Eye On Annapolis » Entertainment http://www.eyeonannapolis.net ...it's about the quality of life! Sat, 23 Aug 2014 09:23:22 +0000 en-US hourly 1 http://wordpress.org/?v=3.9.2 Jordin Sparks, John Lithgow to co-host Star Spangled Spectacular http://www.eyeonannapolis.net/2014/08/22/jordin-sparks-john-lithgow-to-co-host-star-spangled-spectacular/?utm_source=rss&utm_medium=rss&utm_campaign=jordin-sparks-john-lithgow-to-co-host-star-spangled-spectacular http://www.eyeonannapolis.net/2014/08/22/jordin-sparks-john-lithgow-to-co-host-star-spangled-spectacular/#comments Fri, 22 Aug 2014 17:11:59 +0000 http://www.eyeonannapolis.net/?p=91684 starspangleStar-Spangled 200, Inc. (SS200), Maryland Public Television (MPT) and dick clark productions (dcp)have announced additional talent for the Star-Spangled Concert.  Grammy Award-winning singer-songwriter Melissa Etheridge, Grammy Award-winning Country Music Hall of Fame member Kenny Rogers, multi-platinum recording artist and actress Jordin Sparks, and multi-platinum Grammy award-winning band Train will perform at the Star-Spangled Concert taking place at Pier Six Pavilion in Baltimore, MD on Saturday, September 13, 2014.  Sparks will co-host and actor, musician, and author John Lithgow will host Star-Spangled Spectacular: Bicentennial of our National Anthem.  The two-hour concert special will broadcast LIVE as part of THIRTEEN’S Great Performances series on PBS at 8 PM ET.  The live television event is a highlight of Star-Spangled Spectacular, a weeklong celebration of the 200th anniversary of our national anthem.

The stars will join legendary singer-songwriter Smokey Robinson; Emmy and Tony Award-winning actress and singer Kristin Chenoweth; Grammy Award-winning country group Little Big Town; celebrated mezzo-soprano Denyce Graves-Montgomery; internationally acclaimed off-Broadway show STOMP; vocal sensations Pentatonix; and the Grammy Award-winning Baltimore Symphony Orchestra, under the direction of Music Director Marin Alsop.

This diverse star-studded line up of entertainers will pay tribute to our nation in a thrilling and inspiring concert at the Pier Six Pavilion.  The Baltimore harbor, replete with tall ships and naval vessels will serve as a stunning backdrop.  The patriotic special will also include ceremonial activities at Fort McHenry National Monument and Historic Shrine, historical highlights and an extraordinary fireworks crescendo.

Star-Spangled Spectacular: Bicentennial of our National Anthem is a production of Maryland Public Television, dick clark productions and THIRTEEN Productions LLC for WNET with assistance from the Maryland War of 1812 Bicentennial Commission and Star-Spangled 200, Inc. andwill be executive produced by David Horn, Great Performances;   Assaf Blecher, Vice President of Programming and Development, dick clark productions; and Steven J. Schupak, Maryland Public Television.  The television show will be directed and executive produced by veteran award-winning producer Paul Miller.

Two hundred years ago, Francis Scott Key, a Maryland-born attorney, was inspired to write the words to what would become the United States’ national anthem.  In 2012, Star-Spangled 200 and the Maryland War of 1812 Bicentennial Commission began a multi-year commemoration of this legacy which will culminate with Star-Spangled Spectacular, a weeklong festival taking place on September 10–16, 2014. Within this festival, Star-Spangled Spectacular: Bicentennial of our National Anthem will take place.  The festival will include tall ships, Navy gray hulls, a performance by the Blue Angels, landside festivities, and this special television program to honor our national anthem.

Tickets for the Star-Spangled Spectacular: Bicentennial of Our National Anthem can be purchased online at www.piersixpavilion.com, over the phone by calling 410-244-1131, or in person by visiting the Rams Head Live (Baltimore) or Rams Head On Stage (Annapolis) box offices.   Doors will open at 5:00 pm, with onsite concert festivities scheduled to begin at 7:00 pm, including a special non-broadcast performance by the Baltimore Symphony Orchestra prior to the live television broadcast.

