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January 10, 2001
CONTACT: Deborah Pankey-Mebane
410-516-7157, dps@jhu.edu

Hopkins Wednesday Noon Series Begins with
Black History Month Tribute

The Georgia Sea Island Singers will open the Spring 2001 Wednesday Noon Series at The Johns Hopkins University on Feb. 7 with a performance titled "History and Heritage: Revelations of African American Culture." The husband- and-wife team Frankie and Doug Quimby will bring alive African American folk heritage and history with chants, work songs, games, stories, and the spirituals of their Gullah ancestors. This Black History Month program is co-sponsored with the Office of Multicultural Student Affairs and the Black Faculty and Staff Association.

The Wednesday Noon Series presented by the Johns Hopkins Office of Special Events is now in its 35th season of cultural programming on the Homewood campus. All programs in the series are held on Wednesdays from noon to 1 p.m. in Shriver Hall on the Homewood campus, 3400 N. Charles Street in Baltimore. They are open to the public and admission is free.

Other Spring events in the series are:

Feb. 14 Music of Romance, a Valentine's Day performance by Al Petteway and Amy White.
Feb. 21 Football in Baltimore: History and Memorabilia, a lecture by Ted Patterson, author of the The Johns Hopkins University Press book of the same name and award-winning sportscaster for WCBM and ESPN.
Feb. 28 Celebrating America's Jazz Heritage, a performance by the Unified Jazz Ensemble
March 7 Errors in the Script, a reading of poems by Greg W. Williamson, senior lecturer, Writing Seminars, The Johns Hopkins University.
March 14 W.B. Yeats: Songs of Wandering Aengus, a dramatic performance by Sam and Joan McCready with musical accompaniment by Richard McCready.
March 28 Old Ocean City: The Journal and Photographs of Robert Craighead Walker, 1904-1916, a lecture with photographs by C. John Sullivan, author of The Johns Hopkins University Press book of the same name.
April 4 Hoofing in America, an exploration of tap dancing by Tap Team Two.
April 11 2000-2001 Yale Gordon Concerto Competition Winner, from the Peabody Institute of The Johns Hopkins University, a performance by violinist Annaliesa Place with Christie Julien at the piano.
April 18 Spirituality in Music: Olivier Messiaen's 'Quartet for the End of Time,' a performance by pianist Paul Maillet, first Yale Gordon Concerto Competition Winner and distinguished artist-faculty member, Peabody Institute of The Johns Hopkins University.
April 25 All I Know: A Dancer's Life on Stage and Backstage, a performance by the Eva Anderson Dancers Ltd.

For information, call the Office of Special Events at 410-516-7157.

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