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ANNAPOLIS/SOUTH COUNTY --

September 01, 1993

State arts group honors Charlie Byrd

Guitarist Charlie Byrd has been named the first Maryland Art )) Treasure by the Community Arts Alliance of Maryland.

He will receive his award at a ceremony at 11 a.m. tomorrow at the Annapolis City Dock. Next month, Mr. Byrd will embark on a 15-month Maryland concert tour called "Welcome, Maryland Art Treasure."

"I'm very honored to be selected for this award by the statewide group of arts professionals and arts supporters," the Annapolis-based musician said. "And it will be great to be able to perform more often near my sailboat and my family."

The Maryland Art Treasure program was created to honor an artist who has made a lifetime contribution to the state.

Mr. Byrd first became known in New York as a jazz musician in the 1940s. He has produced more than 80 albums and plays jazz, Latin and classical music on guitar.

Mr. Byrd often performs with his trio at the Maryland Inn's King of France Tavern in Annapolis.

Police discover marijuana plants

Two 6-foot marijuana plants were discovered growing along Triton Beach Road in Mayo Monday, county police said yesterday.

Narcotics officers at the Southern District police station said they checked the area in the 4200 block of Triton Beach Road around 5 p.m. Monday after they received an anonymous tip.

The plants would each have produced 1 pound of marijuana,

police said.

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