BY A SUN STAFF WRITER | December 23, 2004
Mayor Martin O'Malley presented his retiring finance director, Peggy J. Watson, with the first Richard A. Lidinsky Sr. Award yesterday for excellence in public service. Friends and family members of Watson and Lidinsky gathered in the City Hall rotunda to honor both longtime public employees for their commitment. Lidinsky died last December. He had served as deputy comptroller under eight Baltimore mayors. A plaque in his honor was installed on the rotunda wall. Watson's name will be the first added to the plaque.
January 5, 1996
"The Postman," the top-grossing foreign film of 1995, has been released in over 250 theaters -- including The Rotunda -- the widest release ever for a foreign-language movie."The Postman" ("Il Postino") featured Phillipe Noiret as the Chilean poet Pablo Neruda, who achieved a touching relationship with his illiterate postman (Massimo Troisi).The movie has showed up on many end-of-year best-film lists. Miramax is spending money in Los Angeles to push for a Best Picture nomination for "The Postman.
BY A SUN STAFF WRITER | December 12, 1997
The public can enjoy refreshments and see artwork from around the state at a holiday open house at the governor's mansion Sunday.Festivities begin at 12: 15 p.m. with a ceremony in the State House rotunda and continue from 1 p.m. to 4 p.m. at Government House, the governor's official residence next door to the Capitol.Gov. Parris N. Glendening, his wife, Frances Hughes Glendening, and Lt. Gov. Kathleen Kennedy Townsend will greet visitors.Pub Date: 12/12/97
By George F. Will | February 24, 1997
WASHINGTON -- So now we know. The answer to Freud's famous question -- ''What does a woman want?'' -- is: An NTC unattractive statue in the Capitol Rotunda.Of course, not all American women have been heard from. There probably are some in, say, Boise, and maybe others in Muncie, who are unaware that the dignity of their sex is implicated in the controversy about what to do with the cumbersome sculpture of three suffragettes. But this city always echoes with the voices of individuals purporting to speak for people they have not actually consulted.
By Julie Hirschfeld Davis and Julie Hirschfeld Davis,SUN NATIONAL STAFF | June 11, 2004
WASHINGTON -- A weeklong ritual of national mourning and remembrance concludes today when President Bush and other world leaders offer final farewells to Ronald Reagan at a ceremony at Washington's National Cathedral, before the former president's remains are returned to California for a burial at sunset. As Reagan's body lay in state in the Rotunda yesterday, tens of thousands of mourners from around the country streamed through the Capitol to pay their respects. Among them was Bush, who returned early from an international summit in Sea Island, Ga., to visit the casket yesterday evening.
September 25, 2002
REOPENING A spruced-up movie theater at the Rotunda has to be good news for film buffs, the neighborhood and the community at large. But is it a good investment for the city? After some tough questions, Baltimore officials believe that it is. The city, through its development arm, has agreed to guarantee half of a $1.2 million bank loan to Tom Kiefaber to renovate and reopen the Rotunda theater and, through its operation, help shore up Mr. Kiefaber's historic movie palace, the Senator.
March 10, 2005
Look for reviews in tomorrow's Today section. The Chorus Gerard Jugnot is a music teacher who restores the souls of boarding-school students by forming them into a choir. PG-13. Rotunda exclusive. Hostage Bruce Willis stars as a police negotiator who takes a small-town police-chief job - only to find himself in an even more horrifying hostage crisis. R. Nobody Knows This Japanese release tells the fact-inspired story of four children who fend for themselves after their mother abandons them.
October 9, 1997
Imagine an audience that walks, makes noise, distracts the performer and then walks away. That was Mark Simons' audience yesterday in the rotunda of City Hall, where he performed classical guitar pieces. Every plink-plink-plink of Simons' six-string guitar had to compete with clanging keys, clopping shoes and the not-so-hushed chatter of people walking by."It's a very delicate instrument with limited dynamic range," Simons said of his guitar. He said that playing under such circumstances was "a challenge to the concentration."
By Andrea F. Siegel and Andrea F. Siegel,Sun reporter | December 16, 2007
Past the new houses in Terra Maria lies an unexpected house in the development: a large home on a knoll in Howard County's woods. The house has a stone rotunda with a circular stairway topped by a round lounge, with banks of windows providing a serene view. More than six years ago, when Frank and Rena Russell were house-hunting, they couldn't tear themselves away from the house, with its seeming lack of corners and its location just a few minutes from bustling downtown Ellicott City. "We were looking for something that had water on it, and I was looking for acreage.
By Stephen Hunter | November 18, 1993
If the Charles goes under, where will Baltimore filmgoers turn for art film?The answers aren't encouraging.Certainly the bigger films will achieve commercial release in mainstream venues. The independently owned Senator (on York Road) and the Loew's Rotunda (near Roland Park) will probably consolidate their positions as the major players in attempts to get the Robert Altman and James Ivory films of the '90s. The Westview complex, in Baltimore County on Route 40 West, has evinced interest in specialty films; maybe it will become a player.
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