Tuesday, December 22, 2009


Two Fiddle Phenomenons –

One Unforgettable Concert!

Natalie MacMaster and Donnell Leahy presents:

Masters of the Fiddle

Wednesday, January 27, 2010 – 8:00 p.m.

What’s better than one of the world’s top Celtic fiddlers? How about two, who also happened to be married. Cape Breton superstar Natalie MacMaster is a fiddling, singing, and step-dancing fireball on stage, performing jigs and reels with unstoppable, foot-tapping energy. Her husband, Donnell Leahy, the oldest sibling in the musical Leahy family from rural Ontario, is no slouch either as fiddler or step-dancer. The pair will share the stage with their Celtic band, and you’ll be on your feet before you know it! Area audiences will discover their talents when they have the chance to hear the fruits of this renowned musical matrimony during an unforgettable evening of music at the Weinberg Center in Downtown Frederick on Wednesday, January 27, 2010 at 8 p.m. Tickets range from $25-$35. MacMaster and Leahy are doing just a handful of dates with this joint tour--don't miss your chance to see them together in concert!

MacMaster's incandescent musicianship and boundless energy have earned her a Grammy nomination, Juno Award for Best Instrumental Album, and several Canadian Country Music Awards for Fiddler of the Year. Constantly touring, she has shared the stage with top artists from Carlos Santana and Paul Simon to Luciano Pavarotti and Alison Krauss. MacMaster first picked up a fiddle at the age of nine and hasn't looked back. The niece of famed Cape Breton fiddler Buddy MacMaster, she quickly became a major talent in her own right. After winning numerous East Coast Music Awards for her early traditional Cape Breton recordings, she began taking Celtic music to new heights with albums like "In My Hands," which featured elements of jazz, Latin music and guest vocals by Alison Krauss.
The Band

Time for Three (Tf3 for short) is a charismatic string trio which transcends traditional classification, weaving elements of classical, country, western, gypsy, and jazz idioms into their own unique blend, one which knows no boundaries. The trio was born in Philadelphia, where the three Curtis Institute graduates—violinists Zach De Pue and Nick Kendall and double-bassist Ranaan Meyer—discovered that improvising, composing, and arranging was a lot more fun than playing with an orchestra.

To purchase tickets, call the Weinberg Center for the Arts at 301-600-2828 or online at www.weinbergcenter.org

The Weinberg Center for the Arts, a municipal facility of the City of Frederick, is located at 20 West Patrick Street in downtown Frederick, Maryland. The historic theatre opened in 1926 as the Tivoli, and was donated to the City of Frederick in 1978. Today as one of the region’s premier presenting facilities, the 1,200 seat Weinberg Center offers professional LIVE! Series, including dance, music, theatre, family performances and films, weekday performances for students, and classic movies. Performance space and professional services are available to a variety of community arts groups, civic and business organizations, and other arts promoters. Programming at the Weinberg Center for the Arts is made possible with support from the City of Frederick, Frederick County Government, Maryland State Arts Council, Frederick Arts Council, Mid-Atlantic Arts Foundation, The Frederick News-Post, Bank of America Foundation, The Plamondon Companies and other corporate and individual donors. For more information about upcoming events at the Weinberg Center, please call the Box Office at 301-600-2828 or visit www.weinbergcenter.org.

Thursday, December 10, 2009

An Evening of Christmas Carols...


Creator of the Stars of Night…

A Service of Lessons & Carols

The Mount St. Mary’s University Chorale

Sunday December 13, 2009
3:30 p.m.

Chapel of the Immaculate Conception, Mount St. Mary’s University Campus

All are welcome—free-will donation accepted at the door

Wednesday, November 18, 2009

KRIS KRINGLE PROCESSION

KRIS KRINGLE PROCESSION BRINGS THE MAGIC OF THE HOLIDAYS TO DOWNTOWN FREDERICK

‘Tis the season! Kris Kringle comes to town only once a year and you don’t want to miss it. On Friday, December 4th Kris Kringle will be leading his procession through the beautifully illuminated streets of historic downtown Frederick. Join in this joyous tradition starting on East Street and ending at Baker Park with the lighting of our City’s tree. The event, free to the public, begins at 6:30 p.m. and is presented to you by Celebrate Frederick, Inc. The procession, along with the thousands of tiny white lights illuminating the streets, showcases the small town charm that makes Frederick so special during the holidays. Children from local schools, dance troupes, girl scouts, and boy scouts dressed as reindeer, snowflakes, angels, elves, gifts, and characters from The Nutcracker will accompany characters representing Frederick’s German/English heritage, as well as classic favorites including Frosty, Rudolph, and of course Kris Kringle though Frederick’s downtown streets. The parade runs from East Street to East Patrick Street, turns onto North Market Street, and then turns onto West Second Street, ending at Baker Park. Some of the procession’s featured characters bring to life the German heritage in Frederick. Pelsnickle and Weinacht Man are known to help Kris Kringle judge whether children have been bad or good. Krist Kindle is an angel-like messenger who leaves gifts for good children in small baskets. Other characters in the procession include popular modern characters such as Frosty the Snowman and Rudolph the Red Nosed Reindeer. The procession concludes in Baker Park with carol singing and holiday greetings from Mayor William J. Holtzinger, the Snow Queen, and Kris Kringle himself. The official Frederick City tree is then lit after a countdown by the crowd.

Mark your calendars now, the 2010 Kris Kringle event will move to the second Friday of December and will continue to be held annually on this new day! For more information about this, or any of the Celebrate Frederick holiday events, please call The City of Frederick Office of Special Events at 301-600-2841 or visit our website at www.CelebrateFrederick.com.

The Kris Kringle Procession would not be possible without the hard work of the volunteers of the Holidays in Historic Frederick Committee, and the following community-minded businesses: Spires Sponsors - Bechtel Group Foundation, Spectrum Federal Credit Union, and Weis Markets; Carillon Sponsors - Comcast, Roy Rogers - a Plamondon Company, Sandy Spring Bank, 99.9 WFRE, and 930 WFMD; Bandshell Sponsors - BB&T, Frederick News Post, and NBC25

Thursday, November 12, 2009

CANDLELIGHT HOUSE TOUR

CANDLELIGHT HOUSE TOUR BRINGS CHEER TO THE SEASON

The 2009 Candlelight House Tour will showcase eight beautifully decorated historic homes in Frederick. Presented by PNC Bank, the event will be held Saturday, December 5th from 5:30 – 9:30 p.m., and Sunday, December 6th from Noon to 4 p.m. Between each finely ornamented home will be luminaries to light your way and carolers to fill the air with holiday sounds.

Light refreshments will be served at the Hospitality Suite, sponsored by Renewal by Andersen. The Hospitality Suite will be located at City Hall at 101 North Court Street. The 2009 and vintage holiday ornaments, posters, and postcards will be available for purchase during the tour. Also during the self-guided tour, stop by for a little respite and some refreshments at the PNC Bank Hospitality Center on the Square Corner in downtown, Frederick.

Tour tickets cost $20, and are available online at www.CelebrateFrederick.com or by visiting the Office of Special Events at the William Talley Recreation Center located at 121 North Bentz Street.

The house tour would not be possible without the hard work of the volunteers of the Holidays in Historic Frederick Committee, and the following community-minded businesses: Spires Sponsors – Bechtel Group Foundation, Spectrum Federal Credit Union, and Weis Markets; Carillon Sponsors – Comcast, Roy Rogers - A Plamondon Company, Sandy Spring Bank, 99.9 WRFE, and 930 WFMD; Bandshell Sponsors – BB&T, The Frederick News-Post, and NBC25; Presenting Sponsor - PNC Bank. Program Sponsor – Renewal by Andersen.

