Wednesday, January 30, 2013

LATIN JAZZ ROCKS BMA IN BALTIMORE CHAMBER JAZZ SOCIETY CONCERT

Baltimore Chamber Jazz Society

CONRAD HERWIG AND THE LATIN SIDE ALL-STARS
PERFORMING THE MUSIC OF HERBIE HANCOCK AND WAYNE SHORTER

WHEN: Sunday, February 10, 5:00 PM
WHERE: Baltimore Museum of Art, 10 Art Museum Drive, Baltimore
TICKETS: $30 General Admission | $28 BMA Members/Seniors | $10 Students
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Conrad HerwigConrad Herwig and the Latin Side All-Stars features Conrad Herwig on trombone, Craig Handy on saxophones/flute/bass clarinet, Mike Rodriguez on trumpet, Bill O'Connell on piano, Ruben Rodriguez on bass, Robby Ameen on drums, and Pedro Martinez on percussion.

Conrad Herwig returns with his Latin Side All-Star Band on the heel of his third Grammy nomination for Best Latin Jazz Album. The band's blend of Afro-Cuban rhythm with post-bop harmony and improvisation ranks among the fieriest in jazz today. Here, well-known Hancock and Shorter tunes are re-imagined with Herwig's signature Latin treatment. For more information, please visit www.conradherwig.com.

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

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.

Tuesday, January 29, 2013

LAST CHANCE TO SEE 3 EXHIBITS @ THE BMA

Visit the BMA

FREE FOR ALL!

Black Box: Allora & Calzadilla
Closes Feb 3
An 11-minute video set in post-Katrina New Orleans featuring the power of music and creativity in the aftermath of destruction.

Front Room: Zwelethu Mthethwa
Closes Feb 10
Eight stunning, large-scale photographic portraits document home life, work and religious traditions in South Africa

On Paper: Drawings from the Benesch Collection
Closes Feb 10
Ten outstanding drawings by contemporary masters presenting a range of everyday objects.
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Saturday, January 26, 2013

YOU’RE INVITED TO A PREVIEW OF BALTIMORE’S BIGGEST COSTUME BASH

Creative Alliance

Blood Red Kisses, White Hot Thrills!
A Night of Torch singing Jen Tydings (of The Motorettes), pianist Erica Patoka; Director John Wright and his troupe of actors; Aaron Henkin of WYPR's The Signal

WHEN: Friday, Feb 1, 7:00 PM Cocktails, cash bar, 8:00 PM Show
WHERE: Creative Alliance, The Patterson, 3134 Eastern Ave., Baltimore
ADMISSION: $15, $10 members, students. Take advantage of a two-for-one special tonight: $45, $40 members, includes ticket to Marquee Ball Dance Party.
Contact: Helen Yuen,
helen@creativealliance.org, 410.276.1651 x218

Torch singer Jen Tydings (Motorettes) and pianist Erica Patokage get you in the mood on February 1 at this preview show for Baltimore's biggest costume bash—The Marquee Ball.

Jen sings torch songs to Erica's sultry piano. Sip cocktails from their cash bar. In between Jen's sets, John Wright and his troupe of actors mingle in 40's period costume and perform vignettes from film noir "greats."

Narration and sound effects provided by WYPR's The Signal's Aaron Henkin. It's all to set the stage and give you ideas for Baltimore's biggest costume party of the year, Creative Alliance's Marquee Ball with this year's theme based on the film noir Kiss Me Deadly.

Come early on February 1 to see J.M Giordano unveil a large Marquee Ball Kiss Me Deadly photo in Creative Alliance's Amalie Rothschild Gallery.

Proudly sponsored by Towson University and the College of Fine Arts and Communication.

Friday, January 25, 2013

BASH TO FETE THE BABE @ THE SPORTS LEGENDS MUSEUM

BABE'S BIRTHDAY BASH

WHEN: Friday, February 8, 5:30 PM - 9:00 PM
WHERE:
Sports Legends Museum at Camden Yards, 301 West Camden Street, Baltimore
410.727.1539


TICKETS:
Museum Members $45.00; General Admission $55.00; Groups of 10 or More $40.00 per person; At-The-Door $60.00
BUY TICKETS HERE

Join us for our annual Babe's Birthday Bash. We will celebrate the 118th anniversary of Babe Ruth's birth in Baltimore on February 6, 1895.

Enjoy admission to Sports Legends Museum; plenty of ballpark food and beverages; silent auction and door prize; and FREE parking at Camden Yards on the night of the BASH!

The evening will include a presentation of the 2013 Babe Ruth Community Service Award, as well as various programs with select VIP's!

Proceeds from Babe's Birthday Bash will benefit the Babe Ruth Birthplace Foundation.

