October 17, 2017
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    • Ashley Griffin, with much support from husband Mike, delves into horror fantasy art, from pin-up centaurs to pencil drawings of “Vikings” TV characters Ragnar Lothbrok and Lagertha.Photo by Zach Sparks
      Ashley Griffin, with much support from husband Mike, delves into horror fantasy art, from pin-up centaurs to pencil drawings of “Vikings” TV characters Ragnar Lothbrok and Lagertha.

    Shot Through The Heart: Ashley Griffin Makes Scary Good Art

    By Zach Sparks
    Ashley Griffin has many friends, but not all of them are living.
    The Pasadena wife and mother has an affinity for horror fantasy art, so much of her time is spent sketching aliens and painting superheroes, and, through the lens of realism, transforming the dead into the undead.
    “I love the...
    • Crafts, food and vendors will highlight the annual Kinder Farm Park Fall Harvest Festival on October 14.
      Crafts, food and vendors will highlight the annual Kinder Farm Park Fall Harvest Festival on October 14.
    • Crafts, food and vendors will highlight the annual Kinder Farm Park Fall Harvest Festival on October 14.
      Crafts, food and vendors will highlight the annual Kinder Farm Park Fall Harvest Festival on October 14.
    • The Friends of Kinder Farm Park expect to have 100 zombies and 250 runners participating in the third annual Zombie 5K Fun Run on October 28.
      The Friends of Kinder Farm Park expect to have 100 zombies and 250 runners participating in the third annual Zombie 5K Fun Run on October 28.

    Fall Festivals And Frightening Affairs

    By Zach Sparks
    Upcoming Events That Will Make Your Skin Crawl
    Whether your idea of fun is smearing paint over a plaid shirt before hobbling after strangers or bobbing for apples, plenty of fall festivals and haunted attractions will soon take over the slate of seasonal events, offering something for everyone....
    • Idris Elba is marvelous as Roland Eld in “The Dark Tower,” but the adaptation of Stephen King’s series leaves many questions unanswered.Photo courtesy of Sony Pictures
      Idris Elba is marvelous as Roland Eld in “The Dark Tower,” but the adaptation of Stephen King’s series leaves many questions unanswered.

    “Dark Tower” Adaptation Urges An Interest In Reading The Book

    By Audrey Ruppert
    “The Dark Tower” is best summarized as a one-hour-and-35-minute teaser trailer for its source material, the “Dark Tower,” a series of novels by Stephen King. It was (at times, painfully) obvious that the film was condensed in order to meet an acceptable blockbuster runtime,...
    • With jet black hair, a swivel in his hips and a flair for impersonations, Johnny Seaton has been told he resembles the king of rock ‘n’ roll.
      With jet black hair, a swivel in his hips and a flair for impersonations, Johnny Seaton has been told he resembles the king of rock ‘n’ roll.

    Johnny Seaton And Bad Behavior To Continue Concert Season At Mike’s North

    By Judy Tacyn
    Johnny Seaton is an artist in every sense of the word. He is an accomplished singer, songwriter, stage and musical actor, musician and a fine-art artist. With jet black hair, a swivel in his hips and a flair for impersonations, he’s been told he resembles the king of rock ‘n’ roll...
    • B.C. Mullins works at her computer near one of her dogs, Sugar. Mullins will appear at the Baltimore Book Festival on September 24.
      B.C. Mullins works at her computer near one of her dogs, Sugar. Mullins will appear at the Baltimore Book Festival on September 24.

    B.C. Mullins Writes About Family And Magic In Her “Tony Taylor” Series

    By Alyson Kay
    The “Tony Taylor” series combines two passions of Pasadena author B.C. Mullins: writing and children.
    “When I was a teenager, I loved babysitting,” Mullins said. “When I became a mom, that was the greatest role of my life. I enjoyed my children and their friends and...
    • The Chesapeake nachos were composed of white tortilla chips topped with seasoned shrimp, tiny scallops, crab meat, queso and pico de gallo.Photos by Shelley Allen
      The Chesapeake nachos were composed of white tortilla chips topped with seasoned shrimp, tiny scallops, crab meat, queso and pico de gallo.
    • The all-American burger was flavorful, hot and juicy.Photos by Shelley Allen
      The all-American burger was flavorful, hot and juicy.

    Draft Beer, Great Food And Friendly People: Severna Park Taphouse Has It All

    By Shelley Allen
    Drive past Severna Park Taphouse on a weekend evening and you’ll see how popular this place is. It’s packed! Must be good, right?
    Outside, it’s unpretentious; inside, it feels clean and comfortable. There are many seating options. The dining area offers some high and low wooden...
  • “A Celebration Of Seasons” By MFA Artists Opens In Gallery 90Exclusive

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    A new exhibit by the Maryland Federation of Art has opened at Hospice of the Chesapeake’s Gallery 90, the art gallery located throughout the nonprofit’s administrative building on the John & Cathy Belcher Campus at 90 Ritchie Highway in Pasadena.

