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Don Imus to perform at Maryland Theatre

March 23, 1999

Lampooning radio personality Don Imus returns to the Maryland Theatre on April 23 for a live broadcast of his nationally syndicated morning radio program.

Tickets ranging in price from $26.50 to $36.50 went on sale Monday. The doors will open at 5:30 a.m. The radio show will run from 6 a.m. to 10 a.m.

Imus first brought his sarcastic news reporting style to the theater on Sept. 12, 1997. Politicians from President Clinton to former Washington County Commissioner Ronald L. Bowers and local NASCAR fans and Civil War re-enactors fell victim to his comedic wit.

It was the first time the historic South Potomac Street theater served as a stage for a nationwide broadcast, and Imus' second visit will be the theater's second time in the national spotlight, according to theater Director Pat Wolford.

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"It's really a thrill to have him come here. It's great for the theater to have that kind of coverage," Wolford said.

Imus is expected to set up shop at about 4:30 a.m. when he will begin poring over local and national newspapers looking for the news of the day, Wolford said.

Imus' home-station is WFAN in New York.

His program can be heard locally on Oldies 106.9 FM, and seen on the cable news channel MSNBC.

* For ticket information call the theater at 301-790-2000.

- Dan Kulin

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