Tuesday, January 22, 2013

“UNSCRIPTED” FAREWELL WEEKEND: ONLY 3 MORE SHOWS

No Time to Wait!

BIG's UNSCRIPTED Ends this Weekend!

Your waiting ends now! BIG's Full Length Improvised Play, Unscripted, comes to an end this weekend. Don't miss your chance to see a new play created before your eyes. And since we are feeling generous we have half price tickets available for Thursday night's show. Use the code: "Grape" to get the special Thursday price.

WHEN:  January 24-26 | Thursday, Friday & Saturday | 8 PM
WHERE: Mobtown Theater | 3600 Clipper Mill Rd. |
DIRECTIONS
TICKETS

KIDS WORKSHOPS FILLING FAST!

No More Time to Wait!

Saturday January 26 will give you a great opportunity for your pre-teen to get a little taste of Improvisation, featuring BIG performer and Baltimore City Schoolteacher, Bridget Cavaiola. Questions about the workshops? Write bridget@bigimprov.org.

KIDS WORKSHOPS (No prerequisites)
WHEN: Saturday, January 26
WHERE: Mobtown Theater
INSTRUCTOR: Bridget Cavaiola

Ages 7-9 from 10-1130 AM | Ages 10-12 from 1130 AM-1 PM

THIS WEEK AT THE PEABODY INSTITUTE

Events at Peabody

Students of Marina Piccinini will present a Bach Marathon tomorrow, Wednesday, Jan. 23, in Peabody's Leith Symington Griswold Hall. The free event, at which all of Johann Sebastian Bach's sonatas for flute and harpsichord, and the solo partita, will be performed, will begin at 7:00 pm and conclude at approximately 10:00 pm.

 

 

Events at Peabody, Jan. 22-27, 2013

The studio of Violaine Melançon will present Mozart's sonatas for violin and piano from the 1770s at two recitals on Thursday, Jan. 24, at 6:00 and 8:00 pm. The free recitals will take place in Leith Symington Griswold Hall.

A Bach Cello Suites Symposium will be held on Sunday, Jan. 27, from 1:00 to 6:00 pm in Peabody's Hilda and Douglas Goodwin Recital Hall. The free symposium will include performances by Peabody students and faculty member Ken Johansen and lectures by faculty members Julian Gray, Mark Janello, John Moran, and Andrew Talle.

On Sunday, Jan. 27, at 3:00 pm, the Peabody Preparatory will present its Winter Honors Recital, at which winners of the Honors Competition will perform works by Bach, Mozart, Liszt, Wolf, Ravel, de Falla, and Quilter. The free concert will take place in Leith Symington Griswold Hall.

Area events this week

The Dueling Sopranos—Maggie Finnegan (MM '10, Voice) and Kimberly Christie (MM '12, Voice)—will present "Anything You Can Sing, I Can Sing Higher" at Germano's Trattoria, 300 South High Street, tonight, Tuesday, Jan. 22, and Friday, Jan. 25, at 7:30 pm. Call 410-752-4515 for reservations. There will also be a performance on Saturday, Jan. 26, at 7 30 pm at First Christian Church, 5802 Roland Avenue, with tickets available at the door.

In a preview of his upcoming Adalman recital, faculty artist Victor Danchenko, violin, will perform works by Brahms, Schumann, Prokofiev, and Franck with his Peabody colleagues Vera Danchenko-Stern, piano, and Soovin Kim, violin, on Thursday, Jan. 24, at 8:00 pm at An die Musik, 409 North Charles Street. For tickets, call 410-385-2638.

The Mendelssohn Piano Trio—violinist Peter Sirotin (GPD '97, Violin; GPD '99, Chamber Ensemble), cellist Fiona Thompson, and pianist Ya-Ting Chang (BM '96, MM '98, Piano)—will perform two Mozart piano quartets with guest violist Michael Stepniak (MM '98, Viola) on Friday, Jan. 25, at 7:30 pm as part of the Embassy Series. The concert will take place at the Embassy of Austria, 3524 International Court NW, Washington, D.C. For tickets, visit embassyseries.com.

Pianist Lura Johnson, a Conservatory faculty member, will perform Rachmaninoff's Concerto No. 1 in F-sharp minor with the Delaware Symphony, conducted by David Amado, on Friday, Jan. 25, at 7:30 pm, and Sunday, Jan. 27, at 2:00 pm. The performances will take place at the Grand Opera House, 818 North Market Street, Wilmington. For tickets, visit ticketsatthegrand.org.

On Saturday, Jan. 26, at 8:00 pm, Ana Vidovic (AD '07, Guitar) will give a recital as part of the Marlow Guitar Series at Westmoreland Congregational Church, 1 Westmoreland Circle, Bethesda. Please note that this concert is sold out. For information, visit marlowguitar.org.

