June 24, 2017
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    • In “Finding Neverland,” which comes to the Hippodrome from June 27 through July 2, Pasadena native Sarah Marie Charles appears as a member of the ensemble.
      In “Finding Neverland,” which comes to the Hippodrome from June 27 through July 2, Pasadena native Sarah Marie Charles appears as a member of the ensemble.
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      Sarah Charles

    Come Full Circle: Pasadena Native Sarah Marie Charles Pursues Dreams Of Performing

    By Dylan Roche
    On a Friday night in late summer 2016, around 8:00 or 9:00pm, Sarah Marie Charles was surprised to receive a call from her agent outside of normal business hours, but the news was good — she had an appointment on Monday morning to audition for an ensemble role in the national tour of “...
    • Known for the ‘90s cartoon series “Life with Louie” and a stint as host of the popular game show “Family Feud,” Louie Anderson will visit Rams Head On Stage June 18 to joke about the F words: family, food, fathers and fat over 50.
      Known for the ‘90s cartoon series “Life with Louie” and a stint as host of the popular game show “Family Feud,” Louie Anderson will visit Rams Head On Stage June 18 to joke about the F words: family, food, fathers and fat over 50.
    • Henry Cho will bring his clean style of humor to Rams Head on July 30. “Basically, I try to make my shows feel as though the audience has invited me over for dinner and something funny happened on the way,” Cho said.
      Henry Cho will bring his clean style of humor to Rams Head on July 30. “Basically, I try to make my shows feel as though the audience has invited me over for dinner and something funny happened on the way,” Cho said.

    Laughs And Drafts Brings Renowned Comedians To Rams Head

    By Zach Sparks
    Whether you like your humor clean or crude, you’ll have the opportunity to witness some intriguing comedy in the coming weeks and months as Rams Head On Stage in Annapolis hosts its Laughs and Drafts series. Among the headliners are Louie Anderson, Henry Cho, Dave Attell and Jim Breuer....
    • Taking the stage at Downs Park on June 11, Ain’t Misbehavin’ plays big band music from the swing era.
      Taking the stage at Downs Park on June 11, Ain’t Misbehavin’ plays big band music from the swing era.
    • On June 18, the band Different Sisters will perform classic old-time rock ‘n’ roll, blues and some contemporary songs that get people dancing.
      On June 18, the band Different Sisters will perform classic old-time rock ‘n’ roll, blues and some contemporary songs that get people dancing.
    • The band 4 on the Floor with Overdrive performs covers from multiple eras, ranging from Motown to rockabilly to country and doo-wop.
      The band 4 on the Floor with Overdrive performs covers from multiple eras, ranging from Motown to rockabilly to country and doo-wop.

    Big Band And Top 40: Downs Park To Present Summer Concert Series

    By Kerrigan Stern
    The Friends of Downs Park have made no secret of their intention to make the Bayside Summer Concert Series an event that transcends eras. After all, this year’s bands bridge the multigenerational divide from blues to Motown to rock ‘n’ roll.
    Pet Rock kicked off the 2017 session...
    • Drop Dead Dangerous, which harnesses a gritty blend of southern rock and country music, will perform at Maryland Yacht Club on July 8.
      Drop Dead Dangerous, which harnesses a gritty blend of southern rock and country music, will perform at Maryland Yacht Club on July 8.

    Maryland Yacht Club Welcomes The Band Drop Dead Dangerous

    By Anonymous
    When the band Drop Dead Dangerous comes to the Maryland Yacht Club in Pasadena on July 8 from 5:00pm to 9:00pm, musicians Kitty Steadman and Melanie Howe will treat guests to a different kind of concert. Held in an intimate setting, the show will encourage the audience to engage with the performers...
  • Creating A Colorful Outdoor Space

    By Margaret Blunt
    With Memorial Day and Fourth of July just around the corner, we look forward to celebrating with family and friends. This is the time of year when outdoor entertaining takes precedence and the size of our homes seem to expand. Fabric selection plays an essential role in adding color and dimension to your outdoor living area. Here are a few tips to take your outdoor decorating to the next level.

    Choose fabrics that pop: Use contrasting colors with your cushions by combining two colors or patterns, one for the back of your cushion and one for the seat of your cushion. Add a pop of color with contrasting piping. It will definitely be noticed.

