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January 16, 1994|By Stephen Wigler

Kathleen Battle gives recital to benefit Morgan State at the 0) Meyerhoff Wednesday

Kathleen Battle is the first light soprano in many years to achieve superstar status. There are many reasons for this: refined and varied phrasing coupled to wonderful vocal control and flowing delivery in such a way as to make her a near-ideal interpeter of Mozart, Rossini and Donizetti; a musical temperament that can make sparks fly; and, not least, her spectacular good looks. The great soprano will give a recital with pianist Margo Garrett Wednesday at 8 p.m. in Meyerhoff Symphony Hall, 1212 Cathedral St. Tickets for the concert, a benefit for Morgan State University, are $25 to $75. Call the Meyerhoff box office, (410) 783-8000, for tickets or information. The sixth annual Mid-Atlantic Movement Theater Festival begins at 8 p.m. Thursday at Towson State University's Fine Arts Center, Osler and Cross Campus drives, with the Quiet Riot of Philadelphia, in which brothers David and Bill Metler use storytelling, mime and sound effects to examine success and fulfillment.

Here's the rest of the performance schedule: 8 p.m. Friday, the cosmopolitan Luftkugle Association performs "DaVinci and the New Cadillac," a show that involves audience participation, acrobatics and "a measure of chaos"; 2 p.m. Saturday, the Silver Spring-based Bosco Puppet Theater offers family entertainment that blends folk art and movement theater; 8 p.m. Saturday, the Margolis/Brown Adaptors of Minneapolis perform "Decodanz," the tale of a pair of romantic vampires who gain sustenance from television and movies. In addition, a high school outreach production of "Hamlet Meets Juliet," by Foolsproof of Massachusetts, will be presented at 9:30 a.m. Friday. Tickets to Quiet Riot, Luftkugle and the Adaptors are $10; Foolsproof is $6 and the Bosco Puppets are $3. For information on performances or on the festival's various workshops, call (410) 442-1040.

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J. Wynn Rousuck The great photographer and modern art entrepreneur Alfred Stieglitz was a man of distinguished appearance and penetrating gaze, but that other great photographer, Lotte Jacobi, manages to capture some of his humanity, too, in this fine image. It is one of a group of Jacobi portraits, whose subjects include Theodore Dreiser, Robert Frost and Albert Einstein, in the exhibit "Six Twentieth Century Masters" at the University of Maryland Baltimore County. Selected from the university's vast photography holdings, the exhibit contains the work of Manuel Alvarez Bravo, Edouard Boubat, Paul Caponigro, Barbara Crane, Philippe Halsman and Jacobi. It runs at the Kuhn Library and Gallery of UMBC, which is located at 5401 Wilkens Ave., through Feb. 13. For information, call (410) 455-2270.

John Dorsey

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