Friday, May 31, 2013

CONCERT INTRODUCES KIDS TO ORCHESTRA MUSIC

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Toon Tunes and Cartoon Capers
WHEN: June 9, 2013, 3 PM
WHERE:
  Gordon Center for Performing Arts in Owings Mills*
TICKETS:  $10; Children are FREE!
For ticket sales, call 410.625.3525. Not available online.

Toon Tunes and Cartoon Capers with Baltimore actor, Tim Marrone, along with Concert Artists of Baltimore's orchestra under the baton of Maestro Edward Polochick presents a program of classical music favorites of beloved cartoon characters.

Mr. Marrone, the orchestra and the Maestro will introduce you to the sections of the orchestra.

Be sure to come on time at 3 PM for the instrumental petting zoo courtesy of Timonium's Music and Arts store with the concert to follow.

*From the Baltimore Beltway (I-695), take Exit 19 (I-795) toward Owings Mills. Leave the expressway at Exit 4, bear right. Continue straight on Owings Mills Blvd. Travel 2.2 miles to the 7th traffic light. Turn right on to Gwynnbrook Avenue. The entrance to the Gordon Center will be on your left.

AUDITIONS FOR TONY AWARD-WINNING PLAY THIS SUNDAY

Jewish Theatre Workshop

AUDITION NOTICE:

Rosencrantz & Guildenstern are Dead
By Tom Stoppard
Directed by Artistic Director, Brad Norris

WHEN: Sunday, June 2, from 2-5 PM; Monday, June 3, from 7-9 PM; or by Appointment; Callbacks Wednesday, June 5, 7-9 PM, JEA Room, if needed
WHERE:
JEA Room, Weinberg Park Heights JCC, 5700 Park Heights Ave.,
Baltimore

Acclaimed as a modern dramatic masterpiece, Rosencrantz & Guildenstern are Dead is the fabulously inventive tale of Hamlet as told from the worm's-eve view of the bewildered Rosencrantz and Guildenstern, two minor characters in Shakespeare's play. In Tom Stoppard's best-known work, this Shakespearean Laurel and Hardy finally get a chance to take the lead role, but do so in a world where reality and illusion intermix, and where fate leads our two heroes to a tragic but inevitable end. Winner of the 1968 Tony Award for Best Play.

The show itself will run for 5 performances at the Strauss Auditorium of the Park Heights JCC: Thursday, August 8, at 7 PM; Sunday, August 11, at 2 PM; Tuesday, August 13, at 7 PM; Thursday, August 15, at 7 PM; Sunday, August 18 at 2 PM; Possible additional Sunday evening performances

Prepare:

  • 2-minute monologue memorized—comedic or Shakespearian or comedic Shakespearian
  • Prepare to read from sides

Rehearsals: Start Week of June 24: Weeknights and Sunday Afternoons. No rehearsals on Fridays or Saturdays.

Available roles:

  • Guildenstern - Male 20s-30s
    Rosencrantz's best friend. He is the more pessimistic of the titular duo; he attempts to keep a level head, and to reason through their existential crisis.
  • Rosencrantz - Male 20s-30s
    Guildenstern's best friend. He is optimistic, simple-minded, and easily distracted, and often takes his emotional and intellectual cues form Guildenstern.
  • Player - Female 20s-40s
    The head of a starving group of traveling tragedians.
  • Tragedians - Females 20s-40s
    The group of actors hired by Hamlet to perform in Elsinore, led by the Player.
  • Hamlet - Male 20s-30s
    The prince of Denmark and an old schoolmate of Ros and Guil. His sanity has fallen into question as a result of his uncle having married his mother after killing his father, the former king.
  • Ophelia - Female 20s-30s
    The daughter of Polonius and the sister of Laertes. Once a prospective bride of Hamlet's, she is driven to despair by his treatment of her.
  • Claudius - Male 40s-60s
    The king of Denmark, and Hamlet's uncle and stepfather. He has killed his brother, the former king, and has married his brother's wife, claiming the throne in Hamlet's absence.
  • Gertrude - Female 40s-60s
    The queen of Denmark and Hamlet's mother. She is distressed by Hamlet's odd behavior, but remains unaware of her husband's evil motives.
  • Polonius - Male 40-60s
    An old and bumbling but good-intentioned advisor to the king.

For more inquiries or to schedule an appointment for an audition, contact the director at brad@jewishtheatreworkshop.org, or call the JTW hotline at 410.709.8589

Tuesday, May 28, 2013

NOEL COWARD COMEDY OPENS NEXT FRIDAY @ THE VAGABOND THEATRE

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PRIVATE LIVES
by Noel Coward
directed by Sherrionne Brown

WHEN: May 31 through June 30; Friday and Saturday at 8:00 PM; Sunday at 2:00 PM
WHERE: Located at 806 S. Broadway, the Vagabond Theatre is easily accessible to patrons.
TICKETS: can be purchased online at
www.vagabondplayers.org at a discount ($15-$17) or at the door ($16-$18); special rates for seniors, students, military  and  groups are available.


mixed couplesElyot and Amanda (Above: Ann Turiano and Michael P.Sullivan), a divorced couple, rekindle their tempestuous relationship while honeymooning on the French Riviera with their new spouses.

