A cappella concert to benefit Food Bank


November 29, 1992|By Linell Smith | Linell Smith,Staff Writer

"Appetite for A Cappella," a concert performed by local college singing groups to benefit the Maryland Food Bank, is set for 8 p.m. Dec. 10 in Shriver Hall on the Johns Hopkins University Homewood campus.

The performers will sing programs of jazz, pop, rock, gospel and folk music without instrumental accompaniment. The performers include Octopodes, the Alleycats, and Rhythms in Blue, groups from Johns Hopkins; the Chimes, a group from Loyola College; and the Reverend's Rebels and Red Hot Blue, groups from Goucher College.

Tickets are $5 for general admission and $3 for students with I.D. For details, call (410) 235-1619.

Vocal competition

Applications for the annual Billie Holiday Vocal Competition, which carries a first-place prize of $1,500 and the opportunity to perform at Artscape '93, are available through the Mayor's Advisory Committee on Art and Culture.

The competition, which honors the Baltimore-born jazz singer and encourages emerging performing artists, is open to Baltimore city and county residents, male and female, who are at least 18 years old.

Second- and third-place winners will receive $1,000 and $500 respectively. Applications are due Jan. 8. For additional information and to receive applications, call (410) 396-4575.


The Fairview Players will hold auditions for the comedy "My Three Angels" from 1 p.m. to 4 p.m. Saturday and next Sunday at the Fairview Community Center, 13916 Jarrettsville Pike in Jacksonville. The dinner theater production will run in March. There are parts for seven men and three women. For details, call Bill Gallagher at (410) 472-3438.

St. Ursula Theatre will hold auditions for "Li'l Abner" from noon to 4 p.m. Saturday in St. Ursula's auditorium, 8900 Harford Road in Parkville. For details, call (410) 931-4691.

Auditions for "May He Rest in Peace," an audience-participation murder mystery produced by Edwin Booth Theater Inc., are scheduled for 7:30 p.m. next Sunday and Dec. 7 at 704 N. Hickory Ave. in Bel Air. The production calls for five men and five women. The show will run Feb. 5-28 on Friday, Saturday and Sunday evenings. Call (410) 836-9200.

Pumpkin Theatre will hold auditions for "The Giant's Baby" at 7:30 p.m. Dec. 14 and 15 at the Roland Park Public School, 5207 Roland Ave. Performances are scheduled Feb. 27 and 28 and March 6. For details, call (410) 323-9402.

Literary competition

Baltimore's Festival of the Arts Inc. is accepting entries for the Artscape '93 Literary Arts awards in the categories of poetry, short stories and one-act plays.

All literary organizations, presses and arts councils in Maryland are invited to serve as statewide nominators for the prizes. Each organization can nominate one writer from each category.

The awards for the poetry and short story categories are readings by the winning writers and publication in chapbooks that will be sold at Artscape. The winning play will be read at Artscape and have a separate performance at a later date.

Literary organizations must submit manuscripts by Jan. 29. For information, call (410) 396-4575.

'Sisley' at the Walters

Gift passes for the Walters Art Gallery's spring exhibition "Sisley, Master Impressionist" are available at $6.50 each from the gallery's museum store.

The exhibition, co-organized by the Walters, the Royal Academy of the Arts in London and the Musee d'Orsay in Paris, is the first major international retrospective of the work of French impressionist Alfred Sisley. Featuring 65 masterworks selected from collections throughout the world, it will run at the Walters from March 14 through June 13.

Gift passes must be exchanged for dated, timed-entry tickets at the box office, which will open Jan. 15 in the museum's Centre Street lobby. Admission to the show will be by timed-entry ticket only. For details, call (410) 332-0479.

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