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By David Michael Ettlin and David Michael Ettlin,Staff Writer | May 5, 1992
Circus ringmaster Eric Michael Gillett played to a far bigger audience than usual last night, and got to sing one of his favorite numbers at Oriole Park: the National Anthem."
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October 8, 2006
LINELL SMITH An award-winning feature writer, Linell Smith has worked for The Sun covering general-assignment topics since 1991. She has worked on many special projects, including a series about the aftermath of the historic civil-rights demonstrations to integrate Gwynn Oak Amusement Park. For this issue of UniSun, Smith writes about the Baltimore discussion of male-female relationships and the African-American family. ERICKA BLOUNT DANOIS A native of Washington, Ericka Blount Danois has enjoyed living in the Baltimore area for more than three years.
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By Ericka Blount Danois and Ericka Blount Danois,Special to The Sun | October 8, 2006
Anthony Luewellyn is dressed in a black three-piece suit and black-checkered brim hat. It is an unusually conservative outfit for a man with a job that is decidedly unconventional. He is center stage, and all around him are children screaming with joy, smiling parents, trapeze artists and circus animals, all waiting for the UniverSoul Circus to begin. Luewellyn, who goes by the stage name Tony Tone, is in his first year as the ringmaster for the African-American big top, developed by Baltimorean Cedric Walker in 1994.
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By Ericka Blount Danois and Ericka Blount Danois,Special to The Sun | October 8, 2006
Anthony Luewellyn is dressed in a black three-piece suit and black-checkered brim hat. It is an unusually conservative outfit for a man with a job that is decidedly unconventional. He is center stage, and all around him are children screaming with joy, smiling parents, trapeze artists and circus animals, all waiting for the UniverSoul Circus to begin. Luewellyn, who goes by the stage name Tony Tone, is in his first year as the ringmaster for the African-American big top, developed by Baltimorean Cedric Walker in 1994.
FEATURES
By Desmond Ryan and Desmond Ryan,KNIGHT RIDDER/TRIBUNE | November 25, 1998
"Ringmaster" offers the answer to a question that has stumped America: Is there anything more cynical, sleazy and appalling than Jerry Springer's TV show?I'm afraid there is. It's a movie about Jerry Springer's TV show, or at least one just like it.In "Ringmaster," actors and actresses play guests on the show. Since Springer has already been outed for using actors to play the just-regular-folks on his popular program, the kindest thing you can say about the movie is that it's redundant. It's also vulgar and words-fail-me stupid.
FEATURES
March 8, 2006
Family Circus comes to town Ringling Bros. and Barnum & Bailey Circus' Red Tour per forms at 1st Mariner Arena, 201 W. Baltimore St., today through March 19. The Red Tour in cludes the comedy of Bello, who was named America's best clown by Time magazine. Tyron McFarlan, the 34th ringmaster, hosts the action. Show times vary. Tickets are $13-$60. Call 410-547-SEAT or visit ticket master.com. For more informa tion, visit ringling.com.
NEWS
By Ellen Goodman | November 24, 1998
BOSTON -- For one brief moment this fall -- before Monica became a household voice, before Barbara Walters and Andrew Morton got video and print dibs on her story -- it looked as if Fox TV had won this ultimate TV "get." They were ready to pay a $3 million talk tab.Of course, the Fox folks insisted on a scrupulous parsing of their media ethics. Why no, Fox News wouldn't pay the bill -- theirjournalistic palms would be clean -- it would be Fox Entertainment.With that uproarious pronouncement, I asked the musical question: News?
NEWS
August 6, 2006
Arthur Lee, 61, singer and songwriter for the 1960s psychedelic band Love, died of complications from leukemia Thursday in a Memphis, Tenn., hospital. He formed Love in Los Angeles, and the group was signed to the newly formed Elektra label to release its self-titled debut album in 1966. The band's best-known album, Forever Changes, released in 1968, is considered a classic of 1960s rock. Love was considered one of the defining groups of the psychedelic era in Los Angeles. Though the band never reached the levels of stardom enjoyed by the Byrds and the Doors - unlike them, Love rarely toured - it had a wide and lasting influence.
NEWS
October 8, 2006
LINELL SMITH An award-winning feature writer, Linell Smith has worked for The Sun covering general-assignment topics since 1991. She has worked on many special projects, including a series about the aftermath of the historic civil-rights demonstrations to integrate Gwynn Oak Amusement Park. For this issue of UniSun, Smith writes about the Baltimore discussion of male-female relationships and the African-American family. ERICKA BLOUNT DANOIS A native of Washington, Ericka Blount Danois has enjoyed living in the Baltimore area for more than three years.
ENTERTAINMENT
By Melody Holmes and Melody Holmes,Sun Staff | July 15, 1999
Under a huge blue tent -- where the air conditioner is no match for the heat of the summer sun -- the audience is restless, waiting for the clowns, lions, tigers and elephants that make a circus worthy of its name. But the UniverSoul Circus is not your average big top.The circus, founded in 1994 by Baltimore native Cedric Walker, is the first one in nearly a hundred years to be owned and operated completely by African-Americans. The two-hour show includes performers representing almost every continent on the globe, from countries including Colombia, France, Ghana and Kenya.
