Thursday, March 31, 2011

SINGLE CARROT & PRATT LIBRARY ACTING PROGRAM HONORS PARTICIPANTS IN ACTING PROGRAM

The Twelve Dancing  Princesses and Princes
WHEN: April 11, from 4:15–5:00 PM
WHERE: The Orleans Street Branch of the Enoch Pratt Free Library, 1303 Orleans Street, Baltimore

WHO: The children who have participated in the Single Carrot Theatre and Enoch Pratt Free Library Acting Program on Monday afternoons.
WHAT: A free performance, discussion and pizza party.

Please e-mail gjabaily@singlecarrot.com with questions.

MICA STUDENTS DEVELOP CAMPAIGN TO CURB DRUNK DRIVING STATEWIDE

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Maryland Highway Safety Office, Urbanite, MICA Partner in Loss and Consequences: The Drunk Driving Project, Including Gallery Exhibitions, Artscape and Advertising Campaigns, April–December

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Maryland Institute College of Art (MICA); Maryland Highway Safety Office (MHSO), a division of the Maryland State Highway Administration; and Urbanite magazine partner in

Loss and Consequences: The Drunk Driving Project

to develop unique anti-drunk driving messaging.

The juried initiative utilizes the creativity of MICA students to design engaging visual communications that will be distributed statewide through exhibitions and advertising, April through December.

Approximately 10 pieces will be displayed in statewide drunk driving prevention campaigns—through outdoor billboards, web banners and videos, buses and print media—that will take place through December.

The juried selections are scheduled to be showcased in:

  • Case[werks] Showroom & Gallery (1501 St. Paul St., Suite 116), Tuesday, April 12–Friday, May 27
  • MICA Main Building’s Main Gallery (1300 W. Mount Royal Ave.), Tuesday, June 7–Thursday, July 14
  • Urbanite’s Artscape tent, Friday, July 15–Sunday, July 17

WILD WEEKEND @ CREATIVE ALLIANCE, APRIL 7-9

 

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Found Footage Fest
with Heavy Metal Parking Lot’s 25th Anniversary!
Thursday, April 7,
8 PM
TICKETS:
$10, $5 mbrs, stus.

VHS is gloriously resurrected by hosts Joe Pickett (The Onion) and Nick Prueher (Late Show with David Letterman), with an action-packed lineup of videos: bad celebrity career moves, drunk guys mooning Hare Krishnas, and, at long last, cats riding motorcycles. Buddy Jeff Krulik screens and celebrates the 25th anniversary of his iconic slacker doc about tailgaters at a 1986 Judas Priest concert.

Felicia Carter & Amy Shook:  ShookShak Release Party
WHEN:
Friday, April 8, 8 PM
TICKETS:
$15, $10 mbrs.

Jazz vocalist Felicia Carter and bassist Amy Shook first joined forces to compose music for a PBS doc, then made it official with the launch of ShookShak Productions. ShookShak’s recent "Nothing to Do", features the FAB Trio (Shook, Bob Butta and Frank Russo, who backed Carter on her CD’s Feather and Step Lightly), with Donato Soviero on guitar. The Washington Post says "Carter can cast a spell with her lyrics alone", while JazzTimes praises the FAB Trio’s " uncommon cohesiveness and passionate positive energy."

FUSION: HipClasstic!
WHEN:
Saturday,  April 9, 8 PM; Members’ Happy Hour 7 PM with food, $2 drinks & priority seating. Free ticket if you join tonight.
TICKETS: $15, $10 mbrs & stus.

FUSION returns with another ‘unusual collaboration’ of hip hop & classical music and dance! Soul Cannon’s live instrumentation backs lead MC Eze’s thought-provoking lyrics with performances by Sharayna Christmas-Rose, classically trained dancer and director of Rayn Fall Dance Studio. Spanish Harlem-born hip hop dancer and choreographer, Rokafella, performs a jaw-dropping set with Baltimore’s own DJ Relax. Classical musicians deliver a unique “hipclasstic” performance! Catch Martha Cooper’s photos of B-Girlz opening in ARG prior to show.

PUPPETS & IMPROV ABOUND @ BIG’S SPRING SHOWS

BIG's April Foolin' & Spring Awakening!

Reunions & Puppets! BIG Returns to the Strand!

BIG returns to Station North and the Strand for the next two Saturdays. 

The April Foolin' Show on April 2 will feature a the reunion of BIG troupe, Moving Walkways, as well as the multifaceted formats of Lekker, the over the top physicality of Evan the Loyal, and short form ninjitsu compliments of Plan B.

The April 9th Spring Awakening Show will bring you BIG's premiere and  Puppet Improv Troupe, Tigerhead. They will be joined by the power of Pop 6, Gus, and Training for Prom.

Our last two performances at the Strand were overflow sell-outs. Reservations Strongly Recommended. You are about to witness the strength of street Improv.

WHEN: Saturdays April 2 & 9, 8:00 PM
WHERE:
Strand Theater, 1823 North Charles Street
TICKETS:
$10 general, $8 Students/Military/First Responders

  • Parking On Street. Allow extra time.

LISTEN TO MUSIC @ McDANIEL COLLEGE THIS MONTH

Information: Call 410.857.2599 or visit www.mcdaniel.edu/3490.htm

Children’s Chorus of Carroll County Spring Celebration: Come Together
WHEN: April 3, 3 PM
WHERE:
Baker Memorial Chapel, McDaniel College, Westminster, MD
Free admission (donations are appreciated)
Concert will feature several alumni of the chorus and current members, as well as the Old Line Barbershop Chorus. The Children's Chorus of Carroll County exists to provide an accessible, quality choral experience for children in central Maryland. It is dedicated to serving the community and helping children develop attitudes that will perpetuate a lifetime of joyful singing. Under the direction of Diane Jones, the chorus will perform a wide variety of music.

