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'The best pipes'-- they belong to singer Vic Damone -- are 0) coming to Baltimore

Frank Sinatra once said that Vic Damone had "the best set of pipes in the business," and anyone who remembers his 1949 chart-topper "You're Breaking My Heart" undoubtedly agrees. Few popular singers have ever been able to lend a melody the sort of lustrous warmth Damone routinely bestows, and that has made him one of the most celebrated ballad singers of his generation. Damone will be in Baltimore Thursday, performing at the Triple Crown Ball in the Constellation Ball room of the Hyatt Regency Hotel. Tickets are $250 for this Preakness Week, black-tie affair. The evening will begin with cocktails at 7 p.m. and will also feature the music of the George Hipp Orchestra. Proceeds benefit the Sellinger School of Loyola College. Call (410) 617-2408 for details.

The classic tale of "Hansel and Gretel" will be presented by Pumpkin Theatre for six performances beginning Saturday.

Recommended for audiences 4 years old and older, the production, which uses a script by Moses Goldberg, will be staged at Roland Park Public School, 5207 Roland Ave. Curtain times are 1:30 p.m. and 3:30 p.m. May 15, 16 and 22. Admission is $6 by mail or $7 at the door. For further information, call (410) 323-9316.


J. Wynn Rousuck "Lucy Juice and Other Family Recipes," the latest work by the Splitting Image Theatre Company, premieres Wednesday at the Theatre Project, 45 W. Preston St. Described as a dance-drama duet, the new piece uses the format of ballroom dancing to explore sexuality, identity and intergenerational conflict.

Text and choreography are by Binnie Ritchie Holum, who will also perform. Direction is by Harvey Doster. Performance times are Wednesdays through Saturdays at 8 p.m. and Sundays at 3 p.m. through May 23. Tickets are $14. For more information, call (410) 752-8558.


J. Wynn Rousuck

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