 

Free noon recital

This week's free Thursday Noon recital in Miriam A. Friedberg Concert Hall will feature guitarists Jeremy Lutty, performing Bach's Sonata in A minor, BWV 1003; Oscar Somersalo, performing Napoléon Coste's Fantaisie Dramatique, Op. 31, "Le Départ"; John Williams, performing Antonio Jose's Sonata for guitar; Yameng Wang, performing Giulio Regondi's Rêverie Nocturne, Op. 19; and Meng Su, performing Mario Castelnuovo-Tedesco's Rondo, Op. 129.

 

Conservatory student recitals

Conservatory student recitals are free and open to the public. There are six 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

  • Faculty artists Victor Danchenko, violin; Vera Danchenko-Stern, piano; and Soovin Kim, violin, will give the first spring concert in the Sylvia Adalman Chamber Series on Tuesday, Jan. 29, 8:00 pm, in Miriam A. Friedberg Concert Hall.
  • The Peabody Women's Chorus will join the Peabody Symphony Orchestra, conducted by Hajime Teri Murai, to perform Claude Debussy's Noctures on Saturday, Feb. 2, 8:00 pm in Miriam A. Friedberg Concert Hall.
  • Hajime Teri Murai will lead a performance by the Peabody Concert Orchestra of works by Berlioz, Tchaikovsky, and Bernstein on Friday, Feb. 8, 8:00 pm in Miriam A. Friedberg Concert Hall.

Monday, January 21, 2013

A COMEDY ABOUT MONEY & GREED @ THE JEWISH THEATRE WORKSHOP & THE JCC

jtw curious savage

THE CURIOUS SAVAGE
By John Patrick
Directed by Etan Weintraub

WHEN:  7 Performances:
Thursday, February 7th – 7 PM
Saturday, February 9th – 8 PM
Sunday, February 10th – 2 PM
Tuesday, February 12th – 7 PM
Thursday, February 14th – 7 PM
Saturday, February 16th – 8 PM
Sunday, February 17th – 2 PM
WHERE: Straus Auditorium, Weinberg Park Heights JCC, 5700 Park Heights Ave, Baltimore
TICKETS: General Admission $15; students/seniors $10
Special 20% DISCOUNT tickets available online until February 3rd, 2013
PURCHASE TICKETS FOR "THE CURIOUS SAVAGE" ONLINE
For more information and group rates, contact The Jewish Theatre Workshop contact@jewishtheatreworkshop.org.

The Curious Savage tells the tale of Mrs. Ethel P. Savage, who inherits a business empire worth ten million dollars from her husband. Wanting to create a "happiness fund" in his name to help people realize their dreams, no matter how foolish, she sells the family businesses and converts the cash to negotiable securities, concealing their location from her grown stepchildren. Believing the money to be their birthright, her stepchildren commit her to a "sanatorium" hoping to "bring her to her senses" and reveal the location of the money. There, she bonds instantly with the other "guests" of the institution who, believing in the justice of her cause, conspire with Mrs. Savage to confound her stepchildren and achieve her dream.

Sunday, January 20, 2013

CELEBRATE CENTERSTAGE’S 50th ANNIVERSARY WITH A SERIES OF EVENTS

Now Playing | Coming Soon | Education | Donate | Visit

join us for The Decade Plays

Join us as we celebrate and take a lively look back over the past five decades of CENTERSTAGE hits and highlights. The evening will include performances from such favorites as Tennessee Williams' classic Glass Menagerie, Eric Overmyer's landmark premiere of On the Verge, August Wilson's powerful Jitney, and Lynn Nottage's much-loved Intimate Apparel. Stroll down memory lane, or uncover some unexpected gems. Come back to where it all began, and treasure a storied past as we embrace a boundless future.

WHEN: Monday, January 28, 7 PM
WHERE:
The Jewish Community Center of Greater Baltimore, Owings Mills
TICKETS: $10 for general admission, $5 for students and seniors.
Buy your tickets today!
For more information, call 410.559.3510 or e-mail info@gordoncenter.com.

 

As you know we've been celebrating our 50th Anniversary, and January is the month that marks the official founding of this theater 50 years ago.

I first came to CENTERSTAGE in 2004 when the theater produced my play Elmina's Kitchen. For years I considered CENTERSTAGE my second artistic home, but never imagined that I would have the honor of leading this great theater. As we stand at the edge of the next 50 years, I feel privileged to do so with an audience I know to be one of the best there is—an audience ready to explore the highs and lows of the world, and an audience ready to join the conversation.

