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By Dave Gilmore | May 17, 2012
Max Payne is back. Trading his badge for what appears to be a cushy gig in Brazil guarding socialites, our titular character seems to spends much of the game working on a pretty steady cocktail of booze and pills. In between the drunken hazes and flashbacks rests a gritty third-person shooter that tells a story unlike almost any other game out there. “Max Payne 3” is cinematic in the best ways possible, never wasting the player's time with a cutscene that doesn't mean something or keep the action moving.
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By David Zurawik and The Baltimore Sun | September 28, 2014
With Greg Gumbel and Trent Green as the CBS broadcast team on today's Ravens game, I was eager to see how Gumbel would fare without his old, gaffe-prone partner Dan Dierdorf. I figured Gumbel had to be better, right? Wrong. “Welcome back to an absolutely beautiful day in Baltimore, Maryland,” Gumbel said in his opening remarks as viewers saw an overhead shot of M&T Bank Stadium. “The sun is shining, the temperature is 78 degrees on this last day of September ...” Oops.
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By Mary Gail Hare and Mary Gail Hare,Staff writer | November 14, 1990
WESTMINSTER - When Jennifer Knox was 4, her father, John, gave her "a tiny, baby violin." She has been playing strings ever since.Now a junior at Westminster High School, Jennifer, who also plays French horn and piano, said she has long since graduated to bigger and better violins. Until a few years ago, though, she could find no suitable outlet for the instrument that is her first love.Jennifer Bankard, 17, shares her schoolmate's devotion to the string instrument. A senior who crams marching band and two part-time jobs into her schedule, she still manages about eight hours of violin practice a week.
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By Justin Fenton, The Baltimore Sun | August 28, 2014
Baltimore Police charged a man in connection with a recent string of robberies in the Southeastern District, one of which resulted in a man's being shot. Police said Najee Gray-Johnson, 20, was arrested on Aug. 22 for an armed robbery in the 200 block of S. East Ave., one of 12 robberies reported that day in the Southeastern District. On Aug. 18, in the unit block of S. Albemarle St., a man reported that he had been robbed by two persons while towing a 43-year-old man's car. The 43-year-old victim was shot in the forearm after he refused to comply with the robbers, who made off with an iPhone and a wallet, police said.
FEATURES
By Stephen Wigler and Stephen Wigler,Sun Music Critic | April 3, 1995
The best case for original instruments in yesterday's Pro Musica Rara concert at the Baltimore Museum of Art was made in its performance of Beethoven's Piano Quartet in E-flat (opus 16), which concluded the program.This work is really the Quintet for Piano and Winds in the composer's own arrangement for piano and strings. It is invariably believed thought much inferior to the original because -- compared to the version using winds -- the strings make opus 16 sound too homogenous, thus robbing it of color, and because the piano's sonority too easily swamps that of the violin, viola and cello.
SPORTS
Compiled from Inside Lacrosse reports and news services | September 13, 2012
A little over a month after its proposal to outlaw the motorcycle grip in men's lacrosse came under a firestorm of criticism, the NCAA announced Thursday that the grip will remain legal while also giving updates on other proposals. The next step in the process is a review by the Playing Rules Oversight Panel (PROP). The weeks since the original proposal last month have been what Rules Committee chairman Jon Hind described as the “reconsideration and consideration” phase, accepting feedback from those affected by the new proposalsand considering changes before submitting to PROP.
ENTERTAINMENT
By J.D. Considine and J.D. Considine,SUN MUSIC CRITIC | May 21, 2000
Let's talk cello. It has the deepest voice in the violin family, yet it can reach notes a coloratura soprano couldn't top. It is heard in orchestras and string quartets, alone in a recital hall or supporting other instruments in a small ensemble. Its warm, sonorous tone and wide range of inflection make it the instrument closest, in sound and expression, to the human voice. The cello was the instrument of Pablo Casals, Gregor Piatagorsky and Jacqueline DuPre, and is currently celebrated by the likes of Mstislav Rostropovich and Yo-Yo Ma. (Ma will be in Baltimore next week, chairing the World Cello Congress III.)