Upcoming Local Shows at Rams Head On Stage
August 23 Player featuring Original Lead Singer Peter Beckett & Original Bassist Ronn Moss (aka: ex-Ridge Forrester on CBS's "The Bold & The Beautiful")
August 24 Jason's School Of Music Guitar Concert **All Ages Matinee**
August 24 Kustom Made
August 25 Julie Roberts
August 26 Larry Graham & Graham Central Station
August 27 Jr. Cline and The Recliners
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Jazz on Sundays at Chesapeake Arts Center http://www.eyeonannapolis.net/2014/08/22/jazz-on-sundays-at-chesapeake-arts-center/?utm_source=rss&utm_medium=rss&utm_campaign=jazz-on-sundays-at-chesapeake-arts-center http://www.eyeonannapolis.net/2014/08/22/jazz-on-sundays-at-chesapeake-arts-center/#comments Fri, 22 Aug 2014 12:58:32 +0000 http://www.eyeonannapolis.net/?p=91537 Doug Byerly

Doug Byerly

The Chesapeake Arts Center’s upcoming Jazz on Sundays events will be amazing! The Jazz on Sunday series will kick off on Sunday, September 21, 2014 with Doug Byerly and Marty Knepp at 3:00pm in the Studio 194 Theatre located at 194 Hammonds Lane, Baltimore Maryland 21225. Tickets are available for $10-$15.00 by calling the Box Office at         410-636-6597 or purchase online at www.Chesapeakearts.org. All ages are welcomed!

Noted for his classical and jazz performances, Doug is steadfastly committed to producing and performing the music of the 20th Century as well as commissioning new music. His stage experience as a performer and in production is vast, encompassing performances at the leading centers of culture in the northern hemisphere—from dingy jazz clubs and smoky lounges to concert halls and some of the most highly respected theaters in the United States.

As a Music Director, Doug has lead professional, community, and academic companies in productions of opera, operetta, and musical theater (over 100 productions to date). Doug has over 25 years of classroom experience, having taught elementary, middle school, high school (including music magnet and arts schools) and college. In addition to teaching at AACC, Doug is the Director of Choirs and adjunct Professor of Voice at Washington College (Chestertown, MD), the music director at St. John the Evangelist Church in Hydes, Maryland, and the Director of Music for the Archdiocese of Baltimore. He also serves on the Board of Trustees for the Annapolis Symphony Orchestra.

On the other hand, Marty Knepp is most famous for his percussion skills. Being the amazing percussionist he is, Marty spreads his knowledge by teaching at AACC, he teaches classes in a Percussion studio, and also host a Clinic/ Master Class.

Both Doug and Marty have diverse musical backgrounds that account for their seamless blend of classical, jazz and popular music. These two musicians both taught at AACC and did splendid jobs of teaching their students the true meaning of music.

A unique and dynamic musical force- Doug Byerly and Marty Knepp are a must hear!

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If You Go:

  • What: Jazz on Sundays: Doug Byerly and Marty Knepp
  • Where: Chesapeake Arts Center in the Studio 194 Theatre | 194 Hammonds Lane Baltimore MD 21225
  • When: Sunday, September 21, 2014. Doors 2:30pm | Show 3:00pm
  • Cost: Children 12 & under $10.00; CAC Members & seniors (62 +) $ 12.00; Military with I.D. $13.00; Adults $15.00

Tickets can be purchased at www.Chesapeakearts .org or by calling the Box Office at 410-636-6597.

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Upcoming Local Shows at Rams Head On Stage
August 23 Player featuring Original Lead Singer Peter Beckett & Original Bassist Ronn Moss (aka: ex-Ridge Forrester on CBS's "The Bold & The Beautiful")
August 24 Jason's School Of Music Guitar Concert **All Ages Matinee**
August 24 Kustom Made
August 25 Julie Roberts
August 26 Larry Graham & Graham Central Station
August 27 Jr. Cline and The Recliners
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Rams Head Promotions presents

Jeffrey Osborne

at Chesapeake Arts Center

Sunday, September 14, 2014

Doors: 7:00pm | Show: 8:00pm

Tickets: $69.50

Jeffrey Osborne is the five-time Platinum and Gold Record winner who gave us such indelible hits as “Stay With Me Tonight”, “On The Wings Of Love” and “(Every Time I Turn Around) Back In Love Again” from early in his career with the band, L.T.D. No other artist has made a singular impression on contemporary and popular music quite like Jeffrey Osborne. If you’re a lover of music, you won’t want to miss this legend live – who after more than four decades is better than he’s ever been!

Tickets On Sale Now At all Rams Head Box Offices and www.ramsheadonstage.com

Rams Head On Stage Box Office (410) 268-4545

Rams Head Live Box Office (410) 244-1131

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The Chesapeake Arts Center Presents:

The Deanna Bogart Band

at the Chesapeake Arts Center

in the Hammonds Lane Theatre

on Friday, September 19, 2014

Doors 7:00pm | Show 8pm

All Ages!

