Music

Senior Prom Celebrates 25th Anniversary

Senior Prom Celebrates 25th Anniversary

On Friday, March 11, Charles County senior citizens and teens from area high schools enjoyed dinner and then danced the night away to big band music at the 25th anniversary of the Charles County Senior Prom.  The highlight of the evening was the crowning of the prom king and queen, M., Buck Proctor and...
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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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Joe Bonamassa to Headline 2016 Chesapeake Bay Blues Festival Sunday, May 22nd, 2016!

Joe Bonamassa to Headline 2016 Chesapeake Bay Blues Festival Sunday, May 22nd, 2016!

As Joe Bonamassa approaches his 26th year as a professional musician, he continues to blaze a remarkably versatile artistic trail, and amass an authentic, innovative and soulful body of work. Bonamassa’s career began onstage opening for B.B. King in 1989, when he was only 12 years old. Today, he is hailed worldwide as one...
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Winter Concert Series Ends with Another Award Winning Band, The Boxcars

Winter Concert Series Ends with Another Award Winning Band, The Boxcars

Award winning Bluegrass band, The Boxcars, will be making a return performance to the American Legion Post 238 in Hughesville, MD on Sunday March 20, 2016. The show starts at 2:00 pm with special guest Josh Grigsby & County Line opening the show. The doors open at Noon and tickets are “still”, the best...
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Hollywood Volunteer Rescue Squad Announces its Bluegrass Festival Fundraiser

Hollywood Volunteer Rescue Squad Announces its Bluegrass Festival Fundraiser

Sister Sadie, a groundbreaking, 5 member, all-female, super band will be bringing there show to the annual Hollywood Rescue Squad Bluegrass Festival on Saturday April 2, 2016 at the St. Mary’s County Fairgrounds. Gates open at 11 am and the show starts at Noon. Sister Sadie is a straight ahead bluegrass band comprised of...
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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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A Valentine Bluegrass Show you Will Want to Bring Your Sweetheart to in Hughesville

A Valentine Bluegrass Show you Will Want to Bring Your Sweetheart to in Hughesville

For several years now, Russell Moore & IIIrd Tyme Out have made several appearances to the American Legion Bluegrass Series and have been one the most requested bands to return, not to mention enjoyable – and most awarded groups in the Bluegrass Music industry. Once again, they will be making their annual appearance at...
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McDonough Singers Perform at the Kennedy Center

McDonough Singers Perform at the Kennedy Center

With more than 2,000 filled seats, 200 professional voices, professional instrumentalists, and a Grammy-nominated music director—it’s pretty much every singer’s dream. And that dream is now a reality for the members of the McDonough High School Chamber Choir. For five December performances, the 19 students of the Madrigal Lords and Ladies (the Chamber Choir’s...
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Charles County Students Participate in Tri-County Band, Chorus and Orchestra

Charles County Students Participate in Tri-County Band, Chorus and Orchestra

Something spooky loomed over rehearsals Jan. 8 for Charles County Public Schools (CCPS) middle school musicians named to the Tri-County Orchestra. The group ¬— made up of violin, cello, bass and viola players from Charles, Calvert and St. Mary’s counties — was practicing “Gauntlet,” a piece by Doug Spata that ratchets up the suspense...
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Free Military Band Concert Series at Calvert Library

Free Military Band Concert Series at Calvert Library

Who doesn’t love a free concert? Calvert Library has three special gems to offer this winter for a Winter Marches On concert series. Each show is on a Wednesday at 7pm at the Calvert Library Prince Frederick. Kicking off the series on February 10, is the ever popular US Navy Band Country Current. This...
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St. Mary’s County Loses a Legend

St. Mary’s County Loses a Legend

St. Mary’s County has lost a legend, Charlie Thompson. Charlie was known and loved by everyone especially his bluegrass family and fans, he will be dearly missed. Charles was a lifelong resident of St. Mary’s County, MD, and worked as a Mechanic. He was also a Disc Jockey, Musician, and was a member of the...
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Patuxent Voices presents Holiday Concert: The Gift

Patuxent Voices presents Holiday Concert: The Gift

Patuxent Voices, an all-female a cappella group, will perform The Gift, a selection of holiday music to celebrate the Christmas season. Performances are Friday, December 11, 7:30 p.m. at All Saints Church, Sunderland; Saturday, December 12, 7:00 p.m. at Christ Church, Chaptico; and Sunday, December 13, 3:00 p.m. at Trinity Church, St. Mary’s College....
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Ward Virts Concert with Brian Ganz Rescheduled to Dec. 13

Ward Virts Concert with Brian Ganz Rescheduled to Dec. 13

The College of Southern Maryland has rescheduled its 2015-16 Ward Virts Concert Series with a performance by classical pianist Brian Ganz to 3 p.m., Dec. 13. Ganz’s performance is the second of six in the series, all of which are held at the Prince Frederick Campus, 115 J.W. Williams Road, Prince Frederick in the...
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Ganz & Babcock Play Chopin at SMCM- Dec 8 at 8 pm

