EPIC Awards Set for June 8

Montgomery Community Media announces the first, annual EPIC Awards to recognize and celebrate outstanding multimedia content. Save the date! The awards ceremony is scheduled for June 8, at The Fillmore in Silver Spring. The EPIC...

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What to Expect During Kensington’s Day of the Book Festival on April 23 (VIDEO)

What started out as a side walk display with only 11 authors in 2005 has turned into a celebration of the arts, literature and music for the community. More than 100 authors are expected to join the community and other artists...

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Check Out: What Montgomery County Was Reading in March

Montgomery County Public Libraries (MCPL) maintain an extensive collection of materials for county residents to check out. Have you ever wondered what the county’s library visitors are reading? We turned to our county’s...

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Kennedy Center Performance Canceled for Stedwick Kids Opera Company

The opera third grade students at Stedwick Elementary have worked on all school year will not be performed at the Kennedy Center after all. The Discover the Music Inside Kids Opera Company was scheduled to perform “Falling...

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The Making of an Exhibition

An art exhibition does not form out of thin air.   Typically, there are guidelines, processes, and YEARS of planning.  Yes, sometimes YEARS. Every art gallery has different procedures and timelines, so I am going to...

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Weekend Planner, March 31 – April 2 (VIDEOS)

Here are some of our picks for arts and entertainment this weekend: Art: The opening reception for the Glenview Mansion’s new exhibit takes place Sunday, April 2 at 2 p.m. The exhibit features the work of four artists,...

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March 24, 2017 | Staff Writer

Weekend Planner, March 24 – March 26 (VIDEOS)

Here are some of our picks for arts and entertainment this weekend: Art: ‘Domestic Pursuits‘ at BlackRock Center for the Arts is a three-person exhibit of hand-pulled prints and stitched and woven textile works. The artists include Nancy McNamara, Dominie Nash, and Hillary Steel. The exhibit is on display in the Kay Gallery and runs through […]

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March 17, 2017 | Michelle Queen

Weekend Planner, March 17 – March 19 (VIDEOS)

We found a few St. Patrick’s Day celebrations this weekend. Former Maryland Governor Martin O’Malley and his band  O’Malley’s March perform at Bethesda Blues & Jazz Club Friday at 8 p.m. Rockville Town Square is the place to be for an Irish Festival hosted by Finnnegan’s Wake Irish Pub Friday from 3 to 6:30 p.m. Enjoy a showcase […]

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March 11, 2017 | Michelle Queen

Weekend Planner, March 10 – March 12 (VIDEOS)

Don’t forget to turn your clocks ahead an hour as Daylight Saving Time begins Sunday, March 12 at 2 a.m. It is also a good time to check your smoke and gas alarms. Here are some of our picks for arts and entertainment this weekend, check the MyMCMedia calendar for more choices. Art: The Betty […]

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March 7, 2017 | Staff Writer

Sold Out: Author Anne Lamott to Appear at Strathmore April 5 (VIDEO)

UPDATE 4.3.17: An Evening with Anne Lamott is sold out. Best-selling author and political activist Anne Lamott’s new book, “Hallelujah Anyway: Rediscovering Mercy” is scheduled to be released early in April. Lamott is promoting her book with appearances in numerous cities, including a stop at Strathmore. The event,  Rediscovering Mercy: An Evening With Anne Lamott, takes place […]

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March 7, 2017 | Mitti Hicks

Kojo Nnamdi Kicks Off MCPL’s New Contemporary Conversations Series (VIDEO)

In response to the community’s requests for a program where experts and journalists could talk about current issues facing our community and nation, Montgomery County Public Libraries (MCPL) has launched a new series titled, “Contemporary Conversations.” “It’s about knowledge, it’s about community because communities really thrive on our ability to be informed,” Montgomery County Executive Ike […]

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March 6, 2017 | Staff Writer

Check Out: What Montgomery County Was Reading in February

Montgomery County Public Libraries (MCPL) maintain an extensive collection of materials for county residents to check out. Have you ever wondered what the county’s library visitors are reading? We turned to our county’s librarians to find out. For the month of February, the most read books by genre are: Juvenile Fiction Leave Me Alone! by […]

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March 3, 2017 | Michelle Queen

Weekend Planner, March 3 – March 5 (VIDEOS)

Here are some of our picks for arts and entertainment this weekend, check the MyMCMedia calendar for more choices. Art: The Art League of Gemantown Mixed-Media Exhibit at Kentlands Mansion is on display through April 14. The Mansion at Strathmore has three exhibits on display now through April 2. A public opening reception for the exhibits […]

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February 28, 2017 | Phyllis Armstrong

Stedwick Third Graders Make Music with International Students in Gaithersburg (VIDEO)

Writing and composing an original opera keeps third graders at Stedwick Elementary on a year long mission of learning. This week the students in Mary Ruth McGinn’s class in Montgomery Village worked on polishing their opera’s theme song. Students visiting from the International School of the Hague (ISH) helped arrange the music. MyMCMedia’s Phyllis Armstrong […]

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February 27, 2017 | Staff Writer

Tony Bennett to Headline Strathmore’s 12th Anniversary Gala

Legendary singer Tony Bennett is scheduled to appear at Strathmore’s 12th anniversary Spring Gala at 9 p.m. on May 6. The gala begins at 5:30 p.m. with a reception followed by dinner, the gala program, and the performance by Tony Bennett at 9 p.m. Tickets to the concert will be available to the public March […]

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February 27, 2017 | Phyllis Armstrong

Stedwick Third Graders & International Students Perform Opera Theme Song (VIDEO)

Third graders at Stedwick Elementary School in Montgomery Village are preparing for the performance of their lives. The 25 third graders in Mary Ruth McGinn’s class are creating an original opera, “Falling from Judgment.” Students visiting the U.S. from the International School of the Hague (ISH) helped fine tune the theme song for the opera. […]

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