Tickets: CAC Members $22.50 | Military $23.50 | Non-Members $25.00

Today, Deanna Bogart is an award-winning multi-instrumentalist and multifaceted musician whose fans value the diversity of her genre-free zone. As a  bandleader/singer/songwriter/producer/pianist/sax player, Deanna combines the best of boogie-woogie, contemporary blues, country and jazz into a splendid blend she calls “blusion.”

Deanna’s fusion of blusion — spontaneous, sophisticated, fearless and fun — has garnered her three consecutive Blues Music Awards’ Horn Instrumentalist of the Year for 2008, 2009 and 2010 and an endorsement contract with Rico Reeds. She has won, at last count, more than 20 Wammies, the music awards for the hotly contested Washington, D.C. region.

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The Chesapeake Arts Center Presents:

Jazz on Sundays: Doug Byerly and Marty Knepp

at the Chesapeake Arts Center

in Studio 194 Theatre

Sunday, September 21, 2014

Doors 2:30pm | Show 3:00pm

Tickets: Child (12 & under) $10.00

CAC Member & Seniors (62+) $12.00

Military w/ ID $13.00

Adults $15.00

Doug Byerly: Noted for his classical and jazz performances, Doug is steadfastly committed to producing and performing the music of the 20th Century as well as commissioning new music. His stage experience as a performer and in production is vast, encompassing performances at the leading centers of culture in the northern hemisphere—from dingy jazz clubs and smoky lounges to concert halls and some of the most highly respected theaters in the United States.

As a Music Director, Doug has lead professional, community, and academic companies in productions of opera, operetta, and musical theater (over 100 productions to date). Doug has over 25 years of classroom experience, having taught elementary, middle school, high school (including music magnet and arts schools) and college. In addition to teaching at AACC, Doug is the Director of Choirs and adjunct Professor of Voice at Washington College (Chestertown, MD), the music director at St. John the Evangelist Church in Hydes, Maryland, and the Director of Music for the Archdiocese of Baltimore. He also serves on the Board of Trustees for the Annapolis Symphony Orchestra.

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Harbor City Music Company Show Chorus Presents:

LOL at the Chesapeake Arts Center

Saturday, September 27, 2014

in the Hammonds Lane Theatre

7:00pm Doors | 7:30pm

Show All Ages! Tickets:

$25 General Admission

$23.50 Military Discount

$22.50 CAC Members

$20.00 Seniors

$4.00 Children 12 & under

Harbor City Music Company Show Chorus is an award winning, dynamic, energized group of more than 70 women singing a Capella, four-part harmony music. By day, they are nurses, executives, students, teachers, engineers and more. At night and on weekends, these ladies transform into performers and competitors, and focus on improving musical excellence for competition and for entertaining throughout the State of Maryland.

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CAC First “Be the Band”-Battle of the Bands Competition

1st Round: “The Bands Enter”: Entry deadline September 2, 2014

2nd Round: “Audience Participation” Vote for your top…September 3-September 8

3rd Round: “Showtime!” : Saturday, October 4, 2014 @4:30pm

4th Round: “Final Showdown” Saturday, October 25, 2014 @ 7:30pm

All Ages!

Tickets $10.00

In the Studio 194 Theatre 

The  “Be the Band” hosted by the Chesapeake Arts Center is meant to find outstanding musicians and help our community rock out like they were meant to with live music! Each applicant will be carefully considered and voted by the CAC staff and our friends on the CAC Facebook page. 7 bands will have the opportunity to compete!! The competition will take place at the Chesapeake Arts Center in the Studio 194 Theatre on Saturday, October 4, 2014. Final round will be on October 25, 2014.

To enter the Be the Band, visit www.Chesapeakearts.org to fill out application and send youtube video to Nparsons@chesapeakearts.org

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The Chesapeake Arts Center Presents

The Amazing Kreskin

Sunday, October 19, 2014

in Hammonds Lane Theatre

Doors 3:30pm | Show 4:00pm

No Children 10 & Under

Tickets: CAC Member $ 22.50 | Military $23.50 | Non-Members:$25.00

For over 50 years Kreskin has been telling people things about themselves that only they or a close friend could possibly know! He let’s the audience hide his check, and if he can’t find it he forfeits his fee. Plus Kreskin offers $1,000,000.00 to anyone that can prove that he employs paid secret assistants or confederates to help him perform his mentalist “effects.”

The fact that there are rumors, as well as apparent witnesses, experiencing the ghostly presence of spirits in Baltimore, Amazing Kreskin will reawaken that awareness and cause “sightings” of these spirits by audience members on the Theater stage. A show you’ll never forget.

