Eye On Annapolis » Entertainment http://www.eyeonannapolis.net ...it's about the quality of life! Sat, 28 Mar 2015 16:24:53 +0000 en-US hourly 1 Bacon Brothers coming back to Rams Head On Stage in June http://www.eyeonannapolis.net/2015/03/27/bacon-brothers-coming-back-to-rams-head-on-stage-in-june/ http://www.eyeonannapolis.net/2015/03/27/bacon-brothers-coming-back-to-rams-head-on-stage-in-june/#comments Fri, 27 Mar 2015 11:35:57 +0000 http://www.eyeonannapolis.net/?p=96528 We are so lucky to have a true world class music and entertainment venue in our figurative and literal backyard. Each week, Rams Head On Stage is busy bringing the best acts to their intimate venue on West Street. Just check out what's in store in the coming months!

You can purchase tickets online or at the box office.

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03/27 Todd Barry

03/28 Todd Snider (1pm Show)

03/28 eddie from ohio

03/29 Albert Cummings

03/30 Wine & Canvas: A Painting Class with Cocktails

03/31 Bob Sima w. Sherri Robbins

04/02 Dana Fuchs

04/03 Pure Prairie League

04/04 10,000 Maniacs w. Megan Jean & The KFB

04/05 Incognito feat. Maysa

04/06 Dean Rosenthal 40th Anniversary Show

04/07 Willis Alan Ramsey

04/08 Shawn Colvin w. Rebecca Pronsky

04/09 Brian Culbertson

04/10 Jane Monheit

04/11 Muddy Waters 100th Birthday Celebration w. The Nighthawks, Bob Margolin & Daryl Davis

04/12 Tower Of Power

04/13 AMFM Presents: ‘In The Vane Of….Led Zeppelin: Annapolis Artists Playing Tributes & Zeppelin-Inspired Originals

04/14 Todd Bauchspies: CD Release Concert

04/15 Luke Wade of NBC’s The Voice Season 7

04/16 Average White Band

04/17 Lyndsey Highlander

04/18 Paul Thorn Acoustic Band *All Ages Matinee

04/18 Spyro Gyra

04/19 Bela Fleck & Abigail Washburn

04/20 Richard Thompson

04/21 Lee Ann Womack w. Amanda Shires

04/22 Over The Rhine

04/23 Vanessa Carlton

04/24 BoDeans

04/25 Voyage: A Tribute to Journey feat. Hugo

04/26 Taj Mahal Trio

04/28 Alan Doyle of Great Big Sea

04/29 Marc Roberge of O.A.R.

04/30 WAR

05/01 Live At The Fillmore: The Definitive Tribute to the Original Allman Brothers Band

05/02 Pat McGee CD Release Party

05/03 + 04 Josh Ritter

05/05 The Reverend Peyton’s Big Damn Band

05/05 Donna The Buffalo

05/06 Travis Tritt Solo Acoustic

05/08 Gino Vannelli

05/10 The Bros. Landreth

05/12 Blues Traveler

05/13 The Quebe Sisters

05/14 Edwin McCain w. Ryan Hommel

05/15 Beginnings: A Tribute to the Music of Chicago

05/16 Orleans & Friends w/ Barrere & Tackett of Little Feat

05/17 Todd Rundgren at Maryland Hall

05/17 JOHNNYSWIM

05/19 Bob James 75th Birthday Tour

05/21 Bruce Cockburn

05/23 Southern Soul Tribute: The Music of Muscle Shoals & Stax/Volt Presented by Newmyer Flyer

05/24 World Party

05/27 + 05/28 Leon Russell (postponed to 7/13 & 7/14)

05/30 LoCash Cowboys

05/31 Jonatha Brooke

06/02 Marc Broussard

06/03 Glen David Andrews

06/04 Lisa Loeb

06/05 + 06 Nils Lofgren

06/07 Ottmar Liebert

06/09 Michael Allman Band

06/12 The Bacon Brothers

06/13 Elizabeth Cook

06/14 The Bacon Brothers

06/15 Ruben Studdard Presents “The Luther Vandross Songbook”

06/19 Sonny Landreth

06/21 Bay Tunes Guitars Spring Rock Band School Performance

06/22 The Weepies

06/25 Carl Palmer’s ELP Legacy

06/27 Dar Williams

06/28 The Rippingtons

For complete calendar visit www.ramsheadonstage.com

Upcoming Local Shows at Rams Head On Stage
March 28 Todd Snider
March 28 eddie from ohio
March 29 "Up Close and Personal" with Comedian, Tom McCaffrey
March 29 Albert Cummings
March 30 Wine & Canvas: A Painting Class With Cocktails
March 31 Bob Sima

