Friday, March 30, 2012



BIG is hitting Fells Point Corner Theater for a special, early (7 PM) Sunday show. Put on your blue wigs, and enjoy the early bird special with some of BIG's best.

Normally, tickets are $10, but we're playing a prank on ourselves. If you reserve tickets and use the discount code, Silly, you get $5 tickets. We love you, and you're welcome.

WHO: Plan B, Death Wish III, Evan the Loyal, Training for Prom
WHEN: Sunday, April 1, 7 PM
WHERE: Fells Point Corner Theater,
251 S. Ann St., Baltimore
TIX for APRIL 1 Show


BIG offers a full seven week Intro to Improv class for Teens taught by Bridget Cavaiola, a brilliant BIG performer and Baltimore County School Teacher. Starting Thursday, April 19, and culminating in a Showcase performance for friends and family on Thursday, May 31. For more info and registration click HERE. Questions? Write to

Tuesday, March 27, 2012


large[1]Dakshina/Daniel Phoenix Singh Dance Company and Deep Vision Dance Company

Dakshina/Daniel Phoenix Singh Dance Company and Deep Vision Dance Company present a diverse evening of dance reflecting the rich culture of the Baltimore community.

WHEN: Fri March 30 - Sat March 31; 8 PM
Baltimore Theatre Project, 45 West Preston Street, Baltimore
TICKETS:  $20; $15 Seniors; $10 Students

Celebrating its eight season in Washington DC, Dakshina/Daniel Phoenix Singh Dance Company warms the audience with Singh's signature fusion work, Vasanth. Premiering to critical acclaim at Kennedy Center's Maximum India Festival, Vasanth depicts the Indian myth of how spring comes to earth. Switching genres, Singh presents Since You've Asked, a tender duet for two men drawing on the gestural, lyrical aspects of modern dance.

Immersing the audience with videography and translucent mirrors, Baltimore-based Deep Vision Dance Company features two edgy works by Artistic Director Nicole A. Martinell. Fractured Spectrum traverses from dark, ambiguous self-absorption to light, clarity, and compassion; and Inner Palette sifts through a woman’s psyche. Martinell’s multilayered works allow audiences to re-experience her work again and again.

There will be a free preview on Wednesday, March 28 at 8 PM. Admission is free, and they will be "passing the hat!"

* Prices include all credit card fees. Tickets are non-refundable, but may be exchanged for another performance based on availability.

* Tickets are available at the door 1 hour prior to the performance.


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WHEN: Sunday, March 25- Monday, April 30
WHERE: Gordon Center For Performing Arts, 3506 Gwynnbrook Avenue, Owings Mills
TICKETS: $10/person/film
Tickets are available in advance at both the Rosenbloom Owings Mills JCC and the Weinberg Park Heights JCC cashier’s desks.
Contact: For more information, contact Nancy at 410.559.2377 or
You can also buy tickets online at .

Join the William and Irene Weinberg Family Baltimore Jewish Film Festival, celebrating its 23rd year with eight films of Jewish interest! All of these highly acclaimed films are followed by prominent guest speakers that will be announced at a later date.

My Australia
Wednesday, March 28; 7:30 PM
Director: Ami Drozd
Israel/Poland 2011; Hebrew and Polish with English subtitles

The mother of a fragmented family in a poor neighborhood in Poland in the mid-60’s spends most of her time working to provide the basic needs for her 10 and 14 year old sons. Left to their own devices, the boys join a neighborhood gang with a strong Neo-Nazi orientation. A Holocaust survivor, she thought that she was protecting her sons by concealing her past and origins, but now she must tell them that she is a Jew. She takes the older boy into her confidence, but the younger son is told that they are immigrating to Australia, while the truth is that they are boarding a ship to Israel. The film explores the struggle to form an identity in a new country, while trying to build a new life.

Kaddish for a Friend
Monday, April 2; 7:30 PM
Director: Leo Khasin
Germany 2011; Arabic/German with English subtitles

Growing up in a Palestinian refugee camp, 14-year-old Ali (Neil Belakhdar) learned to hate Jews at an early age. After he and his family escape to a new life in Berlin, Ali longs to be accepted by his fellow Arab youths in the public housing project. In a test to prove himself, Ali breaks into the apartment of his neighbor Alexander (Ryszard Ronczewski, Along Come Tourists), an elderly Russian Jewish war veteran. Ali’s “friends” follow him into the apartment and vandalize it with abandon. When Alexander unexpectedly returns home, he recognizes only Ali and reports him to the police. To avoid being sentenced and deported, Ali is forced to seek out the trust and forgiveness of his enemy.

