August 17, 2018
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      Michael Bracco
    • Michael Bracco’s “The Creators” is about young people who bring their imaginations to life through drawings.Photo Provided
      Michael Bracco’s “The Creators” is about young people who bring their imaginations to life through drawings.
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      Lynne Yoshii
    • Wonder Woman by Lynne YoshiiPhoto Provided
      Wonder Woman by Lynne Yoshii
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      Mike Zeck
    • Released in the 1980s, “Secret Wars” featured several heroes and villains from the Marvel universe. It also introduced Spider-Man’s black costume, drawn by Mike Zeck.Photo Provided
      Released in the 1980s, “Secret Wars” featured several heroes and villains from the Marvel universe. It also introduced Spider-Man’s black costume, drawn by Mike Zeck.

    Baltimore Comic-Con Brings Talented Artists To Charm City

    By Zach Sparks
    Event Returns September 28-30 At The Baltimore Convention Center

    When Baltimore Comic-Con comes to the Baltimore Convention Center from September 28-30, attendees will have the chance to meet Zachary Levi, the soon-to-be superhero and protagonist in “Shazam!” and Mike Colter, who...

    • Anne Arundel Community College student Mark Rollamas uses some of his paintings to represent life’s struggles.Photo by Zach Sparks
      Anne Arundel Community College student Mark Rollamas uses some of his paintings to represent life’s struggles.

    Sight Unseen: Artist Mark Rollamas Brings The Abstract Into Focus

    By Zach Sparks
    When Mark Rollamas attempts to paint, he doesn’t approach his canvas with just a brush. He uses his mind, pondering how to render his subjects as symbols.

    One such acrylic painting, “Unknown Woman,” depicts a woman from behind, the muscles of her back and shoulders emphasized....

    • “Skyscraper,” starring Dwayne “The Rock” Johnson, is a movie best suited for those who love disaster films and the hero saving the day through several seemingly impossible feats.Photo courtesy of Universal Pictures
      “Skyscraper,” starring Dwayne “The Rock” Johnson, is a movie best suited for those who love disaster films and the hero saving the day through several seemingly impossible feats.

    “Skyscraper” Theatrics Prove Too Lofty For The Film’s Own Good

    By Audrey Ruppert
    As a member of the last generation to physically remember 9/11 (I was 5 years old), “Skyscraper” — a film about heights, fire and borderline terrorism — made me squeamish for half the runtime. As an intern now on my fifth week at a corporate law firm, all the damage...
    • RennFest actor Fred Fletcher-Jackson enjoys developing bits, or sketches, and watching them grow. Now in his second year with the festival, Fletcher-Jackson will continue his role as George Boleyn, a member of the Royal Court and brother of Anne Boleyn.Photo Provided
      RennFest actor Fred Fletcher-Jackson enjoys developing bits, or sketches, and watching them grow. Now in his second year with the festival, Fletcher-Jackson will continue his role as George Boleyn, a member of the Royal Court and brother of Anne Boleyn.
    • RennFest actor Fred Fletcher-Jackson enjoys developing bits, or sketches, and watching them grow. Now in his second year with the festival, Fletcher-Jackson will continue his role as George Boleyn, a member of the Royal Court and brother of Anne Boleyn.Photo Provided
      RennFest actor Fred Fletcher-Jackson enjoys developing bits, or sketches, and watching them grow. Now in his second year with the festival, Fletcher-Jackson will continue his role as George Boleyn, a member of the Royal Court and brother of Anne Boleyn.
    • RennFest actor Fred Fletcher-Jackson enjoys developing bits, or sketches, and watching them grow. Now in his second year with the festival, Fletcher-Jackson will continue his role as George Boleyn, a member of the Royal Court and brother of Anne Boleyn.Photo Provided
      RennFest actor Fred Fletcher-Jackson enjoys developing bits, or sketches, and watching them grow. Now in his second year with the festival, Fletcher-Jackson will continue his role as George Boleyn, a member of the Royal Court and brother of Anne Boleyn.
    • RennFest actor Fred Fletcher-Jackson enjoys developing bits, or sketches, and watching them grow. Now in his second year with the festival, Fletcher-Jackson will continue his role as George Boleyn, a member of the Royal Court and brother of Anne Boleyn.Photo Provided
      RennFest actor Fred Fletcher-Jackson enjoys developing bits, or sketches, and watching them grow. Now in his second year with the festival, Fletcher-Jackson will continue his role as George Boleyn, a member of the Royal Court and brother of Anne Boleyn.

    Severna Park Native Returns As “George Boleyn” In 42nd Annual RennFest

    By Maya Pottiger
    As a kid, Fred Fletcher-Jackson visited Maryland’s famous RennFest, but he never dreamed he would eventually be part of it.

