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By Anna Kaplan and Anna Kaplan,SUN STAFF | April 30, 2003
Baltimoreans know they don't have to go far to find talent in this city, but it's always pleasing to see the world at large recognize Charm City's jewels. Now, CBS' Star Search is finding new talent where we always knew it existed. The show's May 14 finals will feature Baltimore's Lisa Mack in the adult singer category. The 34-year-old Charles Village resident won the preliminary competition on April 4 with Patti LaBelle's "Lady Marmalade" and the semifinals on April 11 with "Believe in Yourself" from The Wiz. Her voice is deep and resonant while her shock of orange hair sets the stage ablaze.
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April 16, 2008
School. Track. Junior Days. Spring games. SATs. Official visits. Summer workouts. The start of the 2008 football season. Narrowing the list of colleges to five. Going for another state football championship. Making a college choice. Over the next 10 months, that's my schedule. Go to school and track practice five days a week. I've been visiting some schools for their Junior Days - which is when colleges invite some of the top junior football players in the country. I try to ask them as many questions about their school as possible.
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By Orlando Sentinel | October 9, 1992
Backstage at Disney-MGM Studios, Ed McMahon is sitting on his dressing room couch, barefoot and relaxed in an open neck denim shirt and white slacks.He is waxing merrily about a TV commercial he would like to produce with Disney in which he would skip lightly through the Disney-MGM Studios arch with Minnie Mouse.The announcer, he says in his rich and familiar baritone, will be exclaiming: "Disney World and 'Star Search,' they go hand in hand!"Forget his 34 years with Johnny Carson -- four as an announcer on Mr. Carson's "Who Do You Trust?"
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By Sam Sessa | September 8, 2005
Where: Versacchi Studio 5, 25 Crossroads Drive, Suite 190, Owings Mills When: Noon-6 p.m. tomorrow Why: Skip out on work early tomorrow and get some primping tips for the weekend. Employees will offer free skin, makeup, beauty and hair suggestions. See art, jewelry, body-painted models and a fashion show. Also, listen to music by Wesley McDonogh and Lisa Mack from Star Search. Information: 410-654-4401, www.versacchistudio5.com. Admission: Free.
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By Sam Sessa | September 8, 2005
Where: Versacchi Studio 5, 25 Crossroads Drive, Suite 190, Owings Mills When: Noon-6 p.m. tomorrow Why: Skip out on work early tomorrow and get some primping tips for the weekend. Employees will offer free skin, makeup, beauty and hair suggestions. See art, jewelry, body-painted models and a fashion show. Also, listen to music by Wesley McDonogh and Lisa Mack from Star Search. Information: 410-654-4401, www.versacchistudio5.com. Admission: Free.
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By TaNoah V. Sterling and TaNoah V. Sterling,Sun Staff Writer | September 30, 1994
Michele Wiles has won about 150 dance awards in her young career, but until this month the search had eluded her -- Ed McMahon's "Star Search," that is.Two weeks ago, the 14-year-old ballerina from Lake Shore Drive traveled to the Disney/MGM studios in Orlando, Fla., to compete in the televised talent show."
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By Howard Henry Chen and Howard Henry Chen,Sun Staff Writer | August 1, 1994
If you think you can sing, dance, or tell a funnier joke than the old stalwarts you see on television now, break out the sequins and the tights: Ed McMahon's "Star Search" is coming to town.You won't be able to audition today, but you can meet Mr. McMahon. He's touring the country to drum up support for the 12th season of "Star Search" and will be in Owings Mills from 4 p.m. to 7 p.m. today at Boston Chicken, 10237 Reisterstown Road. He'll be touting the changes on his show and will be choosing the winner of a trip for two to Walt Disney World in Orlando, Fla.His Baltimore-area stop is one leg of a 35-city national tour designed to stir interest in the show, which has been revamped with a new set, a new format and a new segment host: former MTV VJ Martha Quinn.