Chamber Music on the Hill presents Trio of Trios: The Westminster Trio and Friends
WHEN: April 3, 7 PM
WHERE:
Decker Center Forum
TICKETS: $15 adults; $10 seniors and veterans; children, students with ID admitted free.
The Westminster Trio includes Melissa Zaraya, Esther Mellon, both members of the Baltimore Symphony, and David Kreider, a member of the McDaniel College music faculty. For this concert they will be joined by Lynne Griffith and David Duree, both also members of the McDaniel College music faculty. The program will include Johannes Brahms’ Trio in Eb Op. 40 for Violin, Piano, and French horn; Beethoven’s Trio in Bb, Op. 11, for Clarinet, Piano, and Cello; and Frank Martin’s Trio on Popular Irish Melodies.    

Gala Inauguration Concert
WHEN: April 10, 7 PM
WHERE:
Baker Memorial Chapel
“Changing Lives for a Changing World!” is the theme for this concert, which will include performances by McDaniel choirs, musical ensembles and faculty musicians. It is also the theme for the week ahead leading up to the inauguration of our new President, Dr. Roger Casey. Music is a great medium for initiating and celebrating change. This concert celebrates a future filled with new adventures, while recognizing the rich and diverse heritage from which those pathways are already emerging.

Student Guitar Ensembles
WHEN:
 April 12, 8 PM
WHERE:
Baker Memorial Chapel
Featuring the McDaniel College Jazz Guitar Ensemble, under the direction of Tim Jenkins, the ensemble consists of students Kevin Alexander, Charlie Eron, Patrick Gosey, Jon Gore-Langton, Michael Monaco , Dan Parsons, and Max Phelps. The program is scheduled to include “My Romance” (Rodgers and Hart), “So What”/“Impressions” (Miles Davis/John Coltrane), “Central Park West” (John Coltrane) and “Pneumonia” (an original composition by student Michael Monaco). The evening will feature solo and duet guitar performances.

STUDENT ART ON DISPLAY @ McDANIEL COLLEGE THIS MONTH

McDaniel College is offering art, music and theatre events during April. Unless otherwise noted, all events are free and open to the public. For more information, call 410.857.2599.

 

ART EXHIBIT
For gallery hours, call 410-857-2595 or visit
www.mcdaniel.edu/5531.htm

The Kathryn E. Wentz Juried Undergraduate Exhibition
WHEN: April 5 - April 15;
Opening reception: 7-9 PM, April 5
WHERE
: McDaniel College,
Westminster, MD, 30 miles northwest of Baltimore and 56 miles north of Washington, D.C.

The exhibition is open to all students, who may submit up to five artworks they have done while studying at McDaniel College. Professional artists and art educators serve as the exhibition’s jurors. This year’s judges, painter Jonathan Stonely and sculptor Seth Crawford, select the award winners for the eight awards that are given: Best in Show, First, Second, and Third place, three Honorable Mentions and a Foundation Award that is open to work done in Drawing One (Perceptual Drawing and Design).

Winners will be announced during the opening reception. Work not selected for the juried exhibition is then considered by members of the Art Club to be shown concurrently in the Annual Salon Des Refuse Exhibition. The Salon exhibition is being held at the Carroll Arts Center from April 21-May 11. There will be an opening reception at 6 PM, April 21. at the Carroll Arts Center.

Bemused: McDaniel College Senior Capstone Exhibition I
WHEN: April 20 - April 29; Opening reception: 7-9 PM,  April 20
WHERE
: McDaniel College, Westminster, MD, 30 miles northwest of Baltimore and 56 miles north of Washington, D.C.

The first senior capstone show will feature work from the following students: Tosin Abraham, Kasey Ball, Rachel Baumgarten, Kristin Behrle, Caitlin Buckland, Meg Christian, Joanna Jenkins, Megan Magee and Sarah Reeb. Works on display will feature various media, including colored pencil on paper, acrylic painting, silkscreen prints, etching prints, wires and wax, photography, cut paper, oils and pen on canvas, screen prints, charcoal, chalk, graphite, sewing, hair, lino cuts and stop animation video.

“STICK FLY” @ EVERYMAN THEATRE IS A HIT!

Our Town

 

Have You Heard? Baltimore Premiere of Stick Fly Receives Rave Reviews 

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Shannon Dorsey in STICK FLY.  Photo by Stan Barouh. 

Audiences and critics alike are raving about Everyman Theatre's current production of Stick Fly by Lydia Diamond. 

"...a finely acted, handsome production..."  —Tim Smith, The Baltimore Sun

"Under the lithe directorial touch of Everyman Artistic Director Vincent M. Lancisi and in the hands of this nimble cast...what Diamond fearlessly and quite comically explores is the intersection of class and family frisson, a barbed subject that knows no color line."  —Bret McCabe, City Paper

"Good theatre keeps one wondering...and Stick Fly is certainly that."Daniel Collins, Broadway World

"Lancisi should be commended for tackling universal themes, like family, race, and gender, while making sure we are invested in the characters."  —Amy Morgan, Radar Redux

Limited ticket availability!  Many performances are already SOLD OUT.

Don't miss this Baltimore Premiere, playing now through April 17th.  

WHEN: Wednesdays and Thursdays at 7:30 PM, Fridays at 8 PM, Saturdays at 2 PM and 8 PM, and Sundays at 2 PM and 7 PM through April 17.
WHERE:  Everyman Theatre, 1727 N. Charles Street, Baltimore
TICKETS:  
Purchase tickets online or by calling the Everyman Theatre Box Office at 410.752.2208.

Read the reviews in full by following these links: Baltimore Sun, City Paper, Broadway World, Radar Redux

A PLAGUE OF FLEAS INVADES THE STRAND THEATER AS A PLAY

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By Naomi Wallace
Directed by Jayme Kilburn

WHEN: April 21 - May 7, 2011*
WHERE:
Strand Theater, 1823 N. Charles Street, Baltimore

On the last day of their quarantine, a wealthy couple’s house is invaded by two strangers—a sailor and a girl who might not be what she seems—and so they must begin another month of quarantine…together. Watched over by their jailor, these four with nothing in common must find a way to survive both the plague and each other. Inspired by the 1992 L.A. Riots, Wallace explores the issues of class and poverty in this highly timely and political play.
Read About Naomi Wallace in The Guardian

TICKETS:
$15 general / $10 Students and  Seniors
To purchase tickets, please CLICK HERE or call 443.874.4917 
(Groupon subscribers must reserve by phone).

