Tuesday, January 31, 2012


FILM: Holding On to Jah: The Genesis of a Revolution

2-4 Holding On To Jah

WHEN: Saturday, February 4, 6 PM
Creative Alliance, 3134 Eastern Ave., Baltimore
TICKETS: $10, $5 mbrs.
Stay for the Bob Marley Dance Party for just $5 more!

Reggae is the soundtrack to the history and struggle of the Rastafarians, and all Jamaicans. Incorporating candid interviews with Reggae legends, the doc tells of the merging of the Rasta ideology with music to spread the "Rastaman vibration" throughout the world. Proceeds benefit music programs at Baltimore City Public Schools.


Bob Marley's B'day Soul Shakedown Party!

2-4 Bob Marley's Birthday Soul Shakedown Party!

WHEN: Saturday, Feb 4. 7:30 PM dinner, 9 PM dance. Come early for "Holding onto Jah" screening for an extra $5!
WHERE: Creative Alliance, 3134 Eastern Ave., Baltimore 
$10, $5 mbrs, stus. Dinner sold sep.

CA's own Montego Bay-born Andre Mazelin curates a night of Jamaican roots music & culture celebrating the visionary's birthday! Authentic sounds by Proverbs Reggae Band, hosted by Neil Mattei of 88.9's Caribbean Affair. Jamaican cuisine by Chef Mama Saray's Taste of International and Andre's famous Rum Punch!


Billy B presents Nature in the City

2-4 Billy B Nature in the city

WHEN: Saturday,  Feb 4, 3 PM

The "Natural Science Song and Dance Man" Billy B. rocks out with electric guitar and amazing showmanship so families can have a blast learning (real!) science. Nature in the City introduces our kids to the plants and critters right in their backyard. Geared for ages 5-12, fun for all!


CAmm Cine Salon—Black History Month! 

WHEN: Monday,  Feb 6, 7 PM
  $5, free for members!

A special edition Cine Salon celebrates Black History Month!
TEN black filmmakers from the Baltimore area introduce themselves and their work to the greater Maryland film community. An exciting networking opportunity to meet the black filmmakers in your area!




What is the Cultural Festival?
Highlighting the rich diversity within the Gilman community, this annual event promotes understanding, education, acceptance, respect, and friendship by showcasing art, history, music, customs, entertainment and food of various cultures throughout the world.

Who can participate?
Parents, children, faculty and friends of the Gilman community.

What can be displayed?
Gilman supplies tables and tablecloths for the display of items that represent specific elements of a culture. The displays include books, music, clothes, art, cultural artifacts, pictures, and videos.

What about food?
Volunteers and exhibitors prepare culinary delights associated with various cultures. Recipes for food items, along with the ingredients, must be e-mailed to
j.m.wade14@gmail.com  no later than one week prior to the February 12th event.

What about entertainment?
Exhibitors and volunteers interested in sharing their rich culture through music, dance and story telling perform at the festival. If you, or someone you know, are interested in providing or organizing entertainment contact

What about volunteering?
Volunteers are needed to set up tables, decorate the gym’s lobby, contact parents, promote the event,
help with food, and clean up.

To participate or volunteer, contact:

  • Janice Wade (Upper School) via e-mail: j.m.wade14@gmail.com or text 410-262-8650
  • Neiksha Lockett Stephens (Middle School) via e-mail: nlocket1@gmail.com
  • Dorja Marshall (Lower School) via email: dorja.marshall@yahoo.com
  • You can also just show up at the event to offer assistance or simply enjoy the experience.


Imitation of Life

Imitation of Life

View and Discuss

The 1934 version of the film stars Claudette Colbert, Louise Beavers and Warren William. The 1959 version features Lana Turner and John Gavin.

Schedule: (click on the location to see map)

Suggested Audience: Teens, Adults



A film screening in honor of Black History Month

Glory is the dramatic account of the Civil War’s first all-black regiment, led by an idealistic, privileged, northern white commander Colonel Robert Gould Shaw (Matthew Broderick), fighting not only the enemy, but also convention and prejudice. This stunning drama is based on Shaw’s Civil War letters. Denzel Washington won the Academy Award for Best Supporting Actor for his role in Glory.
(Directed by Edward Zwick, 1989, 122 minutes, rated R)

Schedule: (click on the location to see map)

Suggested Audience: Teens, Adults


A Display of Heroes

A Display of Heroes

Who is your African-American hero and why? Find a book about that hero, and help create a display at the library.