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By SYLVIA BADGER | September 2, 1992
Ed McMahon, resplendent in black slacks, white shirt with black tie and a bright red double-breasted blazer, charmed one and all at the WNUV-Channel 54 luncheon last week. He was here to help launch the station's fall lineup, which includes his new Monday-through-Friday "Ed McMahon Star Search" show.We were part of a 13-city promotion tour he's making with his publicist, Jayne Wallace, and his wife, Pam. That's a tough schedule for his Pritikin diet and even worse for his beer JTC advertisers, now that he's drinking non-alcoholic beer.
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By Kerry O'Rourke and Kerry O'Rourke,Staff Writer | August 30, 1992
Crowds of people went to the Maryland State Fair yesterday to lick an ice-cream cone, twirl on the Ferris wheel or pet a Holstein, and 240 of them went because they want to be famous.One was Strawberry, a 28-year-old Northwest Baltimore woman who had 30 seconds to prove herself as a comedienne during an audition for the TV show "Star Search," with Ed McMahon as host, which is seen locally on WNUV TV 54.Sheila Gaskins -- who explained her stage name saying, "As in vanilla, chocolate and . . ."
FEATURES
By Orlando Sentinel | January 8, 2004
Here's a sampling of reality show premieres on the horizon: The Surreal Life (The WB, 9 p.m. Sunday): Or what it would be like if Tammy Faye Messner shared a house with porn star Ron Jeremy and Baywatch alumna Traci Bingham. American Chopper (Discovery Channel, 10 p.m. Monday): A second season follows the motorcycle-making family. America's Next Top Model (UPN, 9 p.m. Tuesday): Tyra Banks puts a new crop of hopefuls through maneuvers to see who is best suited for the runway. The Bachelorette (ABC, 9 p.m. Jan. 14)
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By Sandy Alexander and Sandy Alexander,SUN STAFF | April 15, 2005
In Howard County, more than 100 artistic organizations and many more individuals pursue their visions in music, dance, paint, sculpture and other media. But once a year, the Howard County Arts Council brings the artistic community together under one roof to celebrate and to raise funds for grants and other programs. Tomorrow night at Jim Rouse Theatre in Columbia, musical and dance performances and a silent auction of visual art will be highlights of the annual Celebration of the Arts gala benefit.
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By Orlando Sentinel | January 8, 2004
Here's a sampling of reality show premieres on the horizon: The Surreal Life (The WB, 9 p.m. Sunday): Or what it would be like if Tammy Faye Messner shared a house with porn star Ron Jeremy and Baywatch alumna Traci Bingham. American Chopper (Discovery Channel, 10 p.m. Monday): A second season follows the motorcycle-making family. America's Next Top Model (UPN, 9 p.m. Tuesday): Tyra Banks puts a new crop of hopefuls through maneuvers to see who is best suited for the runway. The Bachelorette (ABC, 9 p.m. Jan. 14)
ENTERTAINMENT
August 24, 2003
NEW YORK -- Television's most popular program, CSI: Crime Scene Investigation, is also its least family-friendly, a TV watchdog group says. The Parents Television Council criticized the CBS drama this past week for stories about cannibalism, S&M sex clubs and snuff films. What's worse is that CBS occasionally reruns the show at the 8 p.m. hour, when more children are likely to be watching, said Melissa Caldwell, research director for the 800,000-member organization that monitors sex and violence on TV. The group released its annual list of the best and worst prime-time shows Thursday.
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By Rashod D. Ollison and Rashod D. Ollison,SUN POP MUSIC CRITIC | August 14, 2003
Buddy Jewell was ready. His dues had been paid in full. But it seemed as if the country crooner with the perfect country star name would spend the rest of his life in the musical shadows. For nearly 20 years, with guitar in hand, he sang in honky tonks, at festivals, in a bizarre "shoot-out" show at Six Flags over Texas. He wrote songs, competed in local talent shows. In 1993, he won twice on Star Search and thought the exposure would give his stalled music career some gas. But nothing moved.
