From Bethesda Resident to ‘Survivor’ Castaway

A Bethesda resident will test her strength and endurance as she competes on the upcoming season of CBS’ “Survivor.” Julia Carter, 25, moved to Montgomery County after finishing graduate school to work in Washington, D.C....

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We Love Weekends: Montgomery County Planner for Feb. 15-Feb. 17

February is Black History Month, a time to recognize the contributions African Americans have made to our nation throughout its history. Several Montgomery County organizations have planned events, see our event guide for...

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Silver Spring’s Dave Chappelle Wins Grammy For Best Comedy Album

Comedian Dave Chappelle won the Grammy Award last night for best comedy album for the second straight year. Many know that Chappelle was born in DC, but he’s also no stranger to Montgomery County. Chappelle attended Woodlin...

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African Drum Class Teaches Cultural Lesson

Amadou Kouyate offered free African Manding Drumming Workshops at Montgomery College in Rockville this week. In this class, a cultural lesson comes with each drum beat. Officials with Montgomery College say this workshop is a...

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Blair High School to Offer Hip-Hop History Class

A new hip-hop history and culture course will be introduced to students at Montgomery Blair High School in the fall of 2019. This class is reported to be the “first of its kind” at Montgomery Blair and was created by social...

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Chinese New Year Celebrations in Montgomery County

Chinese New Year, also known as Lunar New Year or the Spring Festival, is a centuries-old celebration to begin a new calendar year that has become a global observance. The new year is rung in with 15 days’ worth of traditions,...

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Arts

January 31, 2019 | Jordan Lindsay

Montgomery County Public Schools Students Art Work Displayed at Johns Hopkins University Local Campus

Art work created by students from 16 Montgomery County Public High Schools will be on display at the Johns Hopkins University Montgomery County Campus. The exhibit is one of JHU’s programs designed to get students excited about STEAM education. The A in STEAM is for “art,” which officials say is an important component of a […]

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January 30, 2019 | Staff Writer

Department of Environmental Protection Storm Drain Art Contest Accepting Entries

The Montgomery County Department of Environmental Protection (DEP) is now accepting entries for the 2019 edition of the “Storm Drain Art Contest” that uses creative art to emphasize the connection between storm drains, streams and the Chesapeake Bay. The deadline to submit entries is 4 p.m. on Friday, Feb. 22. In April, the art work of […]

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January 30, 2019 | Michelle Queen

We Love Weekends: Montgomery County Planner for Feb. 1-Feb. 3

Visual artist Sandra Davis creates art from discarded materials. Her solo exhibition, “Strength, Beauty and Sisterhood,” is on display through March 11 at the Activity Center at Bohrer Park in Gaithersburg. Learn more about Sandra Davis and the exhibit, here. Here are some additional suggestions for arts and entertainment around the county this weekend.   […]

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January 24, 2019 | Staff Writer

Sandy Spring Museum Plans to Digitize Documents with $200K Donation

Anonymous Donor Provides $200,000 to Sandy Spring Museum An anonymous donor gifted $200,000 to Sandy Spring Museum for the purposes of digitizing its historical archives. The museum, which was established in 1980 to preserve the village of Sandy Spring history and culture, has a rich collection of diaries, ledgers, personal correspondence, photos and other primary […]

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January 23, 2019 | Staff Writer

Adventure Theatre Prepares Children For Performing Arts Career

The Adventure Theatre Musical Theatre Company (ATMTC) pre-professional program prepares area children in grades 4-12 for college and/or a professional career in the performing arts. Taught by an experienced staff, the program’s curriculum gives students training in singing, dancing, acting, and performance. The Spring semester begins on February 4th. For more information or to register, call […]

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January 23, 2019 | Michelle Queen

We Love Weekends: Montgomery County Planner for Jan. 25-Jan. 27

Glen Echo Park Partnership for Arts and Culture is offering discounts and free activities to furloughed federal workers. Here are some additional suggestions for arts and entertainment around the county this weekend. Friday, Jan. 25 Angelina Ballerina:  Angelina Ballerina brings to life the beloved storybook about a fictional mouse who is training to become a ballerina. […]

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January 23, 2019 | Deirdre Byrne

Glen Echo Park

Glen Echo Park Offers Discounts and Free Activities for Furloughed Workers

Glen Echo Park Partnership for Arts and Culture is offering discounts and free activities to furloughed federal workers for the week of Jan. 21 through Jan. 27. The announcement came on Tuesday in a statement of support for federal workers. The statement on the website says, “We know this is a difficult time for so many, […]

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January 22, 2019 | Deirdre Byrne

Oscar Nominated ‘Green Book’ Has Ties to Maryland History

Peter Farrelly’s film “Green Book,” starring Mahershala Ali, has been nominated for five Oscars, but it’s worth remembering the history the film is based on, has ties to Maryland’s history in the Jim Crow era. In the film, an Italian-American bouncer, Tony Lip (portrayed by Viggo Mortensen) starts working for black jazz pianist Dr. Don Shirley […]

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January 21, 2019 | Jordan Lindsay

2019 Martin Luther King Jr. Day Tribute, Women of the Dream

The 2019 Martin Luther King Jr. Day Tribute, which was held at The Music Center at Strathmore, highlighted Women of the Dream. Student Member of the Montgomery County School Board, Ananya Tadikonda was a guest speaker during the event. Tadikonda spoke on why Martin Luther King Jr. Day is important, and what students should reflect […]

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January 21, 2019 | Jordan Lindsay

More Than 2,500 People Volunteer for 2019 MLK Day of Service in Rockville

Thousands of volunteers and about 40 organizations participated in the 2019 MLK Day of Service which was held at the Bethesda North Marriott Hotel & Conference Center on Monday. “We have tons of service projects, volunteer fair tables for people to learn about volunteer opportunities throughout the County, so people can come in; we have […]

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