Tuesday, June 20, 2017

VAGABOND PLAYERS TO HOLD AUDITIONS FOR “LITTLE SHOP OF HORRORS”

AUDITION NOTICE

Image result for LITTLE SHOP OF HORRORSLittle Shop of Horrors
Book & Lyrics: Howard Ashman; Music: Alan Menken
Director: Eric C. Stein
Music Director: Stephen M. Deininger
Choreographer: Angela Stein

WHEN: Monday, June 26th, at 7pm and Tuesday, June 27th, at 7pm. Callbacks: Sunday, July 2nd, at 6pm (if needed)
WHERE: Vagabond Theatre, 806 S. Broadway in Fell's Point

Performance Dates: October 20–November 19, 2017. Fridays and Saturdays at 8pm, Sundays at 2pm, and Thursday, November 16th at 8pm.

Rehearsals Begin: Rehearsals will begin at the end of August and will be held four to five times a week in some combination of Sunday through Thursday.

All roles are non-equity, non-paid.  Headshots & resumes are not required, but are gladly accepted. No appointments are necessary.

Auditioners are asked to prepare the following: Two selections of 16-32 bars of music, one for your audition piece and one for a back-up in case more is needed. An accompanist will be available, as will a CD player with an auxiliary (headphone cable) plug-in if you choose to bring a backing track. Please bring vocal selections that showcase your range and personality, but most of all your personality. You may be asked to sing a piece from the show, so please familiarize yourself with the music. No monologues are necessary. Readings will be done from the script. Please come prepared to move.

Character breakdown: Age ranges are for the look of the character, not necessarily the age of the actor. Actors auditioning need to be able to convincingly portray that age range.

  • SEYMOUR – High Baritone/Tenor
    (late 20s -early 30s) Our insecure, naïve, put-upon, florists’ clerk hero. Above all, he’s a sweet and well-meaning little man. He is not a silly nerd, and therefore, should not be played as the hero of a Jerry Lewis film. Strong acting and singing.
  • AUDREY – Mezzo-Soprano
    (late 20s-mid 30s) The bleached-blond, Billie-Dawn-like secret love of his life. If you took Judy Holiday, Carol Channing, Marilyn Monroe, and Goldie Hawn, removed their education and feelings of self-worth, dressed them in spiked heels and a short black dress, and then shook them up in a test tube to extract what’s sweetest and most vulnerable – that’d be Audrey. Strong acting/comedy and singing.
  • MR. MUSHNIK – Baritone
    (mid 40s to mid 50s) Their boss. A failure of an East Side florist. His accent, if he has one, is more that of middle class New York than of Eastern Europe. He seldom smiles but often sweats. Strong character actor (some singing)
  • ORIN – High Baritone/Tenor
    (late 20s-early 30s) A tall, dark, handsome dentist with a black leather jacket and cruel tendencies. He is not, however, a leftover from the movie version of Grease. Think instead of an egotistical pretty-boy – all got up like a greaser but thinking like an insurance salesman and talking like a radio announcer. Makes a couple of brief, but high impact, appearances. Strong character actor and singer.
  • VOICE OF THE PLANT – Bass/Baritone (R&B Basso Profundo)
    His or her voice is a cross between Otis Redding, Barry White, and Wolfman Jack. Think of the voice as that of a street-smart, funky, conniving villain – Rhythm and Blues’ answer to Richard the Third.
    Strong character singer.
  • CRYSTAL, RONNETTE and CHIFFON – Soprano or Mezzo-Soprano
    (20s-30s) Any ethnicity. Three female ‘street urchins’ who function as participants in the action (when they have dialogue) and a Greek Chorus commenting and narrating the action (when they sing together in close harmony). They’re young, hip, smart, and the only people in the whole cast who really know what’s going on. Strong harmony singers with good movement skills to perform tightly drilled choreographed movement.
  • ENSEMBLE
  • The roles of CUSTOMER, RADIO ANNOUNCER, MR BERNSTEIN, MRS LUCE, SKIP SNIP and PATRICK MARTIN are usually all played by the actor playing ORIN, but we may be allocating these roles to an ensemble.