Following is a short description of the eight homes featured on this year’s tour:

35 East Second Street

The Smith House, so named for the previous owners Carlyle & Trudy, began construction in the year 1858 and was completed in1859. Before entering the Costello home, be sure to turn your sights upward. The third “floor” of this home is not quite as it seems. The floor boasts a sloped ceiling from front to back. The ceiling grades into almost nothing about 8 feet back from the third floor windows. In addition, the date of 1859 posted between the second floor windows separates the two homes on E. 2nd Street, which internally are constructed as mirror images. While the kitchen and balcony were renovated sometime in the 20th century, stone steps in the basement can still be found leading to what is now the dining room. While exiting the back gate note the beautiful evergreen garden. This space is rumored to have housed part of an orchard which stretched the length of E. 2nd Street. The Costello home has been beautifully decorated by the homeowners and En Masse.

9 West Second Street

In the 1820’s, this Federal style home is recognized by the Frederick County Landmarks Foundation and National Historic Register. Prior to the 2001 purchase of the home by Bretta and Hunt Bowers, a twenty year series of renters occupied 9 W. 2nd Street. As you pass through the entryway of the home, note the ornate woodwork surrounding the windows, doors and the 15 foot square parlors with soaring ceilings. An intricate wooden carved mantle crafted by a Hessian solider can be found in the second parlor as well as a jib window opening to a small sunroom. The parlors, dining room and entry floors are oak with mahogany borders and each room has original fireplaces. The kitchen features original repainted cabinets and a butler’s pantry in place of stairs between the dining

room and kitchen. As you exit the Bowers’ home, note the renovated patio and garden patiently awaiting spring showers and summer sun. The Bowers home has been graciously decorated by The Garden Club of Frederick.

107 West Third Street

Levy Family, Frederick business owners and residents, occupied the home at 107 W. 3rd Street until the 1980’s. The current owners Chris and Jane Midgett are only the fourth to reside in this historical home. As you enter the foyer the converted gas chandeliers, ceiling medallions and entry foyer light are original to the home. The original wallpaper hanger’s signature, from 1880, can be found on the north wall of the parlor. Original gold cornices can be found throughout the parlor and dining room. A brass button in the dining

room floor, now covered by a rug, was once used to call the maid to service. The house has two jibs, one in the parlor and one directly above it in the bedroom area. The chestnut staircase has never been painted and a “swing-out” gas arm can be found on the second floor. During renovations, the brick from the original fireplace was used to create the arch in the kitchen, while the Maryland heart pine floors were finished and left as they have always been. The pass through glass window opening to the butler’s pantry was retained as well. Three of the homes bathrooms have been renovated with careful attention to historical detail. The Midgett home has been beautifully decorated by the homeowners, friends and the Green-walled Garden Club.

111 West Third Street

Relive the Victorian Revival at 111 W. 3rd Street. The Muszynski home is the second on the tour designated as a Frederick County Landmark. The unique architectural design of this property has been described as a provincial copy of sophisticated urban style. The home is one of a pair of three-story attached Victorian brick houses that can be found on 3rd Street. Constructed in the Flemish Medieval style along with an ornate third story design, the property brings a different architectural style to the tour. The slate covered

Mansard roof showcases two Flemish gables adorned with terra cotta and tin designs. Before entering the home note the two-story high rectangular bays constructed of various flat and arched windows that divide the house into two distinct sections. Treasured oil paintings, created by the Muszynski family, line the walls of this architectural gem. The expanded kitchen, renovated by Clyde Berger, adds to the grandeur of the house. The exterior wall, centralized in the space, pays homage to the bones of the home. The Muszynski home has been graciously decorated by Matt Triche.

106 North Court Street

Richard Potts, the country’s first U.S. State’s Attorney, originally built this home as a four room office building. A deed for property transfer was signed by Roger Brooke Taney, who, along with his brother-in-law, Francis Scott Key, likely utilized the building for office space as well. Before entering the home, note the original doorbell inscribed R.

Potts. The doorbell knob, which jangles a bell suspended from a spiral strip of wire inside the house, still alerts Ann and Peter Hobart to visitors. Once in the kitchen you are standing directly above the original 12’ x 12’ x 12’ ice house. The homeowners recently gained access to the ice house and discovered an enclosed brick room which has yet to be investigated. Both sides of Mrs. Hobart’s family are deeply rooted in the history of Frederick and the surrounding area. The portraits of Ann’s great great great great grandparents, Eleanor and George Alexander Kennedy, hang above the mantle in the living room. The portraits were painted in 1800 by Charles Peale Polk, nephew of the noted American Painter Charles Willson Peale. The portraits were transported from Jacksonville to Frederick courtesy of Ann’s brother, Charles Nicodemus Wilson, to specifically be a part of our annual tour. The Hobart home has been graciously decorated by Adrienne Summers.

115 Record Street

The Record Street Home will have adjusted hours for the tour. Please note the home will be open on Saturday from 6:00 – 9:30 pm and Sunday from 1:00 – 4:00 pm.

Built by William Tyler Page, former resident at 121 Record Street, the Record Street Home was donated in 1892 by Mrs. Ann Ross and Mr. and Mrs. Charles W. Ross. The home was established to provide “means of obtaining the comfort and security so necessary for the repose of mind and body which should ever attend the declining years

of life.” The building has seen three additions over the years and is currently a licensed assisted living/life care facility and home to 21 residents. The three story brick home, built in the Greek Revival style, includes formal parlors and a spacious dining room furnished with period pieces donated by past and present residents. Visitors are greeted in the entrance foyer by a beautiful mural of the Frederick landscape painted by Virginia McLaughlin. Please note the John Fessler clock and the H.R. Eisenbrandt Sons music box. The home has a lovely flower and herb garden for enjoyment by the ladies and guests. Record Street Home is the only one of its kind still operable in the State of Maryland and the operation of the home is in large part due to the generous donations of the Frederick community. The lovely interior of The Home has been graciously enhanced for the holiday season by the Wormans Mill Garden Club.

121 Record Street

The boyhood home of William Tyler Page, author of the American’s Creed and descendant of the tenth President of the United States John Tyler, can be toured at 121 Record Street. Purchased in 2007 by John & Kirsten Johansen, their careful renovation has preserved and yet modernized this Federal style home and its later Victorian exterior

embellishments. The house retains many of its original features including the stairway, deep crown moldings, “6 over 6” windows and yellow pine flooring. The cooking fireplace in the kitchen features the original pivoting “cooking arm” used for suspending food over an open fire. The careful restoration of all five fireplace mantles in the home is consistent with the Johansen’s passion for the preservation of historic architecture. As you tour the house, note the 18th and 19th century American and English antique furniture. Landscape paintings in the Continental, French Barbizon, Hudson River School, and Danish styles, along with a range of contemporary art and Italian botanical engravings highlight this couples’ eclectic and comfortable style. The Johansen home has been beautifully decorated by Sharon Mesa, En Masse and Jutta Terrell, Etiquette Tabletop Designs.

117 West Second Street

Defined as the residence of a Presbyterian minister, the Manse currently serves as home to the Reverend Dr. Eric Myers, his wife Lisa and family. The three story Federalist style home located at W. 2nd Street was built on land purchased from Frederick Schley for a total cost of $2,546.10 by Geo. McCahan. Much of the early beautification and maintenance of the property is due to the diligence of the Mite Society. This society of

female church members (established in 1885) derived its name from the organization’s bylaws which stated “the regular fee shall be one cent per week, to be paid quarterly, semi-annually or yearly.” Their work can be seen in the preservation of the five fireplaces throughout the home and the built in glass cabinets of the dining room. The most recent renovation, the Manse side porch, was completed in 2009. The Manse has played host to many visitors and residents of Frederick. In fact, General Stonewall Jackson, a close friend of Reverend John B. Moss (1857-1862), tethered his horse to a tree out in front of the Manse during his frequent trips to see his good friend. The Manse of Frederick Presbyterian Church has been graciously decorated by Paul Thompson of Ec’clectibles.

