Montpelier Arts Center is recognizing Black History Month with various programs about music, Toni Morrison and more. A musical performance will explore the life of Juanita Hall, an actress and soprano, on Feb. 18.
"Jazz" isn't a musical, but it couldn't exist without music. Center Stage's current production, the world premiere of an adaptation of the novel by Toni Morrison, is the product of close collaboration between playwright Nambi E. Kelley and creative director Kwame Kwei-Armah. They give us a taste of synesthesia—voice as jazz, jazz as language.
Organizers of the 16th annual Baltimore Book Festival, which opens Friday, say they couldn't care less that a larger, glitzier, more star-studded event is being held on the exact same weekend in the nation's capital just 40 miles to the south.