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By Ernest F. Imhoff and Ernest F. Imhoff,Evening Sun Staff | April 30, 1991
Henry Brant is an American composer who ventures a bit beyond the ordinary chamber music or orchestra setting. Why not music in Amsterdam canals, he figures.His "Fire in the Amstel" (1984) involved four boatloads of 25 flutes each, four jazz drummers, four church carillons, three brass bands and four street organs in a three-hour aquatic procession through the Amsterdam canals.For his "Meteor Farm" (1982), Brant pulled together expanded orchestra, two choirs, jazz band, African drummers and singers and South Indian soloists.
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By Jonathan Pitts and Jonathan Pitts,jonathan.pitts@baltsun.com | January 13, 2009
Rainforest Cafe at Towson Town Center - like too many of the tropical landscapes it was designed to emulate - is no more. Landry's Restaurants Inc. of Houston, parent company of the jungle-themed restaurant chain, announced yesterday that its nine-year-old Towson location closed its doors at the end of business Sunday. Charles Crerand, general manager of Towson Town Center, said in a statement that the mall's owner, General Growth Properties Inc., had acquired the restaurant's space "in an effort to continue the expansion of Towson Town Center's luxury wing."
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By New York Daily News | March 11, 1992
New York--There's nothing more important in war than to win a battle now and again. So pop music artists fighting to save the tropical rain forests are describing tomorrow night's benefit show at Carnegie Hall as both a celebration of one major victory and a commitment to press on for more.In marked contrast to huge public benefits such as Live Aid, this show will be relatively low profile. Sting, Elton John, Natalie Cole, Don Henley and James Taylor will sing pop music classics by the likes of Gershwin, Cole Porter and Noel Coward for a crowd that is paying $40-$1,000 a ticket.
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October 15, 2006
1491: New Revelations of the Americas before Columbus By Charles C. Mann Before 1491, the Americas were a far more urban, more populated and more technologically advanced region than generally assumed; and the Indians, rather than living in static harmony with nature, radically engineered the landscape across the continents, to the point that even "timeless" natural features like the Amazon rainforest can be seen as products of human intervention....
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By Judi Dash and Judi Dash,SPECIAL TO THE SUN | December 8, 1996
The six hikers slogging through the Nevis rainforest may be roughing it, but don't worry about their aching muscles, callusing feet or the hunger that is beginning to gnaw as noon approaches. At the end of the day, they will return to rooms with deep soaking tubs and bottles of fragrant balms to soothe away their little hurts. And their guide has a backpack full of brie and fresh-baked French bread packed in picnic boxes by their hotel chef.This, after all, is not some low-budget eco-tour.
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By Lori Sears and Lori Sears,SUN STAFF | August 18, 2005
A Baltimore oriole in the middle of the Amazon rainforest? It's unheard of, you say. Perhaps. But not in the theatrical tale A Rainforest Adventure, it's not. The family show is presented by the Fun Company on Wednesday at the Carroll Arts Center in Westminster. The musical play, written and directed by Julie Herber, tells the story of a young Baltimore oriole named Cal, who, while migrating with his parents, gets caught up in a trade wind and loses his way. Cal ends up in the Amazon rainforest and embarks on a variety of adventures.
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September 6, 2000
"I like the book 'The Animal World' by Maurice Burton because it has pictures of different kinds of animals living under water, on land and in the air." -- Ricardo Petroff Highlandtown Elementary "I recently finished reading the biography 'Milton Hershey, Chocolate King' by Mary Malone. This wonderful book is about Milton growing up happily and becoming a success even though there were many difficulties along the way. This is a fascinating book because he opens a school for boys, Chocolate Town and Hersheypark.
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By Susan Rapp and Susan Rapp,Village Reading Center | September 1, 1999
Children in the primary grades learn to read, but the goal of literacy is to read to learn. Good readers, like good conversationalists, are able to read in a variety of subject matter and then to use the information they learn to achieve deeper understandings. Schools recognize the depth of reading and utilize reading skills across the disciplines. For example, if second-grade children were studying the rainforest, they might:Do an experiment and record their observations in science.Read "The Great Kapok Tree" or "At Home in the Rainforest" in language arts.
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October 15, 2006
1491: New Revelations of the Americas before Columbus By Charles C. Mann Before 1491, the Americas were a far more urban, more populated and more technologically advanced region than generally assumed; and the Indians, rather than living in static harmony with nature, radically engineered the landscape across the continents, to the point that even "timeless" natural features like the Amazon rainforest can be seen as products of human intervention....
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By J. L. Conklin and J. L. Conklin,Contributing Writer | June 25, 1992
Some of the best regional dance talent was seen last night as the Columbia Festival of the Arts rounded up Kinetics Dance Company, the Dance Dimension and Kathy Wildberger for a performance at Wilde Lake High School.The lengthy program of seven dances spotlighted the breadth of local talent (both choreographically and technically) and gave an overview of diverse choreographic styles.The first half of the evening was dominated by works by Marilyn Byers, artistic director of Dance Dimension.