Sunday, April 15; 3:00 PM
Directors: Joel Fendelman and Patrick Daly
USA 2011; English

As the son of the Imam of the local Brooklyn mosque, eleven year-old Daud has to juggle the high expectations of his Father (Maz Jobrani) and his feelings of isolation—even from his peers in the Muslim community. Through an innocent act of good faith, Daud inadvertently befriends a group of Jewish boys who mistake him as a fellow classmate at their orthodox school, in the neighboring Jewish community. A genuine friendship grows between Daud and Yoav, one of the Jewish boys, and his family. Unable to resist the joy of a camaraderie that he has never felt before, David, as he is known to the kids, is drawn into a complicated dilemma inspired by youthful deceit and the best of intentions

An Article of Hope
Tuesday, April 17; 7:30 PM
Director: Daniel Cohen
USA; 2011; English

Dawn is breaking on the morning of February 1, 2003, above West Texas when the peace of the early morning is shattered by two loud bangs. The Space Shuttle Columbia is announcing its return home. The shuttle is speeding toward a Florida homecoming, but in an instant onlookers and controllers in Houston realize that something has gone horribly wrong. The shuttle has broken up, vanished! Gone is its precious cargo of seven astronauts from around the world. Among them, Col. Ilan Ramon, Israel’s first Astronaut.

Also gone is a tiny Torah scroll—smuggled into a concentration camp during the Holocaust; safeguarded by Joachim Joseph, a Holocaust survivor; and carried into space by Col. Ilan Ramon (above). This unique story interweaves the heights of scientific achievement, the depths of a nation’s cruelty, the private grief of a boy who came of age during the Holocaust, and the public mourning of many nations in the aftermath of the Columbia Shuttle disaster. An Article of Hope, fulfills the promise that a boy in Bergen-Belsen concentration camp made during the Holocaust—to use the Torah scroll to tell the world what happened in the camp. This film explores the journey of the Torah from pre-World War II Europe, to Israel and then to space.

Mabul (The Flood)
Sunday, April 22; 3:00 PM
Director: Guy Nattiv
Israel 2001; Hebrew with English subtitles

Yoni is almost 13, gifted, but physically undeveloped. He struggles daily to grow up before his upcoming Bar Mitzvah. He sells homework in order to secretly buy a body-building wonder powder, he stretches every night with heavy weights tied to his legs and screams with full force in front of the wind to thicken his girlish, unstable voice. His new classmates, a year older and two heads taller, bully him every chance they get and his parents barely say a word to each other and communicate through him. As if all this isn’t enough—only a week before the ceremony—his autistic brother, Tomer, 17, hidden for years in a hostel that is now shut down—returns home. This shakes not only Yoni’s life, but the unstable foundation of the entire family.

Wednesday, April 25; 7:30 PM
Director: Markus Rosenmüller
Germany 2011; German with English subtitles

From the producers of Europa, Europa comes this universal tale of musical prodigies whose friendship overcomes barriers of religion and nationality. Jewish siblings Larissa and Abrascha are violin virtuosos. Hanna, a young German girl, is also extremely gifted. Living in the small Ukrainian town of Poltava in 1941, they are united by a passion for music. When the Nazis invade, the children’s Jewish and German families must save each other from the forces of both fascism and Communism. Real-life musicians Elin Kolev and Mathilda Adamik, along with child actor Imogen Burrell, give endearing performances in this mesmerizing Holocaust drama that is told from a child’s point of view.

The Time of Silence (Le Temps du Silence)
Monday, April 30; 7:30 PM
irector: Franck Apprederis
France 2011; French with English subtitles

Manuel spent 18 months in Buchenwald. Shortly before returning to Paris, he had already started to wonder how he could talk about this experience. Who will listen? Who will have the necessary patience and compassion? That summer of homecoming, in 1945, in his encounters with men and women from outside, sensitive to his gaze, a devastated gaze, Manuel chose silence. A silence of survival. In fact, he's not certain that he survived at all...

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Enoch Pratt Free Library

10th annual Fairy Tale Festival (click on title for more information)

Fairy Tale puppets King and Queen

Fairy Tale Extravaganza
WHEN: Saturday, March 30 and Sunday, April 1

WHERE: Central Library 

Kick-off celebration to the Pratt Library's month-long celebration of folk and fairy tales, sponsored by Transamerica and PNC Grow Up Great.