    Vary pillow shapes and sizes: Pillows are not...
    • Valerie Bryant and Patricia A. Brown will take on the roles of Sadie and Bessie Delany, respectively, in a two-woman show about American race relations, familial values and the importance of perseverance in the face of hardship.Photos courtesy of Angela Wilson
      Valerie Bryant and Patricia A. Brown will take on the roles of Sadie and Bessie Delany, respectively, in a two-woman show about American race relations, familial values and the importance of perseverance in the face of hardship.

    “Having Our Say: The Delany Sisters’ First 100 Years” Comes To Chesapeake Arts Center

    By Taylor Stokes
    From the spectacular sights of Broadway to a local high school production of “Grease,” moments of entertainment typically linger on the average person’s mind when they think of theater. But among many other functions, the theater also primarily serves as a way to educate, a place...
    • Guy Ritchie attempts his own version of the King Arthur story with “King Arthur: Legend of the Sword,” but the film suffers because it has no clear intended audience.Photo courtesy of Warner Bros. Pictures
      Guy Ritchie attempts his own version of the King Arthur story with “King Arthur: Legend of the Sword,” but the film suffers because it has no clear intended audience.

    “King Arthur” Disappoints In Every Way

    By Audrey Ruppert
    Who was the intended audience of “King Arthur: Legend of the Sword?” Evidently, a smaller audience than expected, considering how massively it flopped at the box office. While watching, I could not for the life of me figure out who this film was supposed to speak to. Screaming fangirls...
    • Fried to crispy perfection and filled with warm cream cheese, the crab rangoon appetizer was decadent and delicious.Shelley Allen
      Fried to crispy perfection and filled with warm cream cheese, the crab rangoon appetizer was decadent and delicious.
    • On the dinner menu, one option is three sushi rolls — the rainbow roll, the demon roll and the passion mango roll. The passion mango roll stood out with crunchy shrimp on the inside and tangy lobster salad and slides of soft mango on top.Shelley Allen
      On the dinner menu, one option is three sushi rolls — the rainbow roll, the demon roll and the passion mango roll. The passion mango roll stood out with crunchy shrimp on the inside and tangy lobster salad and slides of soft mango on top.
    • The orange chicken was coated in a sweet and spicy orange glaze and speckled with flecks of hot pepper flakes.Shelley Allen
      The orange chicken was coated in a sweet and spicy orange glaze and speckled with flecks of hot pepper flakes.

    General House Offers Fresh Sushi And Tasty Asian Cuisine

    By Shelley Allen
    Sushi is my favorite food, so I was more than thrilled when I found out that my next restaurant review assignment was a sushi place in my hometown of Pasadena. General House Sushi, located in the Southdale Shopping Center at 60 Mountain Road, is a small but inviting restaurant offering an all-you-...
    • During an April music tour, Brian Hardy visited the grave of 1950s music star Ritchie Valens in California.
      During an April music tour, Brian Hardy visited the grave of 1950s music star Ritchie Valens in California.
    • Brian Hardy enjoyed touring Hollywood Boulevard during a 10-stop music tour in late April.
      Brian Hardy enjoyed touring Hollywood Boulevard during a 10-stop music tour in late April.
    • Brian Hardy recently performed the song “Desperate Measures” on air at Kaotic Radio in California.
      Brian Hardy recently performed the song “Desperate Measures” on air at Kaotic Radio in California.

    During WWE Hiatus, Brian Hardy Records Two Albums

    By Zach Sparks
    Whenever Brian Hardy is on the ropes, he needs only to muster the words of discouragement that were ubiquitous during his childhood. Peers told him he would never become a professional wrestler or musician, but now, he’s both.
    Last fall, the 2008 Northeast High School graduate returned to...
    • Competing in the International Championship of Collegiate A Cappella for the first time, against many groups twice their size, the Towson Trills made it to the finals in New York City in April.
      Competing in the International Championship of Collegiate A Cappella for the first time, against many groups twice their size, the Towson Trills made it to the finals in New York City in April.
    • Competing in the International Championship of Collegiate A Cappella for the first time, against many groups twice their size, the Towson Trills made it to the finals in New York City in April.
      Competing in the International Championship of Collegiate A Cappella for the first time, against many groups twice their size, the Towson Trills made it to the finals in New York City in April.
    • Competing in the International Championship of Collegiate A Cappella for the first time, against many groups twice their size, the Towson Trills made it to the finals in New York City in April.
      Competing in the International Championship of Collegiate A Cappella for the first time, against many groups twice their size, the Towson Trills made it to the finals in New York City in April.