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Eliza Garth to play John Cage’s Sonatas and Interludes http://www.eyeonannapolis.net/2015/03/26/eliza-garth-to-play-john-cages-sonatas-and-interludes/ http://www.eyeonannapolis.net/2015/03/26/eliza-garth-to-play-john-cages-sonatas-and-interludes/#comments Thu, 26 Mar 2015 13:14:36 +0000 http://www.eyeonannapolis.net/?p=96517 Concert Pianist Eliza Garth will perform at the Unitarian Universalist Church of Annapolis on Friday March 27.  She will offer John Cage’s Gentle Masterpiece, Sonatas and Interludes for prepared piano.       Photo credit:  Naoko Katsukawa

Concert Pianist Eliza Garth will perform at the Unitarian Universalist Church of Annapolis on Friday March 27. She will offer John Cage’s Gentle Masterpiece, Sonatas and Interludes for prepared piano.
Photo credit: Naoko Katsukawa

On Friday, March 27, at 8 pm, pianist Eliza Garth offers a rare opportunity to hear John Cage’s gentle masterpiece for prepared piano, Sonatas and Interludes. The concert will be held at the Unitarian Universalist Church of Annapolis (UUCA), 333 Dubois Road. The program is part of the “Fourth Friday” concert series featuring Brian Ganz and Friends, offered monthly to benefit the UUCA church’s work. Tickets are $15 at the door. For more information, visit www.uuannapolis.org/slider/fourth-friday or call 410-266-8044, M-Th.

Described by the writer James Pritchett as “a big piece with a quiet voice,” Sonatas and Interludes is meditative in its esthetic; the “preparation” of the piano transforms its sound into an ensemble of gongs, chimes, and magical effects. Although Cage did not invent the instrument he named the “prepared piano,” he was a major force behind its development and is often associated with it. Sonatas and Interludes is not intended for a large concert hall; its delicate sounds are best enjoyed in a more intimate setting such as the sanctuary at UUCA.

An explorer at heart, John Cage studied with trailblazers (including Henry Cowell and Arnold Schoenberg), and then in turn paved the way for trailblazers, opening up musical pathways that would later be traveled and extended by minimalist composers.   In his mature years a disciple of Buddhism, he overturned conventional Western conceptions of the nature of sound and music. He is regarded to be one of the most influential composers of the 20th century.

Pianist Eliza Garth has achieved international distinction as a performer of the music of our time. An artist with a passionate voice and an adventurous spirit, she has championed some of the most demanding works in the repertoire; these include the complete solo piano works of Donald Martino, which she has recorded for the Centaur label. As stated in the New York Times, “Ms. Garth … has an exquisite ear for piano sound. One can think of no one better qualified to play this intricate, shining music.” Her performance of John Cage’s Sonatas and Interludes was recognized with an Individual Artist Award from the Maryland State Arts Council in 2010. Ms. Garth is a graduate of The Juilliard School. For more information about Eliza Garth, please visit www.elizagarth.com

This month’s program, March 27, is one of a year-long concert series offered monthly on the 4th Friday at 8PM at the Unitarian Universalist Church of Annapolis (UUCA). Individual tickets are $15, and a “Friday five-pack” can be obtained at the door for $60, allowing the purchaser to attend multiple concerts at a discount or bring guests to a single concert. The April 24 concert features Don Stapleson and the Clazzical Project joined by classical pianist Brian Ganz, a fusion of jazz and classical styles. See www.uuannapolis.org/slider/fourth-friday for more information and future programming.

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Vadim Gluzman will perform Prokofiev in return engagement with Annapolis Symphony Orchestra http://www.eyeonannapolis.net/2015/03/23/vadim-gluzman-will-perform-prokofiev-in-return-engagement-with-annapolis-symphony-orchestra/ http://www.eyeonannapolis.net/2015/03/23/vadim-gluzman-will-perform-prokofiev-in-return-engagement-with-annapolis-symphony-orchestra/#comments Mon, 23 Mar 2015 16:03:20 +0000 http://www.eyeonannapolis.net/?p=96485 Annapolis Symphony OrchestraVadim Gluzman will perform Violin Concerto No. 2 by Sergei Prokofiev in concerts with the Annapolis Symphony Orchestra at Maryland Hall for the Creative Arts on Friday, March 27 and Saturday, March 28, 2015 at 8pm.  Music Director José-Luis Novo will also conduct the orchestra in The Sanguine Fan by Sir Edward Elgar and Symphony No. 9 by Dmitri Shostakovich.

The Israeli violinist returns to Annapolis for the fourth program in this season’s Lexus Classics Series titled “Gluzman Plays Prokofiev,” which is presented with financial support from M&T Bank and Wilmington Trust.  Mr. Gluzman first appeared with Maestro Novo and the ASO in two memorable 2011 performances of the Tchaikovsky Violin Concerto.