For ticket locations or more information please call The City of Frederick Office of Special Events at 301-600-2489, or visit our website at www.celebratefrederick.com.

Saturday, November 7, 2009

The First All-Woman Irish Ensemble

The First All-Woman Irish Ensemble,

Cherish the Ladies will be performing a Blend of

Traditional Irish Music and Step Dance

Sunday, November 22, 2009 – 2:00 p.m.

For nearly two decades, the name of a time honored Irish traditional jig has become synonymous with the name of one of the most engaging ensembles in Irish music—Cherish the Ladies. Originally organized by folklorist/musician Mick Moloney for a one-time concert in the early 1990s, Cherish the Ladies has captivated audiences with their talent and presence ever since. With their dedication and rising popularity, the Ladies found themselves sponsored by the Ethnic Folk Arts Center and the National Endowment for the Arts to produce a critically acclaimed concert series set to feature rising female stars in the world of Irish traditional music. Cherish the Ladies will be performing at the Weinberg Center for the Arts in Frederick on Sunday, November 22, 2009 at 2:00 p.m. Tickets are on sale now and range from $20 - $30.

Combining musical arrangements with step dancers, Cherish the Ladies puts on shows filled with upbeat dance numbers and soothing, traditional Irish ballads, making their debut album, The Back Door, an instant success in 1992. The group has 10 critically acclaimed albums to its name, including 2004’s Christmas Night, one of the highest selling Celtic Christmas CDs of all time. Most recently, Cherish the Ladies released 2005’s Woman of the House featuring Celtic singer/songwriters Sharon Shannon, Triona Ni Dhomhnaill, Phil Cunningham, Kate Rusby, and Eddie Reader.

Boasting shared stage time with such major recording artists as James Taylor, Joan Baez, and Emmylou Harris, these women are also highly sought out for studio work as evidenced by a Grammy nomination for their collaboration with the Boston Pops Symphony on 1999’s, Celtic Album. Cherish The Ladies acquired national recognition when they represented Irish music and culture at the Official Cultural Olympiad for the summer Olympics in Atlanta.

To purchase tickets, call the Weinberg Center for the Arts at 301-600-2828 or online at www.weinbergcenter.org

The Weinberg Center for the Arts, a municipal facility of the City of Frederick, is located at 20 West Patrick Street in downtown Frederick, Maryland. The historic theatre opened in 1926 as the Tivoli, and was donated to the City of Frederick in 1978. Today as one of the region’s premier presenting facilities, the 1,200 seat Weinberg Center offers professional LIVE! Series, including dance, music, theatre, family performances and films, weekday performances for students, and classic movies. Performance space and professional services are available to a variety of community arts groups, civic and business organizations, and other arts promoters. Programming at the Weinberg Center for the Arts is made possible with support from the City of Frederick, Frederick County Government, Maryland State Arts Council, Frederick Arts Council, Mid-Atlantic Arts Foundation, The Frederick News-Post, Bank of America Foundation, The Plamondon Companies and other corporate and individual donors. For more information about upcoming events at the Weinberg Center, please call the Box Office at 301-600-2828 or visit www.weinbergcenter.org.

Tuesday, November 3, 2009

The Shangri-La Chinese Acrobats


Entertainment for the Whole Family

The Shangri-La Chinese Acrobats

Friday, November 20, 2009; 8 p.m.

Take a glimpse into the fascinating Orient with The Shangri-La Chinese Acrobats. This show has been called "incredible," "breathtaking," "stunning," and "quite unbelievable." The Shangri-La Chinese Acrobats have taken the world by storm and will continue to do so when they bring their 30th North American Theatre Tour to Frederick at the Weinberg Center on Friday, November 20, 2009 at 8 pm. Tickets are on sale now and range from $20-$30. Tickets for ages 16 and under are only $12.

The performance consists of sensational Chinese acrobatics, balancing feats, martial arts displays, and much more. A truly oriental spectacular and a show for all ages, the grace and precision of the acrobats are the triumph of years of dedicated training and discipline, but their art has been formed by centuries of tradition. Chinese acrobatics are, in fact, much more than just a series of stunts. Most of these acts clearly demonstrate the achievement of perfection through finding harmony between mind and body ~ an ancient concept in the Orient. This sensational group has performed throughout South America, Central America, Southeast Asia, South Africa, Zimbabwe, Monte Carlo, Canada, New Zealand, Israel, Canada, and the United States.

The entertainment provided by these gifted performers appeals to all ages! Most importantly, there is no language barrier and everyone attending the performance will be amazed at their unbelievable feats. So, audiences should prepare to sit back, relax, and be transported by these incredible performers to the mystical land of “Shangri-La” where anything is possible…and illusion becomes reality!

To purchase tickets, call the Weinberg Center for the Arts at 301-600-2828 or online at www.weinbergcenter.org

The Weinberg Center for the Arts, a municipal facility of the City of Frederick, is located at 20 West Patrick Street in downtown Frederick, Maryland. The historic theatre opened in 1926 as the Tivoli, and was donated to the City of Frederick in 1978. Today as one of the region’s premier presenting facilities, the 1,200 seat Weinberg Center offers professional LIVE! Series, including dance, music, theatre, family performances and films, weekday performances for students, and classic movies. Performance space and professional services are available to a variety of community arts groups, civic and business organizations, and other arts promoters. Programming at the Weinberg Center for the Arts is made possible with support from the City of Frederick, Frederick County Government, Maryland State Arts Council, Frederick Arts Council, Mid-Atlantic Arts Foundation, The Frederick News-Post, Bank of America Foundation, The Plamondon Companies and other corporate and individual donors. For more information about upcoming events at the Weinberg Center, please call the Box Office at 301-600-2828 or visit www.weinbergcenter.org.

Make Up Your Mind - Undergraduate Information Session

If you are thinking of going back to school and finishing your degree...think about the Mount.

Spring 2010 Information Session for Accelerated Undergraduate Programs

The Center for Professional and Continuing Studies - Frederick, Maryland

Thursday, November 5, Sessions at 10 a.m. & 7 p.m.

We can help you make up your mind about finishing your degree. The Mount offers undergraduate degrees in:Business, Education & Criminal Justice.

FIND OUT ABOUT:

• Evening and Weekend Classes
• Accelerated Course Format (5-week)
• Financial Aid
• Financing Options
• Academic Programs and Faculty


On this day ONLY, the University will:
Waive your application fee.
Pay for and obtain your transcript(s) for you at no cost.
Upon class registration, the Mount will pay the cost of books for your first class!


REGISTRATION IS ENCOURAGED FOR THIS EVENT.


To register, call 301-682-8315 or You can also register online!


The Mount's Center for Professional and Continuing Studies is located in Frederick at 5350 Spectrum Drive, (just below the FSK Mall, between Routes 355, 85 and I-270)

Saturday, October 24, 2009

Christians in the Movies: A Century of Saints and Sinners


Dr. Peter Dans

October 26, 2009

Mount St. Mary’s University - Knott Auditorium

7:00PM


Dr. Dans is a graduate of La Salle Military Academy, Manhattan College, and the Columbia University College of Physicians and Surgeons.


He is currently an associate professor of medicine at the Johns Hopkins University School of Medicine where he directed the required medical ethics course for eight years. Since 1990, Dr. Dans has written the Physician at the Movies column for Pharos, the quarterly journal of the Alpha Omega Alpha Honor Medical Society.


He is the author of Doctors in the Movies: Boil the Water and Just Say Aah! about the portrayal of doctors in film. His latest book entitled Christians in the Movies: A Century of Saints and Sinners looks at the portrayal of Christians and Christianity in about 200 films from 1905 through 2008. Using film clips, he will trace the arc of Hollywood’s treatment of Christians, especially Catholics, from decidedly favorable until 1970 to mainly negative since.


For more information please contact the Mount's Cynthia Kokoski at 301-337-7435 or kokoski@msmary.edu.

