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February 3, 2000
Popular songs: Karen Randall, a music teacher, leads children at Clarksville Elementary School in the singing of such old favorites as "Down by the Bay," "Take Me Out to the Ballgame" and "Yankee Doodle" for a program about the millennium. (Article, Page 6B)
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By Jordan Bartel and The Baltimore Sun | July 18, 2014
Around this time 18 years ago, George R. R. Martin published "A Game of Thrones," NASA announced there may have once been life on Mars and these were the most popular songs, via Billboard's Hot 100 chart archive. 10. "Loungin," LL Cool J Before he was "NCIS: Los Angeles"-ing on CBS, LL Cool J was still putting out raunchy tracks like this follow-up to "Doin' It. " Apparently, LL didn't believe in the use of apostrophes in 1996. 9. "You Learn"/"You Oughta Know," Alanis Morissette "You Learn" was Morisette's fifth single from her massively popular album, "Jagged Little Pill.
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By Jordan Bartel and The Baltimore Sun | July 18, 2014
Around this time 18 years ago, George R. R. Martin published "A Game of Thrones," NASA announced there may have once been life on Mars and these were the most popular songs, via Billboard's Hot 100 chart archive. 10. "Loungin," LL Cool J Before he was "NCIS: Los Angeles"-ing on CBS, LL Cool J was still putting out raunchy tracks like this follow-up to "Doin' It. " Apparently, LL didn't believe in the use of apostrophes in 1996. 9. "You Learn"/"You Oughta Know," Alanis Morissette "You Learn" was Morisette's fifth single from her massively popular album, "Jagged Little Pill.
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By Joe Burris, The Baltimore Sun | April 30, 2010
Sometimes, Laurie Berkner scours the New York area in search of inspiration for her next children's sing-a-long, but there's not a "tra la la" moment to be found. Occasionally, however, the woman dubbed one of the pioneers of the kiddie rock movement finds herself at just the right place, at just the right time. Such as a few years ago, she says, when "I went around the Upper West Side, and walking along Broadway, hoping to hear kids say something that I could write a song off of, and I saw this kid playing with her father.
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By Joe Burris, The Baltimore Sun | April 30, 2010
Sometimes, Laurie Berkner scours the New York area in search of inspiration for her next children's sing-a-long, but there's not a "tra la la" moment to be found. Occasionally, however, the woman dubbed one of the pioneers of the kiddie rock movement finds herself at just the right place, at just the right time. Such as a few years ago, she says, when "I went around the Upper West Side, and walking along Broadway, hoping to hear kids say something that I could write a song off of, and I saw this kid playing with her father.
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By Russell Baker | March 13, 1991
CELEBRATING another wedding anniversary the other day so soon after the death of Arthur Murray, I decided to irritate our children. They are now adult enough to endure a little irritation, and afterward when I've gone off to bed it probably enhances their sense of maturity to sit around the kitchen table complaining that they have a lot to put up with.Romance was on my mind for obvious reasons: wedding anniversary, Arthur Murray, dancing cheek-to-cheek, etc. Also the Washington Post had run a good feature that morning about Murray, ballroom dancing and popular songs of long ago which tirelessly flogged the idea of "romance."
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By Frederick N. Rasmussen and Frederick N. Rasmussen,sun reporter | January 29, 2007
Denes Agay, a noted composer and arranger, and author of the anthology Best Loved Songs of the American People, died of multiple organ failure Wednesday at his daughter's home in Los Altos, Calif., where he had lived since 2004. The former resident of the Charlestown Retirement Community in Catonsville was 95. Dr. Agay was born and raised in a small village near Budapest, Hungary, and earned a doctorate in piano composition and performance from the Liszt Ferenc Academy of Music in Budapest in 1934.
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By Phil Greenfield and Phil Greenfield,SPECIAL TO THE SUN | May 22, 2003
Marilyn Horne, one of the great singers of the 20th century, sang a recital Sunday afternoon at Columbia's Jim Rouse Theatre in celebration of the Candlelight Concert Society's 30th anniversary season. Although the 69-year-old coloratura mezzo-soprano is no longer setting off fireworks in the bel canto and baroque arias that made her the Metropolitan Opera's lead mezzo for nearly three decades, she still knows how to put over a song. These days, when not serving on the faculty of the Music Academy of the West in Santa Barbara, Calif.
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By Mary Johnson and Special to The Baltimore Sun | February 7, 2010
T he Anne Arundel Community Concert Association brought the Canadian Tenors, performers with wide appeal, to its first concert of 2010. Those who attended the Jan. 6 concert at Severna Park High School expecting a Pavarotti, Domingo and Carreras-like tenor group might initially have been disappointed to hear this quartet, whose repertoire was more popular than operatic. But they were probably won over by the group's program of current international hits. The Canadian Tenors are Fraser Walters, Remigio Pereira, Clifton Murray and Victor Micallef.
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By Tanya Jones and Tanya Jones,SUN STAFF | June 2, 1996
From behind the podium, Anne Arundel Circuit Judge Clayton Greene Jr. surveyed his young audience and shouted a question into the microphone."It's five o'clock in the morning, where you going to be?"Without missing a beat the kindergartners through sixth-graders at Van Bokkelen Elementary School shouted back the answer: "Outside on the corner!"The exchange mimicked the lyrics of a popular song, but it was not the reply the judge wanted to hear."If you hang out on the corner, you are headed for criminal court as opposed to being headed for college," Greene said.
