October 6, 2020 | Khadijah Ali-Coleman, Ed.D.

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 their audiences. Many have been successful as some still struggle with the changes. Alison […]

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October 2, 2020 | Nicolle Schorchit

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 challenges from the COVID-19 pandemic. By the time Montgomery County Executive Marc Elrich eased phase 2 restrictions on live music in […]

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October 1, 2020 | Sydney Bullock

Drive-In Halloween Movies Coming to North Bethesda

Carpool Cinema, the first drive-in movie experience for North Bethesda, will come to Montgomery County Friday, Oct. 9, and Saturday, Oct. 10. Pike District and Combined Properties are working together on Carpool Cinema. The event will feature two Halloween themed films at White Flint Plaza. “Beetlejuice,” the 1988 comedy-fantasy directed by Tim Burton, starring Alec […]

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September 30, 2020 | Michelle Queen

photo of Great Uncle Harvey by Gabi Mendick at Sandy Spring Museum Makers Among Us Exhibit

Sandy Spring Museum to Reopen Friday, Oct. 9

Sandy Spring Museum Reopens With Makers Among Us Art Exhibit Sandy Spring Museum will reopen on Friday, Oct. 9 after the pandemic closed the museum to visitors for six months. The museum reopens with the art exhibit “Makers Among Us” featuring the works of emerging visual artists. The exhibit will be on display Fridays from […]

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September 29, 2020 | Toluwa Famuyide

Olney Theatre Furloughs 50% of Staff, Hopeful for Spring Restart

The Olney Theatre Center is one of the latest businesses to be affected by the Covid-19 pandemic. The theater announced on Monday that they have furloughed 50% of its full-time staff. “It didn’t have to be this way,” said Jason Loewith, artistic director of the Olney Theatre Center. “For the first time since World War […]

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September 25, 2020 | Reid Flumbaum

Montgomery Parks Starts Drive-In Movie Nights

In a step towards a return to normalcy amid the COVID-19 pandemic, Montgomery Parks is starting drive-in movie nights for families across the county. With Montgomery County in phase two of reopening, movie theaters are still closed, with only outdoor performances or films allowed. As such, this program will allow families to watch a movie […]

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September 23, 2020 | Deirdre Byrne

Rockville to Host Author of ‘Dopesick’—An Upcoming Hulu Series—for Virtual Discussion

The City of Rockville is hosting Beth Macy, author of the New York Times best-selling book “Dopesick: Dealers, Doctors and the Drug Company that Addicted America,” for a virtual book discussion Thursday. In “Dopesick,” Macy investigates rural America’s struggle with the opioid epidemic for the last 20 years and what led the medical community to […]

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September 22, 2020 | Sydney Bullock

Microsoft to Acquire Bethesda Softworks’ Parent Company ZeniMax Media in $7.5 Million Deal

Microsoft announced Monday, Sept. 21, that they have entered an agreement to acquire ZeniMax Media, parent company to Rockville-based gaming publisher, Bethesda Softworks, for $7.5 million.  The deal will bring best-selling game franchises such as “The Elder Scrolls”, “Fallout”, “Doom” and more to the Xbox console and PC. Bethesda’s future games such as “Starfield”, the […]

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September 17, 2020 | Jordan Lindsay

Elrich Working to Relax Restrictions on Music Performances, Hours for Selling Alcohol

Montgomery County is currently still in Phase 2 of reopening but a few restrictions are being lifted. During his weekly virtual media briefing on Wednesday, County Executive Marc Elrich announced that outdoor performances are allowed under certain conditions, including a 50 person gathering restriction. Local leaders say there are plans to allow performances to operate across […]

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September 8, 2020 | Staff Writer

MCM Wins Three NATOA Awards

Montgomery Community Media won three NATOA Awards announced Sept. 3 via a virtual viewing party. The NATOA Government Programming Awards is a prestigious recognition that attracts the best entries from across the country. MCM took home awards in the following categories: Award of Excellence (1st place) for Use of Social Media Platforms: MCM Social Media […]

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