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December 8, 1997
Keith Thompson, owner of Tristar Martial Arts Academy in Eldersburg, recently was honored by the U.S. Martial ArtsAssociation at its annual convention.He received the 1997 Best New School Award and Highest Student Retention Rate Award, both given to the top martial arts schools in the country.Chuck Norris, the actor and founder of the Kick Drugs Out of America Foundation, also gave Thompson and Tristar an award for raising more than $1,300 for the organization. To celebrate, Thompson is offering a month of free lessons to the first 25 callers not currently enrolled in a Tristar program.
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November 21, 2004
Photos with Santa set at Carrolltown Center Carrolltown Center in Eldersburg will welcome Santa Claus in festivities from noon to 2 p.m. Saturday. Children can get free photos with storybook and cartoon characters, including Raggedy Ann & Andy, Amanda Panda, Biscuit, Clifford and Cat in the Hat, courtesy of Little Professor Book Center. Santa's friends, Snowcap the Polar Bear, Rudolf and a toy soldier, will stroll the mall. The first 200 visitors to Santa's Holiday Gazebo will receive a package of Berger cookies.
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May 20, 1992
Here are the top 10 films at the box office over the weekend, with distributor, weekend gross, total gross, number of weeks in release:J "Lethal Weapon 3" Warner Bros. $33.2 million $33.2 million 12 "Basic Instinct" TriStar $3.0 million $93.7 million 93 "Beethoven" Universal $2.3 million $41.1 million 7"White Men Can't Jump" Fox $1.9 million $64.9 million 85 "The Player" New Line $1.5 million $9.8 million 66 "Wayne's World" Paramount $1.3 million $112.4 million 147 "My Cousin Vinny" Fox $1.1 million $45.6 million 108 "The Babe" Universal $1.0 million $14.7 million 59 "FernGully" Fox $0.9 million $17.8 million 6"City of Joy" TriStar $0.8 million $11.8 million 5
NEWS
December 8, 1997
Keith Thompson, owner of Tristar Martial Arts Academy in Eldersburg, recently was honored by the U.S. Martial ArtsAssociation at its annual convention.He received the 1997 Best New School Award and Highest Student Retention Rate Award, both given to the top martial arts schools in the country.Chuck Norris, the actor and founder of the Kick Drugs Out of America Foundation, also gave Thompson and Tristar an award for raising more than $1,300 for the organization. To celebrate, Thompson is offering a month of free lessons to the first 25 callers not currently enrolled in a Tristar program.
BUSINESS
By Ian Johnson and Ian Johnson,New York Bureau | September 8, 1992
NEW YORK -- Faced with a sensational scandal surrounding its top product, TriStar Pictures is doing the only decent thing a company in its position can do: It is embarking on a massive marketing campaign to take advantage of the headlines.This time, it isn't controversy over a mundane product such as mineral water or a painkiller, but filmmaker and comic Woody Allen, whose professional career has been overshadowed recently by his public war with companion Mia Farrow and his relationship with her adopted daughter.
ENTERTAINMENT
February 19, 1993
The 16th annual WBAL radio auction for Center Stage will be broadcast from 8 a.m. to midnight Sunday on WBAL (1090-AM). Highlights of this year's 700 items to be auctioned include round-trip airfare to Tokyo or Santiago, Chile; hang-gliding lessons in North Carolina; and the chance to be an extra in "Guarding Tess," a movie starring Shirley MacLaine and Nicholas Cage, to be filmed by TriStar Productions in Baltimore.A complete list of auction items will be published in the Arts & Entertainment section of the Sunday Sun. To place a bid Sunday, call (410)
NEWS
November 21, 2004
Photos with Santa set at Carrolltown Center Carrolltown Center in Eldersburg will welcome Santa Claus in festivities from noon to 2 p.m. Saturday. Children can get free photos with storybook and cartoon characters, including Raggedy Ann & Andy, Amanda Panda, Biscuit, Clifford and Cat in the Hat, courtesy of Little Professor Book Center. Santa's friends, Snowcap the Polar Bear, Rudolf and a toy soldier, will stroll the mall. The first 200 visitors to Santa's Holiday Gazebo will receive a package of Berger cookies.
