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February 28, 1993|By John Dorsey

Houston's 'Legacy': photographs of his time

Baltimore photographer Robert Houston's "Legacy to an Unborn Son" is a project to record life in urban America in his time, primarily through photographs of the daily lives of ordinary people. A book by that title was published in 1971, but Mr. Houston has continued the project, and a show of "Legacy to an Unborn Son" opens at the Montpelier Cultural Arts Center on Wednesday. Mr. Houston, a photographer for 25 years, has used many locations in his work; some of the photographs in the show were taken in Baltimore. The exhibit runs through April 29 at Montpelier Cultural Arts Center, 12826 Laurel-Bowie Road. (410) 792-0664.

The Alvin Ailey Dance Theater returns to the Morris A. Mechanic Theatre on Thursday for five performances through next Sunday. To celebrate the renowned dance company's return to the city, a gala buffet will be offered opening night at 6 p.m. An 8:30 p.m. dance performance will feature the Morgan State University Choir accompanying the troupe in its most critically acclaimed work, "Revelations." The price for the buffet and the performance is $100; for the dance performance only, $27-$50. Performances are also scheduled for 8 p.m. Friday; 2 p.m. and 8 p.m. Saturday; and 3 p.m. Sunday. For tickets to the opening night performance and gala, call (410) 962-5340. For tickets to performances only, call (410) 625-1400.

Beginning this afternoon, the Acting Workshop will present a theater or music performance at 3 p.m. Sundays as part of a family-oriented series, "The Story Box Fine Arts Program for Young People." Today's presentation is "Pierre Patelin," a French folk tale.

The rest of the schedule is: The Eclectic Company (March 7), folk music; "The Story Box" (March 14), assorted skits; Collaboration (March 21), improvisational music and dancing; "The Invisible Dragon" (March 28), a fairy-tale play; and Spoon vs. His Kids (April 4), an original play competition conducted by playwright Kenneth F. Hoke-Witherspoon.

nTC All performances are in the Great Hall of St. John's Episcopal Church, Kelly Avenue and South Road. Admission is $5. (410) 435-8671.

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J. Wynn Rousuck

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