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March 9, 2005
CONTACT: Amy Cowles

"Snow Angels" Premier and Odetta Performance
in Shriver Hall

Ruscombe Mansion Community Health Center and The Baltimore Blues Society will celebrate their 20th anniversaries with two events benefitting The Johns Hopkins Tutorial Project, which offers free one-to-one tutoring for the children of Baltimore City.

The Baltimore premiere of the documentary "Snow Angels" at 8 p.m. on Friday, March 18, and a performance by legendary vocalist Odetta at 7:30 p.m. on Saturday, March 19, will mark "A 20th Anniversary Weekend: Caring Through Film and Music." Both events will be held in Shriver Hall Auditorium on Johns Hopkins University's Homewood campus, 3400 N. Charles St. in Baltimore.

"Snow Angels" is a documentary by filmmaker Ken Vrana. The film follows three women with breast cancer through a year of their lives. Vrana dedicated the film to Linda McCartney, who died from breast cancer in 1998. In return, Paul McCartney joined with Sarah McLachlan to provide the music for the film. Sponsored by Ruscombe Mansion Community Health Center, the event will also support The Garland Appeal, which provides MRI/3TP screening to women in low-income communities and purchases technology to support early detection of breast cancer in these communities. Ticket prices range from $25 to $75. Ticket holders will also have the opportunity to win some of more than 500 special Beatles and Paul McCartney collectibles, donated from the collection of Bob Hieronimus. Information is available at www.garlandbaltimore.com/.

Odetta has been performing for more than 50 years, bringing her exquisite style to traditional and contemporary folk, spirituals, work and prison songs, and blues. From her first performance at the Hungry i in the 1950s, she has inspired musicians from the early Bob Dylan to Tracy Chapman. Odetta will appear with the 2003 Blues Band of the Year, Magic Slim and the Teardrops, as well as Richard Johnson. Sponsored by The Baltimore Blues Society, the event will also support Blues in the Schools, a nonprofit organization that raises money to employ blues artists to teach the music and its history to children. Tickets are $25, $15 students, or $50 "Friend of the Blues" ticket for preferred seating, and catered reception with entertainment. Information is available at www.mojoworkin.com.

For ticket information for either event, call the Center for Social Concern at Johns Hopkins University at 410-516-4777. Visit the center online at www.jhu.edu/csc/.

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