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By SUSANNE TROWBRIDGE | October 21, 1990
IMAGINE A HUGE, ROWDY, DECADENT PARTY THAT LAST AL-most a whole week. That's Carnival in a nutshell.A tradition in Roman Catholic countries for many centuries, Carnival is a frenzied festival of merrymaking that takes place each year immediately before Lent (in 1991, Feb. 9-15 is Carnival time). Several European and most Central and South American nations celebrate Carnival, but by far the biggest and best-known is the annual bash in Rio de Janeiro, Brazil."The Carnival in Rio is one of the greatest parties I've ever been to in my life," says Mary Ruksznis, co-owner of Precision Travel in Columbia.
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By Amy Watts | October 23, 2012
Tonight's an abbreviated show due to the presidential debate. Four couples will do their individual routines, and the other four couples will dance their group routine. Tomorrow, they switch. It's "Guilty Pleasures" night -- which, don't get me started. You like what you like and that's ok. Unless it's illegal. In which case, darn tootin' you should feel guilty. Tom tells us the freestyle team dance has already claimed one victim; the camera pans to to Melissa and Tony. (Psst, I read online that she was taken to the hospital with a head injury over the weekend.)
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By Ann Hornaday and Ann Hornaday,SUN FILM CRITIC | February 24, 1998
With the whimsy of classic French romantic farce, the composition of fine photography and the magnificent backdrop of the African countryside, Burkina Faso filmmaker Idrissa Ouedraogo created his version of the crime-doesn't-pay parable in "Samba Traore," his classic 1993 film.Starring the quietly magnetic Bakary Sangare as the title character, "Samba Traore" wraps up the African film series at the Orpheum Cinema in Fells Point with sweetness, straightforwardness and style.The action commences when Samba Traore becomes involved in a gas station hold-up.
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By Julie Rothman, Special to The Baltimore Sun | December 15, 2011
As "Barbecue Bible" author Steven Raichlen points out in "Raichlen's Tailgating! 31 Righteous Recipes for On-the-Go Grilling," his latest ebook, "Long before NASCAR and the Super Bowl, there was tailgating. This distinctly American institution dates back to 1869, and probably earlier, when Rutgers and Princeton played their first intercollegiate football game. Students gathered before the contest to drink and socialize, so legend goes, serving their picnics on the lowered tailgates of horse-drawn wagons.
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March 17, 1998
Tim Maia, 55, an unconventional musician who was acclaimed the king of Brazilian soul music, died Sunday in Rio de Janeiro, Brazil, from a generalized infection. He was known for an energetic style of vocal soul samba, using his raspy trademark voice.Marvin A. Davis, 87, who helped plan Disney theme parks and won an Emmy for art direction, died Sunday in Santa Monica, Calif.Pub Date: 3/17/98
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July 19, 2000
David Blechman, 76, a co-founder of the nutritional supplement company Twinlab Corp., died July 7 in New York from complications from heart bypass surgery. He founded Twinlab, based in Ronkonkoma, N.Y., with his wife, Jean. He named the company for their two sets of twin sons. The Blechmans later had a fifth son. The entire family worked for the company, which was started in 1968 with a liquid protein product. Today the company markets herbs, minerals, sports nutrition products and vitamins, and has worldwide sales of more than $300 million annually.
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By J.D. Considine | January 15, 1993
Merely reading about great sax isn't enough; in this case, hearing really is believing. So here are 20 of the greatest soprano, alto, tenor and baritone solos ever."
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By Los Angeles Times | June 7, 1991
LOS ANGELES -- Jazz saxophonist Stan Getz, who set off the bossa nova rage of the early 1960s, reviving a career that was almost shattered by drugs a decade earlier, died at his Malibu home yesterday.The noted 64-year-old musician had been in and out of St. John's Hospital and Health Center in suburban Santa Monica for treatment in a battle with liver cancer over about five years, his son, Steve, said.With his feather-light, seemingly effortless style, Mr. Getz had been a major jazz figure almost from the first, as a teen-age sideman with various big swing bands in the 1940s.
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By Aaron Curtiss and Aaron Curtiss,LOS ANGELES TIMES | July 30, 2001
Arthur Murray I ain't, so a session with Konami's Dance Dance Revolution for Sony PlayStation was somewhere between hilarious and tragic, bringing back painful memories of junior high dances. Only it was also a heck of a lot more fun. Originally designed for the arcades, Dance Dance Revolution is the perfect title for the home and perhaps one of the best party games ever written. Like Samba de Amigo and Parappa the Rapper before it, Dance Dance Revolution requires players to dance to the music and match the moves of on-screen characters who really know how to cut a virtual rug. Although the game can be played with the standard PlayStation controller, the only way to get the full effect of Dance Dance Revolution is to shell out an additional $30 for the dance pad. It's a giant plastic throw rug with arrows imprinted to the left, right, front and back.
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July 1, 2004
NOW OR NEVER Celebrate Independence Day with a 6K road race along Dundalk's 4th of July parade route. The race begins Saturday at 7 a.m. at the Community College of Baltimore County, Dundalk campus, and finishes on Liberty Parkway. Registration is $25 on race day, starting at 6 a.m. Event proceeds will benefit Johns Hopkins Bayview Medical Center's community-health-care programs in East Baltimore. CCBC Dundalk is at 7200 Sollers Point Road. Call 410-377-8882. -- Sarah Breitenbach COMING UP The Can Company of Canton continues its Free First Friday series tomorrow with the soca and samba stylings of Mambo Combo.
