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July 30, 2009
Should Baltimore's zoning laws be changed to allow many more venues to offer live entertainment such as concerts and poetry readings? Yes 69% No 26% Not sure 5% (577 votes, results not scientific) Next poll: : Should Israel launch an attack on Iran's nuclear facilities? Vote at baltimoresun.com/vote
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October 24, 2011
After months of planning and a summer of painting and decorating, the Southampton Middle School Ben Carson Reading Room officially opened Sept. 28. Music filled the air courtesy of Elizabeth Fetters and the SMS Bassoon Ensemble as students, parents, administrators and special guests gathered in the school library for the opening day festivities. Principal Glenn Jensen began the program by welcoming everyone and recognizing some of the special guest in attendance, including room benefactors Louis and Phyllis Friedman of Stack & Store Mini Storage.
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NEWS
March 1, 2009
Anne Arundel Community College, 101 College Parkway, Arnold, will hold informational and entertaining events this month, including: * A free workshop to teach parents practical strategies to help them and their children survive the teen years will be held 6:30 p.m. to 8:30 p.m. Tuesday to April 7 at Annapolis Middle School; Wednesday to April 8 at Old Mill Middle North; April 7 to May 5 at Central Middle School; April 15 to May 13 at Severna Park Community...
NEWS
July 30, 2009
Should Baltimore's zoning laws be changed to allow many more venues to offer live entertainment such as concerts and poetry readings? Yes 69% No 26% Not sure 5% (577 votes, results not scientific) Next poll: : Should Israel launch an attack on Iran's nuclear facilities? Vote at baltimoresun.com/vote
NEWS
August 25, 1999
CHAUTAUQUA, N.Y. -- Even the people who own homes on the grounds of the Chautauqua Institution must pay a fee to get in during the season.Chautauqua is a gated community; admission is charged every day but Sunday, although children under 12 and adults over 90 get in free. Tickets range from $6 for an afternoon, to $190 for a week, to $815 for the nine-week season.Once you're in, there are other expenses. Admission is charged for some entertainment (this year's performers included Wynonna and the Beach Boys)
NEWS
September 15, 1996
BALTIMORE CATCHES a lot of grief for the motto Mayor Kurt L. Schmoke chose for it, "the city that reads." It seems a joke when one considers problems within the public schools.But Baltimore does have an important literary history and one of the finest public libraries in the nation in the Enoch Pratt. It is therefore appropriate that the city celebrate its first Baltimore Book Festival, Sept. 28-29, at Mount Vernon Place. Indeed, one wonders why it hasn't done so before now.The outdoor event will include storytelling, poetry readings, children's activities, author signings, literary walking tours, book selling, displays by publishing companies, bookbinding demonstrations, live music and a cafe.
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By Linell Smith and Linell Smith,Evening Sun Staff | December 23, 1991
AS THE SOLSTICE watchers celebrate the return of longer days and Christians celebrate Christmas, many African-Americans will also mark the beginning of Kwanzaa, the cultural festival that summons a rich history of black culture dating back to African harvests.The seven-day event, Dec. 26-Jan. 1, was created 25 years ago by black nationalist Maulana Ron Karenga to celebrate black cultural heritage. Kwanzaa emphasizes seven Swahili principles of tradition and reason: Umoja, or unity; Kujichagulia, self-determination; Ujima, collective work and responsibility; Ujamaa, cooperative economics; Nia, purpose; Kuumba, creativity; and Imani, faith.
EXPLORE
October 24, 2011
After months of planning and a summer of painting and decorating, the Southampton Middle School Ben Carson Reading Room officially opened Sept. 28. Music filled the air courtesy of Elizabeth Fetters and the SMS Bassoon Ensemble as students, parents, administrators and special guests gathered in the school library for the opening day festivities. Principal Glenn Jensen began the program by welcoming everyone and recognizing some of the special guest in attendance, including room benefactors Louis and Phyllis Friedman of Stack & Store Mini Storage.
NEWS
By Jane Meredith Adams and Jane Meredith Adams,Contributing Writer | April 11, 1993
SAN FRANCISCO -- It was open-microphone poetry night i the back room of Cafe Babar, and 49 de facto members of the renaissance Beat poetry scene were crammed together, beret to beret, black leather to black leather, to share their anguished cries of the soul."
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By ROSEMARY KLEIN and ROSEMARY KLEIN,SPECIAL TO THE SUN | March 31, 1996
Some 50 years ago, the great poet Theodore Roethke wrote "My heart keeps open house, My doors are widely swung." And so it is here in Baltimore that the community of poetry keeps a continuous open house, its doors widely swung to an ever-swelling audience of practitioners, participants, readers and listeners.A couple of years ago, Joe Somoza, a professor at New Mexico State University, traveled America, reading his poems. At the end of his year-long tour, he concluded that the most receptive cities to the charms of poetry were Portland, San Francisco, New York, Chicago and Baltimore.
