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September 10, 2018 | Michelle Queen

Dianne Reeves Headlines the Silver Spring Jazz Festival Saturday

The 15th Annual Silver Spring Jazz Festival attracted thousands of music lovers to downtown Silver Spring Saturday night despite the rain. Dianne Reeves, five-time Grammy Award winner and recipient of the National Endowment for the Arts Jazz Masters award headlined the festival. Additional performances by Akua Allrich and the Tribe, Charles Wood Quintet, and local […]

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June 15, 2018 | Staff Writer

Big Names to Play at 10th Annual Silver Spring Blues Festival

Critically acclaimed bands will play alongside local artists at the 10th Annual Silver Spring Blues Festival Saturday, June 16. Among the performers are local band Little Bit A Blues, fan favorite Moonshine Society, Biscuit Miller and the Mix, and Harried Americans. Little Bit A Blues received a WAMMIE nomination and a JIMI award for their […]

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May 31, 2018 | Staff Writer

10 Things to Do in Montgomery County for $10 or Less

Don’t miss these ten activities under $10 if you’re spending the summer in beautiful Montgomery County! 1. Capital Bike Share Breeze around the county’s new bike lanes or rustic roads on a Capital Bike Share bicycle this summer. $2.00 for a 30-minute trip, $8 for a whole day.   2. Dentzel Carousel Ride on Glen Echo’s historic 1921 carousel this summer. The […]

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May 31, 2018 | Staff Writer

Free Outdoor Concerts Countywide this Summer

Enjoy free outdoor concerts all summer, wherever you are in the county! Bethesda Summer Concert Series | Thursday Evenings | Veterans Park at Woodmont Triangle | May 17- July 19 | Catered by local restaurants Rock Bottom, Flanagan’s Harp & Fiddle, Hanaro Sushi, MOMO, and Smoke BBQ.   BlackRock Summer Concerts | Saturdays | 7 p.m. (most days) | BlackRock Center for the Arts front lawn | July 2-July 30   Brookside […]

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April 19, 2018 | Douglas Tallman

Wootton Grad Talks About That Time She Was Almost a Rock Star

It wasn’t high school, and it wasn’t college. It was New Jersey, when — working an important if uncreative job — Stephie Coplan, formerly of Rockville, thought she could be a rock star. With bass player John F. Hebert and drummer Shane Considine, she formed Stephie Coplan and the Pedestrians. With a song in heavy […]

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October 12, 2017 | Staff Writer

Weekend Planner, Oct. 13-15

UPDATED: Fall festivals are all over the county. Friday The 2017 Pacific Miss Asian American Pageant The Pacific Miss Asian American Beauty Pageant is the largest and most influential beauty pageant on the East Coast. Since its inception, the pageant has been dedicated to embracing Asian cultural heritage and encouraging cultural awareness and community pride. 7:30 […]

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October 6, 2017 | Michelle Queen

Festivals Top the Weekend Planner, Oct. 6 – 8, 2017

Once again, festivals top our weekend planner. Saturday, the annual Harvest Festival focuses on farming in Montgomery County during World War I. The festival features living historians in period costumes, tin-smithing, making apple butter, building scarecrows, traditional music, farm animals, hayrides and more. Also on Saturday, visit Rockville Town Center for the Rocktobierfest beer and […]

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October 5, 2017 | Staff Writer

Record Attendance At Pike & Rose Street Festival (PHOTOS)

North Bethesda’s Pike & Rose celebrated autumn with the fourth annual Piketoberfest street festival Sunday, Oct. 1. The festival drew a record number with more than 3,000 people attending. There was entertainment for the entire family including food from neighborhood restaurants, live music from AMP by Strathmore, lawn games, and Bavarian dance performances by the Foggy […]

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October 2, 2017 | Mitti Hicks

Harvest Moon Festival Celebrated Downtown Silver Spring (PHOTOS)

Hundreds gathered in Downtown Silver Spring Sunday for the fifth annual Harvest Moon Festival. The Harvest Moon is the full moon nearest to the start of fall or the autumnal equinox, according to the The Old Farmer’s Almanac. During this season, the moon will rise after sunset which causes bright moonlight early in the evening. Traditionally, […]

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September 28, 2017 | Michelle Queen

Glen Echo’s Then & Wow! Festival Tops our Weekend Planner, Sept. 29-Oct. 1, 2017

The Then & Wow! family festival at Glen Echo Park takes place Sunday from 11 a.m.-4 p.m. This annual event revisits the history of Glen Echo when it was an amusement park and celebrates its revitalization as an arts center. The event features kiddie rides, arcade games, videos and an exhibition on the Park’s history. The […]

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