NEWS
August 6, 2006
Arthur Lee, 61, singer and songwriter for the 1960s psychedelic band Love, died of complications from leukemia Thursday in a Memphis, Tenn., hospital. He formed Love in Los Angeles, and the group was signed to the newly formed Elektra label to release its self-titled debut album in 1966. The band's best-known album, Forever Changes, released in 1968, is considered a classic of 1960s rock. Love was considered one of the defining groups of the psychedelic era in Los Angeles. Though the band never reached the levels of stardom enjoyed by the Byrds and the Doors - unlike them, Love rarely toured - it had a wide and lasting influence.
FEATURES
March 8, 2006
Family Circus comes to town Ringling Bros. and Barnum & Bailey Circus' Red Tour per forms at 1st Mariner Arena, 201 W. Baltimore St., today through March 19. The Red Tour in cludes the comedy of Bello, who was named America's best clown by Time magazine. Tyron McFarlan, the 34th ringmaster, hosts the action. Show times vary. Tickets are $13-$60. Call 410-547-SEAT or visit ticket master.com. For more informa tion, visit ringling.com.
SPORTS
By RICK MAESE | October 23, 2005
Chicago-- --The owner was wearing a brand-new White Sox World Series jacket and watched the pre-game circus from behind a pair of dark-rimmed eyeglasses. How exciting it all must be for Jerry Reinsdorf, the easy-to-hate Sox owner who once again has given this city something to be excited about. If there was any real enthusiasm, though, it was buried deep. "Right now, for some strange reason, I feel very calm," he said. That's not how it should be, not here, not with the White Sox. I flipped open my phone and dialed.
FEATURES
By Kim Hart and Kim Hart,SUN STAFF | May 18, 2005
When Stacey Teague graduated from the theater department at the University of Maryland, Baltimore County five years ago, she wanted to jump-start her career in costume design. But instead of sending out resumes and portfolios, she took a less conventional approach: She ran off and joined the circus. The Calvert County native joined Cirque du Soleil - the Montreal-based company that has transformed the circus into a modern, gravity-defying theatrical production - as a temporary dresser.
ENTERTAINMENT
By Tricia Bishop and Tricia Bishop,Sun Staff | March 2, 2000
I always wanted to be big," he says. "I always just had some vision in my head that I would be huge." The voice is huge: "Ladies and gentlemen, children of all ages ... Ringling Bros. and Barnum & Bailey's the Greatest Show on Eeeeeaaaaarth!" It rolls from his gut, thundering up through his throat and bursting forth into whatever venue the circus is performing in. A melodic hypnotist, his job is to touch the soul of everyone in the audience, to hook them in as the circus begins and keep them spellbound during every act change or distracted during the rare mishap.
ENTERTAINMENT
By Melody Holmes and Melody Holmes,Sun Staff | July 15, 1999
Under a huge blue tent -- where the air conditioner is no match for the heat of the summer sun -- the audience is restless, waiting for the clowns, lions, tigers and elephants that make a circus worthy of its name. But the UniverSoul Circus is not your average big top.The circus, founded in 1994 by Baltimore native Cedric Walker, is the first one in nearly a hundred years to be owned and operated completely by African-Americans. The two-hour show includes performers representing almost every continent on the globe, from countries including Colombia, France, Ghana and Kenya.
FEATURES
By Kim Hart and Kim Hart,SUN STAFF | May 18, 2005
When Stacey Teague graduated from the theater department at the University of Maryland, Baltimore County five years ago, she wanted to jump-start her career in costume design. But instead of sending out resumes and portfolios, she took a less conventional approach: She ran off and joined the circus. The Calvert County native joined Cirque du Soleil - the Montreal-based company that has transformed the circus into a modern, gravity-defying theatrical production - as a temporary dresser.
SPORTS
By RICK MAESE | October 23, 2005
Chicago-- --The owner was wearing a brand-new White Sox World Series jacket and watched the pre-game circus from behind a pair of dark-rimmed eyeglasses. How exciting it all must be for Jerry Reinsdorf, the easy-to-hate Sox owner who once again has given this city something to be excited about. If there was any real enthusiasm, though, it was buried deep. "Right now, for some strange reason, I feel very calm," he said. That's not how it should be, not here, not with the White Sox. I flipped open my phone and dialed.
FEATURES
By Desmond Ryan and Desmond Ryan,KNIGHT RIDDER/TRIBUNE | November 25, 1998
"Ringmaster" offers the answer to a question that has stumped America: Is there anything more cynical, sleazy and appalling than Jerry Springer's TV show?I'm afraid there is. It's a movie about Jerry Springer's TV show, or at least one just like it.In "Ringmaster," actors and actresses play guests on the show. Since Springer has already been outed for using actors to play the just-regular-folks on his popular program, the kindest thing you can say about the movie is that it's redundant. It's also vulgar and words-fail-me stupid.
NEWS
By Ellen Goodman | November 24, 1998
BOSTON -- For one brief moment this fall -- before Monica became a household voice, before Barbara Walters and Andrew Morton got video and print dibs on her story -- it looked as if Fox TV had won this ultimate TV "get." They were ready to pay a $3 million talk tab.Of course, the Fox folks insisted on a scrupulous parsing of their media ethics. Why no, Fox News wouldn't pay the bill -- theirjournalistic palms would be clean -- it would be Fox Entertainment.With that uproarious pronouncement, I asked the musical question: News?
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