Please email director Eric Stein with any additional questions at theatrestein@gmail.com

The Vagabond Players is an all-volunteer, not-for-profit, non-union Theatre. Actors are not paid. Actors of all ethnicities are welcome.

www.vagabondplayers.org

NOW PLAYING @ THE PARKWAY THEATRE: PRIDE FILM PROGRAMMING

Learn more about all of these films and our upcoming programming in our Pride Week Film Guide and visit mdfilmfest.com for showtimes and tickets.

Planning a visit?
Learn about area restaurants, parking options, and Parkway concessions before you head to Station North.

SWEATY EYEBALLS ANIMATION SERIES @ THE PARKWAY THEATRE


WHEN: June 26, 7:00pm
WHERE:
Parkway Theatre, 5 W. North Ave., Baltimore
ADMISSION: $10 general, $9 student
www.mdfilmfest.com
www.sweateyeballs.com

We are very excited to kick off a new monthly screening series at the Parkway with Sweaty Eyeballs Animation! Come celebrate the best of the first 5 years of Sweaty Eyeballs Animation Invitationals with a screening of previous audience choice award winners and curator picks.

The Sweaty Eyeballs Animation Invitational began as the brainchild of animator and Towson University professor Phil Davis as a way to bring unique voices in international and independent animation to a Baltimore audience. Since 2012, Sweaty Eyeballs screenings have showcased an eclectic mix of animated narrative, documentary, music videos, and experimental work pushing the boundaries of art, style, and technology. Starting with this screening, Sweaty Eyeballs will be a monthly event at the Parkway!

This screening includes work by Eirik Gronmo Bjornsen and Anna Mantzaris (Norway), Jean-Charles Mbotti Malolo (France), Alan Holly (Ireland), Nicolas Menard (United Kingdom), Christian Larrave (USA), Sarina Nihei (United Kingdom / Japan), Yoriko Mizushiri (Japan), Špela Čadež (Slovenia), Kirsten Lepore (USA), Jaime Rodriguez (USA), and Andy Kennedy (USA).

Curated by Phil Davis (Towson University) and Max Porter (Maryland Institute College of Art).

Program Duration: 83 minutes. Some animation in the program tackles adult themes and contains violence. Recommended rating of PG-13. For more information visit www.sweatyeyeballs.com

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CELEBRATE THE FIRST DAY OF SUMMER WITH 5 STRAIGHT DAYS OF MUSIC @ AN DIE MUSIK LIVE!

A Classical, Jazz & World Music Concert Venue
409 N Charles Street
Baltimore MD  21201
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Image result for Vocalist Robbie Pate & Pianist Christopher FrickVocalist Robbie Pate & Pianist Christopher Frick 
WHEN: Wednesday, June 21 - 8 pm
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: $12 advance/$15 door/$10 student
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Chris Frick is a horn player, pianist, improviser, and composer from Baltimore. A graduate of Baltimore School for the Arts, he is working toward a BM in Horn Performance at Peabody Conservatory. His diverse musical background has lead to a unique set of opportunities for artistic collaboration across many instrumentations and genres. He enjoys working with composers and has made improvisation and new music a focal point of his work.

Robbie Pate is a vocalist and pianist, born and raised in Baltimore. He attended Baltimore School For the Arts, and recently graduated from The New England Conservatory of Music. Robbie performs regularly around Boston and Baltimore, is a private voice and piano instructor, and hosts a monthly Acoustic Duo Series at Outpost 186, Cambridge.

Pianist/Performer Roderick Demmings 
WHEN: Thursday, June 22 - 8 pm
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: $12 advance/$15 door/$8 student
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Performing works by John Legend, Amy Winehouse, and a few originals.

Award-winning organist, pianist, and music director, Roderick Demmings Jr. gave his Carnegie Hall debut in 2006, performing as a solo pianist on the national radio show From the Top on PBS. Since then, he has performed in prestigious venues on both sides of the Atlantic. In 2013, he appeared at the Vatican, performing as organist with the Vatican Choir in a concert for Pope Francis. In 2014, he participated in the Kennedy Center’s Organ Showcase where he performed with many other organ scholars from conservatories across the country. Also in 2014, “Rod” and concert pianist, Karl Van Richards, joined forces to create Double Treble, an exciting, interactive nationwide piano/organ and piano four hands tour.