Noel Coward's sparkling dialogue and rapier wit create one of the sexiest, most sophisticated comedies ever written—funny, gorgeous and oozing with style.

The talented cast includes Ann Turiano, Michael P. Sullivan, Rachel Holmes, Darren McDonnell and Stephy Miller. (Above right L-R: Rachel Holmes, Michael P. Sullivan, Ann Turiano, and Darren McDonnell)

Photos by Ken Stanek

BACH CONCERT SERIES ENDS 25TH SEASON WITH FIREWORKS FINALE

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The Bach Concert Series FIREWORKS! Finale
WHEN: Sunday, June 2, at 4:00 PM
WHERE
: Christ Lutheran Church Inner Harbor
TICKETS:  $25 general admission, $20 for seniors (65+), and $15 for students
CLICK HERE TO PURCHASE TICKETS

The Bach Concert Series brings its 25th season to an exciting close with two celebratory works: J.S. Bach's Easter Oratorio and Handel's Music for the Royal Fireworks.

Featuring soloists Teri Bickham, Kristen Dubenion-Smith, Vijay Ghosh, and Christopher Rhodovi. Also featuring guest choir HaZamir Baltimore.

JORDAN FAYE CONTEMPORARY OPENS NEW EXHIBITIONS

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Dennis Gray, Skipjack Jib, 18 x 24 inchesSALON SERIES NO. 16 EXHIBITION

WHEN: Opening Reception is Thursday June 6, 6:30 - 9:30 PM; the artists will also be present Saturday June 8, 12 – 5 PM to discuss their work and answer questions.
WHERE: Royal Sonesta Harbor Court, 550 Light Street in the Inner Harbor.

Jordan Faye Contemporary is proud to present the Salon Series No. 16 Exhibition. This month-long exhibition component of their Salon Series program exhibits work from Michelle Labonte, Ryan Schroeder, Diana Spencer, Denis Gray,  Steven Shapiro, Ally Hunter-Harris, Sandra Zylberman

Works pictured by (Top left to bottom right):  Denis Gray, Diana Spencer, Michelle Labonte

Michelle Labonte, 2013

Diana Spencer, mixed media

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 


Lat Naylor:  drawing intervention

Lat Naylor, open (stainless steel drawing #4), 2013, oil, varnish, stainless steel in acrylic base on paper

"The exhibition, "Drawing Intervention," presents more than a dozen well-chosen new Naylor classics—both drawings and sculptures—including many ambitious pieces that mix watercolor, iron, stainless steel, varnish, wax, and hand-stitching to arrive at geometrically grounded images popping with unpredictable color, light, and organic life."—from the article “Drawing with Steel : Lat Naylor's Art Strikes Mount Vernon,” by B. Boyd

Read the full article from Baltimore Fishbowl, including interview with Lat, here.

Artist Talk: Sunday June 2, 1 – 3 PM

Dialogue with Lat Naylor, see the drawings and ask questions!

Image: Lat Naylor, open (2013 stainless steel drawing #4), 2013, watercolor, iron, stainless steel, varnish, wax, and stitching on paper, 29.25 x 26.75 inches archivally framed 


Nora Sturges, Blind, oil on mdf, 8 x 10 inchesFrom this Heavenly Body 
new works by Willa Frazer

Structures at the Edge of Infinity 
Magnolia Laurie / Nora Sturges / Cynthia Ona Innis / Lat Naylor

Opening Reception:  June 27, 2013 / 6:30 - 9:30 PM

We are thrilled to present two exhibitions opening in June in our west & southeast galleries. These exhibitions run June 27 - August 15, 2013.

Magnolia Laurie, in the space between the reality of things, echo, oil on panel, 24 x 24 inchesImages: (above) Nora Sturges, Blind, oil on mdf, 8 x 10 inches; (left) Magnolia Laurie, in the  space between the reality of things, echo, oil on panel, 24 x 24 inches

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Baltimore's Annual Charm City LGBT Film Festival Returns for Second Year

2ND ANNUAL CHARM CITY LGBT FILM FESTIVAL 

When: Thursday, June 6 – Sunday, June 9 (see schedule below)
Where: Creative Alliance, The Patterson, 3134 Eastern Ave., Baltimore
TICKETS: $12 per evening (Creative Alliance members $7), with all-Festival passes available for $60 (Creative Alliance members $35)
Contact: Gina Caruso,
gina@creativealliance.org, 410.276.1651 ext. 205
Online:
 http://www.creativealliance.org/events/2013/2nd-annual-charm-city-lgbt-film-festival

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The 2nd Annual Charm City LGBT Film Festival returns to Baltimore. All screenings and related events with take place at the Creative Alliance at the Patterson, located in the Highlandtown Arts District of East Baltimore.

