Saturday, September 29, 2012

50 PLAYWRIGHTS ANSWER, “WHAT IS MY AMERICA?” VIA CENTERSTAGE WEBSITE

Playwrights are some of our favorite writers. Centerstage has produced an interesting montage of various playwrights and their “take” on America.

 


In the spring of 2012, in celebration of its 50th anniversary, CENTERSTAGE asked 50 of the country's leading playwrights to answer a simple question: What is my America? 

These 50 monologues, ranging from the political to the personal, form a tapestry of ideas and explore our particular American moment—the people and notions that make the country what it is today.

The responses, by writers including Anna Deavere Smith, Neil LaBute, Christopher Durang, and Lynn Nottage, will be released on their special My America website: centerstage.org/myamerica.

The first set is now live and the remaining will be released on Tuesdays running through Election Day.

You can sign up to receive updates when each batch of videos are released, join the conversation by sharing the videos and learn about the playwrights.
Here's a sampling of some familiar faces involved in the project:



Top to bottom: Michael Emerson, Carrie Preston, Tracie Thoms

Friday, September 28, 2012

SCT HOSTS DARK POLITICAL SKETCH COMEDY @ MICA

DRUNK ENOUGH TO SAY I LOVE YOU?
by Caryl Churchill

WHEN: October 5 - October 21; Fridays & Saturdays 8 PM; Sundays 5 PM; Thursday, Oct. 11 & 18* 
WHERE: MICA’s campus, Falvey Hall in the Brown Center (1301 W. Mount Royal Ave., Baltimore) & at the new auditorium in Studio Center (113 W. North Ave., Baltimore)
TICKETS: $10-25
For tickets and Info:
boxoffice@singlecarrot.com
443.844.925
RESERVE YOUR TICKETS TODAY

Follow Guy and Sam as they navigate the tumultuous political love affair America has cultivated with the rest of the world, and its inevitable backlash.

*PERFORMANCE TIMES, DATES AND PLACES
Friday October 5th, 8:00 PM
at
Falvey Hall in the Brown Center
Saturday October 6th, 8:00 PM at Falvey Hall in the Brown Center
Sunday October 7th, 5:00 PM at Falvey Hall in the Brown Center
Thursday October 11th, 8:00 PM at Falvey Hall in the Brown Center

Friday October 12th, 8:00 PM at Studio Center
Saturday October 13th, 8:00 PM at Studio Center
Sunday October 14th,  5:00 PM at Studio Center

Thursday October 18th, 8:00 PM, at Studio Center
Friday October 19th, 8:00 PM at Studio Center
Saturday October 20th,  8:00 PM at Studio Center
Sunday October 21st, 5:00 PM at Studio Center

Brief conversations about the show will follow each performance
ASL interpreters provided for the October 7th, 5 PM performance

DRAMA ABOUT ECCENTRIC CODE-BREAKING GENIUS OPENS @ THE PERFORMANCE WORKSHOP THEATER

BREAKING THE CODE
By Hugh Whitemore
Directed by Marlyn G. Robinson

WHEN: Friday, September 28th at 8:00 PM; Saturday, September 29th at 8:00 PM; Sunday, September 30th at 3:00 PM
WHERE: Performance Workshop Theatre, 5426 Harford Road, Baltimore
TICKETS: $22

Marc Horwitz stars as the eccentric genius, Alan Turing, the father of modern computing, the man who cracked the Nazi’s unbreakable Enigma code enabling the Allies to win World War II but after the war was put on trial for breaking society’s code against homosexuality; a war hero who refused to live a closeted life. The powerful story about a man who broke too many codes.

This production is part of the worldwide Centenary Celebration of Alan Turing’s life and work. A Baltimore premiere.

“Powerful, riveting drama.” – New York Daily News

“Breathtaking” – The New York Times

CENTERSTAGE CELEBRATES 50 YEARS OF WORLD-CLASS THEATER THIS WEEKEND

Come to 50 Fest This Weekend!

CLICK HERE FOR FULL SCHEDULE

By Arthur Miller
Adapted from the play by Henrik Ibsen
Directed by Kwame Kwei-Armah

Just in time for election season and the perfect start to CENTERSTAGE's 50th Anniversary Season comes this riveting saga that asks, does the good of some outweigh the good of the rest?

WHEN: Playing now through October 21.
WHERE: Centerstage, 700 N. Calvert Street, Baltimore
CLICK HERE TO PURCHASE TICKETS

Join the conversation on twitter: #CSEnemy.

MAGOOBY’S HOSTS TRACY HAMLIN @ THEIR SUNDAY SHOWCASE

T Hamlin Showcase

For tickets: www.tracyhamlinmusic.eventbrite.com

Thursday, September 27, 2012

MONTH-LONG “FREE FALL BALTIMORE” RETURNS FOR 2012

Free Fall Baltimore

LISTEN TO MUSIC BY NAVASHA DAYA HERE

FREE FALL BALTIMORE
WHEN: October 1-31, 2012
WHERE: Citywide Celebration, Baltimore
ADMISSION: Free

The seventh annual Free Fall Baltimore presented by Susquehanna Bank features more than 300 fun, family-friendly and free events from Monday, October 1 through Wednesday, October 31, 2012. Visitors can enjoy visual art exhibitions, concerts, dance and theater performances, a variety of workshops, lectures, tours and special events.

