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November 24, 2005|By SAM SESSA

Music talk and party

The lowdown -- After the Baltimore Music Conference was rained out, several local venues agreed to host BMC bands and lectures in the coming weeks. At 8 p.m. Wednesday, Ryleigh's Pub will offer a BMC lecture followed by a networking party. Mike Nestor will talk about how to record and release records on a small budget. Other lectures at Ryleigh's will be on Dec. 7 and 14.

If you go -- Tickets are $15 for the general public and $5 for BMC performers. Ryleigh's is at 32-36 E. Cross St. Call 410-274-4157 or visit balti

Blues concert

The lowdown -- Renowned blues guitarist Hubert Sumlin performs Saturday with the Nighthawks at the Baltimore Blues Society's Blues Challenge. Four other bands, Nightstreet, Johnnie and the Lowdowns, Blues on Board and Charles "Big Daddy" Stallings, will also compete for a trip to the International Blues Challenge in Memphis.

If you go -- The BBS' Blues Challenge is 8:30 p.m.-1 a.m. Saturday at the Rosedale American Legion Hall, at 1311 Seling Ave. in Rosedale. Tickets are $25 at the door. Call 410-744-2291 or visit

Ali Ryerson

The lowdown -- Jazz flutist Ali Ryerson will perform at Maryland Hall's Emerging Artist Showcase on Wednesday. Ryerson, who has played at jazz festivals internationally, will take the stage with the Rob Levit Trio.

If you go -- Ali Ryerson performs at 7:30 p.m. Wednesday at Maryland Hall for the Creative Arts, at 801 Chase St. in Annapolis. Tickets are $12; $6 for students, seniors and Maryland Hall members. Call 410-263-5544 or visit

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