Adult tickets for the upcoming ASO concerts start at $35 with students admitted for $10 each.  Tickets can be purchased through the ASO website at www.annapolissymphony.org, by calling 410-263-0907, or by visiting the ASO Box Office in room 204 at Maryland Hall for the Creative Arts in Annapolis, Monday through Friday, 9:30am – 5:30pm.

All ticket holders are invited to attend a free pre-concert lecture in the auditorium at 6:45pm led by British pianist and lecturer Dr. Rachel Franklin.  These entertaining talks enhance the concert experience by providing historical and insightful perspectives on the repertoire.

Born in the former Soviet Union in 1973, Vadim Gluzman began violin studies at age 7.

Before moving to Israel in 1990, he studied with Roman Sne in Latvia and Zakhar Bron in Russia as well as Arkady Fomin, the late Dorothy DeLay and Masao Kawasaki at the Juilliard School. Early in his career, he enjoyed the encouragement and support of Isaac Stern.  Mr. Gluzman is noted for bringing back to life the glorious violinistic tradition of the 19th and 20th centuries.

When World War I broke out, the English composer Sir Edward Elgar was horrified at the prospect of the carnage, but his patriotic feelings were nonetheless arousedThe Sanguine Fan, Op. 81, is a single-act ballet written in 1917.  It was one of the pieces he composed to raise money for wartime charities.  The theme of the ballet was inspired by a scene depicting Pan and Echo that the artist Charles Conder had drawn in sanguine (a blood red color) on a fan, although the title itself is incidental to the theme.

The iconoclastic composer-pianist Sergei Prokofiev is regarded as one of the major composers of the 20th century.  His three movement Violin Concerto No. 2 in G minor was written in 1935.   It starts off with a simple Russian folk melody that flows throughout the entire second movement, and ends with the initial violin theme reappearing in solo cello, accompanied by solo violin.  The third movement rondo’s theme has a taste of Spain, with the clacking of castanets each time the theme appears.

Prokofiev was on a concert tour while he was working on the concerto, and later wrote, “The number of places in which I wrote the Concerto shows the kind of nomadic concert-tour life I led then.  The main theme of the first movement was written in Paris, the first theme of the second movement at Voronezh, the orchestration was finished in Baku and the premiere was given in Madrid.”  The Spanish liked the premiere so much that they sent a delegation of musicians to thank Prokofiev afterwards.

After intermission, the ASO will perform Symphony No. 9 by the Russian composer and pianist Dmitri Shostakovich, a prominent figure of 20th century music.  During the 1920’s and 30’s, he achieved fame in the Soviet Union, but later had a complex and difficult relationship with the government.  Dating from 1945, the Ninth Symphony is an ironic Haydnesque parody, which intentionally failed to satisfy Stalin’s demands for a “hymn of victory.”  The Second World War was won, and Shostakovich’s “pretty” symphony was interpreted as a mockery of the Soviet Union’s victory rather than a celebratory piece.  All three works on this program are ASO premiers. 

Funding for the ASO is generously provided by Elizabeth Richebourg Rea, Baltimore / Annapolis Lexus Dealers, the Maryland State Arts Council, Arts Council of Anne Arundel County, and Friends of the Annapolis Symphony Orchestra.  These concerts are presented with the support of M&T Bank and Wilmington Trust.

The Annapolis Symphony Orchestra features 70 professional musicians who perform a variety of symphonic music for audiences of all ages.  Additionally, the non-profit organization provides educational programs through its partnerships with local schools, and various other community outreach efforts.

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Bowie Community Theatre presents Flyin’ West http://www.eyeonannapolis.net/2015/03/21/bowie-community-theatre-presents-flyin-west/ http://www.eyeonannapolis.net/2015/03/21/bowie-community-theatre-presents-flyin-west/#comments Sat, 21 Mar 2015 17:16:42 +0000 http://www.eyeonannapolis.net/?p=95837 flyin westFollowing the end of the Civil War, many former slaves, took advantage of The Homestead Act and went West to build new lives for themselves and their families.

Many of these homesteaders were black women who overcame tremendous odds to work their own land and make a place for themselves in an often harsh and forbidding environment. We invite you to witness the strength, dignity, mutual respect, and love of some of the African-American female pioneers who settled, together, in the all-black town of Nicodemus, Kansas. The year is 1898.

Some subject matter may not be appropriate for children. Parental guidance is advised.

Who: Bowie Community Theatre

What: Flyin’ West by Pearl Cleage

When: April 10 – 25, 2015

Fridays and Saturdays at 8PM, Sunday matinees at 2PM

Please note: Add’l Saturday matinee April 18 – 2PM

Where: Bowie Playhouse, White Marsh Recreation Park

16500 White Marsh Park Drive

Bowie, MD 20715

(Handicapped parking and theatre facilities available)

Reservations: (301) 805-0219 or www.BCTheatre.com

Ticket Prices: $20/adults, $15/Seniors (62+)/Students

(Group rates available )

Bring one non-perishable food item for donation to the Bowie Food Bank in exchange for one FREE concession item!