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By Lori Sears and Lori Sears,SUN STAFF | August 18, 2005
A Baltimore oriole in the middle of the Amazon rainforest? It's unheard of, you say. Perhaps. But not in the theatrical tale A Rainforest Adventure, it's not. The family show is presented by the Fun Company on Wednesday at the Carroll Arts Center in Westminster. The musical play, written and directed by Julie Herber, tells the story of a young Baltimore oriole named Cal, who, while migrating with his parents, gets caught up in a trade wind and loses his way. Cal ends up in the Amazon rainforest and embarks on a variety of adventures.
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By Lorraine Mirabella and Lorraine Mirabella,SUN STAFF | January 12, 2002
A decade after an expansion and glitzy remodeling turned Towson Town Center into one of the area's top regional malls, the center is losing some longtime specialty stores and gaining new ones as the first of the decade-old leases expire. About a dozen stores have left in recent weeks or will close by the end of the month, including the Disney Store, Pottery Barn, Hold Everything, Imaginarium, FAO Schwarz, Bailey Banks & Biddle, Circuit City Express, Lechters, Footaction, Silver Diner, Sbarros and Bentley's Luggage & Gifts.
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September 6, 2000
"I like the book 'The Animal World' by Maurice Burton because it has pictures of different kinds of animals living under water, on land and in the air." -- Ricardo Petroff Highlandtown Elementary "I recently finished reading the biography 'Milton Hershey, Chocolate King' by Mary Malone. This wonderful book is about Milton growing up happily and becoming a success even though there were many difficulties along the way. This is a fascinating book because he opens a school for boys, Chocolate Town and Hersheypark.
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March 14, 2000
THE DAZZLING colors of a coral reef are a diver's delight. But that collection of living bony fingers also provides food and shelter for fish and other sea creatures. Reefs offer shoreline protection from the pounding of storms. Increasingly, they are also a source of pharmaceuticals. Yet the world's coral reefs are in increasing danger -- from mercenary collectors, careless boating and fishing and ocean-dumped pollution that kills the tiny creatures that secrete limestone to build these spectacular fragile structures.
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By Susan Rapp and Susan Rapp,Village Reading Center | September 1, 1999
Children in the primary grades learn to read, but the goal of literacy is to read to learn. Good readers, like good conversationalists, are able to read in a variety of subject matter and then to use the information they learn to achieve deeper understandings. Schools recognize the depth of reading and utilize reading skills across the disciplines. For example, if second-grade children were studying the rainforest, they might:Do an experiment and record their observations in science.Read "The Great Kapok Tree" or "At Home in the Rainforest" in language arts.
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By ELIZABETH LARGE and ELIZABETH LARGE,SUN RESTAURANT CRITIC | May 16, 1999
Of all the theme restaurants that have opened in the area, surely the most spectacular is the new Rainforest Cafe in Towson Town Center. A large chunk of the mall's second level has been transformed into a jungle, with vegetation that almost grows while you watch; live fish and trained parrots; animated gorillas, alligators and butterflies; shooting stars and rainbows; waterfalls and threatening weather every 15 minutes or so.On my first foray into the...
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By J. L. Conklin and J. L. Conklin,Contributing Writer | June 25, 1992
Some of the best regional dance talent was seen last night as the Columbia Festival of the Arts rounded up Kinetics Dance Company, the Dance Dimension and Kathy Wildberger for a performance at Wilde Lake High School.The lengthy program of seven dances spotlighted the breadth of local talent (both choreographically and technically) and gave an overview of diverse choreographic styles.The first half of the evening was dominated by works by Marilyn Byers, artistic director of Dance Dimension.
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By Stephen Wigler and Stephen Wigler,Sun Music Critic | April 30, 1991
"Like everybody else, I'm alarmed by what is happening to the rain forest," says the composer Henry Brant in explaining why he wrote what he calls "a spatial, secular cantata." "Rainforest" -- which calls for voices, two orchestras and two conductors in an arrangement that will surround the audience on all sides -- will be given its East Coast premiere tomorrow night at Towson State University's 20th Century Music Festival. It will give listeners a chance to hear music by one of America's most original voices -- a composer whom some listeners class with Charles Ives, Carl Ruggles and Harry Partch.
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By Frank Langfitt and Frank Langfitt,Sun Foreign Staff | October 4, 1998
I knew we were in for an exotic vacation when - a few hours after arriving in Phuket - we walked from our hotel down to the beach and came upon a pair of baby elephants. It was around 3 o'clock, and the animals were returning from their afternoon swim in the green waters of the Andaman Sea on Thailand's West Coast.As we met them on a path, their trainer barked commands in Thai. The lead animal knelt down on one knee and bowed toward us. The bow - called a "wai" - is an act of respect in Thai culture.
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By Suzanne Loudermilk and Suzanne Loudermilk,SUN STAFF | June 12, 1998
Wild things are about to happen in Towson.Rainforest Cafe -- a jungle-themed restaurant with simulated thunderstorms, talking trees, animated crocodiles and live parrots -- is moving forward with plans to open its first location in Maryland at Towson Town Center.The Minnesota-based chain, with 15 restaurants in the United States and three in other countries, joins other themed restaurants, such as Planet Hollywood, Hard Rock Cafe and ESPN Zone, that are making their way into the Baltimore area.
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