Schedule: (click on the location to see map)

Suggested Audience: Kids: Six to Twelve

Food For the Soul

Food for the Soul

Do you make the best sweet potato pie? Want to share your recipe with someone else? Be a part of the Soul Food Recipe Exchange. Exchange one of your recipes for one of theirs.

Schedule: (click on the location to see map)

Suggested Audience: Adults, Seniors

photo from an Af-Am book cover - who is it?

Black History Trivia Contest

Hear a story and participate in our Black History trivia contest. There will be a new question every week. Everyone who tries to answer the question will receive a prize. Stop by the children's desk for more information.

Schedule: (click on the location to see map)

Suggested Audience: Kids: Six to Twelve

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Celebrate Jazz through Paint

Learn the basics of Japanese calligraphy painting with local visual artist Michelle Burkholder and paint to the rhythms of jazz. Painting supplies will be provided.

Schedule: (click on the location to see map)

Suggested Audience: Whole Family


Enoch Pratt Free Library

Fortune's Bones  - UMD series logo

From Fortune to Henrietta Lacks and Beyond

WHEN: Monday, Feb 6, 2012 (7:30 PM)
Central Library Wheeler Auditorium (click on the location to see map)
Suggested Audience: Adults, Seniors

When Fortune, a slave, died in 1798, his owner, Dr. Porter, dissected his body and preserved the skeleton. Fortune's bones remained in the doctor's family until they were given to the Mattatuck Museum in Waterbury, Connecticut in 1930.

In the 1950s, a young African American woman named Henrietta Lacks went to Johns Hopkins Hospital for cancer treatment. During her treatment, tissues were taken from her body without her knowledge and used to grow cells for research purposes. These cells, later nicknamed HeLa cells, were discovered to have extraordinary growth abilities and have been used in countless experiments since.

This panel discussion will examine ethics in medical education, research, treatment, and practice and explore the parallels between Fortune's story and that of Henrietta Lacks.

Panelists include: Professor Taunya Lovell-Banks, University of Maryland School of Law; Dr. Curt Civin, University of Maryland School of Medicine; David Lacks, son of Henrietta Lacks; Ysaye Barnwell, composer and curator of the Fortune's Bones Project. Moderator: Kojo Nnamdi, WAMU-FM.Professor Taunya Lovell-Banks, Dr. Curt Civin, David Lacks, Ysaye Barnwell, and Kojo Nnamdi

Presented in partnership with the Clarice Smith Performing Arts Center at the University of Maryland, College Park. www.claricesmithcenter.umd.edu/fortune

This is a Deaf Friendly Event (Hearing and Speech Agency interpreters)


Sign language interpreters provided
the Hearing and Speech Agency



Poetic and compellingly tragic love story set in the
Carolina Lowcountry

Image of Yellowman logoYELLOWMAN
By Dael Orlandersmith
Directed by Kasi Campbell

WHEN: February 8 through February 26* 
Studio Theatre of the Horowitz Visual and Performing Arts Center (HVPA) on the campus of
Howard Community College, 10901 Little Patuxent Parkway, Columbia

Rep Stage, the professional Equity theatre in residence at Howard Community College (HCC), continues its 19th season with a tragic, beautifully drawn love story about two childhood friends who struggle with issues of race, class and family loyalties in the complex and idiosyncratic Gullah community in the South Carolina Lowcountry.

Alma and Eugene have known each other since they were young children. As their friendship blossoms into love, Alma struggles to free herself from her mother's poverty and alcoholism, while Eugene must contend with the legacy of being "yellow"lighter-skinned than Alma—and his brutal and unforgiving father. Alternately joyous and harrowing, the play emerges as a powerful examination of the racial tensions that fracture communities and individual lives.

Helen Hayes Award winner Kasi Campbell directs Rep newcomers Kelly Renee Armstrong (Alma) and Jon Odom (Eugene) in this compelling and poetic story, which was a finalist for the 2002 Pulitzer Prize in Drama.

Yellowman tackles the subject of received intra-racial prejudices not through the lens of social/political agenda, but through the lens of the heart,” says director Kasi Campbell. “And it is all the more powerful in its exploration of the painful legacy of ‘colorism’ because the young people in the love story burst with passion, baring their souls so directly to the audience.”

