Arts

Newtowne Players to Hold Auditions for Fall Production of “Gentlemen Prefer Blondes”

Newtowne Players to Hold Auditions for Fall Production of “Gentlemen Prefer Blondes”

Newtowne Players will hold auditions for its fall production of Anita Loos’ “Gentlemen Prefer Blondes” on Friday, June 17 and Sunday, June 19. Both will be 6:30-8 p.m. at Three Notch Theatre, 21744 S. Coral Drive in Lexington Park (near the Post Office). Age ranges for both male and female parts are from 15...
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Anthony “Swamp Dog” Clark Brings World Class Blues to Free St. Charles, Concert Thursday, May 26th

Anthony “Swamp Dog” Clark Brings World Class Blues to Free St. Charles, Concert Thursday, May 26th

Blues musician, Anthony “Swamp Dog” Clark, returns to the St. Charles waterfront stage on Thursday, May 26th at 7:00 PM. Anthony Clark is a world class musician who has performed and recorded with some of the best local and national blues acts. He started out playing the drums at the age of five, and...
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Auditions set for New Direction’s Production of Neil Simon’s “Plaza Suite”

Auditions set for New Direction’s Production of Neil Simon’s “Plaza Suite”

New Direction Community Theater will hold auditions for its fall production of Neil Simon’s smash Broadway hit comedy “Plaza Suite” in all three sections of Calvert County. Auditions will be held Saturday, June 11, 10 a.m.-noon at the Southern Community Center, 20 Appeal Lane in Lusby Monday, June 13, 7-9 p.m. at the Fairview...
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US Navy Band Commodores Jazz Ensemble to Play Outdoors in Leonardtown Square

US Navy Band Commodores Jazz Ensemble to Play Outdoors in Leonardtown Square

Back by popular demand! Join The US Navy Band Commodores Jazz Ensemble live in the Leonardtown Square! Bring a blanket, bring a chair – bring a friend! – and celebrate Armed Services Day listening to big band favorites, jazz classics and swing hits! Weather permitting, the US Navy Band Commodores Jazz Ensemble will be...
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ArtsFest 2016 is Coming!

ArtsFest 2016 is Coming!

The Charles County Arts Alliance is pleased to announce our 24th annual ArtsFest, to be held on Saturday, June 11, 2016, from 11:00 am – 5:00 pm, on the beautiful grounds of the La Plata Town Hall, in La Plata. ArtsFest is the largest arts festival in Charles County, and one of the largest...
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Lineup Is Complete for the 2016 Chesapeake Bay Blues Festival

Lineup Is Complete for the 2016 Chesapeake Bay Blues Festival

With the addition of The Robert Cray Band as the Saturday closer for the 2016 Chesapeake Bay Blues Festival (CBBF), the lineup is now complete. This will be Robert Cray’s second appearance at CBBF, his first being in 2000. Joe Bonamassa will be closing the festival on Sunday. In just over 40 years Cray...
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May Programs at Annmarie

May Programs at Annmarie

Southern Maryland Acoustic Music Assembly – Sunday, May 14, 1:00-9:00pm Annmarie Sculpture Garden & Arts Center, in Solomons, Maryland, presents a special all-day musical event! Join us for a day of song circles and acoustic jamming, followed by an evening concert, dinner, and contra dancing. It’s an opportunity to play, sing, dance, and hear...
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Chili In The Garden Date Change

Chili In The Garden Date Change

Annmarie Sculpture Garden & Arts Center’s popular annual event, Chili In the Garden – Chili Cookoff & Classic Car Show,  has been rescheduled for Saturday, October 1, 2016, 9:00am to 3:00pm. The event is typically held in early June, but due to a scheduling conflict, the event has been postponed to October. Chili in...
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Port of Leonardtown Winery Wins Gold in International Wine Competition

Port of Leonardtown Winery Wins Gold in International Wine Competition

Port of Leonardtown Winery receives worldwide recognition taking home both Gold and Silver in the esteemed Finger Lakes International Wine Competition (FLIWC). FLIWC, held this year March 18-20 in Rochester NY, is known as the “world’s largest charitable wine competition” with over 900 wineries from 26 countries, 6 Canadian provinces and 50 United States...
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New nights have been added to the “Manga Otaku Artist Nights” program at Calvert Library Twin Beaches Branch

New nights have been added to the “Manga Otaku Artist Nights” program at Calvert Library Twin Beaches Branch

Starting in May, due to its huge popularity, the program “Manga Otaku Artist Nights” will expand to twice a month! We will meet both on the first Tuesday and on the third Monday of each month at Calvert Library Twin Beaches Branch. Events go from 7 to 8:30 p.m. Come on in to draw,...
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The Beatles Invasion in Coming to Calvert County

The Beatles Invasion in Coming to Calvert County

On Saturday, September 10, 2016, for the first time in Calvert County, the Friends of Jefferson Patterson Park and Museum (Friends of JPPM) will host a Beatles musical event with the nationally known, Hard Day’s Night, a Beatles tribute band. The fundraising event known as the Affair at Point Farm, A Hard Day’s Night,...
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CSM Presents Annual Latin Music Festival, April 15-16

CSM Presents Annual Latin Music Festival, April 15-16

The College of Southern Maryland’s Annual Latin Music Festival will give area residents a taste of Latin American culture April 15-16 with performances at the La Plata Campus, Fine Arts (FA) Center. At 8 p.m., April 15, CSM’s Latin Ensemble Ritmo Caché director Dr. Stephen Johnson will lead the group in Salsa, Mexican, Afro-Cuban,...
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Goo Goo Dolls Perform at the Calvert Marine Museum