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Chesapeake Arts Center Presents:

The National Players: The Tempest

Thursday, November 6, 2014

Hammonds Lane Theatre

Doors 9:45am | Show 10:15am

All Ages!!

Tickets: Adults $15.00, Student $10.00

Group Rate 10 or more $6.00; Please call the box office to purchase at 410-636-6597

A tremendous shipwreck scatters a cargo of noblemen across a mysterious island. Little do they know that Prospero, the banished Duke of Milan, is at the helm of all magic and mystery. In Shakespeare’s last and most magical tale, fairies and spells unwind villains’ desires, tie lovers together, and unknot past wrongs

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Chesapeake Arts Center Presents:

National Players: As You Like It

Thursday, November 6, 2014

Hammonds Lane Theatre

Doors 7:30pm | Show 8:00pm

All Ages!!

Tickets: $15 Adults, $10 Student

Group Rates 10 or more $6.00 ; please call the Box Office at 410-636-6597

All the world’s a stage in Shakespeare’s classic love story about concealed identities and leaving home to find oneself. Running away to the woods to begin anew, Rosalind is surprised to find true love instead. Can she make a new home of this strange new world? With a little creative costuming and luck, each character creates a new life As You Like It

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Chesapeake Arts Center Presents:

Shenandoah Run

Saturday, November 15, 2014

Studio 194 Theatre

Doors 7:00pm | Show 7:30pm

Tickets: $20.00 Adults

$18.00 CAC Member & Seniors ( 62+)

Military $19.00

Children ( 12 & under) $10.00

Shenandoah Run is a nine-member classic and contemporary folk group and we have been performing in the Washington, DC area for three years. Each of the group’s members hails from Maryland or Virginia and their individual musicality, vocal and instrumental talent, as well as a strong desire to keep folk music alive and fresh, is key to the group’s success. Shenandoah Run blends vintage and contemporary folk music in a manner that appeals to all listeners.

We present the songs and sounds of American folk music, with an occasional infusion of songs from other lands and from the worlds of country and bluegrass. From the esoteric to the toe-tappingly familiar, our songs are treated to a lush vocal harmony and skillful instrumental backing that defines what is becoming our instantly recognizable sound. We present arrangements that are fresh, varied, and unique, while keeping with the spirit of the folk-music sound and we deliver it all with a chemistry that delights both audiences and we, the performer

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The Chesapeake Arts Center Presents:

Jazz on Sundays with Kristin Callahan

Sunday, December 21, 2014

at the Chesapeake Arts Center

in the Studio 194 Theatre

Doors 2:30pm | Show 3:00pm

Doors 2:30pm | Show 3:00pm

Tickets: Child (12 & under) $10.00

CAC Member & Seniors (62+) $12.00

Military w/ ID $13.00

Adults $15.00

Everyone in the jazz scene today who has heard Kristin Callahan is in agreement–her voice is fresh, vibrant, and one to watch in the years to come. Kristin has that rare ability to coax listeners into the anticipation of each note, enticing people into the very soul of the music. Quiet and unassuming, Callahan has a stage presence that is both sweet and sexy, one that catches everyone off guard and then keeps them there until the very last note. From her lovely smiles between songs to her flawless execution of some of the most demanding pieces, Kristin exudes the perfect combination of country charm and urbane hipness

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Chesapeake Arts Center Presents

Jazz on Sundays: Quartet 122 and students

Sunday, February 15, 2015

Studio 194 Theatre

Doors 2:30pm | Show 3:00pm

Tickets: Adult $15.00

CAC Member & Seniors (62+) $12.00

Military $13.00

Children ( 12 & under) $10.00

Quartet 122 – Zack Stachowski (violin), Ian Wardenski (guitar)Dan Shomper (cello), Marty Knepp (vibes) – is a new and innovative ensemble that includes four multifaceted musicians. Their diverse backgrounds create a seamless blend of classical, jazz, Latin, and popular music. Quartet 122 simultaneously combines the esthetics of a classical chamber group with the freedom, spontaneity, and improvisation of a small jazz combo—all these elements are captured in the ensemble’s compositions, arrangements, and transcriptions. Quartet 122’s eclectic nature gives them the opportunity to deliver a unique, innovative, and highly charged

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O’Briens introduces most difficult to spell game on Sunday nights http://www.eyeonannapolis.net/2014/08/22/obriens-introduces-most-difficult-to-spell-game-on-sunday-nights/?utm_source=rss&utm_medium=rss&utm_campaign=obriens-introduces-most-difficult-to-spell-game-on-sunday-nights http://www.eyeonannapolis.net/2014/08/22/obriens-introduces-most-difficult-to-spell-game-on-sunday-nights/#comments Fri, 22 Aug 2014 07:49:30 +0000 http://www.eyeonannapolis.net/?p=91707 questionaireyposterO’Brien’s Steak House on Main Street has introduced a different take on trivia. Questionnairey (see what I mean about spelling?).