“My mother was from South Carolina, and Yellowman is very, very, loosely based on a family down there,” said Orlandersmith in an interview with Kentucky Public Television’s American Life. “When I was a kid my mother would send me down in the summer. And there was this family that used to interbreed to keep the light skin going. Yellow—‘high yellow’—was a nasty term for lighter-skinned black people. When the '60s rolled around, the Black Power movement started in this particular region in the South and in other places as well. I remember people who were extremely dark and extremely light getting together simply because it was a taboo, and you could not do it before. Yellowman is loosely based on this community, on this family, when the '60s rolled around. There was a bust-out of stuff. It became a catalyst for me to look at internal racism—the rift between light-skinned people and dark-skinned people, which has its roots in slavery.”

In his review of Yellowman, New York Times writer Ben Brantley called the play a “hard and piercing drama” with “a poet's gift for building imagery by stealthy repetition. Her use of sensory detail—in describing the swing of a walk, the lilt of a laugh, the shimmer of sweat on flesh—is especially incisive, befitting a play in which the term 'skin deep’ takes on new resonance.”

*A post-show reception follows the Saturday, February 11 evening performance and free post-show discussions follow the Friday, February 17 and 24 performances. A pre-show lecture entitled The Gullah People of South Carolina will precede the February 25 matinee performance beginning at 12:30 PM in Monteabaro Hall. Show dramaturg Alan Balch will discuss the history, language, and legacy of the Gullah of the South Carolina Lowcountry. The lecture is free and open to the public. For tickets and additional information, visit www.repstage.org or call 443.518.1500.

Monday, January 30, 2012


The Lines Connect Book Club meets every third Saturday at the museum to discuss a variety of books by African American authors.
No museum admission is required.
Attendees are asked to register by calling: 443.263/1827.

The Resurrection of Nat Turner, Part 1: The Witnesses by Sharon Ewell Foster

WHEN: Saturday, February 18, 1 PM
830 E. Pratt Street, Baltimore

This epic novel reveals long-buried secrets of Nat Turner, a tragic hero whose sole mission was to free the enslaved.


jordan faye contemporary 1401 Light Street Baltimore, MD 21230 443.955.1547Jenee Mateer  |  Visceral Spectrum
Scott Ponemone  |  Manual Labor

WHEN: February 4 - March 24; Opening Reception, Saturday,  February 4,   7 – 10 PM
WHERE: 1401 Light Street Baltimore, MD 21230
There is Valet Parking Available across from the gallery at The Rowhouse Grille with Rite Way Valet. On Sunday, March 4, 1 – 3 PM, there will be an Artist's Talk. In 2012, the gallery will be open from Tuesday - Saturday 11 – 6 PM & by appointment.

Jenee Mateer, Figs, archival pigment print on ultra fine art paper, 26.5 x 35 in (framed)

(Jenee Mateer, Figs, archival pigment print on ultra fine art paper, 27.5 x 36 inches [archivally framed])

Statement for  Visceral Spectrum
by Jenee Mateer

Cycles of nature, patterns of behavior, interaction... like snails, we carry our homes with us as internalized structures. Inside is an infinite space where we are at once a part of everything and simultaneously alone. Outside, the world resonates with the chords of our internal mechanisms. Our brain waves register pulsations of light and color.  From rhythmic patterns of noise we pull our thoughts.  Visceral color surrounds us.  We absorb, just as objects absorb and reflect light. We register hot and cold and all steps in between as changes in season and place. Home is a place of quiet or disquiet, where the opposing forces of fear and joy, good and evil, life and death reveal themselves and do battle in shifting patterns of sunlight traversing wall and floor.

This work is a meditation on home, inhabitance, spirit of place...on energy patterns formed like a slow beaming up, the materialization that occurs with the transference of physical presence from one structure to the next. These images also speak to our inescapable physicality, our need for sustenance, and our undeniable drive as humans to perpetuate and reproduce energy and life.Scott Ponemone, watercolors: Fries, 9 x 12 in,  Eat Left, 10.5 x 8.25 inWhen curating exhibitions, I always think about the juxtaposition of one artist's work against another. Whether it's a group show, or two solo exhibitions that open during the same time period. In the case of Scott Ponemone's work, the way he depicts these people interacting with each other, with objects & other species, but then removing and editing these scenes to show you just their hands and what they are holding / eating / creating, the viewer can focus on this moment and exchange. In the new body of work by Jenee Mateer, I see what remains, the left over moments that we as humans leave behind, the bits and fragments of life that happen and are super rich, both in color, subject and in life. I pair artists together instinctually; I see these connections and by allowing them to co-exist in this large main gallery space, I hope people experience this dialogue that I feel & see. They are in fact, two separate exhibitions but they will co-exist alongside one another. If you've not been to the gallery recently, we've done quite a bit of renovation to this old library building, and the flow in which two exhibitions can harmoniously sit side-by-side and separate is quite lovely. We're looking forward to sharing our new space and the work of these two talented artists with you. — Jordan Faye Block