Opening Night is Friday, April 21st. The show is preceded by a reception and a post show discussion will follow the performance.

*Production Dates:
Wednesday, April 27th at 7:00 PM
Thursday, April 21st and May 5th at 8:00 PM
Friday, April 22nd, 29th, and May 6th at 8:00 PM
Saturday, April 23rd, 30th, and May 7th at 8:00 PM
Sunday, May 1st at 3 PM

MICA LAUNCHES WEEK OF FASHION WITH ANNUAL SHOWS

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Two Fashion Events, RACK and Genuine Articles, Showcase Design Innovation

imageThis April, Maryland Institute College of Art (MICA) challenges conventional wisdom and proves that Baltimore is a center of fashion and design innovation. From Saturday, April 9 to Saturday, April 16, two distinct shows, both featuring original, purposeful designs, aim to usher in a new view of fashion in Baltimore: singularly inventive. Juxtaposed against standard fashion events in the city, these shows present a fresh perspective on design in Baltimore in a way that may revolutionize the way the city—and the world—engage in fashion invention here.  (Left: Sharela Bonfield)

imageMICA students will exhibit their unique abilities to create clothing that inspires both thought and action. RACK: An Experimental Fashion Event pushes the boundaries of what a traditional fashion show is with more than 150 artists, performers and musicians participating. Genuine Articles: Designs That Give a Damn, 2011’s incarnation of MICA’s Annual Benefit Fashion Show, is an interdisciplinary exploration of fashion’s potential to impact society, with both practical and outrageous designs. (Above: Maria Chaverri and Jacob Whayne Dillow; Photos by Derek Blanks ’00))

Additionally, MICA fashion students participate in off-campus happenings in April:

Smart Textiles Goes to China, in\flux and Robot Fest

MICA’s Collaborative Smart Textiles Research Lab, developed by fiber faculty member Annet Couwenberg in 2008, combines age-old craftsmanship with 21st-century technology. Students from the fall 2010 Wash & Wear Electronics course will be showcasing their final projects in a Wearable Technology Fashion Show in China on Thursday, April 7 in conjunction with the Fashion Department at Donghua University in Shanghai, China, and the Willem de Kooning Academy in Rotterdam, The Netherlands. Contact the Office of Communications for more details about the China collaboration, which will continue in the fall.

The spring Smart Textiles class, in partnership with MICA’s Electronics for Art and Design class, will showcase their work at:

  • in\flux gallery, 307 W. Baltimore St., with a free reception and student presentations on Wednesday, April 27, at 7 PM
  • Robot Fest at National Electronics Museum, 1745 W. Nursery Road, Linthicum Heights (near Baltimore/Washington International Thurgood Marshall Airport) on Saturday, April 30, 10 AM–3 PM. Tickets: Suggested donation of $6, adults; $3, middle- and high-school students; children are free. For more information on this event, visit www.robotfest.com. 

Monday, March 28, 2011

SPEND AN APRIL WEEKEND @ AN DIE MUSIK LIVE!

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MusikNOW Concerts at An die Musik LIVE!
A Classical, Jazz & World Music Concert Venue
409 N. Charles Street, Baltimore
www.AndieMusikLIVE.com
410.385.2638

Friday, April 1, 8 PM
WEST GARDEN TRIO
TICKETS: $12/$8 students. Join us for a post-concert wine reception.
Danielle DeSwert Hahn, Piano; Benjamin Wensel, Cello; Luke Wedge, Violin

The West Garden Piano Trio was formed in early 2008 as the resident piano trio at the National Gallery of Art. Coming from diverse backgrounds, the three musicians with a passion for playing chamber music that appeals to a wide audience are known for their interesting and diverse programming. They have performed to full houses at the National Gallery of Art in addition to embassy and other DC area venues

Performing Mozart’s Piano Trio in B Flat Major; Schoenberg’s Verklärte Nacht, and Beethoven’s Piano Trio in D Major (Ghost).

Saturday, April 2, 8 & 9:30 PM
Contemporary Arts, Inc., in collaboration with An die Musik Live! present
Warren Oree and The Arpeggio Ensemble
TICKETS: $20/$18 seniors & students
Warren Oree (acoustic bass); Umar Raheem (saxophones); Greg “Ju-Ju” Jones (drums); Doug “Pablow” Edwards (congas and percussion); Frank Butrey (guitar)

Warren Oree & The Arpeggio Jazz Ensemble have performed throughout the world, including Bahia, Brazil; St Marteen’s Jazz Festival; Hamilton, Bermuda; Europe; and the Dominican Republic Jazz Festival.

ARPEGGIO’s repertoire includes original and standard compositions. Arpeggio has recorded nine CDs of original music which includes the most recent—MAN BITES DOG (SilkSkin). Everyone in the band composes, which gives the group a versatile sound that appeals to a variety of audiences.

Sunday, April 3, 3 PM
Andrea Casarrubios, cello & Ronaldo Rolim, piano
ADMISSION: free; we suggest a $10 donation. Post-concert reception.

Recently announced winner of the I Solo Cello Competition Illa de Menorca-FIDAH 2010 and Yamaha Young Performing Artists Competition 2009, Andrea has been awarded first place in numerous competitions including the SOR Solo String Competition (USA, 2009), the Baltimore Music Club String Competition (USA, 2008), the Castilla y León Piano Competition Rio Orbigo (Spain, 2004) and the National Piano Competition Rio del Oro (Spain, 2005).

Award-winning Brazilian pianist Ronaldo Rolim has been praised for his interpretive power, brilliant virtuosity and rich sonorous palette. He is a prizewinner of more than 20 global competitions Ronaldo concludes his Master of Music degree in Piano Performance tin 2011 at the Peabody Institute, where he is a recipient of the Douglas and Hilda Goodwin Scholarship for Chamber Music.

