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"Andy, Darling, Let's Chat"- A Review PDF Print E-mail
Written by Tom Valentine   
Friday, 31 July 2015 07:29

And now, how about something completely different: an intimate night of cabaret entertainment featuring Cumberland's own Andy Crosten. His musical evening of stories and vignettes is entitled, "Andy, Darling, Let's Chat" and runs in the perfect venue for his show, the Embassy Theater on Baltimore Street. Show dates are slated for Friday and Saturday at 8 p.m.

He brings his show fresh from its debut in NYC at The Duplex, a historic cabaret venue. Before that, Andy graduated from Allegany High (2005), Shenandoah Conservatory in Winchester (2009), performed in numerous summer stock and traveling shows, and currently resides in New York where he is pursuing his acting career. Local patrons will remember him from past productions at Potomac State College, the Cumberland Theater, and the Embassy Theater.

Backed by three of the better female vocalists in the area (Olivia Beau Hartman, Emma Godfrey, and Heidi Marie Gardner), Andy and his bevy of beauties present an enjoyable and fun filled evening of entertainment. Add music director Mason Griffin, guitarist Harley Kuhn, and drummer David Green and the audience might think they were in a small club off of 42nd Street in New York.

His musical journey takes us through his childhood and his growing up with a very relaxed conversational style from the stage. He quips and quotes about his family and plays off of the other ladies with an informal banter. From the opening of "Come on babe, we're going to paint the town" from "All That Jazz" of "Chicago" fame, Crosten captures the audience and keeps them captive with his personality, style, and talent.

Along the way, we get a bitter sweet sense at times, particularly in "Somewhere Over the Rainbow" from "The Wizard of Oz", Sondheim's "Everybody Says Don't", the title song from "Anything Goes", and maybe even Lady Gaga. As he croons, "Come with me and you'll be in a world of pure imagination" from "Willy Wonka, you know you have arrived in Andy's world.

Only time will tell if Andy Crosten will achieve the fame and notoriety of other Cumberland locals such as William H. Macy, Mark Baker, Rebeca Arthur and Eddie Dezen. But when and if he does, you can see him launch his spring board to success from the Embassy stage this weekend. Tickets and information are available by calling 240-362-7183.

 
 
 
Frostburg State University Planetarium Hosts Star Party at Frostburg Grows PDF Print E-mail
Written by FSU News and Media Services   
Friday, 31 July 2015 07:32

Atop the mountainside at Frostburg Grows, stargazers will be blanketed by the night sky and meteor showers during a special Star Party on Wednesday, Aug. 12, co-hosted by the Frostburg State University Planetarium and Multimedia Learning Center and the Cumberland Astronomy Club.

The free Star Party will start at 9 p.m., when FSU faculty, students and astronomy club members will be on hand helping amateur stargazers explore the friendly skies.

“Most people at the Star Party will see things they’ve never seen before with the unaided eye,” said Dr. Jason Speights, associate director of the FSU Planetarium and MLC. “It opens up the universe for them seeing things that are out there and drives home that the universe is a big place.”

The secluded site is perfect for peering into deep space.

“It’s a great location because it’s shielded from a lot of the light pollution of Frostburg,” Speights said. “That means it’s a dark site, and we’ll be able to see a lot of faint objects easier.”

The Frostburg Grows: Grow It Local greenhouse complex is off New Georges Creek Road SW (Md. 36) in Frostburg, just south of the Interstate 68 interchange and the Park and Ride lot.

The family-friendly event is free and open to the public. Attendees can stay as long as they want and are encouraged to bring a comfortable chair and snacks. The party will be held weather permitting; schedule changes will be announced on www.frostburg.edu.

The FSU Planetarium will provide a 12-inch Newtonian reflector telescope that will allow viewers to see fainter objects like galaxies and nebulas, a 110-milimeter Orion refractor telescope that is perfect to see planets and moons and a powerful set of Orion BT100 binoculars that will allow the viewer to see star clusters and galaxies.

Star partiers who wish to bring their own telescopes are asked to arrive at 8:30 p.m. FSU faculty, students and astronomy club members will be available to assist those who want to set up their own telescopes for ideal viewing. No pets or alcohol are allowed at the site. No smoking or white light will be allowed near the telescopes. Red plastic and rubber bands will be provided for those who bring white light flashlights.

The Cumberland Astronomy Club is a partner with the FSU Planetarium and MLC, participating in stargazing sessions following select planetarium programs each month, and the Frostburg Grows Star Party is an extension of that partnership.

"Club members greatly enjoy sharing the night sky with the public and FSU’s Multimedia Learning Center," said club member and FSU Professor Emeritus of Physics and Engineering Steve Luzader.

The summer sky will allow attendees to see galactic objects within the Milky Way galaxy and perhaps even other galaxies in the universe, Speights said. “The galactic objects are mainly clusters of stars and different types of nebula,” he said.

The Star Party is also being held during the peak of the Perseids meteor shower.

“Although meteor showers are best viewed in the early morning hours, we might see a few stray Perseids,” Speights said.

Luzader said this year’s Perseids showers should be among the best to view because moonlight will not interfere with observing. He said experts predict the possibility of seeing as many as one meteor per minute.

Those interested in attending can also prime themselves by reading the August 2015 Sky Report, a monthly summary of sky events by Dr. Bob Doyle, director of the FSU Planetarium and MLC, and associate professor of physics. The column is available online at frostburg.edu/mlc/planetarium/sky-reports.

The FSU Planetarium also hosts free public shows. The next program is on Saturday, Aug. 22, at 8 p.m. in MLC, Room 186 of the Catherine R. Gira Center for Communications and Information Technology. The show, featuring a full-dome movie “Dynamic Earth,” lasts about 45 to 50 minutes. If weather permits, telescopes will be taken outside for viewing. No food, drinks or gum are allowed in the planetarium. Parking is recommended near the Performing Arts Center. No entry to the planetarium show is allowed after the show begins at 8 p.m.

FSU is committed to making all of its programs, services and activities accessible to persons with disabilities. To request accommodations through the ADA Compliance Office, call 301-687-4102 or use a Voice Relay Operator at 1-800-735-2258.

 
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