Thank you. You're the reason we've been here for 50 years and the reason we'll be here for the next 50. I look forward to seeing you at The Mountaintop.

Best, 

Kwame Kwei-Armah OBE, Artistic Director

 

now playing: the mountaintop

join us 1/21

Performances are filling up quickly so buy your tickets now to get the best prices and seats available. We would hate for you to miss out on this exciting Baltimore premiere!

Prior to the special Martin Luther King, Jr. Day performance there will be a FREE pre-show event at 5:30 pm in The Pearlstone Theater, "Living the Dream: From King to Obama." Full event details here.

sascha's express fine dining

auction starts next month

Affordable elegance is at CENTERSTAGE with Sascha's Express, serving a three-course, prix fixe menu before every regularly scheduled CENTERSTAGE performance, available starting two hours before curtain.

Save the date! The 36th Annual Baltimore Sun Auction for CENTERSTAGE returns next month! Preview items from Feb 6-9 and bid from Feb 10-25. Click here for more information.

play lab returns next week

special engagement 1/26

The Jan 25-27 Play Lab will be a festival of My America playwright Thomas Bradshaw's most provocative and conversation-provoking works. Tickets are only $10—buy a ticket to any one reading and attend the other two for free!

YOU WILL KNOW premieres January 26, 2013—One Night Only! This Multimedia Sketch Comedy Show looks at the brighter side of unemployment through live theater, film, and music. Get your tickets today.

 

Upcoming Events:

  • Meet the Actors: Fri, Jan 18
  • AfterThoughts: Thu, Jan 24 & 31, Feb 7; Sun, Jan 27, Feb 3
  • Post-show performance: Fri, Jan 25
  • Special Engagement: You Will Know, Sat Jan 26
  • Play Lab: Jan 25-27, Festival of Thomas Bradshaw's works
  • Pub Lab: Sun, Jan 27, Glass Mind Theatre
  • Decade Readings: Mon, Jan 28 at 7 PM
  • Post-show performance: Fri, Feb 1
  • Special Engagement: Stoop Storytelling, Mon Feb 4
  • Kickin' It with the Rents: Sun, Feb 9

 

FRIENDS UPPER SCHOOL DRAMA CLUB TO PERFORM NEIL SIMON COMEDY

Friends School of Baltimore

FRIENDS UPPER SCHOOL DRAMA CLUB PRESENTS

RUMORS
By Neil Simon

WHEN: Friday and Saturday, January 25-26, at 7 PM
WHERE:
Friends School, Forbush Auditorium, 5114 Charles Street, Baltimore
TICKETS: $5 and may be purchased at the door

The farcical plot revolves around four affluent couples who, upon arriving at the home of the deputy NYC mayor and his wife for a dinner party, discover that the hostess is missing, the servants are gone and the deputy mayor has shot himself—on the earlobe. Comic complications arise when the guests decide they must conceal the evening's events from the local police and the media.

Directed by Jenni Kneebone ’13, assistant directed by Caleb Brooks ’14 and produced by Becky Rawle ’13, Rumors is rated PG-13 for language. The cast includes Sam Dusman ’15, Emilia Halvorsen ’15, Robert Barkley ’13, Aimee Bitzel ’13, Sam Siegmeister ’15, Mia Merrill ’14, Matt Potter ’13, Emma Remsberg ’13, Alex Brooks ’13 and Anna Dorsey ’16.

TICKETS NOW ON SALE FOR MODERN-DRESS BARD COMEDY

You’ve seen them perform in the ruins of an antebellum girls’ school, an old carriage house, in public parks— they’ve even been known to perform in jail! Chesapeake Shakespeare Company is no stranger to performing in unique spaces and this winter follows suit as you get the opportunity to see them perform in a repurposed dairy barn. Plus, enjoy lively CSC-led discussions in Ellicott City, Baltimore, and Annapolis over the next three weeks.

THE TWO GENTLEMEN OF VERONA
WHEN: FEBRUARY 22 – MARCH 17
WHERE:
The Other Barn in Columbia, MD (below)
TICKETS: Adults Thursdays: $29, Adults Fridays, Saturdays and Sundays: $36; Seniors over 65: $29, Students under 25 – Thursdays, Fridays and Sundays: $15
TICKETS NOW ON SALE
Just click
HERE to pick your performance and purchase your tickets. Or you can call our box office Monday – Friday, 10 AM – 2 PM at 410.313.8661 to buy your tickets.

The Other Barn in the Oakland Mills neighborhood of Columbia is the venue for CSC's upcoming production of The Two Gentlemen of Verona.<br />William Shakespeare’s offbeat comedy will receive a modern twist as director Patrick Kilpatrick transports the setting to the bodacious early 1990s.

