Dawn Culbertson (1951-2004)

By Gadi Dechter (Baltimore City Paper, 12/8/2004)

Photo by Mike Franch

The sudden death of local musician, composer, and arts journalist Dawn Christine Culbertson has united in mourning friends and admirers from far-flung corners of the Baltimore arts community—much as the 53-year-old Charles Villager brought them together when she was alive.

Culbertson collapsed and died late Thanksgiving day while chatting with friends after an English country dance at a Pikesville church. The medical examiner ruled her death an apparent heart attack brought on by arteriosclerosis, her sister Terry Culbertson says.

“She seemed a little quiet that night, but she often does,” says Mike Franch of the Baltimore Folk Music Society, which hosted the dance. “She had a good time, we had a nice dance, gave each other a hug afterward, then I turned to cleaning up and that was the last contact I had with her.”

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