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WHEN: Friday, June 23 - 8 & 9:30 pm
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: $13 in advance/$16 at door/$10 full-time students with ID
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Brandon Woody - Trumpet
Julius Rodriguez - Piano
Tarus Mateen - Bass
Corey Fonville - Drums

Brandon attends the  Brubeck Institute, a full scholarship Jazz program in California that accepts only 5 people every 1-3 years. Next year, he will attend the Manhattan School of Music on a fullride.

Brandon has won numerous competitions: Berklee Jazz Workshop 2014, Young Arts in 2015 and 2016, BSA Concerto competition in 2016, Peabody concerto competition in 2016, Shenendoah Jazz Soloists Competition in 2016. Has studied privately with Ambrose Akinmusire, Sean Jones, Tiger Okoshi, Andrew Balio, Dontae Winslow.

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Piano/Cello Duo

WHEN: Saturday, June 24 - 5 pm
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: $15 in advance/$18 at door /$10 full-time students with ID
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A new cello/piano duo series featuring Dariusz Skoraczewski, Principal Cellist of Baltimore Symphony Orchestra and Michael Sheppard, a Baltimore perennial pianist and a member of the Monument Piano Trio.

Program:
Igor Stravinsky - Suite Italienne for Cello and Piano (1932)
Dmitry Shostakovich - Sonata for Cello and Piano in D Minor, Op. 40
Sergei Prokofiev - Sonata for Cello and Piano in C Major, Op.119

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Irene Jalenti—Here, There and Everywhere
A Jazz Homage to the Music of the Beatles

WHEN: Saturday, June 24 - 8 & 9:30 pm
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: $17 in advance/$20 at door/$10 full-time student
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Irene Jalenti (voice)
Alan Blackman (piano)
Amy Shook (bass)
Eric Kennedy (drums)

The jazz vocalist Irene Jalenti has always admitted that much of her influence comes from the popular music of the 60s and the 70s. The Beatles were always played in her household when she was growing up, and many of the songs that she grew up learning were by the British band.

Her love for the band was so strong that in 2005 she recorded an entire album with jazz arrangements of the music of the Beatles, the project was called "Back to the Beatles" and was an undiscussed success in Italy.

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WHEN: Sunday, June 25 - 3 & 5 PM
TICKETS:
$17 in advance/$20 at door/$10 full-time students with ID
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Jeff Cosgrove - drums
Matthew Shipp - piano
Ivo Perelman - saxophone

Praised for his “open-time creativity and melodic sense” (Gapplegate Music Reviews), drummer Jeff Cosgrove has pursued a unique improvisational path with varied ensembles.

Growing up in the Washington, D.C. area, Cosgrove developed a wide range of musical interests that continue to inform his output. He has worked extensively with blues and rock bands and singer-songwriters, citing B.B. King, Howlin’ Wolf, The Grateful Dead, Wilco, Andrew Bird, Jimi Hendrix, Tom Waits and Phish as pivotal influences.

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WHEN: Tuesday,  June 27 - 7:30 pm
TICKETS:
$10 in advance/$13 at door/$5 full-time students with ID
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Saxophonist Rachel Winder and Guitarist Mike Gary are joined by Peabody students and alumni and friends -- a different collection of artists with each performance!!

Rachel Winder, a native of Baltimore, is an up and coming saxophonist, flautist and vocalist in multiple genres of music. She studied saxophone at the Baltimore School for the Arts and the Peabody Conservatory of Johns Hopkins University. She regularly performs with the New world Outreach Jazz Orchestra as lead alto and is dedicated to the education of young people and musicians.

Mike Gary grew up playing guitar in many of Baltimore's small churches. He studied classical guitar at Baltimore School for the Arts and currently is pursuing his BM in Jazz Guitar Performance at Peabody.