Spanning four evenings, the Festival will screen seven recent and critically recognized feature, documentary, and short films that candidly reveal queer culture, explore civil rights issues, and celebrate gay pride. This year's film lineup includes Cloudburst, a bittersweet love story of an aging lesbian couple, portrayed by Oscar winners Olympia Dukakis (Moonstruck) and Brenda Fricker (My Left Foot).  In addition, I Am Divine documents the life of Baltimore's own Harris Glenn Milstead, aka Divine, whose acting work in several John Waters' films led to underground stardom. (Above left: Love or Whatever)

"Our second annual festival brings together seven exceptional films that are at turns hilarious, riveting, heart-breaking and sexy," says the festival's film curator KJ Mohr. "Together, they will delight and enlighten, no matter where you fall on the Kinsey scale!"

The 2nd Annual Charm City LGBT Film Festival is made possible by presenting sponsor Robbye Apperson, and by Festival sponsors Towson University and its College of Fine Arts and Communication, Equality Maryland, AIDS Action Baltimore, Inc., Lord Baltimore Hotel, and Redhead Companies.

Schedule of Events

  • Celluloid Closet LGBT Film Fest Gayla!
    LGBT Film Fest Kick-Off Party, featuring Sabrina Chap, Charm City Kitty Club Players & more!
    WHEN:
    Thursday, June 6, 8 PM
    ADMISSION: $15, $10 members.
  • Cloudburst
    (Thom Fitzgerald, 2011, Canada)
    WHEN: Friday, June 7, 7 PM 
  • I Am Divine!
    (Jeffrey Schwarz, 2013, USA)
    WHEN: Friday, June 7, 9 PM
  • Difficult Love
    (Zahele Muholi & Peter Goldsmid, 2010, South Africa) with short film
    Tsuyako
    WHEN: Saturday, June 8, 5 PM
  • Stud Life
    (Campbell X, 2012, UK)
    WHEN: Saturday, June 8, 7 PM
  • Love or Whatever
    (Rosser Goodman, 2012, USA) with short films Shabbat Dinner and
    Echo Bear
    WHEN: Saturday, June 8, 9 PM
  • TRANS
    (Chris Arnold, 2012, USA)
    WHEN: Sunday, June 9, 5 PM
  • Elliot Loves
    (Terracino, 2011, USA)
    WHEN: Sunday, June 9, 7:30 PM

Festival Opening Night Special Event

Opening Night of the 2nd Annual Charm City LGBT Film Festival features special performances by singer/songwriter Sabrina Chap, whose performance veers from classical piano to Phyllis Diller onstage antics. Charm City Kitty Club Players open. Other special guests are to be announced.

About Creative Alliance
Creative Alliance is Baltimore's premier multi-arts center, presenting over 200 events a year in film, music, workshops, and visual art in its theater, art galleries, bar/restaurant, classrooms, and live/work spaces for artists.

Monday, May 27, 2013

BEAUTIFUL MUSIC BY MUSICAL DREAMERS BY THE NEW WAVE SINGERS OF BALTIMORE: 2 CONCERTS

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New Wave Singers of Baltimore present

Beautiful Dreamers
WHEN: Saturday, June 1, 8:00 PM
WHERE:
First Unitarian Church of Baltimore, 12 W Franklin St., Baltimore
ADMISSION: $20

WHEN: Sunday, June 2, 4:00 PM
WHERE:
Govans Presbyterian Church, 5828 York Road, Baltimore
ADMISSION: $20

The New Wave Singers present "Beautiful Dreamers." A breadth of music with lyrics by social dreamers, songs rejoicing the fulfillment of a dream and sounds that instill a dreamlike beauty.

From sublime lyrics and melodies to romping rhythms of the Broadway stage, there will indeed be something for everyone. Surely, this event is not to be missed!

CALL FOR ENTRIES FOR EXHIBITION OF WORKS BY BALTIMORE CLAYWORKS’ STUDENTS

Baltimore Clayworks

Clay from the Classroom
The 17th Annual Exhibition Showcasing the Talents and Triumphs of our Students

WHEN: June 1 through June 15, pot-luck opening reception* on Saturday, June 1 from 6 – 8 PM
WHERE: Baltimore Clayworks, 5707 Smith Ave., Baltimore

Call for Entries!

Baltimore Clayworks would like to invite all of our students from the Summer of 2012 to the Spring of 2013 to be a part of our student show. We are proud to feature our students from the past year with the exhibition Clay from the Classroom. The 17th Annual Exhibition Showcasing the Talents and Triumphs of our Students. This exhibition runs from June 1 through June 15, 2013.

Download Invitation and Inventory Form

Showcased will be wheel-thrown functional ware, hand-built sculpture and figures created by children and adults. A variety of finishing techniques are employed; high and low-fire glazes, wood, salt, pit and electric firing. All work has been created on-site in Mt Washington and at our satellite studios at Jubilee Art Center, Tuerk House and The Zeta Center Healthy Active Aging through our classes offered for beginners and advanced student-artists in all stages of life.