Ganz & Babcock Play Chopin at SMCM- Dec 8 at 8 pm

  St. Mary’s College of Maryland Musician-in-Residence Brian Ganz will present his only full length recital of the semester on Tuesday, December 8 at 8pm in the Auerbach Auditorium of St. Mary’s Hall on the college campus. The program will feature works of Frédéric Chopin and will include one work originally written for piano...
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CMH Spotlight Music Series: Christmas, “The Most Wonderful Time”

CMH Spotlight Music Series: Christmas, “The Most Wonderful Time”

The CMH Foundation’s Christmas Spotlight Music Series will present “The Most Wonderful Time” on Monday,, December 7 at 7: 30 p.m. at St. Nicholas Lutheran Church on Plum Point Road in Huntingtown. Admission is $20 and proceeds will benefit the Sheldon E. Goldberg Center for Breast Care. Doors open at 7 p.m. Register online...
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Sights and Sounds of the Holidays on Main Street La Plata for Small Business Saturday

Sights and Sounds of the Holidays on Main Street La Plata for Small Business Saturday

La Plata Business Association (LPBA) announces the arts and entertainment schedule at the Shop La Plata celebration on Small Business Saturday® to be held on Nov. 28, from 10:00 a.m. to 5:00 p.m. in historic downtown La Plata, Maryland. Start your holiday season off right with hundreds of joyful shoppers and families to enjoy...
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Southern Maryland Youth Orchestra and Choir (SMYOC) Announces Season Concert

Southern Maryland Youth Orchestra and Choir (SMYOC) Announces Season Concert

The Southern Maryland Youth Orchestra and Choir (SMYOC) is pleased to announce its upcoming concert, Simple Gifts. The performance will take place on Sunday, November 22, 3pm, at Chopticon High School. Admission is $5 for adults, $3 for children ages 5-12; children under 5 are free. Tickets will be available at the door. The...
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Veterans Day Parade Reminders for Participants and Spectators

Veterans Day Parade Reminders for Participants and Spectators

The 2015 Leonardtown Veterans Day Parade kicks off this Wednesday (November 11) at 10 a.m. The march will begin at St. Mary’s Ryken High School, proceed along Fenwick Street until it reaches the Square in Leonardtown. The parade, one of the largest in Maryland, features Veterans, dignitaries, elected officials, local high school marching bands, military units, color...
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Dine and Unwind with Christmas Concert – Tickets on Sale Now

Dine and Unwind with Christmas Concert – Tickets on Sale Now

Tickets Now on Sale Ditch the holiday hubbub and step back in time for an elegant evening of fine dining and merry music. Tickets for the annual Chopticon High School Chorus Madrigal Dinner and Concert Dec. 4-6 at Christ Episcopal Church in Chaptico, Maryland, are now on sale. Presented by the Chopticon High School’s...
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Dreams Seats Winner Announced

Dreams Seats Winner Announced

Ever wonder what it feels like to sit front row, center, at some of the biggest concerts in Maryland? Mark Hill of Port Republic, MD will find out for himself at the Calvert Marine Museum next summer! Hill was the lucky winner of four front row seats to all of the Waterside concerts for...
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Rocktoberfest 2015 is Going on TODAY (Rain or Shine)

Rocktoberfest 2015 is Going on TODAY (Rain or Shine)

Come on, rock La Plata for good! Be front and center on one of the festival’s indoor and outdoor stages . #Rocklp4good The La Plata Business Association (LPBA) will host the 2nd annual Rocktoberfest, a rock music festival and fundraiser, produced by Island Music Company. The small-town festival, held in the heart of the...
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22nd Annual – Artsfest ’15 Fine Arts Festival Begins Today!!

22nd Annual – Artsfest ’15 Fine Arts Festival Begins Today!!

Annmarie Sculpture Garden & Arts Center in Solomons, Maryland, presents the 22nd Annual Artsfest Fine Arts Festival on Saturday, & Sunday, September 19 & 20, 2015, 10am-5pm both days. This year’s event will feature more than 165 juried artist booths, both inside and outside, drawn from the Mid-Atlantic region and across the country. The...
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Beautiful Sunday Evening had by all Enjoying Lady Antebellum and Kelsea Ballerini

Beautiful Sunday Evening had by all Enjoying Lady Antebellum and Kelsea Ballerini

What a beautiful Sunday evening for all to enjoy a concert at the Bayside Pavillion at St. Leonard Volunteer Fire Department!! Kelsea Ballerini kicked off the evening with meet and greets before the show began.  Ballerini had the crowd participate in a music video dawning red lips to her hit “Love Me Like You...
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13th Annual Affair at Point Farm “An Evening Under the Harvest Moon”

13th Annual Affair at Point Farm “An Evening Under the Harvest Moon”

Join us for an evening of Southern Maryland hospitality at the Friends of Jefferson Patterson Park & Museum’s annual fundraising event, Affair at Point Farm,”An Evening under the Harvest Moon.” The public is invited to attend the event held on Saturday, September 12 from 6:00 to 9:30 PM in the Pavilion at Jefferson Patterson...
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Local Band MX51 Set to Rock Annual Crine Memorial Race

Local Band MX51 Set to Rock Annual Crine Memorial Race

South River High School’s Battle of the Bands was coming, and the four young musicians needed a name for their band. They were stuck until lead guitarist Erich Friedrich’s mom Lynn stepped into the garage while they were practicing. She had a question. “ asked Erich what type of tire did he need for...
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