August 18, 2017
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  • SPCC Announces Rock The Park Summer Concert

    By Anonymous
    The Severna Park Community Center will hold its inaugural Rock The Park music gathering on Friday, July 14, from 5:00pm to 8:00pm. The concert, projected to be the first in a series throughout the summer, will feature music by Andy, a child of the ‘80s known to friends as George Evans, who...
  • Scorcese Asks But Does Not Answer: Do We Pray To God, Or To Silence?

    By Audrey Ruppert
    I have been anticipating “Silence” for months. Having had my own experiences with faith at Severna Park Evangelical Presbyterian Church (SPEP) for many years and majored in Japanese in college, the spiritually themed film, set in Japan, seemed promising on multiple fronts. I was not...
    • A founding member of the band Trampled Under Foot, Nick Schnebelen is taking his blues act to Rams Head On Stage on January 18.
      A founding member of the band Trampled Under Foot, Nick Schnebelen is taking his blues act to Rams Head On Stage on January 18.

    The Nick Schnebelen Band Comes To Rams Head January 18Exclusive

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    Hailing from the Midwest — where his parents’ band Little Eva & The Works frequented clubs, honkytonks and festivals — Nick Schnebelen knows about the blues and its power to connect with people through raw emotions. He also knows how to impress audiences with his lead guitar...
  • Woods Choir To Host Christmas Concert

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    The Christmas season is upon us, and it’s full of holiday shoppers hoping and praying that their packages will get to their destination before Christmas. What happens when one of those packages has no address on it, only a return address that could be from anywhere in the world? Postal...
    • “Hamlet” will be part of the National Players’ performance slate when the troupe comes to the Chesapeake Arts Center on October 1.
      “Hamlet” will be part of the National Players’ performance slate when the troupe comes to the Chesapeake Arts Center on October 1.

    A Double-Feature One-Day Engagment: National Players To Bring “The Giver” And “Hamlet” To Chesapeake Arts Center

    By James Prenatt and Dylan Roche
    One brave young man must disobey the only society he’s ever known and pursue what he believes is right, even if it causes him pain.
    Another young man, this one more ambivalent, can’t bring himself to take action toward vengeance, even though he knows what duty calls him to do.
    But...
    • The cast of “Clue: The Musical” rehearsed one of the major numbers of the show. The cast and production team had a week to put together the show.Courtesy of Mickey Lund
      The cast of “Clue: The Musical” rehearsed one of the major numbers of the show. The cast and production team had a week to put together the show.

    The Colonial Players Present “Clue: The Musical” As Part Of One-Week Musical Project

    By Taylor Stokes
    Anyone involved in theater will admit that producing a good musical takes time. You need weeks of pre-production, allowing time for choreography to be made, sets to be designed and, of course, auditions to be held. You need the actual rehearsals, where months are filled with running lines,...
  • Maryland Hall Announces 2015-2016 Events LineupExclusive

    By Voice Media
    An eclectic schedule of live performances is planned for the upcoming year at Maryland Hall for the Creative Arts. Be sure to mark your calendar for an afternoon or evening of entertainment just down the street in the state’s capital.

    Art Sherrod Jr.

    Sunday, September 20, at 4:00pm

    National recording artist and smooth jazz saxophonist Art Sherrod Jr. will be in full concert as he releases his new gospel/jazz album. Tickets are $20 for members and $25 for nonmembers.

    The Jason Bishop Show

    Saturday, November 21, at 7:30pm

    Jason Bishop performs stunning, state-of-the-art magic and illusions. Each show features amazing sleight of hand, exclusive grand illusions and even close-up...

  • Chesapeake Arts Center Unveils Fall ScheduleExclusive

    By Voice Media
    The Chesapeake Arts Center, located at 194 Hammonds Lane in Brooklyn Park, schedules performances to please a variety of interests and tastes. Check out these shows set to take the stage in the upcoming months. For more information on these and other events, visit www.chesapeakearts.org.

    Chasing...

    • Ballet Theatre of Maryland’s upcoming season, which starts October 23, will feature wizardry, magic, swordfights and classical dance.Photos Provided
      Ballet Theatre of Maryland’s upcoming season, which starts October 23, will feature wizardry, magic, swordfights and classical dance.