FEATURES
By Robert W. Welkos and Robert W. Welkos,Los Angeles Times | February 12, 1992
HOLLYWOOD -- ''Basic Instinct," the thriller about a bisexual woman who becomes a serial murder suspect, has been given an R rating after director Paul Verhoeven agreed to make minor trims in scenes depicting a gruesome ice-pick attack and lengthy lovemaking between stars Michael Douglas and Sharon Stone.The Motion Picture Association of America's Classification and Rating Administration made its decision after much soul-searching and viewing the film, or portions of it, seven times.Although the exact length of the trims is not known, sources told the Los Angeles Times they probably total less than a minute and that the movie remains extremely sexual and violent.
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By Edwin Riddell and Edwin Riddell,The Hollywood Reporter | June 2, 1994
Julia Roberts promised this week there would be no repeat performance of her walkout when she last went to make a film in England -- "unless I get fired."Ms. Roberts was speaking before shooting starts today on the reported $25 million-plus TriStar Pictures production of "Mary Reilly" at Pinewood Studios and in Edinburgh, co-starring John Malkovich and directed by Stephen Frears."The whole thing didn't work out," said the actress of "Shakespeare in Love," her ill-fated first British project.
FEATURES
By Hollywood Reporter | August 28, 1994
The New York Film Festival has finally gotten a film from New York's most "New York" filmmaker.After decades of eluding what seemed like an obvious showcase for Woody Allen's work, an Allen film, his new Miramax comedy "Bullets Over Broadway," will make its U.S.debut at the 32nd New York Film Festival.The festival will be christening a new slot for the Allen homecoming, making "Bullets Over Broadway" its "Centerpiece" presentation. The high-profile designation, similar in stature to the opening and closing night slots, will take place mid-festival and is expected to become an event staple.
ENTERTAINMENT
By Stephen Hunter and Stephen Hunter,Sun Film Critic | January 20, 1995
You're a big-time movie director. You were a fellow in directing at the American Film Institute, and directed 36 music videos, the cult film "Kill Me Again" and the brilliantly received "Red Rock West." Now you've got one of the most ecstatically reviewed movies of the decade in "The Last Seduction." Life should be great, no? What's to worry about? Everything is easy!Well, no."Basically, it's a fistfight from Day One," says John Dahl wearily. "You just fight and manipulate and . . . sometimes you win a little and sometimes you lose a little."
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By Hollywood Reporter | August 28, 1994
The New York Film Festival has finally gotten a film from New York's most "New York" filmmaker.After decades of eluding what seemed like an obvious showcase for Woody Allen's work, an Allen film, his new Miramax comedy "Bullets Over Broadway," will make its U.S.debut at the 32nd New York Film Festival.The festival will be christening a new slot for the Allen homecoming, making "Bullets Over Broadway" its "Centerpiece" presentation. The high-profile designation, similar in stature to the opening and closing night slots, will take place mid-festival and is expected to become an event staple.
FEATURES
By Edwin Riddell and Edwin Riddell,The Hollywood Reporter | June 2, 1994
Julia Roberts promised this week there would be no repeat performance of her walkout when she last went to make a film in England -- "unless I get fired."Ms. Roberts was speaking before shooting starts today on the reported $25 million-plus TriStar Pictures production of "Mary Reilly" at Pinewood Studios and in Edinburgh, co-starring John Malkovich and directed by Stephen Frears."The whole thing didn't work out," said the actress of "Shakespeare in Love," her ill-fated first British project.
FEATURES
By PETER JENSEN | April 10, 1994
Sam Baldwin is fretting over the pitfalls of dating when his needling friend, Jay, utters the fateful word."Tiramisu.""What is tiramisu?" Sam asks."You'll find out.""Well, what is it?""You'll see.""Some woman is going to want me to do it to her and I won't know what it is.""You'll love it.""This is going to be tough. Tough. Much tougher than I thought it would be," concludes an exasperated Sam.WHAT A WIMP.Tough? You want to hear tough? Sam and Jay are mere fiction. The two characters portrayed by actors Tom Hanks and Rob Reiner in "Sleepless In Seattle" are never seen dealing with tiramisu again.
