August 19, 2017
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    • 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...
    • The arugula salad leaves paired well with sweet grapes, toasty pine nuts, succulent cherry tomatoes, tangy blue cheese, diced cucumbers, and a smooth oil and vinegar mixture.Photo by Sharon Mager
      The arugula salad leaves paired well with sweet grapes, toasty pine nuts, succulent cherry tomatoes, tangy blue cheese, diced cucumbers, and a smooth oil and vinegar mixture.
    • Jam-packed with succulent sautéed seafood, the paccheri allo scoglio was arranged in a white wine and garlic sauce with soft, cooked grape tomatoes and Italian parsley.Photo by Sharon Mager
      Jam-packed with succulent sautéed seafood, the paccheri allo scoglio was arranged in a white wine and garlic sauce with soft, cooked grape tomatoes and Italian parsley.
    • Baked in a wood-burning oven, the four-cheese pizza had olive oil brushed on the crust. Several pieces of fresh basil added an extra dimension of flavor.Photo by Sharon Mager
      Baked in a wood-burning oven, the four-cheese pizza had olive oil brushed on the crust. Several pieces of fresh basil added an extra dimension of flavor.
    • The tiramisu was made with cream layered on the top and bottom of espresso-soaked ladyfingers, creating a creamy, complex taste that was just sweet enough to satisfy. The dessert was dusted with cocoa powder and powdered sugar, and it was topped with fresh berries.Photo by Sharon Mager
      The tiramisu was made with cream layered on the top and bottom of espresso-soaked ladyfingers, creating a creamy, complex taste that was just sweet enough to satisfy. The dessert was dusted with cocoa powder and powdered sugar, and it was topped with fresh berries.

    La Posta Pizzeria Receives Stamp Of Approval

    By Sharon Mager
    La Posta Pizzeria in Severna Park has been open only since February, but it’s already made quite the splash in the area since the owners renovated the old post office to create a unique Italian retreat right here in town. My husband and I visited the restaurant on a Tuesday, thinking it would...

    Carolyn Councell Shares Her Artwork At Annapolis City Hall

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    Pasadena resident Carolyn Councell is exhibiting her paintings in the “Jubilee” show at Annapolis City Hall (160 Duke of Gloucester Street) from now through July 28. Hours are 8:30am to 4:30pm Monday through Friday. Pictured is her piece titled “Regatta.”
    “My goal is...


    Annapolis Shakespeare Company’s Summer Season Includes Eclectic MixExclusive

    By Dylan Roche
    While summer usually means a vacation or hiatus for most people or groups, these months are proving to be the busiest time for the artists at Annapolis Shakespeare Company. And really, who needs the boring reruns on television or cheesy sequels at the movies when an audience can connect with the...
    • Ken Karlic described his watercolor works as “sophisticated chaos … interested in expressing how something feels rather than how it looks.”
      Ken Karlic described his watercolor works as “sophisticated chaos … interested in expressing how something feels rather than how it looks.”
    • Ken Karlic’s “Lady Carolyn” watercolor demonstrates his use of energy and color.
      Ken Karlic’s “Lady Carolyn” watercolor demonstrates his use of energy and color.
    • Ken Karlic’s “Overpass At Jonas Green” demonstrates his use of energy and color.
      Ken Karlic’s “Overpass At Jonas Green” demonstrates his use of energy and color.
    • Art Walk participant Kathy Daywalt recently demonstrated her techniques at Family Art Day at Black Rock Center for the Arts in Germantown, Maryland.
      Art Walk participant Kathy Daywalt recently demonstrated her techniques at Family Art Day at Black Rock Center for the Arts in Germantown, Maryland.
    • Kathy Daywalt’s “Patchwork Haven” shows off her watermedia skills.
      Kathy Daywalt’s “Patchwork Haven” shows off her watermedia skills.

    Whet Your Visual Appetite At The 27th Annual Annapolis Art WalkExclusive

    By Monica Resa
    What better way to take in a summer evening in historic downtown Annapolis than by partaking in the artistic, musical and sensory smorgasbord that is Annapolis Art Walk. For one evening each year, 20 art galleries in the heart of town keep extended hours for children and adults to browse the works...
    • 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....
  • 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...
    • 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 “...
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    • 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.
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      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...
    • 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...
    • Jeff Hughes created a crab out of oak pallets given to him from a friend who is a contractor.Gracie Fairfax
      Jeff Hughes created a crab out of oak pallets given to him from a friend who is a contractor.
    • Jeff Hughes created a tabletop decorative piece using beer caps. He considered it a happy mistake that the star ended up right where the eye of the fish should be.Gracie Fairfax
      Jeff Hughes created a tabletop decorative piece using beer caps. He considered it a happy mistake that the star ended up right where the eye of the fish should be.
    • Jeff Hughes created a crab out of wine tops and a heron out of pallets.Gracie Fairfax
      Jeff Hughes created a crab out of wine tops and a heron out of pallets.
    • Jeff Hughes stood with wine glass holders he created.Gracie Fairfax
      Jeff Hughes stood with wine glass holders he created.
    • Jeff Hughes created mosaic pieces using scraps from other projects.Gracie Fairfax
      Jeff Hughes created mosaic pieces using scraps from other projects.
    • Jeff Hughes signs his pieces by engraving his name on the back.Gracie Fairfax
      Jeff Hughes signs his pieces by engraving his name on the back.

    Jeff Hughes Creates Washed Up Art

    By Gracie Fairfax
    Jeff Hughes has a knack for seeing materials not as they are but as what they could be. While wandering the shores near his waterfront home in Pasadena six years ago, Hughes took notice of some pieces of driftwood.
    “I would see a piece of driftwood and I would almost immediately say, ‘...
    • 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...
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      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.
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      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...
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      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.
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      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
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