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By Frank D. Roylance and Frank D. Roylance,Evening Sun Staff | October 23, 1991
Astronaut Tom Jones came home to Essex this week, and that's just where his mother likes him."My mom would rather not have to worry about all this," said Jones, a boyish-looking 36. "She thinks I'm better off with my feet on the ground."While her astronaut son talked with a visitor in the living room of her yellow Cape Cod on Seaford Avenue in Essex, Rosemarie Jones sat in the kitchen, politely declining to be interviewed."Mom doesn't like to fly," her son said. And she would rather that no one she loves flew.
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By Mike Giuliano | December 7, 2011
Try to remember "The Fantasticks" and you're likely to start humming its most famous song, "Try to Remember. " You're also likely to recall that its boy-meets-girl plot is so simple and sweet that it verges on seeming like a fairy tale. That storybook quality is nicely conveyed by the production at the Audrey Herman Spotlighters Theatre. Although this musical's insistent cuteness may strike some of us as the theatrical equivalent of eating too much candy, there's no denying the show's enduring popularity.
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By Jane Lippy and Jane Lippy,Contributing writer | April 10, 1991
Sparse sets that don't distract from the actors in their authentic costumes mark "Tom Jones," the spring production of Francis Scott Key High, to be performed at 8 p.m. Friday and Saturday.Following flute and clarinet prologue music, senior Tom Barbieri, as narrator Mr. Partridge, transports the audience back two centuries to the British village green for the story of an orphan who goes off to seek his fortune."Tom Jones" is a satire based on an 18th-century novel entitled "The History of Tom Jones, a Foundling."
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By Elliott Denman and Elliott Denman,Special to The Sun | April 28, 2007
PHILADELPHIA -- It took 35 years for the Penn Relays high school mile record - by Gordon Oliver of Bethesda-Chevy Chase - to be erased and it took another Marylander to do it. Broadneck senior Matthew Centrowitz took the Penn mile best down to 4 minutes, 8.38 seconds with a stirring 60-second final lap that separated him from a tough, talented field. Oilver had run 4:08.7 in 1972. "There was a lot of pushing, bumping up front," said the University of Oregon-bound Centrowitz, a two-time All-Metro Runner of the Year in cross country and last spring's All-Metro Performer of the Year in track and field.
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By Chris Kaltenbach and Chris Kaltenbach,SUN STAFF | April 5, 1998
It's hard to imagine a more frolicsome good time than "Tom Jones," Henry Fielding's 18th-century tale of a young lad who, though born illegitimate, thrown out of his adopted father's house and kept from the woman he loves, manages to maintain both his good heart and his irrepressible sex appeal.And it's hard to imagine a better adaptation of "Tom Jones" than the six-hour BBC-produced miniseries beginning tonight on A&E.Purists who enjoyed director Tony Richardson's Oscar-winning 1963 film (with a robust Albert Finney as Tom)
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By KEVIN COWHERD and KEVIN COWHERD,SUN STAFF | March 28, 2000
It's your first Tom Jones concert. You're in the seventh row and the legendary entertainer looms before you in a smart charcoal suit and black T-shirt, thick, ringed fingers gripping the microphone in his left hand, his face like tanned leather. He's working now, too; dark patches of perspiration stain his jacket as he belts out the Three Dog Night hit "Mama Told Me Not to Come" in a powerful, earthy voice. Yet sitting there in the darkness, you're consumed with one thought: The man is nearly 60 years old. And women still throw their underwear at him. Oh, it's a bizarre ritual!
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December 27, 1994
John Osborne, 65, the British dramatist who made an art form out of bile in "Look Back In Anger" and other plays, died Saturday of heart failure. Born in London, Mr. Osborne became the prototypical Angry Young Man of British theater, with plays such as "The Entertainer" in 1957 and "Inadmissible Evidence" in 1964. But he also had a buoyant side, as he showed in the screenplay for the 1964 film version of "Tom Jones," which brought him an Academy Award.