Enjoy fairy tale themed activities for the whole family at the Central Library and all Pratt branches.
Complete schedule of programs and events


CityLit Festival (click on title for more information)

CityLit: Celebrating the Literary Arts in Baltimore
WHEN: Saturday, April 14, 10 AM – 5 PM
WHERE: Central Library

Featured authors: Walter Isaacson, Steve Jobs
Dust to Dust bookBenjamin Busch, Dust to Dust: A Memoir
Poets Edward Hirsch and Tom Lux
Jon Michaud, When Tito Loved Clara
Nora Pierce, The Insufficiency of Maps
Tania James, Atlas of Unknowns
Kwame Alexander, Acoustic Rooster and His Barnyard Band
Complete schedule


Writers LIVE! (click on title for more information) )

Tavis SmileyTavis Smiley, The Rich and the Rest of Us: A Poverty Manifesto

WHEN: Wednesday, April 18, 7 PM
Central Library

Complete schedule


April is National Poetry Month (click on title for more information)

Clarinda Harriss, poetry
Poetry Workshops

WHEN: April 4, 11 and 18, 6:30 PM
Central Library Poe Room


Poetry group, Waverly library

Cruellest Month Poetry & Performance Festival

WHEN: Saturday, April 28, 11 AM
Waverly Branch


Sonia Sanchez
An Evening with Sonia Sanchez and Tony Medina

WHEN: Wednesday, April 25, 6:30 PM
WHERE: Central Library Wheeler Auditorium

Complete schedule


clip_image001Maryland Institute College of Art’s (MICA) student theater company, Rivals of the West, will present two critically-acclaimed and provocative plays by Neil LaBute.

WHEN: Thursday, April 5–Sunday, April 15
WHERE: BBOX, the College’s state-of-the-art black box theater located inside The Gateway, 1601 W. Mount Royal Ave., Baltimore
TICKETS: $10, all students with ID; $15, general admission ($5 discount available for purchasing tickets to both shows). Tickets will be available at the MICA Store (1200 W. Mount Royal Ave. and, online at Brown Paper Tickets ( and at the door on the day of the event.

LaBute is one of America’s hottest and most controversial young playwrights, and in two of his most celebrated plays, he takes on beguiling questions, such as who decides what is beautiful—or rather, who is beautiful—and what is beauty?

Thursday, April 5; Saturday, April 7; Friday, April 13; and Sunday, April 15, 8 PM

Fat Pig is the clever but touching story of a stereotypical young professional named Tom who falls in love with a confident, plus-sized librarian named Helen. The play explores how society treats a romance between the two. After premiering off-Broadway at the MCC Theater in New York City in 2004, the play has been staged across the country and internationally at the Boston Center for the Arts, Trafalgar Studios in London, Teatro Nacional La Castellana in Bogota, Colombia, the Aurora Theatre Company in Berkeley, Calif., and Teatro Procópio Ferreira in São Paulo, Brazil. There are plans in the works to bring the production to Broadway.

reasons to be pretty
WHEN: Friday, April 6; Sunday, April 8; Thursday, April 12; and Saturday, April 14, 8 PM

In reasons to be pretty, a cast of four young working class friends and lovers become increasingly dissatisfied with their dead-end lives—and each other. Similar to Fat Pig, reasons to be pretty examines perceptions of beauty and asks whether it is as much of a curse to be conventionally attractive as it is to be considered ugly. Nominated for a Tony Award for Best Play, reasons to be pretty was LaBute’s first to be staged on Broadway, with an 85-performance run that lasted from April through June 2009 at the Lyceum Theatre. The play is currently at the Almeida Theater in London and will premiere at the Darlinghurst Theatre in Sydney, Australia in May.

“These two plays by Neil LaBute are essentially about our ideas on beauty—human beauty in all its forms, not just the physical—certainly an age-old concern to artists working in all media,” said MICA faculty member Christopher Shipley, who serves as producer for the shows. “They both pose tough questions we generally like to avoid, but which serious artists have always bravely answered. And I think LaBute answers them, too, though we might be made uncomfortable by what he has to say. Nonetheless, we should at least have the courage to hear his answers and come up with our own, if we think he’s wrong.”

The spring productions are the culmination of the annual six-credit The Play’s the Thing course, taught by Shipley. The class has established a potent and serious dramatic tradition at MICA, progressing from simple scenes staged wherever students could find space to state-of-the-art performances at BBOX, MICA’s 58-by-58-foot performance space, located in The Gateway, which is named in honor of Baltimore-based designers Betty Cooke ’46 and Bill Steinmetz ’50.