    BTM Announces Upcoming SeasonExclusive

    By Voice Media
    Ballet Theatre of Maryland (BTM), Maryland’s premier professional ballet company, is excited to reveal an exquisite array of performances for its upcoming 2015-2016 season.

    First on the roster is the company’s season opening at Maryland Hall’s newly renovated theater. BTM will...

    • Maryland Hall’s Arts Alive fundraiser will feature auctions, food tasting stations, and jazz and swing tunes on September 11, from 6:00pm to 11:00pm.Photo Provided
      Maryland Hall’s Arts Alive fundraiser will feature auctions, food tasting stations, and jazz and swing tunes on September 11, from 6:00pm to 11:00pm.

    Maryland Hall To Host Arts Alive 17Exclusive

    By Voice Media
    “Swing with the Arts” is this year’s theme for Maryland Hall’s 17th annual fundraising event, Arts Alive, which will be held on Friday, September 11, from 6:00pm to 11:00pm. Each year, Arts Alive raises more than $100,000 for Maryland Hall’s year-round arts enrichment...

    AACC Graphic Designer Wins Emmy AwardExclusive

    By Sharon Mager
    Ben Pierce, a graphic designer at Anne Arundel Community College (AACC), was the recipient of a National Academy of Television Arts and Sciences National Capitol Chesapeake Bay Chapter regional Emmy Award. While working in public relations at George Washington University (GW), Pierce collaborated...
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    • “The End of the Tour,” starring Jesse Eisenberg (left) and Jason Segal, avoids biopic clichés and instead treats audiences to stimulating conversations between the writers David Lipsky and David Foster Wallace.Photo courtesy of Kilburn Media
      “The End of the Tour,” starring Jesse Eisenberg (left) and Jason Segal, avoids biopic clichés and instead treats audiences to stimulating conversations between the writers David Lipsky and David Foster Wallace.

    “The End of the Tour” Gives A Brilliant Portrait Of A Great Thinker

    By Dan Gvozden
    Praised by many though read by few is the modern masterpiece “Infinite Jest,” a 1,104-page novel complete with more than 100 pages of footnotes. The dense novel, described by some as encyclopedic, is likely being used by many as a sturdy doorstop, but bursting out of its daunting mass...
    • Pasadena artists Dan and Justin Supple will display their whimsical works at the Aloft at BWI in Linthicum throughout September.Photos by Zach Sparks
      Pasadena artists Dan and Justin Supple will display their whimsical works at the Aloft at BWI in Linthicum throughout September.

    • Born only a year apart, artists Dan and Justin Supple were raised by a fairytale-obsessed mom and a sci-fi aficionado dad who encouraged their sons’ creativity with a steady diet of fantastical literature.Photo by Kerry Muir
      Born only a year apart, artists Dan and Justin Supple were raised by a fairytale-obsessed mom and a sci-fi aficionado dad who encouraged their sons’ creativity with a steady diet of fantastical literature.

    Supple Couple To Display Artwork At The Aloft At BWI

    By Kerry Muir
    Meet Dan and Justin Supple, dynamic duo of fantasy illustration and animation. The talented twosome from Pasadena will present an exhibit of new work at the Aloft at BWI in Linthicum throughout September, sponsored by the Chesapeake Arts Center, with a meet-the-artists event on Thursday, September...

    Rams Head On Stage To Host Lonestar 20th Anniversary ConcertExclusive

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    A 20th anniversary is cause for celebration, and Lonestar is marking this career milestone in more ways than one. Reunited with original lead singer Richie McDonald, the multiplatinum country music quartet is working hard on a new album. To mark this achievement, the group will perform at Rams Head...
    • In “Avengers: Age of Ultron,” the action is always dynamic, particularly when it slows to a stop and allows the audience to swoon over its heroes’ dramatic poses. Photo courtesy of Marvel Studios
      In “Avengers: Age of Ultron,” the action is always dynamic, particularly when it slows to a stop and allows the audience to swoon over its heroes’ dramatic poses.