(Above: Scott Ponemone, watercolors: Fries, 2011, 10 x 8.4 inches, Eat Left, 2011, 10 x 7.5 inches)

Also Opening in the Project Gallery 

Mattye Hamilton, chiffon

Mattye Hamilton, Rotating Spotlight, oil on canvas, 48 x 36 inchesMattye Hamilton is a painter and printmaker living in Baltimore, MD. She received her BFA in painting from the Maryland Institute College of Art in 1994. Mattye uses luscious and unexpected combinations of color pattern and line; Nature, Color, & Fashion inspire her work. Hamilton's work has been published in several magazines including Shape & Ms. and has been shown throughout Baltimore. Currently she has work being exhibited at Intercontinental Hotel through JFC & Patrick Sutton Home. She has participated in several of The Salon Series and Small Wonders & Spectaculars this past Dec/Jan. This is Mattye's first solo exhibition in our project gallery space at jordan faye contemporary. (Rotating Spotlight, 2011, oil on canvas, 48 x 36 inches)


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for more information CLICK HERE

Playwrights Series
COST: All four sessions - $165 or $50 per session
INSTRUCTOR:   Mark Scharf



  • Playwrights SeriesAn Introduction to Play Writing
    Sat - Feb 4th 10 AM - 2:30 PM
    An introduction to writing for the stage -- how play writing is different than every other kind of writing;
    explores the craft of play writing and the tools and techniques one can use to create a script other theatre artists can use to create a play, live onstage
  • Playwrights Series—Getting Started
    Sat - Mar 3rd 10 AM - 2:30 PM
    You want to write a play -- how do you get started?
    Subjects covered include formatting, point of attack (opening with a bang), engaging your audience, exposition.
  • Playwrights Series—I've Started a Play but Now I'm Stuck!
    Sat - Apr 14th 10 AM - 2:30 PM
    Mark explores with you various tools and techniques that you can use to keep moving forward to complete a draft of your play.
  • Playwrights Series—Marketing for Playwrights—How to Get Produced
    Sat - May 5th 10 AM - 2:30 PM
    You've written a play -- now what?
    Mark Scharf presents an organized, methodical approach to getting that first production (or the second, third, fourth...)

Brush Up Your Monologue
Tues - Feb 7th 7 PM - 9:30 PM
Students with a prepared monologue will receive coaching and direction from CJ Crowe, founder and director of Do or Die Murder Mystery Productions, and
local stage director and actor, to refine and improve their presentation of a powerful monologue that will showcase the actor’s talents to get cast.
Limited to 8 participants.
COST: $35

The Actor On Stage—A Workshop Series
INSTRUCTOR:    Fuzz Roark
COST: $125 for the series

  • The Actor Onstage—Relaxation
    Saturday, Feb 11th, 11 AM – 2 PM
    Will focus on developing relaxation techniques to allow the actor to utilize their entire body for the performance.
    Will identify a variety of tension points that each individual actor has, and find ways to overcome these roadblocks to a a solid, comfortable and believable performance.
  • The Actor Onstage—Breath / Voice / Projection
    Saturday, Feb 18th,
    11 AM – 2 PM
    Will focus on developing breathing skills to ‘speak to the line’ and ‘speak to the room’
    Will work with individual actors to find voice placement for the best character sound, and for vocal health.
    Will develop skills to be heard without amplification and to develop a crispness and clarity in stage speech.
  • The Actor Onstage—Connection / Listen, React, Respond
    Saturday, Feb 25th, 11 AM – 2 PM
    Will focus on the actor being present and engaged when on stage, and to be in an active relationship with other actors and the audience during a performance.