ENTERTAINMENT
February 19, 1993
The 16th annual WBAL radio auction for Center Stage will be broadcast from 8 a.m. to midnight Sunday on WBAL (1090-AM). Highlights of this year's 700 items to be auctioned include round-trip airfare to Tokyo or Santiago, Chile; hang-gliding lessons in North Carolina; and the chance to be an extra in "Guarding Tess," a movie starring Shirley MacLaine and Nicholas Cage, to be filmed by TriStar Productions in Baltimore.A complete list of auction items will be published in the Arts & Entertainment section of the Sunday Sun. To place a bid Sunday, call (410)
BUSINESS
By Ian Johnson and Ian Johnson,New York Bureau | September 8, 1992
NEW YORK -- Faced with a sensational scandal surrounding its top product, TriStar Pictures is doing the only decent thing a company in its position can do: It is embarking on a massive marketing campaign to take advantage of the headlines.This time, it isn't controversy over a mundane product such as mineral water or a painkiller, but filmmaker and comic Woody Allen, whose professional career has been overshadowed recently by his public war with companion Mia Farrow and his relationship with her adopted daughter.
FEATURES
By Phyllis Brill and Phyllis Brill,Staff Writer | May 25, 1992
Making choices can be the biggest stumbling block to success, says Hollywood film executive Marc Platt, because "you want to use your head to make decisions when you should HTC using your heart."It's choices of the heart that, although they are the most difficult to make, are often the most successful and always the most satisfying," says the 35-year-old Baltimore native who became president of TriStar Pictures earlier this year.Mr. Platt spoke to an assembly of nearly 900 students, faculty and friends at his alma mater, Pikesville High School, Friday after receiving the school's annual Distinguished Alumni Award for his accomplishments in the motion picture industry.
FEATURES
By PETER JENSEN | April 10, 1994
Sam Baldwin is fretting over the pitfalls of dating when his needling friend, Jay, utters the fateful word."Tiramisu.""What is tiramisu?" Sam asks."You'll find out.""Well, what is it?""You'll see.""Some woman is going to want me to do it to her and I won't know what it is.""You'll love it.""This is going to be tough. Tough. Much tougher than I thought it would be," concludes an exasperated Sam.WHAT A WIMP.Tough? You want to hear tough? Sam and Jay are mere fiction. The two characters portrayed by actors Tom Hanks and Rob Reiner in "Sleepless In Seattle" are never seen dealing with tiramisu again.
FEATURES
By Phyllis Brill and Phyllis Brill,Staff Writer | May 25, 1992
Making choices can be the biggest stumbling block to success, says Hollywood film executive Marc Platt, because "you want to use your head to make decisions when you should HTC using your heart."It's choices of the heart that, although they are the most difficult to make, are often the most successful and always the most satisfying," says the 35-year-old Baltimore native who became president of TriStar Pictures earlier this year.Mr. Platt spoke to an assembly of nearly 900 students, faculty and friends at his alma mater, Pikesville High School, Friday after receiving the school's annual Distinguished Alumni Award for his accomplishments in the motion picture industry.
FEATURES
May 20, 1992
Here are the top 10 films at the box office over the weekend, with distributor, weekend gross, total gross, number of weeks in release:J "Lethal Weapon 3" Warner Bros. $33.2 million $33.2 million 12 "Basic Instinct" TriStar $3.0 million $93.7 million 93 "Beethoven" Universal $2.3 million $41.1 million 7"White Men Can't Jump" Fox $1.9 million $64.9 million 85 "The Player" New Line $1.5 million $9.8 million 66 "Wayne's World" Paramount $1.3 million $112.4 million 147 "My Cousin Vinny" Fox $1.1 million $45.6 million 108 "The Babe" Universal $1.0 million $14.7 million 59 "FernGully" Fox $0.9 million $17.8 million 6"City of Joy" TriStar $0.8 million $11.8 million 5
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