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BLACK HISTORY MONTH 1995

Here are some of the events and activities being held during February in commemoration of Black History Month.

Exhibit of African-American memorabilia and drawings portraying Americans in black history by local artist Bill Strong, Top of The World Observation Level and Museum, 27th Floor of World Trade Center, 401 E. Pratt St. Cost: $2 adults; $1 for seniors and children ages 5-15; children 4 and under are free. (410) 837-4515.

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"Pieces of Ebony," a photography exhibit by photojournalist Milbert Orlando Brown, will be on display at Morgan State University's James E. Lewis Museum through Feb. 28. The exhibit chronicles the lives of African-Americans from 1973 to 1993. Free. (410) 319-3030.

"Images from Nigeria," photographic images by Carl Clark and Linda Day, at the Maryland Institute's Woodward Gallery, 1300 Mount Royal Ave., through Feb. 18. Free. (410) 523-5602.

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"African Art: Prized Possessions," exhibition of art from Nigeria and Ghana. 2 p.m. to 3 p.m. every Sunday in February, at the Maryland Museum of African Art. Cost: $2; $1 seniors and children under 12. (410) 730-7105.

Exhibition of African art at the Washington County Museum of Fine Arts, Hagerstown, 1 p.m. to 6 p.m. Sunday, 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. Tuesday through Saturday, through Feb. 26. Free. (301) 739-5727.

"Dr. Martin Luther King Sand Sculpture," 15 tons of sand transformed into a 12-foot-by-16-foot sand sculpture of the African-American leader, on display through Feb. 28 at the Reisterstown Road Plaza's Caldor Court, Reisterstown Road. (410) 358-2275.

"Abstract in Black," a display of African-American abstract art at School 33's Gallery 1, 1427 Light St., 11 a.m. to 4 p.m. Tuesday through Saturday through March 3. Free. (410) 396-4641.

"This Is My Town," exhibit that celebrates the relationship between Eubie Blake and Baltimore at the Maryland Historical Society, 201 W. Monument St., 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. Tuesdays through Fridays; 9 a.m. to 5 p.m. Saturdays; 1 p.m. to 5 p.m. Sundays,. through Feb. 28. Free with museum admission: $4 for adults; $3 for seniors and students; free for children under 12. (410) 685-3750.

"Alone in a Crowd," 150 works by African-American artists at the Baltimore Museum of Art, Art Museum Drive at North Charles and 31st streets. 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. Wednesdays through Fridays; 11 a.m. to 6 p.m. Saturdays and Sundays, through Feb. 26. Admission: $5.50 adults; $3.50 seniors and full-time students; $1.50 for those ages 7-18; those ages 6 and under are free. Free for everyone on Thursdays. (410) 396-7100.

"TOUCH Africa," a multimedia exhibit highlighting West African crafts and customs, at Gallery 918, 918 N. Calvert St., through Feb. 26. By appointment only. Cost: $2.50 adults; $1.50 ages 3-12. (410) 625-3980.

FEB. 1:

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Reception for artist Nichole Gray, 6 p.m. to 8 p.m. at Anne Arundel Community College's Pascal Center for the Performing Arts, where Ms. Gray's "Reaping the Roots" exhibit runs through Feb. 15. Reception and exhibit are free. (410) 541-2510.

Judy Richardson, civil rights movement activist, speaks at 7 p.m. at Western Maryland College's McDaniel Lounge, Westminster. Free. (410) 857-2265.

"Black History Education Expo" at Reisterstown Road Plaza, Reisterstown Road. Baltimore City public school students pay tribute to past and present African-Americans, through Feb. 3. (410) 358-2275.

"Stories of Color From Around the World," by storyteller Len Cabral, 7 p.m. Severna Park Branch Library, 45 McKinsey Road. Performances at other Anne Arundel County public libraries will take place through Feb. 4. Admission is free, but donations of nonperishable food items are welcome. (410) 222-7371.

FEB. 2:

"Word Paintings: Readings by Five Area Poets," readings by Vincent R. Blake, Jocelyn Garlington, Lawton Pierre, Michael Phillips and Keith Yancy, 7 p.m., at Howard County Central Library. Registration advised. Free. (410) 313-7850.

