February 8, 2012
When A$AP Rocky's DJ dropped “Brand New Guy,” a thunderous track from last year's “LiveLoveA$AP,” the sold-out crowd at Baltimore Soundstage lost it. And so did Rocky and his Harlem, N.Y., crew - 90 seconds in and they were stage-diving as if it were a well-earned encore. It was the fourth song of the night. Out in the crowd, Rocky was mobbed like a 10-year-vet, not a rap rookie who only started performing live four months ago. “Look at my shirt. I look like Michael Jackson,” the 23-year-old said after realizing his black crewneck T-shirt was now a deep V-neck.
November 16, 1990
SYLVESTER Stallone has done it again. You would think his ''Rocky'' films would succumb to the law of averages, but the newest in the series, written by Stallone, is better than some of the others.''Rocky V'' has originality, and that's surprising in a boxing film. Aren't the stories always the same?Well, yes, they are, but this one braves a few new trails. When the film begins, the credits give us a review of the last film, one in which the Philadelphia boy took on the Russian champ and put him away.
January 24, 2009
Rocky Balboa, Hollywood's favorite heavyweight, will be all over AMC today. The franchise started in 1976 with Rocky (3 p.m., repeats 2:30 a.m.), a little film starring a beefy grade-B actor no one had heard of that became a giant, Oscar-winning hit. Sylvester Stallone, whose previous resume included playing a street tough in The Lords of Flatbush (and a stud in the soft-core porn The Party at Kitty and Stud's), almost through force of will alone got this film made. It seemed destined to fail from the start; who wants to watch an unknown actor in a film about a third-rate boxer getting an unexpected shot at the heavyweight title?
November 14, 1991
Long live "Rocky!" Sylvester Stallone, in the December Connoisseur magazine, says that since his movie career took off in 1976 he's bought about 200 19th- and 20th-century artworks, worth about $25 million.He also reveals that he's taking up painting inspired by his emotion of the moment. For instance, the movie star said he did one following his breakup with Brigitte Nielsen using palette knives, spray paint and his bare hands to create "the smashing effect."
October 21, 2008
Suddenly on October 18, 2008, ROCKY DAVID WILLIAM TORRES; loving son of Tina and Rafael Torres; step-son of Gary Hare; dear brother of Tyann James and Joey Hare; grandson of Iris Torres and Silverio Colon and the late Andrew and Hilda Shroyer. A Funeral Service will be held at the family-owned Duda-Ruck Funeral Home of Dundalk Inc., 7922 Wise Avenue, on Thursday at 8 PM. Cremation to follow. Friends may call on Thursday from 3 to 5 and 7 to 9 PM.
October 6, 2005
On October 4, 2005; ROCKY D. ANDERSON, beloved husband of Evelyn L. Anderson. Also survived by two sons Ricardo "Ricky" and Dwight Anderson; two sisters, Jessie L. Cartwright and Annie M. Coker of Olanta, SC; two brothers, Robert L. Anderson of Olanta, SC and Wilbur Anderson of Baltimore, MD. On Friday, friends may call VAUGHN C. GREENE FUNERAL SERVICES (RANDALLSTOWN), 8728 Liberty Road from 3 to 8 P.M., and the family will receive friends from 6 to 8 P.M. On Saturday, Mr. Anderson will lie instate at New Metropolitan Baptist Church, 1700 Mc Cullough St., where the family will receive friends from 11 to 11:30 A.M., with services to follow.