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Opening Celebration: Ethel’s Place

Opening Celebration: Ethel’s Place

Join the Sheridan Libraries to mark the opening of the landmark retrospective Ethel’s Place: Celebrating Ethel Ennis, Baltimore’s First Lady of Jazz.

This landmark exhibition devoted to jazz vocalist Ethel Ennis (1932–2019) explores each era of the singer’s remarkable life—including Ethel’s Place, the storied Baltimore music club she owned with husband Earl Arnett.

Featuring some 130 items from the Sheridan Libraries’ Ethel Ennis and Earl Arnett Collection, the photographs, posters, unpublished written arrangements, audiovisual recordings, and other archival materials on display trace how Ennis connected with audiences worldwide through her artistry and personal philosophies while pioneering a music career deeply rooted in her hometown.

  • 4:00 PM Program
    • Remarks by George “Doc” Manning, founding host of WEAA’s jazz program “In the Tradition”
    • Performances by vocalist Charenee Wade with the Peabody Jazz Ensemble
  • 5:00 Reception
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Opening Celebration: Ethel’s Place

Sun Oct 29
4:00 pm - 6:00 pm
George Peabody Library