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17th Annual Tri-State Photography Exhibition -- Call for Entries PDF Print E-mail
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Written by Allegany Arts Council   
Saturday, 23 January 2010 08:17

AACadWebBIGThe Allegany Arts Council invites all photographers from throughout the tri-state region to submit their artwork to the jury for possible inclusion in the Saville Gallery's 17th Annual Tri-State Photography Exhibition.  The jury drop-off date for all entries is Saturday, February 6th from 10 AM - 5 PM at the Saville Gallery, which is located at 9 North Centre Street in Downtown Cumberland's Arts & Entertainment District.  This year's juror is Lynn Silverman, a photography professor from the Maryland Institute College of Art in Baltimore.  Artists may submit up to two (2) entries in any of the three jury categories: Color, Black & White, or Special Effects.  Members of the Allegany Arts Council will be charged a $5 jury fee for each entry.  Non-members will be charged ...

Last Updated on Sunday, 24 January 2010 09:34
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Make 'Em Laugh! to Benefit New Embassy Theatre PDF Print E-mail
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Wednesday, 20 January 2010 11:41

logo_new2.240x240New Embassy Theatre will present a one-night-only benefit concert on Friday, February 12 at 7:30 PM in a nostalgic celebration of comic songs of stage and screen with its presentation of “Make ‘Em Laugh!” to include 18 tunes from classic Broadway musicals that were successfully transferred to movies.  Artistic director Mark Baker, a veteran performer with Broadway credits, will perform accompanied by Lea Ann Martin, along with featured area soloists, Daniel Cope, Adam Pomeroy, Olivia Hartmann, Brittany Stonestreet, and director Martha Letterman, who will also appear.  In sketches and material from Great White Way favorites “ Oklahoma”, “Gypsy”, “The Pajama Game”, “A Funny Thing Happened on the Way to the Forum”, “The Music Man” and “Guys and ...

Last Updated on Wednesday, 20 January 2010 21:24
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FSU Center for Creative Writing to hold playwriting workshop PDF Print E-mail
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Friday, 15 January 2010 12:25

logo_new2.240x240The Frostburg State University Center for Creative Writing will host a 10-week playwriting workshop with local award-winning playwright Ty DeMartino.  Sessions will begin on Thursday, February 11 and will be held on Thursday nights, starting at 7 PM at the Center at 22 East Main Street in Frostburg.

The workshop is open to novice and established playwrights who want to learn more about the craft and the art of writing for the stage.  Participants will go over such topics as how to tell strong stories in a theatrical setting, create memorable characters, and write natural-sounding dialogue.  Over the 10 weeks, participants will develop their own play ideas and receive feedback and guidance from DeMartino and their fellow workshop participants.

Last Updated on Friday, 15 January 2010 14:02
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New Embassy Theatre seeks submissions for One-Act Play Festival PDF Print E-mail
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Friday, 15 January 2010 12:06

logo_new2.240x240The New Embassy Theatre is accepting one-act play submissions for its fifth annual One-Act Play Festival to be presented in mid-April at the restored 1931 art deco movie theatre at 49 Baltimore Street in Cumberland, Maryland.

Entries must be original and contain roles for three men and three women in a one-act format.  Any themes or plots will be considered, with a 40-page length limit.  There is a $5 entry fee.  Submissions with two copies may be sent by Monday, February 15 to the Embassy address with a 21502 zip code.  Participants will be notified by the end of February.  For more information call the theatre at (301) 722-4692 or email This e-mail address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it .

Last Updated on Friday, 15 January 2010 14:01
 
Release of the 2010 Backbone Mountain Review in February PDF Print E-mail
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Written by Allegany Arts Council   
Wednesday, 13 January 2010 09:21

2010-BMR_CoverWEBThe Allegany Arts Council and the Frostburg Center for Creative Writing are pleased to announce the release of the 2010 Backbone Mountain Review (BMR).
The BMR is an annual literary journal that features original poetry and prose by area writers.  Complimentary copies of the 2010 BMR are now available from the Allegany Arts Council, while supplies last.  To help celebrate the 2010 issue, a special reading and reception will be held on Sunday, February 21, at 2 PM at the newly renovated Lyric Theatre at 20 East Main Street in Downtown Frostburg's Arts & Entertainment District.  The reading and reception are free and open to the public.

Also, through a special arrangement with Mountain Maryland PACE, an extra 400 copies of the publication will be given as gifts to ...

Last Updated on Wednesday, 13 January 2010 09:41
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