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By Tim Smith, The Baltimore Sun | June 12, 2013
In terms of enthusiasm for the art form, there is really no difference between community theater groups, with their mostly volunteer corps, and professional companies, with their Actors' Equity card-carrying cast members. It's the matter of artistic quality that tends to separate the waters. But, as many a what-I-do-for-love actor will tell you, there isn't an automatic correlation between a pay check and a good performance. And when the fates allow, a community theater can deliver remarkably satisfying work.
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By Tim Smith, The Baltimore Sun | June 12, 2013
In terms of enthusiasm for the art form, there is really no difference between community theater groups, with their mostly volunteer corps, and professional companies, with their Actors' Equity card-carrying cast members. It's the matter of artistic quality that tends to separate the waters. But, as many a what-I-do-for-love actor will tell you, there isn't an automatic correlation between a pay check and a good performance. And when the fates allow, a community theater can deliver remarkably satisfying work.
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January 29, 1992
The press has not been fair in reporting about the private life of Arkansas Gov. Bill Clinton, by a vote of 370 to 290 (56 percent vs. 43 percent) from 660 callers to SUNDIAL.Out of 662 responses, 432 (65 percent) say this is not an important topic for a presidential campaign, while 230 (34 percent) say otherwise.Among 659 callers, 403, or 61 percent, say they would vote for a candidate who is guilty of infidelity.
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By Leonard Pitts Jr | January 5, 2012
"A foolish consistency is the hobgoblin of little minds. " - Ralph Waldo Emerson Ralph Waldo Emerson, meet Ronald Ernest Paul. He is the very soul of a foolish consistency. Meaning that he is willing, often to a fault, to follow his ideology to its logical and most extreme conclusions. In this, the congressman differs from other GOP contenders for the White House and, for that matter, from most politicians, period. Your average pol might rail against the intrusion of government into the private lives of its citizens, then turn right around and advocate a law regulating what a gay man does in his bedroom - and see no contradiction.
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By Lou Cedrone | August 22, 1983
Washington's critics may not be particularly fond of Elizabeth Taylor and Richard Burton and their "Private Lives," but the people , members of the opening-night audience, seemed to like what they saw, enough to give the pair a standing ovation. They do that regularly enough at the Kennedy, so it wasn't that surprising , but it had to make the stars feel good about their official Washington opening, one that took place last night at the Kennedy center. You've heard about this "Private Lives.
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By Jack W. Germond & Jules Witcover | February 16, 1998
WASHINGTON -- While voters apparently are willing to forgive and forget the allegations against President Clinton in the Monica Lewinsky case, they appear far less of a mind to bestow the same degree of absolution on the media.A Washington Post poll taken 10 days after the story broke found that 56 percent of those surveyed said they thought the news media had treated Mr. Clinton unfairly, and a whopping 74 percent said they believed they had given the story "too much attention."From this, we apparently are to conclude that the American people would prefer that the news business go back to the old days -- before the stakeout of Gary Hart in 1987 that sent his 1988 presidential ambitions crashing.
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By Sarah Schaffer and Sarah Schaffer,SUN STAFF | May 22, 2003
Britain, circa 1930. It's the place and time of Noel Coward's sharp comedy Private Lives, opening Wednesday night at the Olney Theatre Center for the Arts. But the play's main characters, Amanda and Elyot, face problems in their relationship that are anything but dated. Written in 1929, the production focuses on the couple's sometimes good, sometimes bad and always capricious romance. Five years after their marriage dissolved, Amanda and Elyot cross paths again while honeymooning. The two spend a moment alone and again become caught up in love, infatuation and bliss.
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By Erin Texeira and Erin Texeira,SUN STAFF | September 12, 1998
Skirting questions about the scandal enveloping President Clinton, her former classmate, Harvard University law professor Lani Guinier said yesterday the country should focus more on the public actions of elected officials instead of scrutinizing their private lives.She added that she is "skeptical about the life of the independent counsel" position now occupied by Kenneth W. Starr.The statements came in an interview after Guinier spoke at a downtown Baltimore breakfast attended by nearly 800 and sponsored by the Community Relations Commission, a city agency that deals with civil rights and discrimination complaints.
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By MARY JOHNSON and MARY JOHNSON,Special to The Sun | May 4, 2007
Photos by Bud Johnsonspecial to the sun Colonial Players subscribes to the showbiz adage "leave 'em laughing" as the company on East Street closes this season with Moon Over Buffalo. Tony-award winner Ken Ludwig set his comedy in 1953 in Buffalo's Erlanger Theatre, where nearly-washed-up actors George and Charlotte Hay are performing an alternating schedule of Cyrano de Bergerac and Private Lives. The couple learns that legendary film director Frank Capra is coming to Buffalo to catch their performance and perhaps offer George a job. George may miss his last chance at stardom because he has a drinking problem.
NEWS
December 1, 2011
Herman Cain, the business executive who was recently the leading Republican candidate for president, has dropped out of the race after allegations that he carried on a 13-year extramarital affair. Even though Mr. Cain says the accusations are untrue, as he denied previous claims that he had sexually harassed several women more than a decade ago, he was pushed by prominent members of his party, including former supporters, to quit the campaign. The scenario is becoming all too familiar in this country.