Wednesday, October 14, 2009

Human and Drug Trafficking: Mexican cartels at work

Learn firsthand about Mexican cartels- their operations, destabilizing affects on Mexico and how their power is spilling over into the US.

Douglas Poole, deputy chief of intelligence at the Office of National Security and Intelligence Drug Enforcement Administration, will present his findings and describe how the US is combating the cartels’ ever-growing reach.

Monday, October 19, 2009

7:30 PM

Mount St. Mary’s University - Laughlin Auditorium

This event is sponsored by the Mount Criminal Justice Student Association and is free and open to the public.

For more information, please contact the Mount's Sociology Department, (301) 447-5373.

Monday, October 5, 2009

American Revival Tour Friday, October 30


The Weinberg Center kicks off its 2009-2010 Emerging Artists Series with the American Revival Tour, Friday, October 30, 2009, 8:00 p.m.

Bringing multiple skilled emerging artists to the Frederick audiences during the 2008-2009 season, The Weinberg Center for the Arts will continue its successful Emerging Artists Series this season by continuing to bring some of today’s rising stars to Frederick. Already well known across the country for playing such prestigious events as Telluride, MerleFest, the Grand Ole Opry and Prairie Home Companion, American Revival brings The Dixie Bee-Liners, Sierra Hull, and Uncle Earl together for the first time at the Weinberg Center on Friday, October 30, 2009 at 8 p.m. Drawing from the worlds of acoustic, folk, country, and bluegrass, American Revival brings you a taste of the most exciting young artists in these genres today. Tickets are $20 in advance, and $20 at the door.

Award-winning mandolin player Sierra Hull (photo) is 18 and has already earned the respect of the bluegrass world for her picking and singing alike, and she performs with Highway 111, which features Cory Walker on banjo, former Mountain Heart member Clay Hess on guitar, and Jacob Eller on bass. She recently became the first bluegrass musician to receive the Berklee School of Music's prestigious Presidential Award scholarship, which entitles her to a "full ride" to the school, where she will start studying this fall. Uncle Earl is a quartet of women who write and perform original music drawing on the traditions of old-time string bands. The Dixie Bee-Liners are known for their high-octane harmonies and stunningly beautiful original songs.

To purchase tickets, call the Weinberg Center for the Arts at 301-600-2828, 301-600-2838 TTY or stop by the Box Office Tuesday –Wednesday 10am to 4 pm; Thursday – Friday 10 a.m. to 6 p.m.; and Saturday 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. or visit www.weinbergcenter.org

The Weinberg Center for the Arts, a municipal facility of the City of Frederick, is located at 20 West Patrick Street in downtown Frederick, Maryland. The historic theatre opened in 1926 as the Tivoli, and it and was donated to the City of Frederick in 1978. Today as one of the region’s premier presenting facilities, the 1,200 seat Weinberg Center offers professional LIVE! Series, including dance, music, theatre, family performances and films, weekday performances for students, and classic movies. Performance space and professional services are available to a variety of community arts groups, civic and business organizations, and other arts promoters. Programming at the Weinberg Center for the Arts is made possible with support from the City of Frederick, Frederick County Government, Maryland State Arts Council, Frederick Arts Council, Mid-Atlantic Arts Foundation, The Frederick News-Post, Bank of America Foundation, The Plamondon Companies and other corporate and individual donors. For more information about upcoming events at the Weinberg Center, please call the Box Office at 301-600-2828 or visit www.weinbergcenter.org.

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The BIG REVEAL!

The BIG REVEAL! Mike Super will reveal whether his prediction were CORRECT!

Friday, October 16, 2009 – 3:00 p.m.

Will he be right? The public and the press are invited on Friday, October 16th at 3 p.m. for the big reveal of the day’s headline predictions Mike Super sent a month earlier. The prediction has been locked in a Frederick News Post newspaper box on top of the Center’s Marquee since September 17th. Mike Super, performing at the Center that evening, has made a public wager with the community that he will be able to accurately predict the headlines that will appear in the headlines the day of his show (October 16th.) To prove it, Mike pre-recorded the predictions and sent them (a month early) to the Weinberg Center in a sealed FedEx envelope. On Friday, the 16th, Mike will be on hand when the Center lowers the box and plays the pre-recorded prediction of the day’s newspaper headlines. If Mike is wrong, he has made a promise to refund the price of each paid ticket that evening.

That afternoon, the Honorable W. Jeff Holtzinger, Mayor of the City of Frederick will be on hand to unlock the prediction and give it to Mike Super. Don’t miss out on this challenge – buy your tickets early and guarantee that you have a chance at a refund if Mike is incorrect. You must have purchased a ticket to the show and tickets must be purchased by October 15 in order to be eligible for a refund. Prices range from $20 - $30 and kids under the age of 16 are only $12. Tickets are on sale now at the Center box office, by phone at 301-600-2828, or online at www.weinbergcenter.org. Share this memorable theatrical experience with your family and friends. Who knows… you could end up seeing the show for FREE!

More about Mike Super

Now one of the most sought-after mystifiers in the country, Mike Super has been making magic since the young age of six. A member of both the International Brotherhood of Magicians and the Society of American Magicians, Super has entertained tens of thousands, including celebrities such as Regis Philbin, Joan Rivers, Paul Reiser, and Robin Leach. In 2007, he was named the winner on NBC’s hit television show Phenomenon.

The secret to Super’s success is his natural ability to entertain and fascinate people. He transcends the "trick" and connects personally with his audience on a level they can relate to. Whether it's through television, stage, or theater, Super's personality and humor enchant audiences of all ages.

To purchase tickets, call the Weinberg Center for the Arts at 301-600-2828, 301-600-2838 TTY or stop by the Box Office Tuesday –Wednesday 10am to 4 pm; Thursday – Friday 10 a.m. to 6 p.m.; and Saturday 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. or visit www.weinbergcenter.org

The Weinberg Center for the Arts, a municipal facility of the City of Frederick, is located at 20 West Patrick Street in downtown Frederick, Maryland. The historic theatre opened in 1926 as the Tivoli, and it and was donated to the City of Frederick in 1978. Today as one of the region’s premier presenting facilities, the 1,200 seat Weinberg Center offers professional LIVE! Series, including dance, music, theatre, family performances and films, weekday performances for students, and classic movies. Performance space and professional services are available to a variety of community arts groups, civic and business organizations, and other arts promoters. Programming at the Weinberg Center for the Arts is made possible with support from the City of Frederick, Frederick County Government, Maryland State Arts Council, Frederick Arts Council, Mid-Atlantic Arts Foundation, The Frederick News-Post, Bank of America Foundation, The Plamondon Companies and other corporate and individual donors. For more information about upcoming events at the Weinberg Center, please call the Box Office at 301-600-2828 or visit www.weinbergcenter.org.

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Monday, September 28, 2009

Evening on the Riviera


FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE

September 25, 2009

Event Name: Evening on the Riviera Charity Gala
Event Date: October 9, 2009

Contact: Heidi Horine, Event Chairperson (240) 357-6211; Tracy O’Dowd, Marketing Chairperson (301) 580-1986

Web site address: www.EveningontheRiviera.com

It’s time to enjoy an evening on the riviera

Frederick, Maryland – Finally, after months of planning it’s time to relax and enjoy the 13th annual An Evening on the Riviera, the area’s premier charity food and wine extravaganza that showcases the region’s finest restaurants, caterers, wine cellars, and entertainment. The black-tie optional event is only two short weeks away on October 9, 2009 from 7 p.m. to midnight at the E-ventplex at the Frederick Fairgrounds, Null Building, 797 East Patrick Street, Frederick, Maryland. This year’s beneficiaries are The Boys & Girls Club of Frederick County and The Women’s Giving Circle of Frederick County.

