Jane Alexander will speak at MHS exhibition openingJane...

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January 09, 1994|By John Dorsey

Jane Alexander will speak at MHS exhibition opening

Jane Alexander will make her first public appearance in Maryland as chairwoman of the National Endowment for the Arts at the Maryland Historical Society on Thursday. The occasion is the opening of the society's 150th anniversary exhibition "You Make History" and inauguration of the MHS sesquicentennial year. Alexander, who took office Oct. 8, will be the featured speaker in a program beginning at 5:30 p.m. that includes appearances by Mayor Kurt L. Schmoke and state comptroller Louis L. Goldstein. The program is free and open to the public.

Also on Thursday the society will open a mini version of its highly successful 1992 exhibit "Mining the Museum." The historical society is located at 201 W. Monument St. For information, call (410) 685-3750.

It's easy to understand why a lot of jazz fans think of Eastern Rebellion as being Cedar Walton's band. After all, Walton founded the quartet back in 1975, composing most of its material, and has seen it through several saxophonists and bass players over the years (though drummer Billy Higgins has remained a constant).

But even though "Simple Pleasure," the band's sixth and latest outing, makes much of Walton's talents, the album is hardly his alone. From the bluesy bite of "In the Kitchen" to the Monk-like lyricism of the title tune, the music's strengths are entirely collaborative, with enough sparkling interplay to make Eastern Rebellion a force to be reckoned with. Hear for yourself when the group plays Spike & Charlie's, 1225 Cathedral St., today. Show time is 5 p.m., and tickets are $18. Call (410) 542-2000.

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J. D. Considine

'Love and Anger' opens Friday at Fell's Point Corner

"Love and Anger," an absurd comedy by Canadian playwright George F. Walker, opens Friday at the Fell's Point Corner Theatre.

The play will be presented at 8:30 p.m. Fridays and Saturdays and 2 p.m. Sundays, Jan. 14 through Feb. 20, at the theater located at 251 S. Ann St., a block east of Broadway between Pratt and Gough streets.

Tickets are $10, $9 for seniors and students, and group rates are available. For information, call (410) 276-7837.

Steve McKerrow

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