Friday, June 16, 2017

BALTIMORE FASHION WEEK TO BE HELD AUGUST 11-13: BUY TICKETS NOW

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LIGHT CITY HOSTS INFORMATION SESSION AND SOCIAL MEETUP AND WALKING TOUR

LIGHT CITY INFORMATION SESSION AND SOCIAL MEETUP AND WALKING TOUR 

HAVE QUESTIONS ABOUT APPLYING FOR LIGHT CITY?

Attend a Light City Info Session! Info sessions are designed to give interested artists and community members a better understanding of how to submit a proposal for Light City.

Information sessions

WHEN: Monday, June 19, 2017, 6-7:30pm
WHERE: Touchpoint at Mondawmin Mall, 2000 Gwynns Falls Parkway, Baltimore,
for those who can't attend, this info session will be live streamed on Light City's Facebook.

Light City Social Meetup and Walking Tour
(Happy hour with complimentary light refreshments and an optional walking tour of the festival footprint following immediately after)
WHEN: Thursday, June 22, 2017, 5-8pm; (Happy hour: 5-6:30pm; Walking tour: 6:30-8pm)
WHERE: James Joyce Irish Pub, 616 S. President Street, Baltimore, MD 21202
*To reserve two free drink tickets for the happy hour portion, please RSVP to amolese@promotionandarts.org.

CALLS FOR ENTRY ARE NOW OPEN FOR 2018

The Baltimore Office of Promotion & The Arts seeks proposals from artists and Baltimore City neighborhoods interested in participating in Light City 2018. The third annual Light City, a festival of light, music and innovation is set to take place in Baltimore Saturday, April 14 through Saturday, April 21, 2018. The following calls for entry are open: BGE Light Art Walk Call for Entry and Neighborhood Lights Community Expression of Interest. For more information, visit www.lightcity.org.

Thursday, June 15, 2017

NEW BOOK ON BABE RUTH TO LAUNCH THIS SATURDAY


Author Frank Amoroso Will Launch his Historical Novel

Wopper—The Show

WHEN: Saturday, June 17th; Talk to begin at 1:00 pm; Book Signing to Immediately Follow the Talk
WHERE:
Babe Ruth Birthplace Museum, 216 Emory Street, Baltimore
ADMISSION:  Museum Admission is $10 for Adults & $5 for Children
Wopper—The Show will be available for purchase and signing for $10
www.baberuthmuseum.org
410-727-1539
cathyz@baberuthmuseum.org



Wopper - Vol. 1  Pigtown
How Babe Ruth Lost His Father and Beat the Cubs in the 1918 World Series

will also be available

SATUDAY’S OPEN HOURS @ THE BALTIMORE MUSEUM OF ART

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Noelle Imparato

1,000 Buddhas

Open Hours: Reconnecting with the Sacred Feminine

WHEN: Saturday, June 17, 1 p.m.
WHERE:
Baltimore Museum of Art, 10 Art Museum Drive, Baltimore

"My art is an exercise in self-transformation and liberation ... we all share in that same struggle for inner freedom."

Join artist Noelle Imparato for a presentation and discussion on her upcoming book My Life in 40 Portraits: Reconnecting with the Sacred Feminine. Following the presentation, the artist will lead an art therapy session where participants will use process-art painting as a way of expressing, exorcising, and transforming negative feelings.

Please note: The art therapy session is limited to 12 participants. To reserve your space, please contact Emily Chambers at echambers@artbma.org.
Open Hours is generously sponsored by PNC Bank.

TALENTED TROMBONIST & QUINTET CELEBRATE DEBUT RECORDING @ AN DIE MUSIK LIVE! THIS FRIDAY NIGHT

A Classical, Jazz & World Music Concert Venue
409 N Charles Street
Baltimore MD  21201
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Joe Fiedler Quintet Celebrates their Debut Recording:

Like, Strange

WHEN: Friday, June 16, 8 PM & 9:30 PM
TICKETS:
$20 in advance /$23 at door /$10 full-time student with ID

Joe Fiedler/Trombone & Compositions
Jeff Lederer/Saxophones
Pete McCann/Guitar
Rob Jost/Bass
Michael Sarin/Drums