The delectable event promises to be better than ever. Wines are being selected and over 14 restaurants and caterers have committed to feature an array of sumptuous dishes and mouth watering treats to guests. A distinguished panel of food experts will present awards for food presentation and quality. Several microbreweries will also share their unique micro beers. Adding to the glitz and fun of the night is the tabletop competition, in which local designers and special event professionals exhibit their creativity and decorate the sponsors’ tables. Musical entertainment will be provided by ‘Round Midnight. An Evening on the Riviera also hosts the best silent auction in the area, which features art, jewelry, travel, sports, spa retreats, and more!

The organizing committee for An Evening on the Riviera is proud that 100% of the proceeds raised throughout the event’s 13 year history have benefitted a variety of Frederick County non-profit organizations. This is only possible through the generosity of our event sponsors. This year’s major sponsors include Comcast, Frederick Magazine, and Geico.

Tickets for this year’s event are $75 per person for a limited time. Food and alcohol are included with admission ticket; however, guests must be 21 years of age and older to consume alcohol. Tickets are available online at www.eveningontheriviera.com/admission.htm or at the The Grapevine, Ye Olde Spirit Shoppe, New York New York Hair Salon and Day Spa, and Frederick Wine House. Tickets can also be ordered by calling The Boys and Girls Club of Frederick County at 301-600-1875.

The organizers and sponsors of this great event urge guests to please drink responsibly.

A Global Health Expert to Speak - Mount St. Mary's University


Global Health Crisis: A problem in all of our hands

Dr. David Walton - Doctor, Humanitarian, & Global Health Expert

Emmitsburg, MD - Mount St. Mary’s University is honored to announce a presentation by humanitarian and global health expert Dr. David Walton on Monday, September 28th at 7 pm.
Dr. Walton is a graduate from Harvard Medical School and has spent years doing field work across the world.


His extensive research on global diseases contributed to a best-selling book and Pulitzer Prize winner, Tracy Kidder’s Mountains Beyond Mountains: The Quest of Dr. Paul Farmer, a Man Who Would Cure the World. Dr. Walton, at the time the book was written, assisted the main character, Dr. Paul Farmer, a leading global health and disease expert. Presently, Dr. Walton works alongside Dr. Farmer as a practicing clinician at Partners in Health, a global health organization.


Every year the Mount chooses a book for incoming freshman to read and study as a part of a first semester seminar. This year, the Mount chose Mountains Beyond Mountains. “The book speaks to our mission and delivers a powerful message that reflects the Mount’s pillars: Faith, Discovery, Leadership and Community and shows them in action in the world,” says the Mount’s Dean of Academic Affairs, Dr. Leona Sevick, “Dr. Walton’s presentation will provide Mount students and guests, a more in depth look at the global health crisis affecting all of us, and especially the poor such as those in Haiti.”


Dr. Walton also works as a physician at Brigham and Women’s Hospital as well as a valuable instructor at Harvard Medical School. He is the associate director of Hôpital de Lascahobas, a hospital located in Haiti, one of the poorest countries in the world and successfully completed the Doris and Howard Hiatt Global Health Equity Residency Program at Brigham and Women's Hospital. He is most recognized for leading STD prevention and care programs, and especially his supervision of HIV programs in Haiti.


The presentation will be held in the Mount’s Knott Auditorium and is free and open to the public. For more information please contact the Mount Office of Communications at 301-447-5366 or visit http://www.msmary.edu/.

Wednesday, September 23, 2009

Free - Wellness Expo 2009 at the Mount

WELLNESS EXPO 2009

Who: Mount St. Mary’s University

What: Wellness Expo 2009 at the Mount

The 4 hour expo will be packed with activities: a basketball tournament, seated massages, a stress management seminar, sample aquatic exercise classes, fitness classes, a self defense seminar, a Jiu Jitsu demonstration, children's activities, door prizes, and will feature local vendors offering free information and products.

Flu shots available for $25.

Bring the whole family to the ARCC for a wonderful Saturday afternoon filled with activities designed to promote healthy lifestyle choices!

The Expo is FREE and open to the public

Where: Mount Saint Mary's University campus at the Knott Athletic Recreaction Convocation Center (ARCC)

When: Saturday, September 26, 2009 11:00 AM - 3:00 PM

Contact: The Mount’s Fitness Coordinator, Lisa Martin at 301-447-3810

For more information: Wellness Expo 2009

Tales of Terror - An Evening of Horror and Hilarity

Celebrate the anniversary of the birth of Edgar Allan Poe with Joshua Kane in Tales of Terror - An Evening of Horror and Hilarity, Thursday, October 29, 2009 –7:30 p.m.

Who knew that the 200th celebration of the birth of Edgar Allan Poe would create such a celebration in Frederick? The Big Read did. The Big Read is an initiative of the National Endowment for the Arts in partnership with the Institute of Museum and Library Services and Arts Midwest. The Big Read provided the opportunity for Maryland Public Television, Frederick Reads, and the Weinberg Center for the Arts to collaborate to bring Poe focused events to Frederick during the month of October and the culminating event will be held at the Weinberg Center, just in time for Halloween. Celebrate your Halloween weekend by taking a step back in time and revisiting the thrilling tales of gothic horror fiction- all with a surprising element of comedy. In a rare theatrical experience and act of ingenious narration, master storyteller Joshua Kane will deliver a shocking blast of horror and hilarity at the Weinberg Center of the Arts on October 29 at 7:30 pm. when he presents his Poe inspired one man show- Tales of Terror an Evening of Horror and Hilarity. Tickets are on sale now! Tickets range from $12 -$30; children pricing begins at $12. Recommended for children 8 years and older.

Come see Joshua Kane relive readings of The Raven, The Tell-Tale Heart, Hop-Frog, The Masque of the Red Death, and more. With his dramatic and engaging voice, Joshua Kane captures the bizarre works of Edgar Allan Poe, Charles Dickens and Ambrose Bierce and tactfully combines the most dreadful tales with comic situations to keep the audience on the edge of their seats in thrill and laughter. Kane, a classically trained actor, skillfully blends the imaginative side of solo theatre with the ancient art of storytelling, creating a “Poetent” and compelling performance. Using a "bare bones" stage arrangement and nothing more than his deep understanding of horror literature, Kane fills the stage with unforgettable characters and tales, while bewitching the audience with a devilish sense of fun.

Make sure you don’t miss your chance to spend an unforgettable evening with Joshua Kane and discover for yourself the line between horror and hilarity. To purchase tickets, call the Weinberg Center for the Arts at 301-600-2828, 301-600-2838 TTY or stop by the Box Office Tuesday –Wednesday 10am to 4 pm; Thursday – Friday 10 a.m. to 6 p.m.; and Saturday 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. or visit www.weinbergcenter.org

The Big Read gives communities the opportunity to come together to read, discuss, and celebrate one of 30 selections from United States and world literature. Local Big Read initiatives will focus on the stories and poems of Edgar Allan Poe, with activities taking place throughout October 2009. The Joshua Kane event will be one of many hosted around the Frederick community.

The Weinberg Center for the Arts, a municipal facility of the City of Frederick, is located at 20 West Patrick Street in downtown Frederick, Maryland. The historic theatre opened in 1926 as the Tivoli, and it and was donated to the City of Frederick in 1978. Today as one of the region’s premier presenting facilities, the 1,200 seat Weinberg Center offers professional LIVE! Series, including dance, music, theatre, family performances and films, weekday performances for students, and classic movies. Performance space and professional services are available to a variety of community arts groups, civic and business organizations, and other arts promoters. Programming at the Weinberg Center for the Arts is made possible with support from the City of Frederick, Frederick County Government, Maryland State Arts Council, Frederick Arts Council, Mid-Atlantic Arts Foundation, The Frederick News-Post, Bank of America Foundation, The Plamondon Companies and other corporate and individual donors. For more information about upcoming events at the Weinberg Center, please call the Box Office at 301-600-2828 or visit www.weinbergcenter.org.

