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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.
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
Bright, shiny objects plus dark night skies is the perfect formula for holiday magic. This month, three Montgomery County venues are bringing out the bulbs to brighten our holidays and light the way to a new year: Gaithersburg’s Winter Lights, Brookside Gardens’ Garden of Lights in Wheaton and the Festival of Lights at the Visitors’ Center of the W View more
She first pops up in 1885, in a weird little poem by James Whitcomb Riley about an orphan girl who labored for his family by day—sweeping, washing dishes, shooing chickens, you name it—then spent the evening telling the Riley kids cautionary tales about goblins who preyed upon naughty children. By 1918, “Little Orphan Annie” was a silent film, then View more
Fran Ichijo understands that most folks consider “The Nutcracker” the holiday season’s quintessential ballet. But the artistic director of the Poolesville-based Hope Garden Ballet Academy had no intention of being so predictable. Instead, she decided to choreograph a ballet to Charles Dickens' “A Christmas Carol.” "In the D.C. Metro area, there are View more
In Katerina Souvorova’s native Russia—following the model of many European countries, prospective opera singers studying at conservatories start out on a good footing. These conservatories are connected to opera houses, so young singers may transition smoothly from education to employment. That’s not the case in the United States, where young singe View more
An opportunity to shop from an array of unique handmade and art-inspired gifts well before the December holiday rush will take place once more at the Mansion at Strathmore during the Veterans Day Weekend, Nov. 9 to 12. The Museum Shop Holiday Market, an event known for 26 years as the annual Museum Shop Around, will feature shops from 17 area museu View more
On Thanksgiving, just about everyone in America does the same thing, joining family and friends for a lavish meal and an opportunity to give thanks for abundant blessings. In Downtown Silver Spring, the togetherness-and-gratitude routine starts early, with the annual Montgomery County Thanksgiving Parade stepping off from the corner of Ellsworth Dr View more
You know you can’t feel too sad once the opening bars of “Groovin’” start to play. It’s classic rock that instantaneously delivers a huge dose of feel-good. And that’s exactly what Felix Cavaliere intended when he co-wrote the song in the mid-1960s as a founding member of The Rascals rock band. Now, five decades later, Felix Cavaliere’s Rascals wil View more
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