    The work of 14 artists is on display, selected to evoke the theme of “A Celebration of Seasons.” The limited showing will be on display through November 17 and features around 25 two-dimensional works by MFA members. Participating members are David Diaz, Ronaldo Dorado, Kathy Dove, Janet Ewing, Christopher Fowler, Kristen Hines, Perry Kapsch, Jim Mackey, Lisa Mantha, Maggie O’Leary, Alicia Pulcher, Stacey Sass,...
    • Jessica Graves has made art out of things most people would throw away such as old cabinets and scrap metal.Gracie Fairfax
      Jessica Graves has made art out of things most people would throw away such as old cabinets and scrap metal.
    • Jessica Graves has a display of handmade rings at Side Street Framers in Severna Park. Gracie Fairfax
      Jessica Graves has a display of handmade rings at Side Street Framers in Severna Park.
    • Jessica Graves loves to integrate her hobbies with her artwork as seen in her yoga wire art. Gracie Fairfax
      Jessica Graves loves to integrate her hobbies with her artwork as seen in her yoga wire art.
    • Jessica Graves stays consistent with her passion for recycling in her reusable earring packaging. Gracie Fairfax
      Jessica Graves stays consistent with her passion for recycling in her reusable earring packaging.
    • Jessica Graves stays consistent with her passion for recycling through reusable earring packaging. Gracie Fairfax
      Jessica Graves stays consistent with her passion for recycling through reusable earring packaging.

    Jessica Graves Creates Art From Recycled Materials

    By Gracie Fairfax
    Growing up in a family of artists, Jessica Graves always had knack for creating, but when it came time to choose a career path, she decided to differentiate herself by being a sign-language interpreter.
    Fifteen years ago, her mother was doing a kitchen renovation job with tumbled Italian marble...
    • Cathy Bay, also known by the pen name Columbkill Noonan, recently attended a book launch party at One World Cafe in Baltimore.
      Cathy Bay, also known by the pen name Columbkill Noonan, recently attended a book launch party at One World Cafe in Baltimore.
    • “Barnabas Tew and the Case of the Missing Scarab” is the name of Cathy Bay’s first book, written under the pen name Columbkil Noonan and published by Crooked Cat.
      “Barnabas Tew and the Case of the Missing Scarab” is the name of Cathy Bay’s first book, written under the pen name Columbkil Noonan and published by Crooked Cat.

    Local Resident Publishes Humorous Mystery Set During The Victorian Era

    By Leslie Dolsak
    What happens when a child who loves the encyclopedia grows up and becomes a fish genetics expert? Naturally, you’d get a local author penning a series rich with wit, mythology and mystery. Cathy Bay lives in Anne Arundel County but lectures at Towson University as a member of the anatomy and...
  • Maryland Renaissance Festival Goes Beyond Plays And Pageantry For 41st Season

    By Brad Dress
    Jousting knights, epic stage combat, sword swallowers and a new storyline following King Henry VΙΙΙ — the 41st season of the Maryland Renaissance Festival in Crownsville will offer a “little something for everybody,” according to Carolyn Spedden, the artistic...
  • Baltimore Book Festival Builds Imagination And Intrigue

    By Zach Sparks
    Three-Day September Event Showcases Authors Of All Subjects
    An amateur Alabaman sorcerer named Hoodoo Hatcher, a baby girl left fatherless in Brooklyn after an intentional carbon monoxide poisoning, and a Baltimore Orioles Hall of Fame shortstop – these are some of the characters, real and...
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    Ballet Theatre Of Maryland Grad Heads To Texas

    By Anonymous
    Ballet Theatre of Maryland’s (BTM) most recent high school graduate, Laura Pimpo, has been accepted into the professional division at Texas Ballet Theater (TBT) for the 2017-2018 season. Texas Ballet Theater is under the artistic direction of Ben Stevenson, formerly of the Houston Ballet....
  • Lorrie Morgan Brings Country Show To Rams Head On August 27

    By Anonymous
    Sultry country songstress Lorrie Morgan has sold more than 8 million records, including 14 top-10 hits, 12 recorded albums and four Female Vocalist of the Year awards — and music lovers can catch her at Rams Head On Stage in Annapolis on August 27 at 8:00pm.
    Morgan was born to make music. At...
  • Encore Chorale Now Accepting New Members

    By Anonymous
    Registration is open for the fall 2017 session of Encore Chorale of Anne Arundel Community College (AACC). Singers age 55 and over are invited to join. Weekly rehearsals start Monday, September 11, from 2:00pm to 3:30pm and continue for 15 weeks at Anne Arundel Community College’s Cade Center...
  • CUMC Seeks Crafters For October Show