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Films and personal accounts tell the stories of immigration and Islamophobia at AACC http://www.eyeonannapolis.net/2015/03/19/films-and-personal-accounts-tell-the-stories-of-immigration-and-islamophobia-at-aacc/ http://www.eyeonannapolis.net/2015/03/19/films-and-personal-accounts-tell-the-stories-of-immigration-and-islamophobia-at-aacc/#comments Thu, 19 Mar 2015 19:23:03 +0000 http://www.eyeonannapolis.net/?p=96520 Comedians Negin Farsad, left, and Dean Obeidallah act out a scene from their documentary about people's fears of Islam, "The Muslims Are Coming!" Screening of the documentary is part of several events Anne Arundel Community College is having April 2 on the theme, "Combating Islamophobia on Campus, in our Community and Around the World," one of the events in the Year of Social Justice at AACC. All events are in the Cade Center for Fine Arts Room 219 on the Arnold campus, a panel discussion about Women and Islam is from 12:30-1:30 p.m.; the screening of the documentary is from 4-6 p.m. and a discussion afterward is from 6-8 p.m. Visit http://www.aacc.edu/ctp/oralhistory/islamophobia.cfm for more information.

Comedians Negin Farsad, left, and Dean Obeidallah act out a scene from their documentary about people’s fears of Islam, “The Muslims Are Coming!” Screening of the documentary is part of several events Anne Arundel Community College is having April 2 on the theme, “Combating Islamophobia on Campus, in our Community and Around the World,” one of the events in the Year of Social Justice at AACC. All events are in the Cade Center for Fine Arts Room 219 on the Arnold campus, a panel discussion about Women and Islam is from 12:30-1:30 p.m.; the screening of the documentary is from 4-6 p.m. and a discussion afterward is from 6-8 p.m. Visit http://www.aacc.edu/ctp/oralhistory/islamophobia.cfm for more information.

Struggles of people of other cultures, whether they immigrated to the United States or were born here, is the focus of a series of free events this spring at Anne Arundel Community College.

• March 25 – 2 p.m. Reyna Grande, author of “The Distance Between Us,” Robert E. Kauffman Theater in the Pascal Center for Performing Arts.

• April 2 – Three events as part of “Combating Islamophobia on Campus, in our Community and Around the World,” all in the Cade (CADE) Center for Fine Arts Room 219: 12:30-1:30 p.m. “Women and Islam” panel discussion; 4-6 p.m. Screening of 90-minute documentary, “The Muslims Are Coming!” and 6-8 p.m. Discussion/question-answer session with two comedians/filmmakers of the documentary and a representative from the Council on American-Islamic Relations-Maryland.

• Events for Immigration Awareness Month: April 1 – 6-9 p.m. Immigration Roundtable discusses President Barack Obama’s immigration plan and the controversial practice of family detention, CADE Room 219; April 8 – 5-9 p.m. Ask an Immigration Attorney Night, four immigration attorneys offer free, anonymous, 20-minute sessions on a first-come, first-served basis, Center for Applied Learning and Technology (CALT) Room 100; April 15 – 11 a.m.-3 p.m. Immigration Heritage Day, international cuisine to be provided, CADE Room 219; April 22 – 6-9 p.m. Review and discussion of movie, “Who is Dayani Cristal?” that tells one immigrant’s story, CADE Room 219.

At the March 25 event, Grande will tell her story as a 10-year-old who came to the U.S. as an undocumented immigrant to be reunited with her parents who were already here. She will highlight her journey to be a naturalized citizen and some of her concerns about ways immigration policies impact families. It is co-sponsored by the First-Year Experience program, whose students read the book, and by the college’s Student Engagement office, the Hispanic Heritage Fund and AACC’s summer program for Latino students, Adelanté. It is part of the Year of Social Justice at AACC. For information, visit http://www.aacc.edu/sasp/calendar.cfm.

“Combating Islamophobia on Campus, in our Community and Around the World” also is part of the Year of Social Justice at AACC. The panel discussion will include two of the documentary’s filmmakers, comedians Negin Farsad and Dean Obeidallah, as well as CAIR-Maryland representative Zainab Chaudry, AACC faculty and students. Farsad, Obeidallah and Chaudry also will lead the post-documentary discussion. For information, visit http://www.aacc.edu/ctp/oralhistory/islamophobia.cfm.

