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Art has been an endless journey of discovering joy and sharing it with others for Kentlands resident Hiral Joshi. It has taken her from traditional representational to colorful and textured abstract, from her home country of India to Texas, Washington state and now, Maryland. Most important is the process, Joshi said. That is where she finds joy. A View more
This time of year, symbols of the most celebrated United States winter holiday predominate. Everywhere you look, there are decorated trees and lights; in just about every store, familiar carols make up the soundtrack (as they have since before Thanksgiving). And now for something completely different from the Unexpected Stage Company—fulfilling the View more
Historians disagree about why audience members traditionally stand during the “Hallelujah Chorus” of Handel’s “Messiah.” One theory is that King George II of England was so moved at the first London performance of the oratorio that he rose. Still, some music historians question whether he even attended the concert.
Sledding, ice skating, making angels in the snow and building snow men are among everyone’s favorite winter activities. Adventure Theatre (AT) brings the magic of a snow day to life with its latest production, “Frosty the Snow Man.” Montgomery County native Jason Schlafstein makes his AT debut as director of the show. He approached the production w View more
Ronn McFarlane wants to bring back the good old days. The Maryland native, a GRAMMY-nominated lute player, or lutenist, and composer is referring to the Renaissance era--circa 1300 to 1700--when the lute was the Western world’s most popular instrument.
Shanara Gabrielle learned the performance art of aerial silks about three years ago. A friend offered to teach her the skill which requires performers to use only the silks, their muscles and training to keep themselves suspended above the stage while doing various poses and movements without a safety net or line.
Acrylics, turpentine, oil-based paints, gesso and reams of paper. Art supplies--really just dressed-up toxins--are a mainstay of making great art. As for the unfortunate leftovers, said stuff might be poured down a drain or abandoned to a refuse pile. Silver Spring-based artist Rachel Schmidt aspires to help change this mindset. Her installation “S View more
Since the late 1960s, “The Nutcracker” has been among the American holiday season’s most popular entertainment offerings. The abundance will be reflected on Montgomery County stages this year, with a total of 39 shows--four different full productions, three traditional and one not at all, as well as three mini versions, two of them tailored for tot View more
Quotidian Theatre Company kicks off its 20th season with two plays performed in repertory: Horton Foote’s “A Coffin in Egypt” and Conor McPherson’s “St Nicholas.” Both writers explore the darker sides of the human condition in these somewhat short monologue plays. But their language, methods and subject matters could not be more different. Jack Sba View more
On the Arts Barn stage this holiday season are two Kentlands/Lakelands neighbors. Neither earns a living by acting, but that is what community theater is all about. Miriam Bowden, a Lakelands Park Middle School teacher, and Peter Wolff, a Kentlands resident and business development manager, have extracurricular roles in the Kensington Arts Theatre View more
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