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"Visions and Voices: Sisters From the Sun," works by African-American women artists, featuring mixed media, visual art, poetry and dance. First Thursday performance 6 p.m. to 10 p.m. at the Baltimore Institute Culinary College Gallery, 206 Water St. Donations accepted for performance. Exhibit runs through Feb. 24. 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. Monday, Wednesday and Friday; 3 p.m. to 7 p.m. Thursday. Free. (410) 752-4710.

"Rhythm & Blues," a film that follows the roots of R&B; with a collection of performances shot for television in the 1950s, including segments on Chuck Berry, Fats Domino and Little Richard, 8 p.m. at Baltimore Museum of Art. This film kicks off Baltimore Film Forum's Jazz on Film celebration of Black History Month, Thursdays and Fridays through February. Cost: $5; $4 BMA/BFF members, seniors and students. Call (410) 889-1993 for more information on the series.

"Art and Culture of the Baja," a lecture by Baltimore Museum of Art curator Frank Lamp, 12:15 p.m. to 1:30 p.m., Loyola College Center Room 100. Free. (410) 617-2988.

Johns Hopkins University celebrates Black History Month with opening ceremony and reception at noon in the Glass Pavilion at the Homewood Campus. Free. (410) 516-5435.

FEB. 3:

Eubie Blake Anniversary Awards Breakfast to honor Ida Peters, entertainment editor at the Afro American newspaper, 8 a.m. at the Forum, 4210 Primrose Ave. Tickets: $30. (410) 625-3113.

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"The Sweet Smell of Success," 1957 movie starring Burt Lancaster and Tony Curtis with jazz soundtrack and musical score by Elmer Bernstein. Continuation of kick-off week for Baltimore Film Forum's Jazz on Film celebration of Black History Month taking place Thursdays and Fridays through February. Cost: $5; $4 BMA/BFF members, seniors and students. (410) 889-1993 for more information on entire series.

FEB. 4:

"UJIMA '95," a 10-hour radio-thon to increase African-American participation in the National Marrow Donor Program. Enjoy local entertainment and give-aways at Reisterstown Road Plaza, Reisterstown Road. (410) 358-2275

Saturday Stories at the Top, series featuring several storytellers kicks off with Maryland folklorist Mary Carter Smith, 1 p.m. to 3 p.m. at Top of the World Observation Level and Museum, 401 E. Pratt St., 27th Floor of the World Trade Center. Admission: $3 adults; $2 seniors and children ages 5-15. Children under 5 admitted free. (410) 837-4515.

Gospel jubilee, featuring choirs from Westminster and Baltimore, 7 p.m. Baker Memorial Chapel, Western Maryland College, Westminster. Free. (410) 857-2265

African-American Arts and Heritage Festival, a series of performances in music, dance, drama and storytelling, 11 a.m. and 3 p.m. at the Baltimore Museum of Art, sponsored by the Eubie Blake National Museum and Cultural Center. Cost: $5 for adults; children under 12 admitted free. (410) 625-3113.

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FEB. 5:

"Alone in a Crowd," lecture by Leslie King-Hammond, authority on 20th-century African-American artists, 3 p.m. at the Baltimore Museum of Art. Free with museum admission. (410) 396-6320.

"Africa in Focus III," panel discussion on African culture from a global perspective. From 2 p.m. to 5 p.m., Slayton House, Village of Wilde Lake, Columbia. Cost: $10 (410) 730-7105.

African music and dance by the Georgia Sea Island Singers and the Sankofa Dance Theater. Morgan State University's Murphy Auditorium, 7 p.m. Cost: $10; $5 with student ID. (410) 319-3286.

FEB. 6:

African-American Chefs Series begins at the Baltimore Institute Culinary College, 206 Water St. From 10:45 a.m. to 12:30 p.m. chef Terry Robertson will demonstrate his culinary skills. Series will continue Feb. 13 with chef Kenneth Clay of Clyde's of Columbia, and Feb. 22 with chef Benny Gordon of Benny's Restaurant. Cost per session: $10; group of four or more, $5 per person. (410) 752-4983.

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"Black in the Saddle," presentation by Art Burton, associate dean of multicultural affairs at Loyola University at Chicago, 6 p.m. Loyola College's Knott Hall. Free. (410) 617-2988.