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By Rashod D. Ollison | October 30, 2003
Tom Jones / Lisner Auditorium It's not unusual that Tom Jones is still drawing people with his powerful voice. And, of course, he can still croon such cheesy hits as "What's New, Pussycat?" with vigor. He plays Lisner Auditorium Tuesday and Wednesday nights at 8. Tickets are $58-$78 and are available through Ticketmaster by calling 410-481-SEAT or visiting www.ticketmaster.com. Jefferson Starship / The Funk Box They may not have built this city on rock 'n' roll, but Jefferson Starship plans to bring the music here, anyway.
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December 13, 1998
John Addison, 78, a composer best known for his Oscar- and Emmy-winning scores for movies and television, including the music for the 1963 film "Tom Jones," died of a stroke Monday in Bennington, Vt. He won an Academy Award for "Tom Jones" and was nominated for another for "Sleuth." He won his Emmy for the theme of "Murder, She Wrote."Robert Marasco, 62, a playwright and novelist known for such hair-raising works as "Child's Play," died of lung cancer Dec. 6 in New York. "Child's Play," a melodrama about evil occurrences in a Roman Catholic boys' school.
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By Stephen Hunter MOVIES Olmos directs, stars in 'American Me' | March 14, 1992
VIDEO'Tom Jones' at lastProbably the only great film not yet on video at last makes it to tape. That's Tony Richardson's exuberant "Tom Jones," with Albert Finney (whom it made a star) in the title role. From Henry Fielding's novel, it's a raucous, raunchy look at 18th century England, a place of both high morals and high jinx. Tony Richardson directed. It won Best Film Oscar in 1963."American Me" is extremely violent, but possibly necessary. Edward James Olmos directed himself in this story of a brilliant Hispanic-American whose rise and fall in the drug trade is a cautionary tale for anyone willing to listen.
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November 3, 2005
Aerosmith and Lenny Kravitz -- MCI Center / Aerosmith and Lenny Kravitz will rock out the MCI Center, 601 F St. N.W. in Washington, at 7:30 tonight. Tickets are $62.50-$128 and are available through Ticketmaster by calling 410-547-SEAT or visiting ticketmaster .com. Pat Metheny Trio -- Rams Head Tavern / The Pat Metheny Trio fills Rams Head Tavern, 33 West St., Annapolis, with lyrical guitar jazz Monday and Tuesday nights at 6:30 and 9:30. Tickets are $65. For more information, call 410-268-4545 or visit ramshead tavern.
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By Carrie Rickey and Carrie Rickey,KNIGHT RIDDER/TRIBUNE | January 6, 2004
NEW YORK - As Albert Finney sees it, there's a fundamental difference between him, a robust bull barreling into a Gotham hotel suite, and the tall-tale spinner he plays in Tim Burton's new film Big Fish. "I live stories rather than tell them," exclaims Finney, a lusty 67, the best-known British actor never to win an Oscar. He's likely to snag yet another nomination for his salty turn as the fantasist father of a realist son in Burton's fractured fairy tale, which goes into wide release Friday.
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By Rashod D. Ollison | October 30, 2003
Tom Jones / Lisner Auditorium It's not unusual that Tom Jones is still drawing people with his powerful voice. And, of course, he can still croon such cheesy hits as "What's New, Pussycat?" with vigor. He plays Lisner Auditorium Tuesday and Wednesday nights at 8. Tickets are $58-$78 and are available through Ticketmaster by calling 410-481-SEAT or visiting www.ticketmaster.com. Jefferson Starship / The Funk Box They may not have built this city on rock 'n' roll, but Jefferson Starship plans to bring the music here, anyway.
