From a reporter's facts to much funnier stuff


I am told that Maryland native T. P. Mulrooney tries to make a good impression everywhere he goes. You can judge for yourself when this comedian opens his one-man show, "Hitch up the Mules," Tuesday at the Slapstix Comedy Club.

T. P., who calls L.A. home now, graduated from the University of Maryland with a degree in journalism. He admits that he decided to leave his job as a reporter when he found himself embellishing just a bit to bring a story alive.

He'll be in town for a limited two-week engagement, and you may call the club, (410) 659-7528 for show times and cost of tickets.


The Baltimore Music Club opened its 70th year with a luncheon recital at U.S.F.& G's Mount Washington facility. More than 100 members and guests attended to pay tribute to concert pianist Reynaldo Reyes, who is on the faculty of Towson State, Goucher and Garrison Forest School. Mr. Reyes was honored for his professional and humanitarian achievements.

Some who came to pay tribute to him were Doris Patz, luncheon chair; Hoke Smith, president of Towson State University; Robert O. Pierce, director of the Peabody Conservatory of Music; Alan Emerich, president of the State Federation of Music Clubs; Valerie Wilson and Lynn Taylor Hebden, Peabody Conservatory; Eva Lorden Shaw, president of the Baltimore Music Club; and Christini Giorgi, a former protege of Mr. Reyes who will soon be Mrs. Reynaldo Reyes.


Hats off to the International Committee of the Maryland Chapter of the Public Relations Society of America. They've come up with what sounds like an interesting series on international marketing and communications.

The first guest is career diplomat and press counselor of the Embassy of the Russian Federation Vladimir Derbenev, who will share his insight on communication practices in Russia. Before his Washington assignment, Mr. Derbenev served as the former U.S.S.R.'s press counselor in India and Nepal. The first round table takes place Nov. 30 from 5:30 p.m. to 7:30 p.m. at the Holiday Inn. Tickets cost $10 for members and $12 for non-members and may be reserved by calling Laura Charping at 715-7128.


The Baltimore Area Council of the Boy Scouts of America has selected Mathias "Matt" DeVito, chairman of the Rouse Company, as the 1993 recipient of the Henry A. Rosenberg Sr. Distinguished Citizen Award.

To my knowledge, this is the first time Mr. DeVito has agreed to be an honoree. The dinner takes place Dec. 7 at the Hyatt Regency, and you may call Richard Behrens at (410) 338-1700 for more information.


Hawaii's senior senator, Democrat Daniel K. Inouye, and former Israeli Prime Minister Yitzhak Rabin will be in Baltimore Dec. 5 for the Zionist Organization of America's 50th anniversary Brandeis Dinner at the Hyatt Regency.

Sen. Inouye was selected to receive the organization's most prestigious award because of his steadfast support of the United States-Israel friendship. For information or reservations, call (410) *

Hundreds of friends were invited to stop by Clementine "Clemmie" L. Peterson's home this weekend to help her celebrate her 100th birthday. This delightful lady, who has dedicated her life to helping others, was married to the late Duane Peterson, co-founder of the Baltimore-based national business service firm Peterson, Howell & Heather, now the PHH corporation.


I had a nice note from Joan Merritt, wife of that wonderful opera singer, Chris. Joan is working on a Holiday Gathering to benefit the Don Miller Home, a place that provides a caring and homey atmosphere for AIDS sufferers.

The project is a labor of love for Joan, who lost a brother to AIDS. Her famous husband was supposed to perform with her at the party, but has to be in Chicago preparing for the opening of "Il Trovatore." Instead she'll be joined by Baltimore Opera Company's Michael Harrison, unless, of course, his wife, Patricia, picks that time to have their first child.

Regardless of the performers, the show will go on at the home of Barbara and Ed Brody Dec. 5 at 5 p.m. For more information LTC about $40 tickets, call (410) 433-1109.


Around town: My spies tell me that actor Richard Dreyfuss and director Bruce Beresford were seen dining at Pierpoint Restaurant in Fells Point . . .

Singer Rosemary Clooney, who was in town performing with the BSO, had time to have a few meals at her favorite restaurant, the Hamptons at Harbor Court . . .

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