Bogosian tickets are hot


TICKETS ARE SO hot for Eric Bogosian's one-man show at the Baltimore Museum of Art's "Off the Walls" kickoff Saturday night and Sunday afternoon that a woman, claiming to be our mother, called and reserved a couple. (Do call us, hon, we'd love to meet you.)

Bogosian will perform his off-Broadway hit, "Sex, Drugs, Rock & Roll," which has been made into a movie to be released in August.

A reception with the star will follow. Call 396-6314 for reservations.

OH, SAY CAN YOU SING? Auditions for a national anthem contest will get under way today on the field of RFK Stadium in Washington. Interested contestants should report to Gate A at 9 a.m. to register since the doors will close promptly at 10 a.m.

The two winners of the contest will sing the anthem at the COMSAT Baseball Classic at RFK April 6 and 7 when the Orioles play the Boston Red Sox.

More than 200 aspiring vocalists have auditioned in the past two years, including Columbia's Susan Chubik, Cockeysville's Victoria Burton and Mitchellville's Stephen Stokes.

AROUND TOWN: Charlie Neustadt, who's spent more than 15 years in the entertainment and public facility industry having managed the Baltimore Arena, Convention Center et al, has opened his own consulting firm with new offices in Baltimore's Inner Harbor area . . .

Towson State University's debate team has been rated 10th in the nation in a recent ranking by the Cross Examination Debate Association.

BRAIN STORMING: Father Francis Haig of Loyola College (and brother of Gen. Alexander Haig) presented his thoughts of appreciation for our troops in the Persian Gulf at a recent reception for the sixth national traumatic brain injury symposium at the Lord Baltimore Radisson Plaza Hotel.

The reception was sponsored by the Speech Communications Disorders Program of the Maryland Shock Trauma Center. Roberta Schwartz-Cowley is director of the program and conference chair.

"STATELINE" WITH Governor Schaefer returns to the airwaves tomorrow afternoon on WBAL-AM from 3:30 p.m. to 4 p.m. during the Ron Smith show.

Listeners wishing to talk with the governor should call 467-WBAL or toll free at (800) 767-WBAL.

THE DEBUT EVENT of the American Prostate Society Inc. will be hosted by Shirley and Claude Gerard of Hanover Saturday night at the Peabody Court Hotel.

The newly organized non-profit charity is dedicated to fighting prostate disease as well as educating the public about it. Its goal is to create the first walk-in screening clinic in the United States. For info, call 859-3735.

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