April 27, 2017
Arts & Entertainment
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  • “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...
    • Known for his off-the-cuff humor, Tommy Sinbazo will headline Lake Shore Volunteer Fire Company’s comedy night on May 12.
      Known for his off-the-cuff humor, Tommy Sinbazo will headline Lake Shore Volunteer Fire Company’s comedy night on May 12.

    LSVFC To Host Comedy Night Fundraiser

    By Sharon Mager
    Need a good laugh? Here’s a way to get your fill for a good cause. Lake Shore Volunteer Fire Company (LSVFC) will host a comedy night at 8:00pm on May 12 at the firehouse at 4498 Mountain Road.
    The show will feature Tommy Sinbazo along with Sonny Fuller, Josh Kuderna and Bill Monaghan....
    • Many of Vest’s pieces are inspired by scenery, such as light reflecting off the water, sunrises, sunsets and images that she finds “exciting and calming” to observe.
      Many of Vest’s pieces are inspired by scenery, such as light reflecting off the water, sunrises, sunsets and images that she finds “exciting and calming” to observe.
    • Many of Vest’s pieces are inspired by scenery, such as light reflecting off the water, sunrises, sunsets and images that she finds “exciting and calming” to observe.
      Many of Vest’s pieces are inspired by scenery, such as light reflecting off the water, sunrises, sunsets and images that she finds “exciting and calming” to observe.
    • Many of Vest’s pieces are inspired by scenery, such as light reflecting off the water, sunrises, sunsets and images that she finds “exciting and calming” to observe.
      Many of Vest’s pieces are inspired by scenery, such as light reflecting off the water, sunrises, sunsets and images that she finds “exciting and calming” to observe.

    Louise Vest To Bring Nautical Oil Paintings To Mountain Road Library

    By Brad Dress
    Since she was 10 years old, Louise Vest has expressed interest in art, primarily training with oil paintings. Vest’s parents signed her up for private art lessons after seeing she had “a small talent” for it. She followed in the footsteps of her mother, who also dabbled in arts...
    • Kelly Terranova, who has appeared on such programs as “The Today Show” and “House of Cards,” closed out the evening.Photo by Leslie Dolsak
      Kelly Terranova, who has appeared on such programs as “The Today Show” and “House of Cards,” closed out the evening.
    • Julie Fox, an alumna of CTA, opened the evening with jokes about what children’s theater was like when she was a kid.Photo by Leslie Dolsak
      Julie Fox, an alumna of CTA, opened the evening with jokes about what children’s theater was like when she was a kid.

    Laugh For A Cause

    By Leslie Dolsak
    Comedy Night At CTA Generates Funds And Awareness For Youth Arts
    Children’s Theatre of Annapolis (CTA) hosted its third annual Comedy Night on April 1. The full house was composed of parents, alumni and friends of CTA, who were all in stitches. Comedy Night is the nonprofit’s biggest...
    • Lee Anderson and Patti White, founders of the Annapolis Film Festival, answered a few questions on the red carpet on opening night of the film "LBJ."Photo by Leslie Dolsak
      Lee Anderson and Patti White, founders of the Annapolis Film Festival, answered a few questions on the red carpet on opening night of the film "LBJ."

    Hollywood Meets Annapolis: Film Fest Draws Big Names And Retains Charm

    By Leslie Dolsak
    If the litmus test of a successful film festival is the five-year mark, the Annapolis Film Festival (AFF) earned it. Director Rob Reiner hit the red carpet in front of Maryland Hall for the Creative Arts during opening night for his film “LBJ,” starring Woody Harrelson. The seats were...
    • With clowns, wire-walking, flying trapeze maneuvers and contortionists, “Out Of This World” will come to the Royal Farms Arena in Baltimore from April 20 to 30.
      With clowns, wire-walking, flying trapeze maneuvers and contortionists, “Out Of This World” will come to the Royal Farms Arena in Baltimore from April 20 to 30.
    • With clowns, wire-walking, flying trapeze maneuvers and contortionists, “Out Of This World” will come to the Royal Farms Arena in Baltimore from April 20 to 30.
      With clowns, wire-walking, flying trapeze maneuvers and contortionists, “Out Of This World” will come to the Royal Farms Arena in Baltimore from April 20 to 30.
    • With clowns, wire-walking, flying trapeze maneuvers and contortionists, “Out Of This World” will come to the Royal Farms Arena in Baltimore from April 20 to 30.
      With clowns, wire-walking, flying trapeze maneuvers and contortionists, “Out Of This World” will come to the Royal Farms Arena in Baltimore from April 20 to 30.

