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February 08, 2007

Asian meets blues

The lowdown -- As a violinist and composer, Jason Kao Hwang has performed world, jazz and classical works. As a member of jazz quartet Edge, Hwang contributes to the group's traditional-Asian-meets-blues feel. Edge will perform Saturday at An die Musik, as part of its Creative Differences 2007 concert series.

If you go -- The show starts at 8:30 p.m. Tickets are $15-$18. The venue is at 409 N. Charles St. For more information, call 410-385- 2638 or go to andiemusik


Ben Kim recital

The lowdown -- At 23, pianist Ben Kim is quickly making a name for himself. The Peabody Institute grad student, whose teachers include Leon Fleisher, took top prize at a major event last September, the ARD Munich International Music Competition. He has toured throughout Europe, Asia and the United States, and he is due to record for Sony/BMG shortly. Kim's recital for An die Musik tomorrow will include works by Schubert, Schumann, Chopin, Debussy and Scriabin.

If you go -- The recital is at 8 p.m. tomorrow at An die Musik, 409 N. Charles St. Tickets are $10 to $20. Call 410-385-2638.


Extra! Extra!

The lowdown -- Stop the presses! With tomorrow night's opening, the classic newspaper comedy The Front Page will become the first American play produced by the Chesapeake Shakespeare Company. The production uses a rediscovered edition of Ben Hecht and Charles MacArthur's 1928 script, edited by Columbia resident George W. Hilton in 2002. Under Ian Gallanar's direction, the cast is headed by Charlie Mitchell, as hot-shot reporter Hildy Johnson, and Steve Beall as his hard-driving editor, Walter Burns.

If you go -- The Front Page will be performed at the Howard County Center for the Arts, 8510 High Ridge Road, Ellicott City. Showtimes are 8 p.m. Fridays and Saturdays, and 2 p.m. Sundays, through Feb. 25. Tickets are $20. For more information, call 410-313-8874 or visit chesa


Barye bronzes

The lowdown -- Antoine-Louis Barye, a 19th-century French artist, conveyed raw emotion and energy through his trademark bronze sculptures of game and exotic animals. From Sunday to May 6 at the Walters Art Museum, visitors can view these works, plus others, in Untamed: The Art of Antoine-Louis Barye. Several more Barye bronzes are in nearby Mount Vernon Place.

If you go -- The exhibit is open 11 a.m.-5 p.m. Wednesdays-Sundays and 11 a.m.-8 p.m. Fridays. Free. The museum is at 600 N. Charles St. For more information, call 410-547-9000 or go to


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