Exhibit featuring portraits of prominent black women is due in September ...at Eubie Blake center


The telephone number given in Sunday's Arts & Entertainment section for the July 28 audition for "Pledge of Allegiance" was incorrect. The number to call is 467-1324.

The Sun regrets the error.

"I Dream a World: Portraits of Black Women Who Changed America," the acclaimed exhibit by prize-winning photographer Brian Lanker, will open Sept. 5 at the Eubie Blake National Museum and Cultural Center.

Norman Ross, coordinator of the center at 409 N. Charles St., says the exhibit of 75 photos of prominent black women in all fields is "by far" the most important the center has had in its 13-year history.

The center feels that way, he says, "No. 1 because of the subject matter," and also because the exhibit "originated at one of the major galleries in the country."

The exhibit was first shown at Washington's Corcoran Gallery of Art two years ago and has traveled extensively since then. It includes portraits of such figures as lawyer and politician Yvonne Brathwaite Burke, sculptor Elizabeth Catlett, singers Leontyne Price and Marian Anderson and sports figures Althea Gibson and Wilma Rudolph.

Mr. Ross said 35 community organizations were supporting the exhibition, which will be accompanied by a number of programs and forums.

The exhibit will be open every day from noon to 6 p.m. except Mondays.

4( For more information, call 396-1300.

BSO Pops Series

Last January, the Baltimore Symphony Orchestra announced a major restructuring of its Pops Series for the 1991-'92 season, under which it would offer the same number of concerts (27) but would put on eight programs instead of 16 in an effort to attract more top-line soloists.

Now, the BSO is reaping the rewards of that restructuring.

With 2 1/2 months to go before the start of the series, the orchestra says it has already sold 6,787 subscriptions for the coming season -- 311 more than the total it sold for the 1990-'91 season.

"Obviously, things are going in the right direction for us," said BSO spokeswoman Megan de Pencier.

The Pops Series, which begins in October, will include Johnny Mathis, Tony Bennett and the Pops debut of BSO music director David Zinman.

4( For more information, call 783-8000.

BAUhouse jazz

Jazz comes to the BAUhouse, 1713 N. Charles St., Saturday night when percussionist Tom Teasley joins the quartet Jazz Street Station from 11:30 p.m. to 1 a.m. The opening act, beginning at 10 p.m., is the guitar duo Double Time.

E9 Admission is $5. For more information, call 659-5443.


The following auditions are coming up:

* The diamond jubilee celebration of the National Park Service, for a new play, "Pledge of Allegiance," next Sunday from 5 p.m. to 10 p.m. and July 29 from 7 p.m. to 10 p.m., at Theater Hopkins. Call 467-1234 for next Sunday's auditions, 385-1821 for July 29 auditions.

* The Hopkins Symphony Orchestra, Sept. 6 and 7, by appointment, in Levering Hall on Johns Hopkins University Homewood campus. Call 338-6332.

* The Chesapeake Youth Symphony Orchestra in Annapolis, for ages 11-18, by application. Call (301) 987-1363 or (301) 269-0848.

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