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By Michael Anft and Michael Anft,Contributing Writer | July 7, 1993
Oh, for Jerry Wexler's resume.It includes: long-time partner during the glory years of Atlantic Records. Angel to Aretha Franklin. Producer for Ray Charles, Bob Dylan, Wilson Pickett, the Drifters and Willie Nelson. Author of the term "rhythm and blues" as a reporter for Billboard (thus replacing the loaded chart label for black music in the '40s, "race records").At the same time, Mr. Wexler, like so many careerists, allowed his family life to deteriorate into catastrophe. He lost an adult daughter to AIDS, having long denied the extent of her drug problem.
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By Jon Meoli and The Baltimore Sun | July 28, 2014
My Coffee Companion right now as I write this Coffee Companion is The Godfather. I think it's fair to say that mine is better than yours, especially if yours is reading this Coffee Companion. All I do is recap the previous day's sports headlines. Francis Ford Coppola made a masterpiece. - After the Ray Rice suspension circus Thursday, the Ravens have settled into a true training-camp rhythm. Running back Bernard Pierce, who will likely start the first two games, is beginning to deal with the attention commensurate with a starting back . - Dennis Pitta, a year after he dislocated his hip, is fully healthy . - There's been plenty of highlights, including Terrell Suggs' dominance yesterday and a these Mike Preston observations . - The Orioles pushed across a run in the tenth to ensure a winning West Coast road trip with a 3-2 victory over Seattle . Ken Griffey Jr. gave Tommy Hunter an autographed jersey , and Buck Showalter tweaked the rotation for the upcoming homestand.
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By Leah Komaiko | January 13, 1999
"To me all words are like music. They have a sound and a rhythm and a beat. They move and breathe like the people and places they describe. They are not just flat sticks on a page. If it weren't for the rhythm in the words, I don't think I would have learned how to read. Or, as someone put it better, "It don't mean a thing if it ain't got that swing.'"-- Leah Komaiko, author of "Annie Bananie" Pub Date: 01/13/99
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By Jeff Zrebiec and The Baltimore Sun | August 22, 2013
When they got the ball on their first possession and needed just nine plays to go 69 yards to get into the end zone, all appeared right in the Ravens' world. Joe Flacco completed all five of his passing attempts, Ray Rice needed just three carries to eclipse his total rushing yards for the preseason, and the offensive line had its way with the Carolina Panthers. But memories of the first successful extended drive of the preseason for the first-team offense quickly washed away amid a flurry of mistakes, questionable decisions by Flacco and poor offensive line play.
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By Tom Moon and Tom Moon,Knight-Ridder | October 16, 1990
NEW YORK -- Ethno-musicologists will recognize the cadences of Brazilian tribal drumming.Fans of Afropop will identify the shimmering, interlocking lines of the West African guitarists.And those who pay attention to lyrics will appreciate the terse phrases, the sudden shifts of perspective, the rhythmic rightness of the lines.But none of them will be able to call "The Rhythm of the Saints," Paul Simon's long-awaited new album being released today, exclusively their own.For a poet and a one-man band whose aural palette now includes pan pipes, talking drums and other elements of world music, this represents something of a victory.
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By Fred Rasmussen and Fred Rasmussen,SUN STAFF | April 26, 1996
Gary Leslie Langston Sr., whose talent as a guitarist and rhythm and blues singer took him from the street corners of Baltimore to the plush clubs and lounges of Atlantic City, N.J., died Monday of a heart attack at his Absecon, N.J., residence. He was 45.Known as "Boo," he appeared with his band Cheers on April 19 at the EastportClipper in Annapolis.Living in Towson in the 1970s and 1980s, he performed with local bands, including Both Worlds and Then and Now. He often appeared at Warfield's in the Towson Sheraton Hotel and at clubs and hotels in Ocean City.