More than 90 cultural organizations and attractions from across Baltimore City participate in the arts celebration, such as Amaranthine Museum, The Baltimore Museum of Art, ICA Baltimore, Audrey Herman Spotlighters Theatre, Everyman Theatre, Vagabond Players, Inc., Baltimore Jazz Alliance, Baltimore Symphony Orchestra, Handel Choir of Baltimore and MUSE 360. CLICK HERE FOR PROGRAMS

Free Fall Baltimore Celebrates Literary Arts Week
WHEN: October 13 – 20

The literary arts community throws open their doors for a week during Free Fall Baltimore. Watch for a variety of poetry readings, writing workshops, spoken word performances and author appearances to celebrate Baltimore's literary arts. Look for the Literary Arts Week logo next to the participating events.

Visit http://www.freefallbaltimore.org and make your reservations now.

All Free Fall Baltimore performances, exhibits, events and workshops listed are absolutely FREE. However many have limited seating capacity and advance reservations for free passes may be required by phone, on line or in person.

A BIG WEEKEND FOR BOOKS DOWN ON NORTH CHARLES STREET: DO NOT MISS IT!

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2012 BALTIMORE BOOK FESTIVAL

WHEN: Friday, September 28, 11:00 AM - 8:00 PM; Saturday, September 29, 11:00 AM - 8:00 PM; Sunday, September 30, 12:00 - 7:00 PM
WHERE:
Baltimore Office of Promotion & The Arts, Mt. Vernon Place, Centered on 600 North Charles St, Baltimore
ADMISSION: Free

MORE INFORMATION HERE

The Baltimore Book Festival features hundreds of author appearances and book signings, 100+ exhibitors and booksellers, non-stop readings on multiple stages, cooking demos by celebrity chefs, poetry readings and workshops, panel discussions, walking tours, storytellers and hands-on projects for kids, street theater, live music, and a delicious variety of food, beer and wine.

“FIRST IMPRESSIONS” COUNT @ STEVENSON UNIVERSITY THIS SUNDAY

FIRST IMPRESSIONS
WHEN:
September 30, 2012. 2:00–6:00 PM
WHERE: Sol Print Studios, Stevenson University Gallery, 1525 Greenspring Valley Road, Stevenson
ADMISSION: Free

PREVIEW RECEPTION
FIRST IMPRESSIONS Gloria Askin, Joan Belmar, Oletha DeVane, Joe Kabriel, Katherine Kavanaugh, Randi Reiss-McCormack, Gabriela Morawetz, Christine Neill, Pamela Phillips, Leslie Portney, Soledad Salamé, Joyce Scott, Ruby Yunis

Please join them to view the exhibit and celebrate the work of the St. Francis Neighborhood Center, Reservoir Hill, Baltimore. Prints created by the students of The Power Project of the St. Francis Neighborhood Center will be for sale at the event.

A percentage of the First Impressions Sol Print Studios artwork sold at the event will benefit the St. Francis Neighborhood Center.

For more information, call 443.334.2163.

Wednesday, September 26, 2012

CONTEMPORARY CERAMICS EXHIBIT OPENS @ BALTIMORE CLAYWORKS

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SHIRTS AND SKINS
Curated by Jason Bige Burnett

WHEN: October 6 through November 10, 2012. The opening reception will be held Saturday, October 6 from 6-8 PM and is free to the public.
WHERE: Baltimore Clayworks, 5707 Smith Ave., Baltimore

This exhibition features a group of artists who participated in the Arrowmont School for the Arts' Surface Symposium this past January. Shirts and Skins is the result of a rigorous surface symposium hosted by Arrowmont School of Arts and Crafts in January. It is an invigorating mix of exciting variety, skill and experimentation in contemporary ceramics. This exhibition is strong showing of functional and sculptural artists who shared a studio and ideas for an intense and fun week in Tennessee. This is a traveling exhibition from the Amaco-Brent Gallery. (Image: Magda Gluszek, Self Discipline)

Featured Artists: Tom Bartel (OH), Jason Bige Burnett (NC), Pattie Chalmers (IL), Mark Errol (GA), Susan Feagin (NC), Magda Gluszek (FL), Julie Guyot (FL), Meredith Host (MO), Andy Jackson (GA), Kristen Kieffer (MA), Kathy King (MA), Martina Lantin (VT), Matt Nolen (NY), Ronan Kyle Peterson (NC), Chris Pickett (MT), Justin Rothshank (IN), Amy Santoferraro (PA)

Generously sponsored by:

In the Solo Gallery: LYNNE SURES, STRANGE ROCKS.

In the Community Arts Gallery: RECREATION AND PARKS. An exhibition resulting from Baltimore Clayworks Community Arts partnership with Baltimore City's Department of Recreation and Parks this past summer 2012 that provided twenty recreation centers and over 250 young people with high quality ceramics programming.

Baltimore Clayworks is a not-for-profit ceramic art center located in the Mt. Washington neighborhood in northwest Baltimore. Founded in 1980, Clayworks is housed in two reclaimed and renovated buildings located across the street from one another. This organization offers classes, artists' spaces, exhibitions, and programs throughout the community. Hours are 10 AM – 5P M, Monday through Saturday. For more information call Baltimore Clayworks at 410-578-1919 or visit the the website, www.baltimoreclayworks.org.