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By Michael Pakenham | October 13, 2002
The phenomenon of the mass craze -- "an insane or irrational fancy, a mania," according to the OED -- often combines the unknown or near-unknown with what, in retrospect, seems like inevitability. Who could have predicted, say, the Hula Hoop? The Pet Rock? On the very dark side, lynchings have blighted U.S. history. A provocative foray into the phenomenon is Craze: Gin and Debauchery in an Age of Reason, by Jessica Warner (Four Walls Eight Windows, 264 pages, $24.95). This gin craze occurred in London, between 1720 and 1751.
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September 11, 2002
Lindsay S. Alger, obstetrician Dr. Lindsay S. Alger specializes in treating mothers giving birth to twins or triplets, premature babies and other potentially risky deliveries. As she has discovered over the past year, it's a profession that insulates you when disaster strikes. "Life-and-death situations happen every day," said Alger, director of labor and delivery at the University of Maryland School of Medicine. "You worry if you make the wrong decision, either the mother or baby might die. I've had very close calls."
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By Frank D. Roylance and Frank D. Roylance,SUN STAFF | March 5, 2001
The rumbling lurch off the launch pad, the howling race toward orbit, and the view of the Earth as it revolves serenely amid the stars -- none of it lost any magic for astronaut Tom Jones on his fourth journey into space. On Feb. 8, Jones, 46, was one of five Americans rocketed off the planet aboard the space shuttle Atlantis. Their assignment on the 11-day mission was to deliver NASA's $1.4 billion Destiny Laboratory to the International Space Station, and to help the station's Russian/American crew get the lab up and running.
ENTERTAINMENT
November 3, 2005
Aerosmith and Lenny Kravitz -- MCI Center / Aerosmith and Lenny Kravitz will rock out the MCI Center, 601 F St. N.W. in Washington, at 7:30 tonight. Tickets are $62.50-$128 and are available through Ticketmaster by calling 410-547-SEAT or visiting ticketmaster .com. Pat Metheny Trio -- Rams Head Tavern / The Pat Metheny Trio fills Rams Head Tavern, 33 West St., Annapolis, with lyrical guitar jazz Monday and Tuesday nights at 6:30 and 9:30. Tickets are $65. For more information, call 410-268-4545 or visit ramshead tavern.
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By Chris Kaltenbach and Chris Kaltenbach,SUN STAFF | March 10, 2000
Mother, friend, protector -- Agnes Browne, a plucky Irish lass whose dead husband has left her to raise seven children on her own in the hardscrabble streets of Dublin, excels as all of those. Not that nothing ever goes wrong. Rather, nothing ever goes so wrong that it won't go right again with a little bit of patience. In the hands of a lesser actress, this superwoman/supermom/superpal could have become super-tiresome. But Huston is no lesser actress, and her Agnes Browne manages to seem human in spite of herself.
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By KEVIN COWHERD and KEVIN COWHERD,SUN STAFF | March 28, 2000
It's your first Tom Jones concert. You're in the seventh row and the legendary entertainer looms before you in a smart charcoal suit and black T-shirt, thick, ringed fingers gripping the microphone in his left hand, his face like tanned leather. He's working now, too; dark patches of perspiration stain his jacket as he belts out the Three Dog Night hit "Mama Told Me Not to Come" in a powerful, earthy voice. Yet sitting there in the darkness, you're consumed with one thought: The man is nearly 60 years old. And women still throw their underwear at him. Oh, it's a bizarre ritual!
ENTERTAINMENT
By Karin Remesch | March 23, 2000
My, my, my Tom Jones Tom Jones has been entertaining audiences for more than three decades, and when he steps out on stage it's not unusual to hear such legendary hits as "Delilah," "She's a Lady" and "What's New Pussycat." Sunday evening at 7, the Welsh singing star performs at the Morris A. Mechanic Theatre, Hopkins Plaza. Tickets are $40-$60. Call 410-752-1200. Folk music festival Celebrate the city's musical diversity when the Baltimore Folk Music Society presents the Baltimore Folk Festival from 11 a.m. to 6 p.m. Saturday on the Bryn Mawr school campus, 109 W. Melrose Ave. The all-day festival features music, dance and storytelling.
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