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April 28, 2003
FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE
CONTACT: Eric Beatty
Johns Hopkins Mattin Center
Singers, dancers, actors and puppeteers are ready to
entertain during a series of warm-weather performances
known as SummerStage at the Mattin Center on The
Johns Hopkins University's Homewood campus, 3400 N. Charles
St. in Baltimore.
The low-cost shows featuring local performers begins
on Friday, May 30, and runs through Friday, June 27. All
SummerStage performances will take place in the
Swirnow Theater at the Mattin Center, located at the corner
of Charles and 33rd streets. For further information or
reservations, call 410-516-4695.
Friday, May 30
Audiofix, 8 p.m.
Audiofix is a DJ-based instrumental quartet featuring Ryan
Kinetic (Ryan Brown) on turntables, Gregg Gaither on bass
guitar, Jay Seay on trumpet, and Dan Miller on drums. A
blend of hip-hop, rock, and avant-garde jazz, Audiofix has
been performing since August 2000 in a wide array of venues
in their hometown, Baltimore. $7 general admission, $5 students and
Friday, June 6
Kyle Coughlin Quartet, 8 p.m.
Saxophonist, clarinetist, and composer Kyle Coughlin has been entertaining
audiences on the East Coast for more than 15 years. A Peabody grad, his music
blends straight-ahead jazz with elements of Latin rhythms, Impressionistic
harmonies, 1960s go-go beats, and Irish jigs. Coughlin will be joined by Michael
Raitzyk on guitar, Jeff Reed on bass, and Mike Kuhl on drums -- the rhythm
section from his award-winning CD, When Afternoons Return. Coughlin
is the winner of the Individual Artist Award in Music Composition,
Maryland State Arts Council 2003. $7 general admission, $5 students and
Saturday, June 7
Blue Sky Puppet Theatre performing "The Barker of Seville,"
11 a.m. and 2 p.m.
Featuring nine beautifully crafted dog puppets and two larger than life costumed
characters, this is song, dance, and laughs at its best. "The Barker of Seville" is
an original musical comedy about a day in the life of an aspiring opera singer.
The story stresses the social themes of discipline, hard work, and perseverance.
$5 general admission, $3 students and seniors.
Saturday, June 14
Footworks Percussive Dance Ensemble performing "Steps
Around the World," 2 p.m.
A lively program demonstrating percussive dances from
different countries while bringing to life the
multicultural nature of the United States. This fun, 45-
minute program offers the experience of rhythm-making,
singing and dancing for fun and self-expression. Family
show. $5 general admission, $3 students and seniors
Saturday, June 14
Footworks Percussive Dance Ensemble performing "Incredible Feets,"
A music and dance revue that celebrates the world of percussive dance. This
engaging show introduces the audience to related traditional step dances from
Ireland, England, South Africa, Canada and the American South as well as
hamboning, hoofin' and early jazz tap. The influences of these joyful traditions
come together in original, innovative pieces choreographed by Footworks. $10
general admission, $8 students and seniors.
Friday, June 20, and Saturday, June 21
Gaining Ground, 8 p.m. on both Friday and Saturday
Gaining Ground is a collaboration of award-winning modern dance
choreographers in the Baltimore/Washington area. Jayne Bernasconi, Andrea
Chastant, Vicki Angel and Vincent Thomas will present an evening of dance that
explores the physical dynamics of relationships with each another, themselves,
and their world. Among the dances presented will be Bernasconi's Summer
Salt, a humorous duet that defines the boundaries of give and take in a
relationship. $10 general admission, $8 students and
Friday, June 27, and Saturday, June 28
"Welcome to Baltimore, Hon," 8 p.m. on both Friday and
This one-man show, written and performed by Brandon Welch, is a humorous
and unflinching examination of Baltimore's "white trash" image. Culled from 10
years of field research with actual residents, "Hon" is a psychoactive thrill ride of
local color. Welch channels a host of characters while taking the audience
through various Charm City locales. $7 general admission, $5
students and seniors.
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