More information is available at


This is a bit esoteric, but might interest those of you interested in the occult:



WHEN: March 31, Doors at 8:30 PM, show starts at 9 PM. Be early, this series has a tendency to be standing-room-only. 
The Red Room at Normals Books and Records 425 E. 31st Street Baltimore
ADMISSION: $6 at the door

The Red Room's acclaimed Philosophers' Union series continues with a talk by one of America's most well-known occultists. At the Red Room, Greer will be presenting a talk on Ritual and the Nature of Lost Knowledge. Opening the event will be a talk/performance by local herbalist, artist, and musician Nick Becker.

John Michael Greer (b. 1962 in Bremerton, Washington) is an American author, independent scholar, historian of ideas, cultural critic, Neo-druid leader, Hermeticist, environmentalist/conservationist, blogger, novelist, and occultist/esotericist who currently resides in Cumberland, Maryland, after living in Ashland, Oregon for a number of years. He currently serves as the Grand Archdruid of the Ancient Order of Druids in America, a position he has held since 2002.

His first book, Paths of Wisdom, a study of the Golden Dawn system of Qabalah, was published in 1996. Greer is the author of more than twenty books on a wide range of subjects, including The Long Descent: A User's Guide to the End of the Industrial Age, The Ecotechnic Future: Exploring a Post-Peak World, and the forthcoming The Wealth of Nature: Economics As If Survival Mattered. Greer's works have included multiple titles on Druidism and Western esoterica including the Druid Revival Reader and The Druidry Handbook.

In addition, Mr. Greer maintains an interest in historical hermetic philosophical teachings. This historical interest led him to translate the historic rapier treatise of Girard Thibault. Mr. Greer has taught several classes on the philosophical and practical teachings of Girard Thibault in partnership with the fencing school Academia Duellatoria.

Monday, March 26, 2012


Robert van SiceTuesday, Mar. 27, at 8:00 PM, a Percussion Celebration will feature Peabody faculty artists Robert van Sice, percussion, and Seth Knopp, piano, performing Bartok's Sonata for Two Pianos and Percussion, Cage's Living Room Music, and other 20th-century works with Peabody students and alumni. The Sylvia Adalman Chamber Series concert will take place in Peabody's Miriam A. Friedberg Concert Hall. Tickets 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.

Also this week

An Die Musik will present several Peabody alumni in concert this week, including Grace Shryock (BM ’06, Oboe) and pianist Paul J. Carroll (BM ’04, MM ’05, Organ) on Wednesday, Mar. 28, at 7:00 PM. On Friday, Mar. 30, at 8:00 PM, David Starobin (BM ’73, Guitar) and baritone Patrick Mason (BM ’72, Voice) will perform works by Fernando Sor, Niccolò Paganini, David Starobin, John Musto, and Franz Schubert. Starobin recently became a member of the Guitar Foundation of America's Hall of Fame. On Saturday, Mar. 31, at 1:00 PM, Abe Minzer (MM ’78, Piano) will present the Complete J.S. Bach Well-Tempered Clavier, Book 1. An die Musik is located at 409 North Charles Street. For tickets, call 410-385-2638.

On Thursday, Mar. 29, Thomas Hecht (MM ’84, DMA ’87, Piano) will conduct a Piano Ensemble Master Class in Peabody's Hilda and Douglas Goodwin Recital Hall at 10:00 AM. Hecht is the head of piano studies at Peabody's sister conservatory Yong Siew Toh Conservatory of Music, National University of Singapore. Junior Ivan Moshchuk and Master of Music candidate Margarita Loukachkina will present Rachmaninov's Suite No. 1 for Two Pianos, Op. 5. MM candidates Daeun Choi and Sooji Han will present Ravel's La Valse for two pianos. Graduate Performance Diploma candidate Yury Shadrin and MM candidate Tian Lu will present Rachmaninov's Suite No. 2 for Two Pianos, Op. 17.

The Peabody Preparatory Harp Department will present a free master class with the San Francisco Symphony's principal harpist, Douglas Rioth, on Friday, Mar. 30, at 5:30 PM, at the Towson Campus, 949 Dulaney Valley Road, Towson.

On Saturday, Mar. 31, at 7:30 PM, and Sunday, Apr. 1, at 3:00 PM, Peabody Dance will hold its annual Choreography Showcase, danced by upper-level Peabody Dance students and outstanding young guest professionals. Eight Peabody Conservatory cellists will perform Arvo Pärt's Fratres as the live accompaniment for one of three premieres by Peabody Dance Artistic Director Carol Bartlett. Four of the six works on the program will be danced to live music by Conservatory cello, guitar, and early music ensembles in Peabody's Miriam A. Friedberg Concert Hall. Tickets 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.