BATTLE OF ANTIETAM COMMEMORATED THIS WEEKEND

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The Battle of Antietam: One of the ‘Worst Days in American History,’ and 3 Events Commemorating Maryland in The Civil War

WHERE: Maryland Historical Society, 201 W. Monument St.., Baltimore

Marking the 150th Anniversary of Antietam, The Maryland Historical Society presents special lectures, living-history performances, and the launch of a new book on Maryland’s Civil War photographs.

"Antietam, Sharpsburg, whatever you want to call it – September 17, 1862, was one of the worst days in American history," says Burton Kummerow, President of the Maryland Historical Society. During the Battle of Antietam, “tens of thousands of young citizen soldiers marched onto the killing grounds with old tactics and new, deadly weapons."

When the smoke cleared 12 hours later, more than 23,000 soldiers were killed and wounded. History books tell us that the Battle of Antietam was a questionable Union victory, which eventually led to President Lincoln’s unveiling of the Emancipation Proclamation, Kummerow continues. “But the real story… what poet Walt Whitman said would never get in the books, was the appalling casualty count harvested in the fields around Sharpsburg. It was a season of suffering.”

To commemorate the 150th Anniversary of Antietam, The Maryland Historical Society is hosting 3 special events:

  • Saturday, September 22 at 2 PM: The Maryland Historical Society Players will hold a special performance of their Divided Voices: Maryland in the Civil War Outreach Tour. This “living history” program features actors portraying Clara Barton, the ‘Angel of the Battlefield,’ and Christian Fleetwood, one of the first African-Americans to be awarded the Congressional Medal of Honor for his bravery. The program is co-sponsored by The Maryland Humanities Council and the Maryland Historical Society. WHERE:: the France-Merrick Auditorium.
    TICKETS: $6 adults, $5 seniors, $4 children and FREE for members. Reservations are not required.
  • Friday, September 28 at 6 PM, join Ross J. Kelbaugh as he discusses his new book, Maryland’s Civil War Photographs: The Sesquicentennial Collections. A reception will follow at 7 PM. ADMISSION: $10 for non-members and FREE for members. We will also introduce a new 3-D photo show about the Battle of Antietam in our outstanding Civil War Gallery.
  • And on Saturday, September 29, is Smithsonian Museum Day with free admission to our museum. From 10 AM-5 PM: Learn about the “Season of Antietam” Medicine & Photography. There will be lectures, tours, demonstrations and performances interpreting medicine and photography during the Civil War.
    ADMISSION: The events are included with the regular price of admission to the museum: $6 adults, $5 seniors and $4 children and FREE for members.

Founded in 1844, The Maryland Historical Society Museum and Library occupies an entire city block in the Mount Vernon district of Baltimore. The society’s mission is to “collect, preserve, and interpret the objects and materials that reflect Maryland’s diverse cultural heritage.” The Society is home to the original manuscript of the Star-Spangled Banner and publishes a quarterly titled “Maryland Historical Magazine.”

For more information, contact Marketing Director Laura Rodini at 410.685.3750 Ext. 322 or lrodini@mdhs.org<mailto:lrodini@mdhs.org>.

Monday, September 24, 2012

CALLING ALL JAZZ ENTHUSIASTS: CEDAR WALTON QUARTET PERFORMS AT THE BMA

Baltimore Chamber Jazz Society

The Baltimore Chamber Jazz Society Presents
THE CEDAR WALTON QUARTET
featuring VINCENT HERRING, DAVID WILLIAMS, & GEORGE FLUDAS

WHEN: Sunday, September 30, 5:00 PM
WHERE: Baltimore Museum of Art, 10 Art Museum Drive, Baltimore
ADMISSION: $35 General Admission | $33 BMA Members/Seniors | $10 Students
GET TICKETS

Cedar WaltonThe Cedar Walton Quartet features Cedar Walton on piano, Vincent Herring on saxophone, David Williams on bass, and George Fludas on drums.

A 2010 NEA Jazz Master, hard bop pianist Cedar Walton has been compelling jazz fans for nearly 60 years. He is known for his versatility, offering a funky touch with a coherent melodic sense. The long list of legends he has played with includes John Coltrane, Max Roach, and Art Blakely. Now a legend himself, Walton presents a quartet of jazz's finest.

The free pre-concert tour, The Power of Pattern in Art, begins at 3:45 pm. To reserve space, please contact the Baltimore Museum of Art directly at 443.573.1818.

It's not too late to become a subscriber!
Enjoy all five concerts for $135, plus receive a 10% discount at An die Musik and Gertrude's at the BMA on BCJS concert days! Package includes:

The Cedar Walton Quartet - September 30, 2012
Matt Wilson's Arts and Crafts - November 11, 2012
Conrad Herwig and the Latin-Side All-Stars - February 10, 2013
The Tom Harrell Quintet
- March 10, 2013
The Freddy Cole Quartet - May 5, 2013

BUY NOW

One of Baltimore's premiere jazz concert series for over two decades, the Baltimore Chamber Jazz Society programs some of the finest artists in jazz today. All concerts in the Five at 5 series take place at The Baltimore Museum of Art, 10 Art Museum Drive, Baltimore. For more information, please call the Baltimore Chamber Jazz Society at 410.385.5888 or visit www.baltimorechamberjazz.org.

Friday, September 21, 2012

SHAKESPEARE! IMPROV! SATURDAY NIGHT

BIG Plus Shakespeare! Mmmmm, classy!

