It’s not easy, being the drum major in a marching band. You often have to march backward while conducting musicians who are also moving around as they play. They need a leader who can establish the right tempo and hold them to it.
A Grammy-winning singer/songwriter, UN-appointed human rights activist and, more recently, author and actor, Angélique Kidjo and her band will return to the Hopkins Center for the Arts at 7 p.m. on Tuesday, April 26.
Asked what he thinks about joining the Hood Museum of Art just before a $50 million expansion and renovation project begins, incoming Virginia Rice Kelsey 1961s Director John Stomberg laughs. “You mean, what’s wrong with me?”