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By Tim Smith, The Baltimore Sun | June 5, 2014
The timing couldn't be better. Just as "Sister Act," the musical based on the hit movie from 1992, rolled into Baltimore with habits flying and vocal cords pumping, Sister Cristina Scuccia was getting ready to win the "The Voice of Italy" TV competition with a wail through "What a Feeling" from "Flashdance. " Could singing nuns get any cuter? I confess that Sister Cristina's pushy styling leaves me cold, and I confess I expected "Sister Act" to leave me even colder. Well, shut my missal.
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By Tim Smith, The Baltimore Sun | June 5, 2014
The timing couldn't be better. Just as "Sister Act," the musical based on the hit movie from 1992, rolled into Baltimore with habits flying and vocal cords pumping, Sister Cristina Scuccia was getting ready to win the "The Voice of Italy" TV competition with a wail through "What a Feeling" from "Flashdance. " Could singing nuns get any cuter? I confess that Sister Cristina's pushy styling leaves me cold, and I confess I expected "Sister Act" to leave me even colder. Well, shut my missal.
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By Tim Smith, The Baltimore Sun | June 2, 2014
Singing nuns have always proved irresistible. There was the Belgian sensation who made "Dominique" a chart-topper in the 1960s, Today, there's Sister Cristina Scuccia, the Sicilian star of Italian TV and YouTube who belts out Alicia Keys songs, and the sweet-voiced, Missouri-based Benedictines of Mary, Queen of Apostles, whose CDs of Gregorian chant are best-sellers. And coming to Baltimore this week are some very vocal nuns who get into the habit of shaking up church services at Queen of Angels Cathedral in Philadelphia with the help of high-voltage songs.
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By Tim Smith, The Baltimore Sun | June 2, 2014
Singing nuns have always proved irresistible. There was the Belgian sensation who made "Dominique" a chart-topper in the 1960s, Today, there's Sister Cristina Scuccia, the Sicilian star of Italian TV and YouTube who belts out Alicia Keys songs, and the sweet-voiced, Missouri-based Benedictines of Mary, Queen of Apostles, whose CDs of Gregorian chant are best-sellers. And coming to Baltimore this week are some very vocal nuns who get into the habit of shaking up church services at Queen of Angels Cathedral in Philadelphia with the help of high-voltage songs.
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By Katie V. Jones | March 6, 2012
When Madison and Lucy Laudeman first started Irish dancing six years ago, the sisters went to a branch of Teelin School of Irish Dance that was located in Timonium. With its fun music and challenging routines, Irish dancing reeled them in and has remained a favorite activity for the whole family - younger sister Piper is now dancing - despite the fact that the school is now based in Columbia. "There was no getting out of it," said Mary Laudeman, their mother. "We were hooked.
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By Glenn Graham, The Baltimore Sun | October 27, 2010
Going into her junior year, Audrey Todd had already been part of two Interscholastic Athletic Association of Maryland A Conference tennis championships for Roland Park, sharing the first one with Bryn Mawr. Her third chance last week — when the Reds came away winners in the four-day tournament capped on Thursday — was even more special. Also in the middle of the excitement was Audrey's younger sister, Ava, a freshman who made an instant impact. Audrey won at No. 1 singles — avenging her only loss of the season by defeating McDonogh's Kristina Centenari, 7-5, 6-4 to finish 8-1 — and Ava finished the season 9-0 at No. 2 singles by beating St. Paul's Marta Cherpak, 6-0, 6-1. Audrey, who also plays varsity lacrosse at Roland Park, and Ava are both 'A' students at Roland Park.