    CHS Grads Lead Towson Trills A Cappella Group To ICCA Glory

    By Zach Sparks
    Less than two years ago, when Chesapeake High graduates Harmony Reichert and Katie Sacha wanted to practice their a cappella routines with their group, they had to sing in stairwells or persuade random students to sign in the other members as guests at Reichert’s dorm because she had reached...
    • Sandy Reckert-Reusing said her book is for children or anyone who is struggling in life. “This happens in our lives too. We will be given wings to fly,” she said.
      Sandy Reckert-Reusing said her book is for children or anyone who is struggling in life. “This happens in our lives too. We will be given wings to fly,” she said.
    • In Sandy Reckert-Reusing’s story, “How Grace Became Amazing,” a chubby caterpillar forms a chrysalis and transforms into a beautiful butterfly.
      In Sandy Reckert-Reusing’s story, “How Grace Became Amazing,” a chubby caterpillar forms a chrysalis and transforms into a beautiful butterfly.

    Garden Caterpillar Inspires Local Author’s Debut Children’s Book

    By Jane Seiss
    Pasadena resident Sandy Reckert-Reusing has been a professional writer for decades. A graduate of Old Mill High School, Anne Arundel Community College and the University of Baltimore, she leads a communications team at a Johns Hopkins Bayview Medical Center. During her free time, Reckert-Reusing...
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    The Young Columbians Are Coming To SPHS On June 10

    By Darrell Mak
    Concertgoers will be in for a treat when the Young Columbians perform at Severna Park High School on Saturday, June 10, as the last performance of the Anne Arundel Community Concert Association’s 2016-2017 season.
    Typically, AACCA uses an agency service to select which shows to present...
    • Professor Henry Higgins stumbles upon the homeless flower peddler Eliza Doolittle in Compass Rose Theater’s production of “Pygmalion,” now playing through May 21.Photo courtesy of Stan Barouh
      Professor Henry Higgins stumbles upon the homeless flower peddler Eliza Doolittle in Compass Rose Theater’s production of “Pygmalion,” now playing through May 21.

    Compass Rose’s “Pygmalion” Packs A Punch

    By Dylan Roche
    If I told you there was this great love story that went a little something along the lines of “boy meets girl, boy gives girl a makeover, girl decides she’s too good for the boy and is no longer putting up with any of his nonsense,” would you be interested?
    Before you dismiss the...
  • The AngelWing Project To Present A Story Of Wisdom And Love On June 17

    By Anonymous
    Presented by the AngelWing Project Inc., Emily Mann’s adaptation of “Having Our Say: The Delany Sisters’ First 100 Years” brings to life the story of Sadie and Bessie Delany in this heartwarming play based on their bestselling book. Inspired by true events, the play opens as...
    • Because “Personal Shopper” is so introspective, Kristen Stewart must carry the show and deliver a performance full of grief, malaise and anxiety without the support of many other characters.Photo courtesy of Les Films du Losange
      Because “Personal Shopper” is so introspective, Kristen Stewart must carry the show and deliver a performance full of grief, malaise and anxiety without the support of many other characters.

    “Personal Shopper” Accurately Depicts The Anxieties Of The Modern World

    By Audrey Ruppert
    When “Personal Shopper” was screened at the Cannes Film Festival, the credits incited boos from the audience; it was one of the most divisive films of the festival, and it’s not hard to see why. “Personal Shopper” left me feeling disappointed once the credits rolled,...