The Immigration Awareness Month events were organized by the Homeland Security and Criminal Justice Institute. The April 1 Immigration Roundtable will include panelists speaking both for and against President Obama’s immigration plan. The April 8 Ask an Immigration Attorney program was designed so that the consultations will be anonymous. People who would like a consultation will be given a number to register. At Immigration Heritage Day on April 15, immigrants will share stories and food from around the world will be served. The April 22 film, “Who Is Dayani Cristal,” uses that one immigrant as a way to open discussion about how immigration is happening today. For information about these events, contact Anika Ingram at atingram@aacc.edu or Adil Qaiyumi, aqaiyumi@aacc.edu.

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Many world and area premieres on tap for Annapolis Film Fest http://www.eyeonannapolis.net/2015/03/18/many-world-and-area-premieres-on-tap-for-annapolis-film-fest/ http://www.eyeonannapolis.net/2015/03/18/many-world-and-area-premieres-on-tap-for-annapolis-film-fest/#comments Wed, 18 Mar 2015 18:24:15 +0000 http://www.eyeonannapolis.net/?p=96530 The Annapolis Film Festival will host a number of premieres and recently released films when the third annual event takes place, March 26 – 29, 2015. Screenings will take place at five venues throughout historic downtown Annapolis. The Festival offers an incredible lineup of more than 70 of the latest independent features, shorts and documentary films from around the world. Our presenting sponsor for 2015 is Mavenspire, a leader in designing and implementing datacenter solutions for large enterprises and mid-sized businesses.

U.S. Premieres:

Annihilation: The Destruction of Europe’s Jews, Episode Three: The Nazi Machine. Seventy years after the liberation of Auschwitz, directors William Karel and Blanche Finger bring a fresh perspective to the darkest chapter in this ambitious chronological exploration of the Holocaust. The film focuses on the question of how (instead of why) the mass murder of Europe’s Jews was possible. Thirty countries contributed archival footage, including very rare color film of the Warsaw Ghetto in 1939 and scenes of the deportation of German Jews to France in 1940. Part of an eight-episode film series motivated partly by a 2010 French poll that found up to two-thirds of those under 35 had never heard of the massive roundup of Jews in Paris. Friday, March 27, 10:30 am, Asbury United Methodist Church, West Street.

Behind Closed Doors, directed by Audrey Estrougo. Nathalie is a 30-something Parisian with a simple and joyous life. She likes her job, adores her colleagues and is about to move in with the man she loves. But one night, a lift home from a co-worker ends in a terrifying event that changes everything. Saturday, March 28, 9:15 pm, Annapolis Elementary School, Green Street.

Burden of Peace, directed by Joey Boink, follows Guatemala’s first female Attorney General, Claudia Paz y Paz as she battles the system, sacrificing everything to bring justice to those responsible for a devastating civil war in which nearly 200,000 Mayan Indians were systematically massacred. Saturday, March 28, 10:15 am, Asbury United Methodist Church.

MIDNIGHT SUN3_image 1Midnight Sun, directed by Roger Spottiswoode. Director of High Arctic scenes, Brando Quilici. Set among the ice fields of Northern Canada, a young boy defies nature to reunite an abandoned polar bear cub with its mother. Brando Quilici is expected to attend. Sunday, March 29, 12:15 pm, Maryland Hall for the Creative Arts, Auditorium.

Murder of a Movie, directed by Annapolitan, David Ewing, will screen at 4 pm following a 2 pm screening of The President’s Analyst on Saturday, March 28, St. Anne’s Parish House, 199 Duke of Gloucester Street. A behind-the-scenes look at the making of the controversial 1967 political satire, The President’s Analyst. The film begins with a delightful look at director Ted Flicker’s early career in comedy and experimental theater with Chicago’s nascent Second City. Unravel the conspiracy theories with David Ewing’s in-depth look at what happens when the conflicting agendas of Hollywood and the FBI are played out during the turbulent 1960s.

Mid Atlantic Premieres: 

All American High Revisited, directed by Keva Rosenfeld. In 1984, a time of legwarmers, neon and Aqua Net, a young filmmaker sets out to document the life of a typical high school student. This honest and humorous look at 80’s teen life is told through the eyes of a visiting exchange student. Thirty years later, the film’s original subjects return in All American High Revisited to look back at one of the most memorable times in their lives. Saturday, March 28, noon, St. Anne’s Church Parish Hall, 199 Duke of Gloucester Street.

Appropriate Behavior, directed by Desiree Akhavan. Shirin struggles to become an ideal Persian daughter, a politically correct bisexual and a hip young Brooklynite. But she’s not quite Persian enough, not quite gay enough, not quite anything enough. After being dumped by her girlfriend, this endearingly superficial narcissist plots to win back her ex. Saturday, March 28, 7 pm, Annapolis Elementary School, Green Street.

