'SNL's' Brown due in town


COMEDY CAPER: "Saturday Night Live's" A. Whitney Brown takes center stage this weekend at the Comedy Factory Outlet.

Known for his "Get the Big Picture" features with "SNL" cohort Dennis Miller on the "Weekend Update" segments, the comic will perform two shows nightly. (You can catch him on WMAR-TV's (Channel 2) noon news on Friday for preview.)

REEL BALTIMORE: "Silence of the Lambs," which is packing them in at area theaters, is surprisingly vocal about our hometown. There are references to a fictitious Baltimore State Hospital for the Criminally Insane and a Yourself storage facility supposedly located here and the for-real Johns Hopkins Hospital. But for all the city ties, you won't see any familiar landscapes.

The edge-of-the-seat film does have one line that draws hoots from local audiences when a smarmy psychiatrist tells a visiting FBI trainee (Jodie Foster): "Baltimore can be a great place if you have the right guide." Sure, doc, but not with you.

IT'S A SELLOUT for the first of a series of concerts at the Senator Theatre tomorrow featuring pop musician Richard Thompson and folk artist Shaun Colvin, who recently won a Grammy Award for Best Contemporary Folk Recording Artist.

Senator co-owner Tom Kiefaber hopes to book more concerts in late


A SPORTING CROWD turned out last Friday for the 14th annual Federico Tessio Awards Banquet Program to benefit the 40 West Lodge of the Order of the Sons of Italy at Martin's West.

Familiar faces included former Pimlico Race Track chief-turned-racing-analyst Chick Lang, visiting from the Eastern Shore where he's in semiretirement.

Asked how the good life was, Lang laughed, "I'm getting fatter!"

Chaired, once again, by Sam Culotta, other familiar "racing" figures included Clem Florio, King Leatherbury and former sportscaster Charlie Eckman, who was the recipient of the Federico Tessio Special Recognition Award.

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