WHERE: Spotlighters Theatre, 817 Saint Paul Street, Baltimore


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Young Actors Academy: Fall After-School Acting Classes

WHEN: February 28 through the week of March 26, temporarily stop for school spring breaks, and then resume for three weeks, April 16 through April 30. The final performance for all classes will take place on Saturday, May 5, at 2 PM at Spotlighters Theatre.
All classes take place from 4 - 5:30 PM
WHERE: Spotlighters Theatre, 817 St. Paul Street, Baltimore

Tuesdays: The Actor's Toolbox II, with CJ Crowe
For students in grades 5-8
Wednesdays: The Grand Ole History of Goofing Off, with Tara Cariaso

For students in grades 5-8
Thursdays: Acting FUN!damentals, with Kym Craig

For students in grades 3-5



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2012 EDC


Eunkyung YoonOn Saturday, Feb. 4, Doctor of Musical Arts candidate Eunkyung Yoon, winner of Peabody's Harrison L. Winter Piano Competition, will perform Prokofiev's Piano Concerto No. 3 in C major with the Peabody Symphony Orchestra. Yoon (shown) is a student of Yong Hi Moon. The orchestra, directed by Hajime Teri Murai, will also perform the Overture to Mozart's Marriage of Figaro and Richard Strauss' Ein Heldenleben.

Tickets for the concert, in Peabody's Miriam A. Friedberg Concert Hall, are $15 for adults, $10 for seniors, and $5 for students with ID. To purchase tickets, call the Peabody Box Office at 410.234.4800. A limited number of free "student rush" tickets for students from Hopkins and other colleges and universities will be available on a first-come, first-served basis beginning one hour prior to the performance.

An ensemble of Peabody jazz students—saxophonist Adam Corson, guitarist Kevin B. Clark, bassist Jonathan Guo, and drummer Byung Kang—will perform tonight, Monday, Jan. 30, at 7:30 PM at An die Musik, 409 North Charles Street. For tickets, call 410.385.2638.

Also this week

On Saturday, Feb. 4, at 3:30 PM, in Peabody's Cohen-Davison Family Theatre, Marina Piccinini will hold her annual open flute master class featuring students from the studios of all three Conservatory faculty artists: Piccinini, Emily Skala, and Laurie Sokoloff. To attend the free master class, e-mail piccininistudio@jhu.edu.

Free noon recitals

At this week's free Thursday Noon recital in Miriam A. Friedberg Concert Hall, Master of Music candidate Jenni Miller, piccolo, will perform Robert Beaser's Souvenirs with DMA candidate Hui-Chuan Chen, piano; senior Sage Mills, oboe, will perform Jan Krtitel Václav Kalivoda's Morceau du Salon with DMA candidate Hsiao-Ying Lin, piano; MM candidate Raoul Cho, flute, will perform Brian Ferneyhough's Cassandra's Dream Song for solo flute; and the Five Guys Quintet—flutist Jarett Harrison, oboist Patrick Bryan, clarinetist Joshua Anderson, bassoonist Dillon Meacham, and hornist Melvin Jackson, all sophomores—will perform Samuel Barber's Summer Music.

On Friday, Feb. 3, at noon, guitarist James Robert Lowe, a Graduate Performance Diploma candidate studying with Julian Gray, will give a recital in the Peabody on the Court series at the Walters Art Museum, 600 North Charles Street.

Conservatory student recitals

Conservatory student recitals are free and open to the public. There are five recitals scheduled this week. For a list of recitals including student name, degree program, instrument/voice, date, time, and hall, visit peabody.jhu.edu/recitals.

Upcoming concerts
  • The Peabody Chamber Opera will present four performances of Dominick Argento's Postcard from Morocco, Thursday, Feb. 9, through Saturday, Feb. 11, 7:30 PM; and Sunday, Feb. 12, 3:00 PM at Theatre Project, 45 West Preston Street.
  • Hajime Teri Murai will conduct a performance by the Peabody Concert Orchestra of Beethoven's Symphony No. 7 and Britten's Sinfonia da requiem on Friday, Feb. 10, 8:00 PM in Miriam A. Friedberg Concert Hall.
  • Faculty artist Marina Piccinini, flute; alumna Kim Kashkashian, viola; and Sivan Magen, harp, will perform at a Sylvia Adalman Chamber Series concert, Garden of Joys and Sorrows, on Tuesday, Feb. 14, 8:00 PM in Miriam A. Friedberg Concert Hall.

To listen to Audio Program Notes for a specific concert, visit peabody.jhu.edu/events one week prior and click on the headphones icons on the concert webpage.

