April 22, 2018
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    • The public is invited to check out Jackson Anderson's artwork on April 19 at 7:00pm at Tsunami in Annapolis.
      The public is invited to check out Jackson Anderson's artwork on April 19 at 7:00pm at Tsunami in Annapolis.

    Jackson Anderson To Exhibit Artwork At Tsunami On April 19

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    Although Jackson Anderson began studying digital palette in 2016, it wasn’t until a visit to the Annapolis Collection Gallery the next year that he was inspired to create his series of prints that will be exhibited at Tsunami on Thursday, April 19, at 7:00pm. The public is invited to go check...

    Inaugural Best Of Maryland Arts Education Festival Will Celebrate Maryland Arts Education On April 20

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    Maryland’s first-ever Best of Maryland Arts Education Festival is set to take place on Friday, April 20, from 11:00am to 5:00pm. The daylong event will honor and celebrate the impact of arts education in Maryland.
    A collaborative effort on the part of the Maryland State Department of...
    • “Children of Eden,” which comes to Woods Memorial Presbyterian Church April 20-22 and April 27-29, features a large cast of actors portraying Adam, Eve, the Father, Noah, Mama Noah and others.Photo Provided
      “Children of Eden,” which comes to Woods Memorial Presbyterian Church April 20-22 and April 27-29, features a large cast of actors portraying Adam, Eve, the Father, Noah, Mama Noah and others.

    Woods Church Presents “Children Of Eden”

    By Darrell Mak
    Following a successful first-time production of “Godspell” at Woods Memorial Presbyterian Church last spring, church members will perform “Children of Eden” this April, connecting audiences with a musical about family and love. Based on the first nine chapters of the Book of...
    • ViewFinder's reporting showed addiction to opioids spanned from prescription medicines, such as Percocet, to elicit schedule I drugs, such as heroin.Photo Provided
      ViewFinder's reporting showed addiction to opioids spanned from prescription medicines, such as Percocet, to elicit schedule I drugs, such as heroin.
    • Jojo Dominick (left) and Emily Kallmyer interviewed Anne Arundel County Chief of Police Timothy Altomare for the ViewFinder documentary series “Strength & Shame.”Photo Provided
      Jojo Dominick (left) and Emily Kallmyer interviewed Anne Arundel County Chief of Police Timothy Altomare for the ViewFinder documentary series “Strength & Shame.”
    • ViewFinder members from the opioid teams and other ViewFinder team members gathered following the first showing of their hour-long documentary “Strength & Shame” at the University of Maryland. Their reporting focused on areas throughout Anne Arundel County.Photo Provided
      ViewFinder members from the opioid teams and other ViewFinder team members gathered following the first showing of their hour-long documentary “Strength & Shame” at the University of Maryland. Their reporting focused on areas throughout Anne Arundel County.
    • Henrietta Biayemi, a member of the spring 2017 ViewFinder team, filmed “Foster New Lives, Testing the Poison & A Step in the Right Direction.”Photo Provided
      Henrietta Biayemi, a member of the spring 2017 ViewFinder team, filmed “Foster New Lives, Testing the Poison & A Step in the Right Direction.”

    UMD Students Shine Spotlight On Anne Arundel’s Opioid Crisis In Award-Winning Documentary

    By Maya Pottiger
    At the University of Maryland’s Philip Merrill School of Journalism, students spent two semesters telling the stories of those affected by the opioid crisis in Anne Arundel County.
    Bethany Swain, a professor at the journalism school, teaches an advanced video storytelling class called...
    • “Red Sparrow” tells the story of Dominika Egorova (Jennifer Lawrence), who is sent to train as a “sparrow,” a spy who specializes in seduction and in retrieving intelligence from unsuspecting victims.Photo courtesy of 20th Century Fox
      “Red Sparrow” tells the story of Dominika Egorova (Jennifer Lawrence), who is sent to train as a “sparrow,” a spy who specializes in seduction and in retrieving intelligence from unsuspecting victims.

