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February 14, 2019 | Bryan Gallion

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. She lived in Bethesda for a year before starting medical school at Rutgers University this past fall. She remembers starting […]

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February 13, 2019 | Michelle Queen

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 details. Here are some additional suggestions for entertainment around the county this weekend.   Friday, Feb. 15 Latin Passion:  Grammy-nominated singer Luisito Rosario and […]

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February 11, 2019 | Deirdre Byrne

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 Elementary School in Silver Spring. Last year, Chappelle campaigned for Maryland gubernatorial candidate Ben Jealous in Montgomery County. Chappelle’s […]

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February 7, 2019 | Jordan Lindsay

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 part of their World Ensemble which consists of approximately 45 community and student members of diverse ethnic and musical backgrounds […]

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February 7, 2019 | Jasmine Boyd

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 studies teacher Kenneth Smith. In this new course, Smith hopes to teach students about […]

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February 7, 2019 | Bryan Gallion

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, culminating in the Lantern Festival. Events are being held throughout Montgomery County to start […]

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February 6, 2019 | Michelle Queen

We Love Weekends: Montgomery County Planner for Feb. 8-Feb. 10

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 details. Here are some additional suggestions for arts and entertainment around the county this weekend.   Friday, Feb. 8 Christian Sands:  Five-time Grammy nominee, […]

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January 31, 2019 | Bryan Gallion

photo of Gaithersburg Community Museum

Celebrating Black History Month in the County: An Event Guide

Intended to recognize blacks’ prominent role in U.S. history, Black History Month has been nationally observed every February for over 40 years. Several Montgomery County organizations have events planned to celebrate and to educate residents. Here are some of the many Black History events that will take place throughout the county this month:  “Family Day […]

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January 31, 2019 | Staff Writer

Classical Pianist Brian Ganz Continues Chopin Journey at Strathmore

Renowned pianist Brian Ganz continues his unprecedented journey through the complete works of Frederic Chopin with “Brian Ganz Plays Chopin: Recollections of Home” at the Music Centre at Strathmore in North Bethesda Saturday night. Ganz will be joined by internationally acclaimed Polish-born mezzo-soprano Magdalena Wor in ten of Chopin’s rarely heard songs. This concert marks […]

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January 31, 2019 | Joe Yasharoff

‘Otherworldly’ Glenstone in Potomac Offers Unique Museum-Going Experience

The D.C. area is home to many great museums but one in particular has grabbed the headlines of late. Glenstone in Potomac re-opened last October to much fanfare and acclaim. It has quickly become a must-see attraction for curious locals and tourists alike. The museum is the vision of husband-and-wife team Mitch and Emily Rales, […]

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