This contemporary treatment of Two Gents likens the young, arrogant, and rich characters Proteus and Valentine to many other notorious 90's headline-makers such as the Menendez Brothers and William Kennedy Smith. Audiences will be entertained as these two characters move through their privileged lives with reckless abandon.

This production includes CSC Resident Artists Vince Eisensen (Proteus), James Jager (Valentine), Ty Hallmark (Sylvia), and newcomer Megan Dominy (Julia) as well as CSC Company Members Greg Burgess, Jose Guzman, Jonas David Grey, Jenny Leopold, Frank B. Moorman, and Michael P. Sullivan.

AUDITIONS: CSC SEEKS ACTORS FOR SUMMER SHAKESPEARE PRODUCTIONS

CHESAPEAKE SHAKESPEARE COMPANY INVITES YOU TO AUDITION FOR ITS SUMMER PRODUCTIONS

ANTONY AND CLEOPATRA

and

THE TAMING OF THE SHREW

 

WHEN: SATURDAY, FEBRUARY 2 (10 AM – 2 P,); MONDAY, FEBRUARY 4 (10 AM – 2 PM); Callbacks will be held February 9, 10 AM – 2 PM.

WHERE: Howard County Center for the Arts, 8510 High Ridge Rd, Ellicott City, MD

By appointment only. To schedule an appointment, click here.

Rehearsals begin April 25. Generally Mondays through Thursdays 7:30 PM- 10:30 PM Sundays 2 PM- 6 PM

Performances at their outdoor space, the Patapsco Female Institute, June 7 to August 3; Thursdays, Fridays, Saturdays 8 PM and Sundays at 6 PM (Select Wednesdays at 8 PM)

Antony and Cleopatra will be directed by American Shakespeare Center Director of Mission, Ralph Alan Cohen.
The Taming of the Shrew will be directed by CSC Founding Artistic Director,
Ian Gallanar

  • Bring a SHORT Shakespearean monologue, preferably in verse. (12 - 16 lines is plenty... really. I promise)
  • Please e-mail your headshot/resume to the link above along with a time preference.
  • Auditions and time slots are first come/first served and fill up quickly.
  • This is a paid position.

THIS WEEK @ AN DIE MUSIK LIVE!

A Classical, Jazz & World Music Concert Venue
409 N Charles Street
Baltimore MD  21201
www.andiemusiklive.com
Buy tickets online at www.instantseats.com
Or by calling us as (410) 385-2638

24U: Multimedia New Music Duos
WHEN: January 22, Tuesday, 8 PM

TICKETS: $10/$5 students
The film component travels throughout Baltimore and alters IN relative pulse and speed. This show explores the relationship between motion and emotion as experienced through both music and film
Sponsored by Cunningham Piano Company & Outerspaces

 

VICTOR DANCHENKO, VIOLIN RECITAL
WHEN: January
24, Thursday, 8 PM
TICKETS: $15 general/$10 seniors/$5 students
Victor Danchenko, violin
Soovin Kim, violin
Vera Danchenko-Stern, piano
Performing works by Brahams, Schumann, Prokofiev, and Franck

An internationally-renowned artist and pedagogue, Victor Danchenko graduated from the Moscow Conservatory where he studied with David Oistrakh. His numerous awards include the gold medal in the Soviet National Competition and the Ysaye Gold Medal. Also to his credit are recordings under the Melodiya label, as well as live radio and television broadcasts. His students have won major awards and competitions and appeared with concerts and recitals on all continents. Recognized as one of the leading teachers of today, he is currently on the faculty at the Curtis Institute of Music and the Peabody Conservatory of Music. In addition to these duties, he participates as a jury member of major international competitions.

BUTCH WARREN, FREDDIE REDD & FRIENDS
WHEN: January 25, Friday, 8 & 9:30 PM
TICKETS: $15/$10 students
Butch Warren - bass

Freddie Redd - piano
Matt Wilson - drums
Brad Linde - tenor saxophone

Butch Warren's first professional job was playing in his father Edward Warren's group at age 14. Early on, the bassist worked locally in the Washington, D.C., area, most notably with Stuff Smith. In 1958, he moved to New York to play with Kenny Dorham at the Five Spot and stayed in town throughout most of his career. During the next six years, Warren (above) was in great demand for club work and appeared on many recordings, particularly dates for the Blue Note label led by Joe Henderson, Jackie McLean, Stanley Turrentine, Donald Byrd, Herbie Hancock, Dexter Gordon, Sonny Clark, and Dorham. He was a member of Thelonious Monk's quartet from 1963-1964 and then moved back to Washington, D.C., where he worked on a television show from 1965-1966. You can still find Butch playing at many local DC jazz venues.