NEWS
March 1, 2009
Anne Arundel Community College, 101 College Parkway, Arnold, will hold informational and entertaining events this month, including: * A free workshop to teach parents practical strategies to help them and their children survive the teen years will be held 6:30 p.m. to 8:30 p.m. Tuesday to April 7 at Annapolis Middle School; Wednesday to April 8 at Old Mill Middle North; April 7 to May 5 at Central Middle School; April 15 to May 13 at Severna Park Community...
ENTERTAINMENT
By Jennifer Choi and Jennifer Choi,Sun reporter | April 17, 2008
Gregg Wilhelm wants literary arts to step out of the shadows of its more sociable cousins. He's the helmsman of CityLit Festival V, a daylong celebration of the written word, which takes over the Enoch Pratt Free Library's Central Library on Saturday. "Literary arts are just as important and creative and enlightening as going to the BMA or Center Stage," said Wilhelm. "But they have this weird dilemma of often being created and consumed in solitude." The festival, which includes panel discussions, workshops, readings and appearances by several local authors, aims to show the public that literary arts can function as a more community-based activity.
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By TRIBUNE MEDIA SERVICES | April 7, 2008
THERE ONCE was a man from St. Paul/Who went to a fancy dress ball./He said, `Yes, I'll risk it. I'll go as a biscuit!'/And a dog ate him up in the hall."
NEWS
June 12, 2005
CENTRAL Farm Museum sets barbecue, music festival The Great American BBQ Roadshow and Music Festival is coming to the Carroll County Farm Museum from 11 a.m. to 8 p.m. Saturday and 11 a.m. to 5 p.m. June 19. The Kansas City Barbeque Society-judged event features cooking teams from around the country that will prepare their best barbeque recipes while competing for more than $15,000 in prizes and the chance to represent Maryland at the American Royale...
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BY A SUN STAFF WRITER | June 19, 2003
Welcome to the poetry revolution, a movement driven by soldiers whose weapons of choice are literary phrases that make people think about love, life and the world. Some of the most innovative and philosophical spoken-word artists can be found lurking in open-mike venues in Baltimore. Atif "Tif" Saleem, founder and chief executive officer of Poetology.com, an organization dedicated to the spoken word, said poetry arenas in Charm City are as different as the people who perform in them. "People try to pigeonhole open-mike," Saleem said.
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By Ken Tucker and Ken Tucker,Special to the Sun | April 6, 2003
Throwing a patched tweed elbow into the eye of contemporary poetry, the assertive trend is "New Formalism": a return to rhyme, meter and fixed forms such as the sonnet and the sestina. Evidence of the New Formalism's influence includes the recent appointment of one of this informal school's principal poets, Dana Gioia, to be chairman of the National Endowment for the Arts; and a young New Formalist like Adam Kirsch, himself published by the country's most prestigious imprint, Knopf, writes influential poetry reviews in The New Republic and The New York Times.
ENTERTAINMENT
By Jennifer Choi and Jennifer Choi,Sun reporter | April 17, 2008
Gregg Wilhelm wants literary arts to step out of the shadows of its more sociable cousins. He's the helmsman of CityLit Festival V, a daylong celebration of the written word, which takes over the Enoch Pratt Free Library's Central Library on Saturday. "Literary arts are just as important and creative and enlightening as going to the BMA or Center Stage," said Wilhelm. "But they have this weird dilemma of often being created and consumed in solitude." The festival, which includes panel discussions, workshops, readings and appearances by several local authors, aims to show the public that literary arts can function as a more community-based activity.
NEWS
By Mary Carole McCauley and Mary Carole McCauley,SUN ARTS WRITER | February 13, 2003
Baltimore's poets took to the stage last night to protest a possible war with Iraq - delivering an implicit reprimand to those, including first lady Laura Bush, who claim that the arts and politics don't mix. The gatherings in the University of Baltimore's Thumel Business Center and at Funk's Democratic Coffee Spot in Highlandtown were among about 140 readings nationwide from Tuscaloosa, Ala., to Kalamazoo, Mich. Their purpose: to vent in verse antiwar sentiment sparked by the brewing conflict in the Middle East.
NEWS
By Mary Carole McCauley and Mary Carole McCauley,SUN ARTS WRITER | February 13, 2003
Baltimore's poets took to the stage last night to protest a possible war with Iraq - delivering an implicit reprimand to those, including first lady Laura Bush, who claim that the arts and politics don't mix. The gatherings in the University of Baltimore's Thumel Business Center and at Funk's Democratic Coffee Spot in Highlandtown were among about 140 readings nationwide from Tuscaloosa, Ala., to Kalamazoo, Mich. Their purpose: to vent in verse antiwar sentiment sparked by the brewing conflict in the Middle East.
NEWS
November 7, 2000
Seats are available for the International Coffee House. The event, sponsored by the Howard County Library, will bring three popular Baltimore-area poets to the east Columbia library. Danuta Kosk-Kosicka, Lalita Noronha and Felicia Morganstern will read from some of their recent work. The event is free and open to the public, and will be held at 7 p.m. Thursday at 7700 Cradlerock Way. Information: 410-313-7700.
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