Dancer Sandra Lacy wins state award

ARTS NOTES

March 06, 1994|By Linell Smith | Linell Smith,Sun Staff Writer

Modern dancer Sandra Lacy, a member of the PHOENIX Repertory Dance Company, has won a $6,000 individual artist award from the Maryland State Arts Council.

A member of the dance faculty at the University of Maryland Baltimore County, Ms. Lacy also appears regularly with Bill T. Jones/Arnie Zane and Company in New York. She was one of 57 Maryland artists who received MSAC awards in dance, theater and instrumental and vocal music categories this year.

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May 31 is the deadline for the third annual poetry and fiction contest of the Maryland Poetry Review. The winner in each category will receive $100 and publication in the Maryland Poetry Review.

There are no limitations on form, length or subject in poetry; fiction must be limited to 2,000 words. The reading fee for submissions is $3 per poem ($10 for four poems) and $5 per short story; make checks payable to the Maryland State Poetry and Literary Society. There is no limit on submissions. Each submission must be previously unpublished and should include name and address; fiction should include a word count. Mail entries to Maryland Poetry Review, Drawer H, Baltimore 21228. For details, call (410) 285-9877.

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A benefit program with Cuban art, music and food has been rescheduled to run from 6:30 p.m. to 9:30 p.m. Friday at the Mount Royal Station of the Maryland Institute, College of Art. Sponsored by the Central American Solidarity Committee, Women for Mutual Security and the institute, the evening includes music by the Malcolm X Park Drummers, an African-Cuban music group, and an exhibition of prints by 30 Cuban artists.

Those attending should make a donation or take art supplies, which will be distributed to Cuban artists by Pastors for Peace U.S.-Cuba Friendshipment. For details, call (410) 225-2300.

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"Night of the Divas," a concert by Ethel Ennis and Ruby Glover to benefit the Contemporary, is scheduled at 7 p.m. March 20 at Spike and Charlie's Restaurant, 1225 Cathedral St.

Lisa Simeone from WJHU-FM radio will act as host for the cabaret evening of jazz. Proceeds from the evening, which costs $75 to $100 per person, will benefit the Contemporary's public outreach programs. The 4-year-old organization stages projects in temporary spaces in the community. For details, call (410) 333-8600.

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The Pasadena Theatre Company will hold auditions for the musical comedy "Me and My Girl" at 7 p.m. March 13 and March 14 in Baldwin Hall in Millersville, Route 178 and Millersville Road. The production, directed by Robert Neal Marshall, calls for actors, singers and dancers. Rehearsals begin in April for the July show. For details, call (410) 715-0235 or (410) 760-5448.

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Singers are invited to join the Laurel Oratorio Society at its choir practices held 7:30 p.m. Tuesdays at the Laurel Presbyterian Church, 7610 Old Sandy Spring Road. The choir is rehearsing Verdi's "Requiem" for performances May 21 and May 22. No auditions are required. For details, call (301) 490-7504.

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"Loving the Language," a poetry workshop with Rosemary Klein and Barbara Simon, both of the Maryland Poetry Review, will run from 3:30 p.m. to 5:30 p.m. March 20 at Crosscurrents, 8113 Main St. in Ellicott City. To reserve a space at this free event, call (410) 461-0759.

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A beginning writer's workshop is scheduled from 10:30 a.m. to noon Saturday at Open Space Arts, 360 Main St., Reisterstown. Admission is $3. For more information, call (410) 526-9377.

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