    “Red Sparrow” Is An Experience More Than Entertainment

    By Audrey Ruppert
    I went into “Red Sparrow” expecting to be disappointed due to a spate of negative reviews, but I left the theater surprisingly intrigued.
    “Red Sparrow” tells the story of Dominika Egorova (Jennifer Lawrence), a famous Russian ballerina whose life is drastically altered...
    • Under the leadership of head coach Kelsey King of Maryland Performing Arts Center, Stevenson University’s dance squad practiced vigorously for the National Cheerleaders Association and National Dance Alliance Collegiate Cheer and Dance Championships, held April 4-7 in Daytona Beach, Florida.Photo Provided
      Under the leadership of head coach Kelsey King of Maryland Performing Arts Center, Stevenson University’s dance squad practiced vigorously for the National Cheerleaders Association and National Dance Alliance Collegiate Cheer and Dance Championships, held April 4-7 in Daytona Beach, Florida.

    Local Coach Hopes To Break, Lock And Pop Dance Team To National Championship

    By Judy Tacyn
    The National Cheerleaders Association and National Dance Alliance Collegiate Cheer and Dance Championships kicks off April 4 through 7 in Daytona Beach, Florida. Among the top-ranked teams is a 13-member squad from Stevenson University, coached by Kelsey King, owner of the Severna Park-based...
    • The stakes are high in Toby’s “Newsies,” in which teenage Jack Kelly becomes the de facto leader of a group of newsboys who strike against publishing mogul Joseph Pulitzer.Photos courtesy of Jeri Tidwell
      The stakes are high in Toby’s “Newsies,” in which teenage Jack Kelly becomes the de facto leader of a group of newsboys who strike against publishing mogul Joseph Pulitzer.

    Toby’s “Newsies” Gives Us Something To Believe In

    By Dylan Roche
    When Toby’s Dinner Theatre set its 2018 season, the company had no way of knowing how topical its production of Disney’s “Newsies” would be by the time the musical opened, but in light of current events, a story about a group of outspoken teenagers standing up for themselves...
    • Alana Morino won the People category with her photo called “Endless Possibilities.”Photo Provided
      Alana Morino won the People category with her photo called “Endless Possibilities.”
    • Speaking about her photo “Stripes,” Terry Niec said, “It was just a bunch of shadows, but to me, it made a compelling pattern.”Photo Provided
      Speaking about her photo “Stripes,” Terry Niec said, “It was just a bunch of shadows, but to me, it made a compelling pattern.”
    • Terry Niec’s winning photo, “Mirrored,” was taken at Bunk's Pond.Photo Provided
      Terry Niec’s winning photo, “Mirrored,” was taken at Bunk's Pond.

    Local Photographers Depict Life In The Park

    By Zach Sparks
    Millersville resident Alana Morino wasn’t planning to enter the annual Life in the Park photo competition sponsored by the Friends of Kinder Farm Park, even though her 2013 picture of a sunset by the barn took second place.
    “I just saw the way the sky was looking that day,” she...
    • The Caesar salad was topped with thick slivers of parmesan cheese and cracked pepper. The Maryland crab soup was full of soft vegetables in a flavorful tomato-based broth, but there was a distinct lack of crab meat and Old Bay.Photo by Mary Cobbler
      The Caesar salad was topped with thick slivers of parmesan cheese and cracked pepper. The Maryland crab soup was full of soft vegetables in a flavorful tomato-based broth, but there was a distinct lack of crab meat and Old Bay.
    • Breaded and fried, the sesame chicken was covered with plum sauce, and served with rice and veggies.Photo by Mary Cobbler
      Breaded and fried, the sesame chicken was covered with plum sauce, and served with rice and veggies.
    • The pesto shrimp dish was served in a buttery, savory sauce alongside caramelized onions, roasted tomatoes, and soft bell peppers. The flavors were robust and complex.Photo by Mary Cobbler
      The pesto shrimp dish was served in a buttery, savory sauce alongside caramelized onions, roasted tomatoes, and soft bell peppers. The flavors were robust and complex.
    • The cherry cheesecake was especially sweet and the “chocolate bomb” was a fluffy chocolate cake full of warm, gooey, dark chocolate filling.Photo by Mary Cobbler
      The cherry cheesecake was especially sweet and the “chocolate bomb” was a fluffy chocolate cake full of warm, gooey, dark chocolate filling.