Joe Fiedler is known to critics as “among the most impressive trombonists to emerge in the past couple of decades.” (Harvey Pekar, Signal to Noise) Based in New York since 1993, he has performed and recorded in a long and eclectic list of musical settings ranging from jazz (Andrew Hill, Lee Konitz, Charles Tolliver) to the avant-garde (Borah Bergman, Anthony Braxton, Cecil Taylor) to Afro-Caribbean (Celia Cruz, Ralph Irizarry, Eddie Palmieri) to pop (Marc Anthony, Wycleff Jean, Jennifer Lopez). In addition, Fiedler is the leader of the groups the Joe Fiedler Quintet, the Joe Fiedler Trio and Big Sackbut. His diverse discography features more than 100 recordings, including eight as a leader.  www.joefiedler.com

“Among trombonist Joe Fiedler’s many talents is his uncanny ability to blur the line between avant-garde and mainstream jazz.  It’s a maneuver he’s perfected over the years as the leader of his adventurous trio . . . Though largely based on traditional chord progressions and familiar meters, Fiedler’s compositions exhibit a Mingus-like playfulness, with enough quirks and eccentricities to keep listeners guessing.”- Brian Zimmerman, DownBeat Magazine (Four-star review of Like, Strange)

“In addition to his diverse sideman work, Fiedler's reputation as a vanguard artist with a penchant for experimenting outside conventional norms is somewhat belied by the accessibility of his creative efforts—which are well represented on this engaging (and appropriately titled) session. I'm In, a noteworthy addition to his burgeoning discography, is every bit as compelling as the work of his heroes.” - Troy Collins, AllAboutJazz

“The versatile Joe Fiedler has often been associated with the avant-garde . . . [but he] proves that he’s also a master of swing and blues-based music . . . he uses superb technique, which includes playing chords (multiphonics), and a wit worthy of trombonist Ray Anderson to invigorate straight ahead jazz, paying indirect tributes to tradition while simultaneously turning the music inside out” -Jazziz Magazine

“RETURN OF THE FUNK SHOW” THIS FRIDAY NIGHT @ EUBIE BLAKE CULTURAL CENTER

The Return of The Funk Show
Directed by Troy Burton and featuring the Eubie Blake Cabaret Company

WHEN: Friday, June 16, Doors open at 7pm. Performance at 8pm.
WHERE: The Eubie Blake Cultural Center, 847 North Howard Street, Baltimore
TICKETS: $20 – $12
Cash bar available. Dinner for purchase.
Return of The Funk Show Tickets

Featuring the music of Parliament Funkadelic, James Brown, Cameo, The Gap Band, Rick James, George Duke, Heatwave, Instant Funk, Aretha Franklin, Mother's Finest and Parlet. Come dressed in your favorite funkdafied clothing.

We are looking forward to welcoming local jazz hero Jermaine Gardener to the Eubie Blake National Jazz Institute & Cultural Center this Friday evening (6/16) for a very special performance in recognition of his accomplishments and recent work with Johnnie Walker Scotch Whisky.

A special 'ribbon cutting' ceremony will commence at 7:30pm as we dedicate the Jermaine Gardener Piano Lounge Presented by Johnnie Walker. After the dedication, The Return of The Funk Show will take place. Specialty Johnnie Walker cocktails will be available throughout the evening to our guests.

Click here to listen to a sample of the Eubie Blake Cabaret Company.

Friday, June 9, 2017

JUNE NEWS & EVENTS @ THE BMA

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Artist seated working on macrame wall hangingWorkshop: Not Your Mother's Macramé

WHEN: June 15, 6 p.m.
WHERE:
10 Art Museum Drive, Baltimore


Join Maeve Pacheco, artist and founder of the Brooklyn-based studio Macro Macramé, for this workshop in the BMA studio. Make, sip, and chat with fellow creatives and enjoy special after-hours access to the exhibition Timeless Weft. All supplies/tools and refreshments are provided for this very hands-on experience—just bring your curious spirit. Members save $15 on tickets.


Noelle Imparato PortraitOpen Hours: Reconnecting with the Sacred Feminine

WHEN: Saturday, June 17, 1 p.m.

