Montgomery International Film Festival Gets the Red Carpet Treatment

Three ingredients for a successful film festival are a string of quality films, some buzz and, of course, a red carpet. The Montgomery International Film Festival at Rio in Gaithersburg kicked into high gear this afternoon with...

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We Love Weekends: Montgomery County Planner for Aug 22-25

Here’s our guide to arts and entertainment in Montgomery County, Aug. 22 – 25. One Act and More:  The Upcounty Theatre Company performs their first-ever One Act Plays festival featuring five plays, The Box, Trifles,...

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Lights! Camera! Action! Montgomery County Gets Its Own International Film Festival

Thanks to Karina Hou and Margaret Sha, you now don’t need to travel all the way to Cannes, France or Park City, Utah to attend an independent, international film festival. The Montgomery International Film Festival,...

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Monty Awards: Call for Entries Open Through Sept. 16

Title: 2019 Monty Awards Guidelines and Categories...

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We Love Weekends: Montgomery County Planner for Aug 15-18

Here’s our guide to arts and entertainment in Montgomery County, Aug. 15 – 18. Montgomery County Agricultural Fair:  This is the county’s 71st agricultural fair and this year’s theme is “Feed Your Senses.” ...

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71st Annual MoCo AgFair – A Blue Ribbon Affair

It is the 71st annual Agricultural Fair in Montgomery County. Gaithersburg is home to this latest version of the Maryland country side meeting it’s urban cousin.  Pig races, fashion shows, the Queen and her court, dogs...

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Arts

August 9, 2019 | Deirdre Byrne

County Officials, Educators Remember Toni Morrison

Montgomery County leaders are remembering Pulitzer Prize winning Toni Morrison, celebrated for her works about the black experience in America. The “Beloved” author died Aug. 5 from complications with pneumonia. MyMCMedia caught up with Gaithersburg Mayor Jud Ashman and Montgomery County Councilmember Will Jawando about what Morrison meant to them. Ashman said he had always […]

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August 7, 2019 | Staff Writer

The Montgomery County Agricultural Fair Returns Friday

The countdown has begun to the Montgomery County Agricultural Fair! From Aug. 9 through Aug. 17, Gaithersburg will be full of the festive sounds and smells of good food, farm animals, games, carnival rides, shows and contests.  The fair is open from 3 p.m. to midnight Friday, Aug. 9 and then is open from 10 […]

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August 7, 2019 | Michelle Queen

We Love Weekends: Montgomery County Planner for Aug 8-11

Here’s our guide to arts and entertainment in Montgomery County, Aug. 8 – 11. Carpe Diem! Silver Spring Dance: On the second Thursday of every month, enjoy the fun as well as the mental and physical health benefits of dancing with others. No experience required. Each session starts at 7 p.m. with a 30-minute lesson, […]

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August 1, 2019 | Abigail Brooke

Fundraising Effort Ends on High Note: the National Philharmonic is Back

The National Philharmonic will stay at Strathmore for the 2019-20 season after far exceeding their fundraising goal. The orchestra took to an online fundraising campaign, stating “We need $150,000 by July 31, 2019.” On July 30, the organization announced that they have raised over $200,000 since first opening the fundraiser last week. Leanne Ferfolia, president […]

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August 1, 2019 | Staff Writer

Latest Turn in Woodstock 50 Saga: Cancellation

Woodstock 50 has been canceled, according to a statement from Howard County Executive Calvin Ball said in a statement. Ball offered Merriweather Post Pavilion in Columbia to host the music festival, which would mark the 50th anniversary of the famed Woodstock concert in upstate New York. Ball’s statement said: Earlier this month, the promoters of […]

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July 31, 2019 | Michelle Queen

We Love Weekends: Montgomery County Planner for Aug 1-4

Here’s our guide to arts and entertainment in Montgomery County, Aug. 1 – 4. Silver Spring Thursday Night Concert: The Hit Time Revue Band featuring Jimi Smooth perform at Veterans Plaza. Thursday, August 1 from 7 to 9 p.m. Veterans Plaza, 1 Veterans Place, Silver Spring. Click here for more information. Free. The Mollusc: Quotidian Theatre […]

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July 31, 2019 | Jordan Lindsay

10th Annual Salvadoran American Festival Happening on Sunday

The 10th annual Salvadoran American Festival is right around the corner. The event will be hosted at Montgomery College’s Rockville campus on Sunday, August 4 and 10,000 people are expected to attend. The festival will offer live music, a health fair, plenty of food as well as community and educational resources for Montgomery County’s diverse […]

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July 30, 2019 | Staff Writer

Sandoval Headlines 16th Annual Silver Spring Jazz Festival

Montgomery County’s Silver Spring Arts & Entertainment District announced that multiple Grammy and Billboard-winning trumpeter, pianist and composer Arturo Sandoval is headlining the Silver Spring Jazz Festival, which will take place on Saturday, Aug. 24, from 3 to 10 p.m. in Veterans Plaza by the Silver Spring Civic Building located at One Veterans Place. This is […]

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July 29, 2019 | Sara Chernikoff

Private Initiative Launched to Save National Philharmonic

Montgomery County’s National Philharmonic orchestra launched a public fundraising campaign last week in a final effort to save the organization. “We need $150,000 by July 31, 2019,” read the online petition. National Philharmonic, which performed at The Music Center at The Strathmore since its opening in 2005, announced it will likely go out of business […]

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July 25, 2019 | Staff Writer

Woodstock 50 Decamps from New York to Merriweather Post

The Washington Post reported that Woodstock 50, the 50th anniversary rock concert commemorating the historic 1969 concert in upstate New York, would take place about 275 miles south, at Merriweather Post Pavilion in Columbia. The Post reported that Howard County officials were trying to keep the concert alive, which has been beset by delays in […]

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