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“Those Guys” to host holiday bash at New Embassy Theatre PDF Print E-mail
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Written by New Embassy Theatre   
Monday, 14 December 2009 08:49

2009Holiday-ePosterThe New Embassy Theatre is pleased to announce “Those Guys,” the Cumberland area’s original sketch comedy/improve group, will be hosting the HOlarious HOliday HOopla this Saturday, December 19, 2009.

Two HOopla’s will be held, the first at 2:30 PM for children of all ages.  Everyone is invited to come out and join “Those Guys” as they celebrate the Holiday season with comedy sketches appropriate for all ages.  There will be crafts, sing-alongs, and snacks and beverages served during the course of the afternoon along with much merriment celebrating the Holiday Season.

Last Updated on Monday, 14 December 2009 17:20
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New Center for Creative Writing creates engaging and exciting experiences PDF Print E-mail
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Written by Steven Diggs, FSU AppIndie Intern   
Sunday, 13 December 2009 06:38

The region has never been scarce in creativity; it just has not been that visible.  The Frostburg State University Lyric Center for Creative Writing, located at 22 East Main Street in Frostburg, hopes to change that.  Center director Gerry LaFemina wants the newly renovated building to be a well-known hotspot for local, creative minds.

“I used to be in the hardcore [music] scene.  I felt like I was back in Missoula, Montana putting on hardcore shows in front of forty diehard, dedicated fans.  Only now, I’m applying that to literature,” Center director Gerry LaFemina said.  His irreverent passion for creative writing runs deep as he hopes to inspire local writers to strive to be the next famous author.  The center’s goal was to be open in October, but ...

Last Updated on Sunday, 13 December 2009 11:19
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MCTA to host a theatrical soliloquy and Christmas Carol Sing PDF Print E-mail
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Written by Mountain City Traditional Arts   
Saturday, 12 December 2009 09:51

christmasJoin Mountain City Traditional Arts (MCTA) as it gets into the Christmas spirit by hosting a theatrical soliloquy, My Lady: The Journal of Jacob Chadington, 1872-1873 and Christmas Carol Sing on Friday, December 18 at 7 PM.  The show features the author, Frostburg resident and MCTA artist, Suzanne Rafferty.  The play will culminate in a Christmas Carol Sing—everyone is welcome and encouraged to join in the merriment.  Refreshments provided.

In 1865, after losing his family in the bloody Civil War, Jacob Chadington ventured out on his own trying to make a way for himself.  He happened upon a servant’s position in the burgeoning mountain town of Frostburg, MD.  The pay was meager and the hours long, but he found a purpose for his labor.  For seven years, Jacob ...

Last Updated on Friday, 18 December 2009 11:46
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Mountain Maryland Artists Studio Tour draws visitors from throughout the region PDF Print E-mail
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Written by Allegany Arts Council   
Monday, 07 December 2009 08:05

AACadWebBIGSales and attendance data from November’s Mountain Maryland Artists Studio Tour have been tabulated.  The annual Studio Tour, produced by the Allegany Arts Council, is a free community event held over two consecutive weekends in the beginning of November.  This year 35 participating artists from Allegany County, Garrett County, and nearby West Virginia opened their private studios to the public to showcase and sell a wide variety of artwork including paintings, woodworking, photography, ceramics, weavings, glasswork, furniture, metal sculpture, jewelry, etc.  Having just completed its 10th year, the annual Artists Studio Tour continues to grow and has become a significant contributor to cultural tourism and economic development throughout Mountain Maryland.

Last Updated on Tuesday, 19 January 2010 12:20
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Miracle on 34th Street at Mountain Ridge High School PDF Print E-mail
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Written by Kathleen Callan   
Saturday, 05 December 2009 08:47
miracleon34thStreetatMRHSThe Drama Club at Mountain Ridge High School presents Miracle on 34th Street, Saturday, December 5 at 7 PM and Sunday, December 6, 3 PM.  Under the direction of Michaela Linn, the Mountain Ridge students will enchant audiences with the story of Kris Kringle (Alex Stevens), the Macy’s Department Store Santa Claus, proving that he really is Santa Claus.
Doris Walker (Erin Radcliffe) is the supervisor of the Macy’s Thanksgiving Day parade.  She meets Kris Kringle when he stands in for the inebriated Santa hired for the parade finale.  Kris Kringle is so perfect in the role he is hired by Macy’s as its in store Santa.
Last Updated on Saturday, 05 December 2009 12:19
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