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By DAN BERGER | February 10, 1994
The Met sacked Kathleen Battle. For being a prima donna.The shelling of the Sarajevo market told you nothing about Bosnian genocide you didn't already know.
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By Mike Preston | November 25, 2010
As soon as the Ravens signed receiver T.J. Houshmandzadeh shortly before the season, problems were expected from him, or one of the team's other two prima donna receivers, Derrick Mason or Anquan Boldin. One of those moments came in the fourth quarter Sunday when Mason got into a fight with quarterback Joe Flacco on the sideline in Charlotte, N.C., at one point grabbing Flacco's face mask. The two had to be separated by teammates, and offensive coordinator Cam Cameron brokered the peace.
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NEWS
March 4, 1992
When Ernest Hemingway landed a job on the Toronto Star in 1920, it was not unusual for aspiring young writers of serious fiction to spend time as ink-stained wretches in the newsrooms of big city dailies. There they learned their craft under the tutelage of experienced editors and indulged their curiosity about people and places. Not every cub reporter who eked out a living pounding the typewriter keys had Hemingway's keen ear or descriptive flair. But not even a Hemingway was exempt from the daily chore of chronicling the multitude of mundane happenings that are the bread and butter of newspaper work.
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By Mary Johnson, Special to The Baltimore Sun | April 23, 2010
The folks at Annapolis Opera celebrated the end of tax-filing season and the arrival of spring last weekend with an "Opera Lite" concert featuring tuneful moments from comic operas and operettas. The program was created and conducted by Annapolis Opera artistic director Ronald J. Gretz. This final concert of the season was a nostalgic diversion and welcome antidote to the weekend news of volcanic eruptions Wall Street investigations. "Opera Lite" audience members were seduced by gorgeous melodies from the pens of Viennese composers Johann Strauss and Franz Lehar, and from Victor Herbert, who began his musical career in Vienna and came to the United States at age 27. Also on the program was the wit of W.S. Gilbert and Arthur Sullivan and the melodic genius of opera composer Gioachino Rossini, who was so gifted that he was able to retire at age 37 after writing 30 operas and live comfortably for 40 more years without ever writing another opera.
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By Mary Johnson, Special to The Baltimore Sun | April 23, 2010
The folks at Annapolis Opera celebrated the end of tax-filing season and the arrival of spring last weekend with an "Opera Lite" concert featuring tuneful moments from comic operas and operettas. The program was created and conducted by Annapolis Opera artistic director Ronald J. Gretz. This final concert of the season was a nostalgic diversion and welcome antidote to the weekend news of volcanic eruptions Wall Street investigations. "Opera Lite" audience members were seduced by gorgeous melodies from the pens of Viennese composers Johann Strauss and Franz Lehar, and from Victor Herbert, who began his musical career in Vienna and came to the United States at age 27. Also on the program was the wit of W.S. Gilbert and Arthur Sullivan and the melodic genius of opera composer Gioachino Rossini, who was so gifted that he was able to retire at age 37 after writing 30 operas and live comfortably for 40 more years without ever writing another opera.
FEATURES
By Tim Smith and Tim Smith,SUN MUSIC CRITIC | June 26, 2001
Music, they say, is an insane asylum, with opera being the wing for the incurables. Crazy things have gone on in opera from the very beginning, which is why the art form is such an ideal target for satire. Some of the best shots have been fired by opera composers themselves, a fact being celebrated in giddy style by Wolf Trap Opera at the Barns of Wolf Trap in Vienna, Va. This engaging company of young artists is offering a double bill of works that take an amusing look backstage at the opera - Mozart's "The Impresario" and Donizetti's "Viva la mamma" (a more recent replacement title for what was originally known as "Le convenienze ed inconvenienze teatrali")
FEATURES
By Niki Scott | September 20, 1992
The Credit Thief. The Detail Junkie. The Prima Donna. A lot of you are working with The Worst Co-Workers in the World. Since a recent column about these vampires, gremlins and trolls, you've been writing letters to add to the list."
SPORTS
By John Steadman | June 4, 1993
There's none of the prima donna in Cal Ripken Jr., who has unfortunately placed himself in a position that might cause the uninitiated to think otherwise. The general perception is he has estranged himself from the team. Nothing could be further from the truth.If there's a fault to be found it's that his employer, the Orioles, permits Ripken to live in a hotel other than team headquarters while on road trips. It has occasioned an inquisitive reaction among other players, the press and public.
NEWS
By Diane Scharper | September 19, 1993
HEROINES: DEMIGODDESS, PRIMA DONNA, MOVIE STARNorma Lorre GoodrichHarperCollins282 pages. $23According to the French philosopher Jean-Jacques Rousseau, men become poets because they possess an elevated nature. Women think mostly about sex and are flirtatious. They are fit only to regulate private society -- showing men how to eat or what to wear. Men, though, must show women who they are.In her latest book, "Heroines: Demigoddess, Prima Donna, Movie Star," Norma Lorre Goodrich discusses the nature of woman as seen by some of the world's greatest writers: Homer, Euripides, Shakespeare, Chaucer, Hardy, Flaubert and Tolstoy, as well as Rousseau.
NEWS
December 9, 1992
Jean S. TalbottReal estate appraiserJean S. Talbott, 57, a real estate appraiser, died of a heart attack Nov. 26 at her home on Murdock Road, Rodgers Forge.A memorial service is planned for 2 p.m. Sunday at Ascension Evangelical Lutheran Church, 7601 York Road, Towson.The former Jean Siegrist grew up in Hamilton and graduated from Eastern High School. After marrying and rearing a family, she went back to school and graduated from Essex Community College. She became an appraiser for Kern Realty and Appraising in Towson and was a member of Ascension Church, where she sang in the senior choir.
