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6:36 pm
Fri July 4, 2014

The Signal: 7.4.14

Chum Ngek, with student Joanna Pecore
Credit Edwin Remsberg c/o The Maryland State Arts Council

A visit with Cambodian music master Chum Ngek.

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The Signal
2:18 pm
Thu June 26, 2014

In search of E B White; Benn Ray’s book picks; and Betsy Boyd’s baby-making odyssey

Andrew Reiner became obsessed with this photograph of E B White. He took a road trip to find where this picture was taken.

Andrew Reiner recounts his road trip to the secret stomping grounds of E B White; Atomic Books' Benn Ray recommends books; and Betsy Boyd's continuing baby-making adventures

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The Signal
8:17 pm
Thu June 19, 2014

A Place of Truth, Fort McHenry Guard Fife & Drum Corps, and Kristen Toedtman

Poet Abi Mott is the subject of Barrett Rudich's documentary, "A Place of Truth"

The story of street-corner poet Abi Mott; a visit with the Fort McHenry Guard Fife & Drum Corps; and a studio mini-concert with Kristen Toedtman

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The Signal
5:25 pm
Thu June 12, 2014

Cantata for a Loop Trail, Ultima Partida, 48 Hour Film Project, and The New Black

Composer Erik Spangler, playing melodica in the woods at Leakin Park

A preview of Erik Spangler’s ‘hiking opera,’ Cantata for a Loop Trail; Monica Lopez-Gonzalez’ theatrical experiment, Ultima Partida – The Final Draw; Rob Hatch reviews the 48 Hour Film Project; and Yoruba Richen discusses her documentary, The New Black

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The Signal
2:54 pm
Thu May 22, 2014

Black Sabbath drummer Bill Ward, Roll Call Ritual, and Katherine Cottle’s “I Remain Yours”

Bill Ward gives Aaron Henkin's drum kit a sound thrashing amidst the artworks and antiques of Annapolis Collection Gallery.

Black Sabbath drummer Bill Ward remembers his years as a heavy metal trailblazer; Lisa Van Wormer shares an essay on ritual and symbolism in a military formation; and Katherine Cottle discusses her book, I Remain Yours:  Secret Mission Love Letters of My Mormon Great-Grandparents

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The Signal
4:29 pm
Wed May 7, 2014

Game show buff Cory Anotado, Brooke Johnson’s ‘Extra Alive,’ and ‘O Say Can You Feel’

Cory Anotado stares down his competition on the Game Show Network program, "The Chase"

The quizzical story of a lifelong trivia fanatic; Brooke Johnson’s one-woman play, Extra Alive; and storytellers from the oral history performance, O Say Can You Feel 

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The Signal
9:39 am
Fri May 2, 2014

Maryland Film Festival preview, and Devociones y Fe

Film Critic Josh Slates previews the 2014 Maryland film Festival with guests John Waters, Chris LaMartina, and others; Bret Jaspers profiles the community art exhibition Devociones y Fe

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The Signal
9:41 am
Fri April 25, 2014

The Linotype Machine, Magma-Bond, Nancy Heneson, Betsy Boyd, and Alan Resnick

Ray Loomis at his linotype machine (age 84 at left, age 16 at right)

The linotype machine astounds the world; Aric Wanveer invents Magma-Bond; Betsy Boyd gets pregnant; Nancy Heneson recalls a death in the family; and Alan Resnick defies logic 

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The Signal
3:49 pm
Thu April 10, 2014

'Til the Well Runs Dry, Interweaving Traditions, Drop Electric B Side, and Greg Abel at The Stoop

Lauren Francis Sharma's novel, Til the Well Runs Dry, Interweaving Traditions:  Bookbinding across Cultures, Drop Electric's Mobtown Studios B Side Session, and Greg Abel at The Stoop...

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The Signal
4:07 pm
Thu April 3, 2014

Toy Piano, Anne Thomas, Scott & Zelda Fitzgerald, and “Charlotte”

David Smooke at his home, tickling the (mini) ivories

Toy piano composer David Smooke, Anne Thomas at The Stoop, “An Evening with Scott & Zelda Fitzgerald,” and the short film “Charlotte”

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