Fredie Redd is a hard bop pianist and composer. Since the 1950s, he has worked extensively with highly regarded musicians and recorded several albums as leader.

TRIO CONTISTA
WHEN: January
26, Saturday, 2 PM
Amy Schroeder, violin
Andrew Yee, cello
Irina Nuzova, piano

Program:
Beethoven - trio Op.1 No.1 in E-flat Major
Dvorak - trio Op.90 Dumky
Ravel – trio

Formed in 2012, by graduates of the Julliard School, Trio Contista is quickly becoming one of New York's premier chamber music ensembles.

INTERNATIONAL BAND VERONNEAU
Hear Samba, Bossa Nova and More from Two Lauded Albums
WHEN: January
26, Saturday, 8 & 9:30 PM
TICKETS: $15/$10 students
French-Canadian vocalist Lynn Véronneau,
British guitarist Ken Avis (former vocalist with renowned Otis Grand blues band)
American drummer Pete Walby
Brazilian trained guitarist and composer David Rosenblatt

International band Veronneau returns to An die Musik Live for music lovers to enjoy the tunes from Veronneau’s two recent albums that landed them on radio charts and won them fans and airplay around the world.

Last year, Veronneau released the Jazz Samba Project, featuring samba and bossa nova with creative new arrangements. Praised by critics around the globe, the new album charted its first week out and rose to the top ten in 23 North American cities.

In 2011, the group’s first album Joie de Vivre—Joy of Living experienced similar success. The CD features bossa nova, gypsy jazz and classics from the USA, Brazil, Mexico, France and Great Britain. Acoustic guitars and tasteful percussion frame the vocals of Lynn Véronneau, who sings in several languages.

Roots Cafe Singer-Songwriter Series:
VICTORIA VOX and KAREN COLLINS
WHEN: January 27, Sunday, 5:30
PM
TICKETS: $7 in advance, $9 at door
Performing their own songs in the round, with your singing host Geoffrey Himes

Eclectic, upbeat and clever, Victoria Vox (above), has become known among the ukulele community for her refreshingly modern and rhythmic technique. Vox is a first-place award winner for her French tune, “C’est Noyé,” in the International Acoustic Music Awards. She won multiple Wammies (Washington D.C. Area Music Award) for her 2010 release “Exact Change."

Country singer and coal miner’s daughter, Karen Collins writes exceptional songs that she delivers in a traditional style—Hazel Dickens meets Loretta Lynn. Karen’s most recent CD with the Backroads Band, No Yodeling On The Radio is receiving airplay across the US and Europe and was recently #2 on the FAR (Freeform American Roots) Chart. Her song “She Dreams” from the new CD was a top-five Country Winner in the 13th Annual Great American Song Contest.

Baltimore’s Best Jazz Venue 2005 – Baltimore Magazine
Baltimore’s Best Jazz Space 2005, 2007, 2008, 2009, and 2011 – Baltimore City Paper

Thursday, January 17, 2013

JANUARY PLAY READING SERIES @ THE WEINBERG JCC

Jewish Theatre WorkshopJTW Presents the January Edition of Their
Play Reading Series

GOD OF CARNAGE
By Yasmina Reza
Translated by Christopher Hampton
Curated by Ariella McCown

WHEN: Monday, January 21, 7:00 PM
WHERE: Community Meeting Room, Weinberg Park Heights JCC, 5700 Park Heights Ave.
ADMISSION:  Admission is Free and there is no need for a reservation.

Two sets of parents come together to discuss a school yard brawl involving their sons, and the results are anything but civilized! Come and see Dyana Neal, Jim Knost, Deb Carson, and Isaac Kotlicky perform in this fast-paced comedy about child rearing, politics, art and projectile vomiting.

For more information, please visit www.jewishtheatreworkshop.org.

Also, don't forget that tickets are on sale for their next production, The Curious Savage by John Patrick. Performances are February 7-17, and further details are on the website.

Wednesday, January 16, 2013

READING TO REMEMBER THOSE WHO LEFT US IN 2012

Single Carrot Theatre presents the sixth annual live reading of City Paper's

Murder Ink
By Anna Ditkoff

WHEN: 6:00 PM on Saturday January 19th, 2013
WHERE: Single Carrot on Charles,
1727 N. Charles Street, Baltimore
TICKETS: FREE & ONE NIGHT ONLY
Hot beverages (coffee & tea) will be provided.
Garage parking is available across the street at 1714 N. Charles Street.
Phone: 443.844.9253 E-mail: boxoffice@singlecarrot.com

City Paper writer Anna Ditkoff has been chronicling murders in Baltimore City for 8 years. Ditkoff’s words will be read aloud on Charles Street by members of both the Single Carrot Theatre ensemble and the public.