Will S. gets a rewrite 400 years later!

Thou Shalt Dig This. BIG Improvisors & Actors from the Baltimore Shakespeare Factory team-up to bring the funny & the flowery. Shakespeare text from Taming of the Shrew and BIGGIES responding with new lines on the fly. Shakespeare! Improv! You!

JAZZ CABARET RAISES FUNDS FOR THE STRAND

Invites You To
A Jazz Cabaret

A Fundraiser Featuring Artistic Director, Rain Pryor!

WHEN: Monday, October 1, 7 PM
WHERE:
Germano'sTrattoria, 300 S. High Street, Baltimore
ADMISSION: $20 tax-deductable donation to the Strand; plus, $15 food/drink minimum.
BUY TICKETS

PictureMulti-talented actress, director, writer and performer, Rain Pryor is joined by Musical Director Keith Killgo for a wonderful evening of jazz and blues selections from her one-woman show, "The Pryor Experience." Pryor has toured sold-out shows in Hong Kong, Los Angeles, Australia, the U.K. and Ireland. Killgo, a talented pianist, drummer, and vocalist, is also a founding member of the jazz-fusion group, the Blackbyrds.

Come enjoy scrumptious cuisine, wine and live entertainment at one of Little Italy's hottest venues, while supporting Strand Theater!

Thursday, September 20, 2012

EXPERIMENTAL MUSIC @ THE THEATRE PROJECT

HIGH ZERO FESTIVAL TONIGHT

WHEN: September 20th - 23rd, 2012
WHERE: The Theatre Project, 45 W Preston St., Baltimore

Don't miss the first night of High Zero's core of entirely freely improvised, all-new collaborations, with great musicians and performers from Baltimore and around the world.

Thursday Night, September 20th
Doors open 7:30 PM / Performances start 8:30 PM sharp

Solo: Margaret Rorison (projections, sound)

Group One:

Group Two:

Group Three:

Group Four:

INTERACTIVE MURDER MYSTERY OCCURS @ SPOTLIGHTERS THIS WEEKEND

PictureLEGEND OF CREEPY HOLLOW

WHEN: September 21 & 22, 2012 - Fri & Sat at 8 PM
WHERE:
Spotlighters Theatre, 817 St. Paul Street, Baltimore
TICKETS: $20

The Interactive Murder Mystery where the audience gets to help solve the case!

Synopsis: After a very one-sided election, it appears that Ichobad Strane is once again Creepy Hollow’s Mayor. His election is being contested by the opposition.

Ichobad loves a party and has de-cided to invite you, his loyal supporters, to a victory celebration. Some are a little uncomfortable with the location of the party. Twelve years ago to the day, Tabitha Craven was murdered in this very building. It was a library at that time and she was researching a new novel. The murder was never solved, and Ichobad was once a person of interest in the investigation.

The subject of Tabitha’s novel was a sore spot in the community. She was writing about the witch trials that occurred in the late 18th century. It started with an accusation of witch-craft and ended with the hanging of 13 townsfolk. Legend has it that one of the townsfolk was a warlock, and cursed the judge who passed sentence. It was a dark spot in the town’s history, and most people would prefer to forget it.

VISIT STUDIO ARTISTS THROUGHOUT BALTIMORE CITY

For more information, visit school33.org or call 443.263.4350.

Tuesday, September 18, 2012

EVENTS @ PEABODY THIS WEEK

Peabody Institute of The Johns Hopkins University

Michael HerschPeabody's 2012-2013 season officially begins today, Tuesday, Sept. 18, at 8:00 PM, with Images from a Closed Ward, a Sylvia Adalman Chamber Series concert devoted to the music of Michael Hersch (BM '95, MM '97, Composition), who chairs the Conservatory's Composition Department. Pianist Hersch will perform, as well as faculty artist Gary Louie, alto saxophone, and guest artists Miranda Cuckson, violin, and the Blair String Quartet. Tickets for the concert 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 - September 17-23, 2012

Tomorrow, Wednesday, Sept. 19, at 12:30 PM, Jacqueline Pollauf (BM '06, Harp; MM '07, Harp Pedagogy) will perform a recital at Goucher College's Merrick Lecture Hall, 1021 Dulaney Valley Rd., Towson. The performance is free and open to the public.

The Musicology Doctor of Musical Arts Colloquium will begin the school year with guest speaker Joshua Walden, a Mellon Fellow with The Johns Hopkins University, presenting his free lecture "Identity and Likeness in Musical Portraiture of the 20th and 21st Centuries" also tomorrow, Wednesday, Sept. 19, at 5:00 PM, in Cohen-Davison Family Theatre.

Danielle Buonaiuto (MM '12, Voice, Musicology) and Lisa Perry (MM '11, Voice) will perform in an inaugural concert presented by OUTERSPACES in a program titled Bellerophon. The performance will be held on Friday, Sept. 21, at 6:30 PM, at the Mount Vernon Music Space, 1015 N. Charles St. Donations are suggested.

Pianist Yuliya Gorenman ('95) will be the featured soloist with the Alexandria Symphony Orchestra performing Brahms's Piano Concerto No. 1 in the symphony's season opening concert on Saturday, Sept. 22, at 8:00 PM. The concert will take place at the Rachel M. Schlesinger Concert Hall and Arts Center, Northern Virginia Community College, 3001 N. Beauregard St., Alexandria, Va. For more information and to purchase tickets, visit alexsym.org.

