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ronnysmithshowareChesapeake Arts Center Presents:

Ronny Smith

Saturday, November 7, 2015

In Studio 194 Theatre

Door 7:30pm | Show 8:00pm


Introducing Ronny Smith, a smooth jazz guitarist and veteran of the Baltimore jazz scene. Ronny considers his early influences to have been George Benson, Wes Montgomery and Joe Pass. One can hear touches of each of those greats in his CDs, “Long Time Comin”, “Just Grooving”, “Simply Stated”, “Got Groove” and, “Laid Back”, along with Ronny’s own strong musical personality.

As a guitarist, he has shared the stage with such artists as the Marvelettes, jazz drumming legend Bobby Durham, and vocalist Melba Moore. He has recorded with some of the top session musicians of the Nashville and California scene, including John Hammond (Player A), Gary Lunn (Peter Cetera), Pat Coil (Michael McDonald), Craig Nelson (Ben Tankard), and Dan Needham (Euge Groove), Scott Martin (Quincy Jones) Andy Martin (Gordon Goodwin’s Big Phat band), Stan Martin (Quincy Jones).

“Can’t Stop Now” is Ronny’s sixth release as a solo artist, and features the fantastic singles, “Slim Pickin” and, “City Groove”.  City Groove, quickly became #1 on Billboards’ BDS New & Active SMOOTH JAZZ chart listing. Shortly thereafter, rose to become #25 on Billboards’ BDS radio SMOOTH JAZZ NATIONAL AIRPLAY top 30 charts. He maintained stable airplay with both released singles, “City Groove”, and “Slim Pickin”.


Town Hall Tuesday Event with

Rob Levit

on Tuesday, November 10, 2015

in Studio 194 Theatre

Doors 5:30pm | Starts 6:00pm

Free Admission

RSVP to Deb Hofler at [email protected]

Chesapeake Arts Center will use the arts to excite, educate, engage, inspire and grow this community’s people. Our new Town Hall Tuesday forum aims to bring informative and inspiring guest speakers who work on behalf of this community through their work as an artist, educator or community leader. Come experience the new Chesapeake Arts Center.

About Rob Levit: Rob Levit, an acclaimed musician and artist, has created award-winning innovative “Life-Skills Through The Arts” programs for hundreds of at-risk youth and adults. He is currently Executive Director of Creating Communities and the first Artist-In-Residence at Hospice of the Chesapeake, where he created and infused healing activites for the well-being of staff, families and patients.

Rob is a 2013 Innovator of the Year from the Maryland Daily Record, 2012 Mentor of the Year for Anne Arundel County, 2011 recipient of the Martin Luther King Peacemaker Award, 2010 Rotary Club Service Above Self Award and was recently a Top 5 national finalist for the Energizer Keep Going Hall of Fame for community service.

In 2006,  he was a Fellow at UCLA’s Center for Intercultural Performance working and collaborating with artist from around the world. Levit has also completed an acclaimed CD, Songs of Healing, for Hospice of the Chesapeake designed to give comfort to patients, workers and family in hospice care and it has since been distributed to over 1500 people.


U.S.Navy Official Chorus

The Sea Chanters Holiday Concert

Friday, December 4, 2015

Doors 7:30pm | Show 8:00pm

in Hammonds Lane Theatre

Free Admission

RSVP to Deb Hofler at [email protected]

The Navy Band Sea Chanters is the U.S. Navy’s official chorus. The ensemble performs a variety of music ranging from traditional choral music, including sea chanteys and patriotic fare, to opera, Broadway, and contemporary music. The Sea Chanters chorus is frequently found at the center of our most important national events. At home in Washington, they perform for the president, vice president and numerous congressional, military and foreign dignitaries.


Chesapeake Arts Center Presents

Transparency w/ Messenger

Saturday, December 5, 2015

in Studio 194 Theatre

8PM | All Ages!

Tickets $10.00

About Transparency Band:Contemporary Christian music with a gread blend of harmonies and multiple members singing lead at any given time.

About Messenger: Messenger is an original 4 pc. Hard Rock Band with a strong message. Their sound arises from Hard Rock, Heavy Metal and Progressive Rock influences from Rush & Black Sabbath to Alter Bridge & Shinedown. The original storyline lyrics are set in ethereal, progressive style metal-but then sometimes just simple hard rock and blues. Messenger has produced 2 studio CD’s and a DVD and found interest and broadcast radio airplay in all 3 Americas, Australia, the U.K., and the Mediterranean. has had thousands of visits in the few years they have been together-hits from all over the world.

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