Guitar Center Files for Bankruptcy

Guitar Center filed for Chapter 11 bankruptcy to reduce company debt by approximately $800 million, according to a company press release last week. The California-based company entered a comprehensive Restructuring Support...

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Adventure Theatre Launches Digital Series in Spanish: ‘Let’s Tell Our Stories’

Adventure Theater MTC brings a new series in Spanish as part of its weekly virtual productions on Sunday afternoons: “Let’s Tell Our Stories with Andrea Sarralde.” The series will take the audience on a fun and...

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Council Introduces Special Appropriation for Arts and Humanities Emergency Relief Funding

The Montgomery County Council approved a special appropriation of $334,500 for additional arts and humanities emergency relief funding on Oct. 27. Led by councilmembers Craig Rice and Evan Glass, the council unanimously agreed to...

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‘Wimpy Kid’ Author Hosts Drive-Thru Meet and Greet at Blair High School

Jeff Kinney, the author of the popular “Diary of Wimpy Kid” series, hosted a unique book release event in Silver Spring Monday night. Loyalty Bookstore and Montgomery Blair High School hosted Kinney as he promoted the...

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Blog: La Marvela Represents the Musical Traditions of Colombia

Music lovers in the Washington DC metropolitan area have been out of sorts since the start of the pandemic as many local venues have had to close due to COVID-19. Performing artists have had to find creative ways to connect with...

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Fixture of Bethesda Music Scene Dies: Flanagan’s Harp & Fiddle Closes

After 35 years of business, the longtime Bethesda fixture Flanagan’s Harp & Fiddle officially closed its doors Wednesday. Owners Stephen and Jenny Nugent told WJLA in a Sept. 2 segment that the restaurant closed due to...

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Arts

November 20, 2020 | Deirdre Byrne

Dewey Local Park Gets Makeover Featuring New Street Hockey Rink

Dewey Local Park in Silver Spring has gotten a makeover for the first time since 1990. The renovations are park of Montgomery Parks’ “refresher program.” The refresher has brought several new features to the park, including an outdoor gym, a playground, picnic area, a dog park area, a “tyke track,” and a $140,000 street hockey […]

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November 19, 2020 | Charles Nyonga

Guitar Center Files for Bankruptcy

Guitar Center filed for Chapter 11 bankruptcy to reduce company debt by approximately $800 million, according to a company press release last week. The California-based company entered a comprehensive Restructuring Support Agreement (RSA). However, all previous agreements, financial obligations to its vendors, suppliers, and employees to maintain the course as daily business operations continue. The […]

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November 19, 2020 | Sydney Bullock

The Show Goes On: Gaithersburg Hosts 25th Winter Lights Festival

Since 1995, families have experienced the popular Gaithersburg’s Winter Lights Festival from their car windows. The annual festival offers a great option for a socially distant event — like it’s always been — Nov. 27 through Dec. 31. The 450 light displays and trees will be displayed at Seneca Creek State Park for a 3 […]

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November 6, 2020 | Staff Writer

photo of exterior of Adventure Theatre in Glen Echo Park

Adventure Theatre Launches Digital Series in Spanish: ‘Let’s Tell Our Stories’

Adventure Theater MTC brings a new series in Spanish as part of its weekly virtual productions on Sunday afternoons: “Let’s Tell Our Stories with Andrea Sarralde.” The series will take the audience on a fun and creative walk through the past and present art of Latin American and Hispanic cultures to inspire the artists of […]

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November 4, 2020 | Staff Writer

photo of exterior of Adventure Theatre in Glen Echo Park

Adventure Theatre Lanza Series Digitales en Español: ‘Contemos Nuestras Historias’

Adventure Theatre MTC trae un segmento nuevo presentado en español como parte de sus producciones digitales semanales de los domingos por la tarde: “Contemos Nuestras Historias” con Andrea Sarralde. En Contemos Nuestras Historias, el público realizará un paseo divertido y creativo a través del arte pasado y presente de las culturas latinoamericana e hispana para […]

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October 29, 2020 | Toluwa Famuyide

Council Introduces Special Appropriation for Arts and Humanities Emergency Relief Funding

The Montgomery County Council approved a special appropriation of $334,500 for additional arts and humanities emergency relief funding on Oct. 27. Led by councilmembers Craig Rice and Evan Glass, the council unanimously agreed to provide more funding towards the Arts & Humanities COVID-19 Relief Fund. The council approved a special appropriation to create the Arts […]

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October 27, 2020 | Toluwa Famuyide

‘Wimpy Kid’ Author Hosts Drive-Thru Meet and Greet at Blair High School

Jeff Kinney, the author of the popular “Diary of Wimpy Kid” series, hosted a unique book release event in Silver Spring Monday night. Loyalty Bookstore and Montgomery Blair High School hosted Kinney as he promoted the release of his new book, “Diary of a Wimpy Kid: The Deep End”  which came out Tuesday. The author, born […]

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October 21, 2020 | Jordan Lindsay

Two Local College Students Win Scholarship for Helping Businesses During Pandemic

College students from across the state applied for the Shop Maryland-Tax Free Week Scholarship. Participants were asked to explain how they helped businesses survive during the COVID-19 pandemic. The two statewide winners are from Montgomery County. They were recognized by the Maryland Retailers Association and Comptroller Peter Franchot during a virtual presentation on Friday. Mirian Fuentes […]

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October 21, 2020 | Charles Nyonga

County Alcohol Beverage Service Wins Best Consumer Education Program Award

Montgomery County Alcohol Beverage Services (ABS) was awarded the 2020 National Best Practices Consumer Education Program Award by Stateways for its virtual education seminars. ABS is the alcohol wholesaler for Montgomery County. In 2015, Stateways established the Best Practices Awards in eight categories that distinguished alcohol control agencies in the United States and Canada that provide […]

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October 8, 2020 | Sydney Bullock

Sweeteria, Thai Dessert and Coffee Café, Opens in Downtown Silver Spring

Sweeteria Dessert Café, a Thai food inspired café serving sweets and coffee, announced its soft opening Thursday in downtown Silver Spring. Sweeteria will sell a portion of their menu with specials for customers at their soft opening, which may last up to two weeks. According to staff, popular menu items are their homestyle Thai tea […]

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