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Cole Porter recital to benefit Hopkins librariesCole...


Cole Porter recital to benefit Hopkins libraries

Cole Porter wrote the most sophisticated and debonair songs in the history of American music. And on Wednesday at 6 p.m. the Friends of the Johns Hopkins University Libraries are offering an opportunity to enjoy Porter's music in the 100th year of his birth and to support a good cause.

The Friends of the Library have enlisted soprano Ruth Drucker, baritone Steven Scheinberg and pianist Ann Saslav to perform a benefit recital of works from Eisenhower Library's Lester S. Levy Collection of Sheet Music, one of the finest such collections in the United States.

The concert will be held in Shriver Hall. Tickets are priced between $10 and $50. All proceeds benefit the Johns Hopkins University libraries. For tickets and further information, call (410) 516-8327. Vital Information is a funky tossed salad of straight-ahead jazz, fusion, R&B; and world-beat concocted by some big names in music, who will perform Friday at the 8x10 club. Steve Smith, Journey's drum wizard from 1978 to 1985, heads the band. Other members include former Santana keyboardist Tom Coster, guitarist Frank Gambale of Chick Corea Elektric Band, and bassist Jeff Andrews, who's worked with Steps Ahead and Michael Brecker.

The concert will be held at 9 p.m. at 8-10 E. Cross St. Tickets are $11. Call (410) 625-2000.


Susanne Althoff The Peabody Ragtime Ensemble will play family concerts today as part of the Candlelight Concert Society's "Performing Arts Series for Children." The seven-member ensemble will play ragtime, Dixieland, Big Band and novelty tunes.

Performance times are 1 p.m., 2:30 p.m. and 4 p.m. at the Howard Community College Theatre, Little Patuxent Parkway, Columbia. Tickets are $6. Call (410) 720-1027 from Baltimore or (301) 596-6203 from Washington, D.C., for information and tickets.


Susanne Althoff

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