Bill Cosby is bringing his act to...


Bill Cosby is bringing his act to Baltimore

Hey, hey, hey, hey! The Cos' is coming. The comedian whose situation comedy, "The Cosby Show," was America's favorite for eight seasons before leaving the air in 1992, performs his laid-back stage act at 8 p.m. Saturday at Joseph Meyerhoff Symphony Hall, 1212 Cathedral St.

The performance is a benefit for Save-A-Heart Foundation. Tickets range from $50 to $150, and are available by calling (410) 653-3131 or (410) 783-8000. It's too easy to say that Romare Bearden's art reflects and speaks of African-American life in the United States. It's true, but it tends to obscure the larger truth of Bearden's work. For in its assemblage from many sources, its multiple and even conflicting meanings, and its open possibilities, it reflects the complex dynamics of American culture as a whole.

Bearden was the subject of a major retrospective last year at the National Museum of American Art in Washington. Wednesday an exhibit of his prints opens at the Baltimore Museum of Art. Some are based on his collages, but others are completely original works. The show runs through Aug. 15 at the museum, Art Museum Drive near Charles and 31st streets. Call (410) 396-7100.

John Dorsey Those little cat feet return to Baltimore for the fourth time on Tuesday when Andrew Lloyd Webber's "Cats" arrives for a one-week engagement at the Lyric Opera House, 140 W. Mount Royal Ave. A musicalization of T.S. Eliot's "Old Possum's Book of Practical Cats," the show opened in 1982 on Broadway, where it is still running.

Curtain times are Tuesday through Saturday at 8 p.m., with matinees Wednesday and Saturday at 2 p.m. and Sunday at 3 p.m. through June 20. Tickets are $25-$47.50. Call (410) 625-1400, TDD (410) 625-1407.


J. Wynn Rousuck

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