Goo Goo Dolls Perform at the Calvert Marine Museum

Multi-platinum, Grammy-nominated band Goo Goo Dolls will hit the road in July for an extensive summer headlining tour, stopping to perform at the PNC Waterside Pavilion on Friday, August 26. Also on the bill is Collective Soul. The Goo Goo Dolls — made up of vocalist-guitarist John Rzeznik and bassist Robby Takac, will be...
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Bluegrass for Hospice-2016 to feature TLC Network Reality TV Stars

Bluegrass for Hospice-2016 to feature TLC Network Reality TV Stars

The much anticipated annual Bluegrass for Hospice is set for Saturday October 22, 2016 at the Flat Iron Farm in Great Mills. To headline the 1 day event this year will be the Willis Family who star in their own TV show on the TLC network each week. They are a strong Tennessee family,...
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Looking to Old-Hollywood to Guide New Acting Career

Looking to Old-Hollywood to Guide New Acting Career

At a young age, College of Southern Maryland alumna Victoria Anastasi knew she wanted to be an actress. She had been told that she was a distant relative of Academy Award winning actress Katharine Hepburn and felt that with such lineage, she should explore the craft to see if she had a similar talent....
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Pulling Back the Curtain on Spring Productions

Pulling Back the Curtain on Spring Productions

Magic, motor oil and moxie will be featured on high school stages this season. Student actors and backstage techs are rehearsing and preparing spring plays and musicals. The following is a list of the productions, as well as ticket information for each high school. St. Charles High School’s theater program will stage “Grease” 7...
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Southern Maryland Portrait Studio Brings Home Award of Above Excellence at Maryland Conference

Southern Maryland Portrait Studio Brings Home Award of Above Excellence at Maryland Conference

Davis’ work included a portrait of her father wearing Chief’s turn out gear titled “A Lifetime of Dedication, a portrait of a personal trainer titled “Fit over Fifty”, an Illustrative Print of the Washington Cathedral titled “Transcendental Path,” an image of a pink flamingo “A Feather Out of Place” and a twenty page storybook...
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Charles County Arts Alliance 2016 Scholarship Program Deadline Approaching

Charles County Arts Alliance 2016 Scholarship Program Deadline Approaching

Each year the Charles County Arts Alliance awards $1,000 scholarships to one outstanding graduating senior from each high school in Charles County who plans to continue studying the arts (performing, visual or literary) at a four-year college or university. The completed application and all required documentation must be mailed to the CCAA office at...
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Spaceflight America Museum & Musical Youth Concert Event

Spaceflight America Museum & Musical Youth Concert Event

Come enjoy a wonderful performance, slide show and unique partnership between COSMIC and the Spaceflight America Museum on Sunday, March 6, beginning at 4:00 PM. The COSMIC Symphony will be held in the atrium of Calvert High School just off Dares Beach road in Prince Frederick, Maryland. The Spaceflight America museum is located in the Arthur Storer planetarium...
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‘Angel of the Battlefield’ visits John Hanson Middle School

‘Angel of the Battlefield’ visits John Hanson Middle School

Seventh graders at John Hanson Middle School learned (almost) firsthand how the life of an intensely shy woman unfolded, leading to her being called the “bravest woman in America.” Mary Ann Jung, an actress and historical interpreter, performed two shows as Clara Barton — schoolteacher, Civil War battlefield nurse, founder of the American Red...
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Color Maryland Green Art and Poetry Contest – 2016

Color Maryland Green Art and Poetry Contest – 2016

COLOR MARYLAND GREEN is an art and poetry contest hosted by the Maryland Departments of Natural Resources (DNR) and Environment (MDE) designed to inspire stewardship and outdoor learning. Click here to Download a Flyer for your Classroom Subject matter should demonstrate the student’s appreciation of our natural world, including but not limited to our...
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Newburg Volunteer Rescue Squad and Fire Department Hosting Wine & Design Fundraiser

Newburg Volunteer Rescue Squad and Fire Department Hosting Wine & Design Fundraiser

Newburg Volunteer Rescue Squad and Fire Department (NVRSFD) is hosting a Wine and Design on Feb. 25, 2016. Art Instructed painting starts at 6:30 and is approx 2.5 hours. Arrive 30 minutes early to socialize. Event will be held at NVRSFD 12245 Rock Point Rd., Newburg Md 20664. Non-alcoholic drinks, snacks, paint, brushes, and...
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Design the Next Black Bear and Migratory Game Bird Stamp

Design the Next Black Bear and Migratory Game Bird Stamp

Waterfowl and wildlife artists are invited to submit their original artwork for the 20th annual Maryland Black Bear Conservation and 42nd annual Migratory Game Bird stamp design contests now through April 15. The Department of Natural Resources will judge the entries on April 22 in conjunction with the annual Ward World Championship Wildfowl Carving...
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St. Charles’ Tiffany Taylor Receives National Science Teaching Award

St. Charles’ Tiffany Taylor Receives National Science Teaching Award

Tiffany Taylor, a chemistry teacher at St. Charles High School, was recently named a recipient of the National Science Teachers Association (NSTA) Robert E. Yager Foundation Excellence in Teaching Award. The award is given annually to six science teachers nationwide who demonstrate excellence in teaching and innovation in the field of science education. Eligible...
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Henry E. Lackey Orchestra Students Take Strings Clinic

Henry E. Lackey Orchestra Students Take Strings Clinic

When Robert Spates asked the Henry E. Lackey High School orchestra members if they have ever seen an opera, no one spoke up. “Yes, you have,” insisted Spates, the director of strings at Landon School in Bethesda. “‘The Lion King,” he said. “‘Star Wars,’ it’s an opera.” Point taken. The realization that opera could...
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