"Out of Africa," works by contemporary artists from southern Africa, including David Mototo from Malawi and Zephinia Tshuma from Zimbabwe. Monday through Friday 10 a.m. to 4 p.m., opens today through Feb. 28 at Dundalk Community College Art Gallery. Reception is Feb. 17 from 6:30 p.m. to 8:30 p.m. Exhibit and reception are free. (410) 285-9876.

FEB. 8:

"Imani in Me," African-American folk tales presented by the Children's Theater Association, 2 p.m. at the Randallstown Library. (410) 887-0770.

"Celebrating the Strength of the Community," a program of jazz, blues and spiritual music performed by the Coppin State Ensemble, 12:30 p.m., at the Liberty Medical Center. Deadline for reservations is Feb. 7. Admission is free. (410) 383-4461.

Musician Francis Bebey from Cameroon will perform at Coppin State College in the school's James Weldon Johnson Auditorium, 7:30 p.m. Tickets are $10; $3 for students and senior citizens. (410) 383-5807.

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FEB. 9:

National Pan-Hellenic Council Showcase at Johns Hopkins University, featuring the history of the eight predominantly black fraternities and sororities, 7 p.m. at the Glass Pavilion. Free. (410) 516-5435.

FEB. 11:

"The Meeting," an original play by the Children's Theater Association about a fictional meeting between Malcolm X and Dr. Martin Luther King Jr., 3 p.m. and 8 p.m. (3 p.m. Feb. 12) at the Baltimore Museum of Art. Cost: $8; $7 BMA members. (410) 225-0052.

"Imani in Me," African-American folk tales presented by the Children's Theater Association, 2 p.m. at the Towson Library. Free. (410) 887-6166.

Celebrate the African-American experience at the Peale Museum. Activities from noon to 4 p.m. Free. (410) 396-3523.

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"Masked Design: A Cultural Expression," a mask-making workshop for children ages 7-14. School 33 Art Center, 10 a.m. to noon. Registration deadline is Feb. 1. Free. (410) 396-4641.

FEB. 12:

"The Fine Art of Collecting," program on collecting African-American Art, 3 p.m. at the Baltimore Museum of Art. Reservations required. Free with museum admission. (410) 396-6320.

"Grateful Praise," program by the Extensions of Faith Interdenominational Praise Choir, 6 p.m., Loyola College Alumni Memorial Chapel. Free. (410) 617-2988.

"African-American Festival," featuring musical performances, children's crafts workshop, colorful African clothing, and crafts and jewelry for sale, from 1:30 p.m. to 4:30 p.m. at the Walters Art Gallery. 600 N. Charles St. Free. (410) 547-9000.

FEB. 13:

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"Sounds of Blackness," an eclectic singing group noted for its Grammy Award-winning album, "Evolution of Gospel," performs at 7 p.m., Murphy Auditorium, Morgan State University. Cost:

$15; $10 for students with ID. (410) 319-3286.

FEB. 14:

"Shades of Love: A Valentine's Day Celebration of Black Romance Fiction," 6 p.m. Enoch Pratt Central Library, 6 p.m. to 8 p.m. Reservations advised. Free. (410) 396-5494.

FEB. 15:

Dance and music program by ONUFUMILAYO, Afro-Ethnic Cultural Resource Group, 6 p.m. at Enoch Pratt Free Library-Northwood Branch, Loch Raven and Cold Spring. Free. (410) 396-5402.

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FEB. 16:

"Nuyorican Poets Cafe Live! Poetry Performance and Slam!," program featuring four poets from Nuyorican Poets Cafe in New York, 8 p.m. at the Baltimore Museum of Art. Cost: $10; $8 BMA members, seniors and students. (410) 396-6314.

"Imani in Me," African-American folk tales presented by the Children's Theater Association, 7 p.m. at the Catonsville Library. Free. (410) 887-0951.

Johns Hopkins neurosurgeon Benjamin Carson shares his life's challenges and experiences at 7 p.m. in Loyola College's McGuire Hall. Free. (410) 617-2988.

Martin Luther King Jr. Convocation with keynote speaker Juan Williams, a Washington Post correspondent, 7 p.m. at Shriver Auditorium, Johns Hopkins University. Admission is free. (410) 516-5435.

