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The best in arts & entertainment events from our staff

November 27, 2008


'A Chorus Line':

Talk about a singular sensation. This 1975 musical changed the face of Broadway after choreographer Michael Bennett sat down with a group of New York dancers and asked them to chat about their lives. The show is at the France-Merrick Performing Arts Center, 12 N. Eutaw Ave., Tuesday through Dec. 14. Showtimes vary. Tickets are $20-$65. Call 410-547-7328 or go to

Mary CaroleMcCauley


'Color in Freedom':

Maryland artist Joseph Holston explores the slave era in America in Color in Freedom: Journey along the Underground Railroad, an exhibit of 50 paintings, prints and drawings, through Feb. 28 at the University of Maryland University College Art Gallery, 3501 University Blvd. E. in Adelphi. Call 301-985-7937.

Edward Gunts


'Harold and Maude':

After its modest showing when it opened in 1972, Hal Ashby's Harold and Maude, a comic love story between a suicidal young man and a life-embracing 79-year-old, has enjoyed an astonishing afterlife: The film is on AFI's lists of funniest and most romantic movies. The Charles Theatre, 1711 N. Charles St., will show it at noon Saturday, 7 p.m. Monday and 9 p.m. Thursday. Call 410-727-3456 or go to

Michael Sragow

pop music

Soulful Christmas:

With a lineup featuring Gerald Albright, Lalah Hathaway and Will Downing, Soulful Christmas will teem with romantic, smoothed-out songs about love and the holidays. All three are respected names in the adult R&B and smooth-jazz worlds. They play at 8 p.m. Saturday at Warner Theatre, 13th Street between E and F streets Northwest in Washington. Tickets are $45. Call 410-547-7328 or go to

Rashod D. Ollison


'Domingo, Netrebko:

& Villazon':

Placido Domingo is joined by Anna Netrebko and Rolando Villazon in Domingo, Netrebko & Villazon: Three Stars in Vienna, a concert on the steps to Vienna, Austria's Schonbrunn Palace. The performance includes works by Lehar, Verdi and Strauss and features lyricism and romanticism galore from the opera stars. The show airs at 9 p.m. Sunday on MPT (Channels 22 and 67).

David Zurawik


Festival of Trees:

The annual Festival of Trees offers family activities from "reindeer" pony rides to Wii competitions to a show by the kids' band Milkshake at the Maryland State Fairgrounds in Timonium this weekend. The festival runs 10 a.m.-9 p.m. tomorrow-Saturday and 10 a.m.-6 p.m. Sunday. Tickets are $10 for adults, $5 for seniors and kids ages 5-12. Free for children 4 and younger. Call 443-923-7300 or go to

Kate Shatzkin

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