Yaphet KottoPull up a chair as Yaphet Kotto, actor from...


November 21, 1996|By Lori Sears

Yaphet Kotto

Pull up a chair as Yaphet Kotto, actor from the television series "Homicide: Life on the Street," reads the new children's book "Can a Coal Scuttle Fly?" at the Gordon Center for Performing Arts Sunday. The book was written by Camay Calloway Murphy (Cab's daughter) and illustrated by Baltimore artist Tom Miller.

The reading, to benefit the Eubie Blake National Museum and Cultural Center, features performances by the Flair Studio Dancers accompanied by jazz musician Ellis Larkins and friends. "Coal Scuttle" kites will be given to each child at the event.

Yaphet Kotto will read at the Gordon Center for Performing Arts, 3506 Gwynnbrook Ave. in Owings Mills, on Sunday at 4 p.m. Tickets are $30 for adults, $12 for children and include the free kite. Funds raised from the event will benefit the Eubie Blake Center's education, cultural and outreach programming. For reservations, call (410) 625-3113.

Listen to children with a cause and music with a mission as the African Children's Choir appears in concert at the Bethany Lane Baptist Church Wednesday. The touring choir is a group of 5- to 12-year-old African children selected from especially needy children in East Africa.

Performing a variety of songs, the choir sings African tunes accompanied by drums and ethnic instrumentation, well-loved children's songs, popular gospel tunes and hand-clapping traditional spirituals.

The African Children's Choir will perform at the Bethany Lane Baptist Church, 3030 Bethany Lane in Ellicott City, on Wednesday, at 7 p.m. The concert is open to the public and free. A free-will offering will be accepted with donations put toward the relief organization called Friends in the West. Call (410) 465-0150.

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