Sunday, April 3, 7 PM
Gennadi Zagor, classical piano
Presented by An die Musik Live! in collaboration with Post-Classical Ensemble
TICKETS: $10. Post-concert wine reception.

 

  • Stravinsky: Scherzo from Sonata in F-sharp minor
  • Gershwin: Rhapsody in Blue (improvisation)
  • Mussorgsky: Pictures at an Exhibition

Monday, April 4, 7:30 PM & Monday, April 18, 7:30 PM
Peabody Jazz Student Ensemble
TICKETS: $5
Kevin B. Clark, guitar; Colin Rosso, percussion; Jonathan Guo, double bass; Adam Corson, saxophone; Alex Crean, tenor

Come see these amazing musicians in the first floor gallery.

SUMMER PROGRAM FOR TEENS @ SINGLE CARROT THEATRE

The 3rd Annual
Single Carrot Theatre
Summer High School Conservatory

WHEN: August 1–12
WHERE:
Single Carrot Theatre, 120 W. North Avenue, Baltimore
COST: $475 if you register before July 1, 2011

A one-week intensive, insightful look at acting, design and production, specially designed for high school students interested in performance. Taught and facilitated by Single Carrot Theatre’s award-winning ensemble.

To enroll now, e-mail gjabaily@singlcarrot.com or call 443.844.9240.

AFTER SCHOOL PROGRAM FOR BUDDING THESPIANS @ SINGLE CARROT THEATRE

MOVE/SPEAK

WHEN: Tuesday afternoons, April 12–June 7,  4:15-5:45 PM
WHERE:
Single Carrot Theatre, 120 W. North Avenue, Baltimore
COST: $150  ENROLL NOW!
Ages 11-14

Single Carrot Theatre invites your child to join us for an exciting after-school program. We'll focus on building ensemble and providing in-depth study of acting techniques, taught by members of Baltimore City's award-winning ensemble.

Move/Speak is a great way to encourage your child to make new friends, learn valuable skills, fatten college resumes and hone their budding talent. Whether your child is an experienced young actor or just interested in trying something new, Single Carrot Theatre is the perfect place to let go and learn.

MONOLOGUES ADDRESS THE PROBLEM OF MENTAL ILLNESS

FIGHT THE STIGMA

WHEN: Wednesday, March 30, at 7:00 PM
WHERE:
Single Carrot Theatre, 120 W. North Avenue, Baltimore
TICKETS: FREE, and any donation will be given to National Alliance on Mental Illness and Baltimore Crisis Response, Inc.

Fight the Stigma will be a night of monologues performed by those who have struggled with mental illness. The performers will take ownership of their stories.

The first part of this project involved Single Carrot Theatre going to Baltimore Crisis Response Inc. to conduct theater workshops for clients in crisis. The monologues you will see are self generated by both volunteers of National Alliance on Mental Illness Metropolitan Baltimore and professional actors who are exploring their own journeys with mental illness.

There will be a talkback and reception with food and beverages to follow.

Please RSVP to Giti Jabaily at gjabaily@singlecarrot.com

JEAN-MICHEL COUSTEAU & CELINE COUSTEAU TO SPEAK ON OCEANS @ GOUCHER

THE GREAT OCEAN ADVENTURE

Environmentalist/film producer Jean-Michel Cousteau and environmentalist/ educator Céline Cousteau—the son and granddaughter of legendary oceanographer Jacques-Yves Cousteau—will give a multimedia presentation titled The Great Ocean Adventure. The Cousteaus are appearing as Goucher's Spring 2011 Robert and Jane Meyerhoff Visiting Professors.

WHEN: 8 PM on Monday, April 11
WHERE:
Goucher College's Kraushaar Auditorium.
TICKETS:$10 for general admission. Goucher students, faculty, staff, and alumnae/i may reserve two free tickets. Tickets must be reserved in advance by going to www.tickets.goucher.edu.www.tickets.goucher.edu.

Jean-Michel Cousteau began investigating the world's oceans at an early age aboard the Calypso and Alcyone. As an adult, he collaborated with Jacques for 17 years to reorganize the Cousteau Society. Jean-Michel produced educational films, gave lectures, and became involved in his father's eponymous Cousteau documentaries—first as an onscreen participant and then as a producer by the early 1990s.

After Jacques died in 1997, Jean-Michel founded the nonprofit Jean-Michel Cousteau Institute, designed to work with other environmental organizations to solve problems adversely impacting the world's oceans, rivers, lakes, and inland waterways.In 1999, he founded Ocean Futures Society, a nonprofit marine conservation and education organization that serves as a "Voice for the Ocean" by communicating the critical bond between people and the sea and the importance of wise environmental policy.

Jean-Michel has produced more than 80 films and has received an Emmy, the Peabody Award, and the Cable Ace Award.

Céline is featured in the PBS television series Jean-Michel Cousteau: Ocean Adventures and has worked on the preparation of expeditions, field production and as an on-camera presenter. As the international program coordinator for her father's Ocean Futures Society, she travels the world as an educational ambassador to support protection of the natural world. Céline has worked on a documentary for Discovery Channel, aiding scientists conduct research on the many shark species of the Great Barrier Reef.

Beyond her educational work, Céline has worked for a range of organizations, including the United Nations-mandated University for Peace and the Earth Council's Earth Charter Project. She is also working on a solo video project to create short segments that highlight the work of small, on-the-ground nonprofits around the world.

The Jane and Robert Meyerhoff Visiting Professorship is a biannual event was created to bring distinguished scholars, teachers, and practitioners to Goucher's campus to advance local and national dialogues on pressing issues of our time. Previous speakers have included primatologist Jane Goodall; Thomas L. Friedman, the three-time Pulitzer Prize-winning journalist and world-renowned author; and preservation advocate Robert F. Kennedy Jr.

