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A Gaithersburg family’s Broadway adventure began with an email from a family friend. When Janice Becker learned that “School of Rock” would hold an open audition in Baltimore, she thought of Mikey and Sivan Sohn, talented siblings she had seen perform in Rachel Carson Elementary School’s variety show. She forwarded the notice to their parents. View more
Alessandra Cuffaro clearly recalls the first time she heard a violin. The 3-year-old was watching a black-and-white television movie about the life of Nicolò Paganini “the most famous violin virtuoso of all time. After all these years, I still remember many images of it and the amazing effect that the sound had on me.” The Kentlands resident is View more
The Arts Barn receives a major test May 5 when it hosts a full-house audience and a 50-piece orchestra, the Symphony Orchestra of Northern Virginia (SONOVA), in a concert of John Williams’ music for Star Wars. Jeffrey Dokken, conductor of the orchestra, spoke with us about the SONOVA portion of Arts on the Green’s Star Wars Weekend. “We are performing View more
Along with the Kentlands Community Foundation (KCF), Tartaglione is arranging to bring that spirit to Kentlands. Their joint endeavor, Musica Viva Kentlands, will perform its first free classical music concert at 7:30 p.m. Saturday, June 23 on the manicured lawn of the Kentlands Mansion. Planning for the concert is well underway. Tartaglione expects View more
Vian Borchert’s artistic leanings came as no surprise. “I attribute my natural talent to my genetic making,” said the expressionist painter. Not only is her mother an artist, but also, “everyone from her side of the family—sisters, cousins—are all very skilled artists.”
As the word “picturesque” conjures images of a landscape with vivid colors, the poetry of Gaithersburg resident Michele Wolf brings vibrant visions to the mind’s eye. The visuals evoked with her artfully layered words set the scene for an engaging narrative that leads the reader to the poem’s denouement. For Wolf, the images she crafts are “critical View more
Two young Kentlands musicians--mezzo soprano Giorgia Dallasta and violinist Natalie Hsieh-- are among the first-place winners of the 15th Annual Young Artist Award, administered by the City of Gaithersburg and supported by the Kentlands Community Foundation (KCF). Seventy-four applicants took part in the juried competition, which was open to vocal and View more
Majestic photographic renderings of herons, egrets and bald eagles have temporarily nested at the Culture Center of TECRO (Taipei Economic and Cultural Representative Office) in Gaithersburg. Created by eight members of the Taiwanese American Photo Club (TAPC) over several years, the collection of 33 photographs will be on view through Feb. 24.
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. And 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 (KAT) View more
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