    One day, a Facebook post advertised RennFest auditions, and Fletcher-Jackson decided to give it a shot.

    “It seemed a little too easy,” the Severna Park...

    • While out taking pictures, Susan Gallagher’s daughter, Laura, takes pictures of her mother.Photo Provided
      While out taking pictures, Susan Gallagher’s daughter, Laura, takes pictures of her mother.
    • While out taking pictures, Susan Gallagher’s daughter, Laura, takes pictures of her mother.Photo Provided
      While out taking pictures, Susan Gallagher’s daughter, Laura, takes pictures of her mother.
    • While out taking pictures, Susan Gallagher’s daughter, Laura, takes pictures of her mother.Photo Provided
      While out taking pictures, Susan Gallagher’s daughter, Laura, takes pictures of her mother.
    • Growing up, Susan Gallagher’s father always had a camera in his hands, much as he does in this photo of them in London.Photo Provided
      Growing up, Susan Gallagher’s father always had a camera in his hands, much as he does in this photo of them in London.

    Family Photographers: Susan Gallagher Carries On Father’s Passion

    By Maya Pottiger
    Photography is in Susan Gallagher’s blood.

    When she was a little girl, her father always had his camera with him. He worked as a crime photographer for the Baltimore City Police Department and photographed weddings on the side.

    When she was about 11 years old, Gallagher started...

  • Pascal’s Chophouse Will Be Your New Favorite Spot

    By Mary Cobbler
    The Magothy Gateway shopping center has brought an array of new businesses to Severna Park, and among them is Pascal’s Chophouse, the classy, chic and comfortable restaurant at 139A Ritchie Highway.

    I’ve visited similar restaurants, but this is now one of my top spots in the area....

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      Maria Marino
    • Art Walk exhibitor Maria Marino creates landscape paintings, many of which feature places in Annapolis, such as the historic William Paca House Garden.Photo Provided
      Art Walk exhibitor Maria Marino creates landscape paintings, many of which feature places in Annapolis, such as the historic William Paca House Garden.
    • “Morning at Back Creek-Eastport” is a pastel by Art Walk exhibitor Maria Marino.Photo Provided
      “Morning at Back Creek-Eastport” is a pastel by Art Walk exhibitor Maria Marino.

    Annapolis Gallery Association To Host 28th Annual Art Walk

    By Alyson Kay
    On August 16, from 5:00pm to 9:00pm, the Annapolis Gallery Association will hold the 28th annual Annapolis Art Walk, a collaborative event involving 20 member galleries featuring all kinds of art, from sculptures and woodturnings to pastel paintings. Galleries will show both classic and...
  • Five Steps To Protect Your Priceless Photos

    By Kristy Stephens
    Photos capture your most precious moments, allowing you to create memories that you can cherish for a lifetime. Unfortunately, you probably don’t realize how many photos you have accumulated throughout the years, and your collection may be disorganized or even unmanageable, making it...
    • Lemon pesto garden pasta is a good choice for summertime because it’s light and uses fresh, seasonal ingredients.Photo by Maya Pottiger
      Lemon pesto garden pasta is a good choice for summertime because it’s light and uses fresh, seasonal ingredients.

    Summer Recipe: Lemon Pesto Garden PastaExclusive

    By Maya Pottiger
    Ingredients

    Lemon juice (1 tbsp)

    Pesto (2 tbsp)

    Chicken — premade (2 breasts)

    Grape tomatoes (10)

    Broccoli (1 bag)

    Spinach (1/2 cup)

    Garlic (chef’s choice)

    Olive Oil (chef’s choice)

    Pasta (1 box)

     

    Prep Time: 10 minutes

    Cook Time: 20...

  • Arts In The Park Returns August 18Exclusive

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    When Chesapeake Arts Center (CAC) conceived Arts in the Park five years ago, the intent was to inform people about the many types of creative expression and how they are an essential part of life. This year is no different, as Arts in the Park will showcase musicians, artists and dancers during a...
    • Ed Smith’s sculpture “Colossus,” pictured here from the front and back, is made of bronze and is 21 inches tall.Photo Provided
      Ed Smith’s sculpture “Colossus,” pictured here from the front and back, is made of bronze and is 21 inches tall.

    Ed Smith To Display Sculpture At AACCExclusive

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    Art enthusiasts will have the opportunity to view work by a Guggenheim Fellow when Ed Smith showcases his sculpture at Anne Arundel Community College’s Cade Art Gallery from August 16 through September 28. A public reception will be held on September 12 from 5:00pm to 7:00pm.

    Smith’s...

