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  • Baltimore perfect setting for 'He's Just Not That Into You'

    Baltimore perfect setting for 'He's Just Not That Into You'
    As far as the makers of He's Just Not That Into You are concerned, the biggest thing Baltimore had going for it - and the reason they set their movie here - is that it's not New York or Los Angeles or Chicago or any other big city where romantic...
  • Just-announced concerts

    KISS at the Verizon Center on Oct. 13. Buckcherry will be the opening act. Tickets go on sale Aug. 29. 410-547-7328 or ticketmaster.com. Bruce Hornsby and The Noisemakers with The Wood Brothers (featuring Chris Wood of Medeski, Martin and Wood) at the...
  • Baltimore: A muse for many

    Baltimore: A muse for many
    Baltimore has been many a musician's muse over the years. Today, the indie rock group Stephen Malkmus and the Jicks release their latest album, Real Emotional Trash. Malkmus was the primary singer and songwriter for the indie rock band Pavement until...
  • Two Boots finding its footing

    Two Boots finding its footing
    Two Boots, the fun New York-based restaurant serving spicy Italian and Cajun food, has come to Baltimore. One location is open in Power Plant Live, across from Port Discovery, and the second is expected to open by December near the Maryland Institute...
  • 'Hairspray' fashions at Bloomie's are a plus

    NEW YORK - Divine would be so proud. There, inside the fashion mecca that is Bloomingdale's; there, inside an exclusive designer boutique, a black T-shirt screams the name of the late, great transvestite legend in lipstick-pink letters. And it's selling...
  • 'Hairspray' soundtack review

    "Hairspray" Original Cast Sony Classical "I used to hate musical comedy," writes bizarro filmmaker John Waters in the liner notes to the cast album of the musical based on his "Hairspray," which opened on Broadway Aug. 15. However, he claims that...
  • The look of loud

    Second in an occasional series NEW YORK -- No doubt John Waters meant it fondly when he quipped: "Come to Baltimore and be shocked." Now his vision of 1960s Baltimore is headed to Broadway, where, with the help of a team of designers, the musical...
  • 'Hairspray' gets ready for Broadway

    NEW YORK - If Margo Lion hadn't come down with a head cold three years ago, none of this would have happened. She was in bed, nursing the sniffles and watching videos, when it hit her: Hairspray, the 1988 movie by counterculture filmmaker John Waters,...
  • Baltimore style hits Broadway in 'Hairspray'

    NEW YORK - Hairspray should be - and probably will be - a hit, but not because of the accuracy with which it re-creates 1962 Baltimore. It will be a hit because it doesn't re-create it. That's not to say that theatergoers from Bawlamer won't recognize...
  • 'Hairspray' premiere tousles Broadway audience

    NEW YORK - Welcome to Broadway, Hon. Baltimore came to the Big Apple in a big way last night with the premiere of Hairspray, John Waters' affectionate, $10.5 million tribute to his hometown. Although other shows set in Charm City have played here (Kiss...
  • For Fierstein, the mother of all roles

    Fourth in a series of occasional articles SEATTLE - Harvey Fierstein is shaving his eyebrows. This is a first for him. Oh sure, he's worn lipstick and eyeliner, dresses and falsies, high heels and pantyhose. But before he began playing Edna Turnblad,...
  • Role brings actress to a new stage

    Marissa Jaret Winokur's kindergarten and pre-school report cards hang on her dressing room wall. The teachers' comments describe her as a dominant leader and refer to her "distinct and husky" voice - and the need to control and soften that voice. "Very...