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A Morbid Musical to End March

March 27, 2012
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A Morbid Musical to End March

Homegrown musicals—barring those of the ambitious Baltimore Rock Opera Society—are a rarity, perhaps because they so often require such massive productions. That has not deterred a local group of Towson University Theatre Department grads. Last fall, the nascent Stillpointe Theatre Initiative premiered Shovel in the Dirt, an original musical about a gravedigger, at the...
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Line Weight/Line Speed: Capturing Magic in the Mundane

March 16, 2012
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Line Weight/Line Speed: Capturing Magic in the Mundane

If you happen to be in the vicinity of the case gallery any time soon, Line Weight/Line Speed, an exhibition curated by local polymath Marian April Glebes, is well worth your time. The exhibition features three artists who “preserve the spontaneous and control the uncontrollable via drawings, reconfigurable geometries, and digital prints.”  What they do,...
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Creative Alliance Hosts Refugee Panel Discussion

March 1, 2012
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Creative Alliance Hosts Refugee Panel Discussion

The Baltimore Resettlement Center, home to several refugee aid organizations including the International Rescue Committee and Lutheran Social Services, is holding an event on Saturday, March 10 from 2-5 p.m. that will bring together refugees, asylum seekers, and other Baltimore residents.  A panel of speakers from the refugee community and the local population will discuss women’s issues,...
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Beer, Networking, Excellent Time

February 14, 2012
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Beer, Networking, Excellent Time

The Baltimore Network of Ensemble Theaters (BNET), a local association of small theater companies, is hosting a meet and greet for local artists from all disciplines. (The group’s versatile acronym also led to the event’s title, BNET: Beer, Networking, Excellent Time.) The association is sponsored by five of the most active theater companies in...
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Last Chance to See Material Girls at the Reginald F. Lewis Museum

October 5, 2011
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Last Chance to See Material Girls at the Reginald F. Lewis Museum

Material Girls, the Reginald F. Lewis Museum‘s exhibition exploring the creations of eight contemporary black female artists, closes on Sunday, Oct. 16, after an eight month run. Curated by Michelle Joan Wilkinson, the museum’s director of collections and exhibitions, the exhibition focuses on artists whose work incorporates both traditional and unexpected materials. Hair, beads, rubber...
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Normal’s Hosts “Say It With Writing” Event, Oct. 7

October 5, 2011
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Normal’s Hosts “Say It With Writing” Event, Oct. 7

This Friday, Normal’s hosts an evening of literary readings entitled “Say It With Writing,” featuring four poets. Megan Martin, whose first book of prose poems, Sparrows and Other Eulogies, was published in April, will read, as will Kristi Maxwell, author of several poetry collections, including Realm Sixty-Four, which takes the game of chess as its...
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Free Fall Baltimore

October 5, 2011
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In case you haven’t  heard, there’s a ton of free arts stuff to do in the city this month. For the sixth year in a row, courtesy of the city’s Office of Promotion and the Arts, you can go to museums and lectures and readings and performances for free throughout the month of October....
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Baker Arts Awards Night at the Museum, Oct. 1

September 28, 2011
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Baker Arts Awards Night at the Museum, Oct. 1

It’s your last chance to see the Baker Artist Awards exhibition at the Baltimore Museum of Art. If that doesn’t float your boat, maybe alcohol, music, and live performance will help. This Saturday, the museum hosts an evening of “dazzling aerial spectacle, musical improvisations, alternative theater,” and readings by local authors. The event celebrates the...
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Women in the Civil War, Expo Weekend

September 27, 2011
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Women in the Civil War, Expo Weekend

The Maryland Historical Society will hold an in-depth Civil War event highlighting the ladies this weekend. Participants will see live history performances by the Historical Society Players and take guided tours with Clara Barton and Harriet Tubman, or at least convincing stand-ins. A lecture on the fashions of the period, dramatic readings from period...
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Now Opening at the Senator: Couture

September 26, 2011
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Now Opening at the Senator: Couture

Dundalk native,  MICA grad, and fashion designer Kandice Levero lives in Tokyo, but she came back to Baltimore this summer to do a fashion shoot at the Senator Theatre, highlighting a clothing collection inspired by the theater. Le Vero, Levero’s brand, “draws inspiration from Brooklyn, NY, Baltimore, MD, and lots from Tokyo,” or so...
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Dance and Fancy Grub: Alight Dance’s Preview Party, Oct. 15

September 23, 2011
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Dance and Fancy Grub: Alight Dance’s Preview Party, Oct. 15

The Greenbelt-based Alight Dance Theater—which blends dance, theater, and spoken-word—is holding a season preview party on Saturday, Oct. 15 at Dance RINK (1750 Union Ave., #D). It looks to be a fun, surprisingly tasty, evening. For $25 participants will be able to see portions of Truth Be Told, a new piece that unfolds in...
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Detritustrata, The Art of Domestic Waste

September 16, 2011
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Detritustrata, The Art of Domestic Waste

Artist and Patterson Park resident Dominique Zeltzman‘s Detritustrata celebrates the color and composition of the things we throw away. The exhibit, at the Schiavone Fine Art Gallery in Highlandtown, includes sculptural plastic pillows stuffed with years’ worth of lint, “desiccated mummies ” of rotten produce, a long stretch of colorful photos of dirty dishes,...
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