September 20, 2017
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  • “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...
    • Taylor Young is a writer, actor and producer for Riot Scene Pictures, an independent production company that just filmed a physiological thriller called “Steady Hand.”
      Taylor Young is a writer, actor and producer for Riot Scene Pictures, an independent production company that just filmed a physiological thriller called “Steady Hand.”
    • In “Steady Hand,” Tray Chaney is rapper T. Pryor, who commissions the main character to write a screenplay.
      In “Steady Hand,” Tray Chaney is rapper T. Pryor, who commissions the main character to write a screenplay.
    • Steve Malm helped Taylor Young bring his dramatic script to life in “Steady Hand.”
      Steve Malm helped Taylor Young bring his dramatic script to life in “Steady Hand.”
    • Michelle Jones plays two characters in the film “Steady Hand.”
      Michelle Jones plays two characters in the film “Steady Hand.”

    Severna Park Native Dives Into Dramatic Film

    By Zach Sparks
    Taylor Young has inflicted untold horrors on himself and his friends. He bestowed his former Severna Park High School classmate Alex Davis with nightmares of dead people. He turned his wife into a con artist. He saddled himself with mental illness.
    But, alas, it was all in the name of film.
    Young...
    • When Paul McDermand takes the stage at Severna Park High School on September 30, attendees of all ages can expect to be entertained.Photo courtesy of Live On Stage
      When Paul McDermand takes the stage at Severna Park High School on September 30, attendees of all ages can expect to be entertained.

    Paul McDermand To Bring Music “From The Mainland To The Islands”

    By Gracie Fairfax
    When two members from the Anne Arundel Community Concert Association visited Nashville to choose artists for the upcoming concert season, instrumentalist Paul McDermand and his band made an impression.
    “We really liked their sound and how they performed onstage,” said AACCA Executive...
    • 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,...
  • Baltimore Book Festival Builds Imagination And Intrigue

    By Zach Sparks
    Three-Day 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 fictional,...
    • This year’s story will delve into the love triangle between Henry, his queen and Anne Boleyn, the king’s mistress, who sets his marriage, and England, into peril.Photo by Chris Roe
      This year’s story will delve into the love triangle between Henry, his queen and Anne Boleyn, the king’s mistress, who sets his marriage, and England, into peril.

    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...
    • 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...
  • MPAC To Hold Talent Show For Hurricane Harvey Victims

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    With the hopes of helping victims of Hurricane Harvey, Maryland Performing Arts Center in Severna Park has announced plans to hold a community talent show followed by a silent auction to raise money for Save the Children and the Houston Humane Society. Anyone of any age or background is invited to...
    • Laura Pimpo
      Laura Pimpo

    Ballet Theatre Of Maryland Grad Heads To Texas

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    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....
    • Rea Keech wrote his first book, “A Hundred Veils,” based on his time in the Peace Corps in Tehran, Iran.Photo by Gracie Fairfax
      Rea Keech wrote his first book, “A Hundred Veils,” based on his time in the Peace Corps in Tehran, Iran.

    Rea Keech Pens Novel Based On Peace Corps ExperienceExclusive

    By Gracie Fairfax
    When longtime Severna Park resident Rea Keech was a young adult who had just earned his master’s degree in comparative literature, he set off to Tehran, Iran, with the Peace Corps. Based on his personal experiences teaching English at the University of Tehran from 1967 to 1969, Keech penned a...
  • Liberate Your Voice With The Freedom ChoirExclusive

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    The Freedom Choir will liberate your voice and allow you to revel in the age-old tradition of singing with others. Choir members create a joyful musical community, singing songs from around the corner and around the world. Directed by award-winning vocalist and musician Elizabeth Melvin, the...
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  • Encore Chorale Now Accepting New MembersExclusive