    The Grill At Quarterfield Station Delivers Loads Of Variety And Flavor

    By Mary Cobbler
    I’ve heard good things about The Grill at Quarterfield Station (also known as The Grill) for a while now, so I was excited to try it out with my husband on a recent Monday.
    Located at 7704 D Quarterfield Road in Glen Burnie, The Grill was hopping with customers when we arrived for dinner...
    • Local artist Diane Cary-Thomson titled this painting “Thank God For Outs,” which was a message her pastor gave.Photo by Maya Pottiger
      Local artist Diane Cary-Thomson titled this painting “Thank God For Outs,” which was a message her pastor gave.
    • Since moving to Severna Park in 1983, local artist Diane-Cary Thomson refers to her house as her biggest sculpture. There are traces of her art all over her house, including vases with paint brushes instead of flowers.Photo by Maya Pottiger
      Since moving to Severna Park in 1983, local artist Diane-Cary Thomson refers to her house as her biggest sculpture. There are traces of her art all over her house, including vases with paint brushes instead of flowers.

    Local Painter’s Apprentice Lineage Descends From Henry HenscheExclusive

    By Maya Pottiger
    Diane Cary-Thomson used to do pottery. Some of the bowls she made on her pottery wheel are on display in her house.
    Then doctors told her she’d never be able to use her right arm again.
    On Christmas Eve in 1974, Cary-Thomson was heading home from a party on Capitol Hill when she was shot...
  • Stage & Screen Studios To Present “Willy Wonka”Exclusive

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    Join Stage & Screen Studios as it journeys through a world of pure imagination in “Willy Wonka.” Follow Charlie Bucket and four other lucky golden-ticket winners into Roald Dahl's creation of a mystical musical fantasy, a well-known and loved story that will delight audiences of...
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  • “A Crooked Somebody” Panel Discusses New Movie At Annapolis Film Festival

    By Voice Staff
    English actress Joanne Froggatt starred as Anna Bates in “Downton Abbey” and Laura Nielson in the miniseries “Liar,” but her newest role connected her with director Trevor White and producers Tim White and Wayne Rogers, who created the film “A Crooked Somebody,”...

    Lindsay Corriveau Gets Ready To Make Her Pitch At Annapolis Film FestivalExclusive

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    This year, the Annapolis Film Festival announced its inaugural Shorts Challenge, a pitch competition, with the 2018 topic of women/girls issues at home and around the globe. Among the six finalists is Lindsay Corriveau of Severna Park.
    Corriveau and the other finalists will make their pitches in...
    • The Priddy Music Academy held its ninth annual Battle of the Bands on February 11 at Union Jack’s in Annapolis. Student bands competed in three age-based divisions and were awarded various prizes and judges’ picks.Photo Provided
      The Priddy Music Academy held its ninth annual Battle of the Bands on February 11 at Union Jack’s in Annapolis. Student bands competed in three age-based divisions and were awarded various prizes and judges’ picks.
    • The Priddy Music Academy held its ninth annual Battle of the Bands on February 11 at Union Jack’s in Annapolis. Student bands competed in three age-based divisions and were awarded various prizes and judges’ picks.Photo Provided
      The Priddy Music Academy held its ninth annual Battle of the Bands on February 11 at Union Jack’s in Annapolis. Student bands competed in three age-based divisions and were awarded various prizes and judges’ picks.
    • The Priddy Music Academy held its ninth annual Battle of the Bands on February 11 at Union Jack’s in Annapolis. Student bands competed in three age-based divisions and were awarded various prizes and judges’ picks.Photo Provided
      The Priddy Music Academy held its ninth annual Battle of the Bands on February 11 at Union Jack’s in Annapolis. Student bands competed in three age-based divisions and were awarded various prizes and judges’ picks.
    • The Priddy Music Academy held its ninth annual Battle of the Bands on February 11 at Union Jack’s in Annapolis. Student bands competed in three age-based divisions and were awarded various prizes and judges’ picks.Photo Provided
      The Priddy Music Academy held its ninth annual Battle of the Bands on February 11 at Union Jack’s in Annapolis. Student bands competed in three age-based divisions and were awarded various prizes and judges’ picks.

    Priddy Academy Students Compete In Battle Of The Bands

    By Maya Pottiger
    Priddy Music Academy students rocked the ninth annual Battle of the Bands at Union Jack’s in Annapolis on February 11.
     

    Nearly 400 people attended the show, according to Lee Priddy, the students’ teacher and event coordinator. The event ran for four hours, and each band was...