The show is a great opportunity for clay students from the previous year to exhibit their finest work and showcase their talents. Please join us and help make this student show better than ever before.  This exhibition is open to all ages and skill levels.  In order to participate, your work must have been made and completed through your participation in classes led by Baltimore Clayworks between June 2012 and May 2013. 

Work will be received Monday, May 20, through Saturday, May 25Gallery hours are Monday – Wednesday 10 AM–5 PM, Thursday-Friday 10-7, Saturday 12-5.  All works must be delivered to the gallery building.  If the delivery times do not work with your schedule, you may contact Mary Cloonan at:mary.cloonan@baltimoreclayworks.org to arrange a drop-off time and place. All unsold work must be picked up June 17-19 10-5 PM, June 20-21, 10-7 PM.

Please pack your work carefully in a reusable box, labeled with your name, for safe transport, storage and re-delivery!  Paper or plastic shopping bags are not acceptable delivery containers. Please label the bottom of your work with your name or initials and inventory number using stickers or tape.

*As a special treat, Orchester Prazevica, will be performing during the opening. Orchester Prazevica plays Slovak, Gypsy, Yugoslav and Romanian popular and folk tunes as well as original compositions in a style of Turbo Folk - high energy dance music drawing on the tradition of Czardas and Gypsy Swing, but widely influenced by jazz and blues.

Friday, May 24, 2013

BRANDON PETERSON TO SIGN BOOKS @ CARDS, COMICS & COLLECTIBLES

Brandon Peterson CCC Appearance

WHEN: Saturday, June 1, 1-5 PM
WHERE:
Cards, Comics & Collectibles, 100A Chartley Dr., Reisterstown
410.526.7410

SWING TO 2-STEP @ THE CREATIVE ALLIANCE SATURDAY

The Grandsons & The Garnet HeartsThe Grandsons and the Garnet Hearts
WHEN: Saturday, May 25th, at 8 PM
WHERE:
Creative Alliance, 3134 Eastern Ave., Baltimore
ADMISSION: $15

An American dance party with a first time ever pairing of two awesomely danceable bands. DC based The Grandsons have been mixing up American music for 26 years.

Chris Watling’s driving sax and vocalist-guitarist-trumpeter Alan MacEwen lead the five piece band pumping a rich whirlpool of New Orleans rhythm and blues, rockabilly, swing and country two steps. Garnet Heart’s Eddie MacIntosh and Mark Pettijohn play “real” rockabilly, rock and roll, blues, country, with bassist John Bozarth and the young prodigy guitarist Zachary Sweeney.

Wear your dancin’ shoes for everything from swing to two step and more!

MARY ANN REDMOND RETURNS TO GERMANO’S CABARET

The Fabulous Mary Ann Redmond Returns to the Cabaret
WHEN: Saturday, May 25; Performance at 7:30 PM; Doors open at 6:00 PM for pre-show dining.
WHERE: Cabaret at Germano's, Germano's
300 South High Street, Baltimore
ADMISSION: $20

Singer/songwriter Mary Ann Redmond is described as “an exciting vocal talent” in a Billboard magazine article that went on to say “….Redmond is wowing club audiences as a completely formed stylist, who sings heartfelt ballads and funky tunes with equal ease and enthusiasm in an alto voice that soars effortlessly to soprano range.”

Do not miss an opportunity to catch her where she shines best—in a LIVE performance. She is joined by the wonderful Paul Langosch on bass and Jay Cooley on piano.

GERMANO'S menu appeals to the vegan and vegetarian as well as the steak or seafood aficionado. Our pasta is made on the premises and is truly the best in Baltimore. We recognize that our patrons may have food allergies and provide accurate information about all of our menu selections.

ARTS EDUCATION CONFERENCE @ TOWSON UNIVERSITY

Cultural Arts for Education CAFÉ 2013
WHEN: Thursday, May 30, 8:00 AM - 1:30 PM
WHERE: Towson University, Center for the Arts, 8000 York Road, Towson, Maryland 21252
ADMISSION: $45

Arts Education in Maryland Schools Alliance invites you to attend the fourteenth annual Cultural Arts for Education (CAFE) Conference at Towson University, Center for the Arts. CAFE 2013: Fresh Food for Thought — Educate, Create, Innovate will be devoted to exploring the philosophical underpinnings and practical applications of the new National Core Arts Standards: A Conceptual Framework for Arts Learning.

Registration is now open!
For more details and registration information:
http://www.aems-edu.org/newsAndEvents/CAFE.html

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A CRACKIN’ CRABFEAST EARLY BIRD TICKETS TO JUNE 1!

Crabfeast 2013

To purchase tickets, CLICK HERE!

