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December 11, 1997|By Jarrett Graver

Celebration of lights

Hanukkah begins at sundown on Dec. 23, but you can get a jump on this year's festival of lights by attending the Jewish Community Center of Greater Baltimore's Hanukkah celebration this Sunday from noon to 4 p.m. at the Reisterstown Road Plaza's Center Court. Beginning at noon, celebrity judges will critique entries to the menorah-making contest and award prizes. At 1 p.m. and 4 p.m., children's performer David Jack will entertain the crowd. Avraham Rosenblum's show is scheduled for 2 p.m., and the JCC's Brian Singer will lead a sing-along at 3 p.m. Crafts centers will be open throughout the day so participants can create their own Hanukkah decorations and cards. Food and beverages will also be available.

The Jewish Community Center of Greater Baltimore's Hanukkah celebration will be held this Sunday from noon to 4 p.m. at the Center Court of Reisterstown Road Plaza, 6564 Reisterstown Road. All events are free and open to the public. Call 410-542-4900, Ext. 238.

Christian musical

"Emmanuel," a Christmas musical and kind of "Jesus Christ Superstar" for the '90s, arrives Sunday at the Baltimore Arena. Conceived by Norman Miller as an epic journey through the life of Christ, this holiday-theme show includes a veritable checklist of Christian music's hottest attractions. Bob Carlisle, who has dominated music charts recently with his single "Butterfly Kisses," headlines the show. Adding to the show's eclectic mix is the breakthrough gospel act God's Property, Christian music singer Twila Paris, vocal group Anointed and recording artist Sheila Walsh. Bob the Tomato and Larry the Cucumber from the award-winning, Christian-based animation series "Veggie Tales" also will appear. Conductor Ralph Carmichael provides musical accompaniment with a full orchestra and choir. The evening will start with a musical prologue of Christmas carols and original Christmas songs that will lead into the inspirational "Emmanuel."

The "Emmanuel" tour arrives at the Baltimore Arena, 201 W. Baltimore St., this Sunday at 7: 30 p.m. Tickets are $15.50 to $24.50 and can be obtained by calling TicketMaster at 410-481-SEAT.

Pub Date: 12/11/97

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