Help Us Find Sunil Tripathi, directed by Neal Broffman, makes its world premiere at the Atlanta Film Festival on March 25 and debuts in Annapolis on March 27 at 2:30 pm repeating on Sunday, March 29 at 3 pm at Maryland Hall for the Creative Arts. In the aftermath of the Boston Marathon bombings, social media speculation transforms a missing college student into a wanted terrorist. Within a matter of hours e-vigilantes control the news as journalists spread the web of lies and suspicion further. Fear, suspicion and accusation rain down in this exclusive and intimate story of the enduring love that unites a family in crisis.

Natalia Dyer in I Believe in UnicornsI Believe in Unicorns, directed by Leah Meyerhoff. Davina is a strong-willed teenage girl who often escapes into a beautifully twisted fantasy life. As the sole caretaker of her disabled mother, she looks for salvation in a new relationship with an older boy. Davina is swept into a whirlwind of romance and adventure, but the enchantment of her new relationship quickly fades when Sterling’s volatile side begins to emerge. Stop motion animation is seamlessly woven into live action in a perfect combination of whimsy and heartbreak. Saturday, March 28, 8.30 pm, Asbury United Methodist Church.

The Outrageous Sophie Tucker, directed by William Gazecki. The last of the Red Hot Mamas, she captivated audiences with her bold, bawdy style and influenced many top performers, notably Bette Midler. Sunday, March 29, 10 am, Maryland Hall for the Creative Arts, Gym. Includes a bagel breakfast.

RED DOT ON THE OCEAN2_image 6Red Dot on the Ocean: The Matt Rutherford Story, directed by Amy Flannery. Annapolitan Matt Rutherford’s death-defying, never-done-before, 27,000 mile, non-stop polar circumnavigation of the Americas in a scrappy 27 foot sailboat. Sunday, March 29, 10 am, Maryland Hall for the Creative Arts, Auditorium.

Runoff, directed by Kimberly Levin. The beauty of the land cannot mask the brutality of a farm town. Matriarch Betty (Joanne Kelly, TV’s Hostages) confronts some harsh realities and meets the challenge when presented with an illegal but well-compensated job offer. Friday, March 27, noon, Asbury United Methodist Church and Sunday, March 29, 1:45 pm, Annapolis Elementary School, Green Street.

Set Fire to the Stars, directed by Andy Goddard. Elijah Wood stars as the neurotic and artistic college professor John M. Brinnin who, in 1950, brings Dylan Thomas (Ceylin Jones) to New York for a now-famous tour, praying he can successfully keep his hell raising hero out of jail long enough to make it to the stage. Saturday, March 28, 3 pm, Maryland Hall for the Creative Arts, Gym.

Annapolis Film Festival adult tickets are $12; senior and student tickets are $8. The four-day Festival Passes are $105 which includes the Opening Night film, After Party, and Best of the Fest on Sunday, March 29th. Four-day student passes are $40. All four-day passes include the Opening Night film, the After Party and unlimited films and panel discussions. One-day festival passes are available for $40.

“The Annapolis Film Festival is gaining a reputation in the film industry for having informed and sophisticated audiences who offer a warm welcome to filmmakers, and we are delighted to be able to bring these premiere films to our audiences, as well as some of the best that have appeared in a number of major festivals across the country,” said Festival Co-Director Patti White.

Festival Passes can be purchased here:

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Check the website for times and locations of all events. Up-to-the-minute changes in schedule can be followed on the AFF Facebook Fanpage (wwwfacebook.com/annapolisfilmfestival) and Twitter (www.twitter.com/annapolisff). For more information subscribe to our weekly e-blast by signing up on the website.

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Historic scavenger hunt for Maryland Day http://www.eyeonannapolis.net/2015/03/17/historic-scavenger-hunt-for-maryland-day/ http://www.eyeonannapolis.net/2015/03/17/historic-scavenger-hunt-for-maryland-day/#comments Tue, 17 Mar 2015 18:46:04 +0000 http://www.eyeonannapolis.net/?p=96565 MD Day Scav Hunt-2015 smallAnnapolis Mayor Michael Pantelides invites everyone to participate in a family-friendly Scavenger Hunt for History, kicking off on Friday, March 20. While the scavenger hunt is part of the Maryland Day Celebration activities, the hunt will continue through the Spring of 2015.

The City of Annapolis and MainStreets Annapolis Partnership is teaming up again this year with the Annapolis Historic Preservation Division to organize the scavenger hunt. Four Rivers: The Heritage Area of Annapolis, London Town and South County is a partner during and Maryland Day Celebration Weekend of March 19th to the 22nd.

“I hope residents will take advantage of this unique opportunity to learn more about the history of our buildings, products, and occupations,” Mayor Pantelides said. “Make it a family activity and spend time together as you enjoy figuring out the clues and learning more about your hometown.”

