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By Lou Cedrone | November 7, 1991
TOMMY DAVIDSON wasn't really irritated, but he wasn't exactly pleased when a reporter referred to a story that appeared in Essence magazine.The writer of the piece had referred to him as ''brooding, deadpan and driven.''''And I'm not,'' he said. ''Do you think I am?''No, we said, we didn't, and that was the truth because Davidson, talking to the press at the Hard Rock Cafe in Washington, was certainly not brooding or deadpan, and driven is hardly the word you'd use to describe him.But he is ambitious, self-assured and talented.
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By Sam Sessa and Sam Sessa,SUN STAFF | June 16, 2005
Ray Lewis doesn't do golf. The whole "whack-the-little-white-ball-with-the-long-skinny-club" thing? Yeah, not so much. "There are some things that you're not just made to do, and I wasn't made to swing a golf club," Lewis said. "Tiger Woods is slim - his body doesn't have that many muscles. I'm a bigger brother. I don't like to do all that swinging from the hip. There's too much going on." Lewis said the closest he comes is miniature golfing with his kids, which won't help him win the farthest-drive contest he's hosting tomorrow.
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By Los Angeles Daily News | November 21, 1990
Want to be a star? Then you've gotta start dressing like one. And one the places the stars shop is Sami Dinar for Men in Beverly Hills. Arsenio Hall, Steven Spielberg, Eddie Murphy, Rick Dees and Tommy Davidson, star of the TV show "In Living Color," have been spotted there.
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By Sarah Schaffer | February 5, 2004
Comic Tommy Davidson Tommy Davidson will break it down tonight through Sunday at the Baltimore Improv. The high-energy comedian, who was born in Washington and raised in Montgomery County, is scheduled for seven shows during his four-day run. Tickets are $22-$25, depending on date and time. The Baltimore Improv is at 6 Market Place in the Power Plant Live complex. Call 410-727-8500 or visit www.baltimoreimprov.com. Round midnight Local punk rockers the Gamma Rays will get radioactive tonight at the Talking Head Club.
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By Jessica Myers and Jessica Myers,SUN STAFF | May 1, 2003
Cinco de Mayo Check out "The Big Five," a party marking the Can Company's fifth anniversary as well as Cinco de Mayo. Tomorrow from 6 p.m. to 9 p.m., catch Mambo Combo. Saturday at the same time, the Players will be playing. Sunday's acts are Charley Don't Surf (1:30 p.m.-3:30 p.m.) and Buckwheat Zydeco (4 p.m.-6 p.m.). Monday, Austin Grill plays host to Rob Fahey from 5:30 p.m. to 8:30 p.m. and offers holiday drink specials. The Can Company is at 2400 Boston St. Call 410-558-CANC for more information.
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By John Anderson and John Anderson,NEWSDAY | February 26, 1997
What is the true meaning of love? What is the true meaning of manhood? What do women really want? Can men, especially when they're bonding like the herd animals they are, ever drop their macho facades and treat their lovers with the sensitivity and respect that they truly deserve?And, most important, will they be getting any tonight?These are the burning questions posed by "Booty Call," which wins the prize for least-subtle title of the year, and has a movie to match. Two male friends in hot pursuit of sexual relief run up against two female friends with their own ideas about courtship, class and safe sex. We've seen this kind of thing before, of course.
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By Lou Cedrone | November 8, 1991
''Strictly Business'' is a sociologically important film. Dramatically, however, it is little more than trivial.Directed by Kevin Hooks, the new film is obvious more than subtle, and subtlety is what the movie needs. It is also badly acted in some instances, ragged in others.''Strictly Business'' is really a redo of ''How to Succeed in Business Without Really Trying,'' or ''Secret of My Success,'' if you want a more recent example.The difference here is that the principals are black. But theprincipals just happen to be black.
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By Ann Hornaday and Ann Hornaday,SUN FILM CRITIC | May 8, 1998
"Woo" is the name of a Manhattan femme fatale with a knack for wreaking havoc wherever she places her hot-pink platform heels. She's a diva, a doyenne of the demimonde, a street-wise B.A.P. of the first order.Unfortunately, as played by Jada Pinkett Smith, she also has a mean streak as wide as the East River. And that makes all the difference. The exploitation humor that "Woo" tries for always teeters dangerously on the edge of being out-and-out objectionable.For these types of comedies to succeed, they need a sympathetic leading character to make up for fatuous stories, inane dialogue and puerile humor.
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By Helen B. Jones and Mary Carole McCauley | August 15, 2002
Festivals JAM Reggae Festival at Clifton Park Last weekend the Trinidad and Tobago Days festival rocked Clifton Park. This weekend, the annual JAM Reggae Festival does the honors. Enjoy music by reggae bands (Jah Works, pictured, Dema Roots and Strykers Posse, among them), arts and crafts, ethnic food and drinks, kids' games, folk dancing and more. Hours are 4 p.m. to 10 p.m. tomorrow and noon to 10 p.m. Saturday and Sunday. Admission is free tomorrow, $7 Saturday and $10 Sunday. Children under 12 are free.