    “Avengers: Age Of Ultron” Is Worthy Of Thor’s Hammer

    By Dan Gvozden
    In 2012, “The Avengers” accomplished a long-held dream for millions of comic book and movie fans around the globe when it united four disparate film series into one colossal, multimedia spectacular. What the experience of seeing all of Marvel’s heroes battling extraterrestrial...
    • The musical “1776,” now playing at Toby’s Dinner Theatre, dramatizes the events leading up to the signing of the Declaration of Independence, depicting the historical event with wit, philosophy, emotion and even a little bit of humor. Photos courtesy of Jeri Tidwel
      The musical “1776,” now playing at Toby’s Dinner Theatre, dramatizes the events leading up to the signing of the Declaration of Independence, depicting the historical event with wit, philosophy, emotion and even a little bit of humor.
    • Photos courtesy of Jeri Tidwel

    Toby’s “1776” Gives A Personal Look At History

    By Dylan Roche
    A musical based on the signing of the Declaration of Independence? Yes, that’s “1776,” the surprising Broadway hit of 1969, and the latest show to take the stage at Toby’s Dinner Theatre of Columbia. It’s not as if history is an unusual source material for the stage...
    • In “Woman In Gold,” Maria Altmann (Helen Mirren) fights the Austrian government with the help of her amateur lawyer, Randy (Ryan Reynolds), to reclaim her family’s portrait that Austria refuses to release.Photo courtesy of The Weinstein Company
      In “Woman In Gold,” Maria Altmann (Helen Mirren) fights the Austrian government with the help of her amateur lawyer, Randy (Ryan Reynolds), to reclaim her family’s portrait that Austria refuses to release.

    “Woman In Gold” Imitates A Masterpiece

    By Dan Gvozden
    It should come as no surprise to anyone that Hollywood is in the business of creating franchises and repeating past successes as part of an established formula for low-risk success. When the independently produced and financed “Philomena” went on to become a genuine financial and...
  • “Greater Tuna” Now Playing At Compass Rose

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    A Broadway hit since 1985, “A Greater Tuna” will gallop across the Compass Rose Theater stage through May 9 as the final show of the 2014-2015 season. Two actors play 10 parts each, creating the fictitious town of Tuna, Texas. This irreverent satire on politics and family is filled with...
    • On opening night of the 2014 Annapolis Film Festival, audience members took their seats at Maryland Hall for the Creative Arts and waited for the evening’s motion picture to start. This year’s festival opens Thursday, March 26, and runs through Sunday, March 29.
      On opening night of the 2014 Annapolis Film Festival, audience members took their seats at Maryland Hall for the Creative Arts and waited for the evening’s motion picture to start. This year’s festival opens Thursday, March 26, and runs through Sunday, March 29.

    Annapolis Film Festival Brings Hollywood To Anne Arundel County

    By Lindsey Welling
    Now in its third year, the Annapolis Film Festival (AFF) will soon roll out the red carpet in downtown Annapolis for a four-day event running March 26-29 and featuring a lineup of more than 70 films from around the world. This year’s festival will show comedies, narratives, documentaries and...
    • Chesapeake Arts Center’s third-annual Friend-raiser on March 19 will feature live entertainment by Geoff Gallante and Broesler School of Irish Dance, light appetizers and drinks.
      Chesapeake Arts Center’s third-annual Friend-raiser on March 19 will feature live entertainment by Geoff Gallante and Broesler School of Irish Dance, light appetizers and drinks.

    Chesapeake Arts Center Announces Third-Annual Friend-raiser On March 19Exclusive

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    To further its mission of bringing people and art together, Chesapeake Arts Center will hold its third-annual Friend-raiser on Thursday, March 19, from 5:30pm to 7:30pm in the Hammonds Lane Theatre. The venue will be transformed into an intimate setting and performance space for this special...
    • “Focus” is a light trifle of a movie, a con artist flick that, first and foremost, sets out to capture the electricity of its stars, Will Smith and Margot Robbie.Photo courtesy of Warner Bros.
      “Focus” is a light trifle of a movie, a con artist flick that, first and foremost, sets out to capture the electricity of its stars, Will Smith and Margot Robbie.

    In “Focus,” The Stars Are Sharp, Story is Blurry

    By Dan Gvozden
    The Academy Awards season and its glut of top-tier directors tackling richly dramatic adult stories can make it easy to forget how rare it has become for a major studio to invest in a star-driven, sophisticated drama in today’s market. That’s not to discredit the countless superhero,...

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