Baltimore City’s murder rate has been a constant source of news for decades, but how much do we know about its victims? Putting an age, gender, and often a name to the number of homicides in our city is an emotional and important experience.

This year, the panel discussion will include “Murder Ink” columnist Anna Ditkoff, Jim Cappuccino, former BPD and current safety coordinator for Midtown Benefits District, and more.

There’s no pretending that reading about these desperate, often grisly crimes will bring back any of the victims, but it does bring a little perspective to what is clearly an epidemic.

We hope you’ll join us to listen, remember, and reflect.
This event is FREE and open to the public.

SPEND AN EVENING OF GIGGLES & GUSTO @ THE RED ROOM ON THURSDAY NIGHT

VaVATICAN, M.C. SCHMIDT & JASON WILLETT

WHEN: Thursday, January 17, doors open 8:30 PM; show at 9 PM
WHERE:
The Red Room, 425 E. 31st St., Baltimore
ADMISSION: $6

upcoming eventVaVatican is a Brooklyn/Philadelphia-based experimental quartet comprised of Nathaniel Morgan, alto saxophone (Darkminster), Booker Stardrum, percussion (Cloud Becomes Your Hand), Weston Minissali, synthesizer (N JETTY M), Owen Stewart-Robertson, guitar (Jason Ajemian’s Highlife).

Their debut album, SoSoviet: I loved you and you broke my heart, was released last year on Prom Night Records. VaVatican are now in the final stages of work on their second album, documenting two larger works that incorporate structure, improvisation, theatrics, text, and song.

On this forthcoming tour, they will be performing the most recent of these collaborative compositions, Jack Monroe—an avant-nautical-noise arrangement of a traditional folk song.

http://www.promnightrecords.com/artists/vavatican

CLICK HERE TO SAMPLE THEIR WORK

Jason Willett and M.C. Schmidt will improvise together.

Jason Willett runs the True Vine Record Shop in Baltimore, and plays rubber band, and electronic instruments built by his friends, and has done for many years. He has played all over the world, with some famous people and plays with the ducks in his yard everyday.

M.C. Schmidt is a house-husband in Baltimore and is in a band called Matmos. He will play "store-bought" electronic instruments, and various other things manually, and may make a video for this performance, if chores permit.

Tuesday, January 15, 2013

BALTIMORE ARTIST’S EXHIBITION OPENS @ OLD DOMINION UNIVERSITY

jordan faye contemporary

David Page, Camp X

David Page:
God and Lunchmeat

WHEN: January 18-February 17; Opening Reception / January 18, 7 – 9 PM
WHERE: Old Dominion University's Baron & Ellin Gordon Art Galleries, 4509 Monarch Way in Norfolk, VA

We are thrilled to have the opportunity to arrange and curate an exhibition for Baltimore-based artist David Page, which opens at on January 18 and runs through February 17, 2013. There is an Opening Reception on Friday, January 18, 7 – 9 PM & the artist will be present.

Click here  for more information regarding this exhibition. 

(image above: Camp X, 2012, vinyl, felt, thread, canvas, blower, ducts, human occupants, (5) pieces each 30 x 36 x 36 inches)

MAKE A LOVELY VALENTINE’S DAY GIFT @ CORRADETTI GLASS BLOWING STUDIO

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Get your creativity on at the hottest place in town this Winter.

Step up to the glowing glass furnaces at Corradetti’s first mini-workshops of the new year where you'll make a Valentine paperweight you can really put your heart into! Their glass activities are fun for the whole family. They also host adult-only evening events which include wine & cheese. Bring your sweetheart, friends or come solo. Must register online, space is very limited.

WHEN: Friday, February 8: Glass Heart Paperweight making w/wine & cheese; Sunday, February 10: Glass Heart Paperweight mini-workshop
WHERE:
Corradetti Glass Blowing Studio, 2010 Clipper Park Rd., Suite 119, Baltimore

Click here for event descriptions & registration

Monday, January 14, 2013

BALTIMORE-BASED ARTIST TO EXHIBIT @ JORDAN FAYE

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Scott Ponemone, Procession J, watercolor on paper

Scott Ponemone :: Divine Fantasy 

WHEN: January 11 - February 23, 2013
WHERE: Jordan Faye Contemporary, 823 Park Ave., Baltimore

Jordan Faye Contemporary is pleased an upcoming exhibition of works by Baltimore-based Scott Ponemone, entitled Divine Fantasy. This exhibition marks Ponemone's second at the gallery.