Join artist Noelle Imparato for an art therapy session and presentation on her upcoming book My Life in 40 Portraits: Reconnecting with the Sacred Feminine. Noelle will share 40 of her paintings and stories that ask, “How can art help us reconnect with the sacred feminine?”

For more information or to propose a program, please contact Emily Chambers at 443-573-1817 or echambers@artbma.org.
Open Hours is generously sponsored by PNC Bank.


Off the Shelf: Modern & Contemporary Artists' Books

Final Weeks 

Closing June 25


Don't miss more than 130 rarely shown artists’ books and related prints by more than 50 renowned artists, including Pablo Picasso, Joan Miró, Grace Hartigan, David Hockney, and Ed Ruscha. Stephen King, Frank O’Hara, and Robert Creeley are among the more than 30 authors represented.


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WHEN: Opening June 28

One of the most significant works in the BMA’s contemporary collection, Salvation by Kara Walker, and a recent promised gift, And I Can’t Run by Hank Willis Thomas, start a critical conversation in the Black Box Gallery about slavery’s legacy.


Tomorrow is Another Day catalogueTomorrow is Another Day

Now Available at the BMA Shop


The official catalogue for the U.S. Pavilion at the 2017 Venice Biennale is now available at the BMA Shop. Tomorrow is Another Day features more than 150 illustrations and new essays by Zadie Smith, Anita Hill, Christopher Bedford, and others on the importance of Mark Bradford's work in the current social climate.
$54 Members/$60 non-Members

BMA SHOWCASES STUNNING JAPANESE KIMONO AND OBI WITH NEW GOOGLE ARTS & CULTURE ONLINE EXHIBITION

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WHERE: 10 Art Museum Drive, three miles north of Baltimore’s Inner Harbor.
For general museum information, call 443-573-1700 or visit www.artbma.org 
ADMISSION:
free

KIMONO AND OBI: ROMANTIC ECHOES FROM JAPAN’S GOLDEN AGE

The Baltimore Museum of Art (BMA) is showcasing Kimono and Obi: Romantic Echoes from Japan’s Golden Age, as part of We wear culture, a Google Arts & Culture project launching today that uses state-of-the-art technology to present 3,000 years of fashion in the world’s largest virtual exhibition of style.

The We wear culture project invites virtual visitors to explore 400 online exhibitions from 180 cultural institutions presenting everything from the ancient Silk Road and the courtly fashions of Versailles to iconic creations by Coco Chanel and other famous fashion designers. The BMA’s selection of exquisite Japanese kimono robes and obi sashes were originally shown at the museum from July 2016 to January 2017. Many of the images in the online exhibition can be magnified to examine the individual gold threads that were woven into or embroidered onto the garments. Viewers can also click on image titles for detailed descriptions of the many elaborate techniques used to create these stunning kimono and obi.

“We chose kimono and obi made in the last 150 years, during Japan’s period of modernization, that still paid homage to a high point of traditional Japanese culture—the Heian period (794-1185) from a thousand years ago,” said BMA Curator of Textiles Anita Jones. “The symbols on these textiles refer to the artistic achievements of the men and women of the Heian Court and are created with extraordinary labor intensive techniques that produced breathtakingly beautiful garments.” 

Consulting Curator Ann Marie Moeller adds, “The women who first wore the exhibition kimono displayed their knowledge of Japanese history, art, and literature with the subjects they chose to adorn their clothes. This online exhibit provides an opportunity for the world to discover the messages they wished to convey to their peers.” This is the BMA’s second online exhibition collaboration with Google Arts & Culture. Questioning the Canon, a survey of 17 works by African American artists in the museum’s collection, was launched in February 2016.

