Family Tree film series continues Monday at WMC An ice...

ARTS NOTES

April 26, 2002

Family Tree film series continues Monday at WMC

An ice cream social with movie, Wild Women Don't Have the Blues, will be held at 7 p.m. Monday in Room 312 of Hill Hall at Western Maryland College.

The film is part of the series, 'Family Tree: A Cinematic Cele bration of African Diaspora." coordinated by Debora Johnson- Ross, the Jessie Ball DuPont visiting scholar in political sci ence. The all-year series features films that portray strong United States-Africa connections.

The film details the birth of the blues from the economic and social transformation of African-American life in the early 20th century, and features Alberta Hunter, Bessie Smith, Ma Rainey, Koko Taylor, Ethel Waters and many more female blues greats.

The series concludes at 7 p.m. May 6 in Decker Auditorium with Get on the Bus, Spike Lee's engrossing exploration of the roles of African-American men in the United States.

The film features Richard Belzer, Ossie Davis, Charles Dutton, Andre Braugher, Hill Harper and Bernie Mac.

Information: 410-857-2290.

County Choral Society presents spring concert

The Carroll County Choral Society will present its 32nd annual spring concert, I Hear America Singing, at 7:30 p.m. Monday and Tuesday at Westminster High School.

The 56-member chorus will salute America's best with such songs as This Is My Country, Strike Up the Band, Bill Bailey, When the Saints Go Marching In, Precious Lord, The Star-Spangled Banner, America the Beautiful and God Bless America.

Herb Sell directs the choir, accompanied by Beverly Wells, Lew Keyser and Gary Mauck .

Tickets are $5; children ages 10 and younger are admitted free. Tickets are available from the Carroll County Arts Council, Coffey Music, Stu's Music and at the door.

The school is at 1225 Washington Road. Information: 410-549-6827 or 410-848-9080.

Poetry, music evening at Arts Council Thursday

Common Ground on the Hill and One Tree Productions are sponsoring an evening of poetry and music from 6 p.m. to 8 p.m. Thursday at the Carroll County Arts Council gallery, 15 E. Main St.

Western Maryland College lecturer Sharon Campbell and WMC students Jayne Karalow and Lisa Van Auken, along with Carroll teen-agers, will read from their works.

Admission is $2 for Arts Council nonmembers. Informa tion: 410-857-4075.

Teen theater group schedules auditions

Foolproof Improvisational Theatre will hold auditions for its 2002-2003 season May 4 at East Middle School in Westmin ster.

Foolproof is a troupe of teen-agers who perform skits on so cial issues facing teens, such as drug and alcohol abuse.

Doors open at 8:45 a.m. for registration. Auditions will be from 9 a.m. to 4 p.m., with a lunch break. Youths should be prepared to stay all day. No preparation or previous acting experience is needed. Youths should dress comfortably.

Teens must be in high school or entering high school to audition. Anyone with a conflict May 4 can call for another time to audition.

East Middle School is at 121 Longwell Ave. Information: 410-876-7415.

Rose Garden Tea Party at County Farm Museum

The Carroll County Farm Museum will hold a Rose Garden Tea at 3 p.m. May 4 and 5 as part of its Civil War Living History Encampment.

The tea will be in the rose garden behind the farmhouse, with seating for 36. The cost is $3, plus $3 admission to the encampment, and includes sweet treats and a dramatic reading with musical accompaniment.

The Farm Museum is at 500 S. Center St., Westminster. Information: 410-848-7775 .

Camera Club photography on display at Arts Council

The Carroll County Arts Council gallery is featuring a collection of photography by the Carroll County Camera Club, on view through May 28.

Photographs of wild animals such as zebras, lions, bison, flamingoes and praying mantises are surrounded by images of exotic landscapes from Thailand to Alaska.

The works are the award-winning photographs by local residents, including: Aimee Kidd, Allen Arnold, Dennis Drobisch, James Borders, Jim Crist, Joyce Hoyle, Linda Baker, Melissa Abel, Richard Seabolt, Rod Dalrymple, Ron Grove, Steve McDaniel, Steve Solomon, Susan Frizell, William Kidd and William Shuler.

The Arts Council Gallery is at 15 E. Main St., Westminster.

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