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    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...
    • After debuting at Annapolis Fringe Festival in September, Downside Up gigged at Eastport a Rockin’ in Annapolis, the Bay Music Festival in Centreville, the Nextival in Crownsville and other summer shows.Robert Guanti
      After debuting at Annapolis Fringe Festival in September, Downside Up gigged at Eastport a Rockin’ in Annapolis, the Bay Music Festival in Centreville, the Nextival in Crownsville and other summer shows.
    • After debuting at Annapolis Fringe Festival in September, Downside Up gigged at Eastport a Rockin’ in Annapolis, the Bay Music Festival in Centreville, the Nextival in Crownsville and other summer shows.Robert Guanti
      After debuting at Annapolis Fringe Festival in September, Downside Up gigged at Eastport a Rockin’ in Annapolis, the Bay Music Festival in Centreville, the Nextival in Crownsville and other summer shows.
    • Severna Park High School rising junior Joe Matthews (left) is the lead guitarist for the rock-centric group Downside Up. Crownsville native Lucy O’Brien handles lead vocals.Robert Guanti
      Severna Park High School rising junior Joe Matthews (left) is the lead guitarist for the rock-centric group Downside Up. Crownsville native Lucy O’Brien handles lead vocals.
    • Siblings John, Andrew and Mackenzie Priddy play keyboard, drums and bass, respectively.Robert Guanti
      Siblings John, Andrew and Mackenzie Priddy play keyboard, drums and bass, respectively.

    Downside Up Showcases Range Of Talent Through Rock

    By Taylor Stokes
    Veterans Highway may seem like a regular stretch of road, but it contains a surprising number of hidden gems, like New Transit Truck Stop (an Indian food joint), Anne Arundel County Animal Control and Priddy Music Academy, which has taught several Severna Park High School musicians while also...
    • Simon Smith, like his protagonists, is an interesting character. He is both a right-brained real estate attorney and a left-brained musician and creative writer. His writing is conversational, with undertones of clever double meanings and inside jokes only he will chuckle about.Judy Tacyn
      Simon Smith, like his protagonists, is an interesting character. He is both a right-brained real estate attorney and a left-brained musician and creative writer. His writing is conversational, with undertones of clever double meanings and inside jokes only he will chuckle about.
    • Simon Smith’s first e-book, “Bubbles Always Burst,” chronicled “the growing distortion of the American dream” during the 2000s.
      Simon Smith’s first e-book, “Bubbles Always Burst,” chronicled “the growing distortion of the American dream” during the 2000s.
    • For “Stealing Office Supplies,” Simon Smith tapped into most people’s experience with a bad boss, an unfulfilled profession, and ultimately, contentedness in one’s life.
      For “Stealing Office Supplies,” Simon Smith tapped into most people’s experience with a bad boss, an unfulfilled profession, and ultimately, contentedness in one’s life.

    Simon Smith Pens Novel Of Smart And Sweet Revenge

    By Judy Tacyn
    Round Bay resident Simon Smith recently released his second self-published book, “Stealing Office Supplies,” which is a delightfully entertaining read of brilliant revenge. His first e-novel, “Bubbles Always Burst,” was released in February 2016.
    Smith, like his...
  • “The Beguiled” Tackles Timeless Themes As A Period Piece

    By Audrey Ruppert
    The brilliance of “The Beguiled” is that despite being set during the Civil War, the film feels distinctly modern in its takedown of a certain kind of man, the kind who has existed since the beginning of time but is only now receiving the criticism he deserves. Millennials have their...
    • 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...
    • 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.”
    • 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 Walk

    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...
    • Matthew Lucente and Ella Green received CTA’s 2017 scholarships.
      Matthew Lucente and Ella Green received CTA’s 2017 scholarships.

    CTA Awards Scholarships To Two Local Youth PerformersExclusive

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    Children’s Theatre of Annapolis recently awarded scholarships to two teens who plan to pursue a career in the arts. Since 1988, CTA has chosen dedicated seniors to receive the Miriam Wolfe scholarships, and in 2017, Matthew Lucente of Arnold and Ella Green of Severna Park were selected....
    • (Bottom to top, l-r) Severna Park actors Noah Jaccard, Emily Luzier, Caroline Patterson and Zoe Smith will star in the Talent Machine Company’s production of “The Mystery of Edwin Drood.”
      (Bottom to top, l-r) Severna Park actors Noah Jaccard, Emily Luzier, Caroline Patterson and Zoe Smith will star in the Talent Machine Company’s production of “The Mystery of Edwin Drood.”

    Severna Park Actors Take The Stage For “The Mystery Of Edwin Drood”Exclusive

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    This August, the Talent Machine Company proudly presents “The Mystery of Edwin Drood,” featuring Severna Park actors Emily Luzier, Carey Cameron, Noah Jaccard, Caroline Patterson, Zoe Smith and Andrew Weinberg. “The Mystery of Edwin Drood” is a hilarious, interactive...
  • “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...
    • “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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