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By Stephen Hunter and Stephen Hunter,Film Critic | May 29, 1992
Whoopi Goldberg could probably light the state of Alaska in December all by her lonesome. She'd melt the glaciers, wake the bears, cause the salmon and the teen-agers to spawn. And she '' lights up the otherwise pallid "Sister Act" just as ferociously.This movie is really a Whoopi-cushion. Primitive, unsophisticated, utterly predictable, it simply offers a pretext for Whoopi magic, and it's at its worst when it's laboring wheezily to set its star up. The plot mechanics desperately need a lube job.Whoopi plays a slightly tarnished Reno lounge singer named Deloris Von Cartier, with a big voice, tall hair and a wardrobe that's a nova of glitter, sequin and joyous bad taste; she's a clone of a Xerox of a fax of a photo of a sketch of Diana Ross, just barely riding a wave of Motown nostalgia to cling to a gig in the slums of showbiz.
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By Stephen Hunter and Stephen Hunter,Film Critic | May 29, 1992
Whoopi Goldberg could probably light the state of Alaska in December all by her lonesome. She'd melt the glaciers, wake the bears, cause the salmon and the teen-agers to spawn. And she '' lights up the otherwise pallid "Sister Act" just as ferociously.This movie is really a Whoopi-cushion. Primitive, unsophisticated, utterly predictable, it simply offers a pretext for Whoopi magic, and it's at its worst when it's laboring wheezily to set its star up. The plot mechanics desperately need a lube job.Whoopi plays a slightly tarnished Reno lounge singer named Deloris Von Cartier, with a big voice, tall hair and a wardrobe that's a nova of glitter, sequin and joyous bad taste; she's a clone of a Xerox of a fax of a photo of a sketch of Diana Ross, just barely riding a wave of Motown nostalgia to cling to a gig in the slums of showbiz.
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By Mary Carole McCauley and Mary Carole McCauley,Sun Reporter | September 17, 2006
There once were two sisters. One was a pioneer and an adventurer, while the other was a homebody. One was outspoken and fierce, while the other was peace-loving and quiet. The sisters grew up together in Baltimore. They went their separate ways as adults, only to join forces again late in life. Together, they made an indelible contribution to the local arts scene. Their names were Claribel and Etta Cone. And their names are Naomi Greenberg-Slovin and Vivienne Shub.
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October 26, 2006
Whoopi Goldberg Comedian Whoopi Goldberg comes to Baltimore, making her first appearance at the Lyric Opera House on Saturday night at 8. Goldberg's portfolio includes her Oscar-winning performance in Ghost, and roles in The Color Purple and Sister Act. Tickets are $65. The Lyric is at 140 W. Mount Royal Ave. Call 410-685-5086 or go to lyricoperahouse.com. On Sunday night at 7, she's at DAR Constitution Hall, 18th and D streets Northwest, Washington. Tickets are $45-$67.50. Tickets for both shows are available through Ticketmaster at 410-547-SEAT or ticketmaster.
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By Katie V. Jones | March 6, 2012
When Madison and Lucy Laudeman first started Irish dancing six years ago, the sisters went to a branch of Teelin School of Irish Dance that was located in Timonium. With its fun music and challenging routines, Irish dancing reeled them in and has remained a favorite activity for the whole family - younger sister Piper is now dancing - despite the fact that the school is now based in Columbia. "There was no getting out of it," said Mary Laudeman, their mother. "We were hooked.
SPORTS
By Glenn Graham, The Baltimore Sun | October 27, 2010
Going into her junior year, Audrey Todd had already been part of two Interscholastic Athletic Association of Maryland A Conference tennis championships for Roland Park, sharing the first one with Bryn Mawr. Her third chance last week — when the Reds came away winners in the four-day tournament capped on Thursday — was even more special. Also in the middle of the excitement was Audrey's younger sister, Ava, a freshman who made an instant impact. Audrey won at No. 1 singles — avenging her only loss of the season by defeating McDonogh's Kristina Centenari, 7-5, 6-4 to finish 8-1 — and Ava finished the season 9-0 at No. 2 singles by beating St. Paul's Marta Cherpak, 6-0, 6-1. Audrey, who also plays varsity lacrosse at Roland Park, and Ava are both 'A' students at Roland Park.