GOOGLE ARTS & CULTURE

Google Arts & Culture puts more than a thousand museums at your fingertips. It’s a new, immersive way to explore art, history and wonders of the world. Following projects that made street art, performing arts, and natural history accessible to people all over the world, We wear culture allows everyone to explore the world of fashion. The Google Arts & Culture app is free and available on the web, on iOS, and Android. The Google Arts & Culture team is an innovation partner for cultural institutions. The team works on technologies that help preserve and share culture and allow curators to create engaging exhibitions online and offline, inside museums.

clip_image002[6]THE BALTIMORE MUSEUM OF ART Founded in 1914, The Baltimore Museum of Art is a major cultural destination recognized for engaging diverse audiences through dynamic exhibitions and innovative educational and community outreach programs. The BMA’s internationally renowned collection of 95,000 objects encompasses more than 1,000 works by Henri Matisse anchored by the famed Cone Collection of modern art, as well as one of the nation’s finest holdings of prints, drawings, and photographs. The galleries showcase an exceptional collection of art from Africa; important works by established and emerging contemporary artists; outstanding European and American paintings, sculpture, and decorative arts; significant artworks from China; ancient Antioch mosaics; and exquisite textiles from around the world. The 210,000-square-foot museum is also distinguished by a grand historic building designed in the 1920s by renowned American architect John Russell Pope and two beautifully landscaped gardens featuring an array of 20th-century sculpture. The BMA is located in Charles Village, three miles north of the Inner Harbor, and is adjacent to the main campus of Johns Hopkins University. General admission to the BMA is free so that everyone can enjoy the power of art.

VISITOR INFORMATION
General admission to the BMA is free. Special exhibitions may be ticketed. The BMA is open Wednesday through Sunday from 10 a.m.–5 p.m. The museum is closed Monday, Tuesday, New Year’s Day, July 4, Thanksgiving, and Christmas.

MUSICAL EVENTS @ 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


Baltimore Reed Trio 
WHEN: Saturday, June 10 - 2 pm
TICKETS
: $15 in advance /$18 at door /$10 full-time student with ID
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Katherine Needleman, oboe
Yao Guang Zhai, clarinet
Fei Xie, bassoon

Jacques Ibert - Cinq Pieces en Trio (1935)
Igor Stravinsky - Three Pieces for Clarinet Solo (1919)
Benjamin Britten - Six Metamorphoses after Ovid for Oboe Solo (1951)
Sándor Veress- Sonata for oboe, clarinet and bassoon (1931)
Francisco Mignone - Selections from 16 Valsas para Fagote Solo
Joseph Canteloube - Rustiques (1946)

Father's Day with
French Classical Guitarist Julien Xuereb 

WHEN: Sunday, June 18 - 3 pm
TICKETS:
$12 advance/$15 door/$10 student
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Innovative French guitarist and composer Julien Xuereb strives to make every performance a unique experience. His compositional style ingeniously blends elements of Classical Music, Jazz and Middle Eastern Music. Baltimore Sun music critic, Tim Smith wrote  that his work showed, “subtly nuanced compositions.”

Performing works by Robert de Visée (c.1655-1733), Napoléon Coste (1805-1883), Erik Satie (1866-1925), and  Julien Xuereb (b. 1989)

As a teenager in 2006, Julien began composing his first solo album Introspection; he finished in 2014. After the eight years of composition, the album was released in May 2015. The Atlantic Guitar Quartet premiered one of his latest works, Dialogues for Guitar Quartet, in 2015.

Michael Sheppard & Dariusz Skoraczewski
Piano/Cello Duo 

WHEN: Saturday, June 24 -  5 pm
TICKETS
: $15 in advance/$18 at door /$10 full-time students with ID
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Don't miss this final installment of season one of new cello/piano duo series, featuring Dariusz Skoraczewski, Principal Cellist of Baltimore Symphony Orchestra, and Michael Sheppard, a Baltimore perennial pianist and a member of the Monument Piano Trio.

Program:
Igor Stravinsky - Suite Italienne for Cello and Piano (1932)
Dmitry Shostakovich - Sonata for Cello and Piano in D Minor, Op. 40
Sergei Prokofiev - Sonata for Cello and Piano in C Major, Op.119

Monday, June 5, 2017

VAGABOND PLAYERS FINISH 101ST SEASON WITH BRITISH FARCE

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See How They Run
written by Phillip King
directed by Tyrone Chapman

WHEN: May 26th through June 25th; Friday and Saturday at 8:00pm; Sunday at 2:00pm.
WHERE:
Vagabond Theatre, 806 S. Broadway, Baltimore
TICKETS: $10-$20; Friday night performances feature special pricing--$15 for everyone. Plus, there is a $10 Thursdays on Broadway! performance on June 22 at 8:00pm.
Tickets can be purchased online at www.vagabondplayers.org or at the door. Special rates for groups available on line.