Monday, September 21, 2009

Breast Cancer Benifit Wine Dinner

Subject: Breast Cancer Benifit Wine Dinner

The Red Horse Steakhouse
Presents
Wines From around the World

A dinner Thursday October 22, 2009 @ 6:30pm
to benefit The Susan G. Komen Breast Cancer Foundation.

Dinner menu will feature the following:

Hors d oeuvres – Shrimp Salad on endive; shrimp mousse with crackers
First Course – Calamari with Tzatziki sauce
Second course – Sweet potato and ginger soup
Third course – Mahi Mahi with basil balsamic marinade
Fourth course – Steakhouse sirloin topped with bleu cheese, bacon and spinach
Served with picante mashed potatoes
Fifth course – Chocolate flourless cake served with cinnamon ice cream

Cost of the dinner is $100 per person with $20 being donated to the Susan G. Komen Breast Cancer Foundation.

There will be a silent auction featuring many items.
All wines served will be available for purchase at a discounted rate.


Please call The RED HORSE for reservations at 301-663-3030

Free Concert at the Mount - World Renowned Pianist


The Mount St. Mary’s University Department of Visual and Performing Arts announces a concert by renowned pianist Dan Franklin Smith on Friday September 25, 2009.

Mr. Smith, who resides in New York City, has appeared as a soloist, chamber musician and vocal accompanist throughout the United States at such venues as the National Gallery in Washington, D.C., the Cleveland Museum's Distinguished Artist Series, and Alice Tully Hall at Lincoln Center in New York City. He has recently returned from Germany where he performed in, among other venues, Kurt Weill Zentrum in Dessau and the Lucas Cranach Hof in Wittenberg. Other European engagements have included performances in Paris, Oslo, Stockholm, Leipzig, Brussels, and London.


His recent recordings of piano concertos by Kurt Atterberg and Hans Huber for the Qualiton label have been hailed by critics as “… absolutely superb…the recording debut of a truly exceptional new pianist.” In additions Smith’s work as a solo artist has been described as "breathtakingly beautiful . . . . The dazzling, agile finger work left the audience in utter awe."
The concert will mark Mr. Smith’s third appearance on stage at the Mount. His upcoming will include works by Chopin, Busoni, Copland, Gottschalk, and Previn.

The program will be held at 7:30pm in the Marion Burk Knott Auditorium on the Mount St. Mary’s University campus in Emmitsburg.


The concert is free and open to the public. For more information, please contact the Department of Visual and Performing Arts at (301) 447-5308.

Wednesday, September 16, 2009

IN THE STREET FESTIVAL SCHEDULE OF EVENTS

IN THE STREET FESTIVAL SCHEDULE OF EVENTS

September 15, 2009 Frederick, MD - The In the Street festival, now in its 27th year, offers residents and visitors a snapshot of what Frederick is all about. Celebrating the historic district and all that Frederick has to offer, the festival is jam packed with entertainment, artistry, educational information, delectable foods and of course, tons of fun! This year’s In The Street festival is set to kick off on Friday, October 2nd with Light the Creek, an event to help raise money for Frederick’s altruistic non-profit organizations. The fun continues on Saturday, October 3rd beginning at 9:30am with the Market Street Mile. At 11am, In the Street officially begins and continues all day until 5pm. The party continues On the Deck with food, libations and a live performance beginning at 5:30pm. Following is the information you need to know about this year’s event!

Light The Creek, Friday, October 2, 6-9pm

Start the party early by coming out to Light the Creek in the Carroll Creek Linear Park Amphitheatre. Join us for an evening of live music by the Ted Garber Band, wine and beer sponsored by Bud Light, and an opportunity to help out your favorite Frederick-based charitable organization. Don’t forget your wallets at home because our local non-profits need your support! Purchase a token for $5 and place it in your favorite charities jar, the charity with the most tokens at the end of the night will walk away with more than half of the donations collected from the event! So come out and support the organizations that do so much for our community.

Market Street Mile, Saturday, October 3, 9:30am

Join in this annual foot race along Market Street designed for novices and experts alike. Pre-registration recommended. Race begins at the YMCA on 1000 North Market Street and concludes at South Market Street & Carroll Creek. For registration information, contact Race Director Paul Spurrier at 240-409-6913 or PLSpurrier@aol.com.

In The Street Festival, Saturday, October 3, 11am – 5pm

The In The Street festivities are set to begin at 11 am on Saturday, October 3rd. Be prepared for a day filled with fun, free entertainment and food from Frederick’s most noted local restaurants. See some of your favorite local organizations and discover a few new as you stroll up Market Street beginning at the South Market and Carroll Creek and ending at North Market and 7th Street.

CREEKSIDE MARKET – Carroll Creek Linear Park

Browse our market exhibiting arts and crafts and make a purchase to support our local artisan community. Located on Carroll Creek, the Creekside Market will offer numerous local vendors selling jewelry, sculptures and paintings, among many other carefully crafted items. For a complete list of artists, please visit our website at www.CelebrateFrederick.com.

SPORTS BLOCK – Located between All Saints Street and Patrick Street

“Are you ready for some ACTION?” This block has it all: football, baseball, karate, skating, cheerleading, gymnastics and more! Marvel at the stunts and routines performed by the MD Elite Allstars, hit a home run with the Frederick Keys’ Speed Pitch or scale a rock climbing wall. Top it off with paddle boat and kayak rides on Carroll Creek!

ART BLOCK – Located between Patrick and Church Street

Experience the exceptional talents of the performing and creative arts communities that thrive in Frederick County. Decorate a visor, make a theater mask or create your own marquee – listing yourself as the star of the next Weinberg Center production! Enjoy live performances throughout the day in the Cultural Arts Center Gallery at 15 N. Market Street. For a complete schedule of performances, visit www.CelebrateFrederick.com

HISTORY BLOCK – Located between Church and Second Streets

Delve in to the rich historical heritage of Frederick County. Learn about local historic sites, and the efforts being made to preserve them. Plus, register to vote, and meet the dedicated citizens interested in serving you in public office!

HEALTH AND FITNESS BLOCK –Located between Second and Third Streets

Want to get in shape? Let this block inspire you! Learn a kickboxing routine, get a chiropractic evaluation or join a walking club. Plus, take advantage of the valuable information provided to help you maintain a healthy lifestyle.

GOING GREEN BLOCK – Located between Third and Fourth Streets

Learn how you can help support a sustainable community in this block! Meet adoptable pets, courtesy of the Frederick County Animal Control Division, learn about waste reduction and discover the many uses of corn! Do your part to keep the planet healthy by dropping your recyclables in marked bins along Market Street, a project of the Service Learning Advisory Board.

Be sure to stop by the DARCARS Toyota of Frederick booth and meet former NFL Redskins Quarterback Joe Theismann from Noon until 2 PM. Also, enter to win four tickets to the Redskins/Giants game in December!

KIDS BLOCK - Located between Fourth and Fifth Streets

This block is filled with balloons, temporary tattoos, sidewalk chalk drawings, face painting and more, all especially for your little ones. Compete in fun games, participate in the KidzArt Mural and make crafts to take home a treasure. Don’t miss the petting zoo, or the chance to pick a free book, complements of the Frederick County Reading Council.

PUBLIC SAFETY BLOCK – Located between Fifth and Sixth Streets

Pay tribute to our local heroes who put their lives on the line daily for our public safety. Explore rescue vehicles, and see if you have what it takes for the U.S. Marine Corps chin up challenge! Don’t miss the October Open House hosted by the Junior Fire Company, located at 535 N. Market Street!

GAMING BLOCK – Located between Sixth and Seventh Streets

Guitar Hero, laser guns, Xbox 360 and more will fill this block with interactive fun and games! Coordinated in partnership with Café 611.

