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By Blake Green and Blake Green,Newsday | August 8, 1993
Phylicia Rashad and Clair Huxtable appear to be inextricably entwined: Just as no one remembers Clair, the super-woman of "The Cosby Show," without thinking of the actress who played her, few think of Ms. Rashad without flashing on Clair -- the perfect wife and mother of five who also practiced law and dressed to the nines. The nines by upper-middle-class standards, of course.Now, a year after Bill Cosby retired his eight-year TV hit, Ms. Rashad has turned up on Broadway as sassy, sexy Sweet Anita, who "turns Jelly to jam" in the musical "Jelly's Last Jam."
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By Linda Winer and Linda Winer,NEWSDAY | April 28, 2004
There are many moving speeches in A Raisin in the Sun, eloquent cries into the past and the future of a black family on the South Side of Chicago in 1959. Still, one outburst with special resonance seems to sum up the hype and the force driving the expert, if a bit leisurely, straightforward revival of Lorraine Hansberry's seminal drama that opened Monday night at the Royale Theatre. The words belong to Walter Lee Younger, the 34-year-old chauffeur who lives with his wife, his son and his grown sister in his mother's three-room flat with the shared bathroom down the hallway.
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By Jean Marbella | June 4, 1991
She's been described as aloof in interviews, and she is that. But perhaps it's because she saves true intimacy for one person alone.Herself."The greatest relationship we have is with ourselves," says Phylicia Rashad, more widely known as Clair Huxtable of "The Cosby Show."The elegant, long-legged actress was at the College of Notre Dame last night to speak not so much about herself as about the Self, "with a capital S." A decade-long adherent of a form of meditation known as Siddha -- which translates to "perfect self" -- Ms. Rashad could be a poster child for the benefits of this practice.
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By From staff and Los Angeles Times reports | July 13, 2003
Long & Foster sales set a record in June of $4.6 billion Long & Foster Real Estate Inc. said last week that sales in June reached an all-time company record of $4.6 billion. The previous record month was May's $4.4 billion in sales. The top three Baltimore-area offices: Annapolis ($48 million); Howard County at Waverly Woods ($45 million); and Columbia ($33 million). Coldwell Banker adds utility concierge service Coldwell Banker Residential Brokerage has added a moving service designed to provide consumers with prices of utility services in their area.
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By J. Wynn Rousuck and J. Wynn Rousuck,SUN THEATER CRITIC | January 17, 2002
On stage, Cynthia Hardy sings the blues. But off stage, this 25-year-old Morgan State University senior feels anything but. "It's like you're in a dream and you don't want it to end," Hardy says of her sudden stage success. Two years ago she was pursuing her studies at Morgan - a piano major who had been a soloist in the university's acclaimed choir since freshman year - when actress Phylicia Rashad picked her out of the choir and launched her theatrical career. Currently starring as one of three blues divas in the revue Blues in the Night at Arena Stage in Washington, Hardy first played her role of "The Girl with a Date" at the Alliance Theatre Company in Atlanta two seasons ago and will continue in the role at the Dallas Theater Center next month.
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By From staff and Los Angeles Times reports | July 13, 2003
Long & Foster sales set a record in June of $4.6 billion Long & Foster Real Estate Inc. said last week that sales in June reached an all-time company record of $4.6 billion. The previous record month was May's $4.4 billion in sales. The top three Baltimore-area offices: Annapolis ($48 million); Howard County at Waverly Woods ($45 million); and Columbia ($33 million). Coldwell Banker adds utility concierge service Coldwell Banker Residential Brokerage has added a moving service designed to provide consumers with prices of utility services in their area.
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By David Zurawik | November 28, 1999
Have you ever seen a children's show on commercial television that told kids not to buy the stuff they see advertised on TV? I never had -- until I screened the pilot for "Little Bill," a new prime-time animated series created by Bill Cosby that premieres tonight at 8 on the Nickelodeon cable channel."