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    • Rafael Rider crafted a teal Stratocaster for his senior capstone project as a Broadneck High PVA student.Photo Provided
      Rafael Rider crafted a teal Stratocaster for his senior capstone project as a Broadneck High PVA student.
    • Ryan Hagler gave his Stratocaster a tobacco-brown finish.Photo Provided
      Ryan Hagler gave his Stratocaster a tobacco-brown finish.
    • It took five or six months for Ryan Hagler to build his custom Stratocaster for the PVA capstone project.Photo Provided
      It took five or six months for Ryan Hagler to build his custom Stratocaster for the PVA capstone project.

    Runnin’ Down A Dream: Broadneck Grads Are Ascending Guitarists

    By Zach Sparks
    Jimi Hendrix was 24 years old when he capped a 45-minute performance at the Monterey Pop Festival in California by picking guitar strings with his teeth, playing the instrument behind his back and sacrificing his Fender Stratocaster in a miniature pool of flames.

    Led Zeppelin guitarist Jimmy...

    • Although still an enjoyable summer blockbuster, “Jurassic World: Fallen Kingdom” has an incredible number of plot holes and inaccuracies that will drive paleontologists and animal enthusiasts mad.Photo courtesy of Universal Pictures
      Although still an enjoyable summer blockbuster, “Jurassic World: Fallen Kingdom” has an incredible number of plot holes and inaccuracies that will drive paleontologists and animal enthusiasts mad.

    “Jurassic World: Fallen Kingdom” Is Nothing New, But Still Fun

    By Audrey Ruppert
    As the owner of my own tiny dinosaur (I own a little blue parrot, or rather, she owns me), I was ready to see the new “Jurassic World” installment, “Jurassic World: Fallen Kingdom.” The result was what we expect of summer blockbuster fare: fun and forgettable.

    In this...

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    • “Masterpiece Robot and the Ferocious Valerie Knick-Knack” is about a little girl who takes an everyday afternoon in her backyard and turns it into an adventure as a superhero.Photo Provided
      “Masterpiece Robot and the Ferocious Valerie Knick-Knack” is about a little girl who takes an everyday afternoon in her backyard and turns it into an adventure as a superhero.

    Severna Park Resident Rebecca Evans Takes Her Paintings From Home To The Bookstore

    By Kerrigan Stern
    Children begin exercising their imagination at a young age — daydreaming of all the sports they’ll play when they grow up, about each and every detail of their future family, and what career they may possess once they reach adulthood. Unfortunately, many of them do not realize the...
  • Thriller Novelist John Fenzel To Visit Broadneck

    By Zach Sparks
    Annapolis Resident Discusses Writing, Military Service And More

    John Fenzel has worked in the White House and served in command and staff positions around the world. Now, he’s the author of three novels that explore faith, friendship and threats both foreign and domestic.

    Voice...

    • Squonk Opera will bring its show “Pneumatica” to Artscape for three days of performances. In this show, the “Squonkers” pump up the volume with live original music that permeates the air, while inflatables pump up and immerse the audience.Photos courtesy of John Altdorfer
      Squonk Opera will bring its show “Pneumatica” to Artscape for three days of performances. In this show, the “Squonkers” pump up the volume with live original music that permeates the air, while inflatables pump up and immerse the audience.
    • Squonk Opera will bring its show “Pneumatica” to Artscape for three days of performances. In this show, the “Squonkers” pump up the volume with live original music that permeates the air, while inflatables pump up and immerse the audience.Photos courtesy of John Altdorfer
      Squonk Opera will bring its show “Pneumatica” to Artscape for three days of performances. In this show, the “Squonkers” pump up the volume with live original music that permeates the air, while inflatables pump up and immerse the audience.
    • Squonk Opera will bring its show “Pneumatica” to Artscape for three days of performances. In this show, the “Squonkers” pump up the volume with live original music that permeates the air, while inflatables pump up and immerse the audience.Photos courtesy of John Altdorfer
      Squonk Opera will bring its show “Pneumatica” to Artscape for three days of performances. In this show, the “Squonkers” pump up the volume with live original music that permeates the air, while inflatables pump up and immerse the audience.
    • Squonk Opera will bring its show “Pneumatica” to Artscape for three days of performances. In this show, the “Squonkers” pump up the volume with live original music that permeates the air, while inflatables pump up and immerse the audience.Photos courtesy of John Altdorfer
      Squonk Opera will bring its show “Pneumatica” to Artscape for three days of performances. In this show, the “Squonkers” pump up the volume with live original music that permeates the air, while inflatables pump up and immerse the audience.

    Artscape Returns July 20-22

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    Billed as America’s largest free arts festival, the 37th annual Artscape is set for July 20-22 near Mount Royal Avenue and North Charles Street in Baltimore.

