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Arts Notes

July 07, 1996|By Karin Remesch | Karin Remesch,CONTRIBUTING WRITER

Here's your chance to be an extra on the Emmy Award-winning television series "Homicide: Life on the Streets." Pat Moran & Associates is currently casting for the fifth season of the show, which is filmed in Baltimore.

Send a nonreturnable snapshot and your name, address, age and phone number to Homicide Casting, 1701 Thames St., Baltimore 21231. No phone calls, please.

Filming for "Homicide" is scheduled to begin July 15, but submissions will be accepted through February. The show airs at 10 p.m. Fridays on NBC.

City murals

Applications are being accepted through July 26 for the 1996 Baltimore Mural Program, a competition for the commissioning of five murals in Baltimore City -- 1859 Ramsey St., 405 S. Monroe St., 886 Washington Blvd., 4621 Harford Road and 401 E. Lorraine Ave.

Sponsored by the Mayor's Advisory Committee on Art and Culture, the Department of Housing and Community Development's Business Assistance Group and the Department of Planning, the commissions will be awarded by a panel of arts professionals and community representatives. Each selected artist will receive an honorarium ranging from $3,000 to $4,000, depending on the site. The winning artists will be supplied with the materials needed to complete the work. Call (410) 396-4575.

Discount tickets

BOXoffice, Baltimore's only half-price, day-of-show ticket outlet, opens Tuesday. Sponsored by the Maryland Cultural Arts Center at Towson Inc., BOXoffice will offer discount seats for theater, dance, music and other events presented by Baltimore-area venues and the Cultural Alliance of Greater Washington. Located in the Towson branch of the Baltimore County Public Library, the booth will also serve as a box office for full-price, advance-sale seats and tickets on the TicketMaster network. Tickets are available from noon to 6 p.m. Tuesdays through Thursdays, noon to 5 p.m. Fridays, and 11 a.m. to 5 p.m. Saturdays. Half-price tickets are cash and Most card only; advance tickets can be bought with all major credit cards. Call (410) 832-5545.

Off to Aspen

David Zinman, music director of the Baltimore Symphony Orchestra, has accepted the post of music director-designate of the Aspen Music Festival and School effective with the 1997 summer season and music director beginning with the 1998 season.

Zinman's time in Aspen will be limited to a five-week residency in 1997. In 1998, he will be in residence six weeks. He will join the festival and school for full seasons in 1999 and 2000.

Project grants

The Baltimore County Commission on Arts and Sciences is offering project grants to Baltimore regional art organizations.

The funds may be used for art and history, music, theater and dance or science. Application deadline is Aug. 1. Call (410) 887-5372.

Orchestra League board

Lucinda Williams of Bel Air, manager of the Greater Baltimore Youth Orchestras at Essex Community College, has been elected to the board of directors of the American Symphony Orchestra League Youth Orchestra Division.

The league serves more than 850 symphony, chamber, youth and university orchestras of all sizes.

Theater workshop

The Performance Workshop Theatre Company will offer classes in acting technique, scene study and voice and movement technique, beginning Oct. 7.

The sessions will be conducted by the company's artistic directors Marlyn Robinson and Marc Horwitz. Advance registration is required. Call (410) 659-7830.

Council chairman

Fred Lazarus IV, president of the Maryland Institute, College of Art, was elected chairman of the board of the American Council for the Arts. The organization promotes policies that advance and document the contributions of the arts to American life.

Prizes for programs

The National Black Programming Consortium is accepting entries for the 1996 Prized Pieces International Film & Video Competition. Categories include comedy, content shorts, experimental, news, drama, documentary, public affairs, youth/teens, and music video. Special categories include best black independent producer, best student film/video maker, emerging artist, and the Oscar Micheaux award.

Submissions must be about the experiences of Africans or people of African descent. Entry frees range from $35 to $60, and the deadline is Aug. 2. Judging will take place in September. Call (614) 229-4399.


The Columbia Community Players, in cooperation with the Spotlighters Theatre in Baltimore, will conduct auditions at 7 p.m. July 11 at the Longfellow Neighborhood Center in Columbia for the female lead role, Margaret Heinz, in the one-act comedy drama "A Need for Brussels Sprouts." The play is one of two one-acts to be performed in October. Margaret Heinz should be 25-35 years old, have good comedic timing and be able to display moments of softness and tenderness through a tough veneer. Call (410) 730-4024.

The Matthew Players will sponsor auditions for the fall production of "The Music Man" at 7: 30 p.m. July 14-15 and July 22 at the auditorium of Cardinal Shehan School, 5407 Loch Raven Blvd. All roles are open. Come prepared to sing and dance. Also needed are stage technicians. Call (410) 668-4880 or (410) 665-3682.

The Other Little Theatre conducts auditions for Philip Barry's "The Philadelphia Story" at 7 p.m. tomorrow through Wednesday at the Annapolis Naval Station Theatre, in the Recreation Center at 89 Bennion Road. Roles are open for seven men, ages 25 to 62, and four women, ages 13 to 47. The comedy will be produced in late September. Call (301) 317-9438 or (410) 293-9200.

General auditions for the Axis Theatre's 1996-1997 season will take place from 7 p.m. to 10 p.m. July 15-16 at the theater in Meadow Mill, 3600 Clipper Mill Road in Baltimore. Actors of all ages and races are needed. Prepare a two-minute, contemporary monologue. Call (410) 243-5237.

Pub Date: 7/07/96

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