Inaugural Sensation Amanda Gorman Will Join Montgomery College for Poetry Reading

Amanda Gorman, who made history Wednesday as the youngest inaugural poet ever in the U.S., will read her poetry at a virtual event with Montgomery College on Feb. 2. Gorman, 22, became the first-ever National Youth Poet Laureate...

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8-Year-Old from Gaithersburg Featured in Prime Time Inauguration Celebration

Cavanaugh Bell, an eight-year-old from Gaithersburg who has been providing food packages and other supplies to those less fortunate than him during the pandemic, will join with celebrities including Hamilton composer Lin-Manuel...

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Germantown Artist Hopes His Memorial to COVID Victims Can Stay

A Germantown man’s pyramid memorial to those who died from coronavirus started as a memorial to his brother, who passed away five years ago from lung cancer. Then he created a memorial to COVID-19 victims at Black Hill...

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Black Artists in Montgomery County: Levi Robinson

Levi Robinson is an artist whose work speaks to voting rights, the Black Lives Matter movement and so much more. He wants his art to have purpose and speak to the human condition. Diane Roberts got to see the creative process up...

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Most Popular Montgomery County Public Library Books of 2020

Montgomery County Public Libraries has announced its most popular adult fiction and nonfiction books that were borrowed in 2020. Among the most borrowed fiction books are Celest Ng’s “Little Fires Everywhere,” Amor...

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Guitar Center Expects to Emerge From Bankruptcy By Year’s End

UPDATE Guitar Center in Silver Spring will close as of Jan. 3, according to a statement from the company. “As part of our ongoing business processes and after careful consideration, Guitar Center has made the decision to...

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December 30, 2020 | Andrea Sarralde

Adventure Theatre Celebra Los Tres Reyes Magos en ‘Contemos Nuestras Historias’

El domingo 3 de enero a las 2:00 p.m. Adventure Theatre celebrar la tradición de los Reyes Magos al estilo puertorriqueño. Contemos Nuestras Historias es parte de la serie virtual en español que se lleva a cabo una vez por mes a través de la página de Facebook de Adventure Theatre. La conductora Andrea Sarralde […]

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December 24, 2020 | Suzanne Pollak

Guitar Center Expects to Emerge From Bankruptcy By Year’s End

UPDATE Guitar Center in Silver Spring will close as of Jan. 3, according to a statement from the company. “As part of our ongoing business processes and after careful consideration, Guitar Center has made the decision to close our retail store in Silver Spring, MD, effective January 3rd,” the news release stated. ___________________________ Guitar Center, […]

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December 22, 2020 | Suzanne Pollak

Founder of Urban One Radio in Silver Spring Honored by Sen. Van Hollen

Urban One, a national radio station headquartered in Silver Spring focusing on the African American community, was honored for its 40 years on the air when U.S. Sen. Chris Van Hollen entered the achievement into the Congressional Record. He called Founder and Chairperson Cathy Hughes “a tenacious entrepreneur, visionary radio personality, and powerful advocate for […]

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December 21, 2020 | Suzanne Pollak

County Public Libraries’ Comic Convention Will Go On, Virtually

MoComCon, Montgomery County Public Libraries’ fifth comic convention, returns as a full day of online activities on Saturday, Jan. 16, 2021. The virtual event celebrates all things comic, graphic novel, and fandom. This free convention is open to all. More details, including schedule, cosplay, art, and essay contest, are available on the website. Lead-up events include: Author […]

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December 16, 2020 | Deirdre Byrne

Olney Man Launches GoFundMe for Antiracist Causes After Home Vandalized

After his home was vandalized multiple times, Aaron Eisenbarth of Olney is making the best of a bad situation. He is raising money for two organizations that support antiracist causes and education—the Sandy Spring Slave Museum and Black Lives Matter. As of Wednesday evening, Eisenbarth has raised nearly $1,000 on his GoFundMe page and he […]

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December 16, 2020 | Staff Writer

Maggie Rose Caps Busy 2020 with Appearance on The Tonight Show

Despite the pandemic affecting almost every aspect of her job as a singer, Potomac native Maggie Rose has been busier than ever in 2020. She has recorded several virtual concerts, just wrapped up shooting a few music videos and recently appeared on The Kelly Clarkson Show. And Wednesday night at 11:30 p.m., Rose makes her […]

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December 15, 2020 | Andrea Sarralde

Concierto de Navidad Virtual el 19 de Diciembre

El cantautor venezolano Jonathan Acosta invita a un concierto de navidad que se llevará a cabo de manera virtual el 19 de diciembre a las 7:00 p.m. ET. MyMCM conversó con el artista sobre la importancia de celebrar las fiestas navideñas a pesar de la pandemia, pero de una manera segura, en casa y de […]

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December 14, 2020 | Maryam Shahzad

Videos Show Woman in Takoma Park Defacing Artwork Featuring Black Woman

Last Thursday, two videos spread on Twitter that appear to show a woman defacing artwork featuring a Black woman off of a table at Takoma Urban Park. The level of entitlement is just beyond me????? I’m fucking heated pic.twitter.com/qlVvxRwgYs — STONA LISA (@TRAPBOB) December 10, 2020 According to Montgomery County’s park police, “A public art […]

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December 9, 2020 | Staff Writer

‘Contemos Nuestras Historias’ Virtual se Llevará a Cabo el Domingo 13 de Diciembre

En Contemos Nuestras Historias de Adventure Theater la Chef Pati enseñará una receta fácil y deliciosa de chocolate, Ana contará historias para niños y habrá música para acompañar la tarde. Conducido por Andrea Sarralde, el evento se llevará a cabo en vivo el domingo 13 de diciembre en la página de Facebook de Adventure Theatre […]

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December 8, 2020 | Sydney Bullock

Performers Needed for Gaithersburg’s Virtual Open Mic Nights

Gaithersburg’s Arts on the Green invites performers of all ages and talents to audition for their virtual Open Mic Night, livestreamed on Jan. 22 and 23, 2021. Performers must submit an online video audition by Dec. 18 at 5 p.m. All audition instructions are detailed on their website. Arts on the Green seeks acts that […]

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