Duo Transatlantique—Benjamin Beirs (BM ’06, GPD ’09, Guitar; MM ’07, Guitar Pedagogy) and Maud LaForest (BM ’06, MM ’07, Guitar)—will give a performance on Saturday, Mar. 31, at 8:00 PM, at Jordan Faye Contemporary, 1401 Light Street, Baltimore. Tickets are $15 and $10 for students at the door. For more information about the gallery, visit

Saxophonist and composer Russell Kirk (BM ’05) and his group, The Path, will play two sets, at 8:30 and 10:00 PM, on Saturday, Mar. 31, at the Johns Hopkins Club, 3400 North Charles Street. This is the second of four dates in the new series Jazz at the Johns Hopkins Club. For tickets, visit

Free noon recital

At this week's free Thursday Noon recital in Leith Symington Griswold Hall, organists Grace Kim, John Meyers, William Wisnom, and Christopher Keenan will perform works by J.S. Bach, Charles-Marie Widor, Marcel Dupre, and Joel Martinson.

Conservatory student recitals

Conservatory student recitals are free and open to the public. There are 37 recitals scheduled this week. For a list of recitals including student name, degree program, instrument/voice, date, time, and hall, visit

Upcoming concerts
  • The Peabody Brass Ensemble, directed by James Olin, will perform a free concert on Wednesday, Apr. 4, 7:30 PM, in Miriam A. Friedberg Concert Hall.
  • The Peabody Trio—faculty artists violinist Violaine Melançon and pianist Seth Knopp with cellist Natasha Brofsky—will present an all-Brahms Sylvia Adalman Chamber Series concert on Tuesday, Apr. 10, 8:00 PM, in Miriam A. Friedberg Concert Hall.
  • On Thursday, Apr. 12, 7:30 PM, the Peabody Latin Jazz Ensemble, directed by Tim Murphy, will perform in East Hall.

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

Friday, March 23, 2012


jordan faye contemporary 1401 Light Street Baltimore, MD 21230 443.955.1547

Maud Laforest & Benjamin Beirs, guitars

WHEN: Saturday, March 31, 8 PM
Jordan Faye Contemporary, 1401 Light Street, Baltimore
$15 / $10 students (cash or credit), at the door

Ben Beirs guitar performance at Jordan Faye Contemporary, Fall 2011

ABOVE: Fall 2011 guitar performance by Ben Beirs
Works shown: (back left) Past Your Bedtime painting by Lori Larusso, (close wall) Scarlett Revisited, painting by Jordan Faye Block, (back right) Five Chrysanthemums Ran Away 4 painting by Kate MacKinnon

As Jordan Faye Contemporary continues its mission to promote the visual arts and give artists a wider audience, we've also decided to expand upon this mission to include emerging contemporary musicians as part of our program. We are proud to include Duo Transatlantique in our 2012 musical program.

Formed in 2002 after Maud Laforest and Benjamin Beirs met while studying at the Peabody Institute of Johns Hopkins University here in Baltimore. The duo has since performed around France, the United Kingdom, and the Eastern United States, winning first prize in the Guitar Duo Competition of the Union Francaise des Artistes Musiciens in 2005. They were also selected for the Worcestershire Classical Guitar Society's 2010 New Artist's Scheme, which included a tour in England. We are delighted to showcase this duo's classical guitar talent.

To hear a sample of Duo Transatlantique's classical guitar performance, or read more about them click here.

Duo Transatlantique members Maud Laforest & Benjamin Beirs

Support art and music! Salon Series No. 13 is on view the weekend of this performance.

Liz Guseman photograph & Elizabeth Burin watercolor  photograph by Liz Guseman                                                                             watercolor by Elizabeth Burin

Salon Series No. 13 shows paintings, mixed media work and photography from emerging unrepresented artists: Liz Guseman, Elizabeth Burin, Duke de Planque, Jonathan Gledhill, & Sarah Trautvetter

Purchase a piece of art from one of the Salon Series participants during the week (Wed. 3/28 through Sat. 3/31) and enjoy the 3/31 musical performance courtesy of Jordan Faye Contemporary.

For available work and more information please contact
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Thursday, March 22, 2012


By Charles Mee
Directed by Genevieve de Mahy
Featuring Single Carrot Ensemble Members Nathan A. Cooper and Nathan Fulton

WHEN: Previews March 28 and 29 at 7:30 PM; Running March 30- April 29, Thursday- Saturday at 7:30 PM; Sundays at 2:30 PM
Single Carrot Theatre, 120 W. North Ave., Baltimore
TICKETS: Previews $7.50 - $10; general admission $20; $15 artists, seniors, students

Prolific artist Joseph Cornell’s boxes each represent a magical world all their own. Every box contains its own world of scintillating possibilities. If these boxes could talk, what would they say? Obie Award winner and celebrated playwright Charles Mee dives headfirst into the absurd and revolutionary mind of an American genius and a true eccentric. 