MICA SETS ART LECTURES APRIL 4–14

MONDAY ARTIST AT NOON: LYNN PALEWICZ
WHEN: Monday, April 4, Noon
WHERE:
Brown Center: Falvey Hall, 1301 W. Mount Royal Ave.
Lynn Parewicz ’99, ’00 (general fine arts, M.A. in Teaching) combines photography, sculpture and drawing to explore different approaches to self-portraiture: the self as subject, the self as material and the self as creative impulse. Her lecture will address her most recent bodies of work as well as her creative process. After graduating from MICA, Palewicz went on to a Skowhegan School of Painting fellowship and received her M.F.A. at Yale University School of Art before returning to MICA to teach drawing and photography for several years.

MONDAY ARTIST AT NOON: CARSON FOX
WHEN: Monday, April 11, Noon
WHERE:
Brown Center: Falvey Hall, 1301 W. Mount Royal Ave.
imageBrooklyn-based artist Carson Fox will discuss her mixed media sculptures, installations and prints influenced by a heritage of Southern gothic tradition that relies heavily on the individual experiences of the artist. Fox will chronicle the past 10 years of her labor-intensive works that include intricately wrought hair filigrees; hand-manipulated giclee prints; and cast resin flower, snowflake and icicle sculptural installations. Her work can be found in the Museum of Arts and Design (New York), The Royal Museum of Belgium and other permanent collections.

TETSUYA YAMADA
WHEN: Wednesd
ay, April 13, 7 PM
WHERE:
Main Building: Room 110, 1300 W. Mount Royal Ave.
imageVisiting sculptor and associate professor at the University of Minnesota Tetsuya Yamada will lecture on his work and influences. Yamada creates sculptural and installation-based works that explore the conflicting legacies of modernism and the dynamics of architecture. A participant in the Kohler Arts/Industry program, his talk will focus on the effect this particular residency had on his work. Yamada’s work is widely exhibited, most recently at the Yoshii Gallery in New York, Minneapolis Institute of the Arts and the Philadelphia Art Alliance.

ALICE AYCOCK
WHEN
: Thursday, April 14, Noon
WHERE: Brown Center: Room 320, 1301 W. Mount Royal Ave.
Alice Aycock’s large-scale sculptures are in many permanent installations—including the new East River Park Pavilion in New York City—as well as the Museum of Modern Art, Whitney Museum of American Art and Brooklyn Museum, all in New York, and other notable collections. She has exhibited at the Venice Biennale, Documenta in Kassel, Germany, and Whitney Biennial, and has taught at schools, including Yale University (1988–92) and School of Visual Arts (1991–present). She is on the mayor’s Public Design Commission of the City of New York, where she influences the cultural view of the city
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THIS WEEK @ THE PEABODY CONSERVATORY

Gary LouieTomorrow, Tuesday, Mar. 29, at 7:30 PM, faculty artist Gary Louie, alto saxophone, and Daniel Gaisford, cello, will perform Last Autumn by Composition Department Chair Michael Hersch. This version of the 41-movement chamber work, commissioned by the Washington Performing Arts Society and Louie, was premiered by Louie and Gaisford at New York's Merkin Concert Hall in February 2010. At the October 2009 premiere in Philadelphia of the original version for horn and cello, Philadelphia Inquirer critic David Patrick Stearns wrote: "The musical unity of Last Autumn comes from recurring leitmotifs, mainly a stuttering series of abrasive chords suggesting a blinding revelation. Subsequent appearances weren't thematically altered as much as they were presented from different vantage points—like Monet paintings that repeat the same object in different lights." Tickets for the concert, in Peabody's Miriam A. Friedberg Concert Hall, are $15 for adults, $10 for seniors, and $5 for students. To purchase tickets, call the Peabody Box Office at 410.234.4800.

Also this week

On Wednesday, Mar. 30, at 7:00 PM, renowned violist Nobuko Imai will give a free recital with Pamela Frank, violin, and Victoria Chiang, viola, both faculty artists, and Doctor of Musical Arts candidate Sheng-Yuan Kuan, piano. On the program for the recital, in Peabody's Leith Symington Griswold Hall, are: Mozart's Duo for Violin and Viola in G, K. 423; Britten's Cello Suite No. 1, Op. 72; Bridge's Lament for Two Violas; and Brahms' Sonata in F minor, Op. 120, No. 1. Imai will also give a master class on Tuesday, Mar. 29, at 11:00 AM, in Peabody's Cohen-Davison Family Theatre.

On Thursday, Mar. 31, at 8:00 PM, and Sunday, Apr. 3, at 3:00 PM, the Baltimore Symphony Orchestra will perform John Corigliano's Pied Piper Fantasy, featuring BSO principal flutist and Peabody faculty artist Emily Skala, joined by flutists and drummers from the BSO's OrchKids program and the Tuned-In program of the Peabody Preparatory. In addition, Maestra Marin Alsop, a Distinguished Visiting Artist at the Conservatory, will lead the BSO and OrchKids in the world premiere of the BSO commission OrchKids Nation, written by composer David Rimelis. Both performances will be at Joseph Meyerhoff Symphony Hall, 1212 Cathedral Street. For tickets, visit bsomusic.org.

On Friday, Apr. 1, at 5:45 PM, Conservatory alumna Jessica Tong (MM ’08, GPD ’10, Violin) and her fellow Vinca Quartet members—violinist Aaron Requiro, violist Laura Seay, and cellist An-Lin Bardin—will perform string quartets by Beethoven and Bartók at a Peabody at Homewood concert. The concert will be held at the Homewood Museum on the Johns Hopkins Homewood campus, 3400 North Charles Street. Tickets are $15, $12 for Homewood Museum members, and $8 for full-time students. To purchase tickets, call 410.516.5589.