While every venue has a trivia game it seems, they all run into the same problem–the questions invariably end up not working out too well for one team or the other. Problem solved!

There are no right or wrong answers. If you have ever seen Family Feud, it is very similar. An audience is polled and you simply try to guess the top answer; and the closer to the top you get, the more points you get.

Name something you find in a kitchen drawer.

It could be a spoon, fork, napkin, knife, or (depending on who they surveyed) your pet hamster!

The emcee tosses in some fun questions where the winning team gets a round of drinks.

All in all, it is a great way to end the weekend and spend a few hours in an Annapolis pub. And there are prizes as well.  For the top three teams, there is bar cash to spend on your next visit!

But, Eye On Annapolis is upping the ante a little bit for a while.  Come on out on Sunday and play.  If you are one of the top two teams at the end of the night, you’ll get a $25 gift certificate to O’Brien’s!  But fear not–if you come in last, we’ll give you a certificate as well. So, in addition to the bar cash from the game, there is another $75 up for grabs from Eye On Annapolis!

Will we see you on Sunday?

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Union Jack’s launches Annapolis’ only country and western night http://www.eyeonannapolis.net/2014/08/22/union-jacks-launches-annapolis-only-country-and-western-night/?utm_source=rss&utm_medium=rss&utm_campaign=union-jacks-launches-annapolis-only-country-and-western-night http://www.eyeonannapolis.net/2014/08/22/union-jacks-launches-annapolis-only-country-and-western-night/#comments Fri, 22 Aug 2014 06:55:04 +0000 http://www.eyeonannapolis.net/?p=91710 countrywesternNo need to head out west to get your fix of country and western.  Union Jack’s will be launching their new weekly Country & Western Night this coming Thursday!

Join Union Jack’s Annapolis every Thursday for a night full of yeehaaa country with  $2 Miller & Bud Light Bottles and a $2 power hour (all drinks just $2) from 10pm-11pm!

Feeling the urge to rope some cattle?  Just hop on their mechanical bull and let’s see what you’re made of!

On Thursday, enjoy the country jams of Peterbuilt on stage and for now, no cover charge!

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See you at Kegs and Corks Festival this Saturday http://www.eyeonannapolis.net/2014/08/21/see-you-at-kegs-and-corks-festival-this-saturday/?utm_source=rss&utm_medium=rss&utm_campaign=see-you-at-kegs-and-corks-festival-this-saturday http://www.eyeonannapolis.net/2014/08/21/see-you-at-kegs-and-corks-festival-this-saturday/#comments Thu, 21 Aug 2014 19:36:09 +0000 http://www.eyeonannapolis.net/?p=91705 kegs200x350Tickets are now on sale for the Third Annual Kegs and Corks Beer and Wine Festival on August 23, 2014 at the Anne Arundel County Fairgrounds.  This is a unique festival where Maryland wine and craft beer come together…catering to beer and wine lovers alike.

In an effort to promote “buying local,” the festival will once again feature the Maryland Wine Pavilion where guests will sample exceptional Maryland wines, while enjoying local crab cakes and fresh oysters.  The Craft Beer Corral will feature carefully selected craft beer from breweries across the United States.

Tickets include a souvenir cup, limited samples of featured beer and wine, and entertainment all day.  Food and full glasses of beer and wine, as well as bottles of wine, are available for purchase.

Entertainment will include live music performances by The Roadhouse Clams, the Uncle Jack Band and the Tom Larsen Band!

Presented by Eye on Annapolis, the 2014 Kegs and Corks Beer and Wine Festival will benefit the local charity, Chesapeake Bay Trust.

Buy tickets online, save $5

Advance tickets are now on sale for $30 each and available online at www.KegsandCorksFest.com.  Tickets purchased at the gate are $35 each.  Kids 12 and under are free.

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Eye On Annapolis is a sponsor of this festival and we hope that your will join us rain or shine. Hours are Saturday from noon to 6:00 PM. And be sure to follow us on Twitter and Facebook–we have a bunch of tickets to be given away! #KEGSANDCORKS

Vendor, sponsor, and volunteer opportunities are available.  For more information about the Kegs and Corks Beer and Wine Festival, contact Inspired Events at 410.507.2186 or visit www.KegsandCorksFest.com.

