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September 18, 2006
Concert Smokey Robinson At 8 tonight, singer-songwriter Smokey Robinson brings his Timeless Love Tour to Mont gomery College's Robert E. Pa rilla Performing Arts Center, 51 Mannakee St., Rockville. Tickets are $73-$75. Call 301-279-5301.
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By Amy Watts and For The Baltimore Sun | September 17, 2014
Thanks to a DVR issue, I missed the first 13 minutes of the recording. The first thing I find out is that Betsey Johnson and Tony Dovolani are the first couple in jeopardy. Then we get a montage of the female contestants explaining why they came on the show. It has annoying on-screen graphics. Still not in love with the new showrunner's ideas. Today I was relieved to find out that I wasn't the only one who thought the direction on last night's show was atrocious, with random cutaways, accidental shots of the crew, and poor time management that meant all the judges didn't get to speak.
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October 21, 2004
Smokey Robinson and Gladys Knight / Constitution Hall They're both Motown legends, each with a list of hits that runs forever. Smokey Robinson and Gladys Knight will revisit their classics at Constitution Hall, 18th and D Streets N.W. in Washington, Saturday and Sunday nights. Both shows start at 7 and tickets are $66. To purchase, call Ticketmaster at 410-547-SEAT or visit www.ticketmaster.com. The Nighthawks and the Kelly Bell Band / Funk Box The Nighthawks and the Kelly Bell Band rock and roll it at the Funk Box, 8-10 E. Cross Street, Saturday night at 8. Tickets, available through Ticketmaster, are $10. Patty Loveless / Birchmere Country queen Patty Loveless plays the Birchmere, 3701 Mt. Vernon Ave. in Alexandria, Va., Wednesday night at 7:30.
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By David Zurawik and The Baltimore Sun | September 14, 2014
"Great Performances," the PBS showcase of American performing arts, came to town for the Star-Spangled Spectacular concert at Pier Six Saturday night and showed how to make great, live television. On paper, the lineup of talent for the concert celebrating the bicentennial of the national anthem was a very mixed bag: Melissa Etheridge, Denyce Graves-Montgomery, Little Big Town, Smokey Robinson, Kenny Rogers, Kristin Chenoweth, Jordin Sparks, Pentatonix, Paulo Szot, Train, The Navy Band Sea Chanters and the Baltimore Symphony Orchestra under the direction of Marin Alsop.
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August 28, 1995
Ronnie White, 57, who with Smokey Robinson was one of the founders of the Motown group the Miracles and who wrote with Mr. Robinson the songs "My Girl" and "My Guy," died Saturday at a Detroit hospital of an undisclosed cause.Mr. White, Mr. Robinson, Bobby Rogers, Pete Moore and Claudette Rogers founded the Matadors in 1955 while in high school in Detroit. They later became known as the Miracles and, after 1967, as Smokey Robinson and the Miracles. The group was among the first that Berry Gordy signed to his Motown record label.
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October 12, 2000
Just announced "Back to School" tour, featuring the Deftones, Incubus and Taproot, will be held Nov. 26 at the Patriot Center. Tickets go on sale at 10 a.m. Saturday. Call 410-481-SEAT. Ticket watch Tickets are still available for: Folk musicians David Grisman, John Hartford and Mike Seeger at the Gordon Center for Performing Arts Oct. 19. Call 410-356-7469. Alan Jackson and Clay Walker at the Baltimore Arena Oct. 21. Call 410-481-SEAT. Jazz saxophonist Gato Barbieri at the Morris A. Mechanic Theatre Oct. 26. Call 410-481-SEAT.
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By Mary Corey and Mary Corey,SUN STAFF | April 25, 1996
There's nothing like a new job to give you a wake-up call about your wardrobe. Just ask Karen Bond.Before she took over as executive director of Baltimore Educational Scholarship Trust, a nonprofit for economically disadvantaged African-American students, she took stock of her style.The casual pants and ultra-conservative dresses had to go.She opted instead for a sleek, yet still sensible look that will get its first real try-out Sunday at the Meyerhoff at a BEST benefit featuring Smokey Robinson.
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By Karin Remesch | March 30, 2000
Banjo music, all day long Take your banjo to the Maryland Hall for the Creative Arts, 801 Chase St., Annapolis, Saturday for 14 hours of instruction, music and demonstrations. Activities start at 9 a.m. with workshops for beginning to advanced players. The afternoon program includes a free concert at 2 p.m. with the United States Navy Band, Country Current, Mike Seeger, Dwight Diller and Ken Perlman. And an 8 p.m. concert features such banjo greats as Pete Seeger, Mike Seeger, Reed Martin, Ira Gitlin and Ross Nickerson.
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By David M. Graves | October 10, 2002
Smokey Robinson at Morgan Smokey Robinson & the Miracles lighted up the charts with their Motown hits "Shop Around," "Ooo Baby Baby" and "Tracks of My Tears." And when the soulful lead singer ventured out on a solo career in 1972, he kept the fire burning with such hits as "Cruisin" and "Being With You." You can catch the Rock and Roll Hall of famer singing his golden oldies (and his newer tunes, too) at Morgan State University's Murphy Fine Arts Center, 2201 Argonne Drive, Saturday at 8 p.m. Tickets are $35-$55.
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By J.D. Considine and J.D. Considine,Pop Music Critic | November 1, 1992
"Singles are the essence of rock and roll," writes Dave Mars in the introduction to his book, "The Heart of Rock & Soul." As he rightly points out, singles are "the stuff of our everyday conversations and debates about music, the totems that trigger our memories." And anyone who has ever been riveted by a song on the radio, or transported by unexpectedly hearing a favorite ,, oldie knows exactly what he means.As such, it would be hard to imagine a better synopsis of the Motown era than the one provided by "Hitsville U.S.A."
