Claudia Stevens in one-woman show at Theatre ProjectIn her...

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September 25, 1994|By J. Wynn Rousuck

Claudia Stevens in one-woman show at Theatre Project

In her one-woman show, "Playing Paradise" -- opening Wednesday at the Theatre Project, 45 W. Preston St. -- Claudia Stevens tells the story of a young woman's discovery of her parents' hidden past as Holocaust survivors and her coming to terms with her own Jewish identity. Ms. Stevens portrays a variety of characters from different time periods in this music theater piece, performed to a live score.

Show times are 8 p.m. Wednesday through Saturday and 3 p.m. Sunday. Tickets are $14.

For more information, call (410) 752-8558.

@ Western artists have long been influenced by many aspects of Asian art, including its forms, its techniques, its compositions, its materials. A new exhibit called "West Meets East" at Towson State explores the influences of Asian arts on nine American artists.

Curated by faculty member Dorothy Fix, the show includes works by Tim Barrett of Iowa, a papermaker who studied art in Japan on a Fullbright fellowship; fiber artist Glen Kaufman of the University of Georgia, who divides his time between Georgia and Kyoto, Japan; Helen Mason, whose jewelry reflects both

Japanese art and minimalism; and Kathryn Narrow, ceramist whose work is illustrated here. The show will run at Towson State University Asian Arts Center's Roberts Gallery through Oct. 21. For information, call (410) 830-2807.

John Dorsey Besides the wonderful blues music in the movie "Crossroads," there was some lovely classical guitar performed by -- actor Ralph Macchio. Well, not just Ralph Macchio. West Coast guitarist William Kanensiger was Mr. Macchio's guitar coach and double in the film.

Mr. Kanensiger, a founding member of the Los Angeles Guitar Quartet and prize-winning musician, will perform in a concert sponsored by the Baltimore Classical Guitar Society at 2 p.m. Oct. 2 at the Walters Art Gallery, 600 N. Charles St. Tickets for the concert cost $15 general admission or $12 for Walters members, students, senior citizens and members of the guitar society. For more information, call (410) 247-5320.

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