LAST CHANCE TO SAVE ON WONDERFUL MUSICALS @ OLNEY THEATRE CENTER: SALE ENDS MONDAY AT MIDNIGHT

We took advantage of this offer several weeks ago and got 4 tickets for the price of 2. This is a great way to take the entire family to the theater without breaking the bank:

Due to Popular Demand
One Last Chance To Save On These Wonderful Musicals!!
Save 50% on A CHORUS LINE and
THE KING AND I
Sale Ends Monday at Midnight

Enter the code OTC50 online and receive 50% off tickets to A Chorus Line and The King and I or call the Olney Theatre Center Box Office at 301.924.3400 and mention promo code OTC50.*

PURCHASE TICKETS

*This offer expires at 12:01 AM on Tuesday, 5/28/2013. Valid for select performances of A CHORUS LINE and THE KING AND I. Excludes Saturday evening and Sunday matinee performances. Subject to availability. Not to be combined with other offers. Not valid on previously purchased tickets. All sales final.


A CHORUS LINE
WHEN: August 1 - September 1, 2013
WHERE: Olney Theatre Center, 2001 Olney-Sandy Spring Road, Olney

Be prepared for wonderful singing and amazing dancing as Director/Choreographer Stephen Nachamie (Camelot, 1776, You're A Good Man, Charlie Brown) returns to direct A Chorus Line. Winner of nine Tony Awards, A Chorus Line features the hit songs "What I Did for Love," "One (Singular Sensation)," and "I Hope I Get It." This musical is for anyone who has ever put it all on the line, whether it is for promotion, for attention, for approval, or for love. (Recommended for 13 and up due to mature themes and language)

Production Sponsor: Kathleen Quinn

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THE KING AND I
WHEN: November 14 - December 29

Acclaimed Director Mark Waldrop (Annie, The Sound of Music, Little Shop of Horrors) returns to direct one of Rodgers & Hammerstein's most-beloved, most-produced family musicals. Telling the story of a British governess, Anna Leonowens, and her relationship with the King of Siam. Featuring beautiful songs like "Shall We Dance?", "I Whistle a Happy Tune" and "Hello, Young Lovers." (Recommended for ages 5 and up)

Production Sponsors: Kathleen Quinn & Vernon L. Skinner, Jr.

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SPEND THE HOLIDAY WEEKEND WITH B.I.G. @ THE STRAND

BIG's Holiday Hoopla

WHEN: May 24th & 25th, 8 PM 
WHERE:
Strand Theater, 1823 N. Charles Street, Baltimore, MD
TICKETS: $10 general, $8 students/military

There's nothing we love more than a long weekend that we can spend at the pool or the beach...but we're sacrificing all that for you this holiday. It sounds crazy, but seeing your faces will always beat laying on a towel with the sand between our toes.

As a holiday gift to you, tickets for these shows are half off the regular price—just $5—when you use these codes online.

Friday Code: Sunshine

Saturday Code: Sand

Buy Friday Tickets! Buy Saturday Tickets!

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SPOTLIGHTERS OPEN “A DELICATE BALANCE” MAY 31

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A DELICATE BALANCE
by Edward Albee
directed by Fuzz Roark

WHEN: May 31 – June 30, Fridays & Saturdays, 8 PM; Sundays 2 PM 
WHERE: Spotlighters Theatre, 817 Saint Paul Street, Baltimore
TICKETS: Adults $20, Seniors (60+) $18, Military & Students $16
www.spotlighters.org

A Pulitzer Prize, Tony Award-winning Play. Wealthy middle-aged couple, Agnes and Tobias have their complacency shattered when Harry and Edna, longtime friends appear at their doorstep. Claiming an encroaching, nameless "fear" has forced them from their own home, these neighbors bring a firestorm of doubt, recrimination and ultimately solace, upsetting the "delicate balance" of Agnes and Tobias' household.

"Powerful...A beautiful play filled with humor and compassion, and touched with poetry...[with] the stature and eloquence of a classic."— New York Daily News
"An evening of theatrical fireworks."— The New York Times

Featuring:

  • Cybele Pomeroy as Agnes
  • Steve Avelleyra as Tobias
  • Melainie Eifert as Claire
  • Joy Baldwin as Julia
  • Margaret Condon as Edna
  • Dan Collins as Harry
  • and Julia Golbey as Agnes (u/s)

Stage Managed by Lyn Belzer-Tonessen
Costume Design by Laura Nicholson
Set Design/Props by Alan Zemla

Talk Back with Cast & Director: Sunday, June 16, immediately following the performance.
Ten Spot Thursday
- ALL TICKETS JUST $10: Thursday, June 6, at 8 PM— no other discounts apply

Monday, May 20, 2013

QUADROPHONIC SURROUND SOUND @ THE RED ROOM

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Electronic music auteur Thomas Dimuzio will perform his set in quadrophonic surround after synth music by local special guests.