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By Mary Johnson and Special to The Baltimore Sun | February 7, 2010
T he Anne Arundel Community Concert Association brought the Canadian Tenors, performers with wide appeal, to its first concert of 2010. Those who attended the Jan. 6 concert at Severna Park High School expecting a Pavarotti, Domingo and Carreras-like tenor group might initially have been disappointed to hear this quartet, whose repertoire was more popular than operatic. But they were probably won over by the group's program of current international hits. The Canadian Tenors are Fraser Walters, Remigio Pereira, Clifton Murray and Victor Micallef.
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By Sam Sessa and Sam Sessa,sam.sessa@baltsun.com | September 10, 2009
Jamie Foxx is no stranger to great music. The actor and singer won an Academy Award for his portrayal of soul legend Ray Charles in "Ray," and critics loved Foxx's performance as tortured cello prodigy Nathaniel Ayers in "The Soloist." Though Foxx's own albums have become club staples and sold millions of copies, he knows that artistically, they might pale in comparison to Charles' or Ayers' music. Foxx is fine with that. Right now, he just wants to make music that will appeal to as many people as possible and fill large venues like Merriweather Post Pavilion, where he performs Saturday.
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By Frederick N. Rasmussen and Frederick N. Rasmussen,sun reporter | January 29, 2007
Denes Agay, a noted composer and arranger, and author of the anthology Best Loved Songs of the American People, died of multiple organ failure Wednesday at his daughter's home in Los Altos, Calif., where he had lived since 2004. The former resident of the Charlestown Retirement Community in Catonsville was 95. Dr. Agay was born and raised in a small village near Budapest, Hungary, and earned a doctorate in piano composition and performance from the Liszt Ferenc Academy of Music in Budapest in 1934.
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By Stephen Kiehl and Stephen Kiehl,Sun Staff | August 22, 2004
You could be forgiven for confusing the No. 1 song in the country this week with a commercial. But a commercial for what? After all, "Lean Back" by Terror Squad includes references to Rolls Royce's Phantom, the BMW 740, Gucci sweaters and a Gulfstream G4 jet. The No. 2 song on the charts, meanwhile, "Sunshine" by Lil' Flip, has enough car references to fill out a motorcade: Maybach, Chevy Impala and Bentley. That's a lot of name-dropping for any three-minute song. But it's not uncommon these days, as brand names from Cartier to Cool Whip find their way into hip-hop and pop songs.
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By Phil Greenfield and Phil Greenfield,SPECIAL TO THE SUN | May 22, 2003
Marilyn Horne, one of the great singers of the 20th century, sang a recital Sunday afternoon at Columbia's Jim Rouse Theatre in celebration of the Candlelight Concert Society's 30th anniversary season. Although the 69-year-old coloratura mezzo-soprano is no longer setting off fireworks in the bel canto and baroque arias that made her the Metropolitan Opera's lead mezzo for nearly three decades, she still knows how to put over a song. These days, when not serving on the faculty of the Music Academy of the West in Santa Barbara, Calif.
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By Mary Johnson and Mary Johnson,SPECIAL TO THE SUN | July 25, 2002
A cruise ship filled with colorful passengers, including Wall Street moguls, debutantes, escaped convicts, noblemen and a former nightclub singer turned evangelist - accompanied by her own group of guardian angels - will dock at Key Auditorium at St. John's College on Aug. 2. These characters from composer Cole Porter's 1934 hit musical Anything Goes will be brought to life by the 14- to 18-year-old Talent Machine cast, a 26-member troupe of familiar favorites...
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By Sam Sessa and Sam Sessa,sam.sessa@baltsun.com | September 10, 2009
Jamie Foxx is no stranger to great music. The actor and singer won an Academy Award for his portrayal of soul legend Ray Charles in "Ray," and critics loved Foxx's performance as tortured cello prodigy Nathaniel Ayers in "The Soloist." Though Foxx's own albums have become club staples and sold millions of copies, he knows that artistically, they might pale in comparison to Charles' or Ayers' music. Foxx is fine with that. Right now, he just wants to make music that will appeal to as many people as possible and fill large venues like Merriweather Post Pavilion, where he performs Saturday.
ENTERTAINMENT
By Stephen Kiehl and Stephen Kiehl,Sun Staff | August 22, 2004
You could be forgiven for confusing the No. 1 song in the country this week with a commercial. But a commercial for what? After all, "Lean Back" by Terror Squad includes references to Rolls Royce's Phantom, the BMW 740, Gucci sweaters and a Gulfstream G4 jet. The No. 2 song on the charts, meanwhile, "Sunshine" by Lil' Flip, has enough car references to fill out a motorcade: Maybach, Chevy Impala and Bentley. That's a lot of name-dropping for any three-minute song. But it's not uncommon these days, as brand names from Cartier to Cool Whip find their way into hip-hop and pop songs.
NEWS
February 3, 2000
Popular songs: Karen Randall, a music teacher, leads children at Clarksville Elementary School in the singing of such old favorites as "Down by the Bay," "Take Me Out to the Ballgame" and "Yankee Doodle" for a program about the millennium. (Article, Page 6B)
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By Judith Green and Judith Green,SUN STAFF | July 10, 1997
"In my humble opinion," says Artie Dicks in the velvet voice that got him the bass position in the Ink Spots, "it was the best music America produced and ever will produce."The songs of the late 1940s and early 1950s, when the big bands had their last great flowering before giving way to rock 'n' roll, are what he sings with Roy Battle and the Altones, as audiences will hear this weekend when the group performs in the Chesapeake Cultural Arts Society's free summer series.America's golden music, Dicks calls the program: "I'll Never Smile Again," "I Don't Want to Set the World on Fire," "Java Jive," "My Prayer," "To Each His Own," "If I Didn't Care" -- all Ink Spots standards -- and such big band classics as "When You're Smiling," "Blue Moon," "Tea for Two" and "Begin the Beguine."
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