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By Lourdes Sullivan and Lourdes Sullivan,SPECIAL TO THE SUN | January 26, 2001
THIS WEEK marks the end of the second marking period - and the first semester - at some area schools. It's the midpoint in the academic year, a good time to catch up on school activities. On Jan. 18, the cafeteria at Bollman Bridge Elementary was standing room only as proud parents of beginning strings and band students attended the school's Winter Concert. Gifted and Talented Program resource teacher Dave Bond introduced a special group of performers: his hand drum ensemble. These children - fourth-graders Joe Clark and Britney Landolina, and fifth-graders Juliette Bell, Brittany Jenkins, Curtis Mitchell and Cecy Posada - attend school early once a week to learn drum techniques.
SPORTS
By Edward Lee and Edward Lee,Sun Staff Writer | July 31, 1994
It just wasn't Sean Hendricks' day to win.Hendricks broke the strings on both of his tennis rackets within a space of five minutes, played with a spectator's, reaggravated a pulled hamstring and groin muscle and lost to Lonnie Greene, 6-2, 6-2, in the men's open final of the 1994 Municipal City Championships yesterday."
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By Stephen Wigler and Stephen Wigler,Music Critic | February 19, 1992
Joseph Suk's "Asrael" Symphony is one of those death-driven, love-haunted Monumental pieces that every composer of stature (or who aspired to stature) seemed to be writing in the years before World War I. Some of the greatest and best-known are the symphonies of Mahler and the "Gurrelieder" of his student, Arnold Schoenberg.Last night in Meyerhoff Hall, the Royal Liverpool Philharmonic Orchestra and its Czech-born music director, Libor Pesek, brought us the Suk symphony -- which some critics claim approaches the heart-wrenching stature of the best post-romantic masterpieces.
SPORTS
By Jon Meoli and The Baltimore Sun | August 26, 2014
The Ravens' second-string offensive line, featuring a combination of rookies and former starters, will get its most extended playing time Thursday in the final preseason game against New Orleans. Despite some injuries and shuffling within the unit during the preseason, coach John Harbaugh said he's happy with the group's performance so far in the preseason. “I think our depth on our offensive line is at least as good as anybody else's,” Harbaugh said. “If you look around the league, it's hard to have ten starting offensive linemen on your roster.
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By Wesley Case and The Baltimore Sun | August 21, 2014
“You can get your hair wet, just stay in the shallow end, please,” said Dave Johnston to his daughter earlier this week from his Boulder, Colo., home. The banjoist and singer of the bluegrass act Yonder Mountain String Band was on dad duty, “trying to squeeze in some pool days before summer is gone.” Johnston, 40, knows tour season - which includes a headlining gig at Rams Head Live on Friday - is approaching. But this is nothing new for him or his bandmates, Adam Aijala (guitar, vocals)
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By Kevin Rector, The Baltimore Sun | April 1, 2014
If you notice orange lights, ribbons and banners on state highway vehicles and administrative buildings this month, consider them reminders to take extra care when driving through the hundreds of highway work zones popping up this spring and summer. As part of National Work Zone Awareness Month, the State Highway Administration is launching a new "Go Orange" pilot program this week aimed at reinforcing the idea that work zones should be taken seriously. After all, they are notoriously dangerous areas.
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By David Zurawik and The Baltimore Sun | February 24, 2014
      How many attacks on the First Amendment is President Obama going to be allowed before he's universally denounced as a worse enemy of the press than Richard Nixon? I have been comparing Obama to Nixon in his disdain for the First Amendment and a free press since 2009, and mainly all I got was attacked - often from long-time colleagues in the media who couldn't believe the object of their political affection could have such contempt for them. I am late coming to the most recent example, the outrageous attempt led in part by an Obama appointee on the Federal Communications Commission, Mignon Clyburn, to send investigators into newsrooms to ask reporters and editors about such matters as selection of stories.