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A Classical, Jazz & World Music Concert Venue
409 N. Charles Street, Baltimore MD 21201

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WHEN: March
26 – Monday, 7:30 PM
In our first floor gallery.

Adam Corson, sax; Jon Guo, bass; Kevin Clark, guitar; Byung Kang, drums  

WHEN: March
27 – Tuesday, 8 PM

Everybody’s mother is somebody’s daughter, brother. Dig?

Sons Of Daughters features Berklee College of Music alums Devin Drobka (drums NYC) and Aaron Darrell (bass/vocals Boston), as well as New School for Jazz alum and John Coltrane Foundation scholarship winner Patrick Breiner (sax/clarinet/vocals Connecticut). What began in 2010 as a chordless jazz trio has since evolved into a three-headed improvising monster. Breiner, Darrell and Drobka each contribute compositions ranging from wistful rubato ballades to reckless free jazz avalanches.

Grace Shryock, oboe
Paul J. Carroll, piano
WHEN: March
28 – Wednesday, 7 PM

Originally from Grand Rapids, Michigan, Grace Shryock is a member of the Albany Symphony. She earned a Masters Degree from the Manhattan School of Music in Orchestral Oboe Performance and a Bachelor's Degree in Oboe Performance from The Peabody Conservatory under Joseph Turner. She is the Associate Oboe Teacher at the Manhattan School of Music, maintains a private studio in Boston, presents Master Classes and reed making workshops.

Paul J. Carroll is the Director of Music at St. Louis Church, Clarksville, where he has the opportunity to work with a variety of singers, choirs, and instrumentalists to provide music for parish life. He holds Master and Bachelor of Music degrees in Organ from the Peabody Conservatory, where he studied with Donald Sutherland. Mr. Carroll is a member of the American Guild of Organists and is Past Dean of the Baltimore Chapter.

WHEN: March
29 – Thursday, 8 & 9:30 PM
$15/$10 students

Chihiro Yamanaka, piano; Yoshi Waki, bass; John Davis, drums

Chihiro Yamanaka, Universal Classics & Jazz recording artist, is one of the most exciting jazz pianists and composers of her generation. 

David Starobin, guitar
with Patrick Mason, baritone

WHEN: March
30 – Friday, 8 PM
$25 general/$15 students

These Peabody alumni will perform works by Fernando Sor, Niccolò Paganini, David Starobin, John Musto, Franz Schubert

David Starobin was called by Soundboard Magazine "arguably the most influential American classical guitarist of the twentieth century", and was given a lifetime achievement award and inducted into the Guitar Foundation of America's "Hall of Fame" in 2011.

Baritone Patrick Mason has been praised by critics and audiences for his performances of an enormously wide range of repertoire spanning the last ten centuries. He has made recordings for Sony, l'Oiseaux Lyre, Erato, Nonesuch and CRI. His long association with Bridge Records was crowned in 2006 when his CD of Songs of Amy Beach (BRIDGE 9182) was nominated for a Grammy Award in the “Best Vocal” category

Complete JS Bach Well-Tempe​red Clavier, Book 1
WHEN: March
31 – Saturday, 1 PM
$12/$10 students

Pianist Abe Minzer earned a master’s degree in Piano Performance from the Peabody Conservatory, a doctorate in music at West Virginia University, and has taught at Goucher College. He plays concerts throughout the US, and has appeared as piano soloist in Beethoven’s Piano Concerto No. 4 in G Major with the Pittsburgh Symphony.

Mr. Minzer is also founder and director of Classically Alive. Under the sponsorship of the Pikes Peak Arts Council, Classically Alive features diverse monthly at-home music/arts salons, in addition to programs across Colorado. A venue for painters, poets, discussion, with fine food and great camaraderie, Classically Alive salons host a wide range of styles including classical, contemporary, popular styles, jazz, and world music.

ellen cherry
WHEN: March
31 – Saturday, 8 PM

Baltimore's own ellen cherry celebrates the release of her newest collection of songs, an EP entitled "Please Don't Sell the Piano." Produced by Caleb Stine, these songs are ellen's most intimate and personal stories yet. Her performance at An die Musik Live will showcase all the new songs, as well as feature longtime accompanist Michael Prout on other works from her previous recordings.

A special treat for audience members will be a "crankie" shadow puppet performance by artist Katherine Fahey, a work commissioned by ellen cherry for one of the new songs, "Pickett's Charge."