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By Steve McKerrow and Steve McKerrow,Staff Writer | April 30, 1992
It is not titled "The Cosby Show" for nothing. Despite its large and evolving cast of characters for eight seasons, the NBC series has always presented a showcase for star Bill Cosby -- so why should tonight's fond farewell episode be any different?After 198 episodes, the family comedy leaves the air with an hour-long goodbye that begins at 8 p.m. on WMAR (Channel 2). And the hour closes with a sentimental, three-minute montage of soft-focus clips from previous episodes, accompanied by a message to viewers from NBC: "Thank you for joining us for eight seasons of magic."
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By Chris Kaltenbach and Chris Kaltenbach,SUN STAFF | April 28, 1997
Good intentions are displayed on ABC tonight. But does that make for good television?"This Morning" (7 a.m.-9 a.m., WJZ, Channel 13) -- Mark McEwen kicks off his five-part series on volunteerism in America by visiting 15-year-old Amber Coffman of Baltimore, who founded a charity to feed the homeless. CBS."Jeopardy!" (7 p.m.-7: 30 p.m., WMAR, Channel 2) -- Anne Arundel County's own Mark McEwen (again) goes up against Rob Schneider and Robin Quivers in the celebrity version of the popular game show, with his winnings going to Maryland's Community Services for Autistic Adults and Children charity.
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By Ivan Penn and Ivan Penn,Sun Staff Writer | July 21, 1995
Even in the heat of summer, a group of North Laurel- and Savage-area children and teen-agers are thinking sweaters.Sweater coats. Sweater hats. Multicolored sweaters with designs on front and back. Sweater suits and sweater tights.About a dozen local young people will sport them all in an internationally published pattern book called "Streetwise," which will appear in yarn stores around the world, including 400 in the United States, within the next two weeks.So far, 20,000 copies have been printed and a second order is under way. The book is the latest from author and knit sweater designer Lee Andersen, a New Zealand native whose studio, Vibrant Handknits, is in the Historic Savage Mill and whose artistic designs have drawn international attention.
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By J. Wynn Rousuck and J. Wynn Rousuck,SUN THEATER CRITIC | January 17, 2002
On stage, Cynthia Hardy sings the blues. But off stage, this 25-year-old Morgan State University senior feels anything but. "It's like you're in a dream and you don't want it to end," Hardy says of her sudden stage success. Two years ago she was pursuing her studies at Morgan - a piano major who had been a soloist in the university's acclaimed choir since freshman year - when actress Phylicia Rashad picked her out of the choir and launched her theatrical career. Currently starring as one of three blues divas in the revue Blues in the Night at Arena Stage in Washington, Hardy first played her role of "The Girl with a Date" at the Alliance Theatre Company in Atlanta two seasons ago and will continue in the role at the Dallas Theater Center next month.
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By David Zurawik | November 28, 1999
Have you ever seen a children's show on commercial television that told kids not to buy the stuff they see advertised on TV? I never had -- until I screened the pilot for "Little Bill," a new prime-time animated series created by Bill Cosby that premieres tonight at 8 on the Nickelodeon cable channel."
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By Chris Kaltenbach and Chris Kaltenbach,SUN STAFF | May 19, 1997
Thanks to a mix-up by the folks at UPN, the episode description given for last night's episode of "Sparks" was actually the episode description for last night's episode of "Goode Behavior."Hang on. Sweeps month (along with the season) is almost over."Cosby" (8 p.m.-8: 30 p.m., WJZ, Channel 13) -- The Social Security Administration decides Hilton (Bill Cosby) is dead, which means he could have trouble starting his new job (they don't hire corpses, apparently). And, grieving widow Ruth (Phylicia Rashad)
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By Chris Kaltenbach and Chris Kaltenbach,SUN STAFF | April 28, 1997
Good intentions are displayed on ABC tonight. But does that make for good television?"This Morning" (7 a.m.-9 a.m., WJZ, Channel 13) -- Mark McEwen kicks off his five-part series on volunteerism in America by visiting 15-year-old Amber Coffman of Baltimore, who founded a charity to feed the homeless. CBS."Jeopardy!" (7 p.m.-7: 30 p.m., WMAR, Channel 2) -- Anne Arundel County's own Mark McEwen (again) goes up against Rob Schneider and Robin Quivers in the celebrity version of the popular game show, with his winnings going to Maryland's Community Services for Autistic Adults and Children charity.
