Arts Notes


July 23, 2004

African drummer to perform at arts center Thursday

Moziah Saleem, an African drummer, will take the stage at the Carroll Arts Center at 11 a.m. Thursday as part of the Carroll County Arts Council's Summer Concert Series for Kids.

Saleem will show how drums' tones, origins and purpose differ and how they were used to communicate in traditional cultures.

He will demonstrate to children the connection between percussive music and language, and end with children onstage with a massive drum call.

Saleem has played with such artists as Afrikan Zulu, the Wailers, Neil Young, Ashford and Simpson, Bruce Hornsby and the Neville Brothers. He also recorded the Grammy Award-winning Handel's Messiah with Melvin Warren.

Tickets are $5 a person, or $4 for arts council members and groups of 10 or more. Tickets are limited.

The arts center is at 91 W. Main St., Westminster.

Information: 410-848-7272.

Mount Airy Players present `Alice' adaptation

The Mount Airy Players will present Alice Through the Looking Glass, an original adaptation of the Lewis Carroll classic with original songs.

Shows will be held at 5 p.m. July 31, Aug. 1, 7, 8 and 15, and at 7 p.m. Aug. 13 at St. Paul's Episcopal Church, 16457 Old Frederick Road, near Lisbon.

Part of the proceeds will be donated to the St. Paul's Amanda Fund.

Tickets are $5 for adults and $3 for children.

Information: 301-829-3321.

Hanover center sets `Riders in the Sky'

The Eichelberger Performing Arts Center in Hanover, Pa., is selling tickets for Riders in the Sky.

The classic country music show will be held at 8 p.m. July 31. Tickets are $29 and $34.

Eichelberger is at 195 Stock St.

Tickets and information: 717-637-7086.

Folk singer celebrates new CD with performance

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

Maine folk singer Dave Rowe will celebrate his new album, Big Shoes, with a concert at 8 p.m. Aug. 4. The CD features Celtic favorites and maritime selections that are the most requested at his shows.

Rowe's band includes Kevin O'Reilly on vocals, guitar, piano and bass; and Edward Howe on fiddle and mandolin.

Advance tickets are recommended. Baldwin's Station is at 7618 Main St.

Information: 410-795-1041.

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