Saturday, January 28, 2012


WHEN: Sunday, January 29, 2 PM
830 E. Pratt Street, Baltimore

The Story of the Negro Leagues of Golf: Uneven Fairways (46 minutes)
Learn about African American men who were forbidden to play golf at its highest level, but refused to take “no” for an answer.
Museum admission required.

Dandy Lion: Articulating a Re(de)fined Black Masculine Identity
January 29 – May 13, 2012
Twenty emerging photographers and filmmakers present refreshing images of young black men who challenge popular notions of urban black masculinity. Guest curated by Shantrelle P. Lewis, this exhibition defies the negative image of the black male as “thug” and explores contemporary expressions of the “Black Dandy,” the sophisticated urban gentleman whose “swagger” engages both African aesthetics and elements of classical European fashion. (Above: Hanif Abdur-Rahim, A Revolution in Etiquette - Connoisseurs of SWAG, 2010.)

Fourth Annual Reginald F. Lewis Museum High School Juried Art Show
January 14 – February 26, 2012
This year’s theme, “Building Community through Civic Engagement,” focuses on improving communities through civic or political actions. In partnership with the Maryland State Education Association (MSEA).  (Left: Ashleigh Sanders, The Looking Glass Self, Mixed Media [2011 Finalist, Catoctin High School, Grade 12])

Thursday, January 26, 2012


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PictureSpotlighters Theatre seeks

4 male dancers



  • Dancers will be featured in Waiters' Gallop
  • They may have small speaking roles in other scenes and will be in the ensemble and utilized in larger ensemble singing numbers.

For information contact: 
Fuzz Roark (
Executive Director - Managing/Artistic Director
Spotlighters Theatre,
817 Saint Paul Street, Baltimore
410.752.1299 (Fax)



Bernard Labadie, Artistic and Music Director; Maurice Steger, Recorder

WHEN: January 29, 5:30 PM
Johns Hopkins University, 105 Shriver Hall, 3400 N. Charles Street, Baltimore
TICKETS: $25; $13 students

Shriver HallThis chamber orchestra borrows its name from the renowned string orchestra of the court of the French Kings. Widely acclaimed for the exceptional energy, brilliance, and vitality of its performances in the world's major venues, the Orchestra makes its Series debut with founding Artistic & Music Director Bernard Labadie and recorder virtuoso Maurice Steger in an ebullient program of works by Handel, Telemann, Sammartini and Geminiani.

Each subscription concert is preceded by a lecture, free to those holding tickets for that concert, by an expert in the music to be performed that evening. Lectures are at 4:30 PM in the Clipper Room upstairs from the Shriver Hall lobby and provide informative and entertaining insights into the works and their composers.

Dr. Susan Weiss
January 29, 2012

Peabody Faculty member Dr. Susan Weiss is a distinguished musicologist, lecturer, and author of articles and chapters in the major music journals and scholarly books. She has received awards from The National Endowment for the Humanities, the American Council of Learned Societies, the Mu Phi Epsilon Musicological Research Award, the John Ward Fellowship at Harvard University, and was Folger Shakespeare Library Fellow, 1992.

About the sponsor
Paul and Barbara Krieger, experts in and accomplished performers of early music, endowed this concert in 2003. Paul is a distinguished pathologist on the faculty of New York University. Barbara is the Managing Director of the Vineyard Theater, an off-Broadway house that garnered a Pulitzer Prize. She also writes librettos. The Kriegers have a great love of early music and play in many ensembles. They own a collection of organs, harpsichords, and pianos as well as original and modern early wind and string instruments.


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The Adam Rogers Quartet

WHEN: Sunday, January 29, 3:45 PM Pre-Concert Tour: 5 PM Performance
The Baltimore Museum of Art, 10 Art Museum Drive, Baltimore

Classically trained Adam Rogers has been called “one of the best guitarists of the century” (Dresden Zeitung).

A highly versatile player, his experience ranges from co-leading the post-fusion group Lost Tribe to performing with The Metropolitan Opera. His take on modern jazz produces complex, unpredictable compositions which he delivers with expert technical prowess.