Peabody Dance, a division of the Preparatory, will present its 2011 Choreography Showcase in Miriam A. Friedberg Concert Hall on Saturday, April 2, at 7:30 PM, and Sunday, April 3, at 3:00 PM. Seven works choreographed by Artistic Director Carol Bartlett and faculty members Meredith Rainey and Laura Dolid will be premiered at the performance, titled "Live Guitars, Percussion, and a Dash of Hip Hop." Rainey, a former Pennsylvania Ballet soloist, and Christine Buttorff, a former member of the Nashville Ballet, will dance with 17 of Peabody Dance's most accomplished students. Conservatory students will perform on two of the works choreographed by Bartlett: percussionists on Mantra, choreographed to Avalokitesvara's Hand, a composition written by GRAMMY nominee Angel Lam (MM ’03, Composition; MM ’05, Music Theory), and a Conservatory guitar ensemble on East L.A. Phase, which uses a new arrangement of Wayne Siegel's minimalist piece. Tickets are $15 for adults, $10 for seniors, and $5 for students and children under 18. To purchase tickets, call the Peabody Box Office at 410.234.4800.

TALKING ABOUT BOOKS @ EVERGREEN & HOMEWOOD MUSEUMS

  • OUTDOOR SCUPTURE IN BALTIMORE
    WHEN: April 6, 6–8 PM; 6 PM reception and signing; 7 PM book talk
    WHERE: Evergreen Museum & Library (Carriage House)
    TICKETS: Free admission

    Evergreen Museum & Library, the Johns Hopkins University Press, and the Friends of the Sheridan Libraries present art historian and JHU Press author Cindy Kelly, discussing her new book Outdoor Sculpture in Baltimore: A Historical Guide to Public Art in the Monumental City. Kelly mined local archives and conducted interviews with contemporary artists to uncover the details behind Baltimore’s public sculptures. From the 19th-century splendor of Mount Vernon Place to the 20th-century sculpture of the Inner Harbor, Kelly invites us to see Baltimore in a wholly fresh perspective. Kelly is a former director of Johns Hopkins’ historic house museums, Homewood Museum and Evergreen Museum & Library.

SISTERS OF FORTUNE
WHEN:
April 9, 6–8 PM; 6 PM reception and signing; 7 PM book talk
WHERE:
Homewood Museum
TICKETS: Free
Reservations requested at 410.516.5589

Enjoy an evening with English biographer and historian Jehanne Wake, who will discuss her new book, Sisters of Fortune, about the exuberant lives of Marianne, Louisa, Bess and Emily Caton, who enthralled high society in the wake of Waterloo. Three of them sailed to England, married aristocrats, and left a legacy of public success, financial savvy, and an independence worthy of their family's heritage: their grandfather was Declaration of Independence signer Charles Carroll of Carrollton. Don't miss this unique opportunity to meet Jehanne and learn of the Caton sisters' fascinating history in the glorious setting of Homewood, the country house of their uncle, Charles Carroll Jr.

BALTIMORE’S JAZZ ROOTS EXPLORED IN EXHIBIT @ PRATT

Roots of Jazz Baltimore

The Roots of Jazz Baltimore
The Movers & Shakers and Music Makers

This multimedia exhibit chronicles jazz life in Baltimore during the early 1900s through the 1940s and beyond, a time when Baltimore was one of the most dynamic entertainment centers in America. The exhibit examines the social, cultural and political heritage of jazz-age Baltimore and highlights the personalities of the time. Baltimore was a center for performing artists and musicians who honed their skills and called the city home.

The exhibit contains photo images, ephemera and collectibles from a variety of collections: the Enoch Pratt Free Library, the Peabody Archives, the Baltimore Musicians Project, the Regina and Roy McCoy Collection, the Crystal and Ellis Larkin Collection, Afro-American Newspapers, Audrey Matthews Williams Collection, the Bartz Family Collection, CHAPS, Baltimore Heritage and other sources.

Baltimore has produced scores of nationally famous jazz musicians—Cab Calloway, Blanche Calloway, Billie Holiday, Ethel Ennis, Chick Webb, Gary Bartz, Ellery Eskelin, Roy "Tanglefoot" McCoy, Ruby Glover, Mickey Fields and Ellis Larkin among many others. The sights and sounds of these performing artists are on display in The Roots of Jazz Baltimore, curated by Tamm E Hunt, publisher of Baltimore Jazzine.com.

Schedule: (click on the location to see map)

WHERE: Central Library
WHEN: daily from Friday, April 1, 2011 to Sunday, July 3, 2011

Suggested Audience:

  • Teens 
  • Adults 
  • Seniors

AUTHORS APPEAR @ PRATT CENTRAL LIBRARY THIS MONTH

Mark your calendars so you won’t miss these authors:

Writers LIVE!

Hellhound on His Trail


Hampton Sides
Hellhound on His Trail: The Stalking of Martin Luther King, Jr. and the International Hunt for His Assassin 

WHEN: Sunday, April 3, 2 PM
WHERE:
Central Library Poe Room

 

My Nine Lives book

Leon Fleisher
My Nine Lives

WHEN: Wednesday, April 6, 7 PM
WHERE:
Central Library Wheeler Auditorium


 

My Infamous Life bookProdigy
My Infamous Life

WHEN: Tuesday, April 26, 7:30 PM
WHERE:
Central Library Main Hall

See a complete Writers LIVE schedule HERE!

FAIRY TALE FESTIVAL 2011 @ PRATT LIBRARY FOR KIDS!

Once again, the Pratt Library has scheduled a month of activities for all ages. Here’s one for kids:

Fairy Tale Festival 2011

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All month long the Pratt Library is transformed in a kingdom of princesses, fairy tales and magic, sponsored by Aegon. Enjoy fairy tale-themed activities for the whole family at the Central Library and all Pratt branches.

Fairy Tale Extravaganza preview

Fairy Tale Extravaganza
WHEN: Saturday and Sunday, April 2-3
WHERE:
Central Library

Click here for a complete Fairy Tale Festival schedule

SPOTLIGHTERS SEEKING 2 BARITONES FOR “NIGHT MUSIC”

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Spotlighters is seeking

two baritones for

A LITTLE NIGHT MUSIC

  • Fredrik: 40-50 years old; baritone
  • Lindquist: 25+ years old; baritone

Performance Dates: June 24 -July 24, 2011 (Friday, Saturday & Sunday)

Rehearsals:  beginning Mid-April (Monday–Thursday evenings)

E-mail:  MusicalDragon@gmail.com to schedule a vocal audition.

