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September 07, 2006

Pop culture museum

The lowdown -- Pop culture is the focus of a museum opening today at Camden Station. Geppi's Entertainment Museum at Camden Yards features collectibles amassed by Baltimore businessman Stephen A. Geppi, president and chief executive of Diamond Comic Distributors. The collection includes toys, comic books, animation cels and more, arranged in chronological order.

If you go -- Geppi's Entertainment Museum at Camden Yards is at 301 W. Camden St. Open from 10 a.m. to 6 p.m. daily. Admission is $10 for adults, $9 for seniors, $7 for ages 3-18 and free for those younger than 3. For more information, call 410-625-7060 or visit

FOR THE RECORD - A brief on the Arts page in today's LIVE! lists the wrong opening date for Geppi's Entertainment Museum. It opens to the public tomorrow.


August Wilson at Vagabond

The lowdown -- August Wilson's Joe Turner's Come and Gone launches the Vagabond Players' 91st season tomorrow. The two-time Pulitzer Prize-winning playwright, who died in October, created an unprecedented decade-by-decade play cycle chronicling African-American life in the 20th century. Joe Turner, set in a Pittsburgh boarding house, is his play about the second decade of that century. Under the direction of Amini Johari-Courts, who also staged this play at Arena Players in 1993, the production stars Archie Williams, reprising the role of Herald Loomis, a man searching for his wife after he has served 11 years of illegal peonage. The cast also features Michael A. Kane, O'Bryant Kenner and Cheryl Pasteur, with Kennedy Cherry playing Loomis' young daughter.

If you go -- Showtimes at the Vagabond, 806 S. Broadway, are 8 p.m. Fridays and Saturdays, and 2 p.m. Sundays, through Oct. 1. Tickets are $15. Call 410-563-9135.


Baritone and keys

The lowdown -- The music season gets a very vocal opening this weekend, with recitals by two highly communicative baritones who have won many admirers in the area, each accompanied by a classy Baltimore-based keyboard artist. Robert Cantrell will sing songs by Brahms and Faure, as well as opera arias and spirituals, on a program with pianist Virginia Reinecke to launch the 2006-2007 series of Music in the Great Hall. (On her own, Reinecke will offer some mazurkas by Chopin.) And Ryan de Ryke will perform the complete song cycle Die Schone Mullerin, one of Schubert's most endearing works, with pianist Eva Mengelkoch to open the chamber series in the salon of the Cylburn Mansion.

If you go -- The Cantrell/Reinecke recital is at 8 p.m. tomorrow and 3 p.m. Sunday at Unitarian Universalist Church, 1710 Dulaney Valley Road. Tickets are $20, $5 for students. Call 410-813-4255. The de Ryke/Mengelkoch recital will be at 3:30 p.m. Sunday at Cylburn Mansion, 4915 Greenspring Ave. Tickets are $20, $12 for students. Seating is limited. Call 410-367-2217.


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