Art Notes

ARTS NOTES

July 16, 2004

Big band sound is next at Sunday concerts in park

The city of Westminster and Carroll County Recreation and Parks are sponsoring their Month of Sundays concert series through this month.

All concerts are at 7 p.m. at the Westminster City Park off Longwell Avenue. Concerts are free, but donations to Human Services Programs of Carroll County are requested. Needed are baby-care items, toiletries, paper goods, cleaning supplies and cash donations.

The Mood Swings Big Band from Baltimore will perform Sunday. The 22-member band salutes the legends of the swing era, including Glenn Miller, Duke Ellington, Jimmy Dorsey, Count Basie, Harry James and Louis Armstrong.

The Mahoney Brothers will conclude the series with a Salute to Jukebox Heroes July 25. The six-piece band offers rock 'n' roll oldies from Elvis Presley, Jerry Lee Lewis, the Beatles, Neil Diamond, Rick Nelson and the Beach Boys, among others.

Information: 410-848-6962.

Motorcyclists to parade for patients at Springfield

ABATE of Maryland will sponsor a motorcycle parade for the patients at Springfield Hospital Center at 10 a.m. Sunday.

The motorcyclists will parade from the Volunteer Services Office through the hospital grounds, stopping to visit with patients and take them gifts.

This is ABATE's fifth annual motorcycle parade at the hospital. ABATE is a nonprofit group that advocates training and education of the motoring public.

The public is invited to watch the parade. The hospital is off Route 32 in Sykesville.

Information: 410-795-2100, Ext. 3218.

Folk musicians, singers due at Baldwin Station

Uptown Concerts is sponsoring weekday performances by folk musicians at Baldwin Station in Sykesville.

"An Evening with Tony Trischka" Wednesday will feature rags, jigs, Bach, the Beatles and breakdowns. The banjo player offers a mix of bluegrass, jazz, old-time, popular, classical, Celtic and original music. Tickets are $15.

The Hard Travelers take the stage Thursday. Formed in 1958, the group consists of original member Kenn Roberts on vocals and guitars, Mack Bailey on vocals and guitars, Jon Glik on fiddle, Ira Gitlin on banjo and Kevin Brooks on bass. Tickets are $16.

Traveling tunesmith Bill Staines will perform July 28. He blends wit and gentle humor into his American folk songs and stories. Tickets are $15.

Shows are at 8 p.m. Doors open at 6:30 p.m. for seating. Advance tickets are recommended.

Baldwin Station is at 7618 Main St. Information: 410- 795-1041.

Arts Council to screen `Whale Rider' on July 23

The Carroll County Arts Council will show Whale Rider, a 2002 film from New Zealand, as its monthly movie at 7 p.m. July 23.

The PG-13 film explores the universal themes of growing up, family dynamics, sexual equality and following dreams. It features the coastal New Zealand scenery and rich traditions of its people.

The Whangara people believe that their chiefs, always the first-born male, are the direct descendants of their ancestor Paikea. Pai, an 11-year-old girl in a patriarchal New Zealand tribe, believes she is destined to be the new chief.

But her grandfather Koro is bound by tradition to pick a male leader. Though she loves him more than anyone, Pai must fight him and tradition to fulfill her destiny.

The film is in English.

Tickets, which are $5 for adults and $4 for those younger than age 12 and older than 60, are available in advance. Arts Council members receive a $1 discount.

The Carroll Arts Center is at 91 W. Main St., Westminster.

Information: 410-848-7272.

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