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SPORTS
By Dan Connolly and Dan Connolly,dan.connolly@baltsun.com | May 9, 2009
Only Alex Rodriguez, major league baseball's $275 million lightning rod, could have completed the impressive daily double in Friday's first inning at Camden Yards. The New York Yankees' controversial third baseman, making his season debut after March hip surgery and an offseason confession that he once took performance-enhancing drugs, stepped to the plate to a rousing chorus of boos. For several moments, the palpable hatred was louder, incredibly, than the venomous Bronx cheers reserved especially for Yankees first baseman, Maryland native and alleged turncoat Mark Teixeira.
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ENTERTAINMENT
By Sam Sessa and Sam Sessa,sam.sessa@baltsun.com | February 5, 2009
Fame and success came fast for comedian Gallagher. His third-ever gig as a comic was opening for country music legend Kenny Rogers in Dallas in front of 17,000 people, he recalls. Audiences loved his colorful clothing and trademark watermelon bashing, and his TV series and specials made him a smash hit (pun intended). Nearly 30 years since his explosive start, Gallagher is still bashing fruit and making snappy remarks about society. The clubs are smaller and so are the crowds, but that barely puts a dent in Gallagher's gusto.
SPORTS
By MIKE PRESTON | November 17, 2008
EAST RUTHERFORD, N.J. - It wasn't surprising that the New York Giants beat the Ravens yesterday, but how they beat them. In a match up between two smash-mouth football teams, the Giants delivered the most body shots, and several knockout blows in what was supposed to be a statement game for the Ravens. It was. "I was embarrassed," said Ravens defensive end Terrell Suggs. He should be. So should the entire offensive line, and inside linebackers Ray Lewis and Bart Scott. And defensive tackles Haloti Ngata and Justin Bannan.
ENTERTAINMENT
By Mary Carole McCauley and Mary Carole McCauley,mary.mccauley@baltsun.com | September 28, 2008
Beware of flying crockery. I'm pleased to report that no members of the audience were accidentally beheaded during a recent performance of Le Cabaret de Carmen. That would be carrying the quest for authenticity a bit too far. But at times, it was a close call. Most singers portraying the Gypsy siren Carmen use castanets when they dance. Sophie-Louise Roland uses shards of a plate that she obligingly shatters on stage. At one point, Roland flung her arm so vehemently over her head that a heavy metal bracelet flew off her arm and ricocheted against the wall.
NEWS
By John-John Williams IV | July 16, 2008
A 46-year-old man has been charged in a rash of "smash-and-grab" burglaries of Howard County businesses in recent months, police said yesterday. Marvin Eugene Harding, of no fixed address, was arrested without incident by Howard County detectives at a residence in the 1900 block of Frederick Road in Baltimore on June 30. Harding is charged with second-degree burglary in 16 incidents, police spokeswoman Sherry Llewellyn said, and additional charges are...
NEWS
By Mary Carole McCauley and Mary Carole McCauley,Sun Theater Critic | April 20, 2008
Hand that man a crown. John Waters, Baltimore's venerable Filth Elder, is extending his reign over Broadway. On Thursday, Waters will be represented by not one, but two Broadway musicals based on his movies. Cry-Baby will make its official debut; the musical is a romp set in 1950s Baltimore about love, class and the Rosenbergs. Nearby, Hairspray's Tracy Turnblad has been dancing her way to racial equality for five years. But, why stop at two shows? Waters has made 16 films. For instance, Hag In A Black Leather Jacket begs to be a ballet.
NEWS
By Arin Gencer and Arin Gencer,Sun reporter | December 15, 2007
At three different times in three different places, police in Carroll County discovered a similar scene in the wee hours: a convenience store rammed by a large vehicle and a missing ATM. This week, a multiagency effort resulted in the arrests of three men in one of the incidents: the Nov. 7 burglary and theft at a High's convenience store on Route 140 in Finksburg, said Maryland State Police. Rico A. Proctor, 19, of Capitol Heights, Bobby L. Proctor, 22, of Seat Pleasant and Dale K. Proctor, 39, of Washington were charged with burglary and automated-teller-machine theft, police said.
SPORTS
By Sandra McKee and Sandra McKee,Sun reporter | October 10, 2007
Hall of Fame player Pam Shriver did not mince words last night when asked about the four major organizations in professional tennis uniting to keep the sport free from gambling influences. "They have to do this," Shriver said. "In the late 1970s and 1980s, everyone banned together to keep drugs out of the game. The possibility of gambling influence is even worse. "It's not like drugs, where people say they didn't know they were taking something illegal. How do you accidentally let someone buy your result?
FEATURES
By Glenn Gamboa and Glenn Gamboa,Newsday | July 10, 2007
Let Billy Corgan think whatever he wants. If he wants to call teaming with drummer Jimmy Chamberlin, who has played with Corgan in the group Zwan and on his solo album, a Smashing Pumpkins reunion, that's fine, as long as it produces albums as potent as Zeitgeist (Reprise). On their current tour, which brings them to Pimlico to headline the Virgin Festival on Aug. 5, the Pumpkins are pairing tunes from their past and present. While Zeitgeist, which is out today, may not be as genre-defining as Siamese Dream or as ambitious as Mellon Collie and the Infinite Sadness (both on Virgin Records)
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