The second year of the Jazz at the Johns Hopkins Club series will open with vibraphonist Joe Locke. The Joe Locke Trio, with drummer Eric Kennedy and bassist Mike Pope, will play two sets, at 8:30 and 10:00 PM, on Saturday, Sept. 22, at the Johns Hopkins Club, 3400 North Charles Street. For tickets, visit showclix.com.

C Street Brass—Kyle Anderson (MM '11, Trumpet), Edwin Brown (GPD '12, Tuba), Gabriel Colby (BM '10, Trombone), Eric Damashek (GPD '12, Horn), and Scott Nadelson (BM '11, Trumpet)—will be presented by the Community Concerts at Second music series. The free performance, on Sunday, Sept. 23, at 3:30 PM, will be held at the Second Presbyterian Church, 4200 St. Paul St. For more information, visit communityconcertsatsecond.org.

An die Musik Live and the Walters Art Museum will present a program titled Festive Baroque Music for Brass: Music of Bach, Gabrielli, Holborne, Handel on Sunday, Sept. 23, at 5:30 PM, performed by the Symphony Brass Quintet – Doctor of Musical Arts candidates Tom Bithell (GPD '97, Trumpet) and Seth Horner, tuba; Andrew Balio, trumpet; Gabrielle Finke, horn; and David Murray, trombone. The concert will take place at the Walters Art Museum, 600 N. Charles St. For tickets, call 410-385-2638.

Free noon recital

At this week's free Thursday Noon recital in Miriam A. Friedberg Concert Hall, flutist Raoul Cho and pianist Hui-Chuan Chen will perform Otar Taktakishvili's Sonata for Flute and Piano and Ian Clarke's The Great Train Race, and pianist Ronaldo Rolim will perform Claude Debussy's Images, Book II and César Franck's Prélude, Choral et Fugue.

Conservatory student recitals

Conservatory student recitals are free and open to the public. There are three 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 first concert in the Peabody Jazz Series will feature the Peabody Jazz Orchestra, led by Michael Formanek, on Friday, Sept. 28, 7:30 PM, in East Hall.
  • Hajime Teri Murai will conduct a performance by the Peabody Symphony Orchestra of Shostakovich's Cello Concerto No. 1 with soloist Dmitry Volkov, winner of the Yale Gordon Concerto Competition on Saturday, Sept 29, 8:00 PM, in Miriam A. Friedberg Concert Hall.
  • Tuesday, Oct. 2, 8:00 PM, faculty artists Richard Stone, lute, and Adam Pearl, harpsichord, will perform in a Sylvia Adalman Chamber Series concert in Leith Symington Griswold Hall.

50TH YEAR OF WORLD CLASS THEATER OPENS @ CENTERSTAGE

myamerica premiere sept 28

50 fest sept 27-30

GET FULL SCHEDULE HERE (link on graphic will not work)
BUY TICKETS ONLINE HERE (link on graphic will not work)
WHERE: CENTERSTAGE, 700 North Calvert Street,  Baltimore

VIRTUOSIC SINGER & BAND RETURN TO CA THIS FRIDAY

Anne Watts & Boister

Anne Watts & Boister with Special Guest Posie Lewis
WHEN: Friday, September 28, 8 PM
ADMISSION:
$20;$15 members

Of Anne Watts, legendary Southern producer Jim Dickinson said, “Any artist that can reference Lotte Lenya, Edith Piaf, Captain Beefheart and Thelonious Monk at the same time is okay with me. Dark, earthtone vocals; faded, sepia band tracks; with a splash of day-glo. She makes Tom Waits sound like a sissy.” Anne and her virtuosic eight-piece band return with guitarist Warren Boes of Allmighty Senators, B’more icon John Dierker on bass clarinet and special guest vocalist Posie Lewis, Anne's sublimely talented 14-year-old daughter.

Come EARLY for easier parking & have a fab dinner at Clementine at Creative Alliance! Kitchen open: Thu 5-10 PM, Fri & Sat 5-11pm, bar till midnight. Sun brunch 10 AM-3 PM. Reservations at 410.276.1651 ext. 202 or cristin@bmoreclementine.com.

LISTEN TO ANNE HERE

CELEBRATE WOODY GUTHRIE’S BIRTHDAY @ THE CA

Happy 100th, Woody!

HAPPY BIRTHDAY, WOODY!
Caleb Stine, Arty Hill, John Shock & Paul Margolis w/ Stone Hill All Stars, Flanagan Smith, Honey Dewdrops, The Hello Strangers, Sam Nitzberg & Matt Douglass

In sheer joy of the depth, breadth and activism of Woody’s music we celebrate his 100th B’day with a fab, high energy, much-collaborating-together all-star lineup. Neo-folk star Caleb Stine, honky-tonk visionary Arty Hill, Guthrie aficionado Michael Patrick Flanagan Smith (playwright and lead in Woody Guthrie Dreams), John Shock & Paul Margolis (formerly of the Polkats) with their band the Stone Hill All-Stars, husband/wife Appalachian duo The Honey Dewdrops, sweet-singing sisters The Hello Strangers, and long-time Baltimore musicians Sam Nitzberg and Matt Douglass.

