andrew Blankstein,SPECIAL TO THE SUN | February 4, 2003
LOS ANGELES - Phil Spector, the influential but erratic rock `n' roll producer best known for his layered "Wall of Sound" recording technique, was charged with murder early yesterday after a woman was found shot to death at his suburban hilltop mansion. Police said they were called to the gated estate in nearby Alhambra about 5 a.m. by a limousine driver who reported hearing shots fired after he dropped off the couple. Officers arrived to find the victim - described only as a woman in her early to mid-20s - dead, her body sprawled in the marble foyer.
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