WHEN: Tuesday, May 21, doors open at 8:30 PM, music at 9 PM
WHERE:
The Red Room at Normals Books and Records, 425 E. 31st Street, Baltimore
ADMISSION: $6

Trailblazing synthesist and live sampling pioneer Thomas Dimuzio brings his music to your town in a rare east coast tour, his first in 10 years.  Critically acclaimed and a veteran of sound and stage, Dimuzio has worked solo and collaboratively with artists including Dimmer, Negativland, Chris Cutler, Fred Frith, Nick Didkovsky, Matmos, Wobbly, Illusion of Safety, Due Process, Voice of Eye, 5uu’s and the list goes on. His extensive discography includes releases on RéR Megacorp, Seeland, RRRecords, Asphodel, No Fun Records, Drone Records, Record Label Records, Melon Expander, and Isounderscore.

“Attending a Thomas Dimuzio performance is like lying underneath a web of freeway bridges with your eyes closed; blocking out all visuals except the brief daggers of light that flicker with each passing car. There is a sense of probable dread—metal, wooden or cigarette debris from the vehicles could fly off and injure you—but also on e of hypnotized calm, thanks to the amplified hum of Michelin and Goodyear against greased concrete. Dimuzio, a San Francisco electro-noise composer, seemingly replicates this experience with massive, body-vibrating drones punctuated by abrupt, skreeing hits of white noise. His improvised performances — usually performed with guitar feedback and short-wave radio files processed with a laptop and CDJ player-explore the gray area between tranquility and disarray, and they can draw your imagination into a wilderness it will refuse to leave, even when your nerves are shot by so many conflicting emotions.” — Pitchfork Media

Slew, Thomas Dimuzio, RéR Megacorp
“Brilliant and rarely less than entertaining.” — BBC

“Slew is filled with tracks that demand full attention.” — Pitchfork Media

Mono::Poly, Thomas Dimuzio, Asphodel Records
“A luminous snapshot of an artist who deserves widespread exposure. Highly recommended.” — All About Jazz

HEADLOCK - Thomas Dimuzio, RéR Megacorp
“If King Crimson had studied under Edgard Varese.” — The Wire

DANCE BALTIMORE PLANNING A “DANCE ATTACK” FLASH MOB

So, You Think You Wanna Dance? How about dancing in a "flash mob?"  

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Dance Baltimore is planning another 

DANCE ATTACK FLASH MOB
LEARN ROUTINE IN ONE EASY SESSION!

Actually, we call ours a "Dance Attack." It's a spontaneous, choreographed dance performed in the middle of a public location. So much fun for spectators and participants alike! Classes/rehearsals have been scheduled to prepare for our summer Dance Attacks (June 8, Artscpae and more...). Learn the routine in just ONE class.

WHO: Looking for 100 dancers!
Men, women, teens, anyone ages 10 and older—ALL ARE WELCOME! 
NO DANCE EXPERIENCE NECESSARY!

WHEN: All classes, 6 – 7 PM—Tuesday, May 21; Tuesday, May 28; Tuesday, June 4  

WHERE: Eubie Blake Cultural Center, 847 N Howard Street, Baltimore
COST:
Pay-what-you-can!  

Pre-register at ctg@dancebaltimore.org.
Questions, 443.470.9084
www.dancebaltimore.org

Friday, May 17, 2013

MAKE A GLASS PAPERWEIGHT FOR DAD

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paperweights

Come to Corradetti’s last set of mini-workshops before Summer break. Have a blast in the glassblowing studio making colorful, swirled paperweights. You'll experience the art of forming solid molten glass into objects of art. 

Limited space, must register online to attend.

WHEN: Friday, May 31: Paperweights with wine & cheese (5 PM & 6 PM; 7 PM session full); Saturday, June 1 (12 & 1 PM): Paperweight mini-workshop

WHERE: Corradetti Glassblowing Studio & Gallery, 2010 Clipper Park Rd., Suite 119,  Baltimore
FEE:  $50 per paperweight; $63 for May 31 session, which includes glass paperweight making with wine & cheese
www.corradetti.com

Click here for event description & registration

June 1:
Learn how to transform molten glass into a colorful, swirled solid 4" paperweight with the help of an instructor. These items make great Father's Day gifts. Please arrive on time for the session you register for. Numbers will be assigned upon arrival which will determine individual 15 minute working times within that hour. Limited space, must register online. Paperweights will be cooled & ready for pick up 3 days later. Read scheduling policy & gift certificate use below. Ages 8- adult.

May 31:
This activity is the same as described above but is just for ages 21+ and includes wine & cheese. Bring your date, friends or come solo to a cozy, fiery glass blowing experience. All attendees must be registered in advance here, very limited space.