About Divine Fantasy

From Tuscan skies and parade processions to ornate borders and detailed patterns, beauty and history mingle in many of the works selected for Divine Fantasy. Saturated colors juxtaposed with black and white scenes depict make-believe rituals, or familiar ones transformed into fantasy. These works are rich in spiritual undertones, historical content, and architectural narrative. The narrative element exists throughout Ponemone's work—even in the pieces that are just sky and border one feels the fleeting joy of watching a sunset mixed with the weight of history in the elaborate architectural edges. Ponemone captures a bit of magic in each of these divine fantasies.

We see the range of this artist's work spanning three decades. Ponemone's main medium is watercolor and he has become a master painter during his career. The works in Divine Fantasy range from the size of a piece of notebook paper to 5 feet tall. Each piece expresses its subject with detail and control rarely captured in watercolor. Color itself plays a crucial role in these works, as Ponemone chooses to leave some elements black and white and saturate others with vivid hues.

Scott Ponemone was born in 1949 and has been making work for over 30 years. Ponemone received his BA from Amherst College and his MFA from the Maryland Institute College of Art. His main medium is watercolor,  and has recently been exploring wood engravings, due to his love of prints (he's been an avid print collector for years). 

Ponemone has had 21 one-person exhibitions since 1980, in New York, Washington DC, Miami, Richmond, Annapolis & Baltimore.  Included in the collections of the Baltimore Museum of Art, City of Baltimore, Museum of the City of New York, Smithsonian Museum of American Art, the Johns Hopkins University & more. Scott has had fellowships and residencies in Virginia Center for the Creative Arts, Vermont Studio Colony, Chateau at Rochefort en Terre, France (MICA), Hungarian Multicultural Center, School 33 Art Center, and Maryland Art Place. In his spare time he volunteers as the Editor of the Newsletter for the Print, Drawing & Photography Society of the Baltimore Museum of Art, and as a member of accessions committee for the BMA. Manual Labor in 2012 was his first solo exhibition with Jordan Faye Contemporary. Divine Fantasy is Ponemone's second solo exhibition with the gallery. Scott lives and works in his beautiful home in Mount Vernon.

AN UNFORGETTABLE JANUARY @ GERMANO’S CABARET

Bossalingo: Cuban and Brazilian Inspired Jazz

WHEN: Friday, January 18, 2013
WHERE:
Germano’s Trattoria, 300 S. High St., Baltimore
ADMISSION: $10 cover

Inspired by the sounds and rhythms of Argentina, Cuba and Brazil, Bossalingo performs their original music with passion, using the common language of Jazz improvisation to unite all of these amazing styles into an unforgettable experience for the listener. The group performs selections from the recent Bossalingo release, "Steps Beyond", as well as some earlier originals from the first record and various Jazz standards. The styles of Tango, Jazz, Rumba, Samba, Milongo, Bossa Nova, Tumbao, and Guaguanco are all featured throughout the show.

The current line up features Baltimore composer/guitarist, Michael Joseph Harris, Didier Prossaird on piano, bassist Steve Zerlin, and drummer Mike Kuhl.

"Harris's playing reflected Latin, jazz, folk and rock influences. Throughout the night, his nylon-string acoustic guitar work would prove inventive and melodic, and his guitar solo on the opener was tinged with blues." —from review of Blues Alley performance by Ken Avis, Capital Bop 

Family to Family Concerts presents

A Night at the Movies

WHEN: Saturday and Sunday, January 18 and 19, 2013
ADMISSION:
$15 cover

Robert Hitz Artistic Director, presents an evening of movie magic. The talented performers cover the silver screen's most memorable moments in song and story. Three generations of Family to Family composers and singers share the stage with the great film composers of the last century AND reinterpret great movies with newly composed scores and songs.

Join us for a heartwarming winter evening of romance, mystery and adventure!

Now in it's seventh season, Family to Family (F2F) Concerts has premiered more than 140 new works and 4 original musicals; all composed and performed by the writing and performance collective of F2F Concerts! They have also raised nearly $40,000 for charitable organizations through concert, cabaret, musicals and music video marathons.

This cabaret night will benefit Mr. Holland's Opus Foundation, an organization that keeps music alive in our schools by donating musical instruments to under-funded music programs. The Foundation gives youngsters the many benefits of music education, helps them to be better students, and inspires creativity and expression through playing music.

THREE NEW EXHIBITIONS OPEN @ SCHOOL 33 ART CENTER

  • Texture: The Person and Nature
  • Cancer, a short film by Jim Bevers                         
  • Kini Collins: Anamnesis

WHEN:January 11-March 9, 2013
WHERE:
School 33 Art Center, 1427 Light Street, Baltimore
www.school33.org
Connect with School 33 about upcoming exhibtions, art news and more on the new blog baltimorearts.org.