WHEN: Saturday, September 29, 7 & 9:30 PM
WHERE:
Creative Alliance, 3134 Eastern Ave., Baltimore
ADMISSION: $18, $13 members

Excellent New York Times Article on Woody's Centennial & legacy

Come EARLY for easier parking & have a fab dinner at Clementine at Creative Alliance! Kitchen open: Thu 5-10 PM, Fri & Sat 5-11 PM, bar till midnight. Sun brunch 10 AM-3 PM. Reservations at 410.276.1651 ext. 202 or cristin@bmoreclementine.com.

PAY TRIBUTE TO JAZZ GREAT NINA SIMONE @ THE CA

 

A Tribute to Nina Simone

A TRIBUTE TO NINA SIMONE
WHEN: Friday, September 21 , 7 & 9 PM
WHERE
: Creative Alliance, 3134 Eastern Ave., Baltimore
ADMISSION: $15/$10 members/students

INFORMATION AND TICKETS

Director Rosiland Cauthen explores Nina's profound influence with a group of dynamic young companies and artists. Diva Navasha Daya, co-founder and former lead singer of Fertile Ground will croon "Baltimore," & Patterson favorite Jonathan Gilmore interpret Nina in song. Dance companies Raynfall and DishiBem, Bashi Rose's Nommo Theater and incomparable performance artist Olu Butterfly immerse themselves in the angst, power, fierce tenacity and pride that is Nina Simone's legacy, still vibrant for these committed Baltimore artists.

     

Monday, September 17, 2012

LANDMARK PLAY @ OLNEY THEATRE CENTER 2 PERFORMANCES ONLY

For Colored Girls Who Have Considered Suicide When the Rainbow is Enuf
By Ntozake Shange
Presented by the Newark Repertory Theater Company

WHEN: Saturday, September 29, at 2 PM and 7 PM
WHERE:
Olney Theatre Center, 2001 Olney-Sandy Spring Rd., Olney
TICKETS: $30; $25 for groups of 10+
Tickets for this performance may be purchased online or by calling 1.800.838.3006.
Group sales are also available.

For Colored Girls, a landmark play in the anthology of African American literary and performance tradition, is storytelling at its best and at its rawest. As written by Ntozake Shange, seven women speak frankly, passionately and with lots of humor, pathos, and soul-searching lament about their life journeys.

The play displays a “wonderful and dazzling free-form” lyricism in the poetry with lots of humor, pathos, and soul-searching lament with cascading themes of gender, sexuality, rape, abortion, race, war, rage and violence and the search for self-expression and love. In its context, the play invites us to consider the question “what is the empowerment we need as women today?” In its broader philosophical perspectives, the play inspires our contemplation on what it means to be a human being.

This exciting production is a landmark piece in the African-American literary world as it explores concepts of sexism, feminism, spirituality and freedom embedded in the lives and struggles of seven women of color whose lives intersect as they tell their stories. For Colored Girls, which originally ran on Broadway in 1975, contains mature language and situations.

They are especially interested in young audiences (16 and over) who attend and engaging them and others in a questions and answer session following the production.

Sunday, September 16, 2012

COME HEAR BALTIMORE’S OWN, HON, @ THE BALTIMORE CONCERT OPERA

Cosi fan tutte
By Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart

WHEN: Thursday, September 20, at 7:30 PM; Sunday, September 23, at 3:00 PM
WHERE:
 
the Grand Ballroom of the Engineers Club

BCO opens its fourth season in residence at the Garrett-Jacobs Mansion with Mozart’s comic masterpiece Cosi fan tutte. Loosely translated as “Women are all like that,” Cosi follows Don Alfonso’s attempt to educate young officers Ferrando and Guglielmo about the inherent fickleness of women (blame librettist Lorenzo DaPonte, ladies, not BCO!) and the chaos that ensues as a result.

FEATURING:

  • Don Alfonso: David Murray
  • Ferrando: Tim Augustin
  • Guglielmo: Peter Tomaszewski
  • Fiordiligi: Natalie Conte
  • Dorabella: Madelyn Wanner
  • Despina: Sarah Kate Walston

The Baltimore Concert Opera has always taken great pride in their amazing casts, showcasing some of the best singers gracing the stages of today's opera houses far and wide.  As they open their fourth full season, they have gone no further than their own backyard to find the most wonderful, lively, brilliant cast to bring Mozart's comic masterpiece Cosi fan tutte to life.

"Local" is a popular term these days. Everyone likes to support local businesses, local products, and keep jobs close to home. BCO is able to do just that with their cast of Cosi fan tutte; the cast is made up entirely of local artists (except for one—but he's fabulous, so they didn't mind making an exception!)  (Above: Sarah Kate Walton, Peabody alum)

In addition to their local principal cast, they are featuring a very special chorus for this production.  Members of the Towson University Opera  program are making their debut with BCO.  These are talented young singers, many of whom you will recognize from their volunteer work with BCO over the past few years.  They are thrilled to give them this opportunity to showcase their beautiful voices.

CENTERSTAGE OPENS 50TH SEASON WITH AMERICAN PLAYWRIGHT’S “TAKE” ON IBSEN CLASSIC

AN ENEMY OF THE PEOPLE
By Arthur Miller
Adapted from the play by Henrik Ibsen
Directed by Kwame Kwei-Armah

WHEN: September 19-October 21
WHERE:
Centerstage, 700 North Calvert Street,  Baltimore
TICKETS: PURCHASE TICKETS HERE
Buy your tickets before September 19 and they'll give you 20% off with discount code 13ENEMYDM. Use this code online, on the phone, or in person to claim your discount. Don't miss out on the show that everyone will be talking about.