SPECIAL DISCOUNT FOR OLNEY’S “FOREVER PLAID”

Exclusive Offer For  2013 Subscribers!  $10 Off Olney Theatre Institute's production of

WHEN: August 24 – September 15, 2013
WHERE: On the Historic Stage at Olney Theater Center, Olney MD

Don’t let this summer end without seeing “America’s Favorite Original Boy Band.” The show that will have you singing along and dancin’ in the aisles! Follow The Plaids on their journey towards a final chance at musical glory. (Recommended for ages 10 and up)

Act Now — Don't Be Left In The Cold!
Tickets just opened for sale last night and we are offering subscribers the best seats at only $25 per ADULT ticket ($15 for CHILDREN and SENIORS) — and NO fees. The price you see is the price you pay!

Simply call the Box Office at 301.924.3400 and mention the code FP10 to receive this great deal. This offer expires May 24th. *

* This offer expires at 12:01 AM on Saturday, 5/25/13. Valid for all performances of FOREVER PLAID. Subject to availability. Not to be combined with other offers. Not valid on previously purchased tickets. All sales final.

TAKE A CLASS IN GLASS…@ BALTIMORE CLAYWORKS

     Baltimore Clayworks

    Mt. Washington Studio Classes

    Mt. Washington Studio Classes

    WS03 Glass Fusing for the Ceramic Artist
    Instructor: Blaise DePaolo

    WHEN: Saturday & Sunday, 10-4 PM, June 22 & 23, 2013
    FEE: $225 non-members; $200 Members
    VISIT THE WEBSITE TO REGISTER

    “Glass is just clay you can see through,” Blaise DePaolo.

    Blaise DePaoloThey consist of the same properties and require many of the same treatments.  Knowledge of ceramics and the ability to make simple forms in clay is of great benefit in glass fusing.  This two-day workshop will take students through the basics of glass cutting, fusing and slumping.  We will discuss the unique characteristics of glass and how the kiln process changes the material from separate, laminated pieces of glass to a fused and melted single Blaise DePaolosheet of glass.  In a separate firing the work is then ‘slumped’ over or into bisque fired ceramic forms.  Simple fusing and slumping firing schedules will be discussed and students will go away with a completed work and enough knowledge to use their own programmable kilns to fuse and slump glass.

    Blaise DePaolo earned her MFA in Ceramic Sculpture at the Rochester Institute of Technology, School of American Craft in 1997 with a minor in Glass. She did her undergraduate work at The Evergreen State College in Olympia, Washington.  Blaise DePaoloDePaolo’s travels in Mexico and Central America have been a defining influence on her work.  She has exhibited nationally, is a member artist of Baltimore Clayworks, a faculty member of the Fine Art Department at Morgan State University and has created numerous public art projects in Baltimore City and the State of Maryland.  She lives with her husband and two sons in the Idlewylde neighborhood of Baltimore County.

Wednesday, May 15, 2013

THIS WEEKEND @ THE RED ROOM

This weekend the Red Room plays host to two fantastically singular sets of musical performance.

Arkm Foam, The Videos of Max Eilbacher, Fire Death & Ilza

WHEN: Friday, May 17

WHERE: The Red Room, 425 E. 31st St., Doors 8:30 PM, Show at 9:00 PM
ADMISSION: $6

The Red Room hosts a night of deconstructed electronics, repurposed instruments, mangled synthesizers and surreal video art.

Patriarch of Jamaica Plain's Whitehaus, Arkm Foam has been active in every facet of the New England experimental community. Foam has constructed elaborate invented wind chime instruments and performance pieces with Peace, Loving, vocally exorcised demons with Frank Hurricayne in Knight Howls, and mans a mixer and set up pedals with virtuosic dynamism in Bang Bros! (who set a world record this past year by playing 12 shows in 12 different cities on 12/12/12). He has a solo record coming out on the Hot Releases label.

Watch! http://youtu.be/GEs7p5K7g1U
Listen! https://soundcloud.com/arkm-foam/

Max Eilbacher is known for his tense and surreal electronic performance pieces, abrasive and humorous noise-rock performance art group Needle Gun, and warped bass playing in Horse Lords. Tonight he'll publicly debut new video work.

Take a peek: http://vimeo.com/23669555

Fire Death is the solo project of Stoney Osborn, member of legendary Cleveland noise group Tusco Terror and organizer of the premier annual camping noise music festival, the Voice of the Valley Noise Rally. He'll wield bass clarinet, tape loops and noisy electronics into a kind of dystopian free jazz.

Hear for yourself: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=HUXlDfIrFm4&feature=youtu.be

Ilza melds synthesizers, musique concrete and spoken word into a minimal electronic bed of sound.

Listen: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Ovblt0Qcpu8

World-famous conceptual violinist
Jon Rose solo with Neil Feather,
Susan Alcorn & guests

WHEN: Saturday, May 18

WHERE: The Red Room, 425 E. 31st St., Doors 8:30 PM, Show at 9:00 PM
ADMISSION: $6

Jon Rose is an Australian violinist born in the UK in 1951. Rosenberg began playing violin at age 7 after winning a music scholarship to King's School in Rochester. For over 35 years, Rosenberg has been at the sharp end of new, improvised, and experimental music and media. A polymath, he is at much at home creating large environmental multi-media works as he is playing the violin on a concert stage. Central to this practice has been 'The Relative Violin' project, a unique output, rich in content, realizing almost everything on, with, and about the violin and string music in general. Most celebrated is the worldwide Fence project; least known are the relative violins created specifically for and in Australia.