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By Mike Giuliano and Mike Giuliano,SPECIAL TO THE SUN | October 1, 1996
Pearl Cleage's "Blues for an Alabama Sky" is not set during the heyday of the Harlem Renaissance in the 1920s, but in 1930 as the Depression becomes entrenched.The Arena Stage production of Cleage's play makes it clear that a cultural movement can be like a shooting star. Bright for a stretch, then burning out all too quickly. Obviously not every figure of the Harlem Renaissance went into economic and creative decline at this time, but the playwright has constructed her play around a fictitious singer who symbolically seems to say as much.
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By CHRIS KALTENBACH and CHRIS KALTENBACH,SUN STAFF | January 22, 1996
If you haven't jumped on the "Murder One" bandwagon, this may be your last chance to do so before the series' plot is too far along. After tonight, the series really gets down to business.* "In The House" (8:30 p.m.-9 p.m., WBAL, Channel 11) -- Robin Givens, the former Mrs. Mike Tyson, guest stars as a policewoman whose car is hit by Marion (LL Cool J). Now, if Ms. Givens' ex was driving the car, that would really be an episode to watch! NBC.* "The Babysitter's Seduction" (9 p.m.-11 p.m., WBAL, Channel 11)
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By CHRIS KALTENBACH and CHRIS KALTENBACH,SUN STAFF | January 22, 1996
If you haven't jumped on the "Murder One" bandwagon, this may be your last chance to do so before the series' plot is too far along. After tonight, the series really gets down to business.* "In The House" (8:30 p.m.-9 p.m., WBAL, Channel 11) -- Robin Givens, the former Mrs. Mike Tyson, guest stars as a policewoman whose car is hit by Marion (LL Cool J). Now, if Ms. Givens' ex was driving the car, that would really be an episode to watch! NBC.* "The Babysitter's Seduction" (9 p.m.-11 p.m., WBAL, Channel 11)
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By Chris Kaltenbach and Chris Kaltenbach,SUN STAFF | May 19, 1997
Thanks to a mix-up by the folks at UPN, the episode description given for last night's episode of "Sparks" was actually the episode description for last night's episode of "Goode Behavior."Hang on. Sweeps month (along with the season) is almost over."Cosby" (8 p.m.-8: 30 p.m., WJZ, Channel 13) -- The Social Security Administration decides Hilton (Bill Cosby) is dead, which means he could have trouble starting his new job (they don't hire corpses, apparently). And, grieving widow Ruth (Phylicia Rashad)
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By Ivan Penn and Ivan Penn,Sun Staff Writer | July 21, 1995
Even in the heat of summer, a group of North Laurel- and Savage-area children and teen-agers are thinking sweaters.Sweater coats. Sweater hats. Multicolored sweaters with designs on front and back. Sweater suits and sweater tights.About a dozen local young people will sport them all in an internationally published pattern book called "Streetwise," which will appear in yarn stores around the world, including 400 in the United States, within the next two weeks.So far, 20,000 copies have been printed and a second order is under way. The book is the latest from author and knit sweater designer Lee Andersen, a New Zealand native whose studio, Vibrant Handknits, is in the Historic Savage Mill and whose artistic designs have drawn international attention.
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By Blake Green and Blake Green,Newsday | August 8, 1993
Phylicia Rashad and Clair Huxtable appear to be inextricably entwined: Just as no one remembers Clair, the super-woman of "The Cosby Show," without thinking of the actress who played her, few think of Ms. Rashad without flashing on Clair -- the perfect wife and mother of five who also practiced law and dressed to the nines. The nines by upper-middle-class standards, of course.Now, a year after Bill Cosby retired his eight-year TV hit, Ms. Rashad has turned up on Broadway as sassy, sexy Sweet Anita, who "turns Jelly to jam" in the musical "Jelly's Last Jam."
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