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By J. D. Considine and J. D. Considine,Pop Music Critic | October 19, 1993
Let's get one thing straight from the beginning: There's more to Pearl Jam than Eddie Vedder.Granted, the singer is the most identifiable and charismatic member of the group. It's his energy and stage presence that fans talk about after seeing the band live, his good looks and tortured sincerity that set hearts aflutter after MTV started showing the "Jeremy" video. And when people complain that Stone Temple Pilots is just a Pearl Jam rip-off, it's mainly because STP frontman Welland's singing seems such a dead cop of Vedder's vocal style.
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By Roger Catlin and Roger Catlin,The Hartford Courant | March 7, 1991
WHILE 5 INCHES of snow blows coldly through the streets of Minneapolis, the 17-piece band on the stage of the new Target Center arena burns through polyrhythms of a more tropical clime.Amid an aggregation of musicians from Brazil and several different African countries, a Los Angeles-based gospel trio and sax man Michael Brecker, Paul Simon turns and directs the big band as its conductor and diminutive leader, swinging with the beat.Like his record-breaking "Graceland" tour, which grew from an introduction to African sounds to what Simon calls "one groove after another," the new tour, which comes to the Baltimore Arena Tuesday and the Capital Centre in Landover Wednesday, has also become "more and more rhythmical."
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By Brent Jones and Brent Jones,SUN STAFF | December 9, 1999
For the first half of the final period, when the Richmond Rhythm was held scoreless, blew what was left of a 20-point lead, and looked on the verge of going 0-6, the BayRunners seemed like they had overcome the loss of forward Rodney Elliott.But down three with 38 seconds left, Rhythm guard A. J. English made a three-pointer that tied the score at 97 and sent it into an overtime that netted the BayRunners a 117-108 loss in front of 2,002 at the Baltimore Arena last night.The Rhythm outscored Baltimore 20-11 in overtime, which highlighted the loss of Elliott, who went down with an ankle injury on the game's opening tip-off.
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By Ivan Penn and Ivan Penn,SUN STAFF | September 22, 1996
The beat could be heard for blocks yesterday -- dozens of drums thumping, being played in a circle on Baltimore's 27th Street.The drums were part of the second Baltimore International Rhythm Festival held yesterday at St. Johns United Methodist Church at 27th and St. Paul streets. The daylong festival, sponsored by the Baltimore International Rhythm & Drumming Society, was a celebration of drums and drumming.Hundreds of people gathered along East 27th Street, playing their drums or dancing to the African, Caribbean and other rhythms.
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By Jeff Zrebiec, The Baltimore Sun | August 21, 2013
For the past couple of weeks, the Ravens' offensive starters have answered the question with little more than a dismissive shrug. No, they are not concerned that the offense has gotten very little going in about three quarters of work. They don't think it's a big deal that quarterback Joe Flacco has thrown one more interception than touchdown pass. They are not worried that Ray Rice has found yards and running room hard to come by or that the team's other receivers behind Torrey Smith have done nothing against a first-team defense.
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By Michael Lee and The Washington Post | January 6, 2013
Wizards @Heat Tonight, 6 TV: Comcast SportsNet The first time Washington Wizards rookie Bradley Beal attempted to embarrass an opponent with a thunderous jam, he got a painful lesson on the need to think before dunking. Beal picked the wrong target when he elevated for a throw-down on Atlanta Hawks forward Josh Smith, one of the NBA's best leapers and shot blockers, and crashed on his backside after Smith stuffed the ball. Forced to sit out the next two games last month with a sore left back, Beal was a little more cautious about when to showcase his surprising hops.
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By Jeff Zrebiec, The Baltimore Sun | August 24, 2012
Joe Flacco faked a handoff, spotted Anquan Boldin alone in the back of the end zone and connected with hit him for the easy touchdown. He then ran to the sidelines, pumping his fist nearly the entire way. Preseason or not and regardless of the opponent, the Ravens' starting offense needed a performance like this. The Ravens had spent the week focusing on finishing drives and they did just that Thursday, setting a team record for preseason points in a 48-17 throttling of the Jacksonville Jaguars before an announced 70,502 at M&T Bank Stadium.