The scavenger hunt includes 24 stops with historical significance in downtown Annapolis.  Follow the map and clues to solve the riddles that take you to local restaurants, art galleries, museums, and merchants. The Scavenger Hunt for History will have you travel along West Street, Church Circle, Main Street, State Circle, and Maryland Avenue. At each stop you can go inside the building to learn more about the current business and their Maryland made products. As part of the scavenger hunt, participating stores will be open until 8 p.m. on Friday, March 20, 27 and April 3 and special prize clues can be found under #annapolisscavengerhuntforhistory. Download the map and clues online at mainstreetsannapolis.org  or pick up a scavenger hunt map at any of these Annapolis locations:

  • Nancy Hammond Editions
  • Metropolitan Kitchen & Lounge
  • Crush Kitchen & Winehouse
  • The Annapolis Collection Gallery
  • AAACVB Visitors Center
  • Rams Head Tavern
  • Reynolds Tavern
  • Banneker-Douglass Museum
  • The Annapolis Pottery
  • Governor Calvert House
  • Evergreen Antiques
  • Annebeth’s
  • Lil’ Lamb Boutique
  • Maria’s Picture Place
  • The Annapolis Bookstore
  • Brown Eyed Girl
  • McBride Gallery
  • Alpaca International
  • Annapolis Ice Cream Company
  • Woodcraft Artisans
  • Lilac Bijoux
  • Hats in the Belfry
  • Historic Annapolis Museum & Store
  • The Market House

“Lilac Bijoux is pleased to be part of this 3rd annual Annapolis Scavenger Hunt for History as part of Maryland Day,” Fern Elliott, MainStreets Annapolis Partnership board member and owner of Lilac Bijoux said.  “This is a fun and engaging way for residents and tourists to walk along our historic downtown streets, enjoy our local  shops and restaurants, and  learn more about our connection to Maryland history from our early days to today.“

The scavenger hunt is one way to celebrate Maryland’s heritage this weekend. On Thursday, March 19, Maryland Avenue stores will host a “Maryland, OUR Maryland,” Wheel of Good Fortune pre-celebration event from 4 to 9 p.m.  Entertainment, prizes, food and drinks will be available.

Also, beginning March 20, residents and their guests can find special programs at the Maryland State Archives, Maryland State House, Historic Annapolis’s Paca House and Gardens, Annapolis Maritime Museum, Chesapeake Children’s Museum, Historic Annapolis Museum and Store, Banneker-Douglass-Museum, the Mitchell Gallery, at St. John’s College, St. Anne’s Episcopal Church, Charles Carroll House, Chase Lloyd House, Hammond Harwood House, Historic Annapolis’s Hogshead Living History Center, James Brice House, West Annapolis Heritage Partnership,  the United State Naval Academy, and Whiley H. Bates Legacy Center.  All activities are either free or cost one dollar.

On Saturday, March 21 at 10 a.m. there will be a special Maryland Flag Raising Ceremony at the Susan Campbell Park at City Dock with Annapolis Mayor Pantelides, the Annapolis Drum and Bugle Corps, and the United States Naval Academy flag detail.  Following the ceremony, from 10:30 a.m. to 1:30 p.m. there will be a history jog through the City visiting colonial era homes including those of the four Maryland signers of the Declaration of Independence and others. The history jog is coordinated by Watermark Tours.

Check out the full schedule of Maryland Day events and activities planned in Annapolis and southern Anne Arundel County at www.Marylandday.org. Towne Transit will be offering free transportation to various Maryland Day Celebration Weekend destinations. Learn more here http://marylandday.org/free-transportation-schedules/, and downtown-parking information can be found at www.annapolis.gov/city/parking.

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Key School presents Xanadu http://www.eyeonannapolis.net/2015/03/17/key-school-presents-xanadu/ http://www.eyeonannapolis.net/2015/03/17/key-school-presents-xanadu/#comments Tue, 17 Mar 2015 11:14:59 +0000 http://www.eyeonannapolis.net/?p=96358 Key School students performing in this year’s musical, Xanadu include (from left to right): Gabrys Wronka ’15 and Molly Glime ‘15.  Photo credit: The Key School, Margie Ross

Key School students performing in this year’s musical, Xanadu include (from left to right): Gabrys Wronka ’15 and Molly Glime ‘15.
Photo credit: The Key School, Margie Ross

Nominated for four Tony Awards while on Broadway, Xanadu is based on the movie of the same title, which starred Olivia Newton-John and Gene Kelly. “The heart of Xanadu lies in the comedy and the score,” director Eric Langmeyer says of the production, “The entire musical features pure genuine fun along with ‘jukebox tunes’ that include iconic ‘80s ballads and upbeat tunes such as: Magic, Suddenly I’m Alive, Evil Woman, and of course the ultimate shake-your-groove-thing dance number Xanadu!”

Students in grades 9 through 12 will perform Xanadu on Thursday, March 19, Friday, March 20 and Saturday, March 21 at 7:30 p.m. All performances are in the Key School Activity Building.

