Arts & Life

New exhibitions offer visual intrigue, big ideas
BY Simone Ellin
September 18, 2013

American Visionary Art Museum founder and director Rebecca Alban Hoffberger calls the museums’ new exhibition, “Human, Soul & Machine: The Coming Singularity,” opening on Oct. 5, one of the most important and most prescient ones AVAM has ever developed. Although the multiple issues raised by technology’s ever-growing impact on our society are the subjects of CONTINUE »

Fall theater season offers something for everyone
BY Simone Ellin
September 18, 2013

It will be a busy and intensely Jewish fall for veteran actor Bruce Randolph Nelson. The City Paper’s choice for best actor of 2012, Nelson is playing Jewish comedian Groucho Marx in Centerstage’s revival of “Animal Crackers” and Jewish artist Mark Rothko in Everyman Theatre’s production of “Red,” all within a three-month period. In fact, CONTINUE »

Piano prodigy to open Gordon Center’s 19th Season
BY Simone Ellin
September 18, 2013

Ethan Bortnick is short in stature, but tall on talent. The 12-year-old musician will wow audiences at the Gordon Center For Performing Arts, when he opens the venue’s fall 2013 season — its 19th — on Oct. 12. Although his father and manager, Gene Bortnick, said the family doesn’t think of Ethan as a prodigy, CONTINUE »

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Cheder Chabad brings 8th Day to town for chol hamoed Sukkot concert
BY Maayan Jaffe
September 18, 2013

“Our music is very influenced and inspired by the idea that every person has their own special note to play in this world, and we plan to get everyone excited and involved in the show, from the front row to the back,” said Bentzi Marcus, whose Jewish rock band, 8th Day, will hit Jewish Baltimore CONTINUE »

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BY Eric Hal Schwartz
September 12, 2013

On Sunday, Sept. 22, Goucher College will be the site for a mile-and-a-half walk to raise money and awareness for the services provided to Maryland residents with disabilities by the Abilities Network. “It’s a bring-your-friends, bring-your-neighbors event,” said Paul Trinkoff, a member of the Abilities Network board. This will be the seventh annual Walkabout Abilities, CONTINUE »