    By Anonymous
    Community United Methodist Church is seeking artisans for its annual craft fair, which will be held on Saturday, October 21, from 9:00am to 2:00pm. Spaces are approximately 6-by-8 feet and cost $30 each. Crafters need to supply their own tables. Chairs will be provided by the church. To reserve a...
    • The rockfish bites were made of lightly battered fish served with tangy rémoulade sauce.Sharon Mager
      The rockfish bites were made of lightly battered fish served with tangy rémoulade sauce.
    • The chicken Chesapeake was tender chicken topped with creamy crab imperial.Sharon Mager
      The chicken Chesapeake was tender chicken topped with creamy crab imperial.
    • The blackened chicken was the star of the southwest chicken salad.Sharon Mager
      The blackened chicken was the star of the southwest chicken salad.
    • Make sure to grab a cup of coffee to go with the coconut pie — it's knock-your-socks-off sweet.Sharon Mager
      Make sure to grab a cup of coffee to go with the coconut pie — it's knock-your-socks-off sweet.

    Broken Oar Bar & Grill Offers Great Food And Sweeping View Of Nabbs Creek

    By Sharon Mager
    My hubby and I visited the Broken Oar Bar & Grill (864 Nabbs Creek Road in Glen Burnie) at about 5:30pm on an overcast Saturday evening. The place was pretty full, though there were still tables available.
    The restaurant is bright, airy and classy with huge windows showcasing the creek. With...
  • “In The Heights” Comes To Annapolis Summer Garden TheatreExclusive

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    Annapolis Summer Garden Theatre is continuing its 51st season with “In the Heights,” written by Lin-Manuel Miranda, creator of the Broadway sensation “Hamilton.” This heartfelt musical tells the universal story of the American Dream, set to a Latin beat. A jubilant...
    • This year’s Arts in the Park festival will feature music from local artists, crafts and activities to promote the Chesapeake Arts Center’s new makerspace.
      This year’s Arts in the Park festival will feature music from local artists, crafts and activities to promote the Chesapeake Arts Center’s new makerspace.
    • This year’s Arts in the Park festival will feature music from local artists, crafts and activities to promote the Chesapeake Arts Center’s new makerspace.
      This year’s Arts in the Park festival will feature music from local artists, crafts and activities to promote the Chesapeake Arts Center’s new makerspace.
    • This year’s Arts in the Park festival will feature music from local artists, crafts and activities to promote the Chesapeake Arts Center’s new makerspace.
      This year’s Arts in the Park festival will feature music from local artists, crafts and activities to promote the Chesapeake Arts Center’s new makerspace.

    Arts In The Park Will Engage The Community

    By Gracie Fairfax
    Get ready to pack up your lawn chairs and blankets because the Chesapeake Arts Center’s third annual Arts in the Park festival has something for everyone. Scheduled from 11:00am to 3:00pm on Saturday, August 26, the outdoor event will feature a variety of performers and bands that will grace...
    • “Wonder Woman,” unlike so many of its contemporaries in the incessant tide of superhero wish-wash, is great fun not because it’s overly ridiculous but because it perfectly balances all the elements that normally drag a superhero movie down and gets all those elements just right.Photo courtesy of Warner Bros. Pictures
      “Wonder Woman,” unlike so many of its contemporaries in the incessant tide of superhero wish-wash, is great fun not because it’s overly ridiculous but because it perfectly balances all the elements that normally drag a superhero movie down and gets all those elements just right.

    Superheroic Success With New “Wonder Woman”

    By Audrey Ruppert
    I’m not normally a fan of superhero movies, especially the reboots of late. They often follow the same, tired formula: too much cheesy backstory with cringe-worthy dialogue, oversimplification of complex moral questions, hacky “patriotism,” over-the-top battle scenes and...
    • Performances of "Godspell" are on Fridays, Saturdays and Sundays through July 23 at Anne Arundel Community College in Arnold.
      Performances of "Godspell" are on Fridays, Saturdays and Sundays through July 23 at Anne Arundel Community College in Arnold.

    Pasadena Theatre Company Brings Back “Godspell”

    By Sharon Mager
    Drawn from the Gospel of Matthew, “Godspell” retells the parables and teachings of Jesus, but, as Pasadena Theatre Company artistic director Chuck Dick said, PTC adds a modern twist when it presents the summer musical, which opened on Friday, July 7, in the Humanities Recital Hall at...
    • “Joseph and the Amazing Technicolor Dreamcoat” combines all the vibrancy and fun that makes the musical unique without losing the heart and humanity of the story.
      “Joseph and the Amazing Technicolor Dreamcoat” combines all the vibrancy and fun that makes the musical unique without losing the heart and humanity of the story.

    Toby’s “Joseph” Shows Why This Musical Has Staying Power

    By Dylan Roche
    Toby’s Dinner Theatre has managed to strike a careful balance with its latest production of “Joseph and the Amazing Technicolor Dreamcoat,” Andrew Lloyd Webber’s rock opera that has just as much colorful eclecticism as the title would suggest. It’s a show that’s...

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