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December 11, 2013
Inner Arbor's Symphony Woods plan is certainly ambitious, but the recipe is seriously flawed and needs to be rethought, perhaps with fewer cooks involved. The most basic problem is that the plan has no central theme. There is no architectural continuity among the various structures being proposed. Nor is there any axis or natural progression as one moves through the park. The second problem concerns durability and maintenance. Structures in a public park take an enormous amount of abuse and need to be particularly robust and easy to repair if damaged.
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By Donna M. Owens, The Baltimore Sun | August 21, 2014
Carla Hayden is one of Baltimore's best-known book lovers, one who has spent 21 years at the helm of the city's Enoch Pratt Free Library . When the busy bibliophile takes time off to travel, she appreciates accommodations where books are part of the experience. "One of my favorite hotels is The Library Hotel in New York City," said Hayden, president emeritus of the American Library Association. "It's definitely more than a hotel stay; it's a literary experience. " Housed in a 1912 Neo¿Gothic style "sliver building" - just 25 feet wide and 100 feet long - the luxury hotel is located steps from the New York Public Library.
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By Marlene Sorosky and Marlene Sorosky,Contributing Writer | May 24, 1992
Often the tone of a shower is set by the bride, who requests a certain type, such as kitchen, linen, honeymoon or lingerie, for which the guests bring appropriate gifts. Other gift-related themes are "round the clock" or "all year round" showers, for which a certain hour of the day or month of the year is written on each guest's invitation, and a suitable gift is brought for that particular hour or month.Many themes are carried out through the decorations, centerpieces and favors.To capture a Victorian look, select floral prints in muted shades of champagne and dusty rose accented with satin ribbons, pearls and lace.
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By Stephanie Citron, For The Baltimore Sun | July 16, 2014
Any craft-beer devotee will tell you the hardest thing about visiting a craft brewery is getting up to leave. Delaware's Dogfish Head Craft Brewery is encouraging more people to stay by going beyond the welcome mat to the spare bedroom - or 16. Having gained a following for its beers, Dogfish Head captured the attention of foodies by integrating flavorful ingredients into its brews. Now it is breaking new ground this summer by opening the Dogfish Inn, a brewery-themed boutique hotel, to accommodate its perpetual influx of craft-brew heads.
ENTERTAINMENT
January 24, 2012
A corruption-themed bar. Everyone gets a fur coat and pays with needy families' gift cards. Luke Broadwater, reporter, The Baltimore Sun Baltimore is long overdue for a furries/plushies-themed gathering place. Barring that, an anime/manga bar to keep the Otakon vibe going all year long. Anne Tallent, editor, b If Seacrets ever opens here, we'll be set. (Set for what exactly? Well ... I'm not sure.) Wesley Case, reporter, b I just saw "True Life: I'm a Chubby Chaser.
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By Rita St. Clair and Rita St. Clair,Los Angeles Times Syndicate | July 19, 1992
Q: I'm about to furnish and decorate a room for my two preteen boys. It's a fairly large space that I would like to have serve as a playroom and as a quiet place for reading, watching TV and relaxing with friends. Can you give me some suggestions for how to proceed?A: Function should clearly be your foremost concern. And, from that perspective, I would suggest that the room be designed in such a way it will literally be able to grow along with your growing boys. That means using movable furniture, easily accessible storage units and adjustable-height shelving.
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By Robert Kuttner | October 18, 1993
PRESIDENT Clinton has at last offered a basic theme to define his administration, and it is a good one -- security. In a major address last Tuesday in Chapel Hill, N.C., the president astutely linked "economic security, health care security, personal security."Connecting this theme to his oft-repeated campaign mantra -- "We must change" -- he told his audience: "People resist change when they are most insecure." Distinguishing his conception of security from a culture of dependency, Mr. Clinton declared, "The security we seek is like a rope for a rock-climber, lifting those who will take responsibility for their own lives to even greater pinnacles.
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By Jean Marbella and Jean Marbella,SUN STAFF | May 13, 1998
Got your multiple boxes of cereal ready? Ovaltine in case a Bania shows up and Bosco for a George? And don't forget the silverware and china in case anyone wants to eat a Snickers.Food figured often in "Seinfeld." The terminally adolescent gang tended to eat true to form, heavy on the Pez and Jujyfruits slice of the food pyramid and ordering the same meal after meal at Monk's diner. But this puts the hosts of various "Seinfeld" send-off parties tomorrow night in something of a quandary: What exactly is Seinfood, which you, of course, will want to serve if you've invited friends over for a Seinfete.
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By Tim Smith, The Baltimore Sun | March 1, 2013
There's a light and dark theme running through the Baltimore Symphony Orchestra's 2013-2014 season, which includes works dealing with great loss, as well as great compassion. “Sometimes through tragedy, whether a world war or a personal loss, the beauty of humanity comes out in art,” said BSO music director Marin Alsop. “Great art brings us together in a very authentic and pure way.”    The season will feature Benjamin Britten's large-scale, profoundly moving “War Requiem” from 1962, written for the reconsecration of England's Coventry Cathedral, destroyed in 1940 by bombing.
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By NANCY TAYLOR ROBSON and NANCY TAYLOR ROBSON,SPECIAL TO THE SUN | April 9, 2006
One of the greatest things about making an herb garden is there are so many choices. It's also one of the worst. So. Many. Choices. Especially if you define "herb" as our ancestors did: any plant useful to humankind. That is why it's helpful to have a theme. The theme can be sentimental (herbs that Grandmother grew) or practical (herbs to scent the closets and repel the bugs), or even disease-focused. For example, Topher Dulaney, a San Francisco landscape architect and cancer survivor, makes inspirational herb gardens using plants that are sources for drugs used in chemotherapy.