    No Clowning Around: Performer Talks About Last Ringling Bros. And Barnum & Bailey Circus

    By Zach Sparks
    “Out Of This World” Closes Out 146-Year Tradition
    Near the end of the 19th century, five Ringling brothers traveled the Midwest via caravan, peddling their brand of entertainment to wide-eyed families; meanwhile, the competing Barnum & Bailey Circus flaunted ownership of Jumbo, the...
    • Charlie Most was inspired by his love of the sea, his clairvoyance and his life experiences to write “Lost Treasures of the Sea.”
      Charlie Most was inspired by his love of the sea, his clairvoyance and his life experiences to write “Lost Treasures of the Sea.”

    Charlie Most Releases First Novel In “Treasures Of The Tides” Trilogy

    By Judy Tacyn
    To call Charlie Most a “character” would be both a literal and figurative understatement. In his first novel, “Lost Treasures of the Heart,” Most pours his own life and passions into a haunting story of betrayal, healing and adventure.
    Most grew up in Baltimore and...
    • The murder mystery dinner cast of “A Murder on Stoney Creek” includes (l-r) Laura Zollinhofer, Lisa Clark, Chaka Balamani, Rhonda Weeks and Mickey Kramer.Photo by Zach Sparks
      The murder mystery dinner cast of “A Murder on Stoney Creek” includes (l-r) Laura Zollinhofer, Lisa Clark, Chaka Balamani, Rhonda Weeks and Mickey Kramer.

    Murder Mystery Dinner Will Benefit Mary’s Lamb

    By Zach Sparks
    Betrayal, deception, sabotage – a controversy is brewing in Riviera Beach and nothing is off the table. Written by Paul Warshauer and produced by Murder 4 Fun Inc. from Chicago, “A Murder on Stoney Creek” will do its best to tease guests with a conundrum of whodunit on April 28...
    • In “The Great Wall,” Matt Damon is a Spanish foreigner captured by a border patrol force trying to combat green monsters called Tao Tei. Sound ridiculous? It is.Photo courtesy of Universal Pictures
      In “The Great Wall,” Matt Damon is a Spanish foreigner captured by a border patrol force trying to combat green monsters called Tao Tei. Sound ridiculous? It is.

    “The Great Wall” And The Line Of Ridiculousness

    By Audrey Ruppert
    I have long promoted a concept I made up, a concept called the “line of ridiculousness” — a threshold that must be surpassed in order for a silly, plot-hole-ridden film to go from stupid to just plain fun. This is why I was not a fan of any of the individual Marvel movies, like...
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    • Susan Harry will display watercolor landscapes and a series of leaves of all different shapes, colors and sizes.
      Susan Harry will display watercolor landscapes and a series of leaves of all different shapes, colors and sizes.
    • Susan Harry will display watercolor landscapes and a series of leaves of all different shapes, colors and sizes.
      Susan Harry will display watercolor landscapes and a series of leaves of all different shapes, colors and sizes.