AUDITIONS FOR “BROOKLYN BOY” @ THE JEWISH THEATRE WORKSHOP

CASTING NOTICE

The Jewish Theatre Workshop Presents
BROOKLYN BOY
By Donald Margulies
Directed by Brad Norris

AUDITIONS
WHEN:
Sunday, April 3, Straus Auditorium, 1 – 4 PM; Monday, April 4, Community Meeting Room, 6–10 PM; Wednesday, April 6, JEA Room, Callbacks as necessary  6–10 PM
Other times may be scheduled with the Director (contact info below)
WHERE: Weinberg Park Heights JCC, 5700 Park Heights Ave, Baltimore

What to prepare:
A short, memorized monologue, of any type, between one and three minutes long is preferred, but not necessary. There will also be cold readings from the script. Resumes and/or headshots are accepted as well, but also not necessary.

Rehearsals:
Rehearsal schedule to be determined.
Please bring any known conflicts between April and Mid-June with you.
No rehearsals on Fridays or Saturdays.

Four Performances:
Sunday, June 19, 2011 - 2 PM
Tuesday, June 21, 2011 - 7 PM
Sunday, June 26, 2011 - 2 PM
Tuesday, June 28, 2011 - 7 PM

Inquiries: Brad Norris, Director: BN3381@gmail.com

All roles are available at the open audition. They include:

  • Eric Weiss: Male, mid-forties, a novelist
  • Manny Weiss: Male, seventy, Eric's father
  • Ira Zimmer: Male, mid-forties, Eric's childhood friend
  • Nina: Female, forties, Eric's wife
  • Alison: Female, twenties, a college student
  • Melanie Fine: Female, late thirties, a film producer
  • Tyler Shaw: Male, early twenties, a movie star

Sunday, March 27, 2011

HOW DO THEY DO THAT AT THE CIRCUS? COME TO THE PRATT TO FIND OUT…

Science of the Circus

Ringling Bros. circus performerThursday, March 31:
Central Library, 11 AM
Southeast Anchor Library, 1 PM

Skillful performers from Ringling Bros. and Barnum & Baily circus present a 30-minute interactive demonstration of the science behind your favorite circus tricks.

A special program designed for early elementary students.

Science of the Circus

Friday, March 25, 2011

“BALTIMORE: OPEN CITY” PROGRAMS @ MICA

BALTIMORE: OPEN CITY
An initiative of MICA’s Exhibition Development Seminar, Baltimore: Open City investigates the ways in which Baltimore is and is not an “open city.” The initiative brings together students, scholars, activists, community-based organizations, local artists and visiting artist Damon Rich to create a series of installations and other public programs, culminating in an exhibition Friday, April 1–Sunday, May 15 at the former North Avenue Market (16 W. North Ave.) and other venues throughout the city. For up-to-date information and additional programming, visit www.baltimoreopencity.com .

Panel: Open City and the Law
WHEN: Wednesday, April 6, 6 PM
WHERE:
North Avenue Market, 16 W. North Ave.
The curators of Baltimore: Open City will moderate a discussion on Open City and the Law, featuring several Baltimore-based attorneys at the forefront of struggles to make Baltimore more open.

Morgan Park and Wilson Park Heritage Talk
WHEN:
Sunday, April 10, 6 PM
WHERE:
North Avenue Market, 16 W. North Ave.
Morgan Park and Wilson Park are virtually unknown today, despite their both warranting local, state and national recognition and historic designations. Join past and present residents of these neighborhoods for a discussion about the importance of these two early African-American suburbs.

Panel: Curating Baltimore: Open City
WHEB: Wednesday, April 13, 6:30 PM
WHERE:
Windup Space, 12 W. North Ave.
Join curators of Baltimore: Open City for a discussion about curating, art and community engagement.

Book Talk: The Integration Debate: Competing Futures for American Cities
WHEN: Wednesday, April 20, 6 PM
WHERE:
North Avenue Market, 16 W. North Ave.
The talk will examine current debates over racial integration in relation to the book, The Integration Debate: Competing Futures for American Cities. Participants include co-editors Chester Hartman (Poverty & Race Research Action Council) and Gregory D. Squires (George Washington University); and book contributors Stefanie DeLuca (Johns Hopkins University), Lisa Rice (National Fair Housing Alliance), Katherine Gillespie (Relman, Dane & Colfax law firm) and Roger Wilkins (George Mason University). The discussion is co-sponsored by Poverty & Race Research Action Council.

Damon Rich Lecture
WHEN:
Friday,
April 22, 6 PM
WHERE:
North Avenue Market, 16 W. North Ave.
Baltimore: Open City visiting artist Damon Rich will talk about his work as it relates to the exhibition.

Panel: Art and the Open City
WHEN: Wednesday, April 27, 6 PM
WHERE:
North Avenue Market, 16 W. North Ave.
The curators of Baltimore: Open City will moderate a discussion on Art and the Open City, which will consider the question: What can artists do to make Baltimore more open?

Baltimore Meets Rotterdam: Sister City Roundtable
WHEN: Wednesday, May 4, 6 PM
WHERE:
North Avenue Market, 16 W. North Ave.
The curators of Baltimore: Open City meet curators of Open City: Designing Coexistence, which was the theme of the 2009 International Architecture Biennale Rotterdam, for a discussion about “open city” in an international context. The talk is co-sponsored by the International Architecture Biennale Rotterdam and AIA Baltimore.

Panel and Tour: The Open City and DIY Art Spaces
WHEN: Saturday, May 7, Noon
WHERE:
North Avenue Market, 16 W. North Ave.
Doreen Bolger, director of the Baltimore Museum of Art, will host and moderate a panel discussion with proprietors of DIY art spaces regarding their relationship to the “open city.” A tour of one of these spaces will follow the discussion.

Additional lectures may be added to the schedule.

