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January 8, 2003
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CONTACT: Deborah Pankey-Mebane
Hopkins Wednesday Noon Series
Begins with "Doo Wop Cops"
D.C.'s Finest, a Washington D.C.-based a
cappella group, will open the Spring 2003 Wednesday Noon
Series at The Johns Hopkins University on Feb. 5 with a
performance, "Doo Wop Cops." This group of active and
retired Washington, D.C., police officers will perform
nostalgic renditions of songs of the past as well as some
current hits. Their unique singing style explains why they
are regarded as one of the best a cappella groups in
Presented by the Johns Hopkins Office of Special
Events, the Wednesday Noon Series is now in its 37th 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
Other spring events in the series are:
||The Sacrifice, a dramatic performance
written by Benedict A. Dorsey with Benediction Productions
Inc. cast members Vladimir N. Cadet, Ivanan Vaughn, and
Howard Turner in observance of African American History
||Maryland Basketball: Tales from Cole Field
House, a lecture by Paul McMullen, sports writer for the
Baltimore Sun and author of a Johns Hopkins
University Press book of the same name.
||Jump into Something New, a performance
by the Liz Lerman Dance Exchange.
||Fiesta de Mexico, a performance by Los
Quetzales Mexican Dance Ensemble.
||The Lords of Misrule: Poems,
1992-2001, a poetry reading by X. J. Kennedy, famed
American poet and author of a Johns Hopkins University Press
book of the same name.
||Royal Blue Line: The Classic B&O Train
between Washington and New York, a discussion by
Courtney B. Wilson, executive director of the B&O Railroad
Museum and author of the foreword to The Johns Hopkins
University Press book of the same name by Herbert H. Harwood
||A Journey in Song, a recital by rising
star tenor Issachah Savage.
||Concert Fandango! a performance by the
Aurora Guitar Quartet.
||Shakespeare's Spirited Women, a
dramatic performance by Cherie Weinert.
||The Zoo through the Eyes of a Child, a
slide lecture by Roger Birkel, executive director, The
||Scholarly Publishing: The Legacy, The
Future, a lecture by Stephen Greenblatt, Cogan
University Professor of the Humanities, Harvard University,
in Celebration of the 125th Anniversary of The Johns Hopkins
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