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August 23 Player featuring Original Lead Singer Peter Beckett & Original Bassist Ronn Moss (aka: ex-Ridge Forrester on CBS's "The Bold & The Beautiful")
August 24 Jason's School Of Music Guitar Concert **All Ages Matinee**
August 24 Kustom Made
August 25 Julie Roberts
August 26 Larry Graham & Graham Central Station
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The Shindig Music Festival – September 27th http://www.eyeonannapolis.net/2014/08/21/the-shindig-tickets-now-on-sale-september-27-2014/?utm_source=rss&utm_medium=rss&utm_campaign=the-shindig-tickets-now-on-sale-september-27-2014 http://www.eyeonannapolis.net/2014/08/21/the-shindig-tickets-now-on-sale-september-27-2014/#comments Thu, 21 Aug 2014 18:11:29 +0000 http://www.eyeonannapolis.net/?p=69527 Shindig_201424-7 Entertainment is thrilled to announce the return of The Shindig Music Festival to Carroll Park in Baltimore, MD on Saturday, September 27, 2014.

This year’s two main stages will be anchored by alternative rock legends JANE’S ADDICTION and punk rock favorites RISE AGAINST. Adding to the eclectic festivities will be Gogol BordelloClutchFishboneHalestormLuceroJ Roddy Walston & The BusinessLarry and His FlaskThe MahonesThe BotsCharm City DevilsBad Seed Rising and a TBD local artist.

A “Shindig” is defined as “a large, lively party celebrating something”. In this case, the “something” is an independent DIY Rock & Roll spirit and work ethic that make up the very core of the city of Baltimore. This year’s lineup is as fun and diverse as the neighborhoods and people of Charm City.

The all-day festival will feature two identical main stages with NO OVERLAPPING SETS of music. The Vending Village in The Woods offers a variety of Baltimore’s best and familiar food and beverage options with plenty of seating and shade available. The Woods is also home to the Ripley’s “Believe it or Not” Side Stage featuring an array of rare talent including sword swallowers, fire breathers, aerial acrobats, burlesque performances and other visually captivating oddities.

TICKET INFO

GENERAL ADMISSION – $70.00

VIP – $165.00 (limited amount available) includes:

* One VIP Parking Space in Secured Lot Closest to Festival Grounds

* Separate VIP Entrance Upon Arrival

* Exclusive Entry into Two VIP Areas

* Exclusive Access to Two Elevated Covered Viewing Decks (One at Each Main Stage)

* Exclusive Discounted Food & Drink Menu in both VIP areas

* Private Air Conditioned Restrooms

* Relaxed Cushioned Seating Areas

* Complimentary Bottled Water

* Complimentary Photos of You and Your friends from Festival Photographer

* The Shindig Festival T-Shirt

* The Shindig Commemorative VIP Laminate

* Goodie Bag

Tickets available here.

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* Tickets also available at The Sound Garden in Fells Point (only $3.00 service fee per ticket)

Gates Open at Noon – Music Begins at 12:30pm and Jane’s Addiction ends at 11:00pm

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Upcoming Local Shows at Rams Head On Stage
August 23 Player featuring Original Lead Singer Peter Beckett & Original Bassist Ronn Moss (aka: ex-Ridge Forrester on CBS's "The Bold & The Beautiful")
August 24 Jason's School Of Music Guitar Concert **All Ages Matinee**
August 24 Kustom Made
August 25 Julie Roberts
August 26 Larry Graham & Graham Central Station
August 27 Jr. Cline and The Recliners
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Annapolis based Davy Dance Academy to perform at Orange Bowl http://www.eyeonannapolis.net/2014/08/21/annapolis-based-davy-dance-academy-to-perform-at-orange-bowl/?utm_source=rss&utm_medium=rss&utm_campaign=annapolis-based-davy-dance-academy-to-perform-at-orange-bowl http://www.eyeonannapolis.net/2014/08/21/annapolis-based-davy-dance-academy-to-perform-at-orange-bowl/#comments Thu, 21 Aug 2014 09:44:21 +0000 http://www.eyeonannapolis.net/?p=91512 Davy DanceDavy Dance Academy announced that their Senior Dance Company will be featured in the half-time performance at the ACC Champion Discover Orange Bowl in Miami, Florida.  The performance will take place on New Year’s Eve in Miami, Florida.