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By Sam Sessa and Sam Sessa,SUN STAFF | June 16, 2005
Ray Lewis doesn't do golf. The whole "whack-the-little-white-ball-with-the-long-skinny-club" thing? Yeah, not so much. "There are some things that you're not just made to do, and I wasn't made to swing a golf club," Lewis said. "Tiger Woods is slim - his body doesn't have that many muscles. I'm a bigger brother. I don't like to do all that swinging from the hip. There's too much going on." Lewis said the closest he comes is miniature golfing with his kids, which won't help him win the farthest-drive contest he's hosting tomorrow.
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By Helen B. Jones and Mary Carole McCauley | August 15, 2002
Festivals JAM Reggae Festival at Clifton Park Last weekend the Trinidad and Tobago Days festival rocked Clifton Park. This weekend, the annual JAM Reggae Festival does the honors. Enjoy music by reggae bands (Jah Works, pictured, Dema Roots and Strykers Posse, among them), arts and crafts, ethnic food and drinks, kids' games, folk dancing and more. Hours are 4 p.m. to 10 p.m. tomorrow and noon to 10 p.m. Saturday and Sunday. Admission is free tomorrow, $7 Saturday and $10 Sunday. Children under 12 are free.
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By Ann Hornaday and Ann Hornaday,SUN FILM CRITIC | May 8, 1998
"Woo" is the name of a Manhattan femme fatale with a knack for wreaking havoc wherever she places her hot-pink platform heels. She's a diva, a doyenne of the demimonde, a street-wise B.A.P. of the first order.Unfortunately, as played by Jada Pinkett Smith, she also has a mean streak as wide as the East River. And that makes all the difference. The exploitation humor that "Woo" tries for always teeters dangerously on the edge of being out-and-out objectionable.For these types of comedies to succeed, they need a sympathetic leading character to make up for fatuous stories, inane dialogue and puerile humor.
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By John Anderson and John Anderson,NEWSDAY | February 26, 1997
What is the true meaning of love? What is the true meaning of manhood? What do women really want? Can men, especially when they're bonding like the herd animals they are, ever drop their macho facades and treat their lovers with the sensitivity and respect that they truly deserve?And, most important, will they be getting any tonight?These are the burning questions posed by "Booty Call," which wins the prize for least-subtle title of the year, and has a movie to match. Two male friends in hot pursuit of sexual relief run up against two female friends with their own ideas about courtship, class and safe sex. We've seen this kind of thing before, of course.
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By Lisa Wiseman and Lisa Wiseman,Contributing Writer | August 19, 1994
Chris Rock and Tommy Davidson are both black comedians. Both have been on television. Both have worked on "In Living Color." Both have had roles in movies.You'd think the two have a lot in common -- especially since they're performing together at Pier Six Concert Pavilion Sunday, part of a summer-long tour.But, in reality, they epitomize that age-old saying: Opposites attract.In interviews this week, they even call from opposite coasts -- Mr. Rock from his home state of New York, Mr. Davidson from his home in Los Angeles.
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By Lou Cedrone | November 8, 1991
''Strictly Business'' is a sociologically important film. Dramatically, however, it is little more than trivial.Directed by Kevin Hooks, the new film is obvious more than subtle, and subtlety is what the movie needs. It is also badly acted in some instances, ragged in others.''Strictly Business'' is really a redo of ''How to Succeed in Business Without Really Trying,'' or ''Secret of My Success,'' if you want a more recent example.The difference here is that the principals are black. But theprincipals just happen to be black.
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By Lou Cedrone | November 7, 1991
TOMMY DAVIDSON wasn't really irritated, but he wasn't exactly pleased when a reporter referred to a story that appeared in Essence magazine.The writer of the piece had referred to him as ''brooding, deadpan and driven.''''And I'm not,'' he said. ''Do you think I am?''No, we said, we didn't, and that was the truth because Davidson, talking to the press at the Hard Rock Cafe in Washington, was certainly not brooding or deadpan, and driven is hardly the word you'd use to describe him.But he is ambitious, self-assured and talented.
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By Lisa Wiseman and Lisa Wiseman,Contributing Writer | August 19, 1994
Chris Rock and Tommy Davidson are both black comedians. Both have been on television. Both have worked on "In Living Color." Both have had roles in movies.You'd think the two have a lot in common -- especially since they're performing together at Pier Six Concert Pavilion Sunday, part of a summer-long tour.But, in reality, they epitomize that age-old saying: Opposites attract.In interviews this week, they even call from opposite coasts -- Mr. Rock from his home state of New York, Mr. Davidson from his home in Los Angeles.
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By Los Angeles Daily News | November 21, 1990
Want to be a star? Then you've gotta start dressing like one. And one the places the stars shop is Sami Dinar for Men in Beverly Hills. Arsenio Hall, Steven Spielberg, Eddie Murphy, Rick Dees and Tommy Davidson, star of the TV show "In Living Color," have been spotted there.
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