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December 4, 2009 | By Sam Sessa
Michael Oher may be the focus of the new film "The Blind Side." But the Baltimore Raven isn't the film's only Baltimore connection. One of the songs on the soundtrack was written by SoulStice, a rapper and producer based in Columbia, Md. "It was a cool, different experience," said SoulStice, a 30-year-old whose real name is Ashley Llorens. Warner Bros. wanted a song to accompany a scene in which Oher returns to the rough-and-tumble Memphis, Tenn., neighborhood where he grew up, SoulStice said.
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December 4, 2009 | By Sam Sessa
Michael Oher may be the focus of the new film "The Blind Side." But the Baltimore Raven isn't the film's only Baltimore connection. One of the songs on the soundtrack was written by SoulStice, a rapper and producer based in Columbia, Md. "It was a cool, different experience," said SoulStice, a 30-year-old whose real name is Ashley Llorens. Warner Bros. wanted a song to accompany a scene in which Oher returns to the rough-and-tumble Memphis, Tenn., neighborhood where he grew up, SoulStice said.
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January 17, 2014 | By Meredith Blake
NEW YORK - Late one evening in June, Abbi Jacobson and Ilana Glazer are outlining an episode for their Comedy Central series, "Broad City," when their conversation turns to Superman - specifically, which incarnation of the Man of Steel is the hottest. "To me, he's like the porn-star version of Superman," says Glazer, 26, pointing to Dean Cain's picture on the cover of an Entertainment Weekly issue commemorating the character's 75th anniversary. Jacobson, 29, agrees. "He's like a trashy Superman.
NEWS
October 30, 2003 | Steve Baltin, Special to The Times
After nearly two decades as one of the preeminent figures on the house music scene, Todd Terry finds himself at a place in his career he never expected to be -- starting over. "It's definitely like the beginning stages of my career. I never thought I would get back to this, but I'm back to that type of feel," the iconic New York producer-remixer-DJ says.
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April 22, 2014 | By Gerrick D. Kennedy
Looks like Maxwell is ready to end his disappearing act. The revered R&B singer is set to kick off the 2014 BET Experience by headlining a show at Staples Center on June 27 alongside songstresses   Jill Scott, Marsha Ambrosius and “American Idol” winner Candice Glover. But the gig is also part of a summer trek that the crooner will launch in June. The 37-date Summer Soulstice tour will take Maxwell across North America on his first major tour since 2010.   PHOTOS: 2013's year of controversial rap lyrics The tour launches Jun. 14 in Milwaukee and wraps Aug. 17 in Albuquerque.
BUSINESS
September 3, 2010 | By Tiffany Hsu, Los Angeles Times
Kendrick Harris, a high school dropout who has been homeless and jobless, has had more pressing things to worry about than the environment. But in the last year the 22-year-old South Los Angeles resident has planted community gardens, cleaned up abandoned industrial sites and learned how to install solar panels. "Not knowing where I was going to sleep at night, the last thing in my head was going green," Harris said recently as he helped weatherize a 75-year-old stucco home near Lincoln Heights.
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