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December 1, 2011
Herman Cain, the business executive who was recently the leading Republican candidate for president, has dropped out of the race after allegations that he carried on a 13-year extramarital affair. Even though Mr. Cain says the accusations are untrue, as he denied previous claims that he had sexually harassed several women more than a decade ago, he was pushed by prominent members of his party, including former supporters, to quit the campaign. The scenario is becoming all too familiar in this country.
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By Mary Carole McCauley, The Baltimore Sun | November 12, 2011
Set designer Daniel Ettinger and technical director Bill Jamieson spent months painstakingly constructing a world accurate down to the tiniest detail, from the wallpaper pattern to the electrical sockets. And they weren't one whit less meticulous, even though they knew that in four short weeks, their hard work on "Private Lives," the current Everyman Theatre production, would be ripped apart and tossed in the trash. "Creating a set is like making music," says Jamieson, who has worked at the Charles Street theater for the past decade.
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By Mike Giuliano | November 10, 2011
If you think divorce is no laughing matter, you have not seen Noel Coward's "Private Lives. " In any event, go see the expertly staged production at Baltimore's Everyman Theatre. The late English playwright makes divorce-related arguments sound so witty that you would be happy to dress up in order to dress down an ex-spouse. Standing on the terrace of an art deco-style French hotel in the 1930s, you'd nurse your drink along with your grudges. When the ex-spouse happens to show up on that same terrace, you would unleash perfectly phrased insults and then smile at your own cleverness.
NEWS
June 15, 2011
The sex lives of American presidents, all the way back to Thomas Jefferson, were not front-page news, as they would be today. The private lives of presidents and other public officials made for gossip among Washington insiders but were not considered the general public's business. And when — and if — America ever gets over its schizophrenic attitude toward sex and the human body, things like the current Anthony Weiner scandal will be non-stories. I had a chat, years ago, with an acquaintance of mine who worked with politicos in D.C., and she observed that some of the most idealistic, talented and otherwise decent politicians are also philanderers.
NEWS
January 13, 2011
Where is the outrage for the 200-plus violent murders that take place in Baltimore City year in and year out? Where is the national discourse on this crisis? Why don't we have a national moment of silence for each and every victim of these endless, senseless murders? Why doesn't the president of United States give nationally televised speeches for each one of these individuals and their families? Are the victims in Baltimore City and their families not as important as those that were struck down in Tucson, Ariz.
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By Mary Johnson, Special to The Baltimore Sun | September 23, 2010
Colonial Players starts its 62nd season with a bright production of Noel Coward's "Private Lives," delivering a period piece welcome in the 21st century. Coward penned the play in 1930 as a starring vehicle for himself and fabled actor Gertrude Lawrence. "Private Lives" tells the story of Elyot and Amanda, divorced for five years who meet again in adjacent suites in a French hotel as they honeymoon with new spouses. Finding their love rekindled, the couple flees to Amanda's Paris apartment, leaving behind Elyot's bride Sibyl and Amanda's groom Victor.
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By Susan Baer and Susan Baer,SUN NATIONAL STAFF Sun staff writers Jonathan Weisman, David L. Greene, Geoffrey C. Upton and Mark Matthews contributed to this article | August 18, 1998
WASHINGTON -- In an extraordinary admission, President Clinton acknowledged to the nation last night that, contrary to his denials for the past seven months, he engaged in a relationship with Monica Lewinsky that was "not appropriate" and constituted a "personal failure on my part for which I am solely and completely responsible."Clinton, speaking in a four-minute televised address from the White House, did not disclose any details of that relationship. He said his deposition in the Paula Corbin Jones case, in which he denied having "sexual relations" with the former White House intern, was "legally accurate."
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By Charles Champlin and Charles Champlin,Los Angeles Times | July 3, 1991
Hollywood -- The actors and actresses we watch on screens large and small are sometimes love objects, occasionally role models, but perhaps most often simply figures of fascination who lead us to wonder what they are really like in their private lives (when we haven't been told by the checkout stand tabloids, or even more so when we have).Lee Remick, who died from cancer yesterday, became a role model of a special and remarkable kind in her real life, offering us a profile in courage as she both accepted and, as long as she could, defied the terrible medical news.
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By Michael Ordona and Tribune Newspapers | February 5, 2010
Looking very much like the fashion plate celebrated in magazines, complete with stylishly unruly blond mane and plunging black leather-like jacket, Blake Lively sits on a couch in a suite at the Luxe Hotel. Piled on the table before her: posters of her new movie for signing. Piled on her lap: fruit and dark chocolate. "Want some?" she asks, true to her last name. "It tastes like Easter." Heretofore known for teen-ish roles, Lively covers 10 turbulent years of the title character's younger incarnation in "The Private Lives of Pippa Lee."
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By Betsy Sharkey and Betsy Sharkey,Tribune Newspapers | January 22, 2010
The Young Victoria . ( 3 STARS) Starring Emily Blunt as the 18-year-old queen of England circa 1837, this film is such a rich pastiche of first love, teen empowerment, fabulous fashion and fate that you almost wish a few brooding vampires had been thrown in for good measure, since that's the crowd that should fall head over heels for this movie. Which isn't to suggest that it's sophomoric. It is anything but. What filmmaker Jean-Marc Vall?e has done in this delicious historical romance is capture that hot blush of pure emotion that comes before kisses, sex, heartbreak and the rest can dilute it. Opening next Friday Edge of Darkness: (Warner Bros.
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