FEATURES
By Tim Smith and Tim Smith,SUN MUSIC CRITIC | June 26, 2001
Music, they say, is an insane asylum, with opera being the wing for the incurables. Crazy things have gone on in opera from the very beginning, which is why the art form is such an ideal target for satire. Some of the best shots have been fired by opera composers themselves, a fact being celebrated in giddy style by Wolf Trap Opera at the Barns of Wolf Trap in Vienna, Va. This engaging company of young artists is offering a double bill of works that take an amusing look backstage at the opera - Mozart's "The Impresario" and Donizetti's "Viva la mamma" (a more recent replacement title for what was originally known as "Le convenienze ed inconvenienze teatrali")
SPORTS
By Ken Murray and Ken Murray,SUN STAFF | January 29, 1999
MIAMI -- They have sensitivity judges, a kangaroo court and a season-ending feast.They communicate through grunts and hand signals, sometimes on intuition, but almost never with the media.They make up the lightest offensive line in the NFL this season -- and quite possibly the best.The tag team of left tackle Tony Jones, left guard Mark Schlereth, center Tom Nalen, right guard Dan Neil and right tackle Harry Swayne holds the key to whether the Denver Broncos will win Super Bowl XXXIII on Sunday.
FEATURES
By Rob Kasper | July 10, 1996
I am not sure how to pronounce them, but I do love to eat them. I am talking about apricots, the fruit that looks like orange golf balls and can taste like nectar.Some folks stress the solo sound of the "a" in their pronunciation of apricots, so that the first syllable sounds like "ape." Others emphasize the marriage of the "a" and "p," so that the first syllable sounds something like "lap."I tend to be more of a "lap" than an "ape" kind of guy, at least when it comes to apricots.Whatever the fruits are called, they were in abundance Sunday morning at the Farmers' Market in downtown Baltimore.
ENTERTAINMENT
By J. D. Considine and J. D. Considine,Sun Pop Music Critic | September 2, 1994
IIBoyz II Men (Motown 314 530 323)Given the number of heavy-breathing harmony acts that have washed onto the R&B charts in the wake of Boyz II Men's initial success, it would be easy to imagine these four Philadelphians delivering a second album that's just as sex-obsessed as the latest from H-Town or Silk. But "II" not only doesn't find the Boyz running with the pack, but actually shows them adding extra depth and individuality to their sound. It helps, of course, that the quartet is working with top-notch producers like Dallas Austin, Babyface, L.A. Reid and the team of Jimmy Jam & Terry Lewis.
ENTERTAINMENT
By Jae-Ha Kim and Jae-Ha Kim,Chicago Sun-Times | May 20, 1994
Brief Connells history: It's 1984 and third-year law student Mike Connell decides to delay real life by forming a rock 'n' roll band with younger brother David, who happens to be a whiz on bass. After adding several other college pals to their fold, the Connells become a staple on the Raleigh, N.C., club circuit.Their sound is earnest pop sung to a strong alternative beat. The band's look is laid-back, composed of whatever they have in the closet that's clean. And the group's attitude is low-key -- no prima donnas in this bunch.
NEWS
February 17, 1994
Global freezingWhen I first started to read your Feb. 11 editorial, "Act now on global warming," I thought it was satire.What timing. It is February and, yes, I would love to see a field without a mantle of white snow and a sidewalk without diamond clear coat of crystalline snow. I am sure the people of New York and the Great Lakes region would feel the same.I think this winter debunks the radical environmentalist predictions that we all are going to cook because we have destroyed the ozone.
SPORTS
By Ken Murray and Ken Murray,SUN STAFF | January 29, 1999
MIAMI -- They have sensitivity judges, a kangaroo court and a season-ending feast.They communicate through grunts and hand signals, sometimes on intuition, but almost never with the media.They make up the lightest offensive line in the NFL this season -- and quite possibly the best.The tag team of left tackle Tony Jones, left guard Mark Schlereth, center Tom Nalen, right guard Dan Neil and right tackle Harry Swayne holds the key to whether the Denver Broncos will win Super Bowl XXXIII on Sunday.
ENTERTAINMENT
By J. D. Considine and J. D. Considine,Sun Pop Music Critic | September 2, 1994
IIBoyz II Men (Motown 314 530 323)Given the number of heavy-breathing harmony acts that have washed onto the R&B charts in the wake of Boyz II Men's initial success, it would be easy to imagine these four Philadelphians delivering a second album that's just as sex-obsessed as the latest from H-Town or Silk. But "II" not only doesn't find the Boyz running with the pack, but actually shows them adding extra depth and individuality to their sound. It helps, of course, that the quartet is working with top-notch producers like Dallas Austin, Babyface, L.A. Reid and the team of Jimmy Jam & Terry Lewis.
NEWS
By DAN BERGER | February 10, 1994
The Met sacked Kathleen Battle. For being a prima donna.The shelling of the Sarajevo market told you nothing about Bosnian genocide you didn't already know.
NEWS
By Diane Scharper | September 19, 1993
HEROINES: DEMIGODDESS, PRIMA DONNA, MOVIE STARNorma Lorre GoodrichHarperCollins282 pages. $23According to the French philosopher Jean-Jacques Rousseau, men become poets because they possess an elevated nature. Women think mostly about sex and are flirtatious. They are fit only to regulate private society -- showing men how to eat or what to wear. Men, though, must show women who they are.In her latest book, "Heroines: Demigoddess, Prima Donna, Movie Star," Norma Lorre Goodrich discusses the nature of woman as seen by some of the world's greatest writers: Homer, Euripides, Shakespeare, Chaucer, Hardy, Flaubert and Tolstoy, as well as Rousseau.
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