IN THE STREET MUSICAL ENTERTAINMENT

In The Street offers four stages of live entertainment throughout the day! Listed below are locations and performers for this year’s festival.

CAROLL CREEK AMPHITHEATER Presented by State Farm

Sons of Pirates - 11:30-12:45

It’s like seeing Jimmy Buffett in concert except without all the crowds and crazy ticket prices! Sons of Pirates are a Jimmy Buffett Tribute band that entertains with a laundry list of covers, not only from the Parrothead’s library but also other popular artists. You can always count on Sons of Pirates for an Island escape…even if it’s only for your ears!

Basshound - 1:30-2:45

Sonic energy without filters or limitations, Basshound produces a jazz/funk sound enticing to all ages. Dubbed as one of the regions finest, Basshound has evolved into a standout live act in the Baltimore and Washington DC funk scene for over the past 6 years. Boasting a high energy and danceable show, Basshound really does have the funk!

www.houndjam.com

The Freddie Long Band - 3:45-5:00

Frederick County natives, The Freddie Long Band performs a style only described as a “t-shirt and jeans blend of pop, rock, soul and honesty.” The band has shared the stage with many big names like Jo Dee Messina, Blue Oyster Cult and Jimmie’s Chicken Shack, just to name a few. Since the band’s inception just a short 4 years ago, the five piece has already won numerous awards, performed on commercial TV and radio and has even acquired a promotional sponsorship with Jim Beam! The Freddie Long Band is an exciting talent and not to be missed. www.freddielong.com

SECOND STREET STAGE - Presented by 99.9 WFRE

Featuring country artists throughout the day! Performance times to be announced at a later date. Following is a snapshot of two performances you won’t want to miss! For more details visit: www.WFRE.com.

Jerrod Niemann

Jerrod Niemann is a country music singer/songwriter in the most traditional manner, with a contemporary consciousness that allows his music to hit the mark in the 21st Century. The truth of Niemann lies in his song, “Old School New Again”, from his upcoming album, Judge Jerrod & The Hung Jury, and it tells the story of the man. Niemann was raised in the west Kansas town of Liberal to love country music. Not only does he love it, he creates it and has worked with some of the best in the business, from Garth Brooks to his friends Jamey Johnson and Randy Houser.

Houston County

Named for the southern Alabama County where band member John Mildrum lived, Houston County brings a decade of musical groundwork to bear on their collaboration. Houston County serves as an introduction to a world-class combination of superb musicianship, musical honesty and great three-way chemistry. The passion and honesty the trio brings to this collaboration shows through in every note of their debut CD, one that brings an important new act to the contemporary country scene.

THIRD STREET STAGE - Presented by DARCARS Toyota of Frederick

Without Cause - 11:15-12:30

Made up of Phil Campbell (Vocals/Guitar), Jeremy Fellows (Lead Guitar/Vocals), Eric Meyers (Bass/Vocals) and Peter Franklin (Drums), Without Cause blends blues, rock, funk and pop into their all original music. The band has been developing its sound over the summer with weekly gigs throughout Frederick.

Charles ‘Big Daddy’ Stallings -1:15-2:30

Charles ‘Big Daddy’ Stallings is the essence of the blues. The South Carolina native grew up with ten brothers and sisters, essentially living the blues daily. ‘Big Daddy’ eventually journeyed to Baltimore where he began developing into a local blues legend. Creating “good time blues with a twist,” ‘Big Daddy’ has mesmerized audiences all over and has even been featured on satellite radio as well as radio stations abroad in France! Charles ‘Big Daddy’ Stallings is a blues legend that guarantees a grand time.

www.bigdaddystallings.com

Third Stream Giants - 3:15-4:30

Hailing from Fredericksburg, VA, Third Stream Giants plays an infectious blend of funk exhibiting horns, an exciting rhythm section and of course, the wondrous vocals of Anthony Campbell. Front man, Anthony Campbell posses an impressive resume when it comes to his singing career, winning the NBC Today Show Superstar talent competition, recording with Warner Brothers and performing with other superstars; it is no wonder why Third Stream Giants are bound to gain national recognition in the very near future. www.thirdstreamgiants.com

SIXTH STREET STAGE

Troutzilla - 11:45-1:00
The local Indie Funk band, Troutzilla, has a unique line up including a Female vocalist, bass player, guitarist, drummer, trumpet player, and a flute player. The band has been playing together for two years in the Frederick and Baltimore area and is in the process of recording an album due out this Fall. Their amp-rocking, fun style is one of a kind. On stage, Trouzilla has an extremely exciting chemistry that is entertaining to watch. Troutzilla will be sure to make your body move and your feet dance.

The 8 Ohms Band - 1:45-3:00

All-star funk ensemble, The 8 Ohms Band is composed of some of Maryland’s best and most talented musicians, who are veterans of both national and international tours. Featuring astounding female vocals, a fiery full horn section, and an unyielding rhythm section, the band performs both impressive original pieces as well as their own versions of some classics. The 8 Ohms are sure to make you groove.

www.8ohmsband.com

Quiet Fire - 3:45-5:00

Dubbed as the “Hottest Soul Band in Northern VA,” Quiet Fire possesses an extensive playlist pleasing to anyone’s ears. The eight piece band plays hits from the likes of Al Green, Donna Summer and of course Michael Jackson. Do not miss the ‘funky flavor’ of Quiet Fire. www.quietfiremusic.com

FOOD

With all the activities and entertainment In The Street has to offer, one might work up a hefty appetite. Food lovers rejoice! Because In The Street has an extensive list of local food vendors for this year’s festivities. Listed below are some of this year’s participants: Acacia, Bentz Street Sports Bar, Big Nate’s Barbeque & Co., Bombay Grill, Bonefish, Brewer’s Alley, Cacique Restaurant, Café 611, Cellar Door, Chick-Fil-A, The Cracked Claw, Danielle’s, Firestones, The Green Turtle, Griffs Landing, Hardtimes Café, Highland Catering Company, Hobby Horse Concessions, Hopehill United Methodist Church, Isabella’s, LaPaz Mexican Restaurant, Lohr’s Family Restaurant & Catering, The Market Bagel and Deli, Maui Waui, Meadows Frozen Custard, Rita’s, Roys Concessions, Smoothie King, Starbucks, Tajitu Ethiopian Restaurant, Thai Thai, Volt and Zoe’s Chocolates.

BEER AND WINE GARDENS

Sample beer from Barley & Hops, Brewer’s Alley and Flying Dog Brewery, plus various wines while enjoying entertainment throughout the day. Must be 21 years or older with valid ID to enter. Two locations two enjoy a cold beverage – Carroll Creek Amphitheatre and the Going Green Block. So come out and have a few drinks with friends!

ON THE DECK PARTY!

The party doesn’t end at 5:00pm! It’s just beginning! Don’t forget to join us for our annual On The Deck Party featuring live music, wine and beer sponsored by Bud Light! Cover charge for the On The Deck party is $10 and all guests must be 21 or older with a valid I.D. Performing at this year’s party is Jah Works. This band of brothers based out of Baltimore write, record and perform their original blend of reggae. Jah Works is very dedicated to the authentic Jamaican roots but also merge hip hop and pop into their music creating a sound of their own. The band is well known on the East Coast but has performed internationally in Jamaica, Canada, Holland, the South Pacific, and even the Middle East! More exciting than performing internationally is the fact that the band has recently performed at the inauguration of Barack Obama! Jah Works is sure to make you dance and is the perfect ending to the In the Street Festival. www.jahworks.com. So come early because this party sells out fast!

IN THE STREET QUESTIONS ANSWERED

Where is the best place to park?

The City of Frederick has four convenient parking decks downtown. The Carroll Creek, Court Street, W. Patrick Street and Church Street parking decks all offer parking in close proximity to the event. Cost is $1 to park all day on Saturdays. To access the Church Street parking deck, take East Street to East Second Street. There will be a sign for the entrance to the parking deck on the left hand side of the street. Patrick Street provides access to the Carroll Creek and W. Patrick Street parking decks. The Court Street parking deck can be accessed by taking Bentz Street to Church Street, and then turning right onto Court Street. The parking deck is located on the left hand side. Handicapped parking is available in all four decks.