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By Rashod D. Ollison and Rashod D. Ollison,Sun Pop Music Critic | March 15, 2007
When she saw Aretha Franklin step out of the limousine in a full-length chinchilla coat, Bettye LaVette told herself, "Maybe it'll happen for me." The newly crowned Queen of Soul had just topped the pop charts with her legendary 1967 hit "Respect." She was in Detroit playing Cobo Hall, and LaVette, a 21-year-old struggling singer with a five-year-old hit behind her, had come to see the Rev. C.L. Franklin's daughter. LaVette watched many of the neighborhood kids - Smokey Robinson, Diana Ross, Stevie Wonder - become superstars while her career foundered.
FEATURES
September 18, 2006
Concert Smokey Robinson At 8 tonight, singer-songwriter Smokey Robinson brings his Timeless Love Tour to Mont gomery College's Robert E. Pa rilla Performing Arts Center, 51 Mannakee St., Rockville. Tickets are $73-$75. Call 301-279-5301.
SPORTS
By LAURA VECSEY | February 6, 2005
THIS IS HOW you know you live in one of the great American sports cities, where home-team loyalties run deeper - and far wider - than the Inner Harbor: In the flood of e-mails decrying my overzealous whacking of Sammy Sosa last week, one writer took particular exception to my use of the lyrics from the hit song, "Love Machine," especially the part where I suggested Sosa is a "Love Machine" and he won't work for nobody but ... Peter Angelos, the Orioles...
ENTERTAINMENT
October 21, 2004
Smokey Robinson and Gladys Knight / Constitution Hall They're both Motown legends, each with a list of hits that runs forever. Smokey Robinson and Gladys Knight will revisit their classics at Constitution Hall, 18th and D Streets N.W. in Washington, Saturday and Sunday nights. Both shows start at 7 and tickets are $66. To purchase, call Ticketmaster at 410-547-SEAT or visit www.ticketmaster.com. The Nighthawks and the Kelly Bell Band / Funk Box The Nighthawks and the Kelly Bell Band rock and roll it at the Funk Box, 8-10 E. Cross Street, Saturday night at 8. Tickets, available through Ticketmaster, are $10. Patty Loveless / Birchmere Country queen Patty Loveless plays the Birchmere, 3701 Mt. Vernon Ave. in Alexandria, Va., Wednesday night at 7:30.
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By RASHOD OLLISON | August 12, 2004
It's fitting that he would leave us in summer, that Rick James would die when the weather reflects the spirit of his classic music: bright and blisteringly hot. I have always associated Rick's music with the summers of my country childhood -- when my cousins and I used to do the snake, the gigolo and all the latest dances to "Give It to Me Baby," "Super Freak" and "Dance Wit' Me." My great-grandmother, Ma Rene, was hip. She kept a jukebox in the backroom of her house. And my cousins and I would fill it with quarters, punching the numbers for the Rick James records.
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By David M. Graves | October 10, 2002
Smokey Robinson at Morgan Smokey Robinson & the Miracles lighted up the charts with their Motown hits "Shop Around," "Ooo Baby Baby" and "Tracks of My Tears." And when the soulful lead singer ventured out on a solo career in 1972, he kept the fire burning with such hits as "Cruisin" and "Being With You." You can catch the Rock and Roll Hall of famer singing his golden oldies (and his newer tunes, too) at Morgan State University's Murphy Fine Arts Center, 2201 Argonne Drive, Saturday at 8 p.m. Tickets are $35-$55.
SPORTS
By LAURA VECSEY | February 6, 2005
THIS IS HOW you know you live in one of the great American sports cities, where home-team loyalties run deeper - and far wider - than the Inner Harbor: In the flood of e-mails decrying my overzealous whacking of Sammy Sosa last week, one writer took particular exception to my use of the lyrics from the hit song, "Love Machine," especially the part where I suggested Sosa is a "Love Machine" and he won't work for nobody but ... Peter Angelos, the Orioles...
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By Michael Anft and Michael Anft,Contributing Writer | July 7, 1993
Oh, for Jerry Wexler's resume.It includes: long-time partner during the glory years of Atlantic Records. Angel to Aretha Franklin. Producer for Ray Charles, Bob Dylan, Wilson Pickett, the Drifters and Willie Nelson. Author of the term "rhythm and blues" as a reporter for Billboard (thus replacing the loaded chart label for black music in the '40s, "race records").At the same time, Mr. Wexler, like so many careerists, allowed his family life to deteriorate into catastrophe. He lost an adult daughter to AIDS, having long denied the extent of her drug problem.
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By Jaimee Rose and Jaimee Rose,Sun Staff | July 12, 2001
There are two rules that will ensure a wonderful weekend at event-packed Artscape, this Friday through Sunday. Rule No. 1: Eat funnel cake. Rule No. 2: Admit that it's impossible to do it all. There are more than 60 music, theater and literary events and more than a dozen art shows scheduled for the popular annual festival, not to mention the many market stalls competing for your cash and attention. There will be performances by Smokey Robinson and Etta James, Hugh Masekela and Koko Taylor.
ENTERTAINMENT
October 12, 2000
Just announced "Back to School" tour, featuring the Deftones, Incubus and Taproot, will be held Nov. 26 at the Patriot Center. Tickets go on sale at 10 a.m. Saturday. Call 410-481-SEAT. Ticket watch Tickets are still available for: Folk musicians David Grisman, John Hartford and Mike Seeger at the Gordon Center for Performing Arts Oct. 19. Call 410-356-7469. Alan Jackson and Clay Walker at the Baltimore Arena Oct. 21. Call 410-481-SEAT. Jazz saxophonist Gato Barbieri at the Morris A. Mechanic Theatre Oct. 26. Call 410-481-SEAT.
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