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By STEPHEN KIEHL and STEPHEN KIEHL,SUN REPORTER | May 23, 2006
Taylor Hicks never had a shot at winning American Idol, and that is exactly why he will win American Idol. First impressions: He was too old, too fat, too gray, too plain. He was a curiosity: Who was this strange man they had let onstage, and how soon could he leave? But a funny thing happened on the way to the exit. We realized that Taylor Hicks is the best possible version of ourselves. He makes all the mistakes we fear making in public -- falling down, dancing badly, looking ridiculous -- and he shrugs them off with a smile.
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By Tim Schwartz | June 27, 2011
In the second week of the Prince-Mont Swim League, Russett, West Arundel and Laurel City all advanced with wins June 18, while West Laurel, Montpelier and Silver Spring had losses. Russett Swim Team defeated guests Pointer Ridge Swim and Racquet, of Bowie, 332-240, to improve to 2-0 in Division D. For the second consecutive week, the Hicks sisters — Paris (13-14 fly, free, back) and Taylor (15-18 fly, breast, IM) — were triple winners for the Sharks. Taylor Hicks also set two pool records at Russett in the breast (38.27)
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By Rashod D. Ollison and Rashod D. Ollison,Sun Pop Music Critic | April 12, 2007
Soul music has always moved Taylor Hicks. It offered comfort at age 8 when his parents divorced and later informed his musical approach. "Anybody from the South -- they know about soul," says the Alabama native, who plays sold-out shows at Rams Head Live on Tuesday night and the Birchmere on Sunday and Monday. "My musical root was Ray Charles, and it grew from there. When I heard him -- I think it was the Modern Sounds in Country and Western album when I was 8 -- I caught the bug. It was over from there."
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By From Sun news services | February 21, 2009
Taylor Hicks extends run with 'Grease' tour American Idol winner Taylor Hicks has reupped his contract with the national tour of Grease. He'll now appear on the road with the show through the 2009-2010 season, reports Variety. Hicks, who plays the cameo role of Teen Angel in the musical, has played in the tour since it went out in December. He also had a stint in the Broadway incarnation, which shuttered in January. Grease will make stops this spring in San Diego, Los Angeles and San Francisco, among other cities.
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By From Sun news services | February 21, 2009
Taylor Hicks extends run with 'Grease' tour American Idol winner Taylor Hicks has reupped his contract with the national tour of Grease. He'll now appear on the road with the show through the 2009-2010 season, reports Variety. Hicks, who plays the cameo role of Teen Angel in the musical, has played in the tour since it went out in December. He also had a stint in the Broadway incarnation, which shuttered in January. Grease will make stops this spring in San Diego, Los Angeles and San Francisco, among other cities.
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April 5, 2007
this week's highlights Tyrese -- Rams Head Live / He has posed for Tommy Hilfiger, hosted shows on MTV, crooned R&B hits such as "One" and starred in movies. In 2006, Tyrese unleashed one more side of himself -- his inner rapper -- in his fourth studio release, the double album Alter Ego. Baltimore fans can check him out at Rams Head Live, 20 Market Place, at 7:30 p.m. Wednesday. Tickets are $25-$29.50. Call 410-244-1131 or go to ramsheadlive.com. Sondre Lerche -- Birchmere / Just as the title of his latest album, Phantom Punch, may indicate, Sondre Lerche has taken on a sound with more grit and vigor than his previous works.
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By Tim Schwartz | June 27, 2011
In the second week of the Prince-Mont Swim League, Russett, West Arundel and Laurel City all advanced with wins June 18, while West Laurel, Montpelier and Silver Spring had losses. Russett Swim Team defeated guests Pointer Ridge Swim and Racquet, of Bowie, 332-240, to improve to 2-0 in Division D. For the second consecutive week, the Hicks sisters — Paris (13-14 fly, free, back) and Taylor (15-18 fly, breast, IM) — were triple winners for the Sharks. Taylor Hicks also set two pool records at Russett in the breast (38.27)
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By ANDREA K. WALKER and ANDREA K. WALKER,SUN REPORTER | June 11, 2006
BENTONVILLE, Ark. -- For less than a day this month, a billboard denouncing the business practices of Wal-Mart Stores Inc. loomed a short distance from the plain and frugal headquarters here of the world's largest retailer. Then in a blink, the sign, paid for by organized labor, was painted over. The swift whitewash may be a testament to the affinity people here have for the homegrown giant that faces animosity over its labor practices and retail dominance elsewhere, but not here. While some communities around the country fight to prevent the giant retailer from moving in, the northwest corner of Arkansas - where Sam Walton opened his first store in 1962 and site of the company's annual meeting this month that drew 15,000 shareholders and featured performances by Beyonce and American Idol winner Taylor Hicks - is unabashedly Wal-Mart Nation.