    Hours are 11:00am to 9:00pm on Friday and Saturday and 11:00am to 7:00pm on Sunday, with Artscape After Hours taking place Friday...

    • Homemade tomato basil bisque nicely complemented the vegetable quiche.Photo by Mary Cobbler
      Homemade tomato basil bisque nicely complemented the vegetable quiche.
    • The croissants are luscious, flaky and warm. The salad was served with homemade honey mustard dressing with just the right mix of sweet and tanginess.Photo by Mary Cobbler
      The croissants are luscious, flaky and warm. The salad was served with homemade honey mustard dressing with just the right mix of sweet and tanginess.
    • The caramel apple torte was perfectly sweetened with just the right cinnamon and spice.Photo by Mary Cobbler
      The caramel apple torte was perfectly sweetened with just the right cinnamon and spice.
    • The mini pave packed a lot of flavor in a few bites — chocolate cake topped with white chocolate buttercream icing.Photo by Mary Cobbler
      The mini pave packed a lot of flavor in a few bites — chocolate cake topped with white chocolate buttercream icing.

    Cakes And Confections Bakery Café Is A Sweet Find

    By Mary Cobbler
    Looking for a new breakfast or lunch spot? Try Cakes and Confections Bakery Café at 342 Ritchie Highway in Severna Park. It’s a bit hidden in a strip center but worth the brief search.

    Leaning toward quaint, the café has cheery yellow walls, wood tables and a tile floor....

    • A cast of (l-r) Frank Antonio, Ronnie Schronce, Joe Rose, Nicholas Garvey, Tyler White and Blaise Shunk will present “Damn Yankees” at Anne Arundel Community College on the weekends of July 13 and July 22.Photo Provided
      A cast of (l-r) Frank Antonio, Ronnie Schronce, Joe Rose, Nicholas Garvey, Tyler White and Blaise Shunk will present “Damn Yankees” at Anne Arundel Community College on the weekends of July 13 and July 22.

    Pasadena Theatre Company Brings “Damn Yankees” To AACC Stage

    By Judy Tacyn
    Whether you are a Baltimore or Washington baseball fan, there is a strong likelihood that you have muttered “damn Yankees!” at some point every year between April and October. The expression was used in Douglass Wallop’s 1954 book “The Year the Yankees Lost the Pennant,...
    • Drew Fockler submitted “Pages” for the Richard Niewerth Influence Show at Benfield Gallery.Photo Provided
      Drew Fockler submitted “Pages” for the Richard Niewerth Influence Show at Benfield Gallery.
    • Jeanne Burton Fryer exhibited the painting “Bras d'Or Yacht Club, Cape Breton.”Photo Provided
      Jeanne Burton Fryer exhibited the painting “Bras d'Or Yacht Club, Cape Breton.”
    • Barbara Sause submitted one painting and two metal sculptures for the Richard Niewerth Influence Show.Photo Provided
      Barbara Sause submitted one painting and two metal sculptures for the Richard Niewerth Influence Show.
    • Barbara Sause submitted one painting and two metal sculptures for the Richard Niewerth Influence Show.Photo Provided
      Barbara Sause submitted one painting and two metal sculptures for the Richard Niewerth Influence Show.
    • Barbara Sause submitted one painting and two metal sculptures for the Richard Niewerth Influence Show.Photo Provided
      Barbara Sause submitted one painting and two metal sculptures for the Richard Niewerth Influence Show.

    Artists Pay Tribute To Richard Niewerth At Benfield Gallery

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    A teacher and student of art for more than 50 years, Richard Niewerth observes shopping malls, checkout lines and busy metropolitan streets, capturing people’s discomfort and intensified reactions when dealing with confinement. The Severna Park resident is a figurative artist.

    In addition...

  • Ed Sparks Hopes To Strike A Chord With Severna Park ResidentsExclusive

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    In 2017, guitar maker and performer Ed Sparks brought his custom guitars to Severna Park and Broadneck libraries, educating musicians and woodworkers about the creation process while also fielding questions from the audience. Those visits drew enough interest that Sparks will return to Severna Park...
    • The current lineup of Jimmie’s Chicken Shack will bring its 25th anniversary tour to Rams Head On Stage on June 8.
      The current lineup of Jimmie’s Chicken Shack will bring its 25th anniversary tour to Rams Head On Stage on June 8.

    Twenty-Five Years In, Jimmie’s Chicken Shack Still Isn’t Flying The Coop

    By Zach Sparks
    To the MTV generation, Jimmie’s Chicken Shack is known as the eccentric band that performed in a barn while feathers rained into the crowd, the band whose lead singer is a white guy with dreads. Frontman James Davies, known as Jimi HaHa, no longer has the dreads, but his act is also attracting fans...

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