PEABODY @ HOMEWOOD FEATURES STRING QUARTET

VINCA QUARTET

WHEN: April 1, at 5:45 PM
WHERE:
HOMEWOOD MUSEUM, 3400 N. Charles Street, Baltimore
TICKETS: $8.00 - $15.00
Purchase tickets
HERE

Jessica Tong, Aaron Requiro – violins;  Laura Seay – viola; An-Lin Bardin – cello

Praised for their “stunning” musicianship (New York Times) and their “performances to remember” (Woodstock Times), this brilliant young group of Peabody graduates has risen to the top of American chamber music with their youthful flamboyance and innovative programming.

PROGRAM

  • Beethoven: String Quartet No. 8 in E minor, Op. 59, No. 2, Razumovsky
  • Bartók: String Quartet No. 3

The concert will be held in Homewood's intimate reception hall, followed by a meet-the-artists reception in the wine cellar. The concert is presented in conjunction with the museum's current exhibition Privileged Pursuits: Cultural Refinement in Early Baltimore, on view for concert guests beginning at 5 PM.

SUPPORT LOCAL THEATER AND HELP JAPAN AT THE SAME TIME

Here’s a way to support local theater and help the victims of the terrible triple tragedy in Japan:

Support Japan

Thursday, March 24, 2011

“SHAKESPEARE BEHIND BARS” @ CHESAPEAKE SHAKESPEARE COMPANY: ONE NIGHT ONLY

WHEN: April 1, 7:30 PM
WHERE:
Oliver's Carriage House, 5410 Leaf Treader Way, Columbia, MD

CSC is happy to welcome Curt Tofteland for a very special discussion


In 2004, a film received a great deal of attention at the Sundance Film Festival. It was the story of the work that Shakespeare Behind Bars does with prison inmates in Kentucky.

This is the fascinating story of Shakespeare Behind Bars Founder and Producing Director Curt Tofteland and a group of men discovering aspects of their common humanity.

It's a spell-binding story and one that we're happy to share with you for ONE NIGHT ONLY. We're thrilled to have our friend Curt join us to talk about his work and what it is about Shakespeare that connects to people in such important ways.

SPACE IS VERY LIMITED

RSVP Only (limited to the first 50 responses)
rsvp@chesapeakeshakespeare.com

Admission is Free
Donations to CSC and Shakespeare Behind Bars happily accepted
www.chesapeakeshakespeare.com

 

Wednesday, March 23, 2011

ILLUSTRATED LECTURES EXPLORE DÉCOR 3 WEDNESDAYS

THE HOUSE BEAUTIFUL LECTURE SERIES
WHEN:
Three Wednesday evenings , Mar. 30, Apr. 13, May 18
WHERE:
: Evergreen Museum & Library (Bakst Theatre)
TICKETS: 3-Lecture Series: $48 public; $32 members and full-time students with valid ID. Individual talks: $20 public; $15 members and full-time students with valid ID.
Purchase Tickets. Seats are limited, and advance purchase is recommended: 410.516.0341.

Evergreen’s fourth annual The House Beautiful lecture series explores décor from the perspectives of the iconic tastemaker, the contemporary design world and the museum. The illustrated talks will take place in Evergreen’s Bakst Theatre, followed by a lightly catered reception. The program is made possible by the Evergreen House Foundation.

Mar. 30: Emily Evans Eerdmans, "The Style Malmaison"
A discussion of twentieth-century tastemaker Madeleine Castaing (1894–1992), one of the most influential players in the mid-century melding of eighteenth-century Bourbon elegance with modern living for a truly
modern audience.

Apr. 13: Thomas Jayne, "Collectors and The Finest Rooms"
A visual tutorial of rooms by collectors, whether they be of furniture, art or unusual objects, and the particular trials and triumphs involved with decorating around them.

May 18: Daniëlle Kisluk-Grosheide, "The Wrightsman Galleries for French Decorative Arts"
An introduction to the ever-evolving concept of interpreting décor through an exciting narrative of the Metropolitan Museum of Art’s heralded reinstallation of the famous Wrightsman Galleries for French Decorative Arts.

HILARIOUS MUSICAL COMEDY OPENS @ SPOTLIGHTERS THIS WEEKEND

StreetcarArt

The Great American
Trailer Park Musical

Music and Lyrics by David Nehls
Book by Betsy Kelso
Directed by Fuzz Roark
Musical direction by Michael Tan

WHEN: Mar 25 - Apr 24, 8 PM
WHERE:
Spotlighters Theatre, 817 Saint Paul Street, Baltimore
TICKETS: Adults:  $20 / Seniors:  $18 / Students: $16
TEN SPOT THURSDAY ($10 tickets): April 21, 8 PM
410-752-1225 or
www.spotlighters.org (click on Buy Tickets)

Visit Armadillo Acres for agoraphobia, adultery, spray cheese, disco, road kills, hysterical pregnancy, strippers and a broken electric chair!

There's a new tenant in Armadillo Acres, and she's wreaking havoc all over North Florida's most exclusive manufactured housing community.

The Divas of the double-wides have survived everything from no-good husbands to kid-napping to bad-perms!

But when Pippi—a stripper on the run—comes between agoraphobic homebody Jeannie and her toll-collector husband, a storm begins to brew! And this storm shakes the trailer park right down to its foundation!

Featuring: Karina Ferry as Jeannie Garstecki, the agorophobic trailer park housewife; R. Brett Rohrer as Norbert Garstecki, Jeannie's husband who is having an affair with Pippi, ; their next door neighbor; Eileen del Valle as Pippi, the stripper on the run from her crazy ex-boyfriend in Oklahoma City; Maribeth Eckenrode as Betty, the leasing manager of Armadillo Arces; Kristen Zwobot as Pickles, the hysterically pregnant neighbor; Cheryl Campo as Lin, whose husband is on death row in Florida State Prison and Carlos del Valle as Duke, Pippi's fast driving, ex-boyfriend who has come to seek Rev....oh yeah, Revenge!

Stage Managed by Molly R. Hopkins.

Accompanied by Michael Tan, Musical Director and Keyboardsl  Chris Marino, Drums / Percussion; Brennan Kuhns, Guitar / Bass