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By Sports Digest | April 9, 2010
Sisters Lauren and Allison Terry combined to score nine goals, six and three, respectively, and goalie Emily Langton made five saves as the host College of Notre Dame lacrosse team shut out Rosemont, 17-0. Lauren Terry opened the scoring with back-to-back goals in the first 1:26 of play for the Gators (3-6, 2-3 Colonial States Athletic Conference). Men: CCBC-Essex, No. 1 in the National Junior College Athletic Association's latest poll, will play host to No. 2 Nassau on Sunday at noon.
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By Diane Pucin and Diane Pucin,Tribune Newspapers | September 3, 2009
NEW YORK - -Serena Williams took only 53 minutes and committed only nine unforced errors in her 6-1, 6-1 second-round victory over 51st-ranked Melinda Czink of Hungary. It was an emphatic win, and it prompted Serena to do a little happy dance when it was over. That was in contrast to earlier in the day, when Venus Williams played her second-round match with her left knee heavily taped. That didn't stop third-seeded Venus from dispatching 124th-ranked Bethanie Mattek-Sands, 6-4, 6-2, and moving closer to an anticipated fourth-round encounter with 2005 Open champion Kim Clijsters.
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October 26, 2006
Whoopi Goldberg Comedian Whoopi Goldberg comes to Baltimore, making her first appearance at the Lyric Opera House on Saturday night at 8. Goldberg's portfolio includes her Oscar-winning performance in Ghost, and roles in The Color Purple and Sister Act. Tickets are $65. The Lyric is at 140 W. Mount Royal Ave. Call 410-685-5086 or go to lyricoperahouse.com. On Sunday night at 7, she's at DAR Constitution Hall, 18th and D streets Northwest, Washington. Tickets are $45-$67.50. Tickets for both shows are available through Ticketmaster at 410-547-SEAT or ticketmaster.
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By Katherine Dunn and Katherine Dunn,Sun Reporter | October 11, 2006
Not too many people were happy last season when Kenwood and Eastern Tech's girls soccer teams tied, 1-1. Jeff and Tammi Kobal, however, couldn't have asked for better. They had a daughter on each team - Amber, a Kenwood defender, and Courtney, an Eastern Tech striker. This season, the Kobals haven't worried about neutrality. Courtney transferred to Kenwood and now both girls, along with their youngest sister Brittany, are starting for the Bluebirds. For Amber, a senior, having her sisters on the team is a great way to finish her high school career.
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By Los Angeles Daily News | June 16, 1992
...6TC The blistering summer movie box-office pace cooled a bit last weekend, with about 15 percent of the previous weekend's audience deciding to wait for Friday's release of "Batman Returns.""Patriot Games" remained at the top of the chart in its second weekend, earning $11.2 million, or 61 percent of its opening frame's intake. The new spy thriller has accumulated $36.5 million in 10 days of release. It looks much more solid than the quick flame-out "Alien 3" (which spent its fourth weekend in seventh place, with $46.6 million to date)
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By Doug Brown and Doug Brown,Sun Staff Writer | September 27, 1994
At Severna Park, the latest version of the Sister Act is playing.Never mind Whoopi Goldberg, who played the impish, irreverent nun in the movie of that name. Severna Park's Sister Act consists of five pairs of sisters, including two sets of identical twins, on the 38-girl soccer squad.Jen Kaupa, a senior midfielder, can see similarities between what Goldberg did in bringing a choir together to sing harmoniously and the Falcons, who have won three state championships since 1988."Whoopi pulled all those people together," said Kaupa, whose sister, freshman Lisa, is a junior-varsity defenseman.
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By Katherine Dunn and Lem Satterfield and Katherine Dunn and Lem Satterfield,SUN STAFF | April 27, 2004
When Dulaney freshman Katie Moelter pitched a perfect game against Milford Mill Thursday, her big sister, Sarah Moelter, bragged about it to all her friends. Then Sarah went out the next day and threw a perfect game at Dundalk. "It was kind of cool that we got back-to-back perfect games," said Katie. "I know how hard it is to get just one." Sarah, a sophomore, agreed their feat was rare. "A perfect game means nobody reaches base, so even an error messes it up," she said. "My teammates really helped me, because there were some close plays, but they got the people out."
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