The Signal

Format: 2014-07-25

 

  Lyricist Adam Trice and resonator guitar man John Decker are joined by poet Steve Matanle on the new Red Sammy release, These Poems with Kerosene.  The trio talks with Aaron Henkin about its penchant for barroom existentialism.

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Janice GrantLiving witnesses to history are a precious (and often overlooked) cultural resource.  What young people read in textbooks about 20th century history is alive and well in the minds of neighborhood elders who’ve experienced it firsthand.

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  For most of us, the idea of a ‘trapeze artist’ brings to mind images of the big-top – audiences oohing and aahing while aerialists in sequined costumes dare to somersault through the air at great heights.  It certainly is theatre, in its way, but not the kind of theatre that Mara Neimanis is aiming to achieve.  The Baltimore aerialist has respect for the circus high-fliers, but she’s using her talents to perform in a way that’s much more intimate and… down-to-earth.

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  The Stoop Storytelling Series recently hosted a program at Center Stage called:  “Parenthood:  Stories about birthing, finding, raising, (and surviving) children.”  Seven storytellers took their turns on stage, under the spotlight, in front of a live audience, to share their true, personal tales.

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  Debbie Page works for the Baltimore Country Public Schools in the Office of Special Education, she’s the co-president of the Autism Society of Baltimore-Chesapeake, and she’s also the mom of an autistic son. She shared her tale at the recent Stoop Storytelling event, “Parenthood:  Stories about birthing, finding, raising, (and surviving) children.”

 

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  One of the most bittersweet things, perhaps, about parenthood is that your kids don’t stay kids forever.  Poet Kwame Alexander speaks for many a misty-eyed dad.

 

 

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  Baltimore independent tour guide Zippy Larson has built her reputation on taking visitors off the beaten path.  We’ll talk with her about her shoe-leather research methods and what she’s learned about the real character of Charm City.

 

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  On the eve of her 30th birthday, Marianne Amoss takes stock of her life and ponders the meaning of the impending milestone.

 

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  The co-founders of Ink Press Productions aren’t likely to be hired by Hallmark this Valentine’s Day – they join us with their new book of darkly humorous verse, titled “Sorry I Wrote So Many Sad Poems Today”

 

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