He has appeared on over 60 albums, and worked with artists such as Kronos Quartet, Derek Bailey, Fred Frith, Shelley Hirsh, Chris Cutler, Otomo Yos hihide, KK Null, Alvin Curran, Evan Parker, Phil Minton, John Cage, Tony Oxley, Steve Beresford, Eugene Chadbourne, Bob Ostertag, Jim Denley, Elliott Sharp, George Lewis, Christian Marclay, Toshinori Kondo, Joelle Leandre, Frances-Marie Uitti, Barre Phillips, and John Zorn.

Rose has had a long and rich history with Baltimore experimental music, having performed many times at the Red Room, High Zero, and in collaboration with Baltimore improvisors. He will perform solo and with Baltimore improvisors that will be announced here in the coming months.

In this concert he will play solo and in free improvising ensemble with Neil Feather (inventions), Susan Alcorn (pedal steel), and other guests TDB.

THE POWER OF PUNCTUATION

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BMA ANNOUNCES 2013 JAZZ IN THE SCULPTURE GARDEN SUMMER CONCERTS

clip_image002JAZZ IN THE SCULPTURE GARDEN

WHEN: July 6-August 24, 7 PM
WHERE:
Baltimore Museum of Art, 10 Art Museum Drive, Baltimore
ADMISSION: $35. BMA Member tickets are $25 and go on sale May 31.
Tickets go on sale Friday, June 14, and are available in person at the BMA Box Office, by phone at 800.919.6272, or online at artbma.org/jazz. (Service charges apply for phone and online orders.) See below for prices.

The BMA’s popular Jazz in the Sculpture Garden summer concert series is back! Join fellow jazz enthusiasts for this one-of-a-kind summer event with regional and national talents performing amidst a fantastic collection of modern art in the Museum’s lush Sculpture Gardens. Performers this year are Louis Hayes and the Cannonball Legacy Band, Paul Carr Quintet, Marcus Johnson Project, Jackie Ryan, and Lao Tizer. Four out of five concerts sold out in June last year, so advance ticket purchase is strongly recommended.

Concert-goers can choose intimate concert seating provided by the BMA or bring their own chairs or blankets for a picnic. An outdoor bar provides sandwiches and drinks for purchase. Gertrude’s Restaurant also offers Jazz+Dinner, an elegant three-course meal served on the terrace during the concert. Call 410-889-3399 for reservations, but hurry—these tickets usually sell out within a week of going on sale as BMA Members receive priority reservations. In addition to the concert, explore the connection between art and music through the BMA’s pre-concert Twilight Tours at 5 PM. As part of this exclusive tour, gain early entry to the Sculpture Garden and enjoy a glass of wine selected by Gertrude’s. Tickets for the concert + tour are $47.

JULY 6LOUIS HAYES AND THE CANNONBALL LEGACY BAND (Featuring Vincent Herring & Jeremy Pelt)
Celebrated since the ’60s for his uninhibited, hard-charging style, drummer Louis Hayes now leads the Cannonball Legacy Band accompanied by Vincent Herring on saxophone and Jeremy Pelt on trumpet.

JULY 27PAUL CARR QUINTET
Saxophonist Paul Carr stays true to his Southern roots with an unmistakably soulful style. The Texas tenor arrives at the BMA after numerous gigs at The White House and The Kennedy Center.

AUGUST 3MARCUS JOHNSON PROJECT
Influenced by musical greats Quincy Jones and Thelonius Monk, self-taught keyboardist Marcus Johnson is acclaimed for his unique style that combines contemporary jazz with high-end hip-hop.

AUGUST 17JACKIE RYAN
“Extraordinary is the word!” said the Los Angeles Times about this vocalist’s three-and-a-half octave range. Jackie Ryan captivates audiences with an amazing repertoire of gospel, blues, bossa nova, and Latin ballads.

AUGUST 24LAO TIZER
Los Angeles-based keyboardist Lao Tizer creates expansive arrangements driven by an explosive mix of Afro-Cuban rhythms. Lauded as a “master” by Baltimore Sun, Tizer has performed with Isaac Hayes and Jethro Tull.

Concerts are hosted by the BMA’s Joshua Johnson Council. Media sponsors are City Paper, WEAA 88.9 FM, and WYPR 88.1 FM.

Ticket Prices                           General Public    BMA Members

Single Concert*                                 $35                       $25

Single Concert+Tour*                        $47                       $35

5 Concerts*                                     $175                     $115         

5 Concerts+Tours*                          $225                     $165         

Jazz+Dinner                                       $80                       $70         

Jazz+Dinner+Tour                             $92                       $80         

*Kids 12 & under FREE (tickets required).