Adam Rogers, guitar
Craig Taborn, piano
Scott Colley, bass
Clarence Penn, drums

Adam Rogers: www.adamrogersmusic.com
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Wednesday, January 25, 2012



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In-Flight Theater & The Creative Alliance Present


WHEN: Feb 2 at 7:30 PM & Feb 3 at 8:00 PM
WHERE: The Creative Alliance, 3134 Eastern Avenue Baltimore
TICKETS: Thursday $15, $10 members & students, Friday $20, $15 members & students

Naomi’s Flight is the new solo show by aerial theater artist, Mara Neimanis. This one-hour aerial performance combines text and choreography on three steel suspended apparatus sculpted by Baltimore sculptor Tim Scofield. In this intensely personal and loving piece, Mara creates a universal drama out of her own experience dealing with her mother’s dementia and diabetes, and her father’s overwhelming challenges of eldercare. 

The February 2nd opening will feature a panel of experts on diabetes, dementia, geriatrics and eldercare after the performance to discuss and facilitate an audience forum as well as information tables from Family Caregiver and Support Program of Baltimore City, American Diabetes Association, and several area Alzheimer’s, Diabetes and Elder Care organizations. The evening is sponsored in part by Erickson Living.

Neimanis returns to the Creative Alliance stage, where she first performed her smash hit, Air Heart, in 2006 as a member of the CA resident artist program. The Washington Post said of her work, “Neimanis makes the impossible look supremely easy.” The Buffalo News called Air Heart, “Spellbinding… a daring and original theatrical experiment.”

Neimanis is founder, artistic director and principal performer of In-Flight Theater. She is a recipient of a Maryland State Arts Council Individual Artist Award, Baltimore City Community Arts Award and a 2011 B Grant Award from the Baker Artist Awards and teaches aerial theater in her studio at Load Of Fun. For three years she was an artist in residence at the Creative Alliance. Neimanis is creator and producer of the widely acclaimed Baltimore Alley Aerial Festival.


Photo of Benefit Performance of Eve Ensler's "The Vagina Monolgues"V-DAY McDANIEL COLLEGE:
WHEN: Friday, February 3 – Saturday, February 4, 8 PM
McDaniel College, WMC Alumni Hall, 2 College Hill, Westminster

$10 for the general public and $7 for students, staff and faculty members with a McDaniel College ID.
To purchase tickets, or for more information, call 410.857.2290.

In association with national V-Day, a global movement to stop violence against women and girls, McDaniel students perform Eve Ensler’s infamous play, The Vagina Monologues. Sponsored by McDaniel’s Women’s Issues Group, proceeds benefit Rape Crisis Intervention Service of Carroll County and Family and Children’s Services of Central Maryland, as well as Women and Girls of Haiti.

Photo of "The Rivals"THE RIVALS
WHEN: Wednesday, February 29 – Saturday, March 3, 7:30 PM

WHERE: McDaniel College, 2 College Hill, Westminster
TICKETS: $7 for adults and $5 for seniors, students and those with a McDaniel College ID.
For ticket information, call 410-857-2448.

Penned in 1775, The Rivals was Richard Brinsley Sheridan's first play and is, next to School for Scandal, his most famous. Satirizing the trappings of marriage and wealth, this comic masterpiece bubbles over with mistaken identity, romantic entanglements, quarrels, duels, and misconstrued circumstances. The play relates the travails of a rich captain pretending to be a poor naval officer in order to woo a lady who does not care about wealth. Join us for the misadventures of Lydia Languish, Captain Jack Absolute, and the immortal Mrs. Malaprop, whose habit of choosing the lengthiest, and thoroughly incorrect, word made her a household name.

Directed by Gené Fouché, adjunct lecturer in theater arts, McDaniel theater arts students perform in this comedy of manners.

WHEN: Wednesday, April 18 – Saturday, April 21, 7:30 PM

WHERE: McDaniel College, 2 College Hill, Westminster
TICKETS: $7 for adults and $5 for seniors, students and those with a McDaniel College ID.
For ticket information, call 410-857-2448.

This whimsical romantic comedy is comprised of nine short plays that examine love and loss and the mysteries of the human heart. On a cold, clear, moonless night in the middle of winter, all is not quite what it seems in the remote, mythical town of Almost, Maine. As the northern lights hover in the star-filled sky above, Almost's residents find themselves falling in and out of love in unexpected and often hilarious ways. Knees are bruised; hearts are broken. But the bruises heal, and the hearts mend—almost—in this delightful midwinter night's dream.

Written by John Cariani, this performance is directed by Ray Ficca, artistic director of Totem Pole Playhouse, Fayettville, Pa.