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By Ernest F. Imhoff and Ernest F. Imhoff,Evening Sun Staff | September 16, 1991
WHAT MUSIC series director in her right mind would open her season with the premiere of a one-act opera by a 22-year-old composer who has composed not much more than a short song cycle and chooses an opera plot where a man kills both his father and his son, using the knife with which he eats?Margaret Budd, director of the Second Presbyterian Church concert series, did just that at the church yesterday and pulled it off in style, thanks to Peabody Power. Singing and playing the compact but rich musical harmonies of student composer Mark Lanz Weiser, the 25 Peabody musicians performed with great elan and atmosphere.
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June 5, 2008
Hometown -- Baltimore Members --Todd Smith, vocals and guitar; Jasan Stepp, guitar, keyboards and programming; John Ensminger, drums and percussion Founded in --2007 Style --Progressive metal Influenced by --System of a Down, Radiohead, Beck, Frank Zappa Notable --From the start, the trio wanted to be a studio band that played gigs only sporadically. Stepp worked out the framework for most of the songs on the debut album Purgatory Dance Party in his bedroom on his laptop, Smith said.
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By Ken Murray | December 29, 1991
Steve Beuerlein was a quarterback in exile a year ago, forced to dress in street clothes each Sunday as the Los Angeles Raiders made a bumpy tour of the NFL playoffs.The Dallas Cowboys also spent the postseason in playoff purgatory -- outside looking in, that is, -- after learning the importance of having an NFL-caliber backup quarterback.That Beuerlein found the Cowboys and together they found the playoffs is one of this season's intriguing subplots. Theirs was a marriage born as much of necessity as convenience.
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By GARRISON KEILLOR | April 30, 2008
A cabdriver picked me up outside the Waffle House in Little Rock, Ark., last Sunday and said, so sweetly, "I hope you enjoyed your breakfast" - elongating the "joy" slightly and slurring the k in "breakfast" - and I said yes, but honestly, I don't really associate breakfast with enjoyment. It's chow. It's a standardized meal meant to fortify you for the day's maneuvers, and you square your shoulders and sit down and eat it. This particular breakfast was grits, eggs over easy, country ham, and biscuits with gravy, a meal that will fuel you right through five o'clock - but enjoyment?
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By Jon Morgan and Frank Langfitt and Jon Morgan and Frank Langfitt,SUN STAFF Sun staff writer Marina Sarris contributed to this article | December 5, 1995
After 11 years in National Football League purgatory, Maryland returned with a vengeance yesterday, when the Washington Redskins and top government officials announced plans for a new stadium in Prince George's County.Mr. Cooke declined to say how he would vote on the Browns.
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By Tanika White and Tanika White,[sun reporter] | December 17, 2006
Being 10 can't be easy. You're not a teenager, but you're not a baby, either. This preadolescent purgatory is visible in the world of fashion. WONDERING IF YOU WERE GLIMPSED? / / Check out baltimoresun.com / glimpsed for additional photos of fashion-forward locals and a critique by fashion writer Tanika White of the styles she saw around town.
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By [SARAH KICKLER KELBER] | March 22, 2007
What's the point? -- If you've read Dante's Divine Comedy, but it didn't quite resonate, or if you just wanted to learn more about it, check out this site. Created by Guy Raffa, a professor at the University of Texas, Danteworlds examines the three universes created by Dante - Inferno, Purgatory and Paradiso. What to look for --Click on one of the worlds, and find explanations of the characters Dante encounters - using text, audio clips and artwork. The site, however, is not meant to be a CliffsNotes version of the text; it's a "complement to" reading it, according to Raffa.
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By Ernest F. Imhoff and Ernest F. Imhoff,Evening Sun Staff | September 13, 1991
If you like your operas short and compact, Mark Weiser may have something for you Sunday with the first public performance of his 30-minute "Purgatory," based on a one-act play about one man's hell by Irish poet William Butler Yeats.But don't count on a fluffy light piece in the free opening performance of the fifth annual concert series of Second Presbyterian Church, 4200 St. Paul St. (short remarks at 3:30 p.m. precede the music in Smith Hall).Weiser's music is dark, the mood is eerie and the strings shiver, fitting the drama of Yeats' seven-page play with two speaking (now singing)
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June 5, 2008
Hometown -- Baltimore Members --Todd Smith, vocals and guitar; Jasan Stepp, guitar, keyboards and programming; John Ensminger, drums and percussion Founded in --2007 Style --Progressive metal Influenced by --System of a Down, Radiohead, Beck, Frank Zappa Notable --From the start, the trio wanted to be a studio band that played gigs only sporadically. Stepp worked out the framework for most of the songs on the debut album Purgatory Dance Party in his bedroom on his laptop, Smith said.
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By Phil Greenfield and Phil Greenfield,Contributing Writer | January 15, 1993
"The Divine Comedy," the allegorical poem completed by the great Florentine, Dante Alighieri, shortly before his death in 1321, knocked the socks off his late medieval, early Renaissance readers.This classic detailing the author's descent through Hell, Purgatory and Paradise with the ancient Roman poet Virgil at his side continues to inspire and challenge us.Writers like Coleridge, Longfellow and T. S. Eliot have extolled its virtues. The surrealist painter Salvador Dali (1904-1989) was so taken with the poem that he painted some 102 watercolors in 1952, each one illustrating an event of Dante's hair-raising journey.