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By Sam Sessa and Sam Sessa,Sun Reporter | April 21, 2008
Mario is exhausted. Juggling his R&B career and intense rehearsals for ABC's hit show Dancing With the Stars has left the Baltimore native drained, he said. This past week, he has only been able to practice his dancing routine with partner Karina Smirnoff six hours a day instead of his regular eight to 12 hours. And the pressure is on. "It's starting to get down to the wire," he said. "You've got the last couple of people about to get to the finals pretty soon. This is where I want to be at my best."
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April 16, 2006
HERBIE HANCOCK: POSSIBILITIES / / Magnolia Home Entertainment / / $26.98 Throughout his career, spanning more than 40 years, Herbie Hancock has always resisted being pegged as one type of artist. At his core, he's a jazz man, composer of such standards as 1962's "Watermelon Man" and 1965's "Maiden Voyage." But like his former boss, Miles Davis, the Chi-Town native is a restless musical spirit whose scope includes bold, shifting elements of various genres. Classical, pop, bop, hip-hop, funk, R&B, the blues, folk, samba -- all have been explored and dismantled at different times in Hancock's music.
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August 24, 2005
Keter Betts, 77, a veteran jazz bassist who spent more than two decades accompanying Ella Fitzgerald and played a role in bringing the bossa nova to the United States, died Aug. 6 at his home in Silver Spring. Best known for his work with singers, Mr. Betts always said that he was more interested in providing support for other performers than in being in the spotlight; he did not record an album as a leader until he was almost 70. His association with Ms. Fitzgerald began in the mid-1960s, became full time in 1968 and continued until her retirement in 1993.
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By Annie Linskey and Annie Linskey,SUN STAFF | October 14, 2004
This city revels in odd combinations -- we've got a sushi/gelato/round-the-clock breakfast joint, a local punk band led by a NASA engineer; and, well, John Waters. So, Los Angeles-based Ozomatli -- with a sound that blends hip-hop, funk, punk, Middle Eastern, African and Latin influences -- ought to be right at home. (One song on its new album is called "Believe.") The band swings through the area this week, with shows at the Electric Factory in Philadelphia tomorrow, the Birchmere in Alexandria, Va., on Saturday and the Recher Theatre in Towson on Monday.
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July 1, 2004
NOW OR NEVER Celebrate Independence Day with a 6K road race along Dundalk's 4th of July parade route. The race begins Saturday at 7 a.m. at the Community College of Baltimore County, Dundalk campus, and finishes on Liberty Parkway. Registration is $25 on race day, starting at 6 a.m. Event proceeds will benefit Johns Hopkins Bayview Medical Center's community-health-care programs in East Baltimore. CCBC Dundalk is at 7200 Sollers Point Road. Call 410-377-8882. -- Sarah Breitenbach COMING UP The Can Company of Canton continues its Free First Friday series tomorrow with the soca and samba stylings of Mambo Combo.
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By Aaron Curtiss and Aaron Curtiss,LOS ANGELES TIMES | July 30, 2001
Arthur Murray I ain't, so a session with Konami's Dance Dance Revolution for Sony PlayStation was somewhere between hilarious and tragic, bringing back painful memories of junior high dances. Only it was also a heck of a lot more fun. Originally designed for the arcades, Dance Dance Revolution is the perfect title for the home and perhaps one of the best party games ever written. Like Samba de Amigo and Parappa the Rapper before it, Dance Dance Revolution requires players to dance to the music and match the moves of on-screen characters who really know how to cut a virtual rug. Although the game can be played with the standard PlayStation controller, the only way to get the full effect of Dance Dance Revolution is to shell out an additional $30 for the dance pad. It's a giant plastic throw rug with arrows imprinted to the left, right, front and back.
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By Sam Sessa and Sam Sessa,Sun Reporter | April 21, 2008
Mario is exhausted. Juggling his R&B career and intense rehearsals for ABC's hit show Dancing With the Stars has left the Baltimore native drained, he said. This past week, he has only been able to practice his dancing routine with partner Karina Smirnoff six hours a day instead of his regular eight to 12 hours. And the pressure is on. "It's starting to get down to the wire," he said. "You've got the last couple of people about to get to the finals pretty soon. This is where I want to be at my best."
NEWS
August 24, 2005
Keter Betts, 77, a veteran jazz bassist who spent more than two decades accompanying Ella Fitzgerald and played a role in bringing the bossa nova to the United States, died Aug. 6 at his home in Silver Spring. Best known for his work with singers, Mr. Betts always said that he was more interested in providing support for other performers than in being in the spotlight; he did not record an album as a leader until he was almost 70. His association with Ms. Fitzgerald began in the mid-1960s, became full time in 1968 and continued until her retirement in 1993.
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July 19, 2000
David Blechman, 76, a co-founder of the nutritional supplement company Twinlab Corp., died July 7 in New York from complications from heart bypass surgery. He founded Twinlab, based in Ronkonkoma, N.Y., with his wife, Jean. He named the company for their two sets of twin sons. The Blechmans later had a fifth son. The entire family worked for the company, which was started in 1968 with a liquid protein product. Today the company markets herbs, minerals, sports nutrition products and vitamins, and has worldwide sales of more than $300 million annually.
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By Lynn Anderson and Lynn Anderson,SUN STAFF | June 23, 2000
On bent knee, his arm outstretched, Mark Hiteshew proposed to a beautiful cockroach this week as part of an inaugural foreign-language summer camp sponsored by the Baltimore County school system. Mark, 13, and 29 other middle and high school students paid $100 each to polish their Spanish language skills during a weeklong camp at the Essex campus of the Community College of Baltimore County. Mark, a pupil at Catonsville Middle School, dropped to his knee for his role in a fanciful production of "La Cucarachita Bonita," a fable that the students will present in Spanish to their parents today, the last day of the language camp.
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