Artscape has live music from Emmylou to the Ink Spots


LIVE MUSIC is always a main attraction at Artscape, which will make the Mount Royal Avenue corridor come alive Friday, Saturday and Sunday.

Headliners this year include Jeffrey Osborne, Emmylou Harris, Sergio Mendes & Brasil 99 and the Ink Spots as well as groups from this region. Admission for all performances is free.

Festival hours are 6 to 10:30 p.m. Friday and noon to 10:30 p.m. Saturday and Sunday. More than 30 musical acts are scheduled; here are some highlights:

On Friday:* Rob Fahey & The Pieces featuring the Piece Corp, a Baltimore group assembled just for Artscape, perform at 7 p.m. on the Decker Stage, outside the Mount Royal Station building at the Maryland Institute, College of Art.

* The Ink Spots sing '40s pop at 7 p.m. on the Fox Stage on Mount Royal between Lanvale and Lafayette streets.

* Jeffrey Osborne, singing hits from his current adult contemporary album "Only Human," takes the Decker Stage at 8:30 p.m.

On Saturday:

* Mike Surratt & the Continentals, an international polka band, perform at 1 p.m. on the Decker Stage.

* Delores King Williams, winner of the Billy Holiday Vocal Competition, sings at 4 p.m. on the Fox Stage.

* Urban Blight plays funk, R&B; and soul at 5 p.m. on the Fox Stage.

* Emmylou Harris, a five-time Grammy Award winner, sings her country hits at 5:30 p.m. on Decker Stage.

Contemporary jazz group Hiroshima plays on Decker Stage at 8:45 p.m.

On Sunday:* Lowen & Navarro play contemporary pop at 2:45 p.m. on Decker Stage.

* Helicon brings Old World folk to Fox Stage at 3:45 p.m.

* West Baltimorean Dianaruthe Wharton performs New World African pop on Decker Stage at 4:15 p.m.

Saffire -- they like to call themselves uppity blues women -- perform at 7:30 p.m. on Fox Stage.

* Sergio Mendes and Brasil 99 perform Brazilian and Latin American music at 8:45 p.m. on Decker Stage.

* Mama Jama takes the Fox Stage at 9 p.m. with world beat and Caribbean rhythms.

For more about ARTSCAPE '91, call 396-4575; during the festivalcall 225-2283. Concert schedules can change without notice.

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