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By [SARAH KICKLER KELBER] | March 22, 2007
What's the point? -- If you've read Dante's Divine Comedy, but it didn't quite resonate, or if you just wanted to learn more about it, check out this site. Created by Guy Raffa, a professor at the University of Texas, Danteworlds examines the three universes created by Dante - Inferno, Purgatory and Paradiso. What to look for --Click on one of the worlds, and find explanations of the characters Dante encounters - using text, audio clips and artwork. The site, however, is not meant to be a CliffsNotes version of the text; it's a "complement to" reading it, according to Raffa.
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By Tanika White and Tanika White,[sun reporter] | December 17, 2006
Being 10 can't be easy. You're not a teenager, but you're not a baby, either. This preadolescent purgatory is visible in the world of fashion. WONDERING IF YOU WERE GLIMPSED? / / Check out baltimoresun.com / glimpsed for additional photos of fashion-forward locals and a critique by fashion writer Tanika White of the styles she saw around town.
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January 11, 2004
AGE IS showing on Pete Rose's face as the clock ticks down on his last big bet: his campaign for resurrection from major-league baseball's purgatory - and ultimately for entry into its pantheon of gods, the Hall of Fame. It's a bet fully displaying the very American tragedy of Mr. Rose, a man in whom world-beating will collides with a blindness to his sins against his deepest love, his role in the game of baseball. But unfortunately for Mr. Rose and the many who respect his towering on-the-field accomplishments, it's a bet that appears to be backfiring - and with good reason.
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By Heather Newman and Heather Newman,KNIGHT RIDDER/TRIBUNE | October 30, 2003
Digital cameras are frankly amazing pieces of technology that can benefit almost every family - if the photos you take actually make it into print or to the friends and relatives who want to see them. Surveys show that the vast majority of digital camera owners print their own photos, but a hard look at the numbers shows that most pictures never see the light of day after they're taken. That's a shame, since most digital photos can be easily touched up to be some of the best images in your collection.
NEWS
April 22, 2001
Smith's column on Hobbits Glen way `off target' C. Fraser Smith was way "off target" in his column "At Hobbits Glen: sand trap symbolism" (April 15). Mr. Smith's opinions were simply not based on facts. The State Farm Senior Classic was a terrific event for Howard County, for Columbia, and for the Hobbits Glen Golf Club. And it came about because somebody was trying to make things better. The tournament left for lack of corporate support in Howard County and not for any reasons related to the quality of the course, the clubhouse, or service.
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By Howard Libit and Howard Libit,SUN STAFF | February 23, 2001
Advocates of juvenile justice reform launched a campaign yesterday to close the Cheltenham Youth Facility by March next year, saying Maryland needs to move forward with other rehabilitation efforts. "Cheltenham has become a purgatory for minorities," said Vincent Schiraldi, chairman of the Maryland Juvenile Justice Coalition's detention committee. "The legislature needs to act on it now." The group - a coalition of parents, children's advocates and juvenile justice organizations - said yesterday that Cheltenham is unsafe and does little to educate the youths in its care.
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By J. L. Conklin and J. L. Conklin,Special to The Sun | June 27, 1995
Pilobolus Dance Theater again showed why it has drawn standing-room-only audiences for more than 20 years while performing at Wilde Lake High School at Riverhill as part of the Columbia Festival of the Arts.The New England-based company's Friday night concert was sold out, and the resounding applause proved that these five talented dancers had something for everyone on their program of five works.Opening the evening was "Quatrejeux," a young-as-spring romp with dancers Rebecca Anderson, Adam Battelstein, Rebecca Jung and Darryl Thomas.
NEWS
January 11, 2004
AGE IS showing on Pete Rose's face as the clock ticks down on his last big bet: his campaign for resurrection from major-league baseball's purgatory - and ultimately for entry into its pantheon of gods, the Hall of Fame. It's a bet fully displaying the very American tragedy of Mr. Rose, a man in whom world-beating will collides with a blindness to his sins against his deepest love, his role in the game of baseball. But unfortunately for Mr. Rose and the many who respect his towering on-the-field accomplishments, it's a bet that appears to be backfiring - and with good reason.
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By DAN RODRICKS | April 19, 1999
Don Brannan, who runs a taxi and sedan service near the rural-suburban border of Howard and Carroll counties, allows that sometimes it hurts to have an easygoing nature. "Sometimes I have a bad habit of letting things ride," he says. "Like when you drop off someone from the taxi, and they run out on ya without payin' the fare, what're you going to do? I remember a fellow who asked me to drop him off by his mailbox at night so he could pick up his mail, and all I heard was his mailbox openin' and closin' and he disappeared without payin' me. What can you do?"
NEWS
June 11, 1998
Our 'thought police' would stifle writing of Edgar Allan PoeIn regard to your article ("Stories' content scares parents," June 5), we knew it would come to this. Now students are being vilified for original, creative thinking, for reaching into the inner recesses of their own understanding.When I was in school, writing teachers always encouraged us to let it flow, to let our thoughts emerge in unedited, sometimes unnerving, ways. They weren't as critical of content as of mechanics, such as whether were we getting our message across.
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