Davy Dance Academy Dance Company is no stranger to performing on national television.  During the 2013-2014 season they performed in the Dunkin Donuts Thanksgiving Day Parade in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania and the National Cherry Blossom Festival in Washington DC.  In September the dancers will perform in the Miss America Pageant Parade in Atlantic City, New Jersey.  In addition to performances on National Television, they perform within the community in service to others through the artistry of dance.  This past December, they raised over $1200 for The Lighthouse in Annapolis, Maryland.  Each year DDA Dance Company performs at local nursing homes during the holidays and holds a benefit concert to raise money for a local charity in need of support.

They are currently hosting several fundraisers to help their dancers raise money for performance and travel costs associated with performing in the Orange Bowl.  Some of the fundraisers include: raffle tickets for an iPad mini, candy sale, fruit sale and restaurant nights with local businesses.

Director, T. Michelle Davy holds a Masters in Administration and Supervision and a Bachelor of Arts Degree in Dance from University of Maryland College Park. While in college and after graduating from University of Maryland College Park, she performed with Ailey II (ADF Festival), Bill T. Jones (ADF Festival), Alvin Mayes, Tony Powell, Meriam Rosen, Shane O’Hara, Mark Dendy, Anne Waren and Alcine Wiltz.  She has directed and choreographed over 25 musical in community theatre and private/public schools over the last 15 years.

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Naptown Pint to hold beer summit at Annapolis Craft Beer and Music Festival http://www.eyeonannapolis.net/2014/08/20/naptown-pint-to-hold-beer-summit-at-annapolis-craft-beer-and-music-festival/?utm_source=rss&utm_medium=rss&utm_campaign=naptown-pint-to-hold-beer-summit-at-annapolis-craft-beer-and-music-festival http://www.eyeonannapolis.net/2014/08/20/naptown-pint-to-hold-beer-summit-at-annapolis-craft-beer-and-music-festival/#comments Wed, 20 Aug 2014 18:11:39 +0000 http://www.eyeonannapolis.net/?p=91651 Beer Fest 250x350The Annapolis Craft Beer and Music Festival announces its update of craft breweries, music, arts and crafts exhibitors, and seminar guests.  The festival, in its third year, takes place on Saturday, September 13, 2014,  at The Navy-Marine Corps Stadium in Annapolis, Maryland.  The festival hours are Saturday, 12:00 noon to 6:00 pm.

The Annapolis Craft Beer and Music Festival — the only craft beer festival of its size on the Chesapeake Bay with over 40 breweries represented pouring over 120 craft beers — combines  award-winning artisan beer tastings from regional and national breweries along with music of all varieties on The Pilsner Stage.  Attendees have the opportunity to shop for gifts from dozens of arts and crafts exhibitors and to purchase delicious Maryland cuisine from Bayside Bull BBQ Catering.

New to the event this year is  the “Let’s Talk About Beer Summit,” a panel discussion led by Liz Murphy, the craft beer columnist for The Capital newspaper. This new feature promises to be a very exciting and informative opportunity for show visitors to get the very most value out of their attendance at the event.  Liz has promised to assemble the leading experts in the craft beer universe to answer questions and share their knowledge about craft beer.  And, once again, the ever-popular seminars will delve into a variety of interesting subjects about the latest in the craft brewery industry: “Craft Beer 101″ presented by Jim Lutz of Fordham and Dominion Breweries; “Craft Beer and Cheese” with guest sommelier Jason Hulse of Yards Brewing Company; and “Styles and Food Pairing.”    

According to Jim Barthold, of City Dock Productions:  “In just a few short years, craft beer has developed a tremendous following among men and women of all ages. There are literally hundreds of craft beers being brewed today, each with its own distinctive characteristics. Tasting and comparing brews has become an activity of the beer enthusiast. Ours is a festival whose time has come:  there is no other event like it in Annapolis or the state as others limit the patron to a few tickets to sample beer.  We provide  unlimited tastings, and with 120 plus beers to taste in six hours, that’s a lot of unique tastes.”  And, Mr. Barthold explains, “The Annapolis Craft Beer and Music Festival combines the rare experience of sampling craft beers while listening to local popular bands … selecting from a menu of food items from our private caterer and shopping among arts and crafts exhibitors.  All here in an exciting waterfront town.”

A general admission ticket includes a souvenir pilsner glass, samples of UNLIMITED craft brews, and music of all genres all day long under the music pavilion tent.  For details and to purchase tickets:  www.theannapoliscraftbeerandmusicfestival.com or call 1-410-263-4012. The festival will benefit The Arts Council of Anne Arundel County which seeks to promote cultural attractions and the arts.  The event sponsors are:  What’s Up Media; Make-A-Wish Foundation; WRNR; Baltimore Beer Week; Landmarks Marketing; Cabot Cheese; Cricket Wireless; Long Fence; and Diamond Resorts.

