March 30, 2007
An art perfected by the late Charlie Byrd, who drew legions of fans to the Maryland Inn's King of France Tavern -- jazz continues to flourish in Annapolis. Attorney Elana Byrd and her husband, bassist Joe Byrd -- Charlie's brother -- are at the forefront of the local jazz scene with their weekly jam sessions at 49 West and in monthly concerts at Loews' Powerhouse. Its third floor can accommodate 100 patrons in a cozy, cabaret setting. The $20 cover charge and reasonably priced drinks provide an affordable evening.
April 30, 2006
McDaniel sets spring concerts McDaniel College has announced its spring concerts, all free and open to the public. The Student Chamber Music Ensembles will perform at 7 p.m. tomorrow in Little Baker Chapel. Seventeen students will present an original composition for flute and clarinet by student Jessica Nave; two original works for flute choir, Mountain Songs by Jennifer Higdon and Suite Butterfly by Phyllis Avidan Louke; and Gershwin's Fascinating Rhythm. A student solo recital will be held at 7 p.m. Tuesday in McDaniel Lounge.
April 25, 2006
Screening Jewish Film Festival At 7:30 tonight, see The Syrian Bride, the last screening in the 2006 Jewish Film Festival. The film follows a young Israeli woman preparing to enter an arranged marriage with a Sy rian TV star, after which she will not be able to return to her Go lan Heights home. Tickets are $8. The festival is at the Gor don Center for Performing Arts, 3506 Gwynnbrook Ave., Owings Mills. Call 410-542-4900, ext. 239 or go to baltimorejff.com.
February 19, 2006
The recently formed percussion ensemble at Anne Arundel Community College doesn't limit itself to banging on drums with sticks. Members used garbage cans -- and even the floor -- during their exuberant first performance at the college's Pascal Center for Performing Arts on Wednesday. They threw their sticks in the air and caught them. And they were accompanied by young acrobats from Barlow's Acro Troupe. The percussion ensemble was founded by Theresa McKenzieSullivan, who joined the college as a percussion instructor in November.