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  • "The Amen Corner" by James Baldwin

    "The Amen Corner" by James Baldwin
    One of James Baldwin’s only plays, “The Amen Corner,” is an inspired choice for the Arena Players’ 2014-15 season. Not only is Baltimore the home of the James Baldwin Literary Society, and the writer’s sister, but the play’s treatment of the role of religion, poverty, and prejudice in African-American life are as timely as ever. The play focuses on the family of Margaret Alexander, a single mother and pastor. The return of her husband, whom everyone including their son assumed ran off, reveals that Margaret left him and causes a turn of events that strip Margaret of everything, forcing her to reevaluate the role of religion in life at the same time that her son finally finds the courage to run off himself and pursue his dream to be a jazz musician. As the oldest continuously operating African-American theater in the U.S., Arena Players is also the perfect troupe to showcase Baldwin’s play. The rest of their season, including August Wilson’s “Jitney” and Amiri Baraka’s “Slave Ship,” is exciting, but we’re especially jazzed about “The Amen Corner.”  8 p.m., 801 McCulloh St., (410) 728-6500,, $18. 
  • The Mail 9/10/14

    The Mail 9/10/14
    Reading Between the Lines Recently, I got the Aug. 13 issue of City Paper, and as always, I was deeply disturbed by the way white writers at City Paper constantly give the mostly white bigoted readers of City Paper some satisfaction about the darkies in...

    Locally Sourced

    Locally Sourced
    Now more than ever, Station North is in a state of transformation. The neighborhood has seen a boom in gallery spaces, street art, and studios since it was appointed the Arts and Entertainment district by the state in 2002, particularly in the past few...

    Putting the art back in street art

    Putting the art back in street art
    I’ve recently spent some time planning a trip to Berlin and I’ve noticed that, on sites like Airbnb, “graffiti” and “street art” function almost as code. On reviews of apartments, the obviously bougie people complain...


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