The Navy-Marine Corps Stadium has ample parking, which makes it an ideal venue.  Directions: take Rt. 50 to Annapolis, take exit 24 (Rowe Blvd) and make the second right onto Taylor Ave. to the entrance at Gate 5.  Parking is $5.00 per car.

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Brian Ganz and Piano Talk http://www.eyeonannapolis.net/2014/08/20/brian-ganz-and-piano-talk/?utm_source=rss&utm_medium=rss&utm_campaign=brian-ganz-and-piano-talk http://www.eyeonannapolis.net/2014/08/20/brian-ganz-and-piano-talk/#comments Wed, 20 Aug 2014 15:38:48 +0000 http://www.eyeonannapolis.net/?p=91509 On Friday August 22 at 8 pm in Annapolis, Brian Ganz and Friends will present his first Piano Talk of the series “Six Ways to Say Goodbye:  An In-Depth Exploration of Chopin's Mazurka in B-flat minor, Op. 24, No. 4.”

On Friday August 22 at 8 pm in Annapolis, Brian Ganz and Friends will present his first Piano Talk of the series “Six Ways to Say Goodbye: An In-Depth Exploration of Chopin’s Mazurka in B-flat minor, Op. 24, No. 4.”

On Friday August 22 at 8 pm in Annapolis, pianist Brian Ganz will present his first Piano Talk of the series Fourth Fridays with Brian Ganz and Friends. The Piano Talk,  will include performance as well as conversation. “Six Ways to Say Goodbye:  An In-Depth Exploration of Chopin’s Mazurka in B-flat minor, Op. 24, No. 4.” will take listeners on a journey inside the composer’s creative process in preparation for his performance of the Mazurka and other works. ” Ganz noted that there are special moments of awareness (the “Ah Hah” moment) when he notices a pattern or process that was previously invisible.  Ganz will take listeners behind the scenes, reveal his “Ah Hah” moments, and then perform the pieces with the new insights freshly in mind. The Piano Talk will be held at the Unitarian Universalist Church of Annapolis (UUCA), at 333 Dubois Road. Tickets to Fourth Friday concerts are $15 individually or $60 for a series ticket, good for 5 concerts. For more information visit www.uuannapolis.org or call 410-266-8044.

When I attend a performance of any kind, even a sports event, I always wonder what the performers or athletes are thinking about,” Ganz said. “What, exactly, are they excited to share or demonstrate or accomplish? By what process or strategy did they come to those goals? My Piano Talk presentations arise out of my eagerness to give listeners just such a glimpse of the process itself.”

“Chopin was an extraordinary craftsman,” Ganz continues. “There is so much happening in his music that isn’t immediately apparent even to highly trained eyes and ears. So his music is a particularly rich field of exploration, a veritable diamond mine of ah-hah moments. I will go into great depth with the Mazurka in B-flat minor and show how Chopin experiments with almost every kind of cadence, or musical punctuation mark. That’s where the title ‘Six Ways to Say Goodbye’ comes from. But I’ll also play another incredibly beautiful Mazurka and show how it was a kind of seed for one of his most popular compositions, the Prelude in E minor. I’ll also play a nocturne that reveals, I believe, Chopin’s great love for his country, Poland, and his religious faith.”

Ganz is especially well qualified to take listeners on a journey into the creative processes of Frédéric Chopin.  Widely regarded as one of the leading pianists of his generation, Ganz began his “Extreme Chopin” quest to perform all of the composer’s works three and a half years ago. His sold out recital at the Music Center at Strathmore in January of 2011 launched his ambitious endeavor to perform the approximately 250 works of Chopin over the next decade.  The next concerts in the series will take place at Strathmore on February 7 and 8, 2015.

This “Brian Ganz and Friends” program is part of a ticketed concert series offered monthly on 4th Fridays at 8pm at the Unitarian Universalist Church of Annapolis (UUCA) to benefit the church’s work.  Next month the concert will take place on Friday, September 26 with “20th Century Classical Masterpieces” for flute and piano with Karen Johnson and Brian Ganz. On Friday, October 24 - “Listening to the Paintings with David Hildebrand and Brian Ganz:  An Exploration of Art and Music of the 19th and early 20th Centuries”. Then on Friday, November 28 - Italian Classical Guitarist Flavio Sala will perform.

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