PLEASE NOTE – Shuttle service will not be offered at this year’s event. We apologize for any inconvenience this may cause.

Which streets remain open?

Most of the roads surrounding the event remain open. South Street on the south end and Seventh Street on the north end of town remain open. Patrick Street is also open throughout the day.

What is the best way to get to In The Street?

Since so many streets are affected by this event, please check our website for directions – www.CelebrateFrederick.com.

Can I bring my pet?

A CITY ORDINANCE PROHIBITS PETS AT IN THE STREET, WHICH INCLUDES REPTILES. Large crowds and loud noises are not healthy for pets, so please leave them at home. Code Enforcement will be on hand to enforce this ordinance.

Am I allowed to set-up a booth?

All participants must be approved by the In The Street Committee and receive a license from The City of Frederick Office of Special Events.

This event is made possible by the generous support of our Corporate Community. The 2009 Spires Sponsors: Bechtel Group Foundation, Spectrum Federal Credit Union, and Weis Markets. The Carillon Sponsors: Comcast, The Plamondon Companies, Sandy Spring Bank, 99.9 WFRE and 930 WFMD. The Bandshell sponsors: BB&T, The Frederick News-Post and NBC25. The Program Sponsors: Bath Fitter, Bechtel, Bud Light, DARCARS Toyota of Frederick, Frederick Magazine, Renewal by Andersen, and State Farm.

For more information, please call The City of Frederick Office of Special Events at 301-600-CITY (2489) or please visit our website www.CelebrateFrederick.com.

Thursday, September 10, 2009

Mike Super

A chance to see Mike Super for

FREE at the Weinberg Center for the Arts!

October 16, 2009

8 p.m.

Would you like to see a show for free? Well, it could happen! Mike Super, winner of NBC 2007 hit show Phenomenon is wagering his physic abilities against the price of the tickets for his upcoming appearance at the Weinberg Center for the Arts on October 16, 2009 at 8 p.m. Mike Super, before an audience of Frederick City officials, will reveal his prediction of the headlines that appear in the newspaper on the day of his show, October 16th. The catch – these predictions were recorded over a month ago!!! The prediction will be placed in a locked Frederick News Post newspaper box on top of the Center’s marquee on September 17th and will remain there until the day of the show. The key to the box will be safely placed in the vault at PNC Bank in downtown Frederick. The prediction will remain locked and chained until October 16th when Mike reveals his predictions. Don’t miss out on this challenge – buy your tickets early and guarantee that you have a chance at a refund if Mike is incorrect. Tickets must be purchased by October 15th. Prices range from $20 - $30 and kids under the age of 16 are only $12. Tickets are on sale now at the Center box office, by phone at 301-600-2828, or online at www.weinbergcenter.org. Share this memorable theatrical experience with your family and friends. Who knows… you could end up seeing the show for FREE!

More about Mike Super

Now one of the most sought-after mystifiers in the country, Mike Super has been making magic since the young age of six. A member of both the International Brotherhood of Magicians and the Society of American Magicians, Super has entertained tens of thousands, including celebrities such as Regis Philbin, Joan Rivers, Paul Reiser, and Robin Leach. In 2007, he was named the winner on NBC’s hit television show Phenomenon.

The secret to Super’s success is his natural ability to entertain and fascinate people. He transcends the "trick" and connects personally with his audience on a level they can relate to. Whether it's through television, stage, or theater, Super's personality and humor enchant audiences of all ages.

To purchase tickets, call the Weinberg Center for the Arts at 301-600-2828, 301-600-2838 TTY or stop by the Box Office Tuesday –Wednesday 10am to 4 pm; Thursday – Friday 10 a.m. to 6 p.m.; and Saturday 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. or visit www.weinbergcenter.org

The Weinberg Center for the Arts, a municipal facility of the City of Frederick, is located at 20 West Patrick Street in downtown Frederick, Maryland. The historic theatre opened in 1926 as the Tivoli, and it and was donated to the City of Frederick in 1978. Today as one of the region’s premier presenting facilities, the 1,200 seat Weinberg Center offers professional LIVE! Series, including dance, music, theatre, family performances and films, weekday performances for students, and classic movies. Performance space and professional services are available to a variety of community arts groups, civic and business organizations, and other arts promoters. Programming at the Weinberg Center for the Arts is made possible with support from the City of Frederick, Frederick County Government, Maryland State Arts Council, Frederick Arts Council, Mid-Atlantic Arts Foundation, The Frederick News-Post, Bank of America Foundation, The Plamondon Companies and other corporate and individual donors. For more information about upcoming events at the Weinberg Center, please call the Box Office at 301-600-2828 or visit www.weinbergcenter.org.

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Wednesday, September 9, 2009

The Capitol Steps

The Weinberg Center kicks off its 2009-2010 Season

with the equal opportunity offenders -

The Capitol Steps October 2, 2009 8 p.m.

The Weinberg Center kicks off its 2009-2010 season with the political satirical sensation The Capitol Steps on October 2, 2009 at 8 p.m. This high-energy show is sure to be sell-out! The Capitol Steps bring audiences through a one-of- a- kind political musical and will keep audiences laughing about events and personalities on Capitol Hill, the White House, and many other centers of powers around the world. In this current political environment, this is a must-see event! Tickets are on sale now at the Center box office, by phone at 301-600-2828, or online at www.weinbergcenter.org. This performance of the Capitol Steps is sponsored by RBC Wealth Management. Sponsorships help ensure that the Weinberg Center can continue to bring world-class programming to Frederick.

The troupe, that put the “mock” in democracy includes former and current Congressional staffers, takes a humorous look at serious national issues in song parodies and skits. Since they began, the Capitol Steps have recorded 29 albums, including their latest, Obama Mia. They've been featured on NBC, CBS, ABC, and PBS, and can be heard 4 times a year on National Public Radio stations nationwide during their Politics Takes a Holiday radio specials. The group performs over 500 performances a year.

The Steps’ material is updated constantly and may include favorite moments from the last year, including songs featuring Hank Paulson, Nancy Pelosi, Vladimir Putin, and Rod Blagojevich, with special reminiscences from George W. Bush. Come enjoy the Capitol Steps as they perform tales of crisis from subprime borrowers, Wall Street bankers, auto executives, and anyone with a 401(k) and much, much more. No matter who's in the headlines, the Capitol Steps are equal opportunity offenders.

To purchase tickets, call the Weinberg Center for the Arts at 301-600-2828, 301-600-2838 TTY or stop by the Box Office Tuesday –Wednesday 10am to 4 pm; Thursday – Friday 10 a.m. to 6 p.m.; and Saturday 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. or visit www.weinbergcenter.org

The Weinberg Center for the Arts, a municipal facility of the City of Frederick, is located at 20 West Patrick Street in downtown Frederick, Maryland. The historic theatre opened in 1926 as the Tivoli, and it and was donated to the City of Frederick in 1978. Today as one of the region’s premier presenting facilities, the 1,200 seat Weinberg Center offers professional LIVE! Series, including dance, music, theatre, family performances and films, weekday performances for students, and classic movies. Performance space and professional services are available to a variety of community arts groups, civic and business organizations, and other arts promoters. Programming at the Weinberg Center for the Arts is made possible with support from the City of Frederick, Frederick County Government, Maryland State Arts Council, Frederick Arts Council, Mid-Atlantic Arts Foundation, The Frederick News-Post, Bank of America Foundation, The Plamondon Companies and other corporate and individual donors. For more information about upcoming events at the Weinberg Center, please call the Box Office at 301-600-2828 or visit www.weinbergcenter.org.