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FSU Cultural Event Series presents Tony Award-Winning “Cabaret” PDF Print E-mail
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Written by FSU News   
Tuesday, 22 December 2009 08:50

FSUCabaret251The Frostburg State University Cultural Event Series will present a preview of the Kander and Ebb musical “Cabaret” on Friday, January 15 at 8 PM and Saturday, January 16 at 3 and 8 PM in the FSU Performing Arts Center’s Drama Theatre.

The musical, with lyrics by Fred Ebb and music by John Kander, was a winner of eight Tony Awards after its debut in 1966, including “Best Musical.”  In its revivals, it was nominated for three Tony awards in the 1987 revival and won four in the 1998 revival.  The 1972 movie musical resulted in Oscars for its stars Liza Minnelli and Joel Grey and its director, Bob Fosse.

Last Updated on Tuesday, 22 December 2009 09:21
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“Fibers-n-Paint” Exhibit at The Gallery Shop PDF Print E-mail
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Written by Garrett County Arts Council   
Friday, 18 December 2009 09:01

Dancing_Rainbows_JKLAn exhibit of needlework and watercolor paintings is the newest Backroom show at The Gallery Shop in downtown Oakland.  “Fibers-n-Paint”, featuring the work of artist Jakkie Lease, will be on display through Friday, January 8.

Jakkie paints with the Weekend Watercolorists artist group at the Studio on Green in Cumberland.  She studied with Vera Dikerson, artist and teacher.  Jakkie has enjoyed success in acrylic painting tutoring under Harry Mandel.  She is also a textile artist and a member of International on-line groups: CQEmbellishers, CQInternational, Silk Ribbon Heirlooms, Wet Canvas, Watercolor Workshop and Watercolor.  At least one piece of her work in The Gallery Shop exhibit will incorporate both mediums of her art.

Last Updated on Friday, 18 December 2009 11:41
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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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