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By Lily Hua and The Baltimore Sun | July 10, 2014
As the head bartender and mixologist at B&O American Brasserie, Brendan Dorr, 34, has concocted drinks for every type of occasion for his restaurant's guests. But in September, Dorr will have the chance that only 14 mixologists from around the country have: showcasing a concoction at the Smithsonian's National Museum of American History. The National Museum of American History and Smithsonian Channel are toasting to the 200 th anniversary of the Star-Spangled Banner with an event called Raise a Glass to History.
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By Carly Heideger, The Baltimore Sun | June 20, 2014
Maryland's largest theme park is about to take a new roller coaster for a spin. Six Flags America in Upper Marlboro on Saturday launches Ragin' Cajun, a ride that is billed as the first of its kind at the park. At just over 40 feet, the ride isn't the tallest but it offers riders a different kind of thrill. Its "uniquely designed train cars" spin 360 degrees, traveling in circles along 1,378 feet of track. “There's nothing quite like Ragin Cajun anywhere in the region. With its twists, turns, dips and spins, Ragin Cajun is going to be the best new ride of the summer," said Rick Howarth, park president.
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By Kit Waskom Pollard, For The Baltimore Sun | June 17, 2014
Like the song says, sometimes you want to go where everybody knows your name. For many Glenelg locals, that place seems to be Ten Oaks Tavern, in the Ten Oaks Shopping Center - and it's easy to understand why. Despite somewhat uneven food and a few service lags, the atmosphere at Ten Oaks is cheery, with the vibe of a family-friendly house party. Scene & Decor On a recent Thursday night, just before seven, Ten Oaks Tavern was packed. Both the bar and dining room are on the small side, warm and outfitted with comfortably familiar Irish-themed artwork.
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By Luke Broadwater and The Baltimore Sun | June 15, 2014
Freud once said the greatest works in literature involved parricide: “Oedipus,” “Hamlet” and “The Brothers Karamazov. " I'm not arguing that George R.R. Martin's “A Storm of Swords” should be placed in that canon. But I am arguing that when Tyrion kills Tywin in Sunday's “Game of Thrones” the show is invoking some major literary themes. Season 4 of HBO's “Game of Thrones” came to an end with a strong episode titled “The Children” that culminated with the murder of the Lannister family patriarch, who was killed (embarrassingly)
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By Tim Smith, The Baltimore Sun | May 28, 2014
Many a play deals with language and communication. There is always theatrical ore to be mined in the way people express themselves - or fail to - and how that can complicate so many things in life. British playwright Nina Raine gives the subject an unusual spin in "Tribes," a 2010 work about a young deaf man named Billy, born into a hearing family full of people who communicate all too crassly or ineptly with one another. This funny and touching play, which Everyman Theatre is staging for its season-closing production, features an actor deeply familiar with its central issues.
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By Samantha Iacia, For The Baltimore Sun | May 28, 2014
Date: March 29 Her story: Annabelle Alberts, 30, grew up in Detroit. She lived in New York City for 31/2 years before moving to Maryland in September 2012. She is the manager of marketing for Deloitte Forensic in Baltimore. Her parents, Marcia and Mike Alberts, live in Bloomfield Hills, Mich. His story: Scott Palagyi, 31, was born in Pittsburgh but grew up in York, Pa. He spent seven years working in Ohio for Procter & Gamble before being relocated to Baltimore about three years ago. He is the northeast distributions center operations leader for Procter & Gamble in Hunt Valley.
EXPLORE
April 10, 2012
The Bel Air Independence Day Committee is looking for floats, marching units, performers, antique cars, hot rods, commercial units, animal acts and more for the traditional Bel Air 4th of July parade, scheduled for Wed., July 4 at 6 p.m. in downtown Bel Air. "We've already gotten several terrific applications," Parade Chairman Michael Blum, who is running his 20th consecutive parade this year, said in a press release. "They include two floats and a musical marching unit, but of course it's only the beginning," Blum added.
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By Mary Johnson and Mary Johnson,SPECIAL TO THE SUN | September 2, 2004
Colonial Players starts its 55th season with a newly renovated lobby and a themed season for the first time in its history, along with a restructured board that has created an artistic director and directors of production positions, human resources and marketing and community relations. Predicting that renovations will enhance the theater-going experience, past Colonial Players President Joan Hamilton says that the theater company "has a new feel in its first season woven around a theme.
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By Tim Smith, The Baltimore Sun | May 21, 2014
If you happen upon Happenstance Theater during the next few weeks, count on some good old-fashioned entertainment. The ensemble makes its local debut at the Baltimore Theatre Project with two family-friendly shows celebrating vintage circuses and clowns. "We have a tendency toward the nostalgic," says Sabrina Mandell, who serves as co-artistic director, business manager, performer and more. The company got its start in the Washington metro area by, well, happenstance. Mandell, a visual artist and former sailer aboard rigged schooners, met Mark Jaster, a student of mime legend Marcel Marceau, at a clown workshop in 2006 and the two hit it off - so well that they got married and launched their own theater troupe, Happenstance Theater.
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By Jaclyn Peiser, The Baltimore Sun | April 18, 2014
Seven artists, whose works span experimental musical instruments and genealogy-inspired sculpture, are the finalists in the 2014 Janet & Walter Sondheim Artscape Prize. The prize, which provides the winner with a $25,000 fellowship award that will help them further develop and create their work, is named after civic leader Walter Sondheim and his wife, Janet. The artists are: •Lauren Adams, whose paintings, drawings, prints and other works explore power, politics and labor.
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