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By Sandy Alexander and Sandy Alexander,SUN STAFF | May 1, 2003
Ten performers did their best to win over the crowd at Jim Rouse Theatre in Columbia Saturday night, but Alicia Graf was the "Rising Star" of the evening, winning a $5,000 award after an original dance that showed her strength, grace and incredible flexibility. Inspired by the popularity of television's American Idol and Star Search, the Rising Star Competition was a new addition to the Howard County Arts Council's annual Celebration of the Arts fund-raiser. But this show focused on top-notch local talent in classical and modern dance, opera, jazz, comedy and musical theater.
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By Anna Kaplan and Anna Kaplan,SUN STAFF | April 30, 2003
Baltimoreans know they don't have to go far to find talent in this city, but it's always pleasing to see the world at large recognize Charm City's jewels. Now, CBS' Star Search is finding new talent where we always knew it existed. The show's May 14 finals will feature Baltimore's Lisa Mack in the adult singer category. The 34-year-old Charles Village resident won the preliminary competition on April 4 with Patti LaBelle's "Lady Marmalade" and the semifinals on April 11 with "Believe in Yourself" from The Wiz. Her voice is deep and resonant while her shock of orange hair sets the stage ablaze.
ENTERTAINMENT
August 24, 2003
NEW YORK -- Television's most popular program, CSI: Crime Scene Investigation, is also its least family-friendly, a TV watchdog group says. The Parents Television Council criticized the CBS drama this past week for stories about cannibalism, S&M sex clubs and snuff films. What's worse is that CBS occasionally reruns the show at the 8 p.m. hour, when more children are likely to be watching, said Melissa Caldwell, research director for the 800,000-member organization that monitors sex and violence on TV. The group released its annual list of the best and worst prime-time shows Thursday.
FEATURES
By Kevin Cowherd and Kevin Cowherd,SUN STAFF | April 26, 2000
The big blue tour bus roars up to the entrance of Golden Ring Mall and there's Ed McMahon in front, waving as if he's running for Congress. Cameras click. Felt-tip pens are readied for autographs. TV news crews scurry into position. The most famous TV sidekick in history steps onto the parking lot and flashes that dazzling, million-dollar smile, and for a brief moment this tired strip of eastern Baltimore County seems transformed into a slice of Beverly Hills. "How you doing?!" McMahon yells to the crowd of about three dozen there to greet him. Then he launches into a flurry of genial glad-handing and interview-giving.
SPORTS
By Edward Lee and Edward Lee,SUN STAFF | March 6, 2001
When a group of the best girls basketball players Maryland has to offer takes on a team from Pennsylvania next month, Anne Arundel County could be well represented. Among the 22 candidates who have been invited or have committed to trying out for the Maryland team on March 28-29 at Annapolis High are forwards Najmah Fauntleroy and Tracey Pucci and guard Catherine Gonzalez of defending Class 4A state champion Arundel; guard Lindsey Roche and center Alexandra Sullivan of county runner-up South River; guard Diana Davidson and forward Nikki Curtis of regional runner-up Broadneck; and forward Nicole Dailey of Meade.
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By Kevin Cowherd and Kevin Cowherd,SUN STAFF | April 26, 2000
The big blue tour bus roars up to the entrance of Golden Ring Mall and there's Ed McMahon in front, waving as if he's running for Congress. Cameras click. Felt-tip pens are readied for autographs. TV news crews scurry into position. The most famous TV sidekick in history steps onto the parking lot and flashes that dazzling, million-dollar smile, and for a brief moment this tired strip of eastern Baltimore County seems transformed into a slice of Beverly Hills. "How you doing?!" McMahon yells to the crowd of about three dozen there to greet him. Then he launches into a flurry of genial glad-handing and interview-giving.
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