In search of vinylRemember vinyl records? I still have a...

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April 10, 1994

In search of vinyl

Remember vinyl records? I still have a few left that I occasionally give a spin on my dusty turntable. Sometimes the record skips, and I have to tape a penny to the needle's arm. But that's OK. Not every great record has been issued in CD form, so we vinyl fans cope. We'll be the ones poring over the really old records at the Maryland Music Collectors Record/CD Expo on April 17 and May 22 at the Arbutus Volunteer Fire Hall. Buy, sell or trade your vinyl here. You won't find any professional dealers, just plenty of people who appreciate all types of recorded music.

* Maryland Music Collectors Record/CD Expo, Arbutus Volunteer Fire Hall, 5200 Southwestern Blvd. April 17, May 22, 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. Admission and parking free. Call (410) 455-0418.

Ice queens and kings

Who sat glued to the television set during the ice skating competition of the '94 Winter Olympics? Who didn't? Of course, it's April now and we're all cured of our Olympic fever, right? Oh, all right, go see the Superstars of the Ice at the Baltimore Arena on April 17. Gold medalist Oksana Baiul will be there along with Nancy Kerrigan (silver winner and now Disney World/Reebok endorser), Brian Boitano, Isabelle and Paul Duchesnay, Elvis Stojko and more than 20 other Olympic skaters.

* Superstars of the Ice, Baltimore Arena, 201 W. Baltimore St. April 17, 2 p.m. and 7:30 p.m. Tickets are $30 and $45. Call (410) 481-SEAT.

But, is it art?

If you've ever looked at a piece of art work and smugly said to yourself, "Hey, I could do that," then stop by the Maryland Art Place for the exhibition "What Is a Painting?" The show is actually an interactive piece of art work, where you as the viewer become the artist. You will be given items to work with ranging from traditional art supplies to materials such as toys, books, plastics, electrical components and household items. You will then add one item to the art work and take away another -- and explain your choices. The exhibit, conceived by artist Rex Weill, was designed to give people a better understanding of the artistic process. Think about that the next time you say, "Hey, it looks like a chimp painted this picture."

* "What Is a Painting?" Maryland Art Place, 218 W. Saratoga St. Through May 7. Gallery hours: 11 a.m. to 5 p.m. Tuesdays to Saturdays. Gallery talk on the exhibit, April 16, 2 p.m. Admission to the gallery is free. Call (410) 962-8565.

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