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By Dan Connolly, The Baltimore Sun | June 7, 2012
-- Heading into Thursday night, Orioles left-hander Brian Matuszhad strung together four quality starts and, gradually, was putting to rest concerns that he had lost the form that once made him the organization's most promising pitcher. Those worries would have faded even deeper into the past with a strong performance against a good hitting Boston Red Sox team at Fenway Park, where Matusz has struggled recently. Instead, Matusz turned in his shortest and worst start of this season, lasting just two-plus innings while allowing a career-high-tying five walks in a 7-0 loss to the Red Sox. β€œIt was just everything [Thursday]
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By Connor Letourneau, The Baltimore Sun | May 28, 2012
John Tillman knows his Maryland men's lacrosse team has limitations. It isn't the most dynamic group and it struggles with consistency. Yet after a regular season that featured four fourth-quarter collapses, the Terps seemed to be peaking at precisely the right moment. They were playing unified and composed, stealing wins against three of the tournament's top teams - No. 7 seed Lehigh, No. 2 seed Johns Hopkins and No. 3 seed Duke. On Monday afternoon, though, the magic dust was nowhere to be found.
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By Edward Lee | March 27, 2012
In the aftermath of scoring the game-winning goal in Navy's 12-11 upset of then-No. 12 Colgate, sophomore attackman Sam Jones rejoiced in a showing that included three goals and two assists. The Severna Park native and graduate also admitted that he had been mired in a slump, telling the school's website, β€œI've been in a slump the last few games and the fact that my teammates trusted me means the world.” Coach Rick Sowell took note of Jones' struggles, but insisted that the coaches did not consider benching Jones, who tied sophomore attackman Tucker Hull for the team lead in goals (23)
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By Bob Dolgan and Bob Dolgan,SPECIAL TO THE SUN | February 21, 2000
RICHMOND, Va. -- The BayRunners played well yesterday against the Richmond Rhythm's starting five. It was Richmond's second unit that sent Baltimore to a 101-91 loss before 1,805 at Richmond Coliseum. Kendrick Warren came off the bench to score 26 points, and fellow sub Larry Robinson added 25, as the Rhythm's bench totaled 94 points. Warren was playing his first game since injuring his knee three weeks ago. "We knew that Robinson and [Jerod] Ward were great additions for them," Baltimore coach Terry Truax said.
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By Tom Keyser and Tom Keyser,SUN STAFF | July 24, 1998
Two of the nation's top older fillies and mares, Ajina and Relaxing Rhythm, will meet for the first time Sunday in the $500,000 Delaware Handicap at Delaware Park.That's right, $500,000 -- the largest purse ever offered at Delaware Park, situated in Stanton just off Interstate 95. The purse for the Delaware Handicap last year was $350,000. The year before it was $150,000.Of course, slot machines are the force behind the increases. Delaware Park and the state's two other horse tracks began operating them at the end of 1995.
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By Matt Vensel, The Baltimore Sun | January 15, 2012
When their offense lined up on 3rd down with 1:38 left Sunday, the Ravens were inches away from Foxborough, Mass. One short surge straight ahead and they were in the AFC championship game. But when fullback Vonta Leach picked up no yards in a cloud of dust, the Ravens, whose offense struggled to move the ball after a fine first quarter, needed one final defensive stand to survive. Houston Texans quarterback T.J. Yates heaved a Hail Mary in the final 20 seconds, but when his prayer hit the turf at M&T Bank Stadium, giving the home team a 20-13 win, the Ravens lived to play another game.
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Baltimore Sun staff report | January 4, 2012
Rapid Redux started 2012 the way he finished last year β€” winning. The victory in the sixth race at Laurel Park Wednesday was the 22nd straight for the horse, who held off Awesome Rhythm. Rapid Redux paid $2.80 as the 2-5 betting favorite. Earlier in the day it was announced that Rapid Redux had earned a Special Eclipse Award and his owner, Robert Cole, will receive it later this month in Beverly Hills, Calif. "Being a local it is fun winning in front of the home crowd," said Cole, a 1981 graduate of Loch Raven High School.
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