How do you shake things up in a conservative post-war English village? Place at its social center an unconventional American actress recently married to the to the local vicar, then toss in a ditsy maid, a nosy spinster, an escaped German POW, a portly bishop—and then hold onto your hat when all hell breaks loose for an evening of misunderstandings, mistaken identities and madcap farce.

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COMEDY ABOUT WORLD OF FANTASY ROLE-PLAYING GAMES @ SPOTLIGHTERS THEATRE

clip_image002SHE KILLS MONSTERS
by Qui Nguyen
directed by Stephanie Miller

WINNER - 2013 AATE Distinguished Play Award

WHEN: May 26 - June 18, 2017. Ten Spot Thursday:  June 1 - Tickets $10  (8pm). Talk Back with Cast & Director:  Sun, June 11 - immediately following performance
WHERE:
Spotlighters Theatre, 817 Saint Paul Street, Baltimore
TICKETS: Adults $22; Seniors (60+) $20;     Students & Military (Valid ID) $18
Order online at www.spotlighters.org

A comedic romp into the world of fantasy role-playing games, She Kills Monsters tells the story of Agnes Evans as she leaves her childhood home in Ohio following the death of her teenage sister, Tilly. 

When Agnes finds Tilly’s Dungeons & Dragons notebook, however, she stumbles into a journey of discovery and action-packed adventure in the imaginary world that was Tilly’s refuge.

In this high-octane dramatic comedy laden with homicidal fairies, nasty ogres, and 90s pop culture, acclaimed young playwright Qui Nguyen offers a heart-pounding homage to the geek and warrior within us all.

​"Packed with action, wit, and a sizable nerd-quotient, the production is a delight from start to finish" —Theatremania

clip_image002[5]Qui Nguyen is a playwright, TV/Film writer, and Co-Founder of the OBIE Award-winning Vampire Cowboys of NYC. His work, known for its innovative use of pop-culture, stage violence, puppetry, and multimedia, has been lauded as "Culturally Savvy Comedy" by The New York Times, "Tour de Force Theatre" by Time Out New York, and “Infectious Fun” by Variety.

Scripts include Vietgone (2016 Steinberg Award, 2016 LADCC Ted Schmidt New Play Award, 2016 Kennedy Prize Finalist); She Kills Monsters (2013 AATE Distinguished Play Award, 2012 GLAAD Media Award nom); War is F**king Awesome (Frederick Loewe Award); Soul Samurai (2009 GLAAD Media Award nom); Begets: Fall of a High School Ronin; Krunk Fu Battle Battle; Bike Wreck; Aliens vs Cheerleaders; and the critically acclaimed Vampire Cowboys productions of The Inexplicable Redemption of Agent G, Six Rounds of Vengeance, Alice in Slasherland, Fight Girl Battle World, Men of Steel, and Living Dead in Denmark.

For TV, Qui's written for PBS's Peg+Cat and SYFY's Incorporated. He currently writes for Marvel Studios.

Notable honors include a 2016 Daytime Emmy Award for Outstanding Writing in a Preschool Animated Program (Peg+Cat), a 2015 NY Community Trust Helen Merrill Playwriting Award, and a 2014 Sundance Institute/Time Warner Fellowship. He's currently working on new plays for South Coast Rep/Manhattan Theatre Club (The Vietgone Saga), The Atlantic, and Oregon Shakespeare Festival (Kieu).

He is a proud member of the WGA, The Dramatists Guild, The Playwrights Center, Ensemble Studio Theatre, The Ma-Yi Writers Lab and an alumnus of New Dramatists and Youngblood.

His company, Vampire Cowboys, often credited for being the pioneers of "geek theatre," holds the unique distinction of being the first and currently only professional theatre organization to be officially sponsored by NY Comic Con.

Qui is represented by Zac Simmons and Matt Snow at Paradigm Talent Agency for tv/film and by Leah Hamos at The Gersh Agency for theatre.