This family friendly show is open to the public. Tickets are $8 for students and $10 for adults and are available at the door one-half hour before curtain.

Source: Key School

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Maryland Hall welcomes new sponsors http://www.eyeonannapolis.net/2015/03/16/maryland-hall-welcomes-new-sponsors/ http://www.eyeonannapolis.net/2015/03/16/maryland-hall-welcomes-new-sponsors/#comments Mon, 16 Mar 2015 16:06:42 +0000 http://www.eyeonannapolis.net/?p=96353 Maryland HallMaryland Hall for the Creative Arts is pleased to announce several new corporate sponsors who will provide valuable operating support for Maryland Hall’s mission-based artistic programs.

New sponsors include the following:

Charles Schwab (Annapolis Branch) and DoubleTree by Hilton Annapolis Hotel will provide general support for Maryland Hall’s performing arts, education and visual arts programming.

RPH Architecture in Annapolis will be the signature sponsor of Maryland Hall’s Summer Outdoor Concert Series which will include four performances from June through August on Maryland Hall’s labyrinth. 

Wells Fargo:  Private Bank; Towne Transport and Morgan Stanley are major sponsors of Maryland Hall’s 10th annual All That Art auction fundraiser which will take place on May 1. 

“Sponsors provide valuable revenue to support our mission as a community arts center,” says Linnell Bowen, President of Maryland Hall.  “We are grateful for all our sponsors for investing in Maryland Hall so we can provide art for all in our community.”

Founded in 1979, Maryland Hall for the Creative Arts, is the region’s leading arts center, providing opportunities for all ages to explore and enjoy arts education and the performing and visual arts.   

Companies interested in sponsorship should contact Maryland Hall’s Development Office at 410-263-5544, ext. 22 or go to www.marylandhall.org.

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Shania Twain to play Verizon Center on July 21st http://www.eyeonannapolis.net/2015/03/16/shania-twain-to-play-verizon-center-on-july-21st/ http://www.eyeonannapolis.net/2015/03/16/shania-twain-to-play-verizon-center-on-july-21st/#comments Mon, 16 Mar 2015 13:34:41 +0000 http://www.eyeonannapolis.net/?p=96350 One of the world’s best-selling female artists in history, Shania Twain, has announced her first North American tour in more than shania11 years entitled ROCK THIS COUNTRY. The 48 date run comes hot on the heels of her hit two-year residency in Las Vegas at The Colosseum at Caesars Palace. She will be at the Verizon Center on July 21, 2015

Shania’s tour kicks-off in North America on June 5 in Seattle, WA where she will perform her extensive catalog of iconic hits in a brand new production for fans coast to coast in major U.S. cities such as New York, Washington, D.C., Los Angeles and Chicago, among others. Additionally, the tour will hit Canadian cities including Toronto, Vancouver, Edmonton and Montreal, presented by AEG Live.  American Express® Card Members can purchase tickets through Front Of The Line for the Canadian shows only before the general public beginning Tuesday, March 10th at 10 a.m. through Thursday, March 12 at 10 p.m. local time, with the public on-sale for most North American shows beginning Friday, March 13 at 10 a.m. local on axs.com. Exceptions noted below.  ShaniaTwain.com presale begins Tuesday, March 10 at 10 a.m. local time through Thursday, March 12 at 10 p.m. local time.

A limited number of exclusive VIP Packages will also be available. These offers can include premium reserved tickets, access to Shania Twain’s preshow VIP sound check, exclusive merchandise and much more. A $1.00 donation from each ticket purchased will go to the Shania Kids Can Foundation. Opening acts include Canadian musician and actor Wes Mack from June 5 – June 28, and Grammy Award nominated singer/songwriter Gavin DeGraw from June 30 – August 23.

“This is a celebration tour. It’s party time!  The ROCK THIS COUNTRY tour will have a different spirit than my past tours,” said Twain. “It’s a Shania they’ve never seen before.  A lot of years have gone by and I’ve got a lot more to share.”

Beloved by millions worldwide, Shania has multi-platinum album sales in 32 countries with over 75 million albums sold, and 17 top 10 singles. Three of Shania’s albums (The Woman In Me, Come On Over, Up! ) reached Diamond certification, making her the only artist to have three consecutive albums sell more than 10 million copies in the U.S.

Rising to fame with her debut album Shania Twain (1993), Shania became a worldwide phenomenon with the release of Come On Over (1997), which became the best-selling country album of all time, and the best-selling album released by a female artist. Most recently, Shania performed 105 shows during her two-year Las Vegas residency, Shania: Still The One, beginning on December 1, 2012 at The Colosseum at Caesar’s Palace and wrapping in December 2014. The show garnered rave reviews throughout its tenure.

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