FEB. 17-18:

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Urban Bush Women, Afro-American New York-based dance company, at Murphy Auditorium, Morgan State University, in conjunction with Towson State University. 8 p.m. Cost: $16 general admission; $14 for senior citizens and TSU faculty, staff and alumni; $8 for full-time students. (410) 830-3369.

FEB. 18:

"Imani in Me," African-American folk tales presented by the Children's Theater Association, 1:30 p.m. at the Essex Library, 1110 Eastern Blvd. (410) 887-0295.

"Folktales of the African Diaspora," program presented by the Griots' Circle of Maryland Inc., 1:30 p.m. at the Walters Art Gallery, 600 N. Charles St. Cost: $5; $2 for children; $3 Walters and Griots' Circle members; $1 for Walters and Griots' Circle member children. (410) 664-9204.

"Celebrating African-American Poetry," a poetry reading featuring area poets Robert Hightower, Bruce A. Jacobs and Monica Lin Cavell, 7:30 p.m. at Walters Art Gallery, 600 N. Charles St. Admission is free. (410) 547-9000.

"On Stage and in the Clubs," a tribute to Cab Calloway and the music of Eubie Blake. Maryland Historical Society, 8 p.m. today; 2:30 p.m. Feb. 19. Cost: $17; $15 members, seniors and students. (410) 685-3750.

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FEB. 19:

"Stormy Weather," film tribute to entertainer Bill "Bojangles" Robinson, 7 p.m. at Shriver Auditorium, Johns Hopkins University. Free. (410) 516-5435.

Black History Month Family Celebration, celebrates African-American influence in the arts, from 1 p.m. to 5 p.m. at the Baltimore Museum of Art. Free for city residents. (410) 396-6314.

Black History Month Oratory Celebration takes place at 2 p.m. at the Baltimore Museum of Art. Local high school students will read their entries. Free for city residents. (410) 578-7571.

FEB. 21:

"Black Athenas: 1785-1985," lecture by Jesse McDade, 7 p.m. in McDaniel Lounge, Western Maryland College, Westminster. Free. (410) 857-2265.

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FEB. 23:

Baltimore jazz legend Ellis Larkins performs at noon in Friedberg Concert Hall, Johns Hopkins University. Free. (410) 516-5435.

"Jazz Night" at the Baltimore Museum of Art, 6 p.m. to 9 p.m. View exhibits at the museum while listening to jazz. Cost: $10; $8 BMA members. (410) 396-6314.

"Rock of Ages: Storytelling in the Traditional African Sense," program by Umoja Sasa! Storytellers Inc., 4:30 p.m. to 6:30 p.m. at Loyola College's McGuire Hall. Free. (410) 617-2988.

"1995 Equal Opportunity Dinner," featuring Hugh Price, president the National Urban League, 6 p.m. at Martin's West, Beltway and Security Boulevard. Tickets: $60-$100; $1,000 corporate table for 10. (410) 523-8150.

FEB. 24:

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"Shadows," 1960 film by John Cassavetes, at 8 p.m., Baltimore Museum of Art. Part of Baltimore Film Forum Jazz on Film celebration of Black History Month. Cost: $5; $4 BMA/BFF

members, seniors and students. (410) 889-1993.

FEB. 25:

Masquerade Ball with live music, prizes for best costume and a silent auction, 9 p.m. to 1 a.m. at the Baltimore Grand, 401 W. Fayette St. Sponsored by the Great Blacks in Wax Museum. Tickets: $25. (410) 563-3404.

"Write On!: Young Author's Workshop," educator, actor and author Eugene Williams uses rap to teach children to write. School 33 Art Center, from 10 a.m. to noon. Register by Feb. 1. Free. (410) 396-4641.

FEB. 26:

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"Reflections: A Tribute to our Heroes," a service honoring and celebrating heroes, 7:30 p.m. to 8:30 p.m. at Loyola College's Alumni Memorial Chapel. Free. (410) 617-2988.

FEB. 28:

"Lessons from History: A Celebration of Blackness," presentation Jawanza Kunjufu, 7 p.m. Shriver Auditorium at Johns Hopkins University. Free. (410) 516-5435.



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