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Alvin Ailey Dance Theater appearance canceled this weekend at Lyric

Performances by the Alvin Ailey Dance Theater, scheduled for Saturday and Sunday at the Patricia & Arthur Modell Performing Arts Center at the Lyric, have been canceled.
Performances by the Alvin Ailey Dance Theater, scheduled for Saturday and Sunday at the Patricia & Arthur Modell Performing Arts Center at the Lyric, have been canceled. (Handout art/Andrew Eccles)

Performances by the Alvin Ailey Dance Theater, scheduled for Saturday and Sunday at the Patricia & Arthur Modell Performing Arts Center at the Lyric, have been canceled.

An email from Lyric management said the performances were canceled "due to the recently declared state of emergency and 10 p.m. curfew, and out of respect to our loyal fans."

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No make-up date was announced. Officials said they hoped to reschedule an appearance by the Ailey company "in a future season."

Ticketholders may obtain refunds at the point of purchase, and are urged to call the Lyric box office at 410-900-1150 for more information.

The Ailey cancellation is one of several Baltimore arts events that have been canceled or postponed in the wake of unease over public reaction to the death of Freddie Gray, a 25-year-old African-American man who died April 19, a week after being injured while in police custody.

Both the annual FlowerMart and Kinetic Sculpture Race, scheduled for this weekend, have been postponed, with new dates yet to be set.

At the Joseph Meyerhoff Symphony Hall, Friday's "Pokemon: Symphonic Evolutions" concert has been postponed to July 1. Also at the Meyerhoff,  today's 11:30 a.m. Midweek Concert by the Baltimore Symphony Orchestra, "The Incredible Farkle McBride," has been canceled. The 10 a.m. performance will go on as scheduled.

Saturday's scheduled performance of "The Incredible Farkle McBride" has also been canceled, with a make-up date yet to be announced.

An appearance by comedian Wyatt Cenac, scheduled for tonight at The Ottobar, has been postponed to July 11. Tickets for tonight's show will be honored at the July show.

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