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An art form found only in Baltimore and born wholly in Highlandtown. This film premiered at The Patterson exactly 25 years ago, The Screen Painters tracks the birth of painting window screens, Baltimore's indigenous art form. Painted screen scholar Elaine Eff joins in a post-film discussion with cinematographer Richard Chilsom, along with screen painters Dee Herget, Tom Lipka, and others.
Little Castles, the short doc on Baltimore's Formstone tradition, opens. Come back Saturday, June 22, for a tour of painted screens around East Baltimore! Proudly sponsored by the PNC Foundation.
The Freddie Redd Trio with excerpt from The Connection
Renowned hard bop pianist and composer Freddie Redd has moved to Baltimore! Tonite he performs new compositions with internationally acclaimed bassist Michael Formanek, saxophonist Brad Linde, drummer Tony Martucci and others. Redd is most famous for his part in the groundbreaking play and movie The Connection, a dark look at an NYC drug deal (he also composed the soundtrack). We screen an excerpt tonight. Redd, an powerhouse soloist, has pushed many musicians to play their best, including Jackie McLean, Tina Brooks, Milt Hinton, and Louis Hayes.
Baltimore's World Refugee Day
WHEN: Saturday, June 22, 1-3:30 PM WHERE: The Walters Art Museum, 600 N. Charles St., Baltimore ADMISSION: Free MORE INFO»
Baltimore's World Refugee Day has grown so large that we're presenting it at The Walters! The international showcase celebrates Baltimore as the home to talented refugees and immigrants. Baltimore's favorite beat boxer, Shodekeh, headlines w/ all of the international acts. Students of BCCC's Refugee Youth Project open with multimedia performances. Eritrean husband & wife, Abebe Setarge & Eyersaliem Zemichael, sing to African beats. Sokoja Kondorka, musician from Darfur, sings in native masalit and fur languages while playing electric guitar.
Visit our organizations on the Sculpture Court throughout the day and hear indigenous Kurdish music by Ghazi Kurdistani, Ali Omar & Halgurd Omar from 1-1:30 PM. Art exhibition by BCCC's Refugee Youth Project and Torture Abolition and Survivor Support Coalition on the Level 2 Lobby. Family art making in Studio A, 10 AM-3 PM and Studio B, 1-3:00 PM. Enter on Charles Street. 1 PM exhibit & Kurdish music. 1:30 PM showcase in auditorium.
The 8-piece band Parno Grazst plays authentic Hungarian Gypsy Music from Eastern Europe with lots of strings, enthusiastic vocals and high energy. They come to us from Paszab, Hungary! Tomás Drgoň, who's from a town near Paszab, bring his local gypsy ensemble Orchester Prazevica with Slovak, Gypsy, Yugoslav and Romanian popular and folk tunes as well as original "turbo-folk" compositions.
Young leaders of Italy's new wave, this dancer and dynamic seven-piece band hail from the Puglia region. They lead southwestern Italy's pizzica taranta music and dance tradition while also disseminating a re-invented twist for a global audience. The ensemble, founded in 1975 by Daniele Durante, is now led by his son Mauro, a noted percussionist and violinist. "...their performance was a triumph.... A fiery, rhythm-driven set that electrified the packed Marlin room." Pop Matters.
The Famous Pontani Sisters' Burlesque-a-pades July 4th Beach Party
Celebrate the 4th with this sizzling, sparkler-filled revue featuring Angie Pontani, Albert Cadabara, The Maine Attraction, Helen Pontani, Tansy, The World Famous Pontani Sisters, and Dainty Dandridge as the cast tips their headdresses, flags and tail feathers to classic 50's and 60's beach party films, culture and fun. From tiki to twist party and beach blanket bingo, you'll want to wear your sunscreen and a bit of red, white and blue to this hot show!