Benefit cabaret to feature a broad range of vocalists

November 20, 1997|By Phil Greenfield | Phil Greenfield,SPECIAL TO THE SUN

If organizations, like people, can be judged by the company they keep, Chrysalis House must be a place where long-sought songs of joy can begin.

This Sunday afternoon at Maryland Hall for the Creative Arts, the long-term residential facility that does so much to meet the needs of low-income women in crisis and their children will play host to a Broadway-style benefit cabaret featuring extraordinary local and national musical talent.

Jazz singer Parris Lane will be on hand to serenade the audience with her inimitable multioctave voice that can travel from gospel to jazz to blues to pop to Broadway and back again with astounding authority.

Joining her will be Annapolitan Artie Dicks, who has been singing the songs of The Ink Spots for more than 50 years and still does it with brio and style, as regular visitors to the King of France Tavern and Surfside Seven can attest. Also on the bill are Bob Butta, one of Baltimore's finest jazz pianists, and Alfred McEwen, singer, linguist and father of CBS morning show anchor Mark McEwen.

The spirited harmonies of the Annapolis Vocal Corps will be heard, along with tunes from Tony Spencer, "The Singing Fireman," one of Annapolis' most engaging entertainers.

"Parris Lane, The Ink Spots and Friends Concert" is funded in part by the Cultural Arts Foundation of Anne Arundel County.

Tickets for the concert, which will begin at 3 p.m., are $20 in advance and $25 at the door. Discounts are available for children and seniors. All proceeds go to benefit the Chrysalis House.

Information: 410-974-6829 or 410-721-8080.

Pub Date: 11/20/97

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