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Alas poor P.T. Barnum and the Feld family who followed; forget about Ringling Bros. and Barnum & Bailey. The American traveling circus and its three rings, collection of creepy clowns and oddities, and reportedly mistreated lions, tigers and elephants is no longer the greatest show on earth.
"There is no 'serious' music or ‘unserious’ music, just good music and bad music." The quotation is sometimes attributed to Leonard Bernstein -- whose birth centennial we celebrate this year -- and sometimes to Louis Armstrong. Either would be believable, considering the genre blending that is characteristic of both musicians.
They play adversaries of sorts in “The Invisible Hand,” but actors Thomas Keegan and Maboud Ebrahimzadeh have at least one thing in common: both considered other professions before deciding to become actors. “I thought I wanted to be a cop for a little while,” said Keegan, who studied criminal justice and English at the University of Delaware, work View more
Nearly six years ago — on June 21, 2012 — Carpe Diem Arts held its first Community Sing at the Historic Silver Spring B&O Train Station, recalled Busy Graham, founding director of the Silver Spring-based nonprofit organization “dedicated to serving diverse audiences with quality arts experiences.” After a couple of relocations, including the Silver View more
Grant McFarland is fascinated by the things we leave behind. In fact, it is this relationship between humans and their objects that forms the nucleus of his sculpture exhibit, “Voyager,” which is on display through May 27 at VisArts in Rockville. “My work lately has focused around the way that we treat things that we create and what happens to them View more
Brian Heffron is not a comedian. “I was a big standup comedy fan,” explained the 50-year-old entrepreneur. “I had no aspirations of being a standup, but I loved being around it. I loved the freedom of speech, the open communication, the art. And I just found my way into it.” And now Heffron is determined that the comedy-loving citizens of Montgomer View more
This Mother’s Day weekend, skip the predictable brunch, and take Mom to the Bethesda Fine Arts Festival. Attendees of the family-friendly free event, now in its 21st year, will experience the work of 130 visual artists, street treats prepared by local restaurants and musical acts to keep the energy going. “People love to come out for a street festi View more
She’s mad. She’s moody. She’s Judy. The famous, fictitious third-grader who has lived on children’s bookshelves since 2000 comes to life through June 3 at Glen Echo’s Adventure Theatre MTC (ATMTC) in “Judy Moody & Stink: The Mad, Mad, Mad, Mad Treasure Hunt.” The story, by author Megan McDonald, is about the adventure of Judy (played by Kelsey Pain View more
Flowers wilt, tchotchkes break and breakfast in bed can be a messy business. This year, why not give the gift of yourself on Mother’s Day? Take time out and share the beauty of nature, the magic of history, the delicate work of artists’ hands—or their feet as they dance across the stage. In Montgomery County, there’s plenty of fun to be found. A wa View more
“Robin Hood,” the classic tale of good vs. evil, comes to life with the aid of a band of Merry Men and all the boys and girls in the audience at Bethesda’s Imagination Stage. The audience is invited to join in the action as Robin Hood, played by Chris Dinolfo, leads the forces of good in the fight against the forces of greed, led by the Sheriff of View more
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