Social Scene

Events around town

December 03, 2006|By Karlayne Parker | Karlayne Parker,Unisun Editor

Ten years ago this month, Baltimore and the entertainment industry lost a talented actor.

In October, family, friends and others remembered Howard Rollins Jr. during a tribute ceremony at the Senator Theatre.

The event included several receptions and a program that involved a sneak preview of a documentary by Steve Yeager, who directed the Baltimore-born Rollins during the early years of his career.

The film was followed by the unveiling of a wax statue of Rollins, who died at age 46. It is now on exhibit at the National Great Blacks in Wax Museum on North Avenue.

The Rollins event, sponsored by a foundation that carries his name, was one of many social events in the last few months.

At Morgan State University in October, students, faculty and others met with renowned artist Synthia Saint James, who created the artwork on the U.S. Postal Service's Kwanzaa stamp, first issued in 1997.

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