Red Riding Hood: A New Fable
Written by Michael Kelly
Directed by Ashleigh Millett

WHEN: March 29 - April 7; Wednesday-Saturday 8 PM, Sunday 7:30 PM, Saturday & Sunday 2 PM
WHERE: Olney Theatre Center, On the Historic Stage, 2001 Olney-Sandy Spring Road, Olney
TICKETS:  Only $10 Each!
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When studious and shy Millie has to do a project on a fairy tale for her 1st grade class, she laughs at the thought but is scared to present in front of her class. As her imagination begins to blend fact and fiction together, the story of Little Red Riding Hood becomes more real than she could think! Children’s Show (For Ages 3-8)


Black Cherry Puppet Theater presents

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Presented by Creative Alliance & Quest Visual Theater during QuestFest 2012
With music by Walker & Jay

WHEN: Friday-Saturday, March 30-31, 8 PM
Creative Alliance at the Patterson, 3134 Eastern Ave, Baltimore
ADMISSION: $16, $11 members, students

Baltimore’s Black Cherry Puppet Theater premieres new work, including 15 NEW marionettes! Between Mean is a new myth from the mountains of Appalachia set to an original score performed LIVE by folk icons Walker & Jay.

Baltimore-based opening acts are curated and emceed by Valeska Populoh appearing as Sibelius Anton, a puppet character from Highlandtown by way of Eastern Europe, with musical accompaniment by Eric Voboril. Katherine Fahey, Jeanine Padgett and Jim Sheehan debut short puppet pieces and open. Suitable for mature children. Talk back follows performances. Signing interpretation throughout the show.

between the meanBlack Cherry Puppet Theater’s Between Mean: What would happen if the devil stole a man’s wife only to send her home because she was so ornery? Black Cherry Puppet Theater debuts an astounding new work, with film influences from Kurosawa to Cat Ballou and a backdrop tinged with Appalachian myth. Since last fall, Black Cherry has been working with folk icons Walker & Jay (Walter Teret & James DiLisio) to write original music as the haunting soundtrack for this beautifully constructed work of visual theater. “QuestFest has given Black Cherry a big challenge, but risk taking is an important element to the festival. We are thrilled that Black Cherry has accepted the challenge and we look forward to joining all of you at the Creative Alliance in a couple of weeks to see the results,” Tim McCarty, Quest Visual Theater Founder/President /Artistic Director.

Katherine Fahey’s “Elizabeth Whitmore” is a shadow puppet show and an old time cranky with live musical accompaniment, based on a 1978 song set to the tune of an old shape note song. Elizabeth Whitmore, a regional heroine, survives winter while caring for her small child in the wilds of Vermont in the mid-eighteenth century.

Jeanine Padgett and playwright Jim Sheehan debut an adaptation of Jakov Lind’s story "Journey Through the Night," a dark and cautionary tale featuring rod and toy-theater puppets.

QuestFest website:

QuestFest 2012, the biannual premier international visual theatre festival produced by Quest Visual Theater returns to the Baltimore/Washington area, featuring an international roster of deaf and hearing artists in an array of family-friendly, cutting-edge work that welcomes all people to the fascinating world of visual theatre. Festival performances begin the first week of March and the festival gets into full swing March 25-April 8, 2012, with a two-week long festival of performances and workshops in venues and schools throughout the area.  Quest is presenting the festival in partnership with Gallaudet University in Washington, Joe’s Movement Emporium in Mount Rainier, Md., Imagination Stage in Bethesda, Md., and the Theatre Project and Creative Alliance in Baltimore.

QuestFest is sponsored by United States Department of Education, William G. Baker, Jr, Memorial Fund (creator of the Baker Artist Awards), Herbert Bearman Foundation, John J. Leidy Foundation, VSA/MetLife Foundation, and Target.



By CJ Crowe

WHEN: Fri & Sat, March 23 & 24, 8 PM
Spotlighters Theatre, 817 St. Paul Street, Baltimore
TICKETS: $18, $16, $15

The year is 1929. After a bloody six month territorial war, the Irish and Italian Mafias have finally hammered out a peace agreement. Will the peace hold when one of the guests is murdered at the first joint meeting?

Join in the fun!
Improv - Comedy - Murder
And the audience gets to help figure out who dunnit!


jordan faye contemporary 1401 Light Street Baltimore, MD 21230 443.955.1547

Liz Guseman photograph



We are pleased to announce the 13th edition of The Salon Series at Jordan Faye Contemporary! We've created this program for the purpose of mentoring unrepresented emerging artists in the fundamentals of curating, promoting and selling work.

Salon Series No. 13 presents five artists at different stages in their careers who work in painting, mixed media, and photography.