Artistic Director Kwame Kwei-Armah directs American icon Arthur Miller's (The Price) take on Ibsen's classic conundrum, pitting brother against brother and a community against itself. Just in time for election season and the perfect start to CENTERSTAGE's 50th Anniversary Season comes this riveting saga that asks, does the good of some outweigh the good of the rest?

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SIRIANO & SHATTUCK TO CHAIR BSA ANNUAL EXPRESSIONS GALA IN MARCH

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BSA alumnus and board member join forces to raise funds for arts education

Five years ago, after graduating from Baltimore School for the Arts (BSA) and making a name for himself on Bravo's "Project Runway," Christian Siriano visited his alma mater for the school's annual Expressions Gala.  At the event, he auctioned off a custom-made garment to help raise funds for the school. Molly Shattuck, a long-time BSA supporter with a love of fashion, was one of two women to win the item after a bidding war ended in Siriano generously agreeing to make two dresses. Now, after years of a friendship that began that evening, Siriano and Shattuck will come together to chair BSA's 33th Expressions Gala on March 2, 2013.

"Having Molly and Christian co-chair this event is such an excellent way to celebrate the importance of arts education and community involvement in Baltimore. We are thrilled that one of our most successful alumni and one of our most avid supporters will be able to come together in March for such an exciting event," said BSA Director Chris Ford.

Shattuck is a current board member of BSA and previously chaired the 25th Expressions Gala in 2005, helping to raise over half a million dollars for the school.  Additionally, she was instrumental in helping BSA kick off the Family ArtReach Performance Series and has been involved in the BSA Board for over nine years. Shattuck is the founder and CEO of "Molly Shattuck Vibrant Living" and her mission is to help others live a healthier lifestyle.  She also serves as a part-time cheerleading coach for the Baltimore Ravens. Shattuck, a generous community advocate, serves on the National Advisory Board for The Johns Hopkins Children's Center ,is a member of the Board of Trustees for the National Children's Museum and.continues to be an active board member of the United Way of Central Maryland. She founded and leads Families Living United, a United Way initiative that creates opportunities for parents and children to volunteer together. In recognition of her commitment to advocate a healthy lifestyle, Shattuck was appointed Healthy Food Ambassador by Mayor Stephanie Rawlings-Blake and the United Way of Central Maryland for the Access to Healthy Food Initiative.

Siriano, who graduated from BSA in 2004 and studied fashion in London where he interned with Vivienne Westwood and Alexander McQueen, is a rising star in the fashion industry. He currently designs several ongoing collections of shoes and bags for Payless ShoeSouce, has retailers across the globe carrying his designs, created a makeup line for Victoria's Secret and co-founded accessories e-commerce retailer Send the Trend. Additionally, Siriano's book, Fierce Style: How to be Your Most Fabulous Self was published in 2009 and was followed by a national book tour. In 2012, he was the youngest person ever named to Crain's "40 Under 40" list. Most recently, Siriano has opened his first boutique in New York City.

The Expressions celebration will kick-off with the Expressions Gala on Saturday, March 2, and will feature exhibits and performances by BSA's most talented students in art, music, dance and theatre, as well as a seated dinner, brief live auction and hands-on classes in which guests can grab a guitar, learn some dance moves, take a stab at improv, or create a masterpiece. On Sunday, March 3, and Sunday, March 10, Expressions-Family Edition will offer one-hour, family-friendly matinee shows of the Expressions performances.  Then, on Monday, March 4, BSA will host Stage One/FANS Expressions, an informal evening with lite-fare and drinks followed by the Expressions 2013 performance and dessert.

Expressions, the primary fundraising effort for the BSA Foundation, provides over a third of the Foundation's annual funds each year to support BSA's combined academic and arts education. For more information on Expressions, visit www.bsfa.org.

Founded in 1980, Baltimore School for the Arts is a nationally recognized public high school that provides its students with intensive pre-professional training in the arts in conjunction with a rigorous academic curriculum. BSA graduates go on to the most selective arts and university programs nationwide and achieve prominence in theater, film, music, dance and visual arts. Additionally, BSA's TWIGS program offers free after-school arts instruction to more than 700 city elementary and middle school children. BSA is a vibrant part of Baltimore's cultural community, reaching thousands of families and children each year with free and low-cost performances, exciting collaborative projects, exhibitions, and educational programming.

Baltimore School for the Arts, where the arts change kids' lives.

FAMILY COMEDY CONTINUES OLNEY’S 2012 SEASON

Over the Tavern, Tom Dudzick’s beguiling family comedy, is just what the doctor ordered."—Chicago Tribune

Over the Tavern

OVER THE TAVERN
Area Premiere
By Tom Dudzick
Directed by John Going

WHEN: September 26 - October 21, 2012
WHERE: Olney Theatre Center, on the Mainstage, 2001 Olney-Sandy Spring Road, Olney
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Sometimes A Boy Just Wants To Have A Little Fun

Precocious 12-year-old Rudy believes that we were put on earth "to have fun." He refuses to be force-fed rules and values from anyone—not from his diligent Catholic parents and especially not from Sister Clarissa.