    ASGT’s Upcoming Season Appeals To Contemporary Tastes

    By Dylan Roche
    “Sister Act,” “Full Monty” And “In The Heights” Will Liven Up The Outdoor Theater Experience
    A quick look at this year’s lineup of productions at Annapolis Summer Garden Theatre shows that the downtown-based nonprofit organization knows how to keep up with...
    • The enchilada chatas, served with beans and rice, comprised corn tortillas layered with chicken and green tomatillo sauce, topped with sour cream and a perfectly ripe avocado.Sharon Mager
      The enchilada chatas, served with beans and rice, comprised corn tortillas layered with chicken and green tomatillo sauce, topped with sour cream and a perfectly ripe avocado.
    • The zucchini enchiladas were filled with spicy chicken, tomato-based sauce and melted, bubbly cheese.Sharon Mager
      The zucchini enchiladas were filled with spicy chicken, tomato-based sauce and melted, bubbly cheese.
    • The Broadneck sampler appetizer platter boasted beef nachos, cheese quesadillas and chicken-stuffed jalapenos.Sharon Mager
      The Broadneck sampler appetizer platter boasted beef nachos, cheese quesadillas and chicken-stuffed jalapenos.
    • A traditional vanilla cake soaked in three types of milk, the irresistible tres leches cake was dense and not overly sweet.Sharon Mager
      A traditional vanilla cake soaked in three types of milk, the irresistible tres leches cake was dense and not overly sweet.

    Broadneck Grill & Cantina Offers High-End Food In A Neighborhood Setting

    By Sharon Mager
    I’ve done a lot of restaurant reviews now for the Voice, and that means I’ve dined at some great places. None of them to date, however, have provided quite the level of outstanding customer service I received when I dined at the Broadneck Grill & Cantina in Cape St. Claire recently...

    Color Your World With Light

    By Margaret Blunt
    Spring, the season of rebirth, is the time when we notice light because there is more of it as the days lengthen. We also observe color all around us — in the flowers, the sunshine, and in our homes! Light is closely connected to color and can change how our eyes see it. Here are some tips to...
  • “Beauty And The Beast” Is A Surprisingly Charming Modern Retelling

    By Audrey Ruppert
    I had no desire to see “Beauty and the Beast.” I’ve never been on the Disney train, as a feminist who realized in retrospect that many of my childhood favorites were littered with garden-variety sexism (“The Little Mermaid” being the most heinous example). Not to...
    • Five succulent jumbo shrimp came served crostini rounds in a bath of rich, flavorful butter garlic sauce.Shelley Allen
      Five succulent jumbo shrimp came served crostini rounds in a bath of rich, flavorful butter garlic sauce.
    • The cream of crab soup was everything that it should have been — generous lumps of crab meat and spicy Old Bay flavor.Shelley Allen
      The cream of crab soup was everything that it should have been — generous lumps of crab meat and spicy Old Bay flavor.
    • The Mediterranean’s grilled Peppadew peppers and soft melted feta worked well with the crunchy fresh lettuce, tomatoes, cucumbers and onions.Shelley Allen
      The Mediterranean’s grilled Peppadew peppers and soft melted feta worked well with the crunchy fresh lettuce, tomatoes, cucumbers and onions.
    • The risotto came with sautéed mushrooms and large chunks of sirloin.Shelley Allen
      The risotto came with sautéed mushrooms and large chunks of sirloin.
    • The fried cheesecake’s crunchy outside and creamy interior made a nice combination, but the taste was just a tad too sweet.Shelley Allen
      The fried cheesecake’s crunchy outside and creamy interior made a nice combination, but the taste was just a tad too sweet.

    A Sunday Afternoon At Primo Pasta Kitchen

    By Shelley Allen
    I had been to Primo Pasta Kitchen (8557 Fort Smallwood Road) once previously but had forgotten the cozy yet chic atmosphere that the restaurant offered. Roomy booths lined the windows facing out to Fort Smallwood Road, several tables were situated to the middle-left of the restaurant, and the...
    • Brigid Kemmerer has published Young Adult stories ranging in genre from romance to paranormal to mystery.
      Brigid Kemmerer has published Young Adult stories ranging in genre from romance to paranormal to mystery.
    • “Letters to the Lost” is a romance centered on two people who feel misunderstood.
      “Letters to the Lost” is a romance centered on two people who feel misunderstood.

    Brigid Kemmerer Hits Her Stride With “Letters To The Lost”

    By Zach Sparks
    From vampires to police officers to brothers with supernatural powers, there has yet to be a class of character Brigid Kemmerer won’t tackle. Her seventh novel, “Letters to the Lost,” hit bookshelves April 4. The story follows protagonists Juliet Young and Declan Murphy, and while...

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