SPORTS
By Pete Barrett and The Baltimore Sun | February 20, 2014
The best way to describe Navy, according to coach Ed DeChellis, is that the Midshipmen have been consistently inconsistent. “Every time we have won a game, the next game we haven't played very well,” DeChellis said. DeChellis' assessment has been accurate in conference play, where Navy (9-17, 4-11 Patriot League) has failed to win consecutive games. After beating Lafayette at home on Jan. 5, Navy lost by 23 at Boston University two days later. Following their win over Bucknell at home on Jan. 15, Navy was defeated by Colgate by 22 points on Jan. 18. In the wake of beating Army on the road 79-57 on Feb. 8, they lost to Bucknell by 21 points on Feb. 12. Most recently, Navy defeated Colgate by 10 on Saturday, before losing to Lehigh on Wednesday by a score of 72-65.
NEWS
November 24, 2013
Annapolis police say they responded to four burglaries on Saturday between 10:17 p.m. and 10:48 p.m. at businesses in Annapolis. The burglaries occurred at the Subway at 1 Park Place, McCormick Paints at 3 Old Solomons Island Road, Insane Car Audio at 1991 West Street and Dunkin' Donuts at 2004 West Street were broken into. An additional burglary as a gas station in the 2000 block of West Street was also reported to Anne Arundel County Police. Annapolis police said the burglaries all occurred within minutes of each other, and in each case money and property was stolen.
FEATURES
By Stephen Wigler and Stephen Wigler,Music Critic | February 19, 1992
Joseph Suk's "Asrael" Symphony is one of those death-driven, love-haunted Monumental pieces that every composer of stature (or who aspired to stature) seemed to be writing in the years before World War I. Some of the greatest and best-known are the symphonies of Mahler and the "Gurrelieder" of his student, Arnold Schoenberg.Last night in Meyerhoff Hall, the Royal Liverpool Philharmonic Orchestra and its Czech-born music director, Libor Pesek, brought us the Suk symphony -- which some critics claim approaches the heartwrenching stature of the best post-romantic masterpieces.
ENTERTAINMENT
By Tim Smith | June 2, 2002
If it's June, it must be time for the Eastern Shore Chamber Music Festival. The 17th annual event gets under way on Friday and runs through June 16 at various locations from Chestertown to St. Michaels. Once again, a notable lineup of musicians and repertoire has been assembled by the festival's co-artistic directors - cellist Marcy Rosen of the Mendelssohn String Quartet and clarinetist J. Lawrie Bloom of the Chicago Symphony Orchestra. The opening program offers a trio of quintets - one by Mozart for horn and strings, one by Schumann for piano and strings, and one by Barber for woodwinds.
NEWS
October 19, 2013
At the beginning of the year, the Port of Baltimore was on a roll. At Seagirt Marine Terminal, the ribbon was cut on a 50-foot-deep berth financed by a $1.3 billion public-private partnership between the port and Ports America Chesapeake. The investment positioned Baltimore to be a major East Coast port of call for the larger ships expected in 2014 when the Panama Canal's expansion is completed. The port was doing record business: 9.55 million tons of cargo over the past fiscal year and a surge in the cruise business, too. The biggest concern was about how the port would find room to expand - and even that challenge looked like it would soon be met at Coke Point, the former iron ore pier at Sparrows Point, with plans to convert it into an automobile terminal and replace some of the 2,000 jobs lost when the steelmaking facility went out of business last year.
BUSINESS
By Jamie Smith Hopkins, The Baltimore Sun | October 11, 2013
Columbia-based W.R. Grace & Co. said Friday that it has agreed to buy a Dow Chemical Co. division for $500 million. Grace is paying cash for Dow's Unipol polypropylene licensing and catalysts business, including a Louisiana manufacturing plant. Dow said it expects about 90 of its employees will transfer to Grace, and Grace will honor existing contracts. For chemical giant Dow, the sale is part of a strategy to get rid of "assets that are no longer a strategic fit," according to its announcement.
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