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Upcoming events at Chesapeake Arts Center

| December 08, 2014, 03:31 PM | 0 Comments

SwampCandyThe Chesapeake Arts Center has a full lineup for the next few months!  Starting this Friday with the Christmas Comedy–Twelve Days of Christmas, The Christmas Special.

Hack and Slash Presents:

“Twelve Days of Christmas, the Christmas Special!”

Thursday: December 18th at 8:00pm

Fridays: December 12 & 19th at 8:00pm

Saturdays: December 13, & 20th at 2:00pm & 8:00pm Sunday: December 14th at 3:00pm

In the Studio 194 Theatre

Tickets: $35-55; Tickets can be purchased here

Baltimore’s most popular Christmas comedy event is back! Join Spencer “Slash” Humm, the Christmas Ninjas, many of your favorite performers from Christmas Specials past and, a few talented and hilarious new friends, as they take you on a magical holiday journey through twelve days that you won’t forget! Music, comedy, action and crazy variety arts abound in this yuletide extravaganza. This year’s show will run for twelve crazy nights and every show will be a little different with surprise guests and fast-and-loose comedy improv.

Check www.HackandSlash.com for information on guests and different nightly themes. Themes and guests will be announced on-goingly as the shows get closer. The show is now in the smaller, more intimate “Studio 194” Theatre, around back from the old larger theater at the Chesapeake Arts Center. Why the smaller theater? More shows, more fun and… A BAR! Yep, this year will see the addition of WINE and BEER at the show. God save the keg!

As always, the show will support great local and global charities that provide food, water, clothing and shelter. Bring food and clothing donations to the show. As always, the audience is invited to wear their pajamas!

IT’S BACK! “Executive Platinum Overlord” seating! The first row in seats are extra awesome, with goody bags the best view, ninja valet service and more. Do you deserve the “Overlord” treatment? 

More information on Hack & Slash, click here


Chesapeake Arts Center’s

Annual Tree Lighting Event

Saturday, December 20, 2014


In Front of the Main Office Building


Celebrate the season with the CAC’s annual tree lighting, hot chocolate, and a signature CAC favorite; hot Dr.Pepper with lemon. And who knows…mayben even a special visit from Santa! Then stay for the Hack and Slash Christmas Show later in the evening! ( Must purchase a ticket for the Hack and Slash Christmas show)


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

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. Bright 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 emotional ballads to her flawless execution of some of the most challenging pieces, Kristin exudes the perfect combination of charm and elegance. She has been singing since she could speak, and was fortunate to have her church and school communities recognize her talent and encourage her to develop it over the years.

Kristin has remained committed to developing her skill and style, exploring different genres, until at last she discovered a love for jazz. In 2009, she recorded her first jazz album, which she titled “A New Love” to express her newfound passion for the genre. While recording her first album, she met and recorded with Wash DC pianist Vince Evans, who later became her teacher and greatly influenced her musical path.

Today, Kristin is fully focused on her art, mesmerizing listeners with a contribution to jazz that is entirely her own. She has continued recording and performing with several accomplished musicians, and released her second album in 2013, entitled “One Magic Day,” and had the honor of recording with some of her favorite musicians, vibraphonist Warren Wolf and bassist Eric Wheeler. Marianne Matheny-Katz of The Baltimore Jazz Alliance said of the album, “this is a very romantic collection of fourteen songs that speak of deep emotion (especially love) and the magic of everyday experience, all presented in Callahan’s clear, soothing voice and straightforward style… Callahan’s voice, at times, contains aspects of Jane Monheit’s along with an occasional breathiness reminiscent of Astrud Gilberto, but she has her own distinct voice and point of view.”

Kristin is currently working on a new album that continues the theme of exploring love in all its facets, both the light and the dark sides, with touches of humor and joy that Kristin has discovered through her own experiences. The album, entitled “A Burning Kiss,” marks a different direction from previous albums, incorporating nontraditional rhythms and world instruments, while remaining true to her jazz roots. Kristin said, “The message of this album is based on my love, life, and musical experiences in the last 5 years. I feel clear in what I want to say musically in this project. I’m ready to share a sound and style that is truly my own.”

Kristin continues to perform throughout the U.S. while recording her current album, attracting attention wherever she goes. Her albums and tour dates can be found online at www.kristincallahanmusic.com.


The Chesapeake Arts Center Presents:

Leo and Cygnus & Art Gallery Showing

Saturday, January 3, 2015

Doors: 6:30pm | Show 7:00pm

All Ages!!

Tickets: $10.00

Born from the original music of Daniel Alvarez, Nicole Blickenstaff and Alex Barnett, the music is given life through the work and views of the entire band. Drawing from different infleunces like Bon Iver, Frank Zappa, Ingrid Michaelson. And world music like Samba, Soca, and Jazz they have created an all original sound. Members include: Daniel Alvarez – vocals and rhythm guitar, Nicole Blickenstaff – vocals and keyboard, Alex Barnett – Lead guitar and backing vocals, Kelsey Price – Drums and percussion, Carl Mullins – Bass guitar and backing vocals.

Leo & Cygnus began in early October, 2013. Originally called Daniel & The Lion (Alex Barnett), the rest of the gang joined through the need for more voices and many more sounds. The name Leo & Cygnus was created by lead guitarist and songwriter Alex Barnett. Translated from latin, it means “Lion & Swan.” In 2014 they have had a big year playing at Frozen Harbor Music Festival, Jam at the Dam, and Artscape. They are currently recording an album to be released in early 2015.


Writers in the Round

Featuring: Ellis Woodward, Karen Collins, Bryan Elliott, Bob Klein, and Randy Goguen

Saturday, January 10, 2015

In Studio 194 Theatre

Doors 7:00pm | Show 7:30pm


Four highly acclaimed, veteran performing songwriters teams up and take the stage for an evening of magic on Saturday, January 10 in the Studio 194 Theatre at the Chesapeake Arts Center. And, the show will also include a special guest, Maryland’s own singer/songwriter, Ellis Woodward.


Swampcandy & Black Rhinoceros

at the Chesapeake Arts Center

Saturday, January 24, 2015

Doors 7:00pm | Show 7:30pm

Studio 194 Theatre

All Ages!

Tickets: $10.00

Then the show started. Swampcandy, a blues and Americana duo that I was not familiar with, opened. Watching them was something like finding a nugget of gold in a creek: completely unexpected and wonderful. The duo consists of Ruben Dobbs on lead vocals and guitar, playing mostly slide on a resonator guitar, and his playing showed me some of the best slide guitar I’ve heard since the Allman Brothers. Joey Mitchell played upright bass while simultaneously beating a bass drum with his right foot. The sound these two created was as sweet as early Muddy Waters but much more energetic. Swampcandy not only played the blues, they transformed the genre, taking one of American music’s oldest forms and rendering it brand new.

While Black Rhinoceros is an indie rock band from Annapolis, Maryland with energy and flare!

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