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July 14, 2011
The 30th annual Laurel Invitational brought some of the best swimmers from Laurel City, Montpelier, Russett, West Arundel and West Laurel to Fairland Aquatics Center July 10. Since Laurel-based summer recreation teams usually compete in different Prince-Mont Swim League divisions (with the exception of Montpelier and West Arundel, who are both Division C), the Invitational is a chance for swimmers to compete against others from all divisions. Meet records were set by Montpelier's Dylan Buehler, 28.10 in boys 13-14 50-meter fly; Russett's Taylor Hicks, 36.84 in girls 15-18 50-meter breast; and West Arundel's Kellianne Venit, 37.01 in girls 15-18 50-meter breast.
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By EXHIBITOR RELATIONS CO. AND BILLBOARD MAGAZINE | July 6, 2006
FILMS 1.Superman Returns, Warner Bros. 2.The Devil Wears Prada, 20th Cent. Fox 3.Click, Sony 4.Cars, Disney-Pixar 5.Nacho Libre, Paramount SINGLES 3.Do I Make You Proud, Taylor Hicks 2.Hips Don't Lie, Shakira featuring Wyclef Jean 1.Promiscuous, Nelly Furtado featuring Timbaland 4.It's Goin' Down, Yung Joc 5.Crazy, Gnarls Barkley ALBUMS 1.Loose, Nelly Furtado 2.Define the Great Line, Underoath 3.Taking the Long Way, Dixie Chicks 4.Under the...
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By Rashod D. Ollison and Rashod D. Ollison,Sun Pop Music Critic | April 12, 2007
Soul music has always moved Taylor Hicks. It offered comfort at age 8 when his parents divorced and later informed his musical approach. "Anybody from the South -- they know about soul," says the Alabama native, who plays sold-out shows at Rams Head Live on Tuesday night and the Birchmere on Sunday and Monday. "My musical root was Ray Charles, and it grew from there. When I heard him -- I think it was the Modern Sounds in Country and Western album when I was 8 -- I caught the bug. It was over from there."
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April 5, 2007
this week's highlights Tyrese -- Rams Head Live / He has posed for Tommy Hilfiger, hosted shows on MTV, crooned R&B hits such as "One" and starred in movies. In 2006, Tyrese unleashed one more side of himself -- his inner rapper -- in his fourth studio release, the double album Alter Ego. Baltimore fans can check him out at Rams Head Live, 20 Market Place, at 7:30 p.m. Wednesday. Tickets are $25-$29.50. Call 410-244-1131 or go to ramsheadlive.com. Sondre Lerche -- Birchmere / Just as the title of his latest album, Phantom Punch, may indicate, Sondre Lerche has taken on a sound with more grit and vigor than his previous works.
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By ANDREA K. WALKER and ANDREA K. WALKER,SUN REPORTER | June 11, 2006
BENTONVILLE, Ark. -- For less than a day this month, a billboard denouncing the business practices of Wal-Mart Stores Inc. loomed a short distance from the plain and frugal headquarters here of the world's largest retailer. Then in a blink, the sign, paid for by organized labor, was painted over. The swift whitewash may be a testament to the affinity people here have for the homegrown giant that faces animosity over its labor practices and retail dominance elsewhere, but not here. While some communities around the country fight to prevent the giant retailer from moving in, the northwest corner of Arkansas - where Sam Walton opened his first store in 1962 and site of the company's annual meeting this month that drew 15,000 shareholders and featured performances by Beyonce and American Idol winner Taylor Hicks - is unabashedly Wal-Mart Nation.
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By STEPHEN KIEHL and STEPHEN KIEHL,SUN REPORTER | May 23, 2006
Taylor Hicks never had a shot at winning American Idol, and that is exactly why he will win American Idol. First impressions: He was too old, too fat, too gray, too plain. He was a curiosity: Who was this strange man they had let onstage, and how soon could he leave? But a funny thing happened on the way to the exit. We realized that Taylor Hicks is the best possible version of ourselves. He makes all the mistakes we fear making in public -- falling down, dancing badly, looking ridiculous -- and he shrugs them off with a smile.
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By Tim Swift and Tim Swift,Sun Staff | March 29, 2007
Fatal Song Choice: The Police's "Every Little Thing She Does Is Magic" What Went Wrong: Paula Abdul as a harbinger of doom? Throughout the season, strangely lucid Abdul has been warning Sligh about staying in time with the band. In weeks past, Sligh's shrewd choices managed to gloss over his lack of sync, but this week's song made his weakness all the more glaring. Shining Moment: He never got to make David Hasselhoff cry, as Taylor Hicks did last year, or even "bring chubby back." But he was quick on his feet with a comeback.
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