“GOLDA’S BALCONY” CONTINUES IN FELLS POINT

20120717-124101GOLDA’S BALCONY
By William Gibson
Directed by Miriam Bazensky
Performed by Amy Jo Shapiro

WHEN: Friday and Saturday at 8:00 PM; Sunday at 2:00 PM through September 30
WHERE:
Vagabond Theatre,  806 S Broadway, Baltimore
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In the tension-filled days leading up to the 1973 Yom Kippur War, Prime Minister Golda Meir reflects on her tumultuous life as a Russian immigrant, American school teacher and political leader faced with the possibility of launching a nuclear attack on Israel's enemies. This stirring play received accolades on Broadway, and this production delivers  the same level of excitement and drama.

20120717-125433FIVE-STAR REVIEW: "Directed by Miriam Bazensky, this one-woman show is a sensational production for people of all cultural backgrounds and religions; a powerful thought-provoking performance given by Amy Jo Shapiro that will move you to tears." —DCMetroTheaterArts.com

"...fantastic, heartbreaking, and not a little inspiring. The collaboration between director Miriam Bazensky and actress Amy Jo Shapiro has created something truly remarkable." —MDTheatreGuide.com

Photography by Ken Stanek

JORDAN FAYE CONTEMPORARY OPENS IN NEW SPACE!

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Come visit their new location at 823 Park Ave!

Installation View of These Favorite Things, including Lori Larusso, T.R. Kaltreider, James Long, Edwin Remsberg, & Kate MacKinnon

currently on view 

THESE FAVORITE THINGS

Jordan Faye Contemporary is pleased to have moved our gallery and operations to the culturally rich neighborhood of Mount Vernon. For our first exhibition in our new location on Park Avenue we've thoughtfully selected 50 of our favorite pieces. The entire team has been excited by our lovely new home and we're looking forward to sharing our artists & their work with you over the years to come. Please join us, this Saturday from 1 - 6pm to celebrate this new space and new exhibition!

Jordan Faye Block ~ Curatorial Impresario  /  Willa Frazer ~ Superwoman /  Kathleen Jensen ~ Client Specialist Extraordinaire

featuring

Lawrence Cromwell * Michelle Dickson * Lisa Dillin * Donald Edwards

T. R. Kaltreider * Evan Levine * Lori Larusso * James Long

Kate MacKinnon * Jenee Mateer * Melissa Matsuki Lillie

Sophia Narrett * Lat Naylor * David Page * Scott Ponemone

Edwin Remsberg * Janna Rice * Debra Rubino * Gina Tackett

Installation View : These Favorite Things, Donald Edwards, Sophia Narrett, T.R. Kaltreider, & Lawrence Cromwell

top image:

Lori Larusso, Single Slices (4 small paintings), T.R. Kaltreider, The First Time (painting/installation with blanket), Edwin Remsberg, Diapothèque 8 and 23 (photographs), Kate MacKinnon, Five Chrysanthemums Ran Away 4 (oil on canvas over panel), & James Long, Orbs (2 wooden spheres)

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Donald Edwards, I Heart Dancing (junk warrior with shelf), Sophia Narrett, To Be Given Something (embroidery thread, fabric, acrylic), Lawrence Cromwell, In Time & Pan (2 paintings), T. R. Kaltreider, Witness Woman Walking When We Were (oil on canvas)

Jordan Faye Contemporary
823 Park Avenue 21201
Tel: 443.955.1547
curator@jordanfayecontemporary.com
Visit their website: www.jordanfayecontemporary.com

Hours:
Tuesday - Thursday 11 - 6 / Second Saturdays  1 - 6  & by appointment

JHU MUSEUMS CELEBRATE FALL WITH EXCITING EXHIBITS

September 27

Anniversary Celebration & Portico Ribbon Cutting

Homewood Museum invites you to join in celebrating its 25th anniversary with a wine reception, hors d'oeuvres, and ribbon cutting ceremony for its restored historic south portico. MORE »

 

Opens September 28

Drawing Inspiration

A new permanent exhibition celebrating Homewood’s exciting acquisition of a Chippendale mahogany metamorphic architect’s desk that was originally owned by Declaration of Independence signer Charles Carroll of Carrollton. MORE »

Final Weeks!

Sculpture at Evergreen & Alix Aymé

Don't miss your last chance to see two special exhibitions at Evergreen, the seventh biennial installment of the Sculpture at Evergreen exhibition series, Landscape as Laboratory, and a retrospective of 20th-century French artist Alix Aymé. Both close Sunday, September 30.


September 29

Smithsonian Museum Day

Download your 2012 Smithsonian Museum Day ticket and receive free admission to Homewood and Evergreen on Saturday, September 29!

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October 8, 15, 22

With an Eye for Detail

What really defines the Federal period in architectural history and what makes a classical house livable today? Homewood celebrates Baltimore Architecture Month with a trio of talks by authorities on Federal-style architecture. MORE »


Begins October 27

Music at Evergreen

Join us to celebrate the 60th anniversary of Music at Evergreen! This special season's roster features Russian pianist Gleb Ivanov, the Linden String Quartet, and the American roots band Frank Solivan & Dirty Kitchen. Subscriptions and individual tickets now on sale. MORE »

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4545 N. Charles Street Baltimore, MD 21210
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