WHEN: Wednesday, March 28, through Saturday, March 31, 11 to 6 PM and Sunday, April 1, 11 AM to 4 PM. The Opening Reception is Friday, March 30, 7 – 10 PM. The artists will be present Friday evening, Saturday, and Sunday, so come by to see their work and talk with them! 
Jordan Faye Contemporary, 140 Light Street, Baltimore

Salon Series No.13 Opening Reception Friday March 30, 7 - 10pm

Don't Miss During Salon No. 13......

Duo Transatlantique

WHEN: Saturday March 31, 8 PM
Ben Beirs and Maud Laforest met while studying at the Peabody Institute and formed Duo Transatlantique in 2002. This classical guitar duo has played in Europe and the United States to critical acclaim. We are thrilled to welcome them to Jordan Faye Contemporary for this performance!
TICKETS: available at the door ($15 / $10 students)

About Us
Jordan Faye Contemporary was founded as a platform to give emerging artists a wider audience. Established in 2006, we champion the work of early to mid-career artists as well as providing educational opportunities for emerging artists within the region. Jordan Faye Contemporary features 2700 square feet of gallery space, housed in a former historic library in the heart of Baltimore. Through our gallery exhibitions, our salon series program, off-site exhibitions and presenting works at international art fairs, jordan faye contemporary exposes a larger community to the engaging and thought-provoking work of dozens of artists. Currently the gallery represents twelve artists, who are now at various stages in their careers. The mission is to show work that is not only of contemporary interest but will be of lasting historical significance.

For more information about our gallery program, contact:

Jordan Faye Contemporary, 1401 Light Street  Baltimore, MD 21230
Tel: 443.955.1547
Visit our website:

Special Salon Gallery Hours : Wed - Sat, 11 - 6p / Sunday, 11 AM – 4 PM
Opening Reception : Friday 7 – 10 PM
Regular 2012 Gallery Hours : Tues - Sat, 11 AM – 6 PM and by appointment

Wednesday, March 21, 2012


Baltimore Contemporary Print Fair
WHEN: Saturday, April 28, 11 AM–6 PM; Sunday, April 29, 12–6 PM
Baltimore Museum of Art, 10 Art Museum Drive, Baltimore
ADMISSION: FREE for BMA Members! Non-Member Tickets: $10 one day; $15 two days; FREE for students & teachers with valid I.D.
TICKETS on sale March 21. To purchase, visit the BMA Box Office,
call 800-919-6272, or go to Service charges apply for
phone and online orders.

For one weekend every two years, more than 20 presses, printers, and dealers convene in Baltimore for the exciting two-day event. Limited editions, drawings, multi-part portfolios, single prints, and photographs fill the Museum’s special exhibition galleries, transforming the space into a
welcoming marketplace of contemporary art.

imageArtist Talk: Trenton Doyle Hancock
WHEN: Thursday, April 26, 7 PM
One of the youngest artists ever to participate in the prestigious Whitney Biennial, Trenton Doyle Hancock portrays good and evil in his intricate prints, drawings, and paintings. Join him as he speaks with Assistant Curator Ann Shafer about his mythic world of imaginative creatures. Book signing and reception follow. (Left: Savannah College Art and Design)

WHEN: Sunday, April 29, 11 AM
Discover how printmaking impacts your life in a myriad of ways during this lively discussion with the founders of, the premier blog of all things print related.

Artist & Editions Award
WHEN: Sunday, April 29, 3 PM
FREE with admission to the Print Fair
The $1,000-award recognizes the work of a leading artist or
master printer who has made a substantial contribution to the
imagery, themes, and techniques of printmaking today.

(Above right) Alex Katz. Kym. 2011. ©Alex Katz / Licensed by VAGA, New York, NY. Courtesy of Graphicstudio.)


McDaniel offers a variety of cultural events, which are free and open to the public, unless otherwise noted. McDaniel College is located at 2 College Hill, Westminster, Md. For more information, visit or call 410.857.2290.

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Wednesday, March 28, 7 PM
McDaniel Lounge

Raúl Cuevas, freelance journalist and photographer, speaks. 

Tuesday, April 10, noon – 1 PM
Hoover Library

Western romance author Stacey Coverstone speaks about her novels and her writing process.


Wednesday, April 11, 4:30 – 5:30 PM
Hoover Library

Mary Bendel-Simso, English professor, and LeRoy Panek, adjunct lecturer in English, speak about mystery and crime fiction.

Wednesday, April 11, 7:30 PM
McDaniel Lounge

A reading by Pulitzer Prize-winning poet Claudia Emerson, former poet laureate of Virginia.