    • During a coffee talk with filmmakers, attendees can pick the brains of the festival’s most in-demand industry professionals.
      During a coffee talk with filmmakers, attendees can pick the brains of the festival’s most in-demand industry professionals.
    • During a coffee talk with filmmakers, attendees can pick the brains of the festival’s most in-demand industry professionals.
      During a coffee talk with filmmakers, attendees can pick the brains of the festival’s most in-demand industry professionals.

    Annapolis Film Festival Handpicks Best For Its Audience

    By Leslie Dolsak
    Annapolis is not your average city, and the Annapolis Film Festival (AFF) is certainly not your average film festival.
    “In other towns like Tribeca, it’s not like this,” said Lee Anderson, a festival director. “They parade celebs onstage, but you never get to meet them in...

    The Man Who Reads Minds

    By Monica Resa
    Imagine waiting to sit and order your favorite meal, a fried clam sandwich served with a side of fries and blue cheese coleslaw, only to have someone come up to you and share the name of your first pet or the first person you ever kissed. Keep in mind, you’ve neither seen nor spoken to this...
    • In addition to being full of social commentary, “Black Panther” is fun, and the film makes a welcome addition to the superhero canon that Marvel Studios has created.Photo courtesy of Marvel Studios
      In addition to being full of social commentary, “Black Panther” is fun, and the film makes a welcome addition to the superhero canon that Marvel Studios has created.

    “Black Panther” Illustrates The Struggle Present Throughout Black Literature And Social Movements

    By Audrey Ruppert
    “Black Panther” may have revitalized my hope that superhero movies can be enjoyable, thought-provoking and worth watching.
    Wakanda, the fictional country and hidden kingdom of “Black Panther,” is reminiscent of Asgard in the sense that it is hidden and imbued with a sense...
  • Chesapeake Ballet Company To Perform “Coppelia”

    By Judy Tacyn
    At its heart, “Coppelia” is a fun, all-ages love story about a case of mistaken identity that leads to hilarity and hijinks. Three performances will be held between April 7 and 8 at the Children’s Theatre of Annapolis.
    Created by Dr. Coppelius, Coppelia is a doll so lifelike that...
    • Taco options include the grilled mojo skirt steak, jerk tempeh and Thai basil shrimp.Photo by Mary Cobbler
      Taco options include the grilled mojo skirt steak, jerk tempeh and Thai basil shrimp.
    • The doughnut holes and dipping sauce were crispy and sweet.Photo by Mary Cobbler
      The doughnut holes and dipping sauce were crispy and sweet.
    • The Vida nachos were topped with chorizo, blanco queso dip, queso fresco, black beans, pickled cabbage, jalapenos, onion and cilantro. The pickled purple cabbage was a surprisingly great addition, providing crunch and a unique tang.Photo by Mary Cobbler
      The Vida nachos were topped with chorizo, blanco queso dip, queso fresco, black beans, pickled cabbage, jalapenos, onion and cilantro. The pickled purple cabbage was a surprisingly great addition, providing crunch and a unique tang.
    • Taco options include the grilled mojo skirt steak, jerk tempeh and Thai basil shrimp.Photo by Mary Cobbler
      Taco options include the grilled mojo skirt steak, jerk tempeh and Thai basil shrimp.

    Vida Taco Bar: These Aren’t Your Parents’ Tacos

    By Sharon Mager
    Remember the days when tacos were the only Mexican food around and they were filled with seasoned beef, cheese and veggies, and you got them at a fast food restaurant? Well, taco, you’ve come a long way, baby!
    Vida Taco Bar takes tacos for a walk on the wild side with fresh, healthy...
  • Q&A: Ballerina, Model Brittany Cavaco

    By Maya Pottiger
    Brittany Cavaco is in her first season with the Ballet Theatre of Maryland. Previously, she did two seasons with the Washington Ballet in D.C. before joining BTM. Cavaco was born in Rhode Island and is the first member of her family to move out of the state.
     

    The Severna Park Voice sat...

  • Side Street Strutters to Perform In Severna Park on April 3

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    Join the Side Street Strutters as they celebrate over 100 years of jazz music in an unforgettable concert at Severna Park High School on Tuesday, April 3, at 7:30pm. Single tickets for this concert are $25. Season tickets for the association’s concert series are $45 (adults), $10 (students)...

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