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...

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Quince Orchard and White Oak Libraries to Close April 15 for Refresh

Library lovers take note. The Quince Orchard and White Oak library branches are closing at 6 p.m. on April 15 for a refresh project, and the two libraries are going to remain closed all summer. County officials say both libraries...

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

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...

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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,...

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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...

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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...

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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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February 26, 2017 | Michelle Queen

Weekend Planner, Feb. 24 – Feb. 26 (VIDEOS)

Here are some of our picks for arts and entertainment this weekend, check the MyMCMedia calendar for more choices. Art: The Cabin Fever exhibit at Kentlands Mansion is on display through April 14. This juried mixed-media exhibit features works by members of the Art League of Germantown. The Mansion at Strathmore has three new exhibits […]

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February 21, 2017 | Staff Writer

Mid-Atlantic Jazz Festival Attracts Music Lovers from Around the Region (VIDEO)

The Mid-Atlantic Jazz Festival took place at the Hilton Hotel in Rockville from Feb. 16-19. Watch this MyMCMedia Extra video, below, for some sights and sounds from the festival: I am sooo digging the Blues Alley Youth Orchesa right now! #MAJF — Stacey Williams (@tonedeafe) February 19, 2017 #MAJF is a real party! Come and […]

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February 17, 2017 | Michelle Queen

Weekend Planner, Feb. 17 – Feb. 19 (VIDEOS)

The Mid-Atlantic Jazz Festival returns to Rockville this weekend and begins Thursday evening with a fundraiser and performances by Ronnie Wells and Delfeayo Marsalis. Check out our Guide on How You Can Celebrate Black History Month in the County to find great events and activities. Here are some of our picks for arts and entertainment this […]

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February 10, 2017 | Michelle Queen

Weekend Planner, Feb. 10 – Feb. 12 (VIDEOS)

Check out our Guide on How You Can Celebrate Black History Month in the County to find great events and activities. If you are looking for a Valentine’s Day suggestion, the New Orchestra of Washington presents Seasons of Love on Tuesday, Feb. 14 at Amp by Strathmore. Here are some of our picks for arts and entertainment […]

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February 8, 2017 | Staff Writer

For the Love of Theatre (VIDEO)

Thespians and drama department students from 13 middle and high schools gathered this month at James Blake High School to hone their skills and share their talents at the sixth annual MCPS Theater Festival. MCPS-TV has the story, below:

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February 3, 2017 | Staff Writer

Check Out: What Montgomery County Was Reading in January

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 January, the most read books by genre are: Juvenile Fiction The Girl Who Drank […]

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February 1, 2017 | Michelle Queen

Weekend Planner, Feb. 3 – Feb. 5 (VIDEOS)

Here are some of our picks for arts and entertainment, check the MyMCMedia calendar for more choices. Art: The Mansion at Strathmore has two exhibits on display now through Feb. 19. The La Vie en Bleu exhibit explores the color blue. The Crossfade exhibit includes works by young Baltimore artists. A closing reception and film screening for […]

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January 30, 2017 | Staff Writer

Whoopi Goldberg Coming to Strathmore May 27

Actress and pop culture icon Whoopi Goldberg will appear at the Music Center at Strathmore, May 27. The award-winning performer will present an evening of storytelling to include a question and answer session with the audience. On her Facebook page, Goldberg is requesting interesting questions for her performances at the London Palladium in February. Born and […]

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