Gospel show set for Saturday

ART NOTES

September 02, 2007

Cecil College's annual Gospel Explosion will have a new format when the Annapolis Mass Choir presents the full length musical "Gospel Music Sho'Nuff Stirs My Soul," at 4 p.m. Saturday in the Milburn Stone Theatre on Cecil's North East campus.

The program is a journey through the chronicles of gospel music, featuring singers, dancers and actors.

The musical is set in Hobart and Haweda Jenkins' quaint abode, which becomes the platform for runaway slaves, operatic freedom singers, robust tenors and jazzy juke-jointers who pay homage to yesterday's gospel greats.

A free-will offering will be taken at the end of intermission, with all proceeds benefiting the Eva M. Muse Scholarship. Muse sponsored yearly women's awards, supported children's activities and was a lifetime member of the NAACP.

Tickets are $10 at the Cultural Center box office, One Seahawk Drive, or at www.milburnstone.org. Dinner will be available at the event for $9.

Information: 410-287-1037.

Museum displaying duck artwork

Thirty-six pieces of art created by the winners of the Maryland Federal Junior Duck Stamp Contest are on display at the Havre de Grace Decoy Museum through Sept. 9.

The contest is the culmination of an integrated science and art curriculum that teaches students about the importance of wetland conservation and artistic expression.

Students produce works depicting a native North American species of duck, swan or goose, displayed in its habitat.

The works are divided into four age groups from kindergarten through 12th grade. First-, second- and third-place winners are selected from each group. The first-place winners are then judged to select the Best of Show.

The Best of Show winner of the Maryland contest will compete in the National Federal Junior Duck Stamp Contest.

The museum is at 215 Giles St.

Information: 410-939-3739.

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