    Mother And Daughter Display Art At Mountain Road Library

    By Sharon Mager
    The Mountain Road Library will feature the artwork of Susan Harry in April and her mother, Louise Vest, in May, just in time for Mother’s Day. Harry will display watercolor landscapes, and Vest will showcase acrylic seascapes.
    Harry began painting when she was 5 years old. In elementary...
    • An intensely dark comedy of manners, “God of Carnage” depicts two couples who get together to discuss a playground fight between their children. The meeting quickly escalates into an uncivilized fight among the foursome.Photo courtesy of Stan Barouh
      An intensely dark comedy of manners, “God of Carnage” depicts two couples who get together to discuss a playground fight between their children. The meeting quickly escalates into an uncivilized fight among the foursome.
    • An intensely dark comedy of manners, “God of Carnage” depicts two couples who get together to discuss a playground fight between their children. The meeting quickly escalates into an uncivilized fight among the foursome.Photo courtesy of Stan Barouh
      An intensely dark comedy of manners, “God of Carnage” depicts two couples who get together to discuss a playground fight between their children. The meeting quickly escalates into an uncivilized fight among the foursome.
    • An intensely dark comedy of manners, “God of Carnage” depicts two couples who get together to discuss a playground fight between their children. The meeting quickly escalates into an uncivilized fight among the foursome.Photo courtesy of Stan Barouh
      An intensely dark comedy of manners, “God of Carnage” depicts two couples who get together to discuss a playground fight between their children. The meeting quickly escalates into an uncivilized fight among the foursome.

    "God of Carnage" Delves Into The Hilarious Dark Side Of Modern Manners

    By Dylan Roche
    It’s an inevitable fact of life that children fight. They might call one another names, break one another’s toys, or even hit and kick one another — and all for the pettiest of reasons.
    When people grow up though, they leave all that behavior behind them, right?
    At least, that...

    Annapolis Film Festival Celebrates Five Years With Big Flicks

    By Leslie Dolsak
    The five-year mark for a film festival is a milestone. The Annapolis Film Festival (AFF) kicks off it’s fifth year of showcasing independent films this year in downtown Annapolis from March 30 to April 2.
    Last year, more than 10,000 people flocked to view documentaries, shorts, feature films...
    • The wings at Adam’s Taphouse and Grill were covered with a crunchy and flavorful coating, and brushed with a spicy hot sauce. There was no fat or grease.Photo by Shelley Allen
      The wings at Adam’s Taphouse and Grill were covered with a crunchy and flavorful coating, and brushed with a spicy hot sauce. There was no fat or grease.
    • Bursting with flavor were the steak nachos, which were covered with thinly-sliced Philadelphia cheesesteak-style meat, melted cheddar, barbecue sauce, shredded lettuce, diced tomatoes, jalapenos and a dollop of sour cream in the middle.Photo by Shelley Allen
      Bursting with flavor were the steak nachos, which were covered with thinly-sliced Philadelphia cheesesteak-style meat, melted cheddar, barbecue sauce, shredded lettuce, diced tomatoes, jalapenos and a dollop of sour cream in the middle.
    • The meat from Adam’s ribs was smoky and slightly charred, soft enough to literally fall off the bone and topped with sweet, tangy barbecue sauce.Photo by Shelley Allen
      The meat from Adam’s ribs was smoky and slightly charred, soft enough to literally fall off the bone and topped with sweet, tangy barbecue sauce.

    Adam’s Taphouse And Grill Offers Outstanding Ribs, Desserts And More

    By Shelley Allen
    Some days, you just want a good salad. Then some days, you want to demolish an entire rack of ribs dripping with tangy barbecue sauce. When this mood strikes, go ahead and feed your inner carnivore at Adam’s Taphouse & Grill.
    The restaurant, formerly known as Adam’s Ribs, has been...
    • Rick Schimpf’s “Beverly Plantation House on the Pokomoke River” was inspired by a black and white photo of a house built in 1774.
      Rick Schimpf’s “Beverly Plantation House on the Pokomoke River” was inspired by a black and white photo of a house built in 1774.
    • "Catoctin Mountain Park Cabin Near Camp David" is one of two paintings by Rick Schimpf that are now on display at BWI Thurgood Marshall Airport.
      "Catoctin Mountain Park Cabin Near Camp David" is one of two paintings by Rick Schimpf that are now on display at BWI Thurgood Marshall Airport.

    Pasadena Artist Rick Schimpf Featured In BWI Exhibit

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    Two paintings by Pasadena artist Rick Schimpf – “Beverly Plantation House on the Pokomoke River” and “Catoctin Mountain Park Cabin Near Camp David” – will be displayed in the “Maryland Historical Connections” art exhibit through June 14 at BWI...
    • Debby Coughlan’s “See More Park” children’s book series encourages kids to use their imaginations and appreciate others.Provided
      Debby Coughlan’s “See More Park” children’s book series encourages kids to use their imaginations and appreciate others.
    • Melissa Bailey’s vibrant watercolor illustrations enliven the pages of Debby Coughlan’s “See More Park” children’s book series.Provided
      Melissa Bailey’s vibrant watercolor illustrations enliven the pages of Debby Coughlan’s “See More Park” children’s book series.

    Debby Coughlan Pens Children’s Books, Biographies And Everything In Between

    By Zach Sparks
    Aspiring authors are often given the advice “show, don’t tell.” Pasadena’s Debby Coughlan took that advice literally in 2011 when she was leading a discussion group of high school students at church and she asked them, “What is something you’ve always wanted to...
    • Pasadena Painter Chris Davenport Colors Life With A Unique Perspective
      Pasadena Painter Chris Davenport Colors Life With A Unique Perspective
    • McGowan Still Undefeated In MMA Professional Ranks
      McGowan Still Undefeated In MMA Professional Ranks


    Blast From The Past

    By Zach Sparks
    Have you ever read a great novel, only to be dismayed at the discovery of a cliffhanger? Have you ever glanced over a news article, only to wonder what happened to the child prodigy with Broadway aspirations or the old lady who lived in a shoe? (OK, maybe that last example wasn’t from a news...
    • In “Silence,” Liam Neeson’s Father Ferreira renounces his faith after his experience in Japan.Paramount Pictures
      In “Silence,” Liam Neeson’s Father Ferreira renounces his faith after his experience in Japan.

    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...
    • Chuck Dick, artistic director of Pasadena Theatre Company, has appeared with the company in the roles of Daddy Warbucks in “Annie,” Ebenezer Scrooge in “A Christmas Carol,” Benjamin Franklin in “1776” and Sir Thomas More in “A Man for All Seasons.” As he battles cancer, Dick has stayed positive by focusing on his love of theater and planning for the troupe’s summer production of “Godspell.”File Photo
      Chuck Dick, artistic director of Pasadena Theatre Company, has appeared with the company in the roles of Daddy Warbucks in “Annie,” Ebenezer Scrooge in “A Christmas Carol,” Benjamin Franklin in “1776” and Sir Thomas More in “A Man for All Seasons.” As he battles cancer, Dick has stayed positive by focusing on his love of theater and planning for the troupe’s summer production of “Godspell.”

    A Love Of Theater Helps Chuck Dick Pull The Curtain Down On Cancer

    By Rob Odle
    Chuck Dick is a man whose life is lived in the spotlight. For nearly all of his life, he has served as an actor, director, teacher or some combination of the three. Currently, Dick serves as the artistic director for Pasadena Theatre Company. Last year, though, that role was changed, and Dick was...
    • Soft and slightly buttery, the black squid ink linguini comes with shrimp and scallops.Sharon Mager
      Soft and slightly buttery, the black squid ink linguini comes with shrimp and scallops.
    • Served with crabmeat, tiny clams and shrimp on a bed of arugula, the tender sea bass imperial contained a variety of succulent herbs and seasonings.Sharon Mager
      Served with crabmeat, tiny clams and shrimp on a bed of arugula, the tender sea bass imperial contained a variety of succulent herbs and seasonings.
    • The chocolate soufflé was dusted with powdered sugar, perfectly baked with a lava-like center, and paired with a scoop of vanilla ice cream and berries.Sharon Mager
      The chocolate soufflé was dusted with powdered sugar, perfectly baked with a lava-like center, and paired with a scoop of vanilla ice cream and berries.

    Step Off Crain Highway And Enjoy Arturo’s Trattoria

    By Sharon Mager
    Looking for a cozy Italian restaurant for a special night out? You don’t have to search farther than Arturo’s Trattoria, a real